On if Myles Jack's performance inspires the other running backs:
Oh, I think so. I think so. A guy like Paul Perkins, he's a freshman. I think a
good physical running back back ignites our football team. You saw evidence of
it last week.
On the criticism of the offense during their two-game losing streak:
I haven't checked my texts yet. She probably wants to know why I ran the ball so
much the last two drives.
On defensive players scoring six straight touchdowns over two games:
I have to recruit better offensive players, right? Because of that package, the
defensive kids, they all came in and still made some plays for us tonight. Our
On how fun that package is to put in:
Oh it's a blast. You know what's fun, it's fun because those defensive players
get fired up. And now they all want to catch a ball. We have such good kids and
everyone on both sides, everybody is like, wherever we need to help, we'll help
this football team and it's the closest team I've ever coached, and there is not
a lot of individuals out there, which is what makes this a beautiful game.
On the fourth touchdown going to Myles Jack when everyone knew it was:
Well it says a lot about him and it also says a lot about those young offensive
lineman. Those three freshman, they came out every week and are getting better
every week and they're doing well. I don't even think of them as freshman any
On their improvement:
It's that whole thing, we talked about in camp, you always want your
offensive line to play like a nickel instead of five pennies. We've got a couple
of injuries and guys moving around and now you've got X at tackle and guard, and
there is a new guy here. So it took them a while to learn how to play next to
each other. And I think every week they're playing a little bit better.
On how close the line is to the beginning of the season:
You need to ask Brett that question, because he's the one standing back there, I
just call the plays. He's the one I think, I think you guys have seen the past
couple weeks, he's got a lot more trust in his line. I really think he's feeling
good about those guys.
On Mora being willing to use defensive guys on offense:
The guy is a stud. Your team always takes on the personality of your head coach
and just what I said about our team, our team is unselfish, whatever they can do
to win as a team, not as a defense, or as an offense, or special teams or this
guy. The reason we're like that is because of Jim Mora, because that is how he
On when a coach was willing to let him use defensive players:
We did last year, with Datone and Cassius. They both caught passes and Keenan
has always been a part of our short yardage passing stuff. This year we have
some really talented freshman kid. I think you saw Eddie Vanderdoes jump in
there and we had Kenny Clark. I'm trying to work my way where I can work those
guys up into the guard position next.
On if its new:
Nah, every place I've been, it's been there, because what you get is we don't
have in this style of offense, big, physical tight end guys. So we have to go
steal the guys like that, that are big physical guys, from the defense.
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