AD: Talk about the O-line as a whole. How do you think you guys have gelled so far?
MM: We gel well. But not only as a starting unit, but the whole offensive line gels, even the backups. I think that's a big part of how we responded well to two of our offensive linemen going down. We play interchangeably all offseason. We put guys in different places so they were able to come in and step in right away.
AD: You took a big step forward in 2008, allowing just three sacks after yielding 9.5 the season prior. How are you continuing to improve at this point in your career?
MM: I definitely wanted to pay more attention to my pass blocking and run blocking. I feel we've picked it up a little bit, but obviously we are going to have to pick it up more.
AD: How was your offseason this year compared to last year?
FB Jacob Hester
AD: How do you think you've improved on the field in the last year?
JH: Last year, I came in playing tailback and we had a fullback go down, so I had to go in there. I feel like I played well. But this offseason, I got the chance to really hone down on fullback. And I think that's really helped me, as well as going in as tailback because I played that, so I think that's kind of an advantage to me. It's been good so far.
AD: You kicked off the season in style with a big-time interception in the season-opener. Tell me about that play.
QJ: I just go out and do what I do. The first game and Monday Night Football, you always want to go and put it out there that you are a great cornerback. I feel that I've been a great cornerback for the last three or four years and haven't been getting any recognition, so this was a great stage to go out and get a little recognition.
AD: The secondary is a strong point on the Chargers' roster. Tell me about how and why the group works.
QJ: I think it's because we've been together for a while now, so I think our chemistry helps us.
AD: Was there anything that you persoanlly focused on during the offseason?
QJ: Just catching the ball. I dropped a lot in the preseason and some at practice. I need to just focus on catching the ball.
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