"I just want to open it up by saying that's a heck of a football team we played. They literally owned that first half. They did a good job of running it on us, and certainly gave us some problems in terms of putting pressure on us from an offensive standpoint. Overall, they just did a tremendous job. Our guys showed a lot of heart and came back in the second half and we owned the second half and played extremely well. It was kind of a tale of two halves."
On what he told his team at halftime:
"Our halftime adjustments we make are fairly basic. They're low key, there's not a whole lot of screaming or yelling or anything of that nature. We just talk it out, and the guys know what they have to do, and we came back and did a nice job in the second half."
On the confidence of coming back, and having done it many times:
"Too many times. But, I think our guys have grown accustomed with traveling with what we call our little ‘packet' of poise, confidence, pride and passion, because you have to take that on the road to win in this league. They do a good job of displaying a lot of poise when things are tough, showing some confidence and playing with a lot of passion and pride. I do indeed think that happens. But it's the largest margin of victory we've had in a couple of weeks, so I do think I should smile a little bit, right?"
On winning battles at the line of scrimmage:
"Well, we mixed it up a little bit. (Defensive coordinator) Larry (Coyer) did a good job and the defensive guys up front did a good job of getting them headed in the right direction moreso than anything else. It wasn't anything magical, we always use some stunts and those sorts of things, but in the second half we really took care of the line of scrimmage. That was one area where they were running the ball, which opened their bootlegs and things of that nature. Once we restricted that, it made things a little more manageable.
On using the no-huddle offense heavily in the second half:
"We use some all the time, it's just kind of the way we are. We huddle periodically if there's a reason to, but it wasn't anything outside of the norm."
On how Texans RB Steve Slaton threatened the Colts defense:
"He sure did. He was actually out there in the open coming out of the backfield, caught some in the seams on us and converted a few first downs that way. He still did a nice job at the end of the game, keeping the ball in the two-minute situation. We never really managed that part of the game as well as we'd like to, but we did it enough to get them stopped on third down."
On the possibility of the Colts clinching the division title with a Jaguars loss today:
"Well, I'll talk about it when it happens, because right now we still need someone else's help to get it done. We'd rather take care of it ourselves in some point in time, which I'm certain we're going to maybe have to, and that's what we're counting on. So until that happens, I'll probably refrain from talking about it."
On why the Texans have so much difficulty beating the Colts:
"No, they're a good football team, they're a well-coached football team. All we see is that they're getting better and better every year, and they're difficult to handle."
On the close games between the two teams over the past few years:
"Our battles are always kind of a one-score game for the most part, particularly when we come here. The last time we came here, they got out to a pretty substantial lead as well. They're good, and a pretty capable team, and they know and understand how to play us as well."
On the idea of resting the Colts starters in anticipation of the playoffs:
"I think those were probably during the time when (former Colts head coach) Tony (Dungy) thought things were in place and clinched, and we haven't gotten there yet. When we do, we'll discuss our strategy."
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