Q)What are your thoughts on last week's offensive performance?
Kendall: We were better offensively last week. There aren't any two ways about that. I'm not going to stand here and say that was the worst we played as an offense; we showed some signs of improvement. We didn't turn the ball over; I think we had five drives that ended with points and a sixth one that is still a bit of a head scratcher that maybe should've ended with points. That's not how we've operated this year and that's a positive thing.
Q)What differences have you seen in Brooks Bollinger since the Baltimore game?
Kendall: Well he was standing a lot more. We were able to keep him up a little bit better; we were able to run the ball a little bit better. The difference from Baltimore and that game in particular, is that when you compare the two games, Brooks wasn't just asked to manage the game. [Against New Orleans] he took some chances down the field. He threw some really nice passes down the field. It was a night and day difference.
Q)How much it would mean to get Curtis Martin 1,000 yards rushing?
Kendall: The rushing title was worth luggage (for the offensive linemen). For him to be the only guy to do that, or to have been able to be a part of him being the oldest guy to win a rushing title one year and the next year becomes the first player to rush for 1,000 yards in 11-straight years, would be something that I would look back at with some pride.
Q)How hard has it been for you guys to run the ball with the offensive line problems?
Kendall: It's certainly been harder this year. Ordinarily, 1,000 yards is not a big deal. It just means that you've been healthy enough to carry the ball. You really only have to average about 65 or 68-yards per game, but given the adversity that we've had to go through and the fact that [Curtis Martin] has done it 10 times prior, it would make this mark special if we could get this for him.
Q)How bad do you guys need a win?
Kendall: We need a win. Our confidence level, it's probably not at an all-time high but I think the guys have taken the right approach in being realistic. We have made some strides however small they may be to the outside. We have a chance to play better if we can stay healthy and keep the same group in.