Q)What are your thoughts on Brooks breaking the franchise record for rushing yards by a quarterback in a game?
Heimerdinger: When Jeremy (Bates) told me that we set a franchise record I said, "What?" I said, "What did we have, like 40?" He said, "No, it was 56." I said, "Oh my God."
Q)What are your thoughts on all the scrambling Brooks does?
Heimerdinger: Anytime a quarterback can make plays with his feet, [it's good]. He picked up two third downs and got us in the red-zone and made somebody miss. Anytime you see different coverages, people play you a little different and you stand back there and you're a deer, then people are going to come tee-off on you. People got to stay in their lanes when they're rushing, but there are a lot of things you can do when you have that mobility.
Q)How hard is the decision making process for a young quarterback?
Heimerdinger: The hardest thing, for me, for a third-team QB, is to learn how to make the clock go off in his head. They're used to 7-7 and never getting hit in practice, they never get a game situation. The thing that I always worry about when it's the third guy taking over is him knowing that I can get hit, I can't stand back there forever, and there is a rush coming now that can hit me. He's learned that week by week and he's done a better job with it.
Heimderdinger: I think you have to work them both. They're both going to have a chance to run because that's why we got them. What I wasn't sure of with Ced (Cedric Houston) was can you hand it to him 20 times in a game because we've never seen him do that but we know we can do that now. B.J. Askew would be a good guy to spell him; you're going to see them both. I thought Ced did well, and I don't think it has to be 50/50. We know B.J. Askew spell him now, it's something he does.