5 Questions with Chad Pennington

 Q: What do you take from this preseason? What's your overall feeling for you and the team?

Pennington: Anytime you can go 4-0 in the preseason, especially when you play a lot of players like you do in preseason, it's a great confidence builder for us. Coach Edwards always says anytime you keep score, you want to win. You want to form good habits and great habits to have is winning. That's what we were able to do this preseason. It's a great building block for us to move right into Buffalo and keep it going.

 Q: Can you look back to the mini-camp when you were still struggling a little bit and trying to find your rhythm to where you are now and how much you've progressed?

 Pennington: Absolutely. It's not even comparable where I stand now as a quarterback compared to mini camp in April. Can't even compare it. But to me I've got a long way to go, but it looks bright and I'm excited about that. I feel like I can get so much better and so much more consistent, and be able to step in there at any time and never have a down moment.

 Q: With Vinny solidified as the starter right now, what can you do from this point on to keep getting better?

 Pennington: My role definitely changes now, but I'm going to serve my role to the best of my ability. I feel like I have an important role on this team, Helping Vinny prepare each week, being the guy on the sideline for communication purposes and also helping the defenses prepare against an opponent. But it is going to be a challenge for me to stay mentally focused and mentally in tune and physically in tune with this offense, because physical repetitions is the real thing that you need, and you're not going to get that. I have to do the best job I can on the scout team and physically to keep my footwork down and things like that, and in the weight room and conditioning.

 Q: Last week you were nine-for-nine and it looked easier. Tonight [vs. Eagles] was bumpier. What do you take from a bumpy game? Can you learn more from a game like this maybe?

 Pennington: Absolutely. Truly this was the best thing that's happened to me all preseason. The first three games smooth. No bumps in the road, no adversity, and no challenged as far as me personally trying to overcome [anything], and tonight definitely was. It was all about inconsistency, and like I said before, that's my challenge. That's the challenge of every quarterback in the NFL, to be consistent on a weekly basis. So I'm going to go back and look at this film and be very critical of myself and see where I can get better.

 Q: This is the first time in many years you've had the same offensive coordinator two years in a row. How has that made a difference?

 Pennington: It's the first time in a while I've felt comfortable knowing that what I did last year I can build upon and move into the second level of an offense. In college I was able to do that a little bit cause we tried to maintain the same offense even though we had different coordinators. But in my three years in the NFL so far, this is the first time I've been able to concentrate on the things that we've learned last year and build upon them, and that's key for your success.

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