Q)What did you think of the ovation you got when you took the field?
Pennington: I love Jet fans. They are passionate, loyal. They really appreciate when players play with heart and physical toughness and really give it all they have. Ever since I have been here that has always been my goal, no matter what the situation, to give it all I have. It was nice. I really enjoyed it and I appreciated it.
Q)Why did you keep the ball after the Chris Baker touchdown?
Pennington: Chris gave me the ball because he wanted to keep it. He had to go on field goal. That was not a special moment for me, I was just doing what I was told.
Q)Were you too fired up on the first drive?
Pennington: On that first series I had to calm myself down. I felt like I was going through my reads too quick. I went over to the sidelines and re-grouped. I had to just stick with my reads, be patient and not move through the game too fast. Things worked out.
Q)What did you say to Wayne Chrebet at halftime?
Pennington: He means a lot to this organization, and a lot to me. He caught my first touchdown pass as a rookie out in Oakland. This guy is the epitome of how you want to play this game – with energy, passion and heart. This guy would go across the middle and just get banged around like a pinball machine and still come up with the ball. On third down, you knew the ball was going to #80, the opponent knew the ball was going to #80, and he would still come up with it.