Post-game Q-and-A with Laveranues Coles

Q)Coach Mangini says a problem is a lack of execution . . .

Coles: I guess that's what it is. That's what (coach Mangini) said, and that's what it is. I like to evaluate myself and try to look at things in a positive way to correct myself as a player. One of the main things is trying to make sure you're doing exactly what you're supposed to do at any given time during the game and trying to execute.

Q)Does the entire team need to look at themselves in the mirror?

Coles: That's one thing we should do. We just need to pull together and look at ourselves with a tough and meaningful eye. Hopefully, we can get this worked out.

Q)Why weren't you guys able to move the ball after the first drive?

Coles: We have to give them credit. They had a great game plan. They came out and executed well. Defensively, they played pretty well from top to bottom.

Q)Who should be blamed for this bad season?

Coles: At this point, it's something the guys upstairs in the front office will take a hard look at and try to figure something out. When you're in a situation like this, there's a lot of blame to be placed, but you can blame it on just about every guy on this team because we're all a part of it.

At this point, we just need to dig down and ask ourselves, ‘What can you do to try to make this team better?' It's not that the guys aren't putting the work in. I see with my own eyes how hard guys work, how guys prepare and the time and effort they put in to get ready to play a ball game. For some reason, it's just not translating. I can't put a finger on it. It's just something our coaches and staff will have to help us figure out. That way we can transfer it during games.

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