"I realize that I said that a lot, but it's because I believe in it. I said it right after the New England game [the playoff loss at the end of the 2006 season] that this is a nice year for us, but we don't start at 10-6 [in 2007].
"The natural tendency is to feel like everything is in place and now you take the next step.
"I've got to do a much better job. Part of that is continuing to develop relationships with the players and incorporating more of their insight into the process. We have a lot of really smart veteran players and it's important to have that good dialogue. Everyone working toward that same goal."