Packers quotebook

Here are some post-game comments from Green Bay Packers quarterback Brett Favre and linebacker A.J. Hawk from the Qualcomm Stadium locker room. The San Diego Chargers beat the Packers 17-3 Saturday night in the exhibition opener for both teams.

Brett Favre

On his overall assesment of the offense:
"We've got a long way to go. We weren't very good. We didn't turn the ball over. We have to protect better. We have to rush the football better. I don't know how many rushing yards we had, but it wasn't enough."

On his long pass to Robert Ferguson:
"That was a great play on his part. It was a hitch-and-go. He made a great catch."

On whether he expected to play as much as he did:
"Considering the way we were playing, yes."

A.J. Hawk

On his expectations:
"It was pretty much what I expected, I guess. Our coaches did a good job of putting us in situations to get us ready for game-type stuff. We've been doing some live things and with the family night scrimmage, this was just another step up from that. Our coaches did a good job of getting us in position and getting us ready. So it was about what I expected. Obviously we would have liked to come away with a win but we always have next week."

On Philip Rivers:
"He played well and you have to give him credit. He hit the open man when he found him and it makes it tough when a quarterback is playing like that. We'll get those things figured out, it's just a matter of time. We have three more preseason games before the opener and we are going to make sure we get better every day."

How you handle expectations:
"I don't feel any extra added pressure just because there are high expectations set on myself. I want it to be that way. I want people to expect me to do well and I want people to expect me to make plays. And if they think I do or I don't, that is up to them. But I will come out here every dya and make sure I'm doing my job. The plays will come to me and that's what every player tells me. It's a process and this is just one step. If people have high expectations of me, I hope they do because I have high expectations of myself. So, no, I don't feel any added pressure."

Aaron Rodgers

On how he felt during the game:
"I felt comfortable, you know. I was confident in myself. I thought we had a couple breakdowns up front, but I felt like I was able to get out of the pocket and make some plays."

On dealing with the Chargers' pass rush:
"They put some pressure on me, but I think the term running for your life, last year maybe I felt that, but this year I feel like the game has slowed down for me. I was able to move with a little more ease and patience in getting out of the pocket.

On the preseason meaning more to him:
"It's huge for me. It's my season. I know I'm only one play away, but it's my season. It's my opportunity to get better in a game-like situation. And although I'm was hoping for a little more playing time today, I'll get some more opportunities to move the ball and put some points on the board."

Donald Driver

On the team's depth at receiver:
"So far, so good. Guys are out there making plays and I think they showed that today. In the second half those guys got the opportunity to show that they can play on this level and most of them did well."

On Brett Favre's displeasure at the team's performance:
"We're all frustrated. We couldn't get anything going. We knew that their corners were descent corners but we knew that we could take care of business against them. We just didn't get an opportunity to get anything going."

Anything that can't be fixed by the opener?
"We still have three more weeks. We'll fix it before then. We have to. If not, it's going to be a rough season."

Offensive lineman Junius Coston:

On the rough outing:
"It's tough sometimes. You just have to take it for what it's worth, then look at the film and try to get better. If you let it get to your confidence you'rer going to be a worse player because of it."

On being willing to play tackle or guard:
"Wherever they want me to play I'll play. Just put me in a position and I'll do what I need to do."


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