Q: What does it mean for you to be back playing in Detroit?
A: It means a lot to me. I don't know how many more years I have, but
this might be the last time I play in Detroit. I'm really excited about
it. My family gets to be there; my friends. It's my home. There will be
a big crowd there; I'm really excited.
Q: How would you evaluate your play?
A: There are things that I've done well, things I need to keep
improving on. Sunday was one of my better games this year and in a
couple years. I still look at it and say there are a handful of things
I have to improve on.
Q: Where are you better?
A: I've really improved my pass protection, which was the knock on me.
So that was one of the things I wanted to go out and prove that they're
not going to take me out because of my pass protection. I knew it
wasn't going to have anything to do with my run blocking. I just
concentrated more on my technique and demand more of myself and know
that if you make a mistake, it could be the last one you make and you
Q: How has the line played as a whole?
A: I think right now we've got great chemistry up front. Guys are
making comfortable calls. Randy is understanding what we're doing when
Casey makes a call. I understand when Randy makes a call. There's a
good flow, a good chemistry right now.
Q: Is it hard for some people to understand how important the chemistry
A: It's really a matter of inches. In a 3-4 defense, I have a guy head
up on me. We ran a lot of outside zones [against Cleveland]. The best
thing I can do is take half the body and leave half for Randy. If I
take too much, Randy can't get a good push. If I don't take enough,
then I leave too much for Randy and I can't get a good push. But if I
take the right amount, it allows us to get a good push on him and get
to the backer. We both decide by feel who is gonna come off on the
backer. And that comes from having done it [together for so long].
Q&A With: Jon Jansen
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