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Steelers-49ers Quotes: We've still got a chance

<b>James Farrior</b><br> This was another game where you guys lost the turnover battle. <br><br> <b>Q: What does the defense have to do to force more turnovers?</b> <br><br> <b> JF: </b> "We just have to have everybody running to the ball. That's the only way you're going to get turnovers. Everybody has to be running to the ball and slapping at the ball."<br>

Q: Is it troubling that you pretty much shut them down other than a few plays?

JF: "Yeah. That was the difference in the whole game. They had a few big plays that they capitalized on and hurt us. Then we couldn't get the ball back at the end of the game."

Q: Even though you lost this game, you're still only two back in the division. Do you feel like you blew an opportunity?

JF: "We've still got a chance. I know this team and we're going to fight. It's all we can do right now."

Mike Logan
Q: What about the big plays?

ML: "You just can't give up what we did. And one of those was on me. I have to put that on my shoulders. I can't let that stay in my head or it will affect my play."

Q: Do you feel the desperation now?

ML: No doubt. It's a difficult situation that we're in. We created this. Every guy on this team has to look in the mirror and see what he can do to help us get out of this."

Antwaan Randle El
Q: What's your mindset now?

ARE: "Same mindset as before. We want to win out. Everybody is still in it and willing to get it done. We just have to stick with it."

Q: What's it going to take to get rolling again?

ARE: "We just keep on making little mistakes. We can't turn the ball over, offensively or on special teams. There's no doubt about that. I think that's the biggest thing. We really hurt ourselves. We have to stay away from giving up the big play and we've got to make some big plays on offense."

Q: What happened on the fumble?

ARE: "I didn't feel like he knocked it out or anything. I really can't explain what happened."

Hines Ward
Q: What happened with the injury?

HW: I got injured twice. First in the first quarter. I ran an in route and Tommy threw it a little behind me. The guy hit me pretty good and the called it a mild concussion. But me being me, I was staying out there. And then on the long ball, I tried to lay out for it and my head hit the ground first. I strained mu neck muscles. We went in for X-rays and everything looked good. The doctors were telling me to stay out, but if we're going to lose, I'm going to be a part of it too. Making plays, I didn't do that today. It was probably my worst game ever. That's going to happen over the course of a season. I'm going to get over this and come back strong."

Q: Was this maybe the worst game collectively for the receivers?

HW: "Yeah. It's the trickle effect. I think with me being the leader of the wideouts, if I'm not making plays, then it's tough. If I'm making plays, I think everybody starts making them. We had our opportunities and we just didn't seize the moment. We've got a short week this week. A lot of guys are banged up. We've got to do whatever it is we have to do to get ready for Cleveland."

Brent Alexander
Q: Did you get caught on the blitz on the Barlow run?

BA: "Yeah. It was a case where I wasn't sure whether the quarterback still had the ball or the running back had it and he got inside of me. I got caught in between. He just shot by and it was over."

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