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    Player Quotes
    Saturday, October 16, 2004


    WR Isaac Bruce

    (On Tampa Bay winning the last few Monday night games with the Rams)
    “It’s been good games. They’ve done some good things, we’ve done some good things. It’s a new season, new year.”

    (On Shaun McDonald)
    “The only thing with him and Kevin (Curtis) is the opportunity to get opportunities and confidence, that’s the only thing. We always knew they could play, and they could run fast. Now it’s just the confidence building that’s growing in them. It’s showing on the field on Sundays.”

    (On the young receivers helping him and Torry Holt out)
    “It means a lot. It means a lot for this team, not just me and Torry. It gives another dimension in special teams, with McDonald running back punts, and that type stuff.”

    (On Tampa Bay’s defense)
    “They pretty much fly around like they use to. They have a couple of new coverages that they are tinkering with, as far as their defensive backfield is concerned. They’ve been a big cover two team for years, but we may see a little different.”

    (On his good start)
    “There’s nothing I can say about it. As a whole we’re playing well.”

    LB Trev Faulk

    (On his hamstring injury)
    “It’s the right one that I injured this time. It happened in the second quarter, so I was in there playing with it. I’ll be ready to go on Monday, so we just have to take it day-to-day and see how it goes.”

    (On looking forward to Monday night)
    “Definitely. It’s another big game for us, in front of national television audience. We’ll hopefully be able to get back out there, and have some more success.”

    (On developing chemistry on the kickoff coverage team)
    “Yeah, that’s the thing about it. We have three, four, and five, pretty much all the guys are getting down there and really making things happen, so it’s making things helpful. It makes it tough on the opponent to really single out one guy for who they want to double team or avoid. Jeff (Wilkins) is doing a good job placing the kicks where he is placing them. We’re just getting down there and trying to cover them, and enjoying what we’re doing.”

    (On getting double teamed)
    “It’s fine. When that happens it just takes one guy away from someone else on the coverage unit. Just as long as we get down there and pin them down there pretty far, and give our defense some pretty good field position to work with. That’s pretty much all we’re trying to do, it doesn’t really matter who makes the plays.”

    T Grant Williams

    (On what he takes away from last Sundays game)
    “I think the obvious thing you take away from it is you just can really never stop. That was considerably late, with a big deficit, and it turned out in our favor. At the same time, you don’t want to wait that long before you want to make those things happen. So you want to be a little more consistent early, and get out of the game early. First drive I would say is the most important drive of the game. But if it happens like it did last week, and it ends like that, that’s great too.”

    WR Shaun McDonald

    (On making the winning touchdown catch)
    “That’s the feeling I like. It’s something you dream about as a kid, doing something to end the game like that in a victory. Especially in a big game like that, a division game, and just to come back like that. It was a great victory for the team.”

    (On the Monday night game)
    “Yeah definitely. We have to put the two wins on the West behind us. We’re looking forward to the Bucs and the Monday night game.”

    (On Tampa Bay’s defense)
    “They have some good guys over there. It’s going to be another fight. Every week is going to be a fight, this is the NFL. Any team is going to be able to beat you, so we have to just get ready for them this week.”

    (On if he thinks people will be watching out for him more)
    “I think you have to get that, so you can earn more playing time. That’s what I’m trying to do. You have to be able to go out there and make plays, so you can contribute.”

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    Keeping the Rams Nation Talking

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  • RamDez
    Locker Room Quotes
    by RamDez
    Locker Room Quotes
    Friday, October 22, 2004

    QB Marc Bulger

    (On playing with WRs Torry Holt and Isaac Bruce)
    “You look around the league and some teams have no one to throw to, I’m blessed because I have two Pro-Bowl guys, plus I have all these young guys coming up, plus I have Marshall (Faulk) in the back field. I’m really fortunate to not only have those guys, but everyone else. (Holt) and Bruce are right there, they are 1a and 1b in my book. I think every quarterback is going to pick their own guys, but I think some guys would like to take (the receivers) from me.”

    (On the Dolphins)
    “Not too many guys in the league buy into records. You play Tampa Bay, and they have lost all of those close games, and our (game) was a close one. Miami has played all close games. Their defense keeps them in a lot of games, so it’ll be our job to score some points.”

    (On the Dolphins defense)
    “I think they are first against the pass and third overall. That group has been together a while, a lot like last week (against Tampa). Those corners are real confident. They’re up front, they have good linebackers, and they are solid all the way around on defense. You enjoy the challenge. It’s nice that we have been able to move the ball against (Tampa and Seattle) helps. San Francisco, someone like that, even though their records aren’t good, they still have good defenses. (Their secondary) has a lot of different looks that look the same. They do it well because they’ve done it for so long. They also get that rush up front, similar to Tampa a couple of years ago, and they bank on the fact that they are going to get to you. They’ve done a good job of making quarterbacks move around a little bit and throw, and those corners stay all over the receivers like a blanket.”

    (On the Rams success in the fourth quarter)
    “There are some adjustments that you make in the second half. I think it just says something about the guys, not me in particular, but guys getting open, guys blocking when we have to make plays. Our character has shown and guys have stepped up and made plays. Everyone seems to dig a little deeper and play extra hard for whatever reason.”

    (On similarities to last season)
    “You would like to start out quick, but that’s not always the way it works out. Sometimes you can get a spark, and maybe Seattle sparked us this year. But we are not looking down the road, by any means. It’s going to be nice to get some guys back after the bye week. I think we know what’s at stake. We want to get to 5-2 and keep our lead in the division.

    K Jeff Chandler

    (On his strengths as a kicker)
    “I like to think that my leg is pretty strong, but I have yet to prove that really. So it would be nice for me to go out there and prove that. I think I’m pretty accurate too. I think I’ve proved that in college and in my short time in the pros so far,...
    -10-23-2004, 01:52 AM
  • RamDez
    Bucs Locker Room Quotes
    by RamDez
    Bucs Locker Room Quotes

    A TBO.com wire report

    Published: Oct 15, 2004
    The Bucs discuss Monday night's game against St. Louis and other topics:


    WR TIM BROWN

    (On Brian Griese coming in for Chris Simms) ''He came in and played great. It was incredible to see him really be flawless. The only bad thing is now you almost expect that every week and realistically, I think it's impossible for him to go out and play as well as he played last week. But, certainly, he can go out and play just as good and just as good would be good enough to win this game. So, we're looking forward to him going out and playing good football.''

    (On the opportunities presented with St. Louis' defense being down) ''There are plenty of opportunities. You just have to keep it focused, do what we do and everything will work out. In this league it doesn't matter who the defense is. Denver came in here as the number one defense and we did everything but win the game. This team could come up and play very well defensively. You just have to go out and take care of opportunities and if you do that everything will work out.''

    (On the dynamics that Griese brings to the team) ''The guy is cool as a cucumber. All day Sunday he just kept on saying, 'I just want to go out and have fun, man,' and never knowing that he would have the opportunity to go out and once he got the opportunity his demeanor never changed. He has the same swagger about himself. He did what he could do and was confident about going out and getting it done.''

    (On whether Griese's style opens up the game more) ''He is a guy that is used to throwing the ball down the field but I think that the most important thing that you get with him is experience. The guy started a whole bunch of games in this league, has played well, has been a Pro-Bowl player in this league and that's what you get with him. It's not a matter of changing the game plan when he's in there, it's just a matter of knowing that whatever you call he's going to be very comfortable in executing.''

    T DERRICK DEESE

    (On whether there is anything more exciting than Monday night football) ''No, not at all. Everybody gets to watch, so you have to bring your 'A' game.''

    (On what Brian Griese was like in the huddle) ''He's loose. He's laid back. When he came in, it was like he had started the whole game. He had confidence, good poise and everything else. He was confident the whole way through.''

    (On Griese playing so well off the bench) ''I think we have three great quarterbacks to be honest with you. At any given point, I think any of them could come in and fill in. He came in and did a great job. Now he is coming in and he is going to be a starter this week. We're ready to go out and play.''

    (On how important it is for the team to establish the run) ''It's important always to establish...
    -10-16-2004, 02:06 AM
  • DJRamFan
    [Bucs] Bucs Locker Room Quotes
    by DJRamFan
    A TBO.com wire report
    Published: Oct 13, 2004






    The Bucs discuss Monday night's game against St. Louis and other topics:
    WR TIM BROWN

    (On Brian Griese coming in for Chris Simms) ''He came in and played great. It was incredible to see him really be flawless. The only bad thing is now you almost expect that every week and realistically, I think it's impossible for him to go out and play as well as he played last week. But, certainly, he can go out and play just as good and just as good would be good enough to win this game. So, we're looking forward to him going out and playing good football.''

    (On the opportunities presented with St. Louis' defense being down) ''There are plenty of opportunities. You just have to keep it focused, do what we do and everything will work out. In this league it doesn't matter who the defense is. Denver came in here as the number one defense and we did everything but win the game. This team could come up and play very well defensively. You just have to go out and take care of opportunities and if you do that everything will work out.''

    (On the dynamics that Griese brings to the team) ''The guy is cool as a cucumber. All day Sunday he just kept on saying, 'I just want to go out and have fun, man,' and never knowing that he would have the opportunity to go out and once he got the opportunity his demeanor never changed. He has the same swagger about himself. He did what he could do and was confident about going out and getting it done.''

    (On whether Griese's style opens up the game more) ''He is a guy that is used to throwing the ball down the field but I think that the most important thing that you get with him is experience. The guy started a whole bunch of games in this league, has played well, has been a Pro-Bowl player in this league and that's what you get with him. It's not a matter of changing the game plan when he's in there, it's just a matter of knowing that whatever you call he's going to be very comfortable in executing.''

    T DERRICK DEESE

    (On whether there is anything more exciting than Monday night football) ''No, not at all. Everybody gets to watch, so you have to bring your 'A' game.''

    (On what Brian Griese was like in the huddle) ''He's loose. He's laid back. When he came in, it was like he had started the whole game. He had confidence, good poise and everything else. He was confident the whole way through.''

    (On Griese playing so well off the bench) ''I think we have three great quarterbacks to be honest with you. At any given point, I think any of them could come in and fill in. He came in and did a great job. Now he is coming in and he is going to be a starter this week. We're ready to go out and play.''

    (On how important it is for the team to establish the run) ''It's important always to...
    -10-14-2004, 04:24 PM
  • RamWraith
    Locker Room Quotes
    by RamWraith
    Wednesday, January 5, 2005

    S Adam Archuleta

    (On how it feels to be in the playoffs)
    "This is three times in four years for me. It's definitely a better feeling than going home and being in Arizona right now. Which definitely could have happened. It feels good, especially after everything that we have been through, to get a chance to go on."

    (On his back)
    "It is what it is. It's a situation where I have had to pretty much battle it out, and grind it out throughout the end of the year. Really the only thing that is going to help is rest and rehabilitation. It's been manageable, I've been able to play and get through it, and it's starting to feel better. But Just like any injury, there's setbacks. It's just football, it's NFL football. I think it is evident that I haven't been as physical (this year). I'm not a guy who is going to sit here and make excuses, and say, 'the back has done this, and it's affected me this way,' because I still have a responsibility to my teammates and this organization to go out there and do my job. I know that I haven't forgot how to play football, to be physical, and how to run around and fly around. It just doesn't happen overnight. I have to say that due to not being able to workout throughout the season, my body going a little bit downhill, and not having that explosion and that pop, I have to say that it has been a factor."

    (On how he hurt his back originally)
    "It was in training camp. I had a back twinge. It was kind of my fault, I tend to overlook little injuries. Throughout my career they've always kind of gone away and taken care of themselves. So I really didn't say anything about it. This time it just kept getting worst. After the Arizona game I went to (Rams' Athletic Trainer) Jim (Anderson) and said, 'Jim, my back is really tightened up, it's really starting to bother me.' Then we took the MRI and saw that there were some disc issues, and it just kind of snowballed from there. So it's a little bit of my fault for not taking care of it when it first started acting up, and just kind of let it get out of control."

    (On how frustrating his injury is)
    "Like I said, it's frustrating because I have an obligation to my teammates. That's what they expect out of me, and that's what I was brought here to do. When I don't bring that style of play, when I don't bring that intimidating physical presence to the defense, to me I feel like I let everybody down. It's hard to look at the guys in their eyes when I had an opportunity to make a play and I didn't make a play. It's hard as a football player, and it's been difficult."

    (On if will be back to 100% next year)
    "I'm fine. Trust me, this won't happen again. I've learned a lot about how to take care of my body through this experience. I just can't ignore things, and put them...
    -01-06-2005, 05:27 AM
  • RamWraith
    Linehan and others comments
    by RamWraith
    Rams Head Coach Scott Linehan

    September 17, 2008



    (Opening Remarks)

    The out players are (WR) (Drew) Bennett and (WR) (Keenan) Burton. Burton did have the scope yesterday afternoon, everything went great, wasn’t anything more than what we thought. He’ll be out for the bye right now for him, we’ll see where he is at that point. (G) (Jacob) Bell and (DE) (Leonard) Little were limited in practice as far as their participation, but we’ll know probably by Friday, I would think, it might be a gameday decision, but probably by Friday.”



    (On if there’s any lineup changes)

    “Not anything yet. Even if we did we wouldn’t announce it.”



    (On if there are going to more changes on the offensive side of the ball)

    “Kicker. We’re not going to play (K) Josh Brown, he’s just too nervous going back to Seattle.”



    (On why he doesn’t want to announce any of lineup changes)

    “I don’t see an upside about having any personnel changes in what we do the week before. I don’t think there’s any upside to it as far as, given the information, it has nothing to do with giving it to you guys it has more for what we’re doing for the gameplan.”



    (On the snowball effect of losing consecutive games and what’s different this week)

    “Because we’ve only played two games. Really, every year is a different schedule and timing of things, all that stuff, and we didn’t play particularly well in our first two games, but we played two tough opponents that were probably preseason, Super Bowl, got a lot of accolades as to what they were going to do. We would like to be sitting here in a better situation after two games, but also knowing who we played, and it’s not like it's getting any easier, but I just feel, this is our first division game. Really all the goals we’ve set for our team are right in front of us at this point in the season. Every season, in my lifetime and it might be different for other people, but in my lifetime, has just had a unique feel or flavor to it and this will be no different in my opinion. The guys have been really, really responsive to rebounding and so we’ll see, but I just have a good feeling about it.”



    (On the atmosphere and attitude on the first day of the work week)

    “That’s great; actually it was really good. I didn’t expect any different, but you still have to see. Everybody in the building has to be consistent in that way and I think it’s been outstanding. Again, it’s early and we’d like to go back and have a couple do-overs, but that’s not the way life is and that’s definitely not the way football is so if we can keep our head and wits about us, we can really, really get something going at this point because it’s still early in the season and we’re in a good spot. We haven’t played in...
    -09-18-2008, 04:21 AM
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