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August 31, 2008 7:48 PM

More post-game quotes

Posted by Bob Condotta

A few more post-game quotes from players and coaches:

DEFENSIVE COORDINATOR ED DONATELL

On the second half: "We kind of had the thing under control, we felt (at halftime), then tney made a couple of big plays. We had a miscommunication on a ball down the sideline where we vacated a zone and then (gave up) a couple of other (big plays).''

What happened on the Jaison Williams play? "We just lost the guy. We just lost him in the transition, coming in and out, and didn't see him.''

On the 3-3-5 alignment: "It worked at times during the game. We stopped them early. We played both fronts in that and got hit on the screen play on third down and that didn't have anything to do with that front. I told the players 'that's on me.' I put them in that one. They had a good call against my call. And then our guys battled back on that one.''

Overall thoughts: "I'm not going to make excuses, going to count who had starts and who didn't. We intended to come down here and win the football game and we didn't do it. No excuses. We had our practices. We knew what our hand was.''

OFFENSIVE COORDINATOR TIM LAPPANO

On inability to run: "They brought the gas and said you'll have to win with your young guys outside and you're not going to run the football. We were never able to run the football in any way, shape or form.''

On Chris Polk: "There wasn't a lot of room, it didn't look like. But until I see the film I don't really know. It looked pretty stuffed up in there. It didn't look like there was anywhere to go.''

On attempts to throw deep: "They pressured us and made us get the ball out fast and we didn't have time to get the ball down the field.''

On why Polk didn't get the ball more in different roles: "We didn't feel like this was the game to do that. We moved him around a little bit in practice but we didn't know if you want to do that in this stadium, his first game. Don't know if he's ready to do all of that just yet

Was Jake Locker healthy?: "I think he was. He ran pretty well and got out on the edge. They had their ends wide and tried to contain him pretty good. He still got outside a couple of times and looked like he was able to run pretty well to me. I don't think it (the hamstring) bothered him at all.''

Did you miss Michael Gottlieb?: "I think we missed him in the run game. As far as throwing the ball, I think Kavario (Middleton) did a nice job. But we missed (Gottlieb) in the run game, I guarantee that.''

On passing game: "They left the middle of the field wide open. But (Locker) didn't have time to settle his feet. He had (Goodwin) open a couple of times for touchdowns and couldn't get it to him. It was frustrating.''

JAKE LOCKER

On the new WRs: "I thought we ran some good routes. They got open. I just wasn't able to get them the ball.'

On how he felt at halftime: "Not good. We felt like we left a lot of opportunities on the table, But we were at a place where it was still a game at that point and we didn't take advantage of it.''

LINEBACKER DONALD BUTLER

What happened? "There were just some plays that us as a defense we needed to make that we didn't make them and they captalized on them.''

Is this team better than last year? "Yes. No disrespect to the guys who left last year, but I definitely think we have a better team. Again, it goes back to those 3-4 plays that we need to make that we didn't make and they did.''

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