WR JON BALDWIN
Q: You got into the mix yesterday. That had to feel good?
BALDWIN: “We lost the game. It’s time to get back to the drawing board and just get ready for this next game.”
Q: Did making a couple plays boost your confidence?
BALDWIN: “I’m still going to keep preparing the same. They’ll keep calling my number and I’ll just keep making plays when the opportunities present themselves.”
Q: How do you think the offense is doing right now?
BALDWIN: “Like I said, we’ve got to get back to the drawing board and get ready for the next game. We watched the film, we made the corrections, now we have to go to practice and try to get better. That’s all we can do right now.”
Q: What’s the mood of the team?
BALDWIN: “You know, everybody’s still the same way. We know that we have to get better, we know there are a lot of improvements to be made. So we’re going to fix those corrections and go onto the field and try to get ready for this Saints game.”
Q: Is there any talk amongst the guys of how important this game is, you can’t start 0-3?
BALDWIN: “Like I said, nobody wants to be 0-2 and that’s the situation right now. We don’t want go 0-3, but we just have to keep working, keep working and doing what the coaches ask and just take it from there.”
LB DERRICK JOHNSON
Q: Are you worried about being 0-2, heading into New Orleans?
JOHNSON: “It’s more of a sense of urgency right now to win. Kind of like last year, you get down 0-2, and you don’t want to start pressing because when you press, trying to make things happen, you tend to mess up at times. Somehow we’re going to have to press a little bit, but get a win. We have to win. We have to get one win this week. That’s the plan, go down to New Orleans and get a win. It’s going to be hard, but this is the NFL.”
Q: What are the communication problems?
JOHNSON: “Communication errors between players, myself and other guys on the team. At times, we’re not on the same page. That happens sometimes in football because it’s never perfect, but it hurts even worse when they capitalize off your mistakes when it’s a touchdown or it’s 30-40 yard run or a 30-yard pass. It’s one of those things where we have to lower our mental errors. It’s a communication problem. We have to play better. We will. We just need to do it now.”
T ERIC WINSTON
Q: Does it become a little more urgent as every game sort of slips by?
WINSTON: “I think if you play enough years then you realize how urgent every game is. Whether we’re 2-0 right now or 0-2 right now, I don’t think the urgency of this game changes, at least for me.”
Q: What can you do to get the running game going?
WINSTON: “We had some good runs in Atlanta, but to run the ball you have to be up front. So you have to be good early in the game. You have to give (Brian) Daboll a reason to want to run it more, so that means you have to have more positive runs. You get a couple drives together, you put up some points, you get 7, 10, or 14 points in the first couple drives, and all of a sudden you’re playing up front and you can call more. The thing is, if you want more runs which every offensive lineman does, then we need to produce and we need to produce early in the game.”