On why the offense was not able to get it going today: "Today was just one of those days. We didn’t play Philadelphia Eagles’ football. From the beginning of the game, we kind of shot ourselves in the foot. Being on the road, playing a team with this environment, and being behind was just one of those tough things. Today was just one of those days where things weren’t working our way."
On whether the Arizona Cardinals defense was that good or did they help: "Don’t take anything away from them, they did a great job. In my eyes, I just felt that we didn’t give it our best shot. We didn’t go out there and have our best game today. Like I said, they did a great job. Would I say they were the best team I ever faced? No, I wouldn’t say that, but they beat us."
On the last play of the first half: "That definitely took a lot of momentum from us. Being down 17-0 and having a chance to go in and score a touchdown to make it 17-7. That definitely hurts. Coming into half at 24-0, it was just a bad position to be in. We came out still trying to fight, but we just weren’t able to get things to go our way."
On what can be done to cut down on turnovers: "That’s a good question. I wish I could put my finger on it. I wish I could tell you. It’s definitely costing us. Winning games, losing games, regardless, turnovers cost us. The ideal situation is we don’t want that to happen, but like I said, things happen sometimes. We just have to keep doing what we have to do to give ourselves a chance to win the game."
On how difficult it is to correct turnovers in practice: "Practice is great during the week to get us ready for the games on Sundays. As far as mental errors, turnovers, and things like that, during the course of the game things happen sometimes. It was just unfortunate that it keeps hanging around here with us. Hopefully we can shake that very fast. We have a big one next week against the (New York) Giants. That’s something to look forward to. Definitely a disappointing loss, but we just have to move forward."
On the play he thought there should have been pass interference called against Peterson: "I felt that I got a good route on him. (Michael) Vick threw a great ball. I kind of got in his cushion and was about to run right around him. He kind of just threw his arms at me and dang near almost tackled me. I know if you rewind that play, you will probably see. It’s just something we have to continue to deal with. Once the ball is in the air, you have to play your technique. In my eyes, that’s not right. For a DB to grab you, it’s definitely frustrating. Especially when you can have a big play. Them missing that, it’s just very frustrating. But you just have to keep playing."
On how much they knew about Cardinals’ QB Kevin Kolb going into the game: "We knew he was going to fight. He wasn’t going to lay down. That’s the main thing. We just tried to get in and get after him. He was making some quick decisions, some smart throws, and basically dictating the tempo."
On what effect being on the field a lot has on the defense: "You just have to go out there and play. We just try to go out there and help our offense and our offense helps us out. It’s a team thing."
On how hard it is to get a stop after a turnover: "We want to thrive on adversity. If there’s a turnover, whether it is on offense or special teams, we have to be able to go back and get the offense the ball. We do so at certain times and we didn’t at other times. We have to be able to get better, watch film, and get ready for next week."
On if there was any talk about doubling Cardinals’ WR Larry Fitzgerald: "We have two of the best cornerbacks in the league with Nnamdi (Asomugha) and ‘DR’ (Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie). There were times where we did and times when we didn’t. I don’t even know what type of game he had. Other than the big play that he had for the touchdown, everything else was short plays."
On the miscommunication on the Fitzgerald touchdown: "It was my fault. I’ll take the heat for that. We’ll get better next week. We’ll come back stronger."
On how tough it is to defend Fitzgerald: "He’s one of the best in the game. He knows how to go up and get the ball. He’s a strong runner with the ball. I thought we played a pretty good game on Larry. We just didn’t get it done today."
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On how hard it was being his first full game: "I try not to think about it being my first game. You just have to go in there and you have to play. You have to trust all your preparation throughout the week. I felt like I was prepared. Obviously, looking now, we could’ve been better. That’s what I’m going to improve on."
On how much the play at the end of the first half hurt them: "It’s huge. That’s a 14-point swing. That’s a terrible play."
On whether playing on the road had an impact on the number of sacks allowed: "I’m not sure. This was a very good defense. They had a lot of talent and a very good scheme. We’ll have to see on tape."
On how deflating the turnovers are: "They’re terrible. We don’t hang our heads about them. We try to overcome them and keep going. However, the fact that they keep happening, we have to eliminate those and not put ourselves in those situations."