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So, we're headed to Texas Stadium for our last game ever there. There is a lot of history there, but I don't think it has the mystique for me as it might have for some other guys because I haven't played a ton of games there. But by growing up and watching a lot of football, I obviously realize how much history there is there so it's a privilege and I'm excited to play.

On top of that, I hear Hurricane Ike might throw a little bit of a wrench into our travel plans, though the worst of it is supposed to pass and clear out by today. But you can't really worry about something like that. Regardless of whether or not we get hit by some of the storm, it'll be something that affects both teams, so you deal with it.

I made my first start since becoming "the guy," I guess, at middle linebacker last Sunday, though I made a couple starts at the end of last season. I felt pretty comfortable out there. Whenever you're called on to start a game, whether a season ago or this season, I think you get the same feeling. I don't know if that will ever go away. You look at things one game at a time, so it's not really a "getting used to it" kind of thing. It's not any different because I'm slated to start the whole season. The perspective is that one game – a one-day focus. So that's how I'm looking at things this year.

One of the things that did come up against St. Louis is that the new defensive radios went out for a few plays. It was toward the end of the game, so things really weren't too bad on that front. Obviously, we have to plan for something like that to happen, so Jim Johnson's been working on the hand signals with us in practice, too. Everyone did a really good job of getting everything together and making sure things went smoothly for those few plays.

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