Here’s what some of the players had to say after the 20-10 victory over the Chiefs.
On the running game:
“We kind of wanted to go out there and set the tone early. I thought we had a couple of big runs. I thought the O-line had a great push at the beginning. We just didn’t come out with a touchdown.”
On how he felt playing again:
“It felt good. It seems like It’d been forever since I’d been out there.”
On playing the entire first half:
“I think we did well today. We played the whole first half. We played a little more than we were expecting to, which is no big deal. It’s part of the game. We’re going to have to play three or four quarters anyway, so we might as well get used to it now.”
On the Chiefs game:
“I think we played well. We obviously have a lot of stuff to improve on, but that’s what the preseason’s for. It’s our first time getting out there live, tackling and them keeping score.
On the pressure they put on the Chiefs quarterbacks:
“Kroy has really stepped his game up, he’s playing well and I think it’s showing today. As a defense, we seem to be playing a lot better. I think it’s just coming into (the) maturity of the defense. being in the defense three years now, I think a lot more of the guys understand their role and understand the concept of the defense we play.”
On his NFL debut:
“It was fun. It was definitely a little bit more intense than training camp. Getting another team out there. those guys are hunger out there and ready to make plays.
As a defensive unit, I felt like we played pretty well. We went out there and we got the work that we needed to get.
On making his first tackle:
“That was definitely an exciting play for me; to get a tackle on that second play. Once you get that first hit out of the way, you feel like you can go out there and play.”
On playing the Chiefs:
“I didn’t want to make too big of a deal about it. It was special just to see the old guys from the team and some of the fans up there. I think I even saw an “88″ jersey up in the stands. It was pretty cool.”
TRAINING CAMP SCHEDULE
Monday, August 16 — Practice 8:30 – 10:40 a.m. (closed to the public); practice 3:45 – 4:40 p.m. (closed to the public).
Tuesday, August 17 — Practice 8:30 – 10:55 a.m. (open to the public); practice 3:45 – 5:35 p.m. (open to the public). COMBINED PRACTICES WITH NEW ENGLAND.
Wednesday, August 18 — Practice 10:15 – 11:35 a.m. (closed to public).
Thursday, August 19 — Preseason Week 2 vs. New England 8 p.m.
Friday, August 20 — No Practice.
Saturday, August 21 — 9:30 a.m. – 11:35 a.m. (closed to the public); 3:45 p.m. – 5:25 p.m. (closed to the public).
Sunday, August 22 — 9:35 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. (closed to the public)