Pats locker room report, 11/18
|11.18.09 at 12:19 pm ET|
FOXBORO — Just got out of the Patriots locker room, and a handful of guys touched on a few different topics. Tom Brady, Junior Seau, Brandon McGowan, Dan Koppen and Kevin Faulk all talked. We’ll have all the information up shortly, but here are a few quick notes before I head out to practice.
Junior Seau on moving forward from the loss to the Colts…
You can’t [replay] it. One thing we’re going to appreciate here and now is that we’re not going to rehearse the negative and we’re not going to [replay] the positive. What’s in the past is in the past. We have challenges every day. Today’s challenge is basically to be the best team we can be today to get ready for the game.
We’ve won so many games in this locker room, we’re quick to turn it off and turn it back on. … We need to have a short-term memory. That’s the only reason why you’re going to be able to succeed in this league, and in life. You have a short-term memory whether it’s good or bad. Whether it’s good or bad. Go to work the next day. And that’s what we’re going to do.
Faulk on blitz pickup and what he might have done wrong as a younger player…
Techniques. When I first got in, a lot of things that I did wrong was like try to absorb blocks. I’ve always had strong legs, so I felt like if I could absorb a player coming into me, I could regain my leverage and hold them off. It worked for a while, until you get to those players who are, like, 265 pounds that just pick you up and run you back to the quarterback.
On the fact that blitz pickup is now one of his signatures…
It really is funny for me now, because you can see me during games now when Tom throws the ball deep and I have to pick up a blitz, I’ll be cheering like if I made a 30 or 40 yard run because I know that’s what I do. That’s what they expect of me.
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