|08-11-2012, 11:09 AM||#1|
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Partial post game transcript from nyj site
POSTGAME: We've Got to Play a Lot Better
Posted 17 minutes ago
By Special Contributor
Transcripts of excerpts from news conferences and interviews in the Jets' locker room at Paul Brown Stadium on Friday night following their 17-6 loss to the Bengals:
QB TIM TEBOW
On his assessment of how things went...
I felt like we did some things pretty well as an offense. I felt like there were things that we need to improve on. I felt like personally, I did some things pretty well. Obviously, I want that last throw back. It was a very good play by their linebacker. I felt like we got in and out of some checks pretty well. I felt like we had good field position a few times and we moved the ball, but you want to be able to capitalize with touchdowns. There are definitely a lot of things to learn from and improve on and get better at.
On how his first-half scrambles unfolded...
They were just pressures — man pressures. They were hugging a backer and someone came free and so I just tried to break through and make a play and make them miss. I was just out there playing a little football and having a little fun.
On how he felt in the pocket throwing the ball...
Tonight I felt good in the pocket. From the first play, checking to the slant. Going hot to Joe [McKnight], to the one to Stephen [Hill]. It felt pretty good. The one that I felt like I really wanted back was the last play to Jeff [Cumberland]. One, we are in the red zone, so there is no reason to force it. I tried to put it low and outside, but that was a heck of a catch by that kid [Vontaze Burfict], and that was just a stupid play by me.
On if he just tried to zip in the pass that was intercepted...
I tried to put it low and outside, but the kid was undercutting it the whole time and their corner was behind it, so I should have tried to check it down to Joe [McKnight] on the swing route or tried to ground it or make a play running it. It wasn’t a good decision by me.
On if anyone took a shot at him during his plays on the punt team...
No, not really. It was pretty easy. We just kind of ran down there. They fair-caught it on the first one. Leonard did a pretty good job trying to hold me up, so I was well contained on that one. It was all good.
On if he was surprised about how comfortable he was, given the limited amount
of reps he's had in training camp...
I was comfortable with the plays and how Coach [Tony] Sparano was calling it. It felt like the execution went pretty well, but of course you want to get points and score touchdowns. I think that will keep coming as this offense gets along. We will continue to build better connections and we’ll find those big plays down the field.
On how he sees the progress in his delivery and throwing motion...
I feel like I’m getting better every day. I felt like today was one more stride to getting better. I felt like my timing and rhythm was pretty good for the most part. Besides that last one, which I should have gone to my check down or ran it, that was probably the only one I was late on with rhythm, and it got me in trouble.
On if he has to make a conscious effort to be more compact with his delivery...
No, not now.
On any nerves playing in his first game with his new team...
I’m just excited. I was just excited to go play and be alive for a few snaps. I think I had a few snaps in training camp, but it was fun to play a little — five snaps of football — it was fun.
On being amped after his long run...
Sometimes I just get excited. I love playing the game of football. I know as a quarterback, you want to have ice water in your veins in the calm before the storm, but I’m an excited, passionate football player. All pregame I am excited and ready to go play. That’s just me. That’s who I am. So, sometimes I just have to let it out a little bit.
On sitting and watching, with that pregame excitement, before getting a chance to play...
Obviously I want to go play, but I’m just ready to do whatever. I obviously wasn’t ready enough, because after the first three-and-out, when the punt team went out there, I was looking at the sheets looking at what they were doing and I was like ‘Oh shoot, I’m supposed to be out there.’ I got out there a few seconds late because that was the first time in my life that I had to be out there for special teams. So, I have to remember that better next time.
On if Coach Westhoff gave him a little grief about that on the sidelines...
He was pretty cool. He was laughing about it. I told him what happened again.
On having his best moment of the night, despite the dropped pass, because of the fluidity of how the play unfolded...
I felt like it was good timing and it was a good read. He had already come up with a really nice catch. He’s still working and getting better. He’s going to be a great receiver. I know he was really excited to make a big play and make Pacman miss and he was going to try and take it to the house. I felt like we had great timing and great rhythm and he ran a great route to get Pacman off. I have 100 percent confidence that he will make that play every other time we go to him.
On where the points will come from in this offense ...
I think they will come just by continuing to work and get better. Obviously, we didn’t do anything to game-plan for this week. We came out here and it was just another day for us. It was kind of like another practice. There was no game-planning. Things will definitely change when the season gets here, especially with us game-planning.
On wanting to run some Wildcat plays before the regular season begins...
Whatever the coaches want to do. You know and I know that I'm going to give my heart and soul to doing it the best that I can. They are a lot smarter than me, so I’ll let a decision like that and let them make it.
On how it helps to have this game on film now...
Being able to go back and look at different checks that we had and some of their blitzes that they were bringing and how they were hugging some of the 'backers, just the timing of throws. Did we have some bad ones? Did we have some good ways? Anytime you can go out there and play and have stuff on film and come back and look at it is always great.
On the part of his throwing progress that he's most pleased about...
Probably my rhythm and my feet from my drops from under center. I think I only had one play from under center today. For the most part I was taking the ball from under center. The footwork from the drops and still being in balance and rhythm and timing, all that leads to your throw and accuracy.
On if he feels his accuracy is markedly better than last season...
I feel like I have improved in a lot of ways, but that is one of them, yes sir.
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