23 Total Quotes

Adewale Ogunleye Quotes

Adewale Ogunleye
You play good defense and you almost kind of have the taste of victory in your mouth and to get it snatched away like that is really embarrassing. That's not the way that I play football. That's not the way the defense plays football, and as a team that's not the way we should be playing football.
Adewale Ogunleye
#Defense

Adewale Ogunleye
That's why they play 60 minutes.
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#60 minutes

Adewale Ogunleye
I've seen teams win Super Bowls like that. Defense wins championships in this league, and I don't see why we should be any different.
Adewale Ogunleye
#Defense

Adewale Ogunleye
Everything is going to come down to what defense plays the best, and which is going to make the least amount of mistakes. It's definitely going to be a defensive struggle.
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#Defense

Adewale Ogunleye
In the back of your mind, you're going, 'oh shoot, here we go again,' ... You might want to doubt yourself for a while again. But then you re-group. And think that it's good that it happened early in the season. It gives us a chance to have our identity in place by the time the season starts September 11.
Adewale Ogunleye
#Doubt

Adewale Ogunleye
On paper, we have the ability to be a top-three defense. That's on paper. Now we have to go out and do it.
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#Ability

Adewale Ogunleye
It's not an issue. And it won't be. We're all in this together. We, as a defense, know what we have to do. I won't lie to you and say there isn't more pressure on us, because there is. Deservedly so. Our quarterback went down. It's up to us to make sure we get the ball back for the offense and limit the scoring. We'll be OK if we do that.
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#Defense

Adewale Ogunleye
In this defense, this scheme, we need the ball to come out fast. I'm good with what happened. I'm getting a lot of calls from friends around the league. It's not going to take away from the year I am having.
Adewale Ogunleye
#Defense

Adewale Ogunleye
I just hope it doesn't make us lax on defense.
Adewale Ogunleye
#Defense

Adewale Ogunleye
That is tough. We win as a team, we lose as a team. That counts against the defense, but it's not going to take away from our efforts. It definitely is disappointing because that was a goal we had in the back of our minds.
Adewale Ogunleye
#Defense

Adewale Ogunleye
I think that's big because we've always — since the beginning of camp — talked about trying to be the No. 1 defense in the league. So whoever is playing has got to try to live up to that.
Adewale Ogunleye
#Beginning

Adewale Ogunleye
I think [defense] is the more common denominator of the eight teams left playing. It's impossible to get to this point without a very good defense. And there are some great defenses [still playing]. Plus, just look at how [the first round] played out.
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#Defense

Adewale Ogunleye
We're not too concerned about them as far as running the ball; we think we can control the run.
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#Control

Adewale Ogunleye
Now, he knows it's a business. He just comes to work every day and tries to work hard.
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#Business

Adewale Ogunleye
We didn't show up today. It's a big disappointment to us that we didn't play well for the city of Chicago. Our offense did a good job. But we didn't play well as a defense, top to bottom.
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#Disappointment

Adewale Ogunleye
It says a lot about people who make predictions.
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#People

Adewale Ogunleye
It's not about spectacular numbers, it's about being steady. Not enough credit goes out to him.
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#Credit

Adewale Ogunleye
Brian is the leader of the No. 1 defense in the league. You can go either way, and I'm sure Brian would say Thomas Jones, but he's right at the top.
Adewale Ogunleye
#Defense

Adewale Ogunleye
There've been a lot of broken plays ... and Brian's the guy who's been saving us. He's been running to the ball making tackles. Even though it may have been a 20-yard gain, he keeps it from being a touchdown with his speed.
Adewale Ogunleye
#Running

Adewale Ogunleye
I believe if we bring our 'A' game and they bring theirs, yeah, I think we'll win.
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#Believe

Adewale Ogunleye
You have to work on that first step, getting off on the ball. That kind of dictates what's going to happen. And then there's a secondary move. But the biggest thing to rush the passer is that first step.
Adewale Ogunleye
#Work

Adewale Ogunleye
We have certain periods where we work on pass-rush drills, one-on-one, speed and stuff like that. Really, everything is geared toward the pass rush. Everybody is trying to get up the field and try to get in the quarterback's face.
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#Work

Adewale Ogunleye
It would be tough. You can't you have to guess, you have to double-check everything. You have to game plan for a lot of stuff.
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#Game Plan