His growth from last year to this year, his comfort level with the offense, with what NFL defenses do. He's been able to react, to be in sync, and that's when you're playing your best football. I'm definitely excited to play with him now.
Would you want someone doing that in your life? If they don't like how the highway is repaired, are they going to harass them? You go to that bound, that's not right. You're not going to want it to happen to you, but sometimes people don't think that way. Sports brings out the fire in you.
We worked on that all week. I'm really proud of the guys. That's one of the parts of the running game that helped us -- we didn't have to overcome a 5-yard penalty a couple times here and there. Even if there's a 2-yard gain it was positive. We were moving in the right direction.
They're trying to create seams, create that little hole, and their backs are trying to read it and hit it. That's their scheme. It goes to personnel and schemes. We counter-block a little more than some teams do. It's a personal preference.
The character that is brought into this locker room is tremendous. That's how you get a close-knit group of guys who are always together, never pointing fingers. It's a true credit to the organization.
He did a really good job of making sure we were focused, making sure we had good weeks of practice, making it tough on us. You have to focus more on the road, where things don't come as easily, where you have the crowd noise to deal with.
It's always run-first. The last couple of games, people decided to stop the run so we passed the ball, got the lead and sat on the lead. You're not going to set the world on fire when you're up 17 points. Look at the situations: We were trying to kill the clock and trying to pound it out.