Chris McAlister is probably the toughest defensive back for a wide receiver. It's a combination of his size and strength. He's the whole package. Troy Vincent , Champ Bailey and Charles Woodson are up there, too, but McAlister is the whole package.
We're doing OK, I guess, ... But if one of us went down, not many people outside our team would even notice. For the Patriots to lose guys like Rodney Harrison and Tedy Bruschi is huge, but everyone knows they're the defending champs for a reason.
Matt's been confident since he showed up here. He's had control of the huddle in practice and training camp and in the games he's been in. When his contract's up (after next season) it's going to be interesting to see what happens with that guy.
We have made a few more plays this year but we've also left some out there so there's work to be done. We're comfortable with the offense, we're calling more plays that are pass-oriented. We're making more plays, getting more opportunities to make plays. That's the biggest thing, getting more chances to make plays downfield.
That's the nature of the offense. We have such good running backs and offensive linemen, I'm sure we'll go with that until we struggle. But I'd like to see us up around 30 passes a game so people will stop asking the receivers about it.