On if he felt like he got into a groove in Friday's preseason game against New England:
"Yes, most definitely. We came out, we tried to establish ourselves a little bit more in our passing game, trying to get some underneath throws and attack downfield. One thing we wanted to get a feel about since we were going against such a great team was to see how we could match up and see how our younger guys could come out and help us. Right now, I see that we have a lot of depth at our receiver position--Marko Mitchell, Devin Thomas, and Malcolm Kelly are all coming along. I think that's only going to benefit and help us throughout the season."
On how he feels after the shot he took to his arm:
"I feel good. I feel great right now. When it first happened, it was an intense hit right underneath my shoulder. It felt like a stinger for a second, but I'm definitely fine now."
On if the offense is now ready for the regular season:
"Yes, I feel like we're ready. We've practiced a whole lot during the week and tonight we played three quarters. Then, we were almost able to take another drive down and score in the third quarter. We put a game plan together, we came out and played together and tried to build some continuity; and guys got in the flow of the game because we knew we were going to play the entire first half and maybe a little bit in the third quarter. So, the mindset and everything, as a unit, was a little different."
On if there was a throw he would like back tonight:
"Maybe the one to Santana [Moss]--you know, the deep ball. Last week, it was a yard short. This week, it was a yard long. So, next time, it'll be right in the chest."
On the importance of wide receiver Santana Moss' third down catch:
"It was big. We were trying to come out and throw one to Malcolm Kelly, but the guy buzzed right underneath it. I knew I couldn't get my [running] back out because he was in protection, so I was able to come back across and throw the ball to Santana. It's not something you want to do all the time because sometimes guys can pick those and go back the other way. Santana made a great catch and then we were able to get the big play with [tight end Chris] Cooley. Those are the type of plays that are going to be game-changers for us. It's hard to continue to score when you're having 14 and 15 play drives and put a lot of points on the board--it's not going to happen. You've got to be able to have those big plays to get you down the field and help you score."
On the offensive line's performance during the preseason:
"I haven't been sacked. They've done an outstanding job of protecting as a unit. I think a lot of it has to do with communication and guys just being on the same page. We're facing great fronts. You get Baltimore, Pittsburgh and now New England; from my perspective, I feel confident now that I have time to get through a lot of my progressions."