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Joe Gibbs Monday Press Conference

On how they played offensively against Indianapolis:

"The good thing that we are doing right now offensively is that we have no turnovers. That is a huge deal in a game like this because you have a prolific offense you are going against and you need every possession you can get. We did a good job of protecting the ball, so that was a plus. We had pressure on Mark (Brunell, QB, #8) but they are a very good pass rush team. We really only had one sack. We had one fumble that wound up being called a sack. We had six penalties which hurt us. We got down inside the 25 but then took ourselves back for a long field goal and missed it. Time of possession we got. We held the ball longer than they did. We scored more than 21 points. We had a good yards per rush but we were inconsistent. That concerns us and will be a focus for us as we go into our break here over the next two weeks. We scored every time we were inside the five. We were perfect in short yardage."

On how they played defensively against the Colts:

"We were up against a very tough assignment. They are one of the best passing attacks and have one of the best passers that you are going to face. We felt like in the first half that we went after it hard and played extremely well. We felt like we accomplished our goals. I was really proud of our defense. We got them in a real tough situation right before halftime. I was really proud of them there. We had guys that rallied. I don't know if I have ever seen a situation like that. We wound up kicking from the five. They did an unbelievable job holding a heck of an offense to a field goal. We went into halftime excited about that. I felt like our locker room was excited and that our guys felt like we were going to play well. We had the lead. We had a disappointing start to the third quarter. We had the opening kickoff run back on us and they go right down the field and score on the first two possessions. We thought we played extremely hard and went after things. We gave up five explosive plays. That certainly hurts us. It has been a pattern with the big plays. There will be a focus on every single thing that we can do to try and correct that. We felt like we played extremely well in the first half and very poorly in the second half."

On how they played on special teams against Indianapolis:

"When we started out the year we felt like our teams were going to be a real strength for us. I think that they are. In this game it was great to get (Antwaan) Randle El (WR, #82) going. It was a fantastic play for him and the team. It was a total team effort on that. I felt like we punted the ball well. Our biggest disappointments there were that we missed two field goals. One of them hit the upright. Our kickoff return was inconsistent. We need to get Rock (Cartwright, RB, #31) going. We think we have a heck of a kickoff return there. We were disappointed with our performance there the farther we went. We punted the ball well. We punted it down inside the 20. We kept them going long ways on teams."

On the fans:

"We were leaving to head out to the game and we had a group of fans standing out there. First of all it shocked me. Here we are at 2-4. Can you imagine any other place in the NFL where you have a block of fans that come and see the team off? Before I have stopped when that has happened to us a couple of times. This time I didn't. I went right by them. I apologize to all of those fans. I told them to show up here today, I think some of them have, and I had something waiting for them at the front security gate. I appreciate all of those guys showing up. Then unbelievably last night we had a heck of a group standing out there. It was fun for me to get out and talk to them. It was a tough day but for them to be there I really appreciate them. I want to say thanks to all of those guys that were out there."

On how he would assess how everything has come together with the new additions now that we are at the midpoint of the season:

"We have always been big in free agency. I would hate to think about what our team would look like if we didn't have the free agency that we had. Obviously they are a huge part of what we do here. We chose to be active in it. If you look at all of the players on our team they got here through free agency. I don't know where we would be without them. I think that is a huge plus for us. As far as structurally with the other things that we did I am convinced that Al (Saunders, Associate Head Coach-Offense) adds a lot to what is going on here. I don't know of anyone that works as hard."

On the decision-making process from the 2006 offseason:

"I think those decisions were made in the right way and for the right reasons. I think we have players and coaches here that can help our football team."

On accountability:

"The person who makes a lot of the decisions out here is standing right in front of you. When we're unproductive, I think the first place for me to look is myself. My focus over the next two weeks, and the one thing I can say to all of our fans, and hopefully they can feel this, 'We care deeply about it. I do. We're giving a great effort. No one is going to work harder and no one is going to care more.' We've got ourselves in a situation were we've lost football games. My past experience with this, just like anything else in my life, is to work hard, go after it, tear it apart and try to do every single thing you can in these two weeks. We're going to have to fight our guts out down the stretch here and take it one game at a time. That'll be my approach."

On if there will be any changes leading up to the Dallas game:

"Hopefully there will be changes schematically to what we are doing on offense, defense, our passing game, and our running game. Obviously we have some areas that we have real concerns in. Personnel wise if there is anything we can do we are going to do it. We are hoping we are going to get some guys back healthy. Obviously that would change the structure of our team there. I would say it is going to be active and a lot of work over the next two weeks. We will try to put ourselves in the best position to get ready to come back and play Dallas here. That is the way I look at it, each game from here on out takes on its own character. It always does."

On the issues on the sideline:

"On the players on the sideline, I didn't hear anything about it. What happened there is what happens in football games. Guys come off to the sideline and they are mad. I have had all kinds of fits on the sideline. That is a part of getting into the game. It is emotional. Guys come off and they are upset. In fact the two guys that the TV camera was focused on was one guy trying to calm the other one down. They were not mad or yelling at each other. One of them was mad at the situation. That happens all the time. The camera was on it and now everybody thinks those guys are arguing. Those two guys are best of buddies. They walked out of the stadium together and I was right behind them. I don't think there is anything to that at all."

On the Santana Moss penalty:

"Santana's (Moss, WR, #89) head butting, he got hit directly form behind. He is lucky he is not hurt. That guy cheap shot him right in the back of the head. He gets hit with a cheap shot, which happens to competitive guys sometimes and you have to try and control yourself, but he turned back around and head butted the other guy. That is what was caught and that was what the penalty was called on. That is what happened. We don't want that to happen and Santana knows that hurts you dramatically anytime you get a 15-yard personal foul."

On the Derrick Frost penalty:

"As far as Derrick (Frost, P, #4) you can never take your helmet off. He lost his poise on that and he knows it. It is something you can't do. The other thing is (Antwaan) Randle El (WR, #82), and everybody that has played football can sympathize. The guy made a fantastic play. He goes into the end zone, he is all excited, hits the goal posts and falls flat on his back celebrating a touchdown. The rules in the NFL, we all know it and he knows it, the rules say that you can't go to the ground with a demonstration of any kind. We have talked about it. That is a 15-yard penalty in the NFL. That is a part of life. All of those things fall under my responsibility. I have to do a better job."

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