LB David Long


Sunday, Dec. 20, 2020

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(on playing physical today)

We knew (D'Andre) Swift was coming back. He had fresh legs. We knew they were going to try to run that ball, so we knew we had to stop that early. I think we did a good job. Here and there had a couple of big runs, but I think we are getting better week to week as far as with the run game. There is always room for improvement.

(on the importance of the defense getting turnovers deep in the Titans' own territory)

That was a great play by Will (Compton). I think that was the mentality. We have been getting so many tackles, but as far as punching the ball out, that was point of emphasis this week, getting the ball out, getting turnovers. We had two today I think. I think as long as week keep that as a focus, it will help us in the long run.

(on going up against a future Hall of Famer in Lions running back Adrian Peterson)

I was really didn't think about it too much, but when I was out there on the field I was thinking, 'Hey that's AP (Adrian Peterson), I watched him growing up and played on video games with him,' so definitely it was great playing out there against him.

(on the mindset of the team preparing for an upcoming game at Green Bay on a national stage)

At the end of day it is football. Physicality, come out there and improve week to week. It's the same thing. No difference this week. We definitely know Aaron Rodgers, Davante Adams, this is NFL ball. We have got to come prepared, and if we come in with the right mindset we will be all right.