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LB David Long Jr


(on holding the Colts to field goals in second after first-and-goal situations)

I mean, coming into the game, we knew it was going to be a tough team. We knew they were going to have players make big plays. But the message was, we have been here before, they still have not got in for the touchdown, let's hold them here. Let's make a big play. We did that not once, but twice, so I think we were prepared for anything that was going to go on. Prepared for anything.

(on what it says for the defense to get a win like today)

I mean, we already knew we have dogs in every room. You know, just like Breon (Borders), Kristian (Fulton) goes out, Breon (Borders) comes in and makes two plays. We weren't really worried about anything, no talk or preseason talk or whatever. We know what we are capable of, we plan to show that week in and week out.

(on being paired with linebacker Jayon Brown for the first time this season)

I have played with Jayon (Brown) a few times. I think we talk, have good charisma. We hang outside of ball. We are comfortable. We know how each other plays. We know both is going to handle business, so there are no worries when we are out there playing together.

(on being aware that Colts quarterback Carson Wentz would not be mobile at quarterback today_

Mobile or not, I feel like we were going to get after him from the go. I think upfront did a good job, Ola (Adeniyi), Harold (Landry), two sides I think did a good job of having our back.

(on being in first place after three games)

We'll take that, but we know we have a long way to go. We have a tough schedule. We are going to enjoy this win tonight but came back in Tuesday or Wednesday and get back to work.

(on becoming a more complete linebacker and having the opportunity to display that)

That's exactly what it is. As long as I am on the field, I feel like I am capable of any way I can help this team when I am out there, I feel like I embody that. So, the opportunities, whenever the opportunity is presented to me or anybody, the plan is to step up and be ready when your name is called.

(on what makes outside linebacker Ola Adenyi an effective pass rusher)

His self. I mean, I don't know, he's a dog. He has a motor. He plays on the edge and makes stuff happen.

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