When you were out there, doing that on your own. How much confidence does that show from the coaching staff?
I'll say this. I had a lot of help from all my teammates. From Nate (Davis), I got a lot of help from the running backs and the tight ends. Because it's not just a singular individual performance as a team, and the whole team worked together to help us find a way for us to win the game. I appreciate that you guys think that it was just me, but no. It was the entire team, from (Ryan) Tannehill and his snap count, to Ben (Jones) making sure we made all the calls right. Every single player on the field had a great part in helping us win the game.
What was your key in being able to protect Ryan (Tannehill)? I know he was getting the ball out quickly, but you guys did a good job of keeping him clean today.
Yeah, we had a lot of great communication, and Ben (Jones) is an amazing center. You always know he's going to have great calls. (Ryan) Tannehill always knows the protections as well, and he always helps with things like that if you need it. And then, we just have a lot of great guys that were hungry today that wanted to go out and compete. So those are the things that we did today. We communicated well today for us to find a way to win.
You guys had to focus extra, knowing that Taylor (Lewan) was gone, and having to fill in, and do whatever needed to be done.
For sure. But what I'll say is that we all are ready for us to step up when the time is needed because that's the NFL. We've got to find a way to compete, whether you have guys here or guys gone. Taylor (Lewan) was on the sideline helping us out, so not only did we have him in terms of the past few weeks with him playing, but we also have him on the sideline helping me out, helping Dennis (Daley) out, helping every single one of us out in terms of pass protection, what he sees on the field. And that's just another coach that we get to help us out.