*This was a game for you guys with a lot of penalties, a couple turnovers, but you guys were able to overcome that. What does that say about this team's ability to overcome what you had to go through today? *"Yeah, we fought through adversity. This team has shown that we have toughness and can fight through it. We hung in there. Things weren't pretty. We started off terrible with an early interception and got down 14-0. So, not the way you want to start a football game, but nobody panicked. We hung in there. We knew we just needed to get rolling and get some points. We were able to do that and stuck with it and found a way to win at the end."
*This is a big win today. You take a three-game lead in the AFC South. How do you put this in perspective in the grand scheme of things? *"It's a big win. We were on the road against a division opponent who is playing really well. So, (it's) a big win for us. We knew it was going to be a tough battle coming in, and it turned out to be exactly that. But, we're eight games into a 17-game regular season, so (there's) a lot of football to be played. (We) just have to stay the course, keep progressively getting better and come ready to play each and every week."
*How big of a momentum swing was that when you throw the interception, they fumble it, you guys get it back and score on a touchdown pass on the next play? How much of a crazy momentum swing was that to get you guys back in it? *"Yeah, it was huge. We got the ball back there, no one panicked and we were able to go get points. So, like I mentioned, it doesn't really matter what happens as long as we have an opportunity, we feel like we can overcome it and keep swinging and find a way to win."
*How's your neck or your shoulder? *"I'm sore, but I'll be alright."
*Did that (injury) mostly happen on that late regulation hit? Before that you weren't struggling with anything or hurting at all? *"No, not my neck. No."
*It was another big day for A.J. Brown. When we asked him about, he gave all the credit to you. What has it been like working with him and continuing to build that relationship out there? *"Yeah, I love playing with A.J. (Brown). He's a heck of a football player. He makes huge plays for us weekly, and I love him as a friend, too. It's really fun whenever you can have a good relationship with a person off the field and be able to carry that on the field, and obviously, he's extremely talented and dangerous with the ball in his hands. So, if he continues to get open, I'll continue to throw it to him."
*What is it like having to deal with all the highs and lows? It looked like you were going to win it on Elijah Molden's pick. Then they score. Then it kind of goes back and forth in overtime. How do you maintain your composure and find a way to win? *"Yeah, definitely a little bit of a rollercoaster there in the last two minutes of regulation, but you just try to stay ready. You do feel the emotions. You do feel the emotions, but then at the same time, you let the emotions come and then just kind of reset, reel it back in and get ready for what comes next. We were moving the ball down the field, so I didn't know what was going to happen at that point. I knew we had to stay ready offensively and be able to lock back in and prepare to go win. So, unfortunately we weren't able to get that first drive going early in the overtime, but (we) found a way. The defense came up huge for us there. KB (Kevin Byard) with the pick, and we were able to get into field goal range and win it."
*Being able to hang in there as an offense when you have two interceptions and Derrick Henry doesn't have his best game and it appears he got a little banged up – what does it show about what this offense can do? *"We're resilient. This team is resilient. Like I said, things aren't always going to be pretty. We had a fun game last week where we got rolling early, but we've been in these tough battles before and we're going to be in more as the year goes on. There's no shake, there's no quiver from anybody on our team, I don't think. We're able to respond and find a way to win."
You kind of touched on it. Do you want guys not to look at the standings, not to think about that stuff?
"I mean standings are what they are, but at the end of the day, we have a lot of football out in front of us, and we have to be able to go play. (We have a) tough opponent on the road next week, so we need to be able to reset, enjoy this win, grow from it offensively and be able to reset and come back and play well next week."
Randy Bullock is a buddy of yours from years back. He keeps making game-winning kicks. What do you say to him after this kick?
"Yeah, I was fired up for Randy (Bullock). It's good to have him around, a familiar face from a long time ago. He came up huge for us today, so (I'm) thankful we have him on our team."
How important is it for you to keep your own composure? Maybe you had a couple bad throws, the game is getting close – your teammates have said that you stay very calm. Is it important to you to do that? Is it something that you are focused on?
"Yeah, no doubt. I mean, it's part of being a leader, right? You can't be too high or too low. You want to be a steady force that drives the offense and pushes that belief that we're going to make something happen and we're going to go win the game. So yeah, I do feel the emotions of the game, but at the same time I try to be steady, not only for myself but for everyone in the huddle."
Is there anybody that is especially encouraging to you after you make a mistake or do you just take it upon yourself to shake it off?
"Yeah, guys will come say something to me, but at the end of the day it's personal. You have to be able to turn the page and get ready for the next play."
What do you see on the first interception?
"Yeah, the nickel (Kenny Moore II) had his back turned and was running with A.J. (Brown) in the slot, so it looked like they were matching him, carrying him vertical. And right when I threw it, he stopped and turned around. So, I don't know if I can do a whole lot differently but anticipate him stopping. I mean, that's a tough look there."