*CINCINNATIBENGALS VS. INDIANAPOLIS COLTS POST-GAME QUOTES 8/24/08 *
HEAD COACH MARVIN LEWIS (opening comments) Bengals vs. Colts Post-Game Quotes 8/28/08
"I think the guys did a nice job closing out the game. The guys who hadn't played any got a chance to play tonight. But we accomplished what we wanted to accomplish. We came through the game healthy, which is good, and now things will get pointed toward Baltimore, and that's the most important part."
HEAD COACH MARVIN LEWIS (on the decision to not play RB-Rudi Johnson and WR-T.J. Houshmandzadeh) Bengals vs. Colts Post-Game Quotes 8/28/08
"I just wanted to make sure we were at full strength. They've only had one week of practice, which is not exactly what you would've hoped they would have. So now we have a chance to get everybody with a full week under their belt."
HEAD COACH MARVIN LEWIS (on the play of QB-Ryan Fitzpatrick) Bengals vs. Colts Post-Game Quotes 8/28/08
"It was a little hard to evaluate because he's not playing with the full cast around him that he'd be playing with, but I think he does a good job of managing the game. The ball went to the right spots, and when things broke down, he was able to move the team with his feet, which I think is an added bonus and a great quality to have. I think he did a nice job, and everyone seems comfortable with Ryan in there."
QB-RYAN FITZPATRICK (on his performance tonight) Bengals vs. Colts Post-Game Quotes 8/28/08
"Some of the third down looks, time clock runs out or guys aren't getting open. It is a different situation on each run."
QB-RYAN FITZPATRICK (on having poise running the offense) Bengals vs. Colts Post-Game Quotes 8/28/08
"I am pleased with the way the pre-season went. I know there are a lot of things we still need to work on, but as a whole I think it went well."
FB-JEREMI JOHNSON (on his feelings after his 4th pre-season game) Bengals vs. Colts Post-Game Quotes 8/28/08
"I have a long way to go. I need to work on my approach to the line backers."
FB-JEREMI JOHNSON (on being prepared for Baltimore) Bengals vs. Colts Post-Game Quotes 8/28/08
"It is going to take extra effort and practice. I have been watching the other guys and talking to my coaches."
HB-DeDe DORSEY (on his performance) *Bengals vs. Colts Post-Game Quotes 8/28/08
*"Last pre-season game, last chance to tune it up, go out there and work on your reads and make sure your reads are right and get back into running form. As it went on I started feeling more and more comfortable getting back into the flow of things and now it's time to get down to business."