DT-ANTHONY MCFARLAND (on being able to help the young players deal with the difference in intensity from regular season to playoffs)
"Most of these guys went through the preseason and then they had to go to the regular season, and they understood the intensity that went from preseason to regular season. Now you just have to translate that feeling and multiply it times 10, and that's what it's going to be like. You can show them through some of their own experiences from preseason to regular season, show them kind of what it's going to be like getting into the playoffs, and they still won't understand it until they get out there."
DT-ANTHONY MCFARLAND (on the key to succeeding in new situation)
"You have to still understand that the stakes are higher and that everything is going to be magnified, but you still have to do the things that you've always done to get what you have and then you've just got to do them a little bit better, a little bit more fundamentally sound and a little bit more technically sound."
DT-ANTHONY MCFARLAND (on playoff games being lost more times than they are won)
"Games come down to four or five plays every Sunday, and the team that makes those plays wins and the team that doesn't make those plays loses. This Saturday there might be more of those plays, but it's not going to be any different."
LB-ROB MORRIS (on why they play better at home)
"You know, that's a good question because generally, historically we have been a pretty good away team as well, on the road, and we have struggled a little bit this year. I think obviously the noise factor of the crowd, you know guys are excited, the turf. We are not the biggest guys. We are smaller and quicker."
LB-ROB MORRIS (on using speed to the defense's advantage against a great offensive line)
"They have a great reputation and I have a lot of respect for them. Really, what it comes down to is swarming the ball carrier. We are built to swarm, we are built to have three or four guys around the tackle. That's the concept of the defense and Tony's (Coach Dungy) philosophy. We did that against Cincinnati. We watched the Cincinnati tape and there were blue jerseys everywhere around the ball carrier. You can see when we've struggled there hasn't been. So, that's the key."
TE-DALLAS CLARK(on offense playing a big role in protecting the defense)
"Definitely, and I think that's how we are set-up, the type of offense that we have, we have so many weapons and I think we really enjoy having the chemistry we have here. The defense is doing gr