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Houston Post-Game Quotes at Colts

HEAD COACH GARY KUBIAK (on the first-half problems on offense) Monday, November 1, 2010 “We played very good defense in the first half; offensively we really struggled. We were really just sloppy.

HEAD COACH GARY KUBIAK (on the first-half problems on offense) Monday, November 1, 2010

"We played very good defense in the first half; offensively we really struggled. We were really just sloppy. We struggled sometimes with some alignments, struggled getting out of the huddle a couple of times. I don't think we converted a third down in the first half. We had a couple of drops. And, of course, we gave them a touchdown. We played very good defense in the first half and yet our football team is in real bad shape at halftime. We just did not play well on the offensive side of the ball."

HEAD COACH GARY KUBIAK (on the reasons for the offensive struggles) Monday, November 1, 2010

"We hadn't played in 15 days, but there is no reason for us. Some of the mistakes we made, some of the trouble coming in and out of the huddle ... there is some noise here, but, golly, you have to be able to handle that. And we have over and over again. Some of the third downs, we have to make some of those plays and stay on the football field. ... Just disappointed in how we played offensively in the first half of the game."

HEAD COACH GARY KUBIAK (on the Colts' interception for a TD) Monday, November 1, 2010

"Little bit late with the ball, not a real good play call on my part from a coverage standpoint. Just make sure you don't make a mistake. (They) had him in a tough situation. Just have to go ahead and take your sack or throw it away."

HEAD COACH GARY KUBIAK (on why Arian Foster wasn't used more starting early in the game) Monday, November 1, 2010

"Our plan was to be balanced. Every time we show up, our plan is to be a balanced football team. We wanted to do some things early. A couple of runs were called early that ended up being passes. ... I don't think we would have had any problem being a balanced football team tonight had we made a third down. I think we were 0-for-6 in the first half. And when you don't make third downs, you don't get snaps, and you are usually going to get out of whack."

HEAD COACH GARY KUBIAK (on the Colts' depth in the face of some injuries coming into the game) Monday, November 1, 2010

"The thing about (the Colts) is they don't change. They're going to do the same things. No. 18 is going to get them in the right route for the coverage and he's going to get the ball to the right guy. Give him the credit. Whoever tends to step on the field with him, he finds a way to get them the football. We knew it would be that way. We didn't expect to see anything different."

HEAD COACH GARY KUBIAK (on the Texans' defense) Monday, November 1, 2010

"We obviously didn't play as well in the second half. ... I think we had the ball four times in the second half. They controlled the third quarter. Time of possession is way out of whack. ... That's not good; that's not what gives us a chance to be successful against this football team."

HEAD COACH GARY KUBIAK (on holding Manning to a pair of touchdowns in the passing game) Monday, November 1, 2010

"We hold them to 350 or 360 yards of offense and they're 2-for-4 in the red zone, all indications are we should have a chance to win that football game. But we dug ourselves a 14-0 hole by playing very poorly on the offensive of the ball and not having our team at halftime in a game they should have been in. "

HEAD COACH GARY KUBIAK (on the pressure on Matt Schaub) Monday, November 1, 2010

"Anytime you come in here, it's different. They're going to get off on the snap count and all those things with the noise. You know that. That makes it even more important that you are able to keep third downs somewhat manageable. ... You know you're facing that when you play them here, and you have to find a way to offset it. The best way to offset it is to run the ball and have third-and-twos and third-and-threes."

CB-GLOVER QUIN (on ) Monday, November 1, 2010

"From a defensive standpoint, we feel like we played a pretty good game, but in this case it was not enough because they made more plays than we did. Tonight Manning put the ball in the right spot and made plays."

WR- ANDRE JOHNSON (on ) Monday, November 1, 2010

"The first half, we didn't play the type of football we normally play. We didn't convert many third downs and that's not like us. We never really got into a rhythm in the first half because I think everyone was taking turns making mistakes. I think it was just mental lapses at times and when you have those… you don't win. We're not going to go in the tank, we're going to keep fighting."

WR- JACOBY JONES (on ) Monday, November 1, 2010

"Its always our expectation to win the games, but this is the NFL and you have to come to work and ready to play."

FB- VONTA LEACH (on ) Monday, November 1, 2010

"Its one game and one loss, we split one to one, they have a good football team and they just outplayed us tonight. We didn't find a rhythm and we didn't stay on the ball on third down, its something we have to look back on the tape and go from there. We just didn't get the job done for whatever reason."

RB- ARIAN FOSTER (on ) Monday, November 1, 2010

"This is a competitive division and one of the best in the league and we feel like we can still compete in it. I try to do my job the best of my ability. I think the Colts were a little more cognizant of the cut back lanes and they played their gaps very well. We still had success running the ball, but we just didn't get a lot of opportunities to do so.

OT- DUANE BROWN (on allowing pressure on QB-Matt Schaub) Monday, November 1, 2010

"For me personally, especially in the first half, I feel like I gave up a lot of pressure. I feel like I kind of settled in the second half. When you play in this stadium against a great front four they bring a great pressure package. You gotta be able to hold up in key situations. We weren't able to do that."

DE – MARIO WILLIAMS (on playing the Colts) Monday, November 1, 2010

"Their team is made up of basically being in the lead. Once they got it, we dug ourselves a hole and couldn't get out of it."

DE – MARIO WILLIAMS (on having a better defensive effort tonight) Monday, November 1, 2010

"We're not there. We tried to do what we had to do to stay in the game. But like I said, the biggest thing is we didn't get any turnovers and they did."

DE – MARIO WILLIAMS (on limiting the Colts to field goals) Monday, November 1, 2010

"Going against Peyton, obviously, it's a tough game. But when he gets down there, to keep him out of the end zone is big. We still probably could have blocked two of those field goals."

DE – MARIO WILLIAMS (on the Texans pass rush) Monday, November 1, 2010

"It all goes back to digging yourself a hole. Whenever you are 14-0 against a team like that, they're whole playbook is open. You know, it's still Peyton Manning so he's going to throw the ball, but it's keeping a sharp balance a little bit, especially when he's throwing the ball that quickly. It was definitely three-step drops and a lot of quick passes. But it was something we expected."

SS – BERNARD POLLARD (on the disappointment of a loss) Monday, November 1, 2010

"It hurts. I thought we played good. We played hard. You can't question the effort, but we had some things that we left on the field."

SS – BERNARD POLLARD (on not putting best foot forward on the big stage) Monday, November 1, 2010

"That's correct. It's just one of those times when you wish you could have done some things differently. Obviously, we can't turn back time. We have to have a short memory. We have got six days until another game. We gotta be ready to go and play sound. We gotta find a way to win in our backyard."

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