HOUSTON *TEXANS VS. INDIANAPOLIS COLTS POST-GAME QUOTES 11/16/08 *
HEAD COACH GARY KUBIAK (general comments) Texans vs. Colts Post-Game Quotes 11/16/08
"Now it's over. It was disappointing, and we dealt with it. "
HEAD COACH GARY KUBIAK (on the interception at the end of the game) Texans vs. Colts Post-Game Quotes11/16/08
"Well, the thing you're trying to do right there is get yourself in a position to throw a Hail Mary towards the end zone. That's all we were trying to do. I don't know exactly what yard-line we were on, but the object was we were very close to having the opportunity to do that. I told (QB) Sage (Rosenfels), 'Hey, right there you don't have to do anything heroic just get us to the 40-yard line and then let's throw one up for grabs and see if we get lucky and walk out of here with a big win. We would have liked to have had a chance to do that but give them credit, they made a play. "
HEAD COACH GARY KUBIAK (on what he said to the team after the game) Texans vs. Colts Post-Game Quotes 11/16/08
"Well we had a good effort. We came up a couple of plays short. It is very disappointing and we are going to keep battling, and that effort today will let us win some games in this league. We didn't come in here and win but we have to keep our heads up and go to Cleveland and play well."
HEAD COACH GARY KUBIAK (on the run defense in second half) Texans vs. Colts Post-Game Quotes 11/16/08
"Well, the bottom line is we didn't stop them. You want to make this team run the ball, obviously. I felt like we did a pretty good job of that throughout the first half. Second half, it shows you what kind of patience they have. They said if they want us to run it, we'll run it. We obviously didn't do a good enough job. We started getting down into some eight-man fronts and then when we did that they started picking us apart. So, a credit to (Colts QB) Peyton (Manning) and their football team and their patience. We had a hard time stopping them the second half."
QB-SAGE ROSENFELS (on the interception late in the game) Texans vs. Colts Post-Game Quotes 11/16/08
"I really just made a bad throw. I threw it behind him... you know, we had a chance. When you play Indianapolis, you have to score TDs and not field goals. We wanted to play a smash mouth game and not turn it over, which is what we did for 59 minutes... once they get that little lead on you, (DE-Dwight) Freeney starts pass rushing a little harder and it makes things hard."
QB-SAGE ROSENFELS (on Texans' running game) Texans vs. Colts Post-Game Quotes 11/16/08
"That was the whole reason we were in the game – our running game. We ran the ball fairly well that last time (against the Colts) and that's what we wanted this time. You just don't want to throw 40 times against them with the way they pass rush. They really sell out. That's what they get paid a lot to do and they are great at it."
QB-SAGE ROSENFELS (on the team's progress) Texans vs. Colts Post-Game Quotes 11/16/08
"We know we can play with any team in the NFL. (The Colts) have been one of the premier teams in the league over that past seven years and we played right with them twice this year. We feel like we're better than our record, but our record is who we are right now. We know if we play like that, we'll win a lot of games the rest of the year."
QB-SAGE ROSENFELS (on burning an early second-half timeout because of lack of communication) Texans vs. Colts Post-Game Quotes 11/16/08
"These fans here are pretty smart. When Peyton is out there you can literally hear a pin drop. But when it comes to (opponents') third downs it's hard to communicate. I got the play in but I didn't get the entire play. I didn't want to call the wrong play, which is what I've done once or twice in the past. You never like to call a timeout, but you don't want to call the wrong play either."
DE-MARIO WILLIAMS (on spending time in the Colts' backfield) Texans vs. Colts Post-Game Quotes 11/16/08
"I just need to be a step quicker. I have to make it happen a little faster. Peyton gets the ball off really fast, so we just have to get a way to get there."
DE-MARIO WILLIAMS (on holding the Colts to a lot of field goals) Texans vs. Colts Post-Game Quotes 11/16/08
"We just have to get that one play and we didn't get it. We have to get turnovers, which we didn't get. We just have to make it happen some way, somehow."
DE-MARIO WILLIAMS (on what the Colts did differently in the second half) Texans vs. Colts Post-Game Quotes 11/16/08
"Nothing really. For some reason we just started missing tackles and then we tried to get that corrected. It was just missed tackles. We just started missing tackles and we just got to shooting ourselves in the foot."
DE-MARIO WILLIAMS (on being frustrated on the last Colts first down) Texans vs. Colts Post-Game Quotes 11/16/08
"It was very frustrating, but at the same time we still got a chance. Luckily they didn't score."
DT-TRAVIS JOHNSON (on being on the field for a lengthy amount of time) Texans vs. Colts Post-Game Quotes 11/16/08
"We got some guys like (DE) Earl (Cochran) who played 70 plays. (DE) Mario (Williams) played 81 plays, and it gets you tired. We are professionals and have to work through it."
DT-TRAVIS JOHNSON (on having a chance to beat the Colts) Texans vs. Colts Post-Game Quotes 11/16/08
"We approach any game like we have a shot at it. We feel we are good as any other team. We just have to continue to work."
T-ERIC WINSTON (on the running game) Texans vs. Colts Post-Game Quotes 11/16/08
"I said earlier in the week there wasn't going to be a lot of surprises. We were going to come out and do our thing and they were going to do their thing and see what happens. I think we did a good job of getting a continuous push up front and (RB) Ahman (Green) and Slat (RB-Steve Slaton) did a great job of breaking tackles and giving us extra yards."
T-ERIC WINSTON (on their last drive) Texans vs. Colts Post-Game Quotes 11/16/08
"Well, we have no timeouts so we need to just go. We have to get completions. We have to get down the field and just rally as fast as we can and get ourselves in a position to at least throw into the end zone and win."