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Chandler Jones Conference Call Transcript
CJ: First thing I'll say, I'm very sleepy, to be honest with you. I haven't watched the film yet, I'm actually heading to the facility right now. But I feel great to go out there and get a good win and to see our team battle like that for more than 60 minutes, actually. I looked at the snap count, we played 90 snaps defensively, so [inaudible] and have to keep moving forward.
Q: What does it say about the mental toughness to be able to bounce back and put together that second half performance?
CJ: I feel like it's more than the mental toughness. It's just the kind of guys that Bill Belichick has put on this team. I feel like we have guys that are willing to put 110 percent on every snap on every play. You can talk about Brandon Spikes. He had a great game. He went out there and he recovered a fumble. It's certain things, just the camaraderie and the brotherhood and how we work so well together and that's the progression you're going to get.
Q: It's always next man up but it has to be encouraging to do what you did last night without guys like Jerod Mayo and Vince Wilfork and other plays you've lost to injury.
CJ: Yeah, and like you just said, next man up. It's not who we don't have, it's who we do have.
Q: Do you feel good about where this team is right now with the post-Thanksgiving stretch looming?
CJ: Personally, I feel like we have to take it one game at a time, one play at a time and try to execute and be perfect that one play or that one game – never look back, never look forward, just take it where you are now. That's my take on that.
Q: If one of the rookies comes to you and asks what the most important thing to remember as the games get more important, what will you tell them?
CJ: Like I said before, just go – just keep going, don't stop. No matter what the score is, just keep going. That should be the motto for everyone not just the rookies, but for any team and not just for our team. Any team that saw us play the other night, I'm pretty sure that there are other players that watched that game and it just goes to show don't stop, just keep going.
Q: How do you turn the page after an emotional win like that and make the trip down to Houston?
CJ: It was an emotional win but it's over. I would say take some time off and celebrate but I celebrated it last night in my dreams when I was asleep. That's about it and we're moving on to Houston.