Patriots safety Patrick Chung addresses the media during his press conference at Gillette Stadium on Friday, October 10, 2010.
Q: What's the outlook on going up against Randy Moss in a couple weeks?
PC:I'll tell you in a couple weeks. We've got Baltimore coming up now, so we've got to focus on them.
Q: When you heard about the trade, did you think about the fact that you'd be playing against him in a few weeks?
PC:I'm just doing my job here. I don't make those business decisions. I just help the team. Whatever Bill [Belichick] wants, I'm going to help him. We're not focusing on them right now. We've got a game coming up.
Q: Can you talk about your performance Monday night? Was that kind of a breakthrough or you? You seemed to be everywhere.
PC:Go blessed me. He gave me the opportunities, and you've got to be prepared for them. It was good. It felt awesome.
Q: How do you build upon that?
PC:I don't know yet. We haven't played another game, so we've got to keep it going, just stay focused, stay humble and just work hard.
Q: After a game like that, do you guys look at this Baltimore game as a game where you can maybe seek some redemption for the playoff loss last year?
PC:Guys probably think about that, but every game is important, regardless of if it's a rival game or just a regular game. Every game you have to treat as a rival game. We've just got to bring out A game. I know they are. It's a good defense, good team, good coaches, good players, so we have to be ready.
Q: What goes on for you during the bye week, like the self-scouting process and how much do you look forward to Baltimore?
PC:It does give us an extra week to get ready for them, but it also gives you an extra week to get your body right and work on your own techniques, just knowing what you did wrong, what you need to get better at, what things you did well that you could probably still get better at. It helps a lot having that extra week. You get to critique yourself and go from there.
Q: Any special plans this weekend?
PC:Just chilling with my son. That's it.
Q: Is it probably better that the Randy Moss trade happened during the bye week so you have a little more time to deal with it?
PC:Like I said, I can't really comment on that. I'm just doing my job here. Whatever happens with that happens with that. We've got practice in 15 minutes, so we can't be worrying about that stuff.
Q: Is there an ideal time for the bye week? Some guys say halfway through the season is best.
PC:The bye week is good whenever. You're going to need that time to get your body right, whether it's early in the season or late in the season. It's coming regardless, so just take advantage of it.
Q: Do you feel a little like 'what more could I ever do?' after having not won the AFC Special Teams Player of the Week award?
PC:I'm not worried about that. He [Josh Scobee] did a good job, too. Hats off to him. I'm not one of those guys. We've got plenty of games to go.
Q: You said in the spring that it was nobody's fault but your own that you didn't get to play as much last season and that you really focused during the offseason. Do you feel like all of that work is starting to pay off?
PC:You could say that. We've got a long season, but I did take...I mean, you want to make it as hard as you want to make it and I realize that. It took me a while to realize that. But we still have a long way to go. We can get better or worse, but I've just got to keep my mind right and keep working hard.
Q: I know you guys put games in the rearview mirror as you go along, but how do you build upon a game like last week's moving forward?
PC:the good is the good; [with] the bad, you can get better. It's as simple as that. Just watch the bad plays and just get better on those so you can lessen those bad plays the next game. You've got execute, really. Do your job and just know you're playing for the people next to you.
Q: What did that win tell you guys about what you are capable of doing?
PC:I think we're happy. I can't speak for the whole team; I'm not 53 guys, but I was happy. I could tell everyone else was happy. It's a good feeling to win a game – for any team. So we've just got to keep building and go from there.