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Transcript: David Andrews Press Conference 10/26

Patriots center David Andrews addresses the media at Gillette Stadium on Friday, October 26, 2018.


Q: Bill Belichick said earlier this week that Buffalo blitzes a lot of different ways. Is there a lot more film work involved when you know there are that many different types of blitzes?

DA: They do a good job of spinning guys through there. Kind of everyone gets a shot to blitz. I think sometimes it can be hard to pick all of it up on film. I think this is the kind of game where you really have to rely on your rules. It might not be just the linebacker - you're going to have some perimeter guys, things like that. So you've got to rely on your rules and things we've been taught.

Q: Do you have a favorite James White story?

DA: Favorite James White story? Every time he gets the football, I like it a lot. He does a good job for us.

Q: James is very serious, focused, disciplined. Do you ever see another side to him?

DA: Yeah, I think we all have our funny sides but when it's time to work, it's time to work. James has been a great teammate. I really enjoy getting to play with him.

Q: Where does Buffalo's stadium rank in terms of atmosphere?

DA: I enjoy playing at Buffalo. It's a hostile environment and their fans are rowdy and ready to go. I think it's definitely up there for me, environment, atmosphere, whatever you want to call it. 

Q: Does it almost feel like a college atmosphere with the fans up there?

DA: Yeah, I guess there is definitely kind of an aspect of that. They've got a great fan base. It's been a good organization over the years.

Q: Did you draw on your SEC experience when you first got up there?

DA: Yeah, I guess. I mean, it's different but they're definitely passionate and they enjoy tailgates. Good fans.

Q: Against the Bears, James White ran eight times and got two first downs, forcing the Bears to burn their timeouts. How awesome is it that he's able to do that?

DA: That was some good situational football right there for us and we practice a lot of different situations. For us, what was left, 30 seconds or something like that with no timeouts? You saw how close they got to converting on their long pass so some of those yards or seconds could have made a difference in the game. We always like to end the game with the ball but in the scheme of it, we were able to accomplish a lot. Chew up a lot of time, make them use timeouts and move the ball down on our side of the field.

Q: What's the key when you're going up against a guy like Kyle Williams who's that big and also light on his feet?

DA: Kyle's a great player and he's been doing this a long time and I have a lot of respect for him. I think he plays the game the right way. He's tough, physical, he's got great short-space quickness. He just seems like he's never blocked. His effort's through the roof. When you're going up against a guy like that, you can't be lackadaisical, fall asleep on a play because next thing you know, he's behind you. He's a great player and, like I said, he's been doing it a long time.

Q: Was there a moment that you first remember being really impressed with James White?

DA: I can't recall one specific thing because it's kind of been so consistent the whole time. It's never just one day it clicked. Since I got here he's just kind of Mr. Consistent guy and you kind of know even when he's back there maybe on something, he's going to make us right on a blitz pick-up. There's a lot of trust that goes between us. He does a great job for us.

Q: Can you talk about this being a division game?

DA: It's a big division game. It's going to be a big road challenge - our first road division game and Monday night game. They're going to be amped up, ready to go. It's always a tough challenge for us and you know they're going to be excited and definitely be ready to go this week. 

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