The first year, you`re a fish out of water; you have no idea of the offense. Year two, you know the offense, you`re comfortable. Now you can see the confidence come out, so now you see an athlete look like a totally different football player because they`ve got confidence, they`re playing with authority and they understand where they need to be. So it`s not so much that they get better in terms of talent, but you can see the talent.
I feel great, I feel fresh. And officially, I am back.
But that`s nothing new. We`re going to be a running team whether it`s Ben or Tommy or Charlie at quarterback. And we`ll still throw the football, too.
It`s working that way, and, hopefully, if I can stay healthy toward the end of the year, it`s a big plus for us, ... That`s the fun part, to be able to go out there and still contribute. To be on the sideline all those weeks, it was frustrating, so it was good to go back out there and pound the ball and show people it was still there.
I`m happy for them, ... They got a chance to get one, that`s the goal. I`m not bitter or anything like that.
We don`t have to be as good as we were last year, ... It doesn`t matter if we`re 15-1 again - if we`re 10-6 but we win the Super Bowl, that`s a better season.
I got `em going,
In the Buffalo game, Willie had one long run,
In my book (he has), but guess what? My book don`t mean much, ... I don`t know. That`s why you have to defer to the big fella, who`s supposed to make those decisions. I don`t get paid to make those decisions.
I went to Charlie and said, `Give it to me, look it all the way in, follow me as I go through, and I`ll do the rest,