LB Jonathan Casillas
Postgame vs Eagles, November 6, 2016
Q: How big was it to get contributions from guys like Andrew Adams and Trevin Wade today?
A: Itís huge. Itís huge. You want everyone, all 11 guys, to be playing at a high level. I think everyone did that today. I feel like we couldíve took some points off the board for them. They scored a little more than we wanted them to, especially with us having two turnovers early. You know it was going to be a tough fight with those guys coming to town.
Q: Do you get used to being on the field to end the game?
A: Well, I feel like weíre maturing a lot. Early in the season we were put in tough situations early in ballgames, late in ballgames. I feel like that gave us some grit and some toughness. We matured. Weíre still developing, bonding and molding together. I think we still have a ways to go to improve. Weíre getting there.
Q: When you break that huddle on fourth down, does anyone say anything?
A: Thereís a lot of things being said. Get off the field, we have to stop them, we have to get the ball back to our offense. We believe it. Itís not just fluff talk. Itís real talk. We believe weíre going to make that play. The big plays that we all dreamed about making. We all feel like we can make them on the defensive side of the ball.
Q: Does that say a lot about this team?
A: I always believe. When you have this group of guys, the group that we have here. You have so much talent at every position and so much instincts and football savvy at every position. You know those guys are going to make the play. You know Iím going to make the play. I think weíre relying on each other and weíre all being accountable, paying attention to detail. I think thatís showing up every day.
Q: Is this the kind of game that is turning the season in the right direction where you want to go?
A: I think itís already going in that direction. The win streak has been rolling already. We lost a couple straight in the middle of the season. I think weíre rolling right now. We have a tough game coming off a tough game. We have an extra day to rest. I think itís in our favor. Everything is still in front of us.