RB Rashad Jennings
Postgame vs. Chicago, November 20, 2016
Q: How did things flip in the second half? The offense kind of got going again.
A: I think that we were able to play in front of the chains. I think that in the first half we got caught up in having some second and long plays, and like I have said before, if you stay ahead of the sticks, eliminate the negative plays, then you put yourself in a good position when it is second and six, second and seven, second and three, so I think in the second half we were able to get to that a little bit more. We stalled out a couple times and went three and out when it was crucial, but our defense was able to adjust and bail us out.
Q: What does it say about your offensive line that you were able to be so patient running the ball?
A: Listen, they are playing together. When you are able to say no penetration, I feel like Ė I think anyone can say that across the league. If you donít have penetration, then it is really your job to find out how to get some ugly yards and our offensive line kept going, kept dropping their feet and we were able to make a couple big runs. That is a testament to them. They were working at it every day all week and we have had some new faces up front, but that hasnít slowed those guys down at all.
Q: You guys have won five games in a row. Does that have a nice ring to it?
A: Yes, it does. Like I said before, man, it feels good to win. You are going to see me smile, but it is short lived because every single week you have a team that is trying to beat you, so we are going to look at the tape, find out where the hidden yardage is at and we can continue to grow and finish with the ball in our hand. We werenít able to do that like we wanted to and that is something that we are going to have to do down the stretch.
Q: How rewarding is it to be able finish games at the end?
A: It is rewarding because everybody puts in so much more, top to bottom, every single coach. We trust each other throughout the whole entire week, we keep on throwing effort at every problem that comes across the board, and it feels good to see some Ws coming up because of that.
Q: You got the ball a lot today. You like to work, donít you?
A: I love to work. I am built to work. But more importantly, we got a win and however I can contribute, whether it is blocking the blindside, protecting E (Eli) or catching out of the backfield, I am built for that, so we just have to keep focusing and keep on growing as a team and find ways to close the game with the ball in our hands like we want to.