DT Jay Bromley
Postgame vs. Los Angeles Rams, November 5, 2017
Q: You guys embarrassed by this?
A: I think you should take it to heart. You should take it to heart looking at that scoreboard as far as being a defense. I donít care; we donít have to worry about what the offense does. We really want to put it on our shoulders to carry this team as much as we can. Theyíve given up 50 pointsóhey, theyíre never going to get the job done.
Q: Youíve played a lot of games in this stadium. Was it hard to look around in the second half and see what was going on here with the empty seats and booing?
A: We try to tune that out as much as we can. You know the highs are never too high, the lows are never too low, but we werenít playing good football so the fans were letting us know about it. We were just trying to come out and put one foot in front of the other and try to just win one play at a time and it didnít work out for us today.
Q: Did you guys feel like you had it together coming off the bye and re-setting?
A: We definitely felt confident in the fact that we can compete with this football team. We knew they were a good football team coming in and we knew number 30 [Todd Gurley II] was a great back, we knew they got the passing game going with 16 [Jared Goff]. We knew about all their weapons. We just thought we could do a better job of containing them and we didnít.
Q: People are going to look at the score and look at the record and think you guys quit and what would you say to those people?
A: No, we donít quit, man. Really, things just really didnít fall our way whatsoever. It was just one of those games when it was like okay, okay, and guys just have to watch the film, understand their responsibilities better from myself to the top to the bottom, and we have to do a better job of knowing what we have to do and being in the right places. We donít quit. I donít believe anybody in this locker room quits and if anybody ever has their head down, we know that itís a lot of guys on this team thatís going to make sure they pick their head up.
Q: Can you describe what this week is like? You guys are coming back from the bye week. Youíre supposed to be refreshed and feeling good and then you get the [Janoris Jenkinsí] suspension and then you come out here and itís a really tough loss.
A: Itís always a horrible feeling to lose, then to lose like this, itís kind of one of those you kind of just want to go to the next game. You know what Iím saying? Burn the film. Go to the next game. Thatís kind of how we feel. I know thatís how I feel. You just want to get on to the next week and get to preparing and, honestly, get us preparing for a W.
Q: What about the week in general when you wanted to come back and attack this second half of the season and feel like a closer-knit team?
A: I donít know what to tell you. We just didnít play well today. I donít think that weíre necessarily apart as a team. I think weíre still a close-knit team. We just didnít execute today.
Q: Did you ever think anybody could put 50 on this defense?
A: I donít know if Iíve ever had 50 onóIím in my fourth yearóI think this might be the first time Iíve ever had 50 on the defense, so especially on this defense I wouldnít think so. I donít think any of you guys thought that, but obviously itís possible. Anythingís possible, so you just got to go back to the drawing board.
Q: The Saints a couple of years ago had 50 on you guys and you know what that signifies on a defense.
A: Oh yeah. That was a reminder.
Q: Is there any kind of dread? A lot of the guys who were there then are here now. Are you guys kind of slipping back into that?
A: A dread?
Q: You know, worried? You know what that was like.
A: Not so much, man. I really couldnít tell you yes or no. I really just have to say we have to watch the film. We have to continue to work better. Like you said, we just made a bunch of mistakes and they capitalized off of them.
Q: People are going to speculate about Ben [McAdooís] future as a head coach. Do players start to hear that? Do you start to worry youíre going to get him fired?
A: No. We donít worry about none of that. You control the ďcontrollablesĒ. The only thing we control is how we play and how we prepare and we just got to do that every single week, one day at a time.