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Post-Game Transcript: OT Chad Wheeler

Eric from BBI : Admin : 11/19/2017 6:12 pm
Tackle Chad Wheeler

Postgame vs. Kansas City Chiefs, November 19, 2017

Q: What was it like going against a guy like Justin Houston?

A: It was intense. He's a savvy veteran and has a variety of moves. He's pretty quick. I just had to stay in front of him.

Q: Coach McAdoo said it was a pretty quiet game for you. For a guy in your situation, that's a pretty good thing, right?

A: Yes, I had a quiet game, but that's a good thing. It's a testament to Eli getting the ball out quickly and D.J. Fluker helping me. It wasn't just my effort. It was a team effort.

Q: On Orleans Darkwa's touchdown run, how satisfying was it to get such a good push on your part?

A: It was Rhett Ellison and I. Rhett took his hip out and had a great down block.

Q: Was it especially challenging being on the right side, given that you have practiced so much on the left?

A: At first, it was but day to day, you get better at it.

Q: Was there anything that surprised you?

A: I was surprised by how quick Houston is. Everyone is good out there.

Q: How did you not let a name like Justin Houston get to you mentally and stay confident in that matchup?

A: I think preparation was a big key to it. We have a great group of guys. They have faith in me and I have faith in myself.

Q: Did you notice that the game started to get easier for you compared to the first drive?

A: Yes, it got easier. Obviously, he would have had some plays if Eli didn't get rid of the ball, so it was a good effort by him.

Q: What were the first couple of snaps like?

A: I had some butterflies. I was going against one of the top defensive ends in the league, so there was a little bit of a rush.
Diver_Down : 11/19/2017 6:15 pm : link
Keep working and soak up the experience.
I'll say this, our OL players are good guys  
PatersonPlank : 11/19/2017 6:22 pm : link
Flowers (pushing that reporter aside), Wheeler, Pugh, Fluker, etc. They just keep their mouths shut and work hard.
Good observation, Plank ...  
Manny in CA : 11/19/2017 6:41 pm : link

Wheeler's a big tall dude with quick feet - always a good thing for a tackle. As he gains more experience and strength - "sky's the limit" !
Have to love the optimism the OL breeds nowadays  
adamg : 11/19/2017 6:43 pm : link
They've turned things around once OBJ went out. Seems like the pressure helped make the line solidify.
Some commitment to the run helps  
Rjanyg : 11/19/2017 7:25 pm : link
Most linemen like running the ball. 2 TE sets are helping everybody.

Less 11 personnel.
Note to Chad Wheeler  
Beer Man : 11/19/2017 7:51 pm : link
Any time an OL-men has a quiet game that is a good thing. Congrats on a successful first start.
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