G Patrick Omameh
August 20, 2018
Q: How do you think, for the first team offensive line, the run blocking and the run game have gone so far and where do you think it can improve?
A:†You can see something that you can improve upon in any aspect of the game. You can always go back to the basics, focus on execution and keep on improving at the rate that weíre improving. Thereís really no ceiling for what this offense can do.
Q: Coach (Shurmur) said that this team is going to go far as this offensive line takes it. You guys are a new group together, do you see signs that you can be the offensive line that leads this team far back to the playoffs?†
A: Absolutely. We are all aware of the job thatís expected of us, and weíre all ready to step up to the plate and take on that challenge. Itís just a matter of us continuing to build and improve and be where we want to be when the season hits.†††
Q:† How will you know when you guys have (found cohesiveness)?
A: Itís a feel and itís something that youíll be able to see when weíre hitting on all cylinders, thatís when the offense is just hitting the way we want to hit. Every time we go on the field, we go back, take a look, analyze what we need to analyze and keep on pushing forward.†
Q:† Howíd you think you guys played (in Detroit)?
A: There were good things we were able to get done. Always happy with a win, able to move the ball around, always also things to improve upon and get the chance to get back to the meeting room, take a look at the tape, critique what we need to critique and make the improvements we need to make.
Q:† You guys had the one glaring mistake when Davis Webb had the incompletion. How important was it to rebound from that and get back on the field right away and then complete that drive for the line, because he had pretty good protection the rest of that drive?
A:† Right. Thatís the nature of the game. Sometimes things donít go exactly according to plan. As they say in football, youíve got to have a short memory and get back on the field and continue to play the game, and we were able to continue that, finish up that drive with a score and thatís the expectation.†††
Q: How clean has the communication been on the starting offensive line? You guys have had about three quarters for the first two preseason games and if it hasnít been (clean), what can you do to make sure it does get clean?
A: Itís a process, building that communication between everybody thatís going to be working with each other, and I say the communication has progressed tremendously in several ways. As far as where we can improve, as far as thatís concerned, we feel weíre moving in the right direction.
Q: How important has time been off the field getting this group together and getting to know each other and building that chemistry?
A: Chemistry is something thatís built both on and off the field. Offensive linemen maybe more so than any other position group need to have that kind of chemistry and cohesiveness, and we know our group of guys just gravitate towards each other. Itís been a pretty natural type of organic build, this chemistry that weíre developing, and I expect it to continue from there.†††