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Post-Game Transcript: Offensive Tackle Andrew Thomas

Eric from BBI : Admin : 11/20/2022 6:58 pm
Offensive Tackle Andrew Thomas

Q: Does it feel like today was not just what the Lions did, but did you feel like you have a lot to clean up too?

A: No. We give credit to the Lions. They did a good job. They executed their plan. There are some things we have to do better if we want to continue winning.

Q: Are you curious at all to see how you guys respond to this? Probably the worst you played so far this year.

A: I think we have a resilient team. Injuries definitely hurt, but we have to have a quick mindset. We're on to another challenge, a division game so we can't dwell on this one too much.

Q: With margins of error that are so slim, when you have a game with minus three turnover ratio, that has to be a difficult hole to climb out of?

A: It's definitely tough. You can't turn the ball over in this league. It's definitely hard, especially giving it to an explosive offense like Detroit. They have been scoring 30 points in a lot of their games. We didn't help the defense out at all with that.

Defensive Lineman Dexter Lawrence

Q: You guys have been pretty stout all season and it's the first time somebody has kind of ...

A: Its's good to learn from this so you know how not to let it happen again.

Q: In a way is it a relief that you have to get right back to it for Thursday?

A: Yeah. Tell the guys to take care of their bodies, we got a quick turnaround and you have to forget about this game. You can do that with this Thursday game.

Q: You had a lot of stars go down with injury on defense. Is that a concern with this short turnaround?

A: No. Guys will be ready. We do a good job getting guys ready to go. Next man up.

Q: Why do you think it was such a difficult day on defense?

A: The simple things we got to get corrected. They took advantage of miscommunication, this and that. They're a good team and credit to them.

Q: Is part of that, yes you say next man up but you lose (cornerback) Adoree' (Jackson) early. When you keep losing guys like that, does that make that communication part of it that much harder?

A: Everybody that played this week played last week. We just got to be more tuned in on our keys and doing our job.

Q: What do you guys have to do better in the run game defending against the run when you head to Dallas on Thursday?

A: Everybody playing their gaps, up front getting knock back and just continue to play hard and just everybody getting to the ball.

Q: You guys have lost games this season. Does this one feel different the way you guys weren't in it in the fourth quarter?

A: I wouldn't say it was different. They made more plays than us. We kept fighting. Unfortunately, it didn't go our way. It happens.

Q: Concerned with the quick turnaround and so many guys getting hurt?

A: No. I told guys just take care of your bodies. You like to have quick turnarounds and let this game go. You get to make up for it on Thursday.
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