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12-18-2011, 08:41 PM
(on the game) “First off congratulations to Carolina, they came in here and kicked our butt up and down the field, in all three phases. Congratulations to (Carolina Head Coach) Ron (Rivera) and his team, they did a heck of a job. We obviously weren’t ready to play, and that starts with me. We got away with it last week, the same type of play in the first half, and this week we didn’t get away with it, we got buried in the first half. We tried to fight our way out of it, but ultimately when you turn the ball over and are as sloppy as we were and give up the big plays we gave up you’re not gonna win in this league. Like I said, congratulations to Carolina, they did a heck of a job.

(on the turnovers today and improving it) “The last month, you’re right. And I told you guys that last week, our backs have turned the ball over, and our quarterback is now turning over a couple weeks in a row. We are built on not doing that, and finding a way to run the ball, protect the ball and make people beat us. We went out there and beat ourselves from the get go today. We fumbled one on the second play of the game. We’ve been sloppy with it and we have to get it fixed. That’s what happens to you when you get that way.”

(on QB TJ Yates and all his check-downs and how he played) “He played like a young player today. He did not play as sharp, read-wise and stuff. I don’t know if that’s getting a little rattled early in the game or what, I don’t know. But, we had our opportunities for some big plays and we didn’t make them. So he’s got to play a lot better. It’s not about TJ, we had some miserable penalties offensively; I can think of five or six of them. We all took part in it. Like I said, fumbling the second play of the game, some of the stuff we did in coverage discipline wise. Don’t put it all on him. He’s got to do his job and obviously he didn’t do it today.”

(on practicing in pads this week and turnovers with running backs) “I did it Thursday. As a group, I think that’s maybe five in the last four weeks. That’s not us. Arian protects the ball good, and we’ve been pretty good. But we’ve been sloppy with the ball. We put a point of emphasis this week in practice and put our pads back on and did a lot of gauntlet work, but obviously it didn’t help. So we’ll have to get back in there.”

(on if starting games fast is declining because of QB Matt Schaub’s injury) “Well he’s not coming back.”

(on if he’s concerned with the struggles of K Neil Rackers and the rest of the team) “Yes, I am. Because that has been going on too. We’ve gotten away with it. Like I said last week, I was disturbed last week. I was obviously happy for the team, but I was very disturbed at how we played, especially in the first half as a team. And I told them that after the game, that’s going to come back to bite us. You’re not going to get away with that stuff. And he’s part of that concern. He’s missing big kicks and he’s been pretty automatic for us. It’s not Neil, it’s not (QB) TJ (Yates), the team got beat today, we got beat soundly. Like I said, the scary thing for me is that it did start last week in the first half. I have to find a way to stop the bleeding.”

(on looking at other kickers down the stretch) “No, I have confidence in Neil. Neil is a good kicker, and he’s been solid in this league and he’s been excellent for us. Whatever it is we have to go get it fixed, him and (Special Teams Coordinator) Joe (Marciano) and (P) Matt (Turk) got to go get it fixed. He has had a holder change, but he is familiar with Matt. We’ll just get him to correct his mistakes just like the other players.”


12-18-2011, 08:48 PM
(on this game not being a typical Texans performance) “Yeah, we didn’t come out with a lot of energy. I take a lot of blame with that because when you turn the ball over so early like that, it kind of deflates the energy.”

Antonio Smith
(on what he felt went wrong) “Mental mistakes. That can come from a lot of things. Like when they do that hurry-up, and doing that crazy snap, as they did on the opening touchdown. It’s just not being ready. You can second guess yourself. I’ve got to watch film to see what happened, but that is from mental mistakes. We were all prepared. We studied pretty hard for the game. I think that (Linebackers Coach) Reggie (Herring) had us ready this game. It’s just something when you get in that game and see a different thing. You get caught up and you’re one step behind and he’s out of the gate. That is one thing I was noticing. They were breaking a lot of runs outside off of us being unsure what to do.”
(on his reaction to the fans booing) “I was a little surprised, but sometimes that comes. I just say to the fans that you have to stick with us, be there with us through the ups and the downs, because we need that motivation. We need that pat on the back, because if we don’t then we can go even further down than we are. That’s why we need that positive energy.”

(on the crowd’s reaction to the team’s play) “They are the fans and they are entitled to feel how they want to feel. If I was in their shoes and saw something like that, when I’ve paid money—they pay to watch us win not lose. I never get upset at the fans. They came to watch a show and we didn’t give them the show they came for. They are the people that support us all the time, through good and bad. I’m not upset at them. We just have to do the right things to get the victory.”
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JJ Watt
(on how he felt about Carolina’s scoring trick play before the half) “It was a trick play. It’s a tough play to stop. It’s almost like the annexation of Puerto Rico I think and we clearly didn’t defend it well. We’re going to be ready for that in the future I’m sure.”

12-18-2011, 08:57 PM
Perhaps Kubes should go the other way and lighten things up a bit -- physically and mood?

12-18-2011, 08:58 PM

(on his touchdown catch) “It was a simple play and I guess what’s his name, Ryans, DeMeco Ryans, what’s his name? DeMeco Ryans couldn’t make the play and it was an easy touchdown. Again, this offense in my opinion is very hard to learn and as a defensive player you have to be on or someone will be open as I was and Cam [Newton] did a good job of finding people open.”


12-18-2011, 08:59 PM
(on his reaction to the fans booing)Fan, don't boo! http://dramadaily.net/forum/images/smilies/shaking_head.gif