Deon Grant, 11.15.10

Q: What'd you see on the interception?
A: When I saw the formation and the personnel right before the play, I told Kenny on a little push that I was coming over toward him. I thought it was going to be a throw-back screen to their tight end. Once I alert the cornerback that it was going to be the throwback screen, and it wasn't that, I knew they had to be taking a shot up-field. I vacated my area, went over there, and tried to make a play.

Q: You think that was going to be a turning point in the game?
A: Sure, yeah, I really did. You could tell I got up and headed right to the sidelines, looking to go back out there and line up again. The defense goes out there and lines up again, and get another takeaway to get the offense a chance to put some more points on the board. It didn't fall that way, though.

Q: What do you tell the guys after a game like that?
A: What I told them last night before we even broke, I said, ‘If we don't hurry up and wash that out of our minds and get prepared for the rest of the season, it's going to be a long season.' That's the main thing. That's one loss, and we're still at the top of our division. We still have another team that if they win, we'll be tied. We're 1-1 right now, so we have a long season left, so at the end of the day, you have to let that go. The guys that had bad games, made a lot of mental mistakes, and just didn't play the game that they usually play, you just have to let them go and get back to basics. Keep this brotherhood that we have going, keep it together.

Q: Do you think it was overconfidence?
A: I don't know what that means. That isn't in our character. That isn't even in this locker room. I wouldn't even allow that. I'm one of the oldest guys in here and I won't even allow that. We work hard every day and we stay humble. We don't see us in the media with our chests out and with an S on our chest like Superman. That's not even in our character.

Q: Was it rough to see all the big plays again on film after you guys played so well on defense the past few games?
A: Not even watching the film, just witnessing it. We didn't even have to watch the film to know that we were getting outplayed and everything else. Of course it was difficult because we knew it wasn't there. We knew we weren't playing G-Men football defense at all. We were very disappointed.

Q: Does the winning streak after the Colts and Titans game reflect that you guys have the team who can bounce back from this?
A: Definitely. We knew what type of team we had before we even lost to the Colts. We just got away and tried something new against Peyton, a guy you don't try something new with. This team's offense, defense, and special teams all didn't have a good game against them. We didn't have a deep look down, and it's the same situation now. We look at the film and we know exactly what we messed up on. We just have to fix some things, and we know that we have a division opponent, go out there and get ready for Philly.

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