Q: Do you talk to your teammates about your Super Bowl experience?
A: I never speak of losing and I have had my own personal experience with that. It is nothing that I really want to share with the guys. I definitely don’t want to be on that end again by any means. If I have to get carried off the field, so be it, but whatever it takes at this point.
Q: Are Cruz and Welker the best slot receivers in the league?
A: Wes Welker is definitely improving and Cruz has done exceptional this year. I can’t say that they are the best slot receivers in this game. There are a lot of great slot receivers but right now, at the top of their game, I would definitely have to say that it is those two.
Q: Where do you expect to be in your preparation on Monday?
A: We take it as it comes. Along with this opportunity comes a lot of great things, there are a lot of things that you have to get yourself ready for. We are preparing this week like we are playing this week. That is the message that has been told to us by one of our leaders and we are keeping that on our shoulders.
Q: Is a lot of the work expected to be done by the time you get to Indy?
A: We are working and a lot of work is expected to be done and will be done also when we get up there. Our mindset is to go up there and win this game so we are going to do whatever it takes to win this game. Our focus is to prepare and be on top of our game.
Q: What is the most difficult part to prepare for when you think about Tom Brady?
A: There are a lot of different things but most of all it is his weapons. I don’t think you can take his strengths away from him. We just have to be exceptionally good in trying to limit his targets. He is an exceptional quarterback, especially when he scans the field. He is very, very good at reading defenses so we can’t take away what he is good at but we can try to work his targets and take those guys away.
Q: When you win five in a row, do you start to feel like you can’t lose?
A: You never feel like you can’t lose but you try to prepare yourself enough and you have done everything you can do to put yourself in the situation to win. I think that is what our approach is and I think that is our mindset.
Q: What is the most difficult part of the first week before you go to Indianapolis?
A: I don’t know, I don’t see a difficult part in anything. We are not doing anything out of the ordinary. We are going to work and we are preparing. We are staying on top of our game and we are preparing this week like we are going out there on Sunday.