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Kenny Phillips, 11.01.12

Q: How did you feel out there today?
A: I did a little bit last week, which felt pretty good, and this week was just getting my feet back under me.

Q: Do you feel confident that you might be able to go this week?
A: I'm going this week. I do feel confident in my knee. It's been a long, long process. I feel like it's good enough for me to get back out there and make some plays.

Q: Are you sure the team feels the same way about you going this week?
A: Yeah, I think so. I think they're going to kind of put it in my hands. I'm not going to go out there and do anything stupid. If I'm not ready, I'm not going to go. For the most part, it feels good and I'll be ready for Sunday.

Q: With the bye week looming, the conservative way would be to sit out for these next two weeks.
A: No. I'm ready to just go push it and then when the bye week comes, I'll take advantage of it.

Q: What kinds of challenges are there for you getting back out there?
A: They're a great offense. They're fast. All of their receivers can run. So I've definitely got to be confident. I can't go out there if I don't feel confident in my knee and that's not what I'm going to do.

Q: Was there a weird feeling watching Stevie Brown play so well?
A: It wasn't weird. I was trying to figure out why they couldn't see him. Half of the time he would be sitting in the middle of the field and they would just throw the ball and he's making them pay for it. He's done a great job for us and he's made a whole lot of plays.

Q: Do you think you can start playing three safeties?
A: Yeah. I think he shows that he's capable of making plays for us and he's reliable. He's not going to harm us in any way, so I think Coach Perry will definitely have some three-safety packages he'll like to put back in.

Q: It's kind of hard to take away the job of a guy who is leading the NFL in takeaways.
A: He did what he was supposed to do. He took advantage of an opportunity. It's rare that a guy loses his position to an injury, but it's possible with the way he's playing. I'm not worried about it. Whatever role they give me, I'll take it. If I have to backup my backup, I'll do it.

Q: Is there a part of you that wants to ease yourself back into the game?
A: I'll let the coaches take care of that. I think they're going to probably limit my reps throughout the week, maybe in the game. I'm not sure. But when I'm out there, I'm just going to go 100 percent.