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Jim Zorn Monday Press Conference

On the execution of the offensive line:

"I think that is where teams fall, when they get the quarterback hit. Sometimes you like to think that the scheme took you out of the play and you look and there are answers and some of those answers are getting beat in a one-on-one situation where you have your guy and he beats you, you didn't block him. Even on defense, you have your pass rush, you didn't beat your guy, he blocked you. Those are the things that up front, on both lines, that happen. Not all the time, we had our shots. We had a couple of shots. The frustrating this is to see things happening well down the field, but not having enough time to get the play thrown or executed. Those are the frustrating things. They magnify when the result is like today, or a loss. They are just magnified. They are glaring because there are a handful of them, but they are glaring and that is what is very frustrating having to live with today."

On if the technique of the offensive line needs to be addressed:

"I heard Buges (Joe Bugel), even last night on the sideline, saying 'you cannot duck your head.' As an offensive lineman if you are going to pass protect, you have to have your head up and if you lunge and duck your head it gives a guy that is on the move the ability to beat you. I heard him say that last night to a couple of guys. It is just that moment that slight moment, as the ball is snapped, if that happens the play can be over before it really gets started."

On if the quality of the pass rushers has affected the offensive line:

"I think what happens is when you have the quality of pass rusher [that we have been facing] you have to be perfect. You have to play with technique for 70 plays, if you have the privilege of having 70 plays. You have to play that play just like it is a perfect play for you."

On why the team is unable to score:

"I don't think it has to do with the creativeness of trying to get people unlocked down the field. It has more with to do, on offense, it takes all 11 guys doing things right so you can get it to that one guy you are trying to be real creative with or create a mismatch or get him into an area that you have cleaned out. I would say that as we work through that, you see this thing that is going to develop and then we scramble because we didn't have time or a guy gets jammed at the line of scrimmage, doesn't get off, he has to get off the press or he has to actually accelerate down the field so the play is ruined because he is so late getting down the field we can't get the ball to him. Those are the things that happen. When the players see it, it is not like the light goes on, because we have been working at it, but they can actually see. As they continue to improve, improve, improve I am optimistic about us getting better as we play faster. We are hitting on some cylinders, but we are not hitting on all of them, that is for sure."

On the technique of the offensive line:

"What it is, as a guy moves so quick, and he may have three or four moves, if you lunge at that one move, he has the counter to it. It is a bit of a sparring match, if you will. I just think that the line, they will get fooled every one in a while. We do have a quarterback that can avoid a sack. We do have a quarterback that can avoid that type of immediate free guy as well. That happened in the game when we get the ball off, but it is not going to happen all the time. I really believe this, that most teams have that frustration of getting a QB sack or getting a QB pressure. That is going to happen during a game. I don't think you can block them every single time, but when we do have the chance, we have to hit what we throw as well and we have to complete the passes. I will give you a couple of thoughts. When we took the shot down the field with Santana (Moss) after they scored, that would have put us on the nine-yard line. That was a deep pass. Santana went up for it. It was a volatile situation. Had he come down with it that was a huge play. We did get protection. It was executed well. It was thrown well. He had to go to heroics to make that catch and we didn't get it. That was one of those handful of plays that you wish could have gone the other way. Those kinds of plays happen as well. It just makes for a hard day today when you point your fingers at that handful of plays."

On if the hits on quarterback Jason Campbell affect his play:

"I try to prepare our quarterbacks. I always tell them this, you are going to get hit at least seven times this game and they are going to be tremendous hits and you have to get back up because quarterbacks get hit. I don't want them to go into any game thinking this is going to be hunky-dory and it is going to be a walk in the park. It never is. I try to give them that mental picture. Then, this is what happens. When they do get hit and they don't know where it came from, what I try to do is give them the correct information, here is what happened. It may be simply, this guy got beat, he whiffed. I think that helps the QB to know that it is not the scheme. Some quarterbacks if they get hit, they didn't make the right protection call or they didn't make the adjustment properly, they didn't see the hot situation and that kind of blows their minds a little bit. It gives them a lack of confidence to think, well I'm not doing my job, but if you can tell them what happened it gives them a chance to say, okay we're going to get that taken care of because he is not going to whiff twice. We have to help that guy who just whiffed. As long as the quarterback knows that we can take care of it and we are going to take care of it, I think it keeps him playing well. It keeps him playing with some confidence."

On if quarterback Jason Campbell handled the pressure well:

"I was very pleased with that. There was a couple times in there where he felt it was going to break down or he felt he was getting pressure and it wasn't even the wrong color jersey. It was our guy getting pushed back. As the quarterback is looking down the field and then you feel this presence it makes you want to move, even though it is your guy holding their guy off. It is still an effective way to pass rush, even if you are getting blocked."

On what went through his mind as he was about to get hit:

"There are several things. One, if you can see them coming, I always felt like they couldn't touch me if I saw them coming. I will say this, when you couldn't see them coming, you hit the ground so fast it didn't really hurt, you just wondered why you were on the ground because you didn't see it, so there were times like that as well. The main thing is if you sense it coming and you know you can't get out of the way it is all about ball security. It is about taking the sack, falling correctly, securing the ball and just letting the coach dial up the next play or letting us punt if it was a third down situation. That is all you can do as a QB. That is part of maintaining your poise, not trying something silly where you are getting hit and you want to get rid of the ball and you throw it up and it gets picked or something like that."

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