On his decision to take a safety at the end of the game:
Well, to me, that gave us a better chance to win the game. To go for it on fourth and ten at the one yard lineÖ If you give it to them there, in my opinion thereís no chance to win because, at worst they take a knee and you get it back at the same place in less time, but if they score a touchdown youíve got no chance. So, that was my thought.
On if there wasnít enough room to punt:
I thought that punting against the wind like it was that theyíre going to get the ball on the 40, 45-yard line. If they run the clock down and punt it back to us, we got it at the twenty [yard line] with less time. I know the field goal might have given us a better chance, but thatís the decisions you make in life. I thought that gave us the best chance to win the game.
On not finding rhythm on the offensive end:
No. We realized we werenít going to be able to run the football like we wanted to. I did a poor job of getting it designed and getting it going the way it needed to. We finally decided to go to [our] two minute offense and that was the one way we moved the football. Weíve got to get better at running the football. You canít go out there and play two minute offense the whole ball game, we know that. Weíve got to find better ways to run the football and thatís my responsibility to get that done. Weíve played well enough to win in a lot of areas, but offensively we didnít play well enough to win and thatís my responsibility.
On if getting the running game going means choosing one running back and staying with him:
It means getting the running game going. I think it has less to do with whoís running it and us making sure weíre blocking it right and getting the ball in the spots where we need to get it ran. I think thatís the biggest thing and thatís something weíve got to get better at.
On Miamiís penetration:
Well, Iíll have to watch the film to determine exactly what it was. You get a little bit of a feeling in the game, but the feeling in the game is you can or you canít. Why? You donít get to determine that on the field. You have to watch the film to determine why. So, you adjust as best as you can on the move.
On if youíre allowed to kick an on-side kick after a safety, and if you are, did he consider it:
Well, that was a form of [an on-side kick]. What we were trying to do was kick it high and short in to the wind and make somebody field it that doesnít normally field it Ė or let it hit the ground down there and hopefully we get it that way. Thatís another form of an on-side [kick] Ė not kicking it all the way down the field to their return guys.
On how QB Trent Edwards played:
He missed some throws during the course of the ball game and he made some great throws. Weíve got to get to a level of consistency throughout the ball game to get where we need to be. We have done it in preseason, but that was preseason and it doesnít count. Now it counts and weíve got to get to that level of consistency. Thatís what weíll be working on, this week and weekís to come.
On his thoughts about QB Trent Edwards not wanting to throw the ball down field:
We tried to throw about four or five shots, and thatís what we try to say in the course of the game, four or five shots, but when you donít have anything going itís hard to get something going. We threw it down the field and got a holding call. It seemed like we got the penalties at the worst time. Weíd get something going and weíd commit a penalty. You canít do that. Weíre not there offensively and when youíre not their offensively all those little things kill you. Thatís where we are right now. Thatís the one thing weíll talk about this week, eliminating those things so that when we make a big play itís not called back and we donít end up with second and 20 and third and 20. Thatís not his fault. Thatís not his fault. He made a great throw down the middle of field, but the quarterback takes the blame in this game Ė the quarterback and head coach take the blame. We both understand that. Weíre big boys.
On if he was happy with the way the defense played:
Yeah, I think I was pleased, overall, with how they played. I was. They fought their rear off and did some good things. It would have been nice to get off the field at some opportune times there, but hey, thatís a part of it. We didnít get off at those times but we eventually got off. We win as a team and we lose as a team. You wonít hear any of those guys, I donít think, point fingers anywhere. If fingers need to be pointed, they point right back at me. Thatís my responsibility to get it to the winning side of the ball.
On the status of LB Paul Posluszny:
Weíre getting further tests. Weíll know more tomorrow or the next day. Weíll know exactly where we stand with him. It could be short term, it could be long term to be honest with you.
On if there were any other injuries:
Cary Harris had a leg injury in the ball game. He pulled a hamstring. I donít know how long that will be as well, but that was only the really major thing. Iíll tell you, I thought Demetrius Bell fought through it really well. He played more snaps than we anticipated and he kept battling out there. That was good to see that about him.
On how Miami was able to be so disruptive:
Iíll let you know when I find out, when I watch the film.