Q: Offensively, the game seemed to change when Dwayne Bowe left the game. How do you generate more without him this week?
DABOLL: "Everybody's got to do a better job, collectively. Of course, everybody knows we're going to run the ball with 25 back there and those guys. In terms of creating separation man-to-man, making accurate throws, holding up in protection, we need to do a good job. Dwayne was a big part of the passing game obviously. Everybody else is going to have to chip in and make sure they're doing their jobs really well."
Q: That first play vs. Cleveland, did you even see the touchdown?
DABOLL: "Yeah, I saw it. It was well blocked, and it looked good. Jamaal made a nice move on the second level. Usually you have a script going into the game and you prepare throughout the week for the amount of plays that you want. It could be 12, could be 15, and you have an idea. Sometimes those change based on situation - if you're backed up, if you're in the red zone early, second-and-really long. Then as the game flows and you need to make adjustment you see how they're handling things, it may be a little different from what you saw or just the same. In between series you're continually managing that."
Q: Brady Quinn again was on the roller coaster. What were his problems last week?
DABOLL: "I think every game is different. Not to be cliché, but it involves everybody - whether it's a protection, whether you're getting them off the spot, he's throwing on the move - everybody has to be in sync in the passing game to make it go."
Q: How would you rate the overall performance of your defense last week?
GIBBS: "Well we didn't play good enough to win. We had some good stops after some turnovers, but we gave up two touchdowns there in the second half and one of the touchdowns we had three third-down situations - we had 3rd and 2, 3rd and 11 and 3rd and 9 - when you have those situations, you've got to win and get off the field. The 3rd and 11 was disappointing because it really was just poor communication on that particular play. On the other touchdown we gave up a couple plays and then they got down there and we let them walk that in from 18 yards. Those two touchdowns were disappointing, but I thought at the end of the day they played hard throughout and they had a couple good stops after some changes of field position."
Q: How do you feel about what you've been getting out of your pass rush?
GIBBS: "I can't discuss the entire year. I think at the end of the day we've had a lot of guys step up and try to do a good job. Tyson [Jackson] has had some good production of late. Tamba [Hali] had a good couple rushes last week. Sometimes you put pressure on the quarterback, you win and the ball still gets out. I think overall those guys have done a good job."
Q: With Tyson, is it a situation where he is just getting more opportunities or has a light bulb gone off with him?
GIBBS: "Well you know, those things kind of have a life of its own. He's also getting more opportunity in our nickel scheme. Sometimes you get sacks when somebody else pushes a quarterback, forces him to step up. I'm happy for him because he works hard, he's been diligent and he's played well in somewhat of an unnoticed role. But it's been good to see him have some success in nickel."
Q: That's part of what you're aiming for is you have guys on the outside rushing towards the quarterback and that pushes him to places where there are guys waiting for him and he's got nowhere to go?
GIBBS: "Well yeah, you always heard RAC talk about 'you've got to push the pocket and when the quarterback steps up someone needs to be there.' That's easier said than done. I think all four of those guys are working well together in that regard."