How Did The New England Patriots React To Crushing The Jaguars?
By Cyrus Geller
"Sep 27, 2015; Foxborough, MA, USA; New England Patriots running back LeGarrette Blount (29) reacts after his touchdown against the Jacksonville Jaguars in the second half at Gillette Stadium. The Patriots defeated the the Jacksonville Jaguars 51-17. Mandatory Credit: David Butler II-USA TODAY Sports LeGarrette Blount (On getting back out on the field more) “You always want to play. You always want to go out there and be with your guys; go out there and perform. It’s always nice to be able to go out, play with those guys, be able to get into that rhythm, and score some points.” (On playing 60 minutes of football) “We’ve still got a lot of stuff to work on. We’ve got a lot of room to improve. There’s a lot of stuff we have to be able to do to work up to actually get 60 minutes of good football out of us. We haven’t done that yet and we still have a lot of stuff to work on and see if we can get there.” (On the offense getting into a good rhythm) “This is a pretty good offense. We are pretty good. We have the potential to be a lot better. We’ve got a lot of stuff to work on. We haven’t been perfect and we’re not going to be perfect. It’s early in the season so we have a lot of stuff to work on and get better at what we do.” (On quarterback Tom Brady) “For me personally, he’s the best quarterback to ever play this game. I think he’s the best quarterback to ever play this game and it’s an honor to be out there and play with him. There aren’t a lot of guys who can say that, but it’s crazy to be playing with the best quarterback to ever play the game, and he’s not done.” Justin Coleman (On how it felt to come back to the Patriots after stints with the Vikings and Seahawks) “I actually felt kind of tired after all that flying. But I feel like I’m in a pretty good spot and I’m at home. All I need to do is to continue to do better and get better and I can definitely make an impact for this team.” (On what it was like to bounce around to three teams in such a short period of time) “It wasn’t bad at all, because to get the opportunity to do that, I know that teams are looking for me and teams want me. The Patriots showed a lot of interest, so they came and got me off the practice squad. That was a big part of why I’m here.” (On if it felt good to get interest from a team like the Patriots) “Oh yeah, it’s always good to get interest from a Super Bowl team.” (On joining another team without any long-term guarantees) “It doesn’t matter to me if they’re not going to promise me or not. All I need is an opportunity from a team. [The Patriots] guaranteed I’d get an opportunity, so I’m going to take advantage of the opportunity and make the best of it.” Julian Edelman (On how everything seemed to fall into place today) “We went out there and we had to execute and we were able to execute. It was a good team win.” (On the conversation on the sideline after Tom Brady threw his 400th career touchdown pass) “We really didn’t have any. You congratulate him and you think about the next series. It’s an unbelievable accomplishment and you’re not surprised. It’s good to see Tom get 400, but now we got to move on.” (On whether Brady continues to impress him or if performances like today are par for the course) “Par for the course. He works his tail off and everything he does, you understand why. It’s great seeing him lead our team.” (On how much easier it is to go into the bye week with a win) “It’s awesome to go into the bye week with a win. Especially going in, having the early bye week, being able to go in and make some adjustments and get better. It’s good.” (On if the offense can get any better than the performance it turned in today) “It can get better. There’s times we didn’t score and we kicked field goals and there’s times we didn’t convert third downs. There’s stuff to work on and we’ve [touchdowns] got to go out there and continually try to improve.”"