The Shanahan Exclusive: Chick Hernandez talks with coach Mike Shanahan-9/19
Mon, 19 Sep 2011|
She gets in Washington dot com I coached in talking with some of the players you know and some guys have been here. For quite a few years in years past they would've made plays down the stretched to get a victory just felt like. They got to -- a couple of for a what's what's changed what's allowed them. To make those plays because you guys have -- the -- Well -- for -- to -- because I've been here and the Panthers. But at what I do know is we've got some football players very dedicated. They're smart enough to understand illnesses they might be a league as we can do in practice they get a chance to do something special on Sunday. We got a good group of guys in the guys that are very -- we've got some good football players and we get some people that. Understands what it takes and I think can be successful. Your quarterback Rex Grossman. We've made that the college yesterday maybe it's for the big plays were his defensive plays knocked down a few bone that were tipped on the other. What do you tell a quarterback. What he's been the league for -- always had a stout tough stretch at the beginning you talked about at all. I did after his second interception and I just came often disallow them myself you know that in their precious -- strong I think it's history -- about. I think it comes from one -- and kindness and good things are gonna happen you know you're you're too good at what you do. And you know He gave him a little smile but nobody nobody wants to start out a couple of interceptions in your first drive. But it takes a guy with the -- strong mind to understand and he's just got to take one play at a time and He might throw another pitch to do so going to be able like now. For him come back in the fourth quarter and three twos -- scoring drives. He's chosen to have a mind and he's got -- what did you like about him down the stretch where you had to have points and -- -- I just made some big plays -- that fourth and three you know -- and -- -- he's able to do is able look at left in the flat to get the quarters temple pulled it. And if He did and He went -- -- -- -- play in the quarters so problem that uses guys and got the touchdown. A lot of guys in that situation I'll take it easy for style but in the mindset to get to -- stuff off a little bit. To -- to be intentional play direction. Obviously offensive line did a great job well against some time what is the mindset behind that fourth -- three is that it okay. First down is a must but let's look to score. You know it is. My mindset is you know sometimes change is coming and it. If the strength of the team how we run the ball we throw the ball the protection so there's a Lotta Lotta things that you weigh into it but. You know in a situation like that you wanna win that game I'm not really conservative guy very much when it comes this. You know going forward but it it the same time I get a hold back sometimes and say this is a smart thing to do. But I mean think about it you know stern -- run the football. I was hopeful wearing it -- personal run on third down and five we only got a couple of yards so there was no I didn't think about it you know when the fourth century. And we watched the game different than you guys because you've played and coached the game for a long time so as soon as Santana breaks free or is it. What goes through your mind we will wait and see what were Rex is going. I'm imagine you're pretty no we're supposed to go well when I'm looking at the plan look at the -- to see it either thrown the flag throw it to the corner of the end zone. And I'm looking at defense will cut -- off until on that play I was really sure where Rex is gonna go. And I wasn't sure how He uses eyes but He uses eyes to look at the guy in the flat to get that corner by and that's what was opening and so -- -- -- again a well disciplined team let you guys. Yeah I'm pretty good and he's gonna have some great concentration a little money offense defense and special things. Trying to think of any penalties that guy's gonna have a mindset going in that. He just can't afford penalties and if you do everybody gets one obviously you're gonna be in for a long -- and finally that last play than Byron Westbrook makes me and obviously there's a chance you guys get scored on but now. These guys. Opportunistic what's the feeling going through you as you see that play develop a well it was great to me and we had -- we we've fake a blitz we came out of there. That took a little bit me he'll hit it -- right hands. But prior had the mindset to try this -- and that's what they work on everyday in practice every time to catch a ball the offense -- -- They're tough to feel they're always trying to strip and He had the -- -- -- there and just popped that thing down obviously common interest in the game for us. -- when tonight all right thanks. CSN Washington dot com.