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Q&A with Jonathan Dwyer

By Mark Kaboly | Tribune-Review

Following an afternoon of meetings, Steelers running back Jonathan Dwyer was the only player to speak to the media on Monday following a 31-19 loss at Denver. Here is what he said:

HOW WAS THE MOOD TODAY?
“Everybody is fine. Sure they are disappointed with the loss but it’s early in season and we will move on. We will just learn from our situation and move on and get better and get ready for New York.”

HOW DID YOU FEEL ABOUT YOUR PERFORMANCE?
“I did OK. I made some mistakes that are unacceptable in our room. They are things that will get done and get fixed as a unit and we will be better this week.”

DID YOU KNOW WHAT YOU NEED TO FIX?
“Just little minor things — fundamental things. It is the little things that make us better players and a better unit. Just minor details.”

CAN’T AFFORD TO GO 0-2?
“This week is very important. Every week is very important. Unfortunately, the first week didn’t go the way we wanted. We are going to make sure this week we will put ourselves in better situations — better than we did last week.”

DO YOU THINK YOU HAVE A PRETTY GOOD GRASP OF WHAT TODD HALEY WANTED OFFENSIVELY?
“We didn’t pretty well controlling the ball and making plays. We have to make better opportunities when we get into the red zone.”

DOWN TO FIVE LINEMEN, HOW TOUGH WAS IT?
“That’s unfortunate but the guys who came in did a good job. We still made plays after they got hurt.”

YOU SOLIDIFIED THE CONFIDENCE THE COACHES HAVE IN YOU
“I always think there is room for improvement. I am never satisfied with anything I do. Every day is an interview with us in Pittsburgh. That’s the way I am going to keep going.”

YOU KNOW WHAT HAPPENED TO RAMON FOSTER?
“I have no clue what happened. I didn’t see it. I just know he wasn’t playing the second half.”

Author: Mark Kaboly

Mark Kaboly covers the Pittburgh Steelers for the Tribune-Review. Mark has covered more than 250 NFL football games in all 32 NFL cities as well as three Super Bowls -- XL in Detroit, XLIII in Tampa and XLV in Dallas. A Belle Vernon Area graduate, Mark earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in English with a specialization in journalism from California University of Pennsylvania. Mark lives in Port Vue with his wife, Jennifer, and boys Rocco and Bugsley Pug

Comments

  1. Mike Dergance says:

    Why not tell the truth:
    Steelers never replaced Bettis with a BIG heavy back that could pound out the last quarter. Without a solid running game, we can’t set-up the passing game.
    Been has needed a front line for the past 5 years. Brady never gets touched!
    I can call the plays before they run them. Offensive coordinator needs to go.
    Ben ran a play on Sunday that costs us the game. Running a play like that with less than 5min. to go has proven to be a mistake for many, many years. WAKE UP. Stupid rookie mistakes.
    With an aggressive defense like Denver displayed, WHERE WERE THE SCREEN PLAYs?????
    We can’t complete long passes with the speed of our wider receivers???
    Because of the above and lack of leadership the head coach needs to go. Only Super Bowl wins matter. Making the playoffs doesn’t matter. Pittsburgh demands winners!

  2. Shawn says:

    Are you serious mike?! Tomlin is easily one of the top 5 coaches in the nfl! One game, under a new offense and your gonna get bent out of shape? Plenty of time to bounce back. This is still an 11-5 season ate least

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