What went wrong on that play? Quinn says just about everything.....
"The snap, the punt, and the coverage. It was very poor tackling. It was a poor punt and the snap didn’t help. That’s my job to have the snap where it’s supposed to be and the punt where it’s supposed to be and the coverage where it’s supposed to be."
How tough is it for him to watch the play now?
"You see it all over the place. It sucks, pardon my expression, you see it, but it does. It’s a tough way to have a game end."
Q: When punting to DeSean Jackson, is it just a matter of punting it out of bounds?
A: You would like to, but if you could punt it out of bounds forty-yards all the time I think we would be all doing that and have a forty-yard net and feel good about it at the end of the day. He’s explosive, both him and Maclin. You have to be right in coverage and you have to be aggressive in coverage. You have to make sure that everyone’s doing their job - from the snapper, to the punter, to all of the coverage.
Q: What makes Jackson so difficult?
A: He’s so explosive. He’s the fastest guy on the field. If one guy makes a mistake and you don’t have people to cover him up, then he’ll make you pay for the mistake. He’s a good football player.
Q: Dodge took a lot of the responsibility for what happened in that second game against the Eagles last year.
A: It was everybody. It was me. I felt bad that it got all thrown on Matt, but all 11 guys are out there. We all have a hand in it. It starts with me.
Q: It was all execution? There’s nothing that you can do now that you learned from it?
A: No. You try to punt the ball out-of-bounds, but we didn’t get that done so you keep fighting.
Q: Fair to say that was the worst 10 to 15 seconds of your coaching career?
A: Easily. You feel like you let the team down. I let the organization down. I let everyone down. You take it hard and it sticks with you and you try to get better.