JP Losman - PM Practice

JP LOSMAN

Practice- 8/12/07

 

On the New Orleans game…

As the offense, you want to go out there and be sharp. We know it was our first preseason game, and they've had one already. We knew that that was going to be a challenge. It was fun as far as it becomes more real. After the game's over, you assess the situation and say, "Whew." Now I remember how to study before a game, all the little things, all the nuances that we've been talking about. They really do mean a lot when it comes to game time.

 

On looking towards the Atlanta game…

We definitely want to feel sharper. I was just talking to everybody on the offense. Everybody feels that they could have played better- at least everybody that I was on the field with. We all have that challenge ahead of us this week. Everyone's pumped. Everyone's getting excited that it's finally here.

On the Right Guard battle (between Jason Whittle and Duke Preston)…

They both want it. And the best thing about it is that the competition will bring the best out of it. Even when they are in there, they will know that someone's waiting in the wing for them. That goes for everyone, myself included. Competition brings out the best.

On his fourth camp…

I guess it's natural maturity as a person. I guess I'm more mature to handle certain situations, as a person, outside of football, learning how this whole things works. Talking to you guys, the media, it's just something you get more comfortable with, more used to. And it just goes on down the line. Everything just gets easier… It's just experience. I guess success gives you a certain amount of confidence, but as a player you nitpick so much. I could have gone out there yesterday and been perfect and still find something that's going to bug me, bother me. So I guess you become more mature with those situations, learning how to get rid of those plays and deal with that as well. It's not going to be perfect, but you can get pretty close.

On the scramble…

That was a last option. I don't want to run. "Get down," is what they say. I heard somebody yelling it behind me. We talked about it after the game-just something that happens naturally… [Anthony Thomas] wanted the ball, but he did see that there was someone behind him ready to decapitate him. I tried to warn him, just to go block him. But it just worked out fine.

On players going for the kill on the quarterback in the pre-season…

I don't think so. I didn't have that feeling that they were trying to kill me. But you never know. Could be some rookie out there, trying to prove himself. He's not going to prove it on me.

On sliding…

When you slide feet first, most quarterbacks try to do it at the last second possible, when you open yourself to more hits and more injuries. When you do that earlier, of course, that's enough said. But as a quarterback, you have so much competition in you, you're trying to get that last inch. So I'd rather go head first and take on someone's ankle or knee as opposed to their body.

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