Safety Donte Whitner - Media Day

BILLS SAFETY DONTE WHITNER
Wednesday, November 21, 2007
On how he is feeling
I'm feeling pretty good. I kind of banged my head a little bit when I hit Kevin Faulk in the game. It's just precaution. It's just what they do normally when a guy bangs his head in a football game. They hold him out of practice on Wednesday and then allow him to comeback on Thursday.
On if the medical staff has used the word concussion with his injury
They haven't used the word concussion, not with me. I don't know what they say amongst each other but not with me.
On if he thinks Jacksonville will be fired up after beating them last year
Well yes. We know that they're going to be fired up. It's at their house. We beat them last year here. I know Roscoe [Parrish] took a punt back in that football game to pretty much seal that game. We know that they're waiting on us up there. We know they want to beat us since we beat them here last year and we welcome the challenge. And then it's a game. It's a game where we're racing with them to get to the playoffs. So we really need this win and they need this win to keep us off their heals. It's going to be a big game.
On the need to win this week
This is a game we have to win and I think they're two games ahead of us right now so we definitely need this football game.
On the Jaguars offense
Well they're running the football well. They run and run. They have a two-headed monster with [Maurice] Jones-Drew and Fred Taylor. [David] Garrard he hasn't thrown an interception this year so he's clicking on all cylinders. It's going to be a challenge for us to go up there and win this football game. We welcome it. We know they have two great backs. We have to tackle and tackle well. Everybody has to stay in their gaps and we can't make mental errors.
On if he feels the New England game is in the past
Yes, because watching the film this morning you don't see Tom Brady back there or Randy Moss on the outside and [Wes] Welker and all those guys. And New England's offense is totally different from a lot offenses that you'll see. They'll spread you out on first, second and third down. With Jacksonville, a lot of regular and two tight ends set so they're going to pound the football at us. I don't know how many rushes they've averaged over the last three or four football games, but it's a lot. They run the ball well and that's what they want to do. They want to run the ball well, play defense and that's how they want to win football games. We can't allow to them to gash us on the ground.
On the Randall Gay saying that the Bills players should be embarrassed to pick up their checks
Actually I don't even know who Randall Gay is to tell you the truth. I don't know who he is. For him to make that statement he should be embarrassed.

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