*Head coach Mike Smith *
*Opening Statement: *
"We simply came up short. We are disappointed but we are not discouraged. Now we have to use this bye week to evaluate everything we do, keep on fighting."
On the decision before halftime to go for the touchdown and not the field goal:
"We felt like we needed to score a touchdown in that situation. We felt like we had an opportunity to do it and we didn␣t get it done. In hindsight, it is probably not the way we wanted it to work out, but that is the decision that we made."
*On the offensive line being able to hold up in that situation: *
"Obviously, we thought that they could. We didn't get it done and we came away with no points. That was the only time I believe we were down in the red zone that we didn␣t get any points."
On missing tackles on the Jets last drive:
"We didn't tackle as crisply as we needed to and giving up that field goal at the end of the ball game."
On the secondary playing soft:
"I don't know if they were playing soft. We didn't execute like we needed to, especially on that last drive. There were some opportunities to make some tackles. We were defending opposite of field goal, without the challenge, you have to go in and challenge the receivers when in that situation."
*On seeing something different they have to work on: *
"I saw that there was some improvement in some areas. I saw that there were some things that we need to continue to work at, and there were some new things. We did not cover kicks as well as we have been through the first four games, and that kind of popped up in the ball game. We had a blocked punt, and usually those are tell-‐tale signs whether you win or lose."
*On the urgency to win games: *
"Well, there is a sense of urgency every time we go out and play. We have to not concern ourselves beyond the next week. First thing we would like to do is spend a couple days in the bye week on the Atlanta Falcons, and then our focus will switch to one game at a time."
On everything going against them:
"I feel like we are not making the plays that we need to make. We are not coaching the way we need to coach. We're all in this together. There is enough things to look at we all can improve on. It is a group effort."