Falcons DT Jonathan Babineaux on improving the team's pass rush: "We've been developing an attitude since (Falcons defensive line coach) Bryan (Cox) got here, as far as getting pressure on the quarterback; we're going to continue doing that. We've just got to take it one play at a time."
Babineaux on what was working in the Bengals run game: "It just comes to the point where, you've got to beat the man in front of you; just because you knock him back, that's half of the job. You've got to be able to stuff and shed and get to the ball. As defensive players, we're all taught to finish on the ball and that's what we've got to get better at."
Falcons DT Paul Soliai on how the team needs to improve defensively: "We've got to finish. We've got to still be physical up-front. We've got to keep making plays. We've got to stop the run. We've got to create third downs for our rushers to rush, but we're not doing that, so we've got to get back on the field and start working."
Falcons DT Corey Peters on the short week, before playing Tampa Bay on Thursday: "We can't dwell on this and I think that's one of the silver linings in getting a butt-whooping like this is that, we don't have time to sit around and mope about it. We've got to refocus and get ready for Tampa."
The Falcons traveled to Cincinnati in week two of the regular season to face the Bengals in Paul Brown Stadium. Check out these pictures of the game.
Falcons QB Matt Ryan, evaluating the team's performance: "Tough day. We certainly didn't play the way we wanted to. We knew coming in here that they were a good football team with a very good defense and we felt like, when we had the opportunities to make a play, we needed to make them; we didn't do that. It was a tough loss, but in this league, it's about bouncing back. It comes quickly for us this week — we play Thursday. We'll take a quick look at this game and try to make some corrections and move on."
Ryan on the biggest difference between Week 1 and Week 2 for the offense: "It's hard to pinpoint one thing. We just need to play better and the way that we're capable of. We didn't convert on third downs and you have to be efficient on first and second down. We didn't play well, across the board, but hats off to them; they had a good plan and came out and played really well."
Falcons T Lamar Holmes on the team's OL play: "It's still a work in progress. The NFL is a very humbling league; we gave up one sack, last week, two sacks this week — at the end of the day, by our standards, we can't be doing that. We've got to protect Matt, get Matt more time — do whatever it really takes for us to win as a team."
Falcons WR Harry Douglas on getting ready for Tampa: "It's one of those weeks where you're glad the turnaround is quick, because you don't like this taste in your mouth. I don't like this feeling. I don't like losing; so, I'm glad it's a quick turnaround. We've got an earlier game, so don't worry, we're going to get it right and come prepared to play."