Quotes From Danny Sullivan's Weekly Press Conference

Oct. 5, 2009

On how the last couple of days have been for him:
'It's tough dealing with the whole situation this past Saturday. I didn't expect anything like that to happen. It was tough going out on the field, but in the last 48 hours, I have had time to relax and get support from family and friends. I just need to continue what I have been doing.'

On tuning out what others have been saying:
'I don't bother reading it. I need to worry about me, and what my family, friends, and teammates say. That is all I care about.'

On the Oregon State game:
'Looking back on the game, we didn't get the start we needed to get, which ruined our momentum. We came out in the second half and started fast with the touchdown and the defensive stop, but then we hit a wall. We were moving the ball, but we hit the wall and caused ourselves to be in a hole.'

On if a lack of productivity from the tight end position is hurting the offense:
'It's not hurting us; it's just tough when you have so many good receivers. The fact that we are trying to get all the guys time and receptions is hard. Those guys make big plays, and when you get it in their hands, they are willing to go make a play for you. Obviously Chris (McGaha) had a career night and Kyle [Williams] tried to gut it out with his hamstring injury. We have guys who are out there who want to play and make plays. The tight ends want to make plays too. The receivers are doing a good job so we want to get them in space, which will be good for us.'

On how the close the team is to being where it wants to be:
'I think we are really close. We were moving the ball. We just have to get that one play where we continue to move the ball down the field. We have to continue drives, and on Saturday we didn't do that. We have to take it in stride and learn about it. It's not the way we intended to play, but it's a new week and we have to get focused and ready to go.'

On Dennis Erickson's support for him:
'It means a lot, especially from a coach of his stature, to say he's going to back me through thick and thin. I respect that, and if things don't go my way, I'm still going to respect Coach to the fullest. He has the best interest of the team and so do I. No matter what happens I will deal with it. If things don't go my way, I will support whoever is playing. I will keep helping the team in anyway I can.'

On what he needs to improve on:
'Crucial downs are an area where I am not helping this football team. I'm not making the plays I want to make. It's frustrating, and I think it showed Saturday night after the game. This is not the way I want to be playing right now, and it's not the way I intended it to be. I need to get myself better and help this team.'

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