Pace: Guys Focused, Ready to Go

Pace: Guys Focused, Ready to Go

Rams left tackle Orlando Pace talked Wednesday about the bye week coming at a good time with all the changes, on if he remembers the heated rivalry with the Saints when Coach Haslett was there, his impression of him as a coach, and on if the atmosphere has eased up in the last two days.

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October 1, 2008

(On if he is ready for bye week)
"I think everybody would like it at about Week 8, but Week 4 is fine too, just with everything that's happening too kind of just getting into a new frame of mind and try to go down the stretch and win some games."

(On if the bye week came at a good time with all the changes happening now)
"From that angle it's a great time to have it. It's still early in the season, we still have a chance to come back and get into the mix of things, everybody come back rejuvenated and ready to go."

(On if he thinks it would be better to stay and work under coach Haslett instead of having a break)
"I can't say that, we still have to go play, we still have a week of preparation to get ready for the Redskins. I think this week with so much going on the bye came at a good time and guys can really clear their heads, come back and be focused."

(On if he remembers the heated rivalry with the Saints when Coach Haslett was there)
"Yeah, it was pretty heated. I know we had some pretty good ball games, a lot was said in the media between the two, but he's on our team now and all those things are behind us."

(On his impression of him as a coach)
"I think he's been here so he knows what to expect. I think he'll be good for the team. I think guys respect him and things like that. He not only played, but he's coached before, so I think guys will be ready to go."

(On if the atmosphere has eased up in the last two days)
"Yeah, I think so. I think with the past couple days, knowing the circumstances that happened, we have to move on, guys are focused and ready to go."

 

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