ChicagoBears.com takes you inside the locker room with quotes from Bears players following Sunday's loss against the Cardinals at Soldier Field.
Kyle Long, T
*On moving on to next week: *
"We're going to come in next week and we're going to practice even harder. We're going to go at each other even harder. Going to try to do different things we possibly missed out on this week. We're going to take a look at the film and move forward. Get ready for a big one."
*On capitalizing on turnovers: *
"We were saying we needed two big plays and we got them. Unfortunately we weren't able to put the ball in the end zone. We want to end every drive with a kick, so it was nice to get some points on the board. But, as an offense, we know we need to score."
*On Jimmy Clausen: *
"It's more of a reload. Jimmy is a guy we have the utmost confidence in. He came in against Detroit last year and played his butt off and competes. He's a guy who's as prepared as anybody in this offense. It's not that difficult when you see Jimmy in the huddle. If it was some other random guy, we'd be like, 'who the heck's this.' But, when Jimmy comes in, we have confidence in him."
Jared Allen, LB
*On the 0-2 start: *
"It's frustrating. Two weeks in a row, coming out of the half, we had momentum – things going in the right direction. Then we just shoot ourselves in the foot. Penalties were a huge deal for us today. Eventually you have to make this decision that you're tired of losing, you're just not going to accept it. It's frustrating, it's disheartening and has to be corrected."
On his interception: *
"Just trying to make plays. We knew they liked screen balls. Our scouting report was right on this week; hats off to the coaches and everything they gave us. It wasn't for a lack of being prepared and not knowing what they were running. Just tried to make a play on the ball and was fortunate. Obviously one play isn't enough. We have to capitalize. We need to get off the field on third down."
*On Cutler's early exit: *
"Defensively, it doesn't really matter what the offense does. Our job is to keep points off the board. If we do our job, it doesn't matter what happens on the other side. We have to get off the field on third downs, you can't allow touchdowns, red zone defense has to be better. We can't extend drives. We have the give the ball back to our offense so we can score points."