Postgame Temple: Player reaction

Larry Dixon, Momo Kime, Colby Miller and Richard Glover spoke with the media following Army’s 33-14 loss to Temple.

Larry Dixon

On rough start

“We didn’t come out the way we needed to come out. I feel like we came out in the second half with a lot better intensity. We came out realy flat in the first half and these guys (Temple) took advantage of it. This is a great team and they took advantage of it. You have to give it your best and we definitely didn’t.”

On losing QB Angel Santiago early in second quarter

“I think we can step up. Angel is kind of the veteran guy. Kelvin (White) and Tevin (Long), those are guys that take reps with us in practice. I feel like we didn’t come out with that mental focus that you need. We were a little lackadaisical and we let it get away from us. We need to turn that back up and get ready for the next game.”

Momo Kime

On team being flat

“I think it just came down to being precise and in the moment. I think guys were maybe thinking two or three series ahead instead of focusing on the play right in front of them. For us, especially my job as a firstie, we have to keep everyone in the moment and precise and not think about different things. That comes down to our responsibility.”

On if he’s shocked about the team’s start

“A little bit. I thought we were in a better place to start the game. I think we learned what kind of offense we have to be. We have to be turning from the very first whistle. I think we learned a lot about ourselves today, definitely.

On any positives that can be taken from game

“There’s a lot we can take from it. We showed how resilient we are when we came out in the second half and offensively, we started performing a lot better. As an offense, we have to help our defense by putting together long drives. That’s our offense. We grind out the clock. We didn’t do a good enough job the defense. So, we leanred on offense we have to stay on the field longer. From a team standpoint, we realize we have to come out on fire every game, from the get-go. There’s not a lot of time for us to get hot during the game. As firsties (seniors), that comes on our shoulders. That’s our responsibility to make sure the team is where it needs to be emotionally.”

Colby Miller

On Temple’s success on offense

“The big thing they were getting us with were the big plays. That big third-down touchdown pass and on their first drive that got that big pass. We just couldn’t stop the big play, which hurt us in the long run. We get them down to third-down situations and they would gash us.

Richard Glover

On Temple’s 37-yard TD pass off a fake QB sneak

“They were ready for the situation. They were taking advantage of the situation of that that it is third-and-short. They got their splits down. They had their backs in tight. It looked likeĀ  a true quarterback dive-type situation. The quarterback actually stepped up to the line and then backed up to throw the pass. It’s a play that you have to be ready for. You have to be ready for anything. The DBs (defensive backs) have to trust that the guys in front of them are going to make the play on a 3rd-and-short. The guys up front have to have the trust in the guys in the back will cover whoever is going out on routes. It truly is a game on inches and that was a short play so you start thinking about the game and strategizing and they took advantage of that.

This entry was posted in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink. Post a comment

Post a Comment

You must be logged in to post a comment.

We reserve the right to remove any content at any time from this Community, including without limitation if it violates the Community Rules. We ask that you report content that you in good faith believe violates the above rules by clicking the Flag link next to the offending comment or fill out this form.
  • Categories

  • Archives