"He's played in this game and understands the West Coast system," Bates added. "In the quarterbacks room, that's our one goal, is to win on Sunday. And Josh gives us the best opportunity."
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"All three of us have done a really good job of owning it," Petty said, "and Coach Bates has done a heck of a job preparing us."
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