"It's no big secret how talented we are up front, how talented Marshawn is," said blocking tight end Lee Smith, a key part of the run game. "It's on us as players, coaches everybody from the top down to get this run game going. It's a lot easier to call second-and-6 than it is to call second-and-9. ... It affects everybody when the run game is not going. Give credit to the two defenses we played, too. They stuffed us, we have to be men and fix it."
"Farm your own land. That's all we need to do," tight end Lee Smith said. "At the end of the day, everyone is trying to solve the world's problems. Here in this locker room as far as football is concerned, everyone has to do their job and everything will be fine. Don't try to do too much. Nobody needs to try to be a hero now that Derek is down."