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  Postgame Quotes From the Redskins

Compiled by Matthew Lee Correspondent
Monday, November 24, 1997; 2:45 a.m. EST

Norv Turner | Gus Frerotte | Ken Harvey | Darrell Green | Marvcus Patton

I don't know that I've ever been in a game like that. I know one thing: both teams competed fought and stayed in it. Defensively, we just stayed in it, stayed in it, stayed in it and we kept them from getting a good opportunity to get the play.

On the defense:
We competed awfully hard. We had great effort in terms of the pass rush. Obviously, some of the passes and the plays were covered well.

On Gus getting injured:
I didn't see anything. In fact, he came off and I didn't see him get hit. He came off, went over and sat down and I really didn't understand what was going on. I said, 'What's wrong?' and he said 'I have a headache.' I thought maybe it happened before the play, but I didn't see any of it. I've never thought to tell a guy not to go hit his head against a wall. We will now put that in the preseason manual.

On Westbrook's penalty:
Obviously, when you are in the game, you have just got to keep your poise. He thought he had caught the ball.

On Marvcus Patton calling time out before the field-goal attempt:
Marvcus looked around and was uncertain about the personnel. He wanted to call a time out. The last thing he wanted to do was have a penalty for too many men on the field and give them a five-yard penalty.

It was stupid. I was fired up and I was excited. Things weren't going well and then we get a big play like that to where we get around a guy and score a touchdown and we go up 7-0 and score points against the Giants, which is a hard thing to do. I've butted heads with people many times and this just happened to jam me up. It's just one of those things. It was a stupid thing to do.

On the team:
Those guys fought their butts off out there. We played a great game and our defense played a great game and Hoss came in and stepped into a tough situation. You have to give them a lot of credit. Those guys fought hard and I wish I could have been out there at war with them.

On Westbrook's penalty:
Those are the times when you got to say, 'Come on, man, get it together.' We are a team and we have it together. That is one thing throughout and, even with this tie, we are still a team and we still have to try to find a way to win.

This game was a very pitiful kind of game. It was embarrassing. Maybe the fans enjoyed it, but it was sort of embarrassing. National TV and we score seven points and you play to a tie. The positives are we get to play them again. I think we'll go home and forget about it and work on next week. There are a number of teams that can help us get into [the playoffs].

On Westbrook's penalty:
I think this is a dumb rule that you can't take off your helmet. Well, he threw it down. ... He's still a player. He's still a teammate.

On playing the next game:
It's not going to be tough to get up for the next game. We need the next ball game and we need every ball game we play in the next four weeks. I don't think it's going to be too tough to get up. It better not be. If we want to be sitting at home in late December, early January, it better not be. We didn't accomplish what we wanted to accomplish. We're still a game behind. If we take care of business and win every game, then that will take care of itself.

On Westbrook's penalty:
We said 'Come on, we need you in the game. You were having a great game until that point, so don't blow up like that.' We told him we need him.

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