On the defense: "It's more of the same thing just in terms of guys who can make plays on you. They can rush the passer with (Brooks) Reed and (Dontari) Poe from the inside, he can do some damage cause he can push the pocket and get after you. (Takkarist) McKinley is a young guy. I think everybody looked at him coming out in the draft and loved what they saw. A guy who just has all kinds of ability. The linebacking corps is very, very capable. Anytime that you have a guy near the top of the league in terms of tackles like (Deion) Jones, it's a very good group. The secondary is very capable. They had the NFC player of the week last week in (Desmond) Trufant. There is a reason why. He runs. He hustles. He covers. (Keanu) Neal, (Ricardo) Allen and (Robert) Alford are very good."
On special teams: "Their kicking game is solid. They are outstanding in terms of their punter and kicker. Obviously, we know very well about the return man. (Andre) Roberts is a very, very good guy. He will get downhill on you and create some problems for you. There is not an area in which they are weak. That's the reason why they been playing very, very well. That's the reason why they were battling for all of it last year. They are a very talented group."