I had a chance to interview Dallas Cowboy’s Safety Gerald Sensabaugh this week one-on-one about Sunday’s loss against the New England Patriots and his team’s upcoming match-up against the St. Louis Rams. We also talked about his love for fishing, his vertical jump, the coolness of the Rob Ryan defense and the current state of his former team, the Jacksonville Jaguars. Here’s the exclusive interview, in it’s entirety:
LH: After a tough loss on Sunday, how do you feel the secondary did against all the weapons the Patriots had?
GS: We did a pretty good job. Obviously, we have to find a way to make plays, especially there at the end of the game, but I felt like our guys stuck to the gameplan. You know Rob did a good job of dialing them up. We knew exactly what they were going to do out there. We pretty much slowed them down the whole game, but we gotta find a way to come up with the win at the end of the game. Brady does a good job making plays. He did a good job on that last drive just finding guys open and being patient. Just doing what they do best. He’s know for that, making those fourth quarter wins. Like I said, we need to find a way to get off the field.
LH: Were you guys prepared for that no-huddle offense they showed?
GS: You know, we worked on it a little bit. We didn’t know exactly know what they were going to do as far as that no-huddle situation went. But you know, guys reacted well to it. We did practice it a little bit during the week. Now you never know totally what you’re going to get from the Patriots. But guys did a good job of spotting what they came out there with.
LH: Was that the fastest no-huddle offense you’ve ever played against?
GS: Yeah, it was real fast. What made it so crazy was they were actually substituting with it. They would run guys onto the field and they would just run to their positions. It seemed like they already knew what the play was. So I guess as they were speaking it through the head-set, they were telling the guys on the sidelines who were coming in the game what the play was going to be. Yeah, that was the quickest no-huddle offense I’ve ever seen, you know as far as guys getting out there, just the timing and how quickly they were coming out there. It’s was like there was no pre-snap calls or anything. They were just lining up and ready to go. I guess that’s how they were running it. I’ve never seen it run that way. They had to find some way to get us. Like I said, Rob had it dialed up so that when they did huddle or give us time or anything, we knew exactly what was coming. Even in the no-huddle situations, we still knew exactly what’s coming. But guys are a little bit flustered sometimes because of the speed of the game. But like I said, our guys did a great job out there playing. We just gotta find a way to win.