Quarterback Rex Grossman has a special gift for nonchalance.
He’s not a fiery field general, although he did show excitement after a couple big plays yesterday. He knows what’s going on out on the field, but he’s not going to get too excited about it.
Whether he’s winning or losing, you can’t tell. Whether it was a good play or a bad play, you can’t really tell. He doesn’t give excited renditions of the good, and he doesn’t sugar-coat the bad.
Yesterday he went 21-for-34, for 305 yards and two touchdowns and a stellar 110.5 quarterback rating.
In his press conference after the game, he discussed how he overcame early pressure from the Giants defense:
“Some of the things that were happening to us, like the blitzes and the tipped pass, I mean things like that happen, but you just have to stick with it and get into a rhythm.”
Okay. So what changed after that?
“Nothing changed. The game went along and eventually things got going. I think I was 0 for 4 to start, but it was a lot of tipped passes and I had to throw hot, things like that; they just played better than we did to start the game.”
And my favorite answer of the night, to how it felt to play well in the face of preseason criticisms:
“It feels good.”
At this point in his career, Grossman is a pro, and he doesn’t seem to let his emotions get the best of him, high or low. Yesterday he fumbled on a sack late in the fourth quarter, with the game on the line, and was a Tim-Hightower-tackle away from blowing the lead.
He trotted off the field, and went over the sidelines while his defense got the ball back. On the very next drive, he marches 70 yard on 11 plays for the game-sealing touchdown.
Now that’s cool.
Check out his full post-game interview below:
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