Here's the transcript of Jack Del Rio's post-game presser.
HEAD COACH JACK DEL RIO
I think the guys responded well. We called on our team to come in here like men to compete, and meet those challenges, and I feel good about the effort that we just put forth. A good, solid victory.
In particular, I thought the offensive line moved some people today and allowed us to run the ball. David wasn't sacked. Obviously one of the good things to do is to run the football and keep the quarterback upright. All in all a good solid day, and we'll get back to Jacksonville, get back to work, and we want to continue to play our best football down the stretch, so we've got a lot of work to do.
Talk about your ground game - Fred (Taylor) ran well, and you took out Polamalu on a couple of plays.
Talk about the last drive.
The two biggest runs on that last drive, the runners weren't touched until they were brought down. That's tough to do against anybody, let alone a noted run defense like the Steelers.
Did you feel like you had the game in hand if you kept the ball on the ground once you were up 22-7?
Did you find anything out about your club that you didn't already know?
You were able to get pressure on the quarterback. Did you do anything different?
One area today that really allowed this game to stay the contest that it was until the very end was the special teams. We've got to be able to kick an extra point, and we botched a couple of those. One thing that we can take out of this is that this was a great experience for this football team, to come here and play in this weather. We know we're going to play in this type of weather in order to advance in the post-season, so it's good experience. Some of the guys that had some issues, we need them to draw on that experience and be better the next time out. Just like we do on this football team across the board, we identify things we need to be better at, and we get back and work on them and expect to be better the next time out. It's good to be able to go back with a victory.
As a result of playing San Diego and Pittsburgh, do you have a better read on your team?