freakinandpeakin Posted October 29, 2005 Share Posted October 29, 2005 Mark Brunell was on "The Boomer Esiason Show" on MSG this week. It is a local New York show in which Boomer Esiason interviews people in sports. This week it was Joe Torre and Mark Brunell. Below is the gist of the entire interview. Obviously not all of them are exact quotes, but it is pretty close. BE: You found a fountain of youth, how much fun are you having? MB: Lot of fun, especially after last season. Being 4-2 after 6 games is big for us, we are in the hunt. Good times right now. BE: I was calling the Dallas games for radio and thought that even with 8 quarters left I don't know if the Redskins could win this game. "Wow, what a miracle." What did this game do for you and your confidence. MB: It was big for us obviously. For three quarters we did nothing. Two right calls at the right time and Santana was able to get behind the safeties and just a lot of cofidence was built that day. Looking back it kick started our offense. Seems to be a turning point for this season. BE: What about Santana. Lavernous Coles complained his way out of the Redskins last season. Any idea that Santana was as good as he is? MB: No idea. Santana is so explosive. Nothing he can't do on the field. Not the biggest guy, great speed, great route running. Find ways to get ball in his hands. Last year that was our problem we couldn't get the ball downfiled. Now with Santana and David Patten were getting the ball downfiled, which is nice. BE: A lot thought the game had passed Joe Gibbs by. But he has shown he still has some tricks up his sleave. What is it like working with Joe Gibbs? MB: "Been great." Some things never change. You still have to out hit and be physical and smart. Admittedly, the X's and O's have changed a bit, but were doing the right things. No turnovers, big plays and good defense you will win and we are doing those things. BE: You are Coming back to NY and will see old friend Tom Coughlin. Are you surprised how they are doing offensively? MB: No, I would be surprised if they weren't doing things offensively. Eli is playing well, Coughlin is a good coach. It was an honor to play for him and he knows how to coach a young quarterback. Playing very well, good core of guys, and their defense is playing very well. We have our work cut out for us this weekend. BE: You're off to a great start, re-establishing yourself as one of the better quarterbacks in the NFL. Looks like you're having a lot of fun. I'll tell Vinny Testeverde that you are thinking of him. MB: Thanks Boomer. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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