Whitner: 'We felt like we let this one slip out of our grasp'
Donte Whitner talks about a big day for the defense and the effect the OT loss has on the team.
Think some stated yes Donte Whitner and this defense holding the Rams eighteen field goals one at the end of the game won in overtime in what else defensively could this team have done. And now we could -- turnovers but quote I was really careful with the football. We felt like -- want to come nonstop around like we did that early kinda you know ground yards with thirty something carries. But I that we thought we did everything we need to do this tough game to lose. You know when I don't get down on ourselves we'll come out next week we'll -- where it will come on next week we'll get -- win. Very different feel now -- -- just because coming in some overtime losses against division rival but what does it mean in the context of the season. That means that we haven't arrived and I mean we have four games to get better and in playoffs so we'll start that this week we felt that we let this slip out on grass. You know some things happen out there on the football field as you can control and as a defense we can't control you know we can just go out and play our game. Hold them to us you know as little amount of points as possible. You know we finally did it then we still lost we don't go back to work enough hopefully things get better welcome -- winning -- -- Without and the ability still has Stephen Jackson and Sam Bradford came alive at the end of the game -- it's -- difficult to get to record -- two sacks not bad I mean they just said really no major mistakes but his defense that is difficult team to get to him. A lot of times when they dropped him back to passively seven man protection we've tied it in a backhand. To help block and I ceremony Russian force a seven against four. You know it was pretty tough you know we thought it was so that are pretty good job -- pressure on him in the football aloud now on the make big plays tackle in the catch. And you know we had in the six points that we gave up so you know as far as the defense is well we did but we don't feel like we did great -- it is wonderful -- -- Last and for and it's a difficult situation for this team the quarterback situation is always going to be a focus as a team have to move here on forward. Given that situation how to keep the focus on just the play. Well as far as defense you know we can only focus on what we know. As far as offense and quarterback situation. Coach Harbaugh is going take care -- don't know what's gonna happen when it. I don't know how he's so I don't know what he's thinking but he's the guy has -- control a situation where as far as offense. You know -- we want those guys tomorrow we want those guys have put up some points. And today was a little struggle we knew it was going to be because -- probably still.