Joe Montana described an attempted kidnapping of his grandchild as a "scary situation" after preventing an intruder from taking the nine-month old.

The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department confirmed on Sunday that San Francisco 49ers legend Montana and his wife Jennifer intervened after a woman entered their Malibu home and picked up the child, who was sleeping in a playpen at the time.

Jennifer Montana was able to prise the child from the woman's arms following a tussle.

The woman fled the scene but was later arrested on burglary and kidnapping charges.

Montana posted on Twitter: "Thank you to everyone who has reached out. Scary situation, but thankful that everybody is doing well.

"We appreciate respect for our privacy at this time."

Montana is widely regarded as one of the greatest quarterbacks of all time, having won four Super Bowls in his 13 seasons with the 49ers before playing the final two years of his career with the Kansas City Chiefs.

Aaron Rodgers said the Green Bay Packers were always going to need to put up big numbers against Drew Brees and the star quarterback is enjoying the trust being shown by head coach Matt LaFleur.

The Packers defeated Brees' Saints 37-30 on the road at Mercedes-Benz Superdome on Sunday, with Rodgers passing for three touchdowns and 283 yards.

It means the Packers have gone 3-0 to start the NFL season and an in-form Rodgers is encouraged by the team's performances, especially against a team led by the quality Brees possesses.

"Any time you're playing a Drew Brees team you know you have to score, he's such a dynamic player," Rodgers said. 

"The two times we've played here before it felt like they put up 50 both times, I know they got 52 in one of them. 

"We knew the type of game [they would play], they've got a lot of playmakers and Drew obviously knows how to deal the ball.

"But right now, our offense, I feel really good about it. We got in a good flow, I feel like again Matt had a nice flow with the calls, we did a good job on third downs for the most part and were opportunistic with some big plays when we needed it.

"We got a lot of guys involved, had a number of guys catch passes and a number of guys we needed to play well played well."

Rodgers' scoring passes were recorded at five yards to Allen Lazard, 18 yards to Marcedes Lewis and one yard to Robert Tonyan.

The 36-year-old feels the team are being trusted to make the right decisions by second-year head coach LaFleur.

"I really like the timing on certain calls," Rodgers said. 

"Sometimes, you've got to kind of dig deep at certain times and hold on to something and trust the players. I really appreciate the flow that we had and the trust in us to make the plays."

The Saints are 1-2 from their three games and head coach Sean Payton admitted the team are not performing how they need to.

"We're not playing well enough. Let's not fool ourselves. We're making too many mistakes," Payton said. "We're not playing disciplined enough on both sides of the ball."

Tom Brady led the Tampa Bay Buccaneers to a comfortable NFL win, while the Green Bay Packers and Seattle Seahawks stayed unbeaten.

Brady's Bucs were largely untroubled by the Denver Broncos as they claimed a second straight win on Sunday.

Meanwhile, Russell Wilson made history for the red-hot Seattle Seahawks, who overcame the Dallas Cowboys.

Like Seattle, the Packers are 3-0 after holding off the New Orleans Saints.

 

BRADY LIFTS BUCCANEERS AFTER STRONG START

Brady threw three touchdown passes in the first half as the Buccaneers enjoyed a 28-10 win over the Broncos.

The six-time Super Bowl champion finished the game with 297 yards after completing 25 of 38 passes.

Brady threw two TD passes to Mike Evans in the second quarter, having found Chris Godwin with a 10-yard pass in the first.

"He [Evans] is a great red-area threat, and I think his size, his quickness, his elusiveness, his hands – everything," the QB said.

"Mike is one of the great receivers in the NFL so I've got to find ways to get him the ball and get him into space, not just in the red area but all over the field. It's my job to find the guys that are open and get it to them."

The Buccaneers are 2-1 and top of the NFC South.

 

SEAHAWKS, PACKERS STAY PERFECT

Wilson starred again as the Seahawks edged the Cowboys 38-31.

The quarterback threw five touchdown passes, including 315 yards on the back of 27 of 40 completed passes.

Wilson's 14 TD passes through the first three weeks of an NFL season are a record, eclipsing Kansas City Chiefs star Patrick Mahomes' 13 to begin 2018.

Aaron Rodgers and the Packers were too strong for the Saints 37-30.

Alvin Kamara brought the Saints level late in the third quarter after an incredible run following a pass from Drew Brees (completed 29 of 36 passes for 288 yards and three TDs).

But the Packers closed out victory in the fourth quarter, with Rodgers (21 of 32 for 283 yards and three TDs) and Robert Tonyan combining for a crucial TD.

 

LIONS HAND CARDINALS FIRST LOSS, JETS SLIP TO 0-3

Kyler Murray and the Arizona Cardinals fell to their first loss of the season, beaten by the Detroit Lions 26-23.

Murray, the top pick in the 2019 NFL Draft, had a difficult outing, intercepted three times. He finished 23 of 35 for 270 yards and two TDs.

Matt Prater kicked two fourth-quarter field goals for the Lions, including a 39-yarder as time expired.

The New York Jets fell to 0-3 after suffering a 36-7 loss to the Indianapolis Colts.

The Carolina Panthers recorded their first win of the season thanks to a 21-16 success over the Los Angeles Chargers.

 

Week 3 scores:

Chicago Bears 30-26 Atlanta Falcons
Buffalo Bills 35-32 Los Angeles Rams
Cleveland Browns 34-20 Washington Football Team
Tennessee Titans 31-30 Minnesota Vikings
New England Patriots 36-20 Las Vegas Raiders
San Francisco 49ers 36-9 New York Giants
Philadelphia Eagles 23-23 Cincinnati Bengals
Pittsburgh Steelers 28-21 Houston Texans
Indianapolis Colts 36-7 New York Jets
Carolina Panthers 21-16 Los Angeles Chargers
Detroit Lions 26-23 Arizona Cardinals
Tampa Bay Buccaneers 28-10 Denver Broncos
Seattle Seahawks 38-31 Dallas Cowboys
Green Bay Packers 37-30 New Orleans Saints

Pete Carroll lauded Russell Wilson after the Seattle Seahawks overcame the Dallas Cowboys to continue their winning start to the NFL season.

Wilson threw five touchdown passes in Sunday's 38-31 victory over the Cowboys as the Seahawks improved to 3-0.

The quarterback's 14 TD passes through the first three weeks of the season is an NFL record, eclipsing Kansas City Chiefs star Patrick Mahomes' 13 set in 2018.

Seahawks head coach Carroll hailed Wilson's red-hot start to the campaign.

"He's a great player. He's a great player, he's got extremely qualified guys catching the ball," he told reporters.

"Greg [Olsen] had some big plays and DK [Metcalf] had huge plays, 100 and something yards today, and Tyler [Lockett].

"He's just got really good football players to work with and he trusts them, he believes in them, he knows the system, he's taking advantage of a whole array of things that we're doing, all different kinds of styles and throws and movements and all that.

"He's just on it. You're watching a great football player do what he does best and I'm just really excited about what happens the next time we go out."

Wilson completed 27 of 40 passes for 315 yards and five touchdowns.

Top of the NFC West, the Seahawks face the Miami Dolphins in Week 4.

Russell Wilson eclipsed Kansas City Chiefs counterpart Patrick Mahomes for an NFL record as the Seattle Seahawks preserved their 100 per cent start to the season.

Wilson became the quarterback with the most passing touchdowns through the first three weeks of an NFL season in the Super Bowl era on Sunday.

The Seahawks QB threw five passing TDs in a 38-31 win over the Dallas Cowboys, taking his season tally to 14 and breaking the record previously held by Mahomes (13) in 2018.

MVP candidate Wilson also became the fifth player in league history to throw at least four touchdown passes in three consecutive games, joining Peyton Manning, Dan Marino, Drew Brees and Mahomes.

Wilson – a Super Bowl champion and seven-time Pro Bowler – was 27-of-40 for 315 yards and five touchdowns without an interception as the Seahawks improved to 3-0.

Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan insisted the players were behind head coach Dan Quinn despite blowing another lead.

The Falcons became the first team in NFL history to have back-to-back games in which they blew a 15-plus point fourth-quarter lead and lost, as per STATS, after Sunday's 30-26 defeat to the Chicago Bears.

Atlanta led 26-10 heading into the fourth quarter at Mercedes-Benz Stadium, but slipped to 0-3 to put the pressure on Quinn.

But Ryan, who completed 19 of 38 passes for 238 yards, a touchdown and an interception, said the players also needed to improve.

"We've got his back. We've got to play better as players and that's what you have to focus on," he said.

"When things aren't going good or going well, it's easy to look around and see what everybody else is doing or where everybody else is screwing up.

"The only way we're going to improve as a unit is if we all kind of look in the mirror and find ways to improve individually and make sure that we're the best version of ourselves individually when we go out there."

Ryan said he was frustrated after the Falcons also blew a 39-24 lead to the Dallas Cowboys in Week 2.

The QB lamented Atlanta's inability to get any momentum going in the fourth quarter against Chicago.

"We just needed to get into that first first down and we weren't able to do it. It's a credit to them," Ryan said.

"Chicago played well in that fourth quarter, they did a nice job, but we've got to find a way to get it done.

"We've got to find a way in one of those drives to get that first first down, get a little momentum going, put them on their heels a little bit and secure that ball game. We weren't able to do it."

The Atlanta Falcons set an unwanted NFL record on Sunday as they suffered another fourth-quarter collapse to lose to the Chicago Bears.

Under-fire Dan Quinn saw his men surrender a 16-point lead to lose 30-26 a week after a humiliating last-gasp loss to the Dallas Cowboys.

There were big wins for the San Francisco 49ers and Cleveland Browns, while the Tennessee Titans once more had Stephen Gostkowski to thank for a narrow victory over the Minnesota Vikings.

The New England Patriots, Buffalo Bills and Pittsburgh Steelers also won, with the Philadelphia Eagles and Cincinnati Bengals playing out the first tie of the season.

 

FALCONS FELLED BY FOLES

Falcons coach Quinn looks to be in trouble after another fourth-quarter collapse by Atlanta, this time leading to a four-point loss to the Bears.

Nick Foles threw three touchdown passes in the final quarter, the latter connecting with Anthony Miller with two minutes remaining, as Chicago recovered from 16 points down to move to 3-0 for the season.

The Falcons are the first team in NFL history to blow a lead of 15 points or more in the fourth quarter and lose in back-to-back matches.

Matt Ryan was intercepted by Tashaun Gipson late on as a miserable day for the Falcons was compounded by the losses of Russell Gage (concussion) and Grady Jarrett (hip).

RAMS FALL SHORT IN SPECTACULAR COMEBACK, PATRIOTS SIX IN A ROW AGAINST RAIDERS

The Los Angeles Rams almost completed the third-biggest comeback ever in the regular season, only to be denied by a Tyler Kroft touchdown with 15 seconds remaining.

The Bills had squandered a 25-point advantage but were bailed out by Kroft's second of the game following good work from Josh Allen.

Elsewhere in the East, the Patriots moved to 2-0 at home as three touchdowns from Rex Burkhead led them to a 36-20 defeat of the Las Vegas Raiders.

 

TITANS BUOYED BY GOSTKOWSKI SIX APPEAL

The Titans downed the winless Minnesota Vikings 31-30 thanks to the boot of Stephen Gostkowski.

A career-high six field goals, including a 55-yarder with less than two minutes on the clock, helped to banish memories of some wayward kicking in his first two Titans outings.

Dalvin Cook rushed for a career-high 181 yards and scored for the Vikings, but they are 0-3 for the first time in seven years.

The Steelers are still perfect, though – they moved to 3-0 for the first time since 2010 by defeating the Houston Texans 28-21, Ben Roethlisberger throwing for 237 yards and two touchdowns in a franchise-record 221st appearance.

Week 3 scores:

Atlanta Falcons 26-30 Chicago Bears
Buffalo Bills 35-32 Los Angeles Rams
Cleveland Browns 34-20 Washington Football Team
Minnesota Vikings 30-31 Tennessee Titans
New England Patriots 36-20 Las Vegas Raiders
New York Giants 9-36 San Francisco 49ers
Philadelphia Eagles 23-23 Cincinnati Bengals
Pittsburgh Steelers 28-21 Houston Texans

San Francisco 49ers tight end George Kittle will miss his second successive game because of a knee injury.

Kittle missed out on the Niners' 31-13 win over the New York Jets in Week 2 and will not feature in Week 3 as they return to MetLife Stadium to face the New York Giants.

The All-Pro suffered a knee sprain and bone bruise in the Week 1 loss to the Arizona Cardinals.

He had been considered a game-time decision for the Giants clash, however, coach Kyle Shanahan elected to leave Kittle out after a discussion ahead of Friday's practice in West Virginia, where the 49ers have based themselves for the successive New York trips.

"We thought it was a lot safer to rule him out," Shanahan said in a media conference.

The 49ers are still favoured to beat the 0-2 Giants and will have to do so with backup quarterback Nick Mullens playing under center.

Mullens will start in place of Jimmy Garoppolo, who suffered a high-ankle sprain in a win over the Jets that also saw them lose defensive linemen Nick Bosa and Solomon Thomas to torn anterior cruciate ligaments, while running backs Raheem Mostert and Tevin Coleman sustained knee injuries of their own.

Kittle broke out in the 2018 season as he set the record for most receiving yards by a tight end in a single campaign, with 1,377 in a year in which Mullens played eight games due to a torn ACL suffered by Garoppolo.

He posted 1,053 yards in 14 regular-season games last season. Jordan Reed, who scored two touchdowns against the Jets, is again likely to see a heavy workload in Kittle's absence.

Jimmy Garoppolo will miss the San Francisco 49ers' clash with the New York Giants on Sunday because of a right high ankle sprain, with Nick Mullens starting in his place at quarterback.

Head coach Kyle Shanahan confirmed Mullens would play in an interview with KNBR on Friday.

Garoppolo was one of a host of 49ers to sustain injuries in their Week 2 win over the New York Jets at MetLife Stadium, where the Niners will face the 0-2 Giants.

Defensive linemen Nick Bosa and Solomon Thomas were each lost for the year to torn anterior cruciate ligaments while running backs Raheem Mostert and Tevin Coleman sustained knee injuries that will keep them out against the Giants.

Star tight end George Kittle, who suffered a sprained knee and a bone bruise in the Week 1 loss to the Arizona Cardinals, will play only if there is no hesitation from himself or the team's medical staff, Shanahan said.

Garoppolo completed 14 of his 16 pass attempts for 131 yards and two touchdowns in the first half against the Jets before Mullens replaced him in the second half.

An undrafted free agent out of Southern Mississippi, Mullens started eight games of a 2018 season that saw Garoppolo tear his ACL in Week 3.

Mullens went 3-5 as a starter, completing 64.2 percent of his passes for 2,277 yards, 13 touchdowns and 10 interceptions.

 

Patrick Mahomes and Lamar Jackson will do battle on Monday Night Football in Week 3 as the Kansas City Chiefs face the Baltimore Ravens.

Mahomes, the Super Bowl LIV MVP and 2018 season NFL MVP, and fellow quarterback Jackson, the 2019 season's NFL MVP, will hope to get the W that moves their team to 3-0.

That clash, one of a number of enticing Week 3 matchups, will provide an early indication of which franchise might be in the best shape to be the AFC's Super Bowl LV representative too.

Here, using Stats Perform data, we break down that game and the other top Week 3 showdowns.

 

FEATURE GAME

Chiefs at Ravens - Monday, 8.15pm (All times Eastern)

- There have been 13 games featuring the reigning and previous NFL MVPs starting against each other at the quarterback position (including playoffs). The reigning MVP has led his team to victory in eight of the last 10 such matchups, and is 8-5 overall.

- Mahomes hooked up with Tyreek Hill for a 54-yard touchdown in the win over the Los Angeles Chargers in Week 2. That was Mahomes' 11th career touchdown pass of 50-plus yards (most in the NFL since 2018). The Ravens as a team have only had nine such touchdowns since 2015, four coming from the arm of Jackson.

- The Chiefs are 6-3 against the Ravens, including wins in each of the three most recent matchups and they have a 4-1 record in Baltimore.

OTHER KEY GAMES

Texans at Steelers - Sunday, 1pm

- The Steelers are 2-0 for the seventh time since 2000. They made the playoffs in each of the previous six seasons, reaching three Super Bowls and winning two titles. Pittsburgh's last 3-0 start was in 2010, when the Steelers made their last trip to the Super Bowl.

Raiders at Patriots - Sunday, 1pm

- New England are tied for ninth in the NFL in rushing yards per game (142.0) and are eighth in passing offense (268.5 yards per game). They are one of three teams in the league's top 10 in both categories, joining the Green Bay Packers and Los Angeles Rams. In Sunday's loss at the Seattle Seahawks, Cam Newton passed for 397 yards, including 312 in the second half.

Rams at Bills - Sunday, 1pm

- Buffalo are attempting to start 3-0 for a second straight season, a feat they have accomplished only twice previously in franchise history (1964-65, 1991-92). The Bills have won 10 straight games since December 2018 when scoring 20 or more points, the longest active streak in the NFL. 

Cowboys at Seahawks - Sunday, 4.15pm 

- Dak Prescott enters this weekend with 99 career touchdown passes in 66 career games. With another touchdown pass on Sunday, Prescott would be the fastest Cowboy to reach 100 TD passes – Tony Romo currently holds the record at 79 games.

Packers at Saints - Sunday, 8.20pm

- Since 2018, Davante Adams - who could miss this game through injury - has accounted for 27.8 per cent of Green Bay's receiving yards, the fifth-highest mark in the NFL. The player with the highest percentage during this span is Saints star Michael Thomas (34.5 per cent), who is out this week with an ankle injury.

ELSEWHERE...

Titans at Vikings - Sunday, 1pm

- Ryan Tannehill threw for four touchdowns and no interceptions in the win over the Jacksonville Jaguars, extending his streak of regular season games with multiple touchdown passes to a franchise-record nine games. Tannehill has a 118.1 passer rating since joining Tennessee in 2019, the best mark in the NFL over that span (minimum 250 attempts).

Buccaneers at Broncos - Sunday, 4.25pm

- Melvin Gordon has tallied 148 rushing yards on 34 attempts this season, 124 more than the Broncos' next-leading rusher (Phillip Lindsay, 24). Gordon also has five receptions and has accounted for 41.9 per cent of the Broncos' touches this season, fifth highest in the NFL.

Ryan Fitzpatrick made history after his three touchdowns fuelled the Miami Dolphins to a 31-13 victory over the Jacksonville Jaguars.

Dolphins quarterback Fitzpatrick became the first NFL QB to claim six wins over the same opponent with six teams following Thursday's triumph in Jacksonville.

Fitzpatrick, who also topped the Jaguars during his time with the Cincinnati Bengals (2008), Buffalo Bills (2012), Tennessee Titans (2013), Houston Texans (2014) and New York Jets (2015) starred as the Dolphins posted their first win of the season.

The 37-year-old led the Dolphins as Miami scored touchdowns on their first three drives in a fast start on the road in Week 3.

Fitzpatrick connected on his first 12 pass attempts – a career high – to guide the Dolphins to a 21-7 half-time lead behind touchdown throws to Preston Williams and Mike Gesicki.

Jordan Howard also scored to put the Dolphins in control after two quarters, following James Robinson's TD for the struggling Jaguars.

Fitzpatrick, who finished 18-of-20 for 160 yards and two TDs and seven rushes for 38 yards and a score, rushed for a touchdown to extend Miami's lead to 28-7 in the third period.

Jacksonville's Robinson rushed for another touchdown in the final quarter, but it was too late as Jason Sanders' 30-yard field goal completed the scoring for the Dolphins.

Jaguars quarterback Gardner Minshew II was 30-of-42 for 275 yards, no touchdowns and an interception, to go with four sacks after Jacksonville dropped to 1-2 for the season.

Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes heaped praise on Baltimore Ravens counterpart Lamar Jackson ahead of Monday's blockbuster NFL showdown.

It will be a battle of two former MVPs and two of the hottest teams in the league when Jackson's Ravens host Mahomes and the Chiefs in Baltimore.

The Ravens and Super Bowl champions the Chiefs are both 2-0 heading into Week 3 amid plenty of hype as reigning MVP Jackson and 2018 Most Valuable Player Mahomes go head-to-head.

Mahomes – the Super Bowl LIV MVP – hailed Jackson, telling reporters on Thursday: "He can make all the throws; he can run with the ball; he can really do it all.

"It's always fun to watch guys like that -- that work hard, put in the work, and they're able to go out there and have success on the field.

"And then as far as our relationship, talking and stuff like that -- we kinda have the same endorsements with Oakley and EA Sports, and so we've seen each other through that.

"Then when you play this quarterback position, there's kinda like a group; it's a tight group where you kinda shoot ideas off each other and stuff like that. So he's a great player, and I look forward to the contest this week."

"It's a little different 'cause when you're on offense, you're never gonna go face-to-face; you never get to go straight-up against Lamar, but you know that he's gonna go out there and put up points," added Mahomes.

"So you just have to trust in your defense that they're gonna make stops when they're needed, they're gonna find ways to do whatever they can to stop all the great stuff that he does. And then as an offense, you're facing a great defense, and so you're gonna have find ways to put up points on the board if you want to get the win."

 

Baltimore Ravens star Lamar Jackson said facing Patrick Mahomes and Super Bowl champions the Kansas City Chiefs is "just like any other game" as he downplayed the blockbuster NFL clash.

It will be a battle of two former MVPs and two of the hottest teams in the NFL when the Ravens host the Chiefs in Baltimore on Monday.

The Ravens, who lost in the divisional playoffs last season having posted a 14-2 record, and the Chiefs are both 2-0 heading into Week 3.

But speaking to reporters on Thursday amid plenty of hype regarding the showdown, Ravens quarterback and reigning MVP Jackson said: "It's just like any other game."

The Ravens will come up against former MVP and Super Bowl MVP Mahomes – who finished 27 of 47 for 302 passing yards and two touchdowns and rushed for 54 yards in Kansas City's 23-20 overtime win over the Los Angeles Chargers last week.

"I don't have to focus on Mahomes," Jackson said. "I got to focus on their defense. I got focus on scoring. I got to focus on my job and making my offense do our thing. But my defense has to worry about him."

The Ravens overcame a slow start to extend their regular-season winning streak to 14 games – the longest run since the Carolina Panthers reeled off 18 successive victories in 2014-15 – after topping the Houston Texans 33-16.

Jackson threw for 204 yards and a touchdown, while he rushed for 54 yards.

The Ravens and Chiefs were on track to meet in the AFC Championship game last season before Baltimore were upstaged by the Tennessee Titans as Kansas City went on to defeat the San Francisco 49ers in Super Bowl LIV.

Asked if the Ravens eventually need to beat the Chiefs, Jackson said: "Yeah, eventually. And they're in our way right now, so that's our goal."

Tampa Bay Buccaneers superstar Tom Brady believes wide receiver and team-mate Mike Evans is a future Hall of Famer.

Evans has been compared to Hall of Famer Randy Moss, with the pair the only wide receivers in NFL history to reach 1,000 receiving yards in each of their first six seasons.

A three-time Pro Bowler, Evans caught seven passes for 104 yards and a touchdown as the Buccaneers topped the Carolina Panthers 31-17 last week, having struggled to connect with Brady in the team's opener.

Legendary quarterback Brady paid Evans the ultimate compliment as he likened the 27-year-old to former New England Patriots star Moss, telling reporters on Thursday: "From a physical standpoint – both [have] big bodies, big catch radiuses and great body control. [They have] great understanding of the game – feel, instincts, [etc.].

"Randy is a Hall of Famer. I think Mike is going to be one too and it's been amazing to play with him. I love playing with Mike. He's been just spectacular from the day I met him. I admired him from afar for a long time.

"I'm just blessed to play with him and Chris [Godwin with] what he's accomplished in his short time in the NFL. I think those two guys really lead the charge for our receivers and they're great mentors for the young players we have.

"We're just going to keep working hard every day to try and be on the same page more and more."

The Buccaneers, who face the Denver Broncos in Week 3, have multiple running backs in their rotation.

On Tampa Bay's depth, six-time Super Bowl champion Brady said: "You can't strain any one position too much. You're going to have situations over the course of the year where guys get worn down or guys tweak something and they're not in there as much.

"Guys are going to have to fill a role and they're going to have to do it well. Having depth at these positions that are so important to our offense – everyone is going to play a critical role. We're really deep at receiver [then] all of the sudden, Chris [Godwin] doesn't play, Mike [Evans] is out for a play, J-Wat [Justin Watson] gets banged up in the game – next thing you know, it's like, 'All right, what happened to the depth?' It just goes quickly. That's just part of football. Every team is dealing with it. Denver [have] injuries – they've got to adjust. We've got injuries – we've got to adjust. It's a contact sport.

"Everyone is not going to be there every single day [or] every game – it's just not the reality. You've got to work with everybody [and] you've got to have enough communication with everybody. Everybody plays a vital role and I think when you can gain confidence in the players – they may think they're in a backup role, but once the game starts, they're in a featured role – those guys have to take advantage of those opportunities.

"That's how I got my start. I look at it like, no one ever thought of me in 2001. I thought I was third-string quarterback going into training camp. Two weeks into the year, I'm the starting quarterback. You've got to take advantage of your opportunity because you don't know when you're going to get it. I try to stress that to the young players. Every day in practice you've got a chance to make an impression on a player [or] on coach and build trust in your teammates, so that when you get the opportunity, you go and take advantage of it and you never look back."

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