(On his role this weekend compared to his role throughout the career) "I have been in a role the majority of my career where I have just been the back-up [quarterback]. I am pretty used to not getting the reps, but out there today, I felt comfortable. I think I have a lot of prior experience and knowledge from observation that has helped me grow as a player even though I might not have been playing. I think I know more about football than I did last time I started, so hopefully I can apply some of that and help us get a win."
(On how his experience in the NFL will help him this weekend) "The thing to me is I have nothing to lose. I mean I haven't been the starter in three years. I don't know when this opportunity's going to come again. I'm just going to go out there, have fun, let it rip, and see what happens. We're a 1-9 football team and I'm just going to do whatever I can to help us win. I've been through some good, I've been through some bad, and at this point in my career I just want to kind of go out and play like I have nothing to lose."
(On if he learned from his experience in Chicago and Tampa) "I think so. I think just having that experience of knowing what it's like on a game day, to actually play in a game. You know it's been a while, but those experiences haven't completely left me. I feel comfortable and ready to go."
(On Head Coach Doug Marrone informing him that he was the starter this week) "[He] just kind of told us as a group this morning that they're going to go with me and kind of left it at that and told everyone that if they wanted to go speak to him they can. It was pretty short and sweet. That was what was said."
(On being a starter in the NFL again) "I think it's something that you never take for granted being one of the 32 guys that get to be a starting quarterback in the NFL. I'm excited about the opportunity to go to battle with these guys and try to help us get a win. So, [it's] something that you don't take lightly because you never know when it's going to come again. Like I said, I'm just going to kind of play with that attitude and hopefully that mindset helps us out."
(On the quarterback carousel throughout the NFL) "Yeah, I mean I'm sure you could find some parallel between anyone. Someone at some point probably was behind [Tampa Bay QB] Tom Brady, the transitive property. It's like when March Madness comes around and it's well, 'We beat Duke and Duke won the National Championship, so that means we're National Champions.' Its like, 'It doesn't work that way.' I know what you're getting at, but no that's just the NFL."
(On if he's more prepared now to be a starter than he was three years ago) "I'd like to think [so]. I've been in more offenses. I've seen more defenses. I think [I'm] just playing with a freer mind than I was when I was in Chicago. I just think that mentally could've bogged me down a little in the past and now I'm just, like I said, at a point in my career where I'm just going to cherish these moments."
(On his Thanksgiving plans) "My wife's cooking and hate to put her out there but I'm usually the one doing the cooking, so we'll see how this turns out. I know she has a turkey and a ham ready to go if the turkey doesn't turn out. It's just me and my wife and my two boys, so [it's] a small Thanksgiving but a lot to be thankful for."
(On if he prefers turkey or ham on Thanksgiving) "I'm a turkey with a lot of gravy [kind of guy], need the gravy on everything."
(On playing basketball in the past) "Have you guys ever seen the movie 'White Men Can't Jump'? That's what I was. That's about the extent of my basketball career. I was an average high school basketball player. I was about the sixth man on my varsity team, probably averaged 8 and 8 or something like that. I was[the one to] hustle, try hard. I'm not going to be one of these guys that claims they were some great basketball player. I was an average high school basketball player."