Derrick Brooks and Matt Bryant won Defensive Player of the Week and Special Teams Player of the Week for their performances on Sunday. Bryant kicked 3 field goals and 3 extra points in an emtional game a day after burying his son, and Derrick Brooks had 3 tackles a forced fumble and an interception (which easily could have been 3).
”You’ve got some real good stats there,” Gruden said. ”You know he’s 3-0 as a starter; how about that? We’ve played two very good defenses. The Chicago Bears on the road — he was the player of the week for us last week. He threw a couple interceptions yesterday and we can’t have that. He knows that. But he’s a winning quarterback for us and we’re going to rally around him, continue to try to improve on his strengths and try to clean up a couple plays that hurt us last week.”