GLENDALE, AZ. — Here’s what Ahmad Brooks said at his locker after the game.
Q: It seems like the team is not the same team in the second half. Do you have any thoughts on that.
Q: You don’t?
BROOKS. I don’t know. I mean, I don’t know, man. I have no idea. I don’t know what to tell you.
Q: Fair enough. When all of a sudden you have a lead like you did last week and in this game and all of a sudden, oh my gosh, here we go again, are you standing there amazed or is it not like that?
BROOKS: Unbelievable. You know what I’m saying? Because what happened today was kind of similar to what happened last week. They were calling a lot of penalties. If you want to blame the penalties, you can, but there are things we could have done better to help us win the game. But we started off last year 1-2. We’re in the same position right now so hopefully we’ll just continue to get better. And it starts with us. It starts within the locker room. We will all regroup and get back to 49ers’ football.
ME: No sacks today for the 49ers’ defense. What’s going on with the pass rush?
BROOKS: (Expletive deleted), man. A lot of the third-down situations were third-and-three, third-and-two. When they were running the ball on first and second down they were getting a lot of yards. They were getting like five, six yards. We weren’t able to just pin our ears back and get him. But, like I said, we all could have done something better, whether it was rushing the passer, covering the receivers, whatever. It’s hand-in-hand. It works together.