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Transcript: New Orleans Saints players Postgame Quotes | Saints-49ers 2019 Week 14

Get postgame reactions from Taysom Hill, Tre'Quan Smith, Marcus Williams, P.J. Williams, Cameron Jordan, Terron Armstead, and C.J. Gardner-Johnson

QB #7 Taysom Hill 

On the loss:
"It's a tough way to lose a game. I felt like overall we played really well. I felt like our energy level was really good. We went out and competed really hard. It's a tough one to swallow. We've been here before. We will get in here tomorrow, watch the film, and find where we kind of went wrong and fix things that need to be fixed."

On if there are good takeaways from the team's offensive performance:
"Yes, you look at how we played offensively. Offensively, I felt that was one of our cleaner games this season. We certainly did a lot of good things out there and just came up a little short, not quite enough to get the win. We'll see where we came up short and find ways to fix it."

On if he thought it would be that high scoring a game:
"No, I didn't. Certainly, you look at the 'Niners and what they have been able to do defensively this year. We really didn't know what to expect. I felt like we liked our matchups offensively against them. And, I felt like we had a really good game plan going in to handle them up front and doing different things that way. I didn't expect to lose on a last second field goal in the 40s."

On the mechanics of Hill's fake punt pass attempt and his perspective on it:
"I definitely knew that it could be defensive pass interference. I didn't know that he (defensive player) was going to do it, but good job for them knowing that you could do defensive pass interference, but you can't hold. He did a good job. He did his job. He reached out, grabbed me and pushed me. He just cannot hold. I was not really trying to pay too much mind on him. My job was to catch the ball."

On the mood of the team:
"We've been down before. We've got to keep our heads up and continue to get better next week, come out strong, come out ready to play and everything will be fine."

On if the Saints may see the 49ers in the playoffs again:
"If we see them, we see them. If we don't, we don't. We are just going to take one game at a time. That's our mentality, take one game at a time, come out and do our job."

CB #26 P.J. Williams

On penalties hurting the team:
"It's tough. It's definitely hurting us in a big way. We just have to make sure that we are using our technique and tighten it up, because when we get into the playoffs it's going to be a different story. We're not going to be able to do it (with penalties)."

On the loss:
"It's something that we have to deal with. They (San Francisco) had over 40 points on the board. That is on the defense. When you have an offense rolling the way that they were, with the ebbs and flow of the game, this is something that we have to be able to go back to what we know. You've got to be able to stop that run. At the end of the day, they ended up with over a buck-fifty (150 yards rushing) on the ground. Whether that's Jimmy (Garoppolo) scrambling, whether that's the 15 running backs that they have in the backfield, it's something that we knew coming in that we were going to have to stop. At the end of the day, we didn't do enough to get a win." 

On if anything surprised him today:
"We knew that we were going to get their best shot. We saw every trick play, I think, that we can imagine. At the end of the day, it was up to us to see how tough they were, not how fast they were. We've got to get back to the gameplan and what we know."

On the offensive game:
"We did some things well. We had some explosive plays, some big long plays, big long touchdowns that we haven't really had the last several weeks. We happened to add those explosive (ones) into our offense. We had a pretty methodical march down the field, the way that we run different shifts and personnel to add those big explosive plays that just adds another element to our game."

On neutralizing Nick Bosa:
"(He is) Extremely talented, explosive, smart, and has a really good feel for the game. He does things instinctively that you don't normally see from a rookie. I was impressed with him. I felt like we competed against him at a high level. It was a fun battle."

DB #22 C.J. Gardner-Johnson 
On the unnecessary roughness penalty:
"There wasn't any other way that I could hit the man. I didn't hit him with my head. It's a bang-bang play. I guess that they probably made the right call, but I don't want to dwell on it. There wasn't any other way that I could hit him. I hit him with my shoulder. I'm not trying to hurt anybody, I'm out there trying to make a football play. The refs think otherwise, so I am ready to move on and play the next game."

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