How did it feel being out there?

"Whenever you lose, it's always tough. So we'll go look at the film, break everything down and go from there."

How did it feel to get your first touchdown in a 49er uniform?

"It was cool. Like I said, tough situation being down at that point. We'll move on from here."

Can you take us through the touchdown pass?

"[49ers WR Louis Murphy] Murph made a great catch on it in the end zone. The offensive line gave me some time, I had to scramble a little bit, and it was a nice play by everybody."

How was getting the plays transmitted with the wristband? How did that work?

"We only had a couple chances at it, but for what it was, it was fine. Always a new experience. We've been working on it in practice and everything, so it's a work in progress."

We've heard a lot about the playbook and how big it is. How is it compared to the Patriots' for instance?

"I've been saying this for the past couple weeks now; it's like a different language. Similar concepts, but different names and everything. That's part of being a quarterback. There are little things that people don't see outside of the locker room. You need to master those things, and I'm in a situation where you have to do it as fast as possible."

About how many words are in a play call in this offense?

"It could vary. It could be five, six. It could be 20-something. Every play is different."

You guys always talk about how you have to be ready at the drop of a hat. At that point in the game with a minute left, are you still as engaged as you would be early in the game?

"Oh yeah, that's our job. We only get three to three-and-a-half hours every week once a week to come out here and perform, so for those three-and-a-half hours, you've got to be as locked in as possible. It's football, you've got to love coming out here. The result didn't come the way we wanted today, but we'll work and get better at it."

Does it help almost to go into that situation where you don't really have time to think about anything and just go in and cut it loose a little?

"There's never an easy situation to go into, being the backup. I've experienced both ends of it. You always have to be ready. I've been saying it for the past four years. You never know when your time is going to come, if it's going to come, so when it does you've got to take advantage of it."

When there are no timeouts, and you come into a situation like that when time is running out, the outcome of the game doesn't depend on it, but was the right language coming into your head?

"Yeah. Like I said, it's a work in progress. I'm upset the ref didn't give me the first down on that slide, I thought I had it. I guess it worked out. Little critiques here and there that I could get better, even in those first few plays."

* Transcript provided by the San Francisco 49ers