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DP: The fumbling issue... . When you shook my hand, I wanted part of it back. So you have strong hands, you're durable, you're used to carrying the football. So why the fumbling problems? And how do you solve that?
AP: From doing research on myself and watching film, I found that a majority of my issues [came about] when I was getting tackled, fighting for extra yards. I've got a couple guys wrapping me up and I'm still keeping my feet moving and swinging that ball, leaving the opportunity for guys to punch and rake at it. That's really what it is.
DP: Will you hold the ball differently?
AP: Yeah. A lot tighter [laughs]. And keep it high. That was the main thing I noticed when I looked at the fumbles I had: getting the ball away from my body. It was leaving that crease for guys to punch at it, punch at it, punch at it.
DP: Last time Favre made you laugh in the huddle? He's goofy in the huddle.
AP: He is. He's definitely a character. I'm sure it was this week. It happens all the time. He's always doing something crazy.
DP: He's got some gas issues, too, in the huddle, doesn't he?
AP: [Laughs.] Unfortunately.
DP: Do you expect to be in the Super Bowl this year?
AP: Without a doubt. That's the expectation of me and of this team. To make it even better, it's in Dallas—where I'm from. I actually lived in Dallas for a few years. It'd feel good to go back and win it at home.