"Formula One auto, they're a formula one vehicle, but they were in third gear", Ireland-based Williams on Virgin Media One after Saturday's (Sunday NZ Time) Six Nations clash.
But it was a game of two halves for Carberry.
Tries from Sexton's half-back partner Conor Murray and wingers Jacob Stockdale and Keith Earls made sure that Schmidt's side succeeded in bouncing back from the crushing disappointment of their 32-20 loss to England. We asked for a reaction and by and large we got that.
"Frustration is the right word after our defeat against Ireland".
The Guinness Six Nations produces reams of statistics but it doesn't think to add errors into the mix, which may spare a few Scottish blushes this morning. We weren't accurate enough. It's not anger, it's 'Why did we have such a good first half and then we didn't play the same way in the second?
Sexton stood flat throughout his 23 minutes on the field, committing tacklers before passing the ball and was dumped on his back time and again.
"When you come up just short against one of the best teams in the world, it's tough". Mostly we would strike on the other side of the ruck. "If we're going to progress as a country we're going to have to start winning these games".
"If we were able to replicate that first half after the break, then I think we'd be here with a win". Three slip-ups cost us. 'We got a lot of our attacking game into play, really good decisions and really good work rate off the ball meant that we were finding space in that first half. His intercept pass five minutes from his entry which Finn Russell picked off resulted in a try from Sam Johnson. Once you make one mistake you make another and it's a snowball effect.
While most of his team-mates will remain in the capital to prepare to face Jacques Brunel's side and have next weekend off to recharge their batteries, Russell is heading back across the Channel to his club, with the possibility of being involved for Racing 92 against Toulouse next weekend.
Schmidt is confident that Sexton will not be out for long, although the 33-year-old has had concussion problems in the past and may be given an extended break by missing out on the trip to Rome, allowing a month's rest before the home match against France.
"It's going to be a different experience from past Six Nations as I have to fly back to France instead of staying in camp here", he explained.
"I believe that the way we play will put pressure on any team, whether we're playing at home or away". "I'm mentally prepared to go maybe seven or eight games on the bounce".