Defensive End Olivier Vernon
October 12, 2017
Q: So do you expect to play on Sunday?
A: You know, just taking it day-by-day. Trying to see how it feels and go from there.
Q: How are you feeling at this point?
A: Iím feeling good. Better each day. Making progress, so thatís a good sign.
Q: As a defense and as a teammate, how do you process what happened with DRC (Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie)?
A: I donít really know all of the details with that, but all I know is what we have here. We are just going to keep playing ball.
Q: Does something like that reflect more order to a team or less order?
A: Weíve always had order on the team. Coach does a great job in setting what we have to do, so I donít know what happened. I donít know the details, but weíre just going to move on forward. We got Denver.
Q: How do you block out the outside negativity and keep a close group?
A: Well, I know one thing, weíre the only guys going out there on the field, so whatever everyone else has to say it doesnít really matter. Weíre just going to play Giants football and keep moving forward.
Q: How much harder is it to play Giants football without DRC?
A: Heís a great, great player, great leader. Guys have got to step up. Guys are going to have to step up and thatís what it is. Thatís the game of football. Itís next man up and go from there.
Q: What would a win mean Sunday night?
A: A win would mean everything right now. Trying to get things rolling. Thatís been our mindset since Week 1 and all we can do is prepare, do our preparations. Not trying to reinvent the wheel and just play football.
Q: Whatís been the biggest change to Denverís offense in the fourth quarter compared to the first three?
A: I canít really say right now. I know those guys have a great team. They have a great defense, they have a great offense. Great offensive players, guys that can make explosive plays. Those games that they have played and that has happened to them, we havenít played them yet. So we got to go in with our mentality of playing all phases of the game. Trying to do what we can do. All of the stats, all of that other stuff donít really matter unless youíre out there on the field. So all we got to do is go out there, playing, home field advantage for them, and get a W.