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Wednesday Media Transcript: WR Sterling Shepard

Eric from BBI : Admin : 11/8/2017 4:36 pm
WR Sterling Shepard

November 8, 2017

Q: Do you take it one game at a time? You have to execute better as a football team.

A: Yeah, you do. But, looking ahead is not going to get you anywhere. So, like I said, you have to take it one game at a time. Be in the moment at practice and execute there first.

Q: Is this locker room together in your mind or are you starting to see guys go different ways?

A: No. I mean, everybody is sticking together. We know that we’re all each other has. I feel like everybody is still sticking together.

Q: The team is taking a lot of criticism at 1-7, especially the quarterback. Have you seen a difference in QB Eli Manning this year when it comes to level of play?

A: No. I mean, he’s remained the same on and off the field and he’s our quarterback. We’re sticking behind him. We know that he’s going to take a lot of the heat. That’s what every quarterback does in the league. It’s going to happen to them. So, we just have to let him know we’re behind him and keep pushing with him.

Q: The 49ers are one-point favorites but they’re winless. Does that give you guys any extra motivation?

A: I can’t say that we pay attention to any of that. I didn’t even know that. So, we just got to come out and execute and play the Giants football that we know we’re capable of playing. So, that goes back to what I was saying – just taking it a moment at a time and taking it a game at a time.
I don’t understand  
FThomas : 11/8/2017 7:00 pm : link
When players say “they didn’t know that”. Like, what the hell are you guys talking about then? How is that in some way shape or form motivation, or at least something mentioned when talking about your opponent all week?
RE: I don’t understand  
Dan in the Springs : 11/8/2017 7:11 pm : link
In comment 13682853 FThomas said:
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When players say “they didn’t know that”. Like, what the hell are you guys talking about then? How is that in some way shape or form motivation, or at least something mentioned when talking about your opponent all week?


I don't know - I took it that he didn't know SF was favored by a point. Why should he know that? How does the betting line help them prepare. To what end should they study it?

Of course, if he didn't know they were winless that's altogether different, but I don't think that's the case.
Yeah not so much the one point  
FThomas : 11/8/2017 7:39 pm : link
But the “favored to win” in general. Maybe I’m reading too much into it but it seems something like “this winless team is being projected by experts to beat us” could be used at motivation I would think.
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