DE Damontre Moore
December 4, 2014
Q: Itís clear there are going to be a lot more snaps coming your way right now. How do you view that opportunity and what do you think youíll do with that?
A: Man, itís an opportunity. Any time an opportunity presented itself in the past, Iíve taken advantage of it. Iíve been waiting for it a long time. Iím just waiting to step up. Iíve been preparing a lot and then I had a lot of great veteran leadership that was in front of me within these past two years. I got to learn from Justin Tuck, Mathias Kiwanuka, Jason Pierre-Paul, so I feel like itís my time and Iím ready to take advantage of it.
Q: What are you most curious about that when you get these extra snapsÖ what do you want to see from yourself?
A: Just go out there and have fun and do what I love to do. Just go out there and do my ability and just play the game that I love. Thatís the only thing Iím looking forward to. When I do that, things take care of themselves. Everything falls into place. Thatís my biggest thing, just getting out there. Iím ready.
Q: Do you feel youíre further ahead in the run or the pass at this point?
A: Definitely. Experience is our best teacher. Iíve had two years to get bigger, stronger and faster and just hone my skills and just take advice from Jason Pierre-Paul, who is such a great mentor. Honestly, like I said, Iím just ready to go out there and prove to everybody that I can do it, be an every down defensive end not just a third down pass rusher or situational guy. I want to go in there and put my team in the best situation.
Q: When Perry Fewell has talked about you, he has said that there are times in practice that you look great and there are other times that you are inconsistent. What do you have to do to be more consistent?
A: I think thatís one of those things that I internally have to fight with. Being a young guy and being so accustomed to coming in, playing early as a true freshman in college, I felt like something was supposed to be given me, which, at this level, nothingís going to be given to you. I feel the same type of way and thatís my fault. I prolonged that process. But like I said, experience is the best teacher. Sometimes what they say, a hard head makes a soft behind. That was one of those things.
Q: When you looked at the tape of the Titansí offense, specifically Mettenberger, the rookie quarterback, what do you see there?
A: You see a talented quarterback. Iíve seen what I saw in college Ė a great competitor, a great arm. Heís going to compete and heís going to talk trash. Thatís one of those quarterbacks that I like to play against. That way once you get out there and beat them, it is what it is.
Q: Coach Coughlin had said that you had started to gain some bulk and then you dropped off a bit. Do you feel youíre at a point now physically where you want to be?
A: I definitely feel like Iím at a point where I want to be, but also, thereís always room for improvement and always more room to get better. Honestly, Iím just going to try to get better each and every day. If Iím not doing that, then Iím not doing my job.