CB Walter Thurmond
December 29, 2014
Q: In some ways, is it a blur that you played at all this year?
A: I played a game and a half, really, during the regular season. That was pretty weak, to say the least. I really want to be out thereÖitís tough watching from the sideline and having them go through the different things that they went through, other guys getting injured in the line of duty and everything. It is always tough. You never want to see anyone go down, including myself, but all I can do is rehab and get back stronger and get faster, and get ready for the season.
Q: You will be fine?
A: Yeah, I will be fine. I have gone through a lot worse injuries. This is a cake walk compared to others.
Q: Are you able to do full things? Lifting and training and stuff?
A: Yeah, I got my full range of motion back, able to start bench pressing and things like that. Now it is gradually getting strength back with that situation and just taking off.
Q: Do you have a sense of what they are thinking about you? They like you enough to sign for a year? Do you think they would like to have you back?
A: I think so. You can never have too many corners. You see that this year, we went through four corners. That shows how much depth we had before everyone started getting injured here. Everyone is a great, quality player and like I said, hopefully we can work something out.
Q: It seems when people talk about the offense, there is so much excitement with Odell Beckham Jr. and Eli Manning having a big year? The defense struggled and injuries were a big part. What is the sense you guys have about this defense?
A: We just need to have that time just to gel. There are so many guys who are vital parts that end up getting injured. So we never really got out there full-strength. We always knew the potential that we had on the defense, and unfortunately, we never had a chance to show that. Hopefully this is a situation where guys who got injured come back, and we can come back and pick up where we left off this past season, and get after it in OTAís and everything.
It took $3M to sign him for one year last year. What will it take this year? Obviously less, but how much less?
All offers being equal, I think he returns. But all offers may not be equal.