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Transcript: Defensive End Robert Ayers

Eric from BBI : Admin : 8/31/2015 1:19 pm
Robert Ayers Jr

August 31, 2015

Q: How do you feel right now? What happened before the game?

A: Iíll be alright. Right now, just trying to manage things and keep things on the up and up and get better. Iíll be alright. As far as what happened, thatís a tricky question thatíd Iíd rather not try to get into. But Iíll be alright. Weíre going to manage everything and keep everything on the positive side and try to get better. So Iíll be alright.

Q: Are you going to be able to work at all this week?

A: Like I said, weíre just taking it day-to-day. Weíre going to see how everything feels and how everything goes. But Iíll be alright.

Q: How about today though?

A: Not today. I wonít be out there today, but weíll see how things go.

Q: What was your immediate reaction before the game when whatever happened, happened?

A: Kind of just frustrated. Because you know, it was a big game for us as a team and organization. And especially with the cross town rival. So I definitely wanted to be out there with my guys. Kind of angry, it was an unfortunate situation. A weird situation where youíre in a position where you have to make a decision like that and handle things the way we had to handle thingsóme not playing, things like that. I felt like I let my teammates down, especially the D-Line, I felt like I let them down. I kind of threw them under the bus a little bit with how everything happened. So I feel like with what happened, made things tough on them. I feel bad about that. As far as how I feel, I didnít really know what was going on. I didnít really know how it happened or whatever. It is what it is. Got some positive feedback, so I understand what happened now and I know how to handle it. So thatís what weíre going to do. Keep trying to get better.

Q: Is it your ankle? Is it your Achilles? Is it both?

A: My ankle area, put it like that.

Q: Is it something that has been bothering?

A: No, thatís the thing thatís been kind of weird. Out of nowhere, just whatís going on type of thing. We figured it out and everything will be alright.

Q: If it was a regular season game. do you think you would have been able to go?

A: Iíd rather not answer that. In this league, youíbr got to be able to play through injuries, you have to be able to play through pain and things like that. I feel like Iíve been able to do that throughout my career a lot. So have a lot of other guys on this team. Sometimes decisions are made, and you have to do things a little smarter, not necessarily tougher. Fortunately we were in a situation where we could do things that was a little bit smarter. I think thatís what we tried to do. Now we know whatís going on, and we know how to handle things going forward. So thatís what weíre going to try and do.
This situation is starting to get bizarre  
Stu11 : 8/31/2015 1:23 pm : link
what in the hell happened? sounds like he was screwing around and hurt it. He's treating this like how hockey teams treat injuries.
Almost 2 weeks  
Sarasota-Phil : 8/31/2015 1:24 pm : link
until game 1.

Let's hope he is ready to roll by then. Someone get this man some of Russell Wilson's recovery water ASAP!!!
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Danny Kanell : 8/31/2015 1:30 pm : link
What in the fuck is he talking about?
My guess  
old man : 8/31/2015 1:35 pm : link
is he jumped up and did a butt bump with someone and landed awkwardly.
TC seemed upset when initially talking about Ayers.
That probably  
hammock man : 8/31/2015 1:35 pm : link
makes sense to JPP.
A lot  
dorgan : 8/31/2015 1:53 pm : link
of mystery and drama over a sprained ankle.

Something stupid happened.
Sounds like something  
Randy in CT : 8/31/2015 1:55 pm : link
dopey transpired like he was goofing around before the game.
i'm  
Les in TO : 8/31/2015 2:52 pm : link
going to guess he was dancing to the music in the warmups when he injured himself.

so far we've had a weight room injury, a firecracker injury, a blood clot behind the calf that managed to go undetected injury and now a pre-game goof injury.

can't wait to see other weird and wacky ways the giants manage to get injured this year. I think we're overdue for a shower slip ala burress in 2007 or a brian Williams eye gouge circa 199whatever.
He should just say it instead of beating around the bush  
kelsto811 : 8/31/2015 2:55 pm : link
It's seems pretty obvious it was an injury that shouldn't have happened due to whatever goofing around he was doing. Do you think we will ever find out?
Why doesn't anyone ask him  
Joey in VA : 8/31/2015 3:00 pm : link
Why he refuses to play the run?
RE: He should just say it instead of beating around the bush  
Les in TO : 8/31/2015 3:15 pm : link
In comment 12445089 kelsto811 said:
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It's seems pretty obvious it was an injury that shouldn't have happened due to whatever goofing around he was doing. Do you think we will ever find out?
I would bet that he was told to keep his mouth shut about specifics.
Hell of a team we have on 8/31.  
Mr. Bungle : 8/31/2015 3:21 pm : link
They just seem so locked in and ready for the 2015 campaign!
Case of mistaken identiy  
ghost718 : 8/31/2015 3:22 pm : link
Pugh went to give Moore another uppercut,turns out it was Robert Ayers.

Coughlin had to pull him aside and tell em Moore has the red hair,not gold.
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CoughlinHandsonHips : 8/31/2015 3:27 pm : link
Flat Screen TV falls off the wall during film study. Manning day to day with concussion
It's like friggin Spinal Tap.  
x meadowlander : 8/31/2015 3:51 pm : link
Next up, Spontaneous Combustion!
surprised  
Les in TO : 8/31/2015 4:04 pm : link
no Giant has pulled a BJ Tyler, the former raptor who fell asleep with an ice pack on his knee causing permanent nerve damage.
And we've..  
FatMan in Charlotte : 8/31/2015 4:06 pm : link
never had a punter chop his leg in the locker room while axing a motivational tree.

We might have wished Dodge did, but still.
Everything will be alright  
Canton : 8/31/2015 4:34 pm : link
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RE: And we've..  
Les in TO : 8/31/2015 5:12 pm : link
In comment 12445200 FatMan in Charlotte said:
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never had a punter chop his leg in the locker room while axing a motivational tree.

We might have wished Dodge did, but still.
true and we've never had an idiot kicker pull a gramatica spraining his knee while celebrating a FG!
And..  
FatMan in Charlotte : 8/31/2015 5:14 pm : link
we've never had a QB injured while head-butting a wall like Gus Frerotte!
RE: And..  
Percy : 9/1/2015 10:15 am : link
In comment 12445338 FatMan in Charlotte said:
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we've never had a QB injured while head-butting a wall like Gus Frerotte!

Truly unforgettable moment.
Didn't the Grammatica..  
FatMan in Charlotte : 9/1/2015 10:25 am : link
and Frerotte incidents happen while playing the Giants?
I don't believe Gramatica was..  
Big Blue '56 : 9/1/2015 10:27 am : link
Not what I remember, but consider my age
I'm actually positive Gramatica's was against us..  
FatMan in Charlotte : 9/1/2015 10:31 am : link
because it was giving them a first quarter lead.

I wasn't sure about Frerotte.
RE: I'm actually positive Gramatica's was against us..  
donnyfootball : 9/1/2015 10:43 am : link
In comment 12446415 FatMan in Charlotte said:
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because it was giving them a first quarter lead.

I wasn't sure about Frerotte.


Both were against the Giants. Frerotte left after banging his head on the endzone wall (celebrating a TD) and getting a concussion, game ended in a 7-7 tie. And Gramatica was with the Cardinals and jumped up after a first quarter 42 yard field goal at the Meadowlands, fist pumping in the air and came down and hurt his leg. Later:

Pat Tillman barely got the kickoff to the 20, and the Giants started their final drive at the 30. Eleven plays later, Amani Toomer caught a game-winning 4-yard touchdown pass from Kerry Collins.

Thanks Bill. Too funny that 2 of the dumbest self-inflicting injuries happened against us.
Gramatica was against us I remember that  
micky : 9/1/2015 10:46 am : link
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RE: Why doesn't anyone ask him  
djm : 9/1/2015 10:48 am : link
In comment 12445096 Joey in VA said:
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Why he refuses to play the run?


Lol...was thinking the same thing. I only want Ayers playing as a rotational guy who can bring some heat on passing downs. We need all the help we can get but Ayers shouldn't be playing many snaps in my book. He stands out --looks like he belongs and then just shits the bed against the run and more often than not doesn't get home when it's truly needed. I could see him adding some value in the right system when not asked to do too much...but he scares me out there.
here's gramatica  
micky : 9/1/2015 10:50 am : link
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