LB Devon Kennard
October 7, 2015
Q: How concerning is the hamstring theyíre listing you with today?
A: Itís day to day. Iíve probably iced it 100 times since our last game, and Iím just trying to get it right and doing whatever the trainers tell me, and hopefully Iíll be back soon.
Q: Last game? So it was hurt prior to going into Buffalo?
A: No, Iím talking about after the Buffalo game.
Q: Are you hopeful for this weekend?
A: Iím hopeful just because I want to be out there with my team. I love the way that weíre playing, I love what we have going on, and if thereís any way possible I can play on Sunday, I will. Iím going to be listening to the trainers and seeing how it feels every day.
Q: You know a hamstring is kind of iffy, theyíre not going to push it.
A: Weíre taking it day by day and whatever the trainers tell me is best and seeing how it feels and what I can do on it.
Q: Youíve had hamstrings before if Iím not mistaken, have you learned how to deal with it, but do you have ways you can expedite it this time?
A: Hopefully. I did deal with one last year and so I kind of know the protocol and stuff and Iím going to be doing everything I can. Like I said, Iíve been icing non-stop, elevating it, and trying everything I can to help the recovery process so I can get back out there with my guys.
Q: Do you remember how long that one kept you out?
A: Three weeks, maybe, I donít remember.
Q: Do you think this is worse or better?
A: Iím not sure. Itís hard to say either way but all I know is Iím going to do everything I can to get back as soon as I can.
Q: Is it tough for you as a teammate to see the stuff the Bills said about Odell [Beckham Jr.]?
A: I donít even know what they said.
Q: They said he threw a bunch of punches in the games and they called him a prima donna.
A: They said who did?
Q: Odell, they said Odell threw some punches.
A: I donít even listen or worry about any of that. Itís the first of me hearing it. Odell is a teammate and a great player. It is what it is.
Q: When you look at the 49ers, what type of unique challenges, this is the second week in a row youíre facing a scrambling quarterback. How is [Colin] Kaepernick different from [Tyrod] Taylor?
A: Theyíre both good scrambling quarterbacks and Kaepernick can beat you with his legs. Heís very athletic and can do a lot of different things and they have a really good running back. Carlos Hyde is a really good back and he really knows how to cut, get vertical, and has great vision. We have our hands full.