RB Shane Vereen
Postgame vs. San Francisco, October 12, 2015
Q: Can you explain the confidence in that last drive knowing that you guys got close and had to settle for the field goal?
A: You know, the good thing about this team is that when we were in the huddle, we have a great quarterback, a great leader in Eli. He was calm, he was collected. He let us know what we needed to do, what we needed to get to. You can follow easily behind a leader like that.
Q: He did a lot of that without Odell Beckham not the field, or Rueben Randle on the field. What does that say about your quarterback?
A: It says that, you know, we’ve got a better quarterback than a lot of people think but we love him, we trust him, we follow him, he’s our leader. We shouldn’t expect anything less.
Q: What’s it say when you started that last drive without Odell, without Rueben…what’s it say about this team in that circumstance?
A: We’ve got a lot of fight. We’ve got a lot of guys that are willing to put in the effort, put in the time, put their bodies on the line for this team and it’s great to see that. It really is. It’s comforting and you can build off that.
Q: You said a couple of weeks ago that you guys really needed to learn how to win. Does a game like this really help that?
A: Absolutely. Absolutely. A game like this, I think, is huge. Momentum wise, however, you know, it’s only Week 5. We’ve still have eleven games to go. We’ve got a long way to go. We’ve got to get a lot better on offense. Good thing we got this win. Let’s move forward to next week.
Q: Did you know that ball was going to be coming your way quite a bit on that last drive?
A: Kind of. Not really. It depended on the defense that they were playing, whether or not I expected it. I figured if I was going to be in sync with them, I had a better chance of getting the ball through more of a zone look. I was just trying to move the chains.