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Post-Game Transcript: WR/Returner Dwayne Harris

Eric from BBI : Admin : 10/25/2015 8:57 pm
WR Dwayne Harris

Postgame vs. Dallas, October 25, 2015

Q: Coach Coughlin said you’d been telling him this kind of return was coming.

A: Oh yeah, we’ve been overdue for a long time, always one block away, one man away. Tonight it was blocked perfectly, anybody could have run through the hole that was made. It was a good return by everybody, and it was good blocking upfront. It was just blocked perfectly.

Q: To do it against them, what does that mean?

A: It felt great, especially my first kickoff return in the NFL. It felt great to do it against my old teammates.

Q: When you consider the significance, they had just tied the game, to get the momentum back. How big was that?

A: That was big, especially when they just had went down and scored. So to come back with the momentum change like that, big return, it felt great, especially how it came.

Q: Is that call any particular play or just a return?

A: Just a middle return. It wasn’t really any particular play. We’ve worked on it time and time again. We had run a couple outside returns and we just thought we’d just get good field position and go up the middle.

Q: What can you say about the job your guys did creating all that space for you on that return?

A: Great job. Always give the praise to those guys upfront because they do a great job blocking for me. Every time I’m back there, they always tell me we’re going to get one.

Q: Did you expect to be going back to Dallas? How did it work that you ended up here, just a money thing?

A: The Giants told me they’d give a chance to play receiver and they kept their word. That was the main reason I came here. Cowboys didn’t really want me to be nothing but a blocking receiver, so I came here. I wasn’t getting really a lot of opportunities in the offense there. Jerry (Reese) and Coach Coughlin said they were going to let me get some receiver reps so that was my main reason to come here.

Q: Did you run a middle return as opposed to one on the outside? Is that a return where you’re trying to get more field position than break one?

A: A middle return is just a middle return. We’re blocking to kick the guys outside. It’s just a return like any other return, we’re trying to get good field position on a return.

Q: The play over the middle when Rolando McClain was covering you. Were you the primary receiver on that?

A: It was a slant route, I’m the first read on that, then he was going outside. Eli made a great throw, throwing it right behind Rolando McClain’s head. Just after that, it was a lot of open field. I just had to run.

Q: On the kickoff return, is there a point after the 20-yard line when you know, “I’m going all the way.”

A: When you get past the kicker. Once you get past the kicker, shouldn’t be anyone else who touches you. That should be an automatic six points.
Two Observations  
KeoweeFan : 10/25/2015 10:06 pm : link
1. With all the real hype about his return ability I was surprised to learn it was his first KO return TD.
2. A true Giant; in the 1st question he gave the credit to the blocking of the return team.
He has a good future on offense and special teams.
(Can he run a jet sweep?) :)
Even before the KO return TD  
djm : 10/25/2015 11:31 pm : link
Harris has been a very good pickup here. He's ok at wr and damn good on specials. Worth every penny.
donnyfootball : 10/26/2015 12:53 am : link
it. After 5 years overdue of being fired, Tom Quinn has finally put together a solid ST unit. Best kickoff coverage in years, don't understand the f'in squib kick though. Lastly, thank you Dwayne Harris, way to not be a dud.
Jimmy Googs : 10/26/2015 12:56 am : link
I believe in the mighty Quinn...
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