S Landon Collins
November 25, 2015
Q: In addition to looking forward to this game, this is going to be your first game playing on the field that Sean Taylor played on. That has to be exciting for you?
A: Yeah, when I go out there and do warm ups and stuff with myself, I just want to Ö of him and his name and stuff like that. Itís going to be fantastic and itís going to be a dream come true to be on the field he played on.
Q: Since heís an idol of yours, do you feel you have to do his memory honor and just play to the level that he played?
A: All the time, thatís every game, every game, especially playing on his field and his turf. Thatís definitely one of the keys for myself, for me to go to that field and do the same thing he did.
Q: Do you expect your snap percentage to go back up this week? It sort of took a dip last week.
A: I donít know, thatís up to the coaches. Weíre doing this rotation thing now and weíre just working on getting everybody in because all of us have been getting a lot of snaps and theyíre just trying to keep my legs straight and just trying to switch it up a little bit.
Q: That was the explanation, to keep your legs?
A: Yeah, to keep my legs.
Q: Are they feeling worn down at all?
A: No, not to me. Iím a young guy, so Iím good.
Q: Did that bother you at all, to see your playing time decrease? You were an every snap guy for most of the season.
A: Did it bother me? No, it didnít bother me. I understand where coach is coming from because itís a long season, and they just want to make sure I keep my legs underneath me, and be able to keep contributing as much as I can.
Q: Tom [Coughlin] talked a little bit about this, the instinct to come up and come towards the line of scrimmage. Do you still fight that a little bit?
A: What do you mean?
Q: He said a lot of time your instinct, your first motion, is to come up to the line of scrimmage, even when youíre playing deep. Is that something?
A: I donít notice that. If he notices that, then thatís something that I have to work on but when I watch my film study, watch myself play, my first steps are always backwards because thatís what theyíre preaching and we rep every day. I kind of tuned it in my mind to go backwards before coming forward.
Q: Thatís a different direction than youíve always played for most of your life?
Q: So you probably pay more attention to it and make sure?
A: Yeah, I definitely pay more attention to it.
Q: At this point in your career, do you feel the game is starting to slow down for you?
A: Itís been slowed down but now itís just more film study and play formation recognition. Once I get that down, the sky is the limit.
Q: Is that necessarily harder than it sounds, the recognition and the recall?
A: You can say itís harder than it sounds, but once you get used to it and continue to constantly do it, it gets easier day by day.
Q: Have you ever personally had a moment like the New England game when the game is almost in the palm of your hands and you were not able to make the play? Do you have anything else besides what happened a couple of weeks ago?
A: No, that was the first time I had the game in my hands and dropped the ball. That was the first time that happened.
Q: Was it hard? Was it tough?
A: Yeah, it was definitely hard because I donít do that. I killed myself when I went home, I just couldnít take it, but Iím just ready to get back on the field and just keep it going and prove myself.
Q: When do you think you were at that point when you got over it? Was it right after the game?
A: It took a couple of days. I got over it, but I mean just to feel that I let the team down is always in the back of your mind.