CB Prince Amukamara
Postgame vs. Jets, December 6, 2015
Q: Do you guys feel like “oh no, not again?” What’s the feeling?
A: No, we want to finish the game. We want it to be third down, fourth down. We want to get a turnover and win the game, basically. But we just didn't make it happen for whatever reason.
Q: What do you think was missing those last two - you guys had been playing so well defensively until those last two drives in regulation and obviously in overtime, it wasn’t the same.
A: I’m going to have to look at the film. All I know is what was happening on my side, I don’t even know what was happening to them. We were in a lot of man. We just have to win. Win our battles, win on man – mano a mano.
Q: When you’re against a big, tall wide receiver like Brandon Marshall, what’s the technique? How do you deal with a player like that when you know they’ve gone to him on jump ball scenarios?
A: Referring to the last touchdown, it just sucks because I knew that play was coming, so that’s why I played off and I thought it would (discourage) Fitzpatrick from throwing it, but he’s going to believe in his guy more than me. He threw it to the perfect spot and Marshall is big guy, he boxed me out. But those are the plays I have to make and just prove to my team that I can make those plays and I came up short. No doubt, that was a key play in the game and I lost that battle.
Q: Looking back, would you have done it the same way?
A: Great question, [Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie] was telling me if I could have pressed and disrupted his timing. I probably would have played the same way but just have been a little bit more outside because he threw it. He just lobbed it up and kind of threw it to the back shoulder.
Q: I know you weren’t on the field for the earlier games but the defense has given up fourth quarter leads a lot this season. When you’re out there do you sense anything different when you get to the fourth quarter - the style of play, the feeling on the field?
A: I don’t know if you see us on the sideline, but the fourth quarter, everyone puts one hand up, one finger up. That just means ‘hey, let’s take it up another notch, let’s take it up another level.’ We’re vowing to each other, ‘hey, I’m going to take it up another level.’ We just believe in each other and just take it up another level. Why we’re not finishing in the second half, I couldn’t tell you. That’s coach’s job. I mean, of course, I have my opinion, but I’m not going to share it with you.