CB Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie
December 10, 2015
Q: Do you feel like you guys are in a good position?
A: Yes, sir. Yes, sir. The one thing that we have to our advantage is, in the division, theyíve still got to play each other so you know thereís going to be some losses somewhere. So all we can try to do is take one game at a time and just get that one win and get back on the winning side and get that feeling of just winning.
Q: Coach Coughlin has told us that he said to you guys that youíll win when you deserve to win. What does that mean and how does that resonate with you?
A: Go out and practice every day and trying to chase perfection. Just going out there every day, putting in the extra time. And when you do that, you give it truly everything youíve got, then you should deserve to win.
Q: You still get a kick out of him when he busts out those jumping jacks every once in a while?
A: Yeah, yeah, yeah. You definitely do, especially the way that things have been going on around here and your head coach is still fired up and has that energy and comes out and does that, it just lets you know how he feels about the team. And he understands where weíre at and where we can go and still can go. So itís always good to see that coming from the head man.
Q: Did you wonder about that after Sunday coming into yesterday or did it just reinforce it?
A: No, itíll play out how it plays out. Weíve just got to take it one game at a time and one week at a time and just go from there.
Q: When youíre going up against a Jarvis Landry-type whoís in that Beckham category, makes acrobatic catches, one-handed catches, catches out of the box, above the Xís and Oís. As a DB, what do you have to keep in mind knowing that sometimes youíre going to play it perfectly and heís still going to get it?
A: Youíve just got to challenge him. At the end of the day, you know what theyíre capable of, but I think the good thing we have, we go against and see it so much in practice, youíre not at wow. So all you can do is just get out there and challenge the guy. He makes the tough catches, youíve just got to make it tough on him. Donít shy away from it because he has that ability. You embrace it and just go out there and play.
Q: As a veteran, with four games left, Tom is talking about moving forward; he says you have to move forward. Is that easy or hard to do given the struggles this team has had?
A: Itís both because youíve got to have that mentality where you canít dwell on the past, but it definitely hurts knowing that itís a few games out there that we definitely should have closed and you donít close on them. So you definitely always have that in mind, but like you said, you still have an opportunity, you still have a chance, so youíve just got to move forward.
Q: DeVante Parker hasnít played a whole lot yet. What do you see from him?
A: Natural ability. A guy who has some natural quicks and can go get the ball. Heís still young and thereís certain things that heís doing in his routes that he tends to show a little bit. But definitely has the natural ability to make plays.
Q: What makes Ryan Tannehill the streaky quarterback that he is? He can look very good but he can also look very bad.
A: Itís all about pressure to me. If you donít affect the quarterback, he can make every throw that all the greats can make. He definitely can do that. Heís switching in and out of coordinators, so you kind of donít know what kind of game plan youíre going to get. But he definitely can, if you donít disrupt him, make the throws that he needs.