RB Rashad Jennings
December 23, 2015
Q: The running game has gotten much better the last couple of weeks and now with Nikita Whitlock on injured reserve, how much does that change the momentum built up because it looks like he helped a lot?
A: Yeah, definitely. He’s a dynamic player, big player for us. He can play all three aspects of the ball, offense, defense and special teams so he’s going to be missed, he can’t be replaced. Guys are going to have the opportunity to step up and continue to build on the momentum we’ve been able to garnish throughout the course of the end of this season.
Q: Given the Vikings defensive front, I hear they are tough, physical, one of the better fronts, so how can you expect to build off your momentum and what can you see in terms of how to attack?
A: They’re stout. Their secondary is, too, so it’s a good defense we’re going against. We’ve just got to worry about us and making sure we understand the ins and outs of the plays that we’re going to be running, finding ways to keep Eli clean, and doing it for four quarters. It will be a good challenge and we’re excited to continue the success that we’ve had both in the pass and the run game.
Q: If Odell’s not there, what does that mean for you and the running game?
A: Odell is an outstanding player, it’s not a player you replace. It’s a player you miss out on the field, but it’s a great opportunity for all the other guys in this locker room that we have, completely capable of going out there and getting the job done. I’m excited to see everybody else get an opportunity to step up and find a way to help us get a win.
Q: Obviously there is going to be less passing and more running if he’s not there?
A: You never know what’s going to happen before going into a game. As a player, I can probably speak for everybody, you’re always ready. If we run the ball, we’ll be ready. If we pass the ball, we want to remain balanced and we’ve got the guys in here with the skillset to make sure we stay balanced. We’re just going to go out there and play Giants football.