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Thursday Media Transcript: WR Rueben Randle

Eric from BBI : Admin : 12/24/2015 3:28 pm
WR Rueben Randle

December 24, 2015

Re: playing without Beckham

A: …like I say, we have to make sure we’re all on the same page, know what we’re doing, and really have a good game.

Q: You guys could use this as a rallying point, especially in your room, since one of yours is taken away from you temporarily.

A: Yeah, we definitely have to take advantage and…We know how much he [Odell Beckham] wants to be here with us and from the type of player he is, he really wants to be here, so we just have to go out there and play for him.

Q: Knowing how much attention he [Beckham] draws and how defenses really game plan for him, how much different do you think the Vikings defense will play you guys without him in the lineup?

A: I don’t think they’ll change it, they’re pretty good at what they do, and obviously they’re going to make a specific game plan for us. They’re a pretty good defense, solid everywhere, all the way around, so I don’t see why they would try to change what they’re been doing all season to play us.

Q: I know you’re handling it the same way, but this will be a different kind of role. You’ve never been the number one guy here.

A: Yeah.

Q: Is that?

A: I mean, I really haven’t been looking at it that way. My main focus is to make sure I know the entire game plan and whatever they need me to do, I have to do and be able to step up and do the job.

Q: I don’t know if you guys pay attention to what’s happening on the outside, but when people say the receivers are going to be nothing without him, does that kind of motivate you?

A: I don’t pay attention to it.

Q: When you guys get to Minnesota, are you going to watch the Eagles/Washington game?

A: Of course. We’re going to pay attention it, and hopefully Philly can pull it out for us.

Q: Is it going to be strange watching your own fate?

A: Right, it’s a little different, but I think we’ll be willing to accept it at this point.

Q: Have you thought much about the environment, they say it’s going to 4 degrees on Sunday night, and the coldest you’ve played is 41 [degrees] last week.

A: I really haven’t tried to think about that part yet. I know everyone is talking about how cold it is in Minnesota, but I think mentally, it has to be all on football. You have to be able to block it out and go out there and try to get a win in any way possible.

Q: Do you do anything special to prepare for that, like play with a ball that’s heavy or anything? I’m sure that ball is going to be like a rock.

A: No, I don’t think so. I don’t know if coach [Coughlin] has something up his sleeve, maybe it’ll change. As far as me, I have to catch the ball whenever it comes my way.

Q: What’s the coldest game you ever played in?

A: I have no idea. I don’t think it’s been 4 degrees.

Q: You’ll find out.

A: Yeah, I will find out.
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