CB Prince Amukamara
December 31, 2015
Q: So they gave you the keys to the car for being named the good guy?
A: What car?
Q: Match box.
A: No. I donít think there is an actual trophy for that award, so itís just a feel good inside, one of those things.
Q: Has this been kind of a weird week in a sense that youíre not playing for the playoffs and itís kind of like youíre finishing out the string?
A: Not too weird. I remember being here a couple years ago and I mean even from college, all I know is to finish the games remaining on schedule strong, so thatís still the same mindset and thatís the same mentality that coach Coughlin created here. The culture is to just always finish.
Q: How much have you thought about your situation personally?
A: Situation, as in free agency? Itís always been in the back of my head. I mean normal questions are if Iím going to stay here or if Iím going to go elsewhere; however, I think like when there were no talks before the season, I was just planning on just focusing on this season and playing this season out, not expecting anything, and thatís been the case. My main focus is to finish this season and like Iíve said before, Iíd be lying if I said itís never come up in my head or someone has never brought it up to me. My main focus is just to finish the season.
Q: Do you have a preference? I mean do you want to come back?
A: For sure. I think any first round draft pick would love to stay where theyíve been drafted unless they just had a horrible experience and that definitely hasnít been my case here. I love the organization, definitely treated first class here, so itís been great.
Q: When you go into free agency, whatís more important, money or the potential to win?
A: I think it depends on the person. I think they go both go hand in hand.
Q: For you, is that the case?
A: I havenít really thought that far.
Q: Would Tom [Coughlin] being here or not being here have any impact on how you felt about returning?
A: Thatís a good question. These are all good questions, but I havenít thought about it yet and right now I donít feel comfortable being as blunt or forward as I want to be. I donít have an answer to that question right now; Iíd have to think about it.
Q: Tom said that after you came back from the injury, you had some ups and downs but last week was more upside, what do you think? Do you feel closer to 100%?
A: Iím not going to disagree with my head coach, but my opinions would just be ups and downs, are you talking about getting scored on against the Jets and getting scored on in Miami? I would say those are definitely two or three plays that stand out, but I felt like overall I was myself, maybe a little rusty because I hadnít played in five or six weeks, but I mean I donít credit anything to that. I just credit the other team for making plays.
Q: Do you think the injury has hindered you a great deal?
A: Not at all. I would just say that maybe just time being off. Like I said, I would say those guys just made good plays, and I probably just read some of it wrong. As a corner, youíre supposed to have short term memory, so thatís why Iím short about it.