CB Prince Amukamara
Postgame vs. Philadelphia, January 3, 2016
Q: When you look back at this game, it’s almost a microcosm of the whole season, not being able to finish the game. How frustrating is that?
A: It’s very frustrating not winning, especially trying to start off the New Year right with a win. Yeah, it started down in Dallas with not finishing the fourth quarter. This was the same case.
Q: Do you have any sense about Tom Coughlin here afterwards and did you find yourself thinking about him at any point today, possibly being his last game?
A: It’s kind of hard to not think about it. I would say everyone in this organization tried real hard to not talk about it. It’s funny, it was kind of like subliminal messages, like, “We know who we’re playing this game for, and let’s finish.” And we didn’t finish. I’m sure everyone feels like they let that person down. To answer your question, I would say everyone tried real hard to not talk about it.
Q: You had so many injuries at safety, lost a starter again today. For you as a corner, how hard is it to get any kind of continuity? Tight ends had another big day against you guys.
A: Like you said, continuity is important. The consistency is important in the backend, just so you know the guys that you’re working with and the guys that you’re able to talk to and stuff, and build a relationship on the field. Since that wasn’t the case, you just have to midstream adjust and just play with who’s ever out there. Even though our safeties weren’t there, we did have corners at safety, so we still kind of had that communication there. Safety was foreign to them, but they did get some reps at it at practice, but that’s not their normal spot. I think they played well.
Q: Did Tom say anything to the group collectively after the game?
A: Yeah, he went through his normal routine. He called us up, gave us his analysis of the game like he always does. We did the “Our Father” prayer and we broke it down as a team.
Q: Any thoughts of this might be your last game with the Giants? Going into the game?
A: Driving up here, it was definitely in my head. There’s a lot of stuff I want to do, whether it’s go to someone’s tailgate and say, “What’s up?” Do a lap around the field and say, “What’s up” to the fans. Not winning this game really put a bad taste in my mouth. To answer your question, I was thinking about it all week. It’s kind of hard to block it out, but just being the realist I am, those things popped in my head.