Defensive Line Coach Patrick Graham
April 1, 2016
Q: Is it a big transition? You were a linebacker coach in New England. Does it help, the fact that you guys were a 3-4. How does that translate?
A: Throughout my coaching career, I have coached the D line, I have coached the linebackers, so I have coached D line in my past jobs, so it is a position that I feel comfortable coaching and we will see how it goes, but I feel comfortable with it.
Q: Did you pay any attention to JPP from afar last season?
A: As a coach in this league, I think you end up seeing who the good players are and he is somebody that has definitely caught my eye in terms of being a good player and being productive throughout his career, so whether it was last year or years before, I know he has been a disruptive player in this league and I am looking forward to working with him.
Q: Did you ever even think about the hand and what he is going through?
A: Iím not really worried about that stuff. We are just worried about the 2016 season and going forward from there.
Q: Damon Harrison, you have to be pretty excited about having him?
A: I am familiar with him. He is a good player, has been productive in this league and again, another player that I am excited to work with and see where it goes from there.
Q: What do you see that duo being with him and Johnathan [Hankins]?
A: Well, you say Johnathan, but there are other players on the team, too. You have to think about those guys, too, but we are going to do what is best for them, well first of all what is best for the team, and I know these guys are going to be willing to do that, they seem like team players and we will go from there, but whoever we put out there, our goal is to stop the offense, limit their production and we will get that done.