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Transcript: LB B.J. Goodson

Eric from BBI : Admin : 5/6/2016 5:37 pm
LB B.J. Goodson

May 6, 2016

Q: Did the coaching staff talk to you about what type of role you will be playing?

A: Right now Iím working on the inside linebacker position, but I will definitely be learning all linebacker positions. You never know what will happen with injuries, so Iím just getting ready to make my contribution.

Q: Have you acquainted yourself with the Giantsí rich history of linebackers and if so, what are your thoughts about it?

A: The history here speaks for itself. Itís a great city of defense. When you think of defense, this is one of the cities you think of. So itís a great thing to be a part of it.

Q: Do you view yourself as a middle linebacker?

A: Yes, I do view myself as a middle linebacker, but I can fit in all three of those linebacker positions.

Q: What is it about middle linebacker that plays to your strengths?

A: I just donít get stuff on one side. I can get to the ball if it comes on either side. Thereís no excuse for not getting to the ball.

Q: The man in the middle wants to be in the middle. Is that you?

A: Yes sir. Iím definitely getting in the playbook and getting things down. Iím getting ready to help the team.

Q: What about the ability to learn the playbook, make the calls and set up guys who are older than you?

A: Itís definitely something I can accomplish, but itís also something thatís a work in progress. Itís a goal that Iím working toward.

Q: Whatís your impression of the draft class, the facility and the NFL routine so far?

A: We drafted a great class, and I wouldnít want to come in with any other guys. Theyíre built with great character off the field, and I think it will transfer on the field.

Q: Did you pay attention to the draft and when did you first hear from the Giants?

A: I definitely paid attention and strategized going into the draft. But I got my call a couple of slots before I got picked. I was happy to get that call. I had visited here before and now Iím just happy to have had my name called.

Q: Have you spoken to Levon Kirkland and what did he tell you?

A: He gave me great inspiration and told me to keep working and get into the playbook.

Q: Is it surreal to be in a large city like NYC, being that youíre from a small town?

A: I try to keep life simple. Football is first, my faith and family, of course. I try to keep life simple and not make things bigger or smaller than what they are.
love it  
bc4life : 5/6/2016 5:40 pm : link
"...no excuse for not getting to the ball."
Seems like a natural MIKE to me.  
Klaatu : 5/6/2016 5:40 pm : link
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i have  
BlueManCrew : 5/6/2016 5:53 pm : link
this sneaking suspicion that we drafted 6 future starters last week. We might finally have contributors like we did in '07.
He has an open path  
RetroJint : 5/7/2016 10:56 am : link
to a starting job. Learn the playbook. Come to camp. Work hard. Play immediately.
RE: He has an open path  
Klaatu : 5/7/2016 11:06 am : link
In comment 12949257 RetroJint said:
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to a starting job. Learn the playbook. Come to camp. Work hard. Wait for Robinson and Brinkley to get hurt. Play immediately.
RE: RE: He has an open path  
Mike in NY : 5/7/2016 11:10 am : link
In comment 12949264 Klaatu said:
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In comment 12949257 RetroJint said:


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to a starting job. Learn the playbook. Come to camp. Work hard. Wait for Robinson and Brinkley to get hurt. Play immediately.



Brinkley knowing the system will give him a leg up, but depending on how things go I don't see Robinson as a roster lock that will keep Goodson away from a role if Robinson doesn't play well and Goodson does
No one in Washington was crying when they didn't re-sign Robinson.  
Klaatu : 5/7/2016 11:36 am : link
He's an average talent who had a couple of very good games, but his durability was a big issue. I don't see him as a lock, either, especially not if the Giants keep only five linebackers, as they did last year.
He's my favorite pick  
Giants2012 : 5/7/2016 11:42 am : link
this draft.
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