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Wednesday Media Transcript: DT Damon Harrison

Eric from BBI : Admin : 8/17/2016 5:29 pm
DT Damon Harrison

August 17, 2016

Q: How did Friday night feel for you guys all to finally be out there at the same time?

A: You’re talking about the game right?

Q: Yeah.

A: It felt good. It was kind of disappointing because you know going into that game that you won't get many snaps, but getting out there with those guys and actually seeing it come together, we wanted to do more but it was fine.

Q: It looked like you ran out of the tunnel a little early before everyone else did?

A: Man, you guys caught that? I jumped the gun a little bit because you know there was a delay and coach told everyone to come out of the locker room and that was my first time running out of the tunnel. I was like ‘are we going out now?’ And they said yeah, then I saw the kickers and the punters and midway through I was running and I was like, I know I am not running that fast, where is everyone else at? Then I turn around and I am like, ‘ohh my gosh.’ Yeah, so I jumped the gun.

Q: Was it because you were a little eager to get out there?

A: Yeah, you can say that.

Q: Was it exciting to see that you can have some success against another team and what the potential can be for this new defensive line?

A: Yeah, definitely. There was not a game plan on either side of the ball, so what do you call it? ... Vanilla. I mean it would be exciting to see once we get the game plan to see what we can do.

Q: Do you think you are going to hear anything from your old buddy up in Buffalo now that you are wearing blue?

A: Which one are you talking about? I have a couple of friends up there.

Q: The one who gave you the nickname?

A: You talking about Rex? Either way, I will be fine. I am not going up there to rekindle anything or nothing like that. It is a business trip, a pre-season business trip.

Q: You talked about vanilla. Does Rex in the preseason game plan and kind of get creative with the defensive line?

A: I would think so, being that it is the second preseason game. It's not an all out game plan for any team, but you kind of get some things thrown in there that was not in there from the first game. So I would expect so.

Q: What fired you up on Monday when you got into it with Pugh at practice?

A: It was the heat, man. It was hot! It wasn’t anything, though; it goes in between the whistles on every play. That one just went a bit overboard, but it was nothing serious at all.

Q: Do you think those types of things can be good in a camp? Like to get to another level?

A: I don't know if you can say that because we are teammates at the end of the day. We walk in the same locker room after practice and everybody has the same mindset. In a way it could get guys fired up to want to practice harder, but again it could have a negative effect. I think it was kind of a positive, nobody looked at it like those guys are going to try and kill each other.

Q: You had the opportunity to play in a preseason game and you have been out here for a lot of the practices and live drills. What gives you optimism that this could be a good defense?

A: Just seeing it all come together. Friday was very promising and we showed some really good things on all three levels, the front end, the middle portion of the defense and the back end as well. This game, I think, we will get to play a little bit more and more so the third game, so we have some time to figure it out.

Q: What are your impressions on JPP been so far?

A: That guy, man, you watch him. I told everyone the first day I got here I was impressed with him not only as a football player but also as a person. A guy like him who has had so much success can become "Hollywood", if you will, but he is a real cool down to earth guy and he works. He does not let his hand affect him whatsoever. I’ll get my thumb wrapped up when it starts to bother me and then he tapped me on the shoulder and showed me his thumb and then I was like, ‘okay, let me get back to work.’ He is a great guy.

Q: Have you had any problems with your knee since you have come back?

A: No, sir. I am not even wearing my sleeve as you can see. That’s pretty good, right?

Q: Pugh was not out there today, what did you do to him?

A: You know man, I guess I roughed him up a little bit. No, but I don't know. He wasn't? I didn’t notice. I hope everything is okay, I saw him earlier. He should be fine, right?

Q: Bruised shoulder.

A: Oh, his shoulder, okay.

Q: It must have been one of your haymakers?

A: I didn’t throw a haymaker, man. It was just a little shoving in there. I saw the video you posted, I told you I see everything.

Q: It was only the tail end though; I could not get it all.

A: Yeah, I saw it, you panned out to see the end of the play and then you came back and missed it! You were being nosey.

Q: You have to tell me before you’re going to do that!

A: I got you next time.
Ha!  
Klaatu : 8/17/2016 5:33 pm : link
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Q: What are your impressions on JPP been so far?

A: That guy, man, you watch him. I told everyone the first day I got here I was impressed with him not only as a football player but also as a person. A guy like him who has had so much success can become "Hollywood", if you will, but he is a real cool down to earth guy and he works. He does not let his hand affect him whatsoever. I’ll get my thumb wrapped up when it starts to bother me and then he tapped me on the shoulder and showed me his thumb and then I was like, ‘okay, let me get back to work.’ He is a great guy.
I have a gut feeling  
Jay on the Island : 8/17/2016 5:50 pm : link
Snacks is going to be an all time favorite Giant among many fans. I am so excited to see what the future holds for the DL.
I love that he's on the Giants  
OdellBeckhamJr : 8/17/2016 5:58 pm : link
Not only is he a solid football player, he's hilarious. I look forward to his press conferences.
RE: I have a gut feeling  
ColHowPepper : 8/18/2016 8:30 am : link
In comment 13075210 Jay on the Island said:
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Snacks is going to be an all time favorite Giant among many fans. I am so excited to see what the future holds for the DL.

Jay, agree and I said this about Snacks in a different thread yesterday:
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I like that Snacks is so outspoken and that he seems to get what the d is doing across the board. Aside from his run-stopping talent, he lends a very much needed, strong veteran voice to the defense--all to the good, and something that may have been sorely lacking last couple of years as the d folded in tough situations.

It's pretty crazy how big the disconnect is  
Ten Ton Hammer : 8/18/2016 8:48 am : link
between the people who know JPP personally, and the takes we got from fans this year.
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arcarsenal : 8/18/2016 9:06 am : link
I love this guy.
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Giants2012 : 8/18/2016 9:12 am : link
still can't figure out how the Jets didn't annihilate teams with that DLine last year. Snacks and the rest, look at those guys. They're all maulers. Happy he's here.
Something else happened Friday Night after the game I presume...  
Jimmy Googs : 8/18/2016 9:31 am : link

Q: How did Friday night feel for you guys all to finally be out there at the same time?

A: You’re talking about the game right?
RE: Something else happened Friday Night after the game I presume...  
arcarsenal : 8/18/2016 9:43 am : link
In comment 13075670 Jimmy Googs said:
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Q: How did Friday night feel for you guys all to finally be out there at the same time?

A: You’re talking about the game right?


I heard it was akin to what went down during halftime against the Bears in 2006. We'll have to get confirmation from our resident insider.
I love all their bigger ticket FA acquisitions  
Big Blue '56 : 8/18/2016 10:21 am : link
as given their cap situation, the money outlay doesn't bother me, but the Snacks signing and bringing Solari on board are my two favorites
We have 4 people up front  
Randy in CT : 8/18/2016 10:31 am : link
who could be the defensive lineman on most teams.
Snacks is funny  
mrvax : 8/18/2016 10:33 am : link
I hope he can shed 10 pounds just to give his knee a little insurance.

BTW: if the Giants want to switch to a 3-4, they have their NT.
Hankins won't get much pressure on QB's  
Jay on the Island : 8/18/2016 11:25 am : link
but what he will do is take up two linemen forcing teams to often cover Hankins, JPP, and Vernon one on one. IMO the most underrated aspect of pass rushing is eliminating the pocket for QB's to step up into when a speed rusher like Vernon gets around the OT. Harrison collapses the pocket so even though he won't get many sacks he will be a big reason why the DE's are hopefully racking up the sacks.
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