CB Janoris Jenkins
September 14, 2016
Q. You had a rookie quarterback with his first start, and a most tenured quarterback playing this weekend. How does that change things for you guys?
A. Itís going to be fun. I donít think itís going to change anything. We just need to play within the system and do whatever we have to do.
Q. Do you think that the way you were able to contain an elite receiver like Dez Bryant, and the Devin Streets, is why the Giants brought you here and shows what you are capable of doing on your side?
A. Yes it demonstrates, but at the end of the day Iím just here to play football. Iím not here to talk the talk, Iím just here to play within the scheme and do my job and do it to the best of my ability.
Q. Whatís the biggest difference in preparing for a rookie making his first start like Dak Prescott, and this week preparing for a veteran whoís going to the Hall of Fame, like Drew Brees?
A. Preparing for a rookie is easy because they have a limited playbook. With Drew Brees, he has an open playbook. To changing all the routes and switching plays, and seeing matchups he doesnít like, and attacking. I think thatís a big difference.
Q. Do you consider yourself a shutdown corner?
A. I just consider myself a cornerback. Iíll let you all do the rankings. I just play football. I have been doing it for a long time. At times I get recognition, but at the end of the day, Iím just here to play football.
Q. The other day when the Steelers played the Redskins, basically Norman only played the left side at corner. So the Steelers just moved Brown to the left so his didnít have to face him. Is that unusual for a corner to only play one side?
A. I mean, itís not unusual, but at the end of the day, you have to think of the game plan they have going in. Itís either, ĎWe are going to have Norman travel with AB,í or, ĎHave Norman play one side, and we double AB on the other side.í So it can go both ways, but I think when youíre paying somebody $70 million, there shouldnít be a game plan. The game plan should be, ĎYouíre on this guy,í and thatís what it is.
Q. So you would want that matchup?
Q. With the Saints, do they have too many guys for you to simply take one guy?
A. They have some options, but us, as the Giants defense and secondary, I feel like we have guys that could match up. With guys like Eli Apple, and DRC, I feel like we have guys that could match up all the way around the board with anybody. As long as we play within the system or within the scheme we could be special.
Q. Brees is one of those guys who is just really good at finding the open guy.
A. When you watch film on Brees, itís simple. The play action pass, take deep shots, and work the hashes. Itís as simple as that.
Q. You were not part of it last year, but how much are you motivated by revenge for last yearís shoot out at the Superdome?
A. Iím motivated. I heard about it. I mean, I wasnít here like you said. I heard about it, I saw it on TV last year when I was at St. Louis, so Iíve seen the game and how they lost. By bringing me in, Iím just trying to give us that extra boost. The motivation and confidence that we have on the back end, Iím just going to try to give that to us and tell everybody to compete from the first through the fourth quarter.
Q. What did you think, as a player, when you watched that as a player from another team?
A. No comment man.
Q. You and Damon and OV were brought here to fix that. Do you think about that at all?
A. Oh, I think about it all the time. Like I said, just do my job and donít try to do anything extra. Here, we have an offense that can score points, so I donít have to worry about jumping this and jumping that, where as in St. Louis it was the other way around. Just play football.
Q. When a defensive player watches a game, does he like a game that is 7 to 6, or a game thatís 50 to 48, when theyíre sitting at home watching?
A. When Iím sitting at home watching, I like it 7 to 6. I like it real close.
Q. Defense no matter what?
Q. What do you see from Cooks?
A. Just a fast guy that can get vertical. Drew Brees likes them a lot. Weíre just going to play our defensive coverage and play within the scheme. Heís special with deep routes. Intermediate routes heís okay. Heís a speedster so we need to limit the things he can do.
Q. A lot different than Dez, right?
A. Yeah, a lot different. Dez, heís big and physical. He can telegraph his route because he is bigger. With him, you just know he likes deep routes and posts and all that deep stuff. With that, Drew Brees is going to play action pass.
Q. Itís a whole different quarterback challenge too, right? You have the veteran versus a rookie.
A. A quarterback is a quarterback in the NFL. Itís a rookie and a veteran, but at the end of the day if youíre a starting quarterback, you just have to come in and play quarterback
Q. How excited are you for your first home opener with the Giants?
A. Iím very excited. I think itís going to be live, a lot of fun and just getting after it.
Q. Did you sense Dez getting frustrated at all?
A. I didnít sense it on the field, maybe while he was on the sideline, but I didnít really sense it at all.