CB Janoris Jenkins
Postgame vs. New Orleans, September 18, 2016
Q: Did you see the block or did you see the ball flying? What was your perspective on that play?
A: Actually, I just heard the hand hit the ball and I just went looking for the ball and it was a perfect bounce and I just scooped and scored.
Q: So you guys on film, game planning, thought you could get one today?
A: Yeah, we thought we could get one because the wings open up wide and then turn their backs, so our special teams coach preached all week that we could possibly get a blocked field goal and it happened.
Q: Is holding Brees and this offense down this way today announcing that this defense is for real?
A: Man, we are just coming out and trying to make plays. We are going to let you all decide the defense and the rankings, but each and every week we are going to come out and play football and we are going to play at a high level. The coaches hold us to that and we are going to continue to do that.
Q: You werenít part of last yearís defense, but what did you sense from the guys about how the team got embarrassed last year at the end of games?
A: Basically, we are just finishing strong in the two-minute. They preached it all week about the two minute drill of last year and how some guys let some guys free on the back end and we came out everyday at practice and just worked, man. People like DRC and the front seven, the d line just got better.
Q: When you came to this Giants defense did you sort of envision the defense playing like they did today?
A: I didnít really know what to expect. to be honest, but as spring went on, I started working with guys like DRC and Eli Apple and the linebackers and we realized that we could have something special. We just take pride in coming out, working hard every day and improving on Sunday.
Q: It seemed like a couple times Brees had to go to his second or third reads. Was that one of your goals this week?
A: Yeah, just making sure to check down because once he throws the check down, all 11 guys are rallying and prevent the big play from him. Drew Brees and [Brandin Cooks] like to go deep a lot.
Q: You know your offense is usually going to score a lot of points. That wasnít the case today. Do you guys as a unit on defense encourage each other to keep yourselves in the game to give the offense a shot at the end of the game?
A: Yeah, we encourage each other, but at the end of the day, we donít worry about the offense. We know they are going to put up points and whatever mistake they make is up to us to fix and we have to come out and fix it and show that we are the defense. We just have to let those guys keep rolling, man. Just let them keep playing, things are going to happen in the game, but at the end of the day, just play great defense and you will be okay.