WR Odell Beckham Jr.
Postgame vs New Orleans, September 18, 2016
Q: Your thoughts on the victory?
A: Tough win we had. We need to do more as an offense. Defense did a phenomenal job. They played lights out. We just need to score more points.
Q: What happened on the last pass at the end of the ballgame?
A: 16-13, we won the game. It was a great win. 2-0.
Q: What does this win say about your defense being different from last year? They stepped up.
A: Theyíre a championship defense. Going against them everyday makes us nothing but better. Like I said, we just have to come out and score more points for them.
Q: What do you have to do to score more points?
A: Get better.
Q: What about the quality of Victor Cruzís catch there at the end?
A: Itís so great to see him. First quarter, comes out and catches one. He goes for 40, makes people miss. Unfortunately, they pop it out. As a receiver, itís hard to get over humps and overcome adversity. He did that. He came up with the biggest catch of the game at the right time. Put us in position to win the game. If it wasnít for that, it couldíve went to overtime, they couldíve got the ball back. Anything couldíve happened. He stepped up and made a play when we needed one.
Q: What does it mean to this locker room to see Cruz having the year that heís having?
A: For him to be back, period. Even if he had zero catches. For him to back after all heís been through, itís tough. Heís really been through it all. For him to be back and play the way that heís playing, I can only see it getting better from here.
Q: At 2-0, do you like the tenacity of this football team right now?
A: Yes. Itís a lot of fun to be a part of. Thereís a lot of people making plays all around. Itís so much fun to watch. Itís so much fun to be out here with all types of play makers. Everyone is making plays. Left, right, defense, special teams. Just making plays when we need them.
Q: How much better is the vibe in here now as opposed to a year ago?
A: I mean weíre 2-0. Canít get better than that.
Q: Are you looking forward to facing Josh Norman next week?
A: Whenever we get there, we get there.
Q: What did you think of how Shepard played today?
A: The only way how I know he knows how to play. Lights out every game. Comes up with the big catch, makes the big plays. Heís going to be Rookie of the Year.
Q: The three of you with mistakes and drops. For the three of you, do you walk out of here feeling that as a group you redeemed yourselves the way Victor closed it out?
A: Thereís still a lot more. There was a lot more that we couldíve done. The way we finished was phenomenal. Shep coming up with a big one on third down, Vic coming up with a big one on third down. Itís going to be tough. You have to pick your poison. Each and everyone of them is lethal.
Q: With Washingtonís loss, theyíre 0-2. Do you think about burying the division early?
A: Itís a great opportunity to not only go 3-0 but win a division game. It would be huge to step into the division with a 2-0 start. It would mean not everything but this is the most important game. The week after, that will be the most important game. We take it one at a time. This will be the biggest one so far.
Q: Next week will be the first time youíve seen Josh Norman since last seasonÖ
A: Yes, we play the Redskins. Looking forward to it. 2-0 going into the division, playing the Redskins, itís going to be a fun game.