CB Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie
September 21, 2016
Q: You guys havenít had a takeaway yet. Are you guys reaching for that as a unit?
A: Definitely, man. Especially with the guys we have on this defensive unit, the guys getting after the ball, you have guys covering in the back and playing the ball. It is bound to happen and it is going to happen when it happens.
Q: What is it about Kirk Cousins that has allowed you guys to have success getting the ball from him at times in the past?
A: Making him one-dimensional. A team that wants to come in and run the ball and anytime you can sit back and let your front four go and cover and play coverage behind it, it is always a plus. So you try to make them one-dimensional, stop the run, take away their play action pass, which they do a lot, and go from there.
Q: You guys are blitzing a lot more because of this front seven.
A: That is in the early part of the game where we try to throw the quarterback off, rattle him a little bit, but at the end of the day, you canít take credit from the [front four], those guys can get it.
Q: Do you like blitzing?
A: Yeah, definitely. It is new, but it is fun. Anytime you have the chance to come out of the secondary and get a sack, it is a great feeling. I havenít gotten one yet, but it is definitely fun.
Q: What do you like better, a sack or an interception?
A: Oh, I am going for the interception. I would rather have an interception.
Q: Do you look at this game thinking that if you beat the Redskins, you will put them in a major league hole?
A: To be 0-3? I mean, yeah definitely. If we go 3-0 with two division wins, then you will definitely put them behind the eight ball, so it is definitely a game we must win.
Q: Have you ever been a guy that has been assigned to cover tight ends much in your career?
A: No, but (Jordan Reed) is definitely a challenge because even though he is labeled as a tight end, he is playing like a receiver and he is their number one target. He is getting a lot of balls and they are kind of featuring him a little bit more, so he is definitely a guy to watch out for out there on the field.
Q: Is that a welcome assignment if you got that this week?
A: Definitely. Anytime that you get a guy that is producing and you get a chance to go up against them, then you are always going to welcome that.
Q: Coach McAdoo was talking about the protests, but he said he hoped the team could do something as a unit, as opposed to a couple guys kneeling for the national anthem. How do you feel about that?
A: I wasnít part of that conversation, so I wouldnít know. Nobody came up to me and said anything, so I havenít thought about it.