DE Olivier Vernon
October 5, 2016
Q: The whole country is talking about Odell. How aware are you of all that?
A: Well, listen, Odell is a very passionate player. He is a passionate teammate, which is something I like about him. I havenít been watching TV, so I donít know what they are saying, but as from what I see, he is just a passionate guy.
Q: Green Bay has a pretty solid one-two punch at running back. What is it like having to face a duo like that?
A: We just have to be able to stop the run. That is the main thing. Whoever is back there, we just have to stop the run. We have to play good defense and make sure that they donít have any explosive plays.
Q: Do you see a difference in the way Eddie Lacy is running?
A: He has always been a physical running back even when I played him a couple years back in Miami. He has always been a physical back and that is just one thing that makes their offense such a force Ė they have an elite quarterback and a great running back that can run the rock.
Q: Is Aaron Rodgersí ability to move around a reason that they are so successful on third downs?
A: Well, that is what makes them a good offense. It makes them a good offense as far as being able to make plays and putting people in a position to make plays and we are just going to have to stop that.
Q: What do you guys have to do better to get off the field on third downs?
A: Play better defense.
Q: Is there anything that contributes to solid third down defense?
A: Just playing better defense. That is all I can tell you.
Q: Justin [Pugh] was saying before that Ben gave a pretty good speech about it being just the 53 guys being able to change this around. Does that resonate with you?
A: Really, we are just four games into the season. We have 12 games left if I am not mistaken, and we have time to make our adjustments and play better ball overall as a team, and I think everyone realizes that and it is just something that we have to look forward to doing.