CB Eli Apple
October 6, 2016
Q: Running and sprinting, was it just today the first time you opened up?
A: Yeah, a little bit today and yesterday a little bit as well.
Q: What do you think you need to see? Whatís the next kind of checkmark on the way?
A: Next practice weíll see. If Iím able to do everything, then weíll see.
Q: Mentally, Iím sure youíve started to breakdown film of the Packers and Aaron Rodgers. Youíve seen Brees, and now youíve got Rodgers on the docket. As far as guys whoíll be in Canton one day, Iím just curious, from your perspective what does that feel like?
A: Itís great, itís part of the job, you go against the best. Aaron Rodgers is definitely one of the best throwing quarterbacks. He can make all the throws, great arm, very accurate, so heís played some good teams.
Q: Youíve been open from the beginning of the season talking about the star receivers that you might have an opportunity to cover. Iíd imagine Jordy (Nelson) and (Randall) Cobb, youíve seen a lot of them, what would that opportunity mean to you?
A: Itíll be big. itís going to be a big opportunity for everybody thatís playing out there. We have a lot of guys that are hungry for this and itís going to be a big game for us. Itíll be about us winning our individual matchups and take it from there.
Q: Itís been a while since youíve been able to go into a game and feel like your secondary is complete with you, DRC (Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie), and Jackrabbit (Janoris Jenkins). Does that change things when the three of you are out there? I mean no disrespect to any of the other guys who are filling in, but it seemed to be such a strength with you guys out there.
A: Yeah itís tough, but when itís three guys out there and youíve been practicing and you got the communication down and somebody gets hurt, you have to put somebody else in. Some of that stuff messes you up a little bit, and some people have to play positions theyíve never played before, but that to me is life. What happened last week is that guys played positions they werenít used to and thatís tough, thatís probably one of the hardest things. Of course, corner is already one of the hardest things to nail down when youíre playing. It always takes a while to get the communication down, itís going to be tough, but itís definitely good when youíre with somebody and communicate and all that. Thatís what DBís are all about, just communicating and trusting guys and all that stuff. Once we get everybody fully back to power, itíll be pretty good. Thatís what weíre hunting for.