CB Coty Sensabaugh
October 11, 2016
Q: Have you talked to Jackrabbit yet? You were kind of replacing him in L.A.?
A: No, I havenít. I remember Iíve seen him out there, but I havenít talked to him. When I signed, Trumaine (Johnson) from L.A. was ironically the first one to hit me up. Crazy how Iíll get to know both of those guys this year. We all came in together. Crazy situation.
Q: What did they tell you? What is your role here?
A: Just come in and compete. Pick up the defense and weíll see where that lands me.
Q: Did you play mostly slot or outside?
A: My first three years in the League, I was mostly inside. My last year in Tennessee, I was mostly outside. This year with the Rams D, in games that I played, I was outside.
Q: What happened in L.A.?
A: Too much to explain. I donít even know their side technically. You would have to ask those guys.
Q: Is it fair to say that you were surprised?
A: Definitely was surprised. The week leading up to it, me and my agent were discussing that it could be a possibility. It was my first time ever being cut so itís a new experience. Everything happens for a reason. The Giants were ironically the first team to call me during free agency. They were signing Janoris (Jenkins) so I was like, ĎThat doesnít leave much room for me.í Ironically, I ended up being here. Crazy.
Q: Whatís the difference between playing in New York and L.A.?
A: I didnít get to experience L.A. that long. I was only there for four games. It was exciting. The team was back. I donít know what New York is like. Iím sure Iíll get to experience it this weekend and the weeks to come. Iíll get back to you on that.
Q: Do you feel like youíll be able to get up to speed and help out on defense this Sunday?
A: Absolutely. Thatís the goal. Weíll see what happens.
Q: Have you ever had to cram a playbook or a scheme?
A: Iíve never been in a situation like this. Going into my fifth year, Iíve been in a lot of different defenses. In Tennessee, I played for three head coaches and three different coordinators. This past season with the Rams, I was in another defense. Itís just about learning the terminology and meshing with the guys. Getting in where I fit in.
Q: Did you have any established relationships with any of the players on defense?
A: The only person I knew here was B.J. Goodson. We went to Clemson. Other than that, itís all new. I have to get in where I fit in. Obviously, the guys here have a rapport. I will try to come in and mesh with the guys, become one of the guys.
Q: What made this the right fit for you?
A: Just a gut feeling.
Q: Was it that they had interest in you before?
A: That definitely played a part. Itís ironic that they were the first team to call me. Itís just something that just happened.
Q: Did you ever think you would be collecting checks from two different teams?
A: Never. Iíve heard of stories of it before, but I was never one of those guys. Itís just crazy the way things work out.
Q: Not the worst thing in the world, right?
A: Definitely not. Itís part of it. Itís a crazy business. I learn more and more every year. This is the first time Iíve ever been cut. Something great will come from it.
Q: What can you bring to the table here?
A: I like to let my play do the talking. I have to learn the scheme, mesh with the guys and get on the field first before I can contribute. Once I get on the field it will all come out.
Q: How much have you played in the slot?
A: My first three years, I was mainly in the slot. My last year in Tennessee they had me doing a little bit of everything. This past year with the Rams I was outside.
Q: What was it like with the Hard Knocks experience this year?
A: I didnít notice it much. Being a new team in L.A., we always had cameras around. Hard Knocks was just another set of cameras. There was so much going on out there. A new team in the second biggest market beside this one, there was always a lot going on. Always cameras around.