CB Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie
Postgame vs Ravens, October 16, 2016
Q: When you were running with him, did you put your hand down at all?
A: No. See when Iím running with him, heís battling for me to get into position. Iím fighting with him and heís looking at the ball. Thatís legal. You can do that. Thatís what I always was told. Thatís what I know. Iím not sure what he got off that. He said he got it in the beginning. That shouldíve been a hold or something, definitely not a pass interference.
Q: The fourth down and two, how huge was that stop?
A: That takes away seven points or six points. It takes away seven points. Thatís definitely huge. It gives you what you need as a defense to just keep going out there and fighting. Thatís still in the down there.
Q: Despite the penalties, defensively how good to you feel after this game?
A: We feel really good. We know everything that happened was self-inflicted. Once you correct that, the sky is the limit.
Q: Thereís a big difference between being 3-3 and 2-4?
A: Thatís a big difference. Youíre right in the hunt of things. You just have to keep fighting.
Q: When do you start focusing on the Rams? Do you celebrate todayís win?
A: Yes, but you have to get it out fast. Each week. You take it game by game. You want to just bottle it all in and get back to work.
Q: Did you think you made a good play and were you surprised to see the flag on the interference call?
A: Yes, I did think I made a good play because I held my inside position. That was critical to be inside. For the most part, I canít argue that. It was a call that was made. I have to live with it.
Q: Did you feel like you got pushed?
A: I did but in my mind, I donít think about it. Thereís still more ball to be played.
Q: Is that a cornerbackís mentality?
A: Thatís been my mentality. Iíve been around the league a long time. I have argued a lot of calls. It has never gotten me anywhere. I understand that he made it and I have to live with it.
Q: You seem to brush it off?
A: It canít get to me. I know one thing at cornerback that if you lose your mind, itís going to be a long day for you.
Q: You saw a lot of your guys getting pretty upset?
A: Yes. I tell them to calm down. If anyone is going to do it, let me do it. I know itís a critical time in the game and we have to stay focused. Just try and hold them to three.
Q: Is that just the life of a cornerback now?
A: Itís hard to come back from that. At that time in the game, you could easily go in the tank. One thing I always know is that you have to keep fighting. Thatís all I know.