CB Janoris Jenkins
November 10, 2016
Q: What are the characteristics that make A.J. Green so special?
A: He is fast, physical, rangy, long, has a big catch radius and they like to give him the ball.
Q: For all the numbers he has, he only has three touchdowns. Is that surprising?
A: No, you have to understand that defenses are keying on the guy, double coverage or whatever and you have to get in where you fit in.
Q: You have been tasked with a lot of tough guys this year. Do you expect to get him again?
A: Whatever job the coach gives me, I will do. Like I told you all, I wonít get into all of that. I will do my assignment and do it to the best of my ability.
Q: How did you guys handle him with the Rams last year?
A: I followed him a lot with the Rams.
Q: If that is what they want, are you comfortable with that?
A: Yeah, that is my job. Whatever they give me is my job.
Q: Green had two touchdowns against the Rams last year.
A: I think he had two, yeah.
Q: Were both those on you?
A: One of them was on me. It was a blown coverage, but I donít think the other one was.
Q: Do you think the defense has some momentum?
A: I feel good. I have been saying it since the beginning of the year, I think we can be special and I still feel that. We just have to continue to work.
Q: You guys have won three in a row. Are you thinking that it is time to open this up and put some daylight between you and the teams behind you?
A: We are just focused on taking it one game at a time, one step at a time. We understand that it is a tough league to play in and we understand that there are going to be some tough games where we have to come through and finish in the clutch.
Q: You seem to play your best football defensively in the red zone. What changes when teams get down there?
A: We understand that if they donít score, they donít get any points. We understand that if they get down there, the best thing we can do is hold them to a field goal and we emphasize that in practice and we just need to work on that.
Q: How is Andy Dalton different than quarterbacks that you have faced in recent weeks?
A: He can squeeze the ball in tight windows, he will give his guy the chance to catch the ball no matter who it is and he has a great feel for the game.
Q: With Hill and Bernard, how much tougher does it make it on you guys in coverage?
A: They are some good backs and we have to always be aware of where they are and we have to play as a defense and swarm to the ball.
Q: When a snap goes off, do you check the backfield to see if they are getting the ball or are you just watching your own guy?
A: No, you have to watch your man. It depends on the call or the coverage, but you just have to stay on your guy.
Q: What do you like about what you guys have done together?
A: I like a lot. I like the whole secondary, I like the whole D-line, I like the whole defense, honestly. It is just making those unexpected plays, the game changing plays. Coach tells us all the time that everybody in the room has an opportunity to change the game on a play. Just be that guy.
Q: What are some conclusions that you have made about Landon Collins this year?
A: His play is speaking for itself. He understands the system and he has a knack for the ball.
Q: On the matchups between Jenkins and Green in college.
A: Those were some nice battles. I remember the first play of the game in the Florida-Georgia game. They threw him a hitch and I got it. I picked them off the first play of the game. It was my biggest memory.
Q: What year was that?
A: I think it was 2010.
Q: Is it fun when you know a guy from your college years and you both reach this level?
A: It is fun because you have to understand that we meet these guys also during high school and during camp, so you kind of have a feel for who they are or you heard of them and then just to see them on this level, it is exciting.
Q: It is hard to make the NFL?
A: Yeah, it is very hard.
Q: A.J. also said that it would be a quite matchup because neither of you are trash talkers. Would you say that is true?
A: If he said it, then that is on him. I am going to go in there and play my game.
Q: When you see a guy like that, do you kind of know his moves or do you look out for anything new?
A: You have to guard every receiver different. You canít guard a receiver the same because every receiver isnít the same. You have big guys, you have small guys, you have fast guys, you have slow guys, so I have a different mindset when I cover guys like him.
Q: How loud did that stadium get in the Florida-Georgia game on that first play?
A: It got very loud. Very loud.
Q: Would you like the challenge of shadowing A.J. Green?
A: I would love it if they give it to me. I donít mind.
Q: How do you guard a guy like that?
A: You all will see on [Monday]. I am not giving you any ideas. You all will see on [Monday].