DE Olivier Vernon
November 11, 2016
Q: What is it like to be on a streak of three wins in a row where the defense is on the field on the last drive to win the game?
A: It just talks volumes about a lot of guys on this defense. We have a lot of guys that take pride in what they are doing and get the job done.
Q: Do you relish that situation? Do you look forward to having the game on the line?
A: I think a lot of guys on this team, regardless of it being defense or offense, if they are out there on the field, I think they take it upon themselves to put the game on their back and make things happen.
Q: The team you are playing is very balanced on offense. How difficult is it to prepare for a team like that?
A: They are a good football team. They have been to the playoffs five years in a row and they are coming to our house and it is going to be a good football game. We are going to have to play our football and not lead into anything that gets us outside of our zone and that is going to be our biggest factor.
Q: Everyone says that you have to stop the run to start. With them, can they come out throwing and the run isn't really important?
A: Man, they can run the ball or pass the ball. They have a good quarterback and they have a good receiver as well. They have good weapons on the offensive side of the ball, so we just have to play our ball.
Q: Do you feel like this defensive line is really coming into its own right now?
A: It takes time. When you have a lot of additions to a new team, guys trying to feel each other out and knowing what the next person is going to do and reading certain tendencies that your teammates do that you pick up, so it takes some time. For right now, we are still working at it.