S Landon Collins
Postgame vs Bengals November 14, 2016
Q: The last couple games, the defense was on the field at the end of the game. Today, you were watching the offense run out the clock. What does that feel like?
A: Itís a great feeling. Thatís what our offense does. They make sure they seal the game. Itís a great feeling to watch on the sideline and watch them ball.
Q: It was different for this season, right?
A: I mean, it feels good. Thatís all I can say.
Q: It sounded like the fans were chanting your name in the fourth quarter, did you hear that?
A: No. I was more focused on the field. I couldnít hear.
Q: What does that mean to you to have that kind of recognition?
A: It means that Iím doing a great job of what I do. Iím being accountable. Last year, I had a bad season. Iím making up for it this season.
Q: Talk about your interception?
A: Really, (Andy) Dalton stared down the tight end. I knew it was coming. They ran a double-dig. All I had to do was move over to the tight end. No one was coming vertical to my outside. The tight end was coming up the field and Keenan (Robinson) just made him throw it over the top. I just came over.
Q: From the seven yard-line you stopped them three times. It was a good defensive sequence, wasnít it?
A: Yes, it was. We try to be one of the top defenses that canít get scored on or a defense that is hard to score on. Thatís what we try and prove every week. Thatís what we harp on.
Q: How proud are you of this defensive unit?
A: Very proud. We didnít do this last year. Weíre doing it when it matters most now.
Q: Four wins in a row, how great is this team playing?
A: Team is playing as one. Weíre playing as a unit and playing sound. Weíre playing every week as a whole. Weíre taking it week-by-week and getting better.
Q: What does it mean to keep up with other teams in the NFC East?
A: Itís a great feeling because weíre proving a point that weíre a team to reckon with.
Q: You guys are good in the red zone. What is the mindset when you get inside the 20?
A: Not to let them score. Just not to let them score. Cause a turnover, get the ball back to our offense or make them kick a field goal. Either one of those. Thatís the outcome weíre trying to do when weíre down there.
Q: Is this defense getting better every week?
A: Every week. Weíre playing sound, great, together and as one. No one is fighting each other. Weíre all getting to the ball.
Q: Whatís the biggest difference in your game this year compared to last year?
A: Knowing the defense. Knowing the defense, being sound and accountable. Making sure I make the right calls. Being in the right position.
Q: What parts of last year stick with you and drive you?
A: Just not being accountable. Not making the right calls and not being in the right position. Being out leveraged and stuff like that.
Q: Did you see this coming for yourself?
A: No. I prayed on it and I thank the Lord for everything thatís going for me. Heís just blessing me right now.
Q: Four interceptions in three games. Can you remember the last time you had a stretch like that?
A: Never had a stretch like this. Not in college or in high school.