DE Olivier Vernon
Postgame vs. Chicago, November 20, 2016
Q: When they got down there to the 30-yard line at the end, what was the thought process?
A: Donít let them score. Donít let them score. Hold it down and everything will take care of itself.
Q: As a pass rusher, what is it like having JPP on the other side?
A: Man, it helps a whole lot. It helps a whole lot knowing that that side is going to be shut down. You can make a lot more things happen as far as rotation of guys that we have on our defensive line. He is a monster.
Q: This was one of his better games in a long time. Can you appreciate that from your standpoint?
A: Yeah, JPP is JPP, man. Ainít nothing changed about him. He is still a beast out there.
Q: Do you feel like your team identity is that if the defense is on the field at the end of the game, then you are going to win the game?
A: We have a lot of confidence in everybody on the squad. For right now, I would say that our identity is unknown right now. We still have to go week in and week out and notch these wins.
Q: When you are on the field at the end, given the way this season has gone, is there an added element of, ĎWe are going to get it done.í
A: Being consistent is the biggest thing that we have tried to work on during the whole off eason and coming to training camp and leading up to this point right now. Consistency is the key. As long as we stay consistent, we are going to be alright.
Q: How did you guys turn it up in the second half after a slow start in the first half?
A: Nobody wants to start slow and our halftime adjustments Ė coaches made some good halftime adjustments and that was it. All we had to do was stick to our game plan. They werenít doing anything different that we had never seen on film. That was just on us and we have to start faster.