CB Janoris Jenkins
December 1, 2016
Q: On Antonio Brown.
A: He's a good receiver. He's dynamic and he's playmaker. That's Big Ben's main guy and we got to control him.
Q: I understand you're very excited about the challenge.
A: Yeah man, it's going to be competitive. We're going to have fun, we're going to compete and I'm ready for my job.
Q: Is he similar to anybody you've gone up against?
A: More like Odell. He's explosive and he's got different releases off the line. I think he's great with his hands and adjusting to the ball. We all have to be aware of what's going on and we know they like to give him the ball a lot.
Q: Does it help you having gone up against Odell in practice and in the summer?
A: Yeah, it helps. Similar comparisons. Like I said, we just got to play defense and play New York Giants football.
Q: Have you seen a team try to hit as much deep stuff as they do?
A: No, Big Ben trust his guys. We're going to have some opportunities; he likes to throw it up so we're going to take advantage.
Q: How are you feeling? They said you were dealing with something last game?
A: No, I don't know where you heard that from. I'm good.
Q: You weren't on the field; we're used to seeing you on the field.
A: I had to do something with my cleats, I'm good.
Q: How do you enjoy being in the playoff race?
A: Yeah, it's new. It's humbling. We know we got to keep going. We got to win December and just play football.
Q: Has your game elevated from what you were in St. Louis or were you doing the same thing and people were just not noticing them?
A: I feel like I've always been doing the same thing. I was just in St. Louis taking more chances because we were always behind. Right now I'm just doing technique and fundamentals.
Q: What got you so fired up after the game last week?
A: I'm on to Pittsburgh.
Q: Ben has the ability to extend plays because he's so big, even if people hit him, they don't bring him down. Is that even more so a problem for you guys as defensive backs when you have Antonio Brown running around back there?
A: Games like this, we understand we have to stay with our receiver. We understand Big Ben is an elite quarterback. He's big and he can sack us.
Q: Is he throwing more on-time this year as opposed to other years when he does scramble a lot? He doesn't seem to be scrambling as much.
A: He doesn't scramble as much. Everything is a rhythm or is either just throwing it up because AB (Antonio Brown) beat someone off the line or the other receiver.
Q: Were you on Antonio Brown last year?
A: A little bit, yes.
Q: How did that go?
A: It went pretty good.
Q: For you?
Q: You had a pick in that game didn't you?
A: Yeah, but I don't think it was against Antonio.
Q: It was against Marcus Wheaton I think.
A: Yeah, it was a deep ball.
Q: A guy like Brown, how do you defend a guy who's so good in space? They try to get him the ball so quickly so when they get it to him quickly in his hands. How do you limit his space?
A: You just got to take to fundamentals and techniques. Just playing corner, you got to understand, guys like that, quick and shifty, got to get your hands on them and just play how you play.
Q: You're taking about taking more chances in St. Louis, in this scheme, you don't need to take those kind of chances and can you shine a little bit more as just a cover guy?
A: It's not about taking chances; it's just we're either playing great defense all around or we're not behind by 21 (points). You just play within the scheme.
Q: You're making a lot of plays on the ball. Would you like to have a couple more picks? Because you've been there, you get there, you're making plays.
A: I think I still have a lot of picks but they're going to come in bunches and when they're coming, and they're going to start coming.
Q: They always say, to be the best, you have go up against the best to prove yourself against the best. Is this guy the best?
A: He's one of the best, yes. He's up there. Many say he's the best. You play football and just have fun.
Q: Would you like to shadow him the whole game?
A: I would, but I'm just going to do my job. Whatever the coaches give me, that's what I'm going to do. Like I said, play within the scheme.
Q: Do you do extra film work for a receiver like this?
A: Same preparation, just do the same thing week-in and week-out.
Q: Nothing extra for Brown?
A: It ain't about being extra, it's just doing the same thing, it's a daily routine.
Q: Do you like playing in New York with the big spotlight?
A: I do, it's exciting. Makes me want to compete more.
Q: Why is that?
A: Because everybody's watching, you know everybody's watching.
Q: Especially this week.
A: Every week.
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