WR Sterling Shepard
December 2, 2016
Q: Do you think this has been a smooth transition from college to pro? Why is it going so well?
A: I think itís because of the guys around me. I have great guys around me and great guys to learn from. Eli, heís a great quarterback and heís been around the game for a while. He knows what heís talking about. I have two guys, Victor and Odell, who have had a lot of success in the league. Those guys are always right there next to me. I can ask them anything. Thatís the big thing for me.
Q: Do you focus on the other receivers in the draft class?
A: I try and watch them and look at them. I know Will took off at the beginning. My boy Corey got hurt, but I look at some of those guys, sure.
Q: Anything different when you donít see a ball the previous week? A mental difference?
A: I guess youíre a little more excited to get to the next week. You want to get your hands on the ball and make something happen. Going a whole week without that is different. Itís a little weird. You have to throw that out of the window and move on to the next week. I prepared the way I always prepare. Just ready to get out there and get something going.
Q: Is it more exciting to play a team like the Steelers in Pittsburgh for you in your first year?
A: It is. Itís exciting. I remember as a little kid watching that place rocking. Iím excited. The coaches have been getting us ready for it. Practicing with the loud music. Iím excited.
Q: Did you watch the Cowboys game last night?
A: Yes, I watched some of it.
Q: What did you think?
A: We saw them earlier in the season. Weíll take care of that when the time comes.
Q: Is the division still the goal of this team?
A: Yes. Without a doubt. We control our own destiny right now. We have to continue doing the things that weíve been doing these past few weeks that have gotten us Wís. I feel like we have yet to have a complete game as a team. A game where the defense and offense are on the same page.
Q: Is it deflating to see the Cowboys keep winning?
A: No. Not too focused on what theyíre doing. To be honest, weíre not looking at them at all. Weíre focused on what we have going on over here. We have something special, too. Itíll be crazy to see how it all plays out.
Q: You were cheered for at the Knicks game last week. What was that moment like being cheered in another venue as a celebrity?
A: It was pretty cool. That was my second time in Madison Square Garden. They prepped me and told me that they were going to put me on the screen. It was cool hearing all the cheers and the fans that were there. There were a whole bunch of Giants fans everywhere.