CB Janoris Jenkins
December 13, 2016
Q: Is this the best that you feel like you have ever played?
A: Yeah, so far I think so. But I feel like I had been doing it in St. Louis, but St. Louis is St. Louis and I am just glad to be here in New York where the lights shine bright and everybody gets to see you.
Q: Has the defense surprised you how it is getting better and better?
A: No, man. I have been saying it since I got here, we can be as special as we want to be. We just have to continue to come out and work and play within the defense.
Q: Do you think playing in the big games and being in a playoff race heightens the way people look at you?
A: Honestly, I donít know because I have never been in this situation, but the longer you play, the more eyes you get, and you just have to stay focused and continue to play.
Q: You want to play every game the same I guess, but is it different when you are 9-4 as opposed to 4-9?
A: Big difference. When you are 9-4 you have something to lose and when you are 4-9, you donít.
Q: Do you play differently? Did you find yourself maybe playing a little differently in St. Louis?
A: Yeah, you take a lot of chances and you need a lot of plays. Here, you can just play within the scheme, play for your teammates and hopefully bring the energy.
Q: Where do you stack up in the league amongst cornerbacks?
A: I donít know. You tell me. Where do I stand?
Q: One of the best.
A: I donít know.
Q: Do you sense that other players are looking at you differently now that you are getting that extra attention?
A: I mean, they know. I am sure they know. They have known, it is just who put it out there and how they put it out there. Like I said, just continue to play football and donít worry about who is #1, who is #5, who is #25. Just play Jackrabbit football.
Q: What would making the Pro Bowl mean to you?
A: It would mean a lot, but I am not trying to make it to the Pro Bowl, I am trying to make it somewhere else. It would be special though.
Q: Do you look at the secondary and where you stand around the league?
A: Once again, I donít look into the stats. I will say it again, we can be as special as we want to be if we continue to work and play for one another and play as a team.
Q: What has been the most important thing for you guys coming together on the back end?
A: Just communication, fundamentals and techniques, and knowing how each other play.
Q: You talk about having more eyes on you here. Is that one of the reasons you decided to sign here?
A: No, I came here because they chose me to come here. I was a free agent and that was my choice, so I came here.
Q: Any reaction about the firing yesterday of Jeff Fisher?
A: I wish Coach Fisher nothing but the best. He has been a great guy to me and my family and I just wish him much success.
Q: How different does it feel to be in a playoff race?
A: It feels good. It gives you a chip on your shoulder to make you come and play even harder and just strive in the moment.
Q: Do you pay more attention to it now, as opposed to a couple weeks ago, now that we are kind of getting down to the end?
A: Not for real. Coach reminds us every day that it is one game at a time, one day at a time, one week at a time, and we are just going to take those types of steps.
Q: When you talk about the defense being as special as you want to be, where are you now and can it get better?
A: Oh, there is always room for improvement. I think we can get a lot better just as far as small things, such as giving up a couple plays here, a couple plays there, and just keep improving, man.
Q: You mentioned that you havenít taken as many gambles this year. Do you consciously think about that?
A: Yeah, you always think about it. The improvement that you made from the year before, knowing what you can and canít do, and you just benefit from that.