DE Olivier Vernon
December 15, 2016
Q: For a team to be such a great comeback team like Detroit is, does it require another mentality to stop a team like that?
A: It’s a good team. They’ve been having a really good year. The only thing we can do right now is just stick to Giant football. Make sure everyone is on the right page.
Q: How do you keep up the mentality of pedal to the metal after such a big win against Dallas?
A: Just being consistent. That’s one thing a lot of people take pride in. Just being consistent one week at a time. That’s the main thing and basically what we’ve been doing all year. Just trying to get better, get better overall. There are still a lot of things that we still have to correct. Make ourselves a lot better. We just look forward to this Sunday.
Q: What is it about them on film that makes them so good in the fourth quarter?
A: They can make explosive plays. That’s one of the key things, just making explosive plays on third down. They’re making plays when it counts. You do that, it’s a dangerous team. That’s why where they are right now is a good spot. It’s going to be a good football game.
Q: From the outside looking in, their rushing numbers are not great. It almost looks like they’re a very pass-oriented team. Do you still have to keep in mind to stop the run first?
A: They’re still going to run the ball at a certain point in the game. We just have to know when they’re going to do that. It’s just studying and making sure you know your opponent.
Q: They play indoors a lot of times. The fact that you guys have played in the elements and played in a wet, slick element last week. Does that give you any advantage?
A: That’s something that we’re not even banking on. We’re just preparing to play a good football team. We know they’re coming in here and they’re trying to win. They have the same goal in mind. We know it’s going to be a good football team we have to face.
Q: What do you see from their rookie left tackle?
A: He’s coming along. He’s been able to keep Stafford clean. He’s a rookie, but at the end of the day, he’s getting this experience, which is a good thing for him. Just have to see come Sunday. It’s going to be a good overall dog fight basically.
Q: Why do you think Stafford is having his best year?
A: I couldn’t tell you. He’s been pretty good throughout his career. He’s a quarterback that can make plays happen and he can win games.