DT Damon Harrison
January 5, 2017
On the atmosphere of the playoffs
A: We have some guys who talked to some of us who have never been there before and let us know how it is going to be, how the atmosphere is going to be. Some of the coaches have talked about it as well. I am going to go out there for my first playoff game and I am sure emotions will be going, but it is going to be exciting too.
Q: What part of their message has hit home the most?
A: Just staying focused and not trying to change up too much because doing exactly what you did is what got you to this point, so not trying to go outside of anything that you have been doing. If you have been a consistent guy, then remain consistent. Stay true to your technique and donít try to do too much in a situation where you stretch and try to make plays and mess up, so just stay true to yourself.
Q: Rashad said that the idea is to act like you have been there. Is it hard to act like you have been there if you havenít been there?
A: No, I have a lot of experience in the playoffs. I just won the Super Bowl last night on Madden (laughing). I go to the playoffs every year in Madden, so I have some playoff experience if guys want to talk to me or lean on me. But no, JC (Jonathan Casillas), Eli (Manning), Victor (Cruz), Zak DeOssie, they do a really good job of informing us on what it is going to be like as well as our defensive line coach, Pat Graham who has won a championship. They are letting us know what it is going to be like. Especially on the road to help us get accomplished what we need to get accomplished.
Q: How important is it that you have guys that have not only played in playoff games but have also won Super Bowls?
A: Itís really important. A guy like myself who is a younger-older guy, I listen. I soak everything up like a sponge. Iím always picking brains and trying to get an idea of what something is like.
Q: Is it hard to act like youíve been there if youíve never been there?
A: No. I have a lot of playoff experience. I just won a Super Bowl last night on Madden with the Green Bay Packers. I go to the playoffs every year in Madden just in case guys want to talk to me and lean on me. JC, Eli, Victor, Zak DeOssie, they do a really good job on informing us on what itís going to be like. As well as our defensive line coach Pat Graham who won championships or a championship on letting us know what itíll be like. Especially on the road to let us get accomplished what we need to get accomplished.
Q: Is that a way of scouting the Packers? Using them playing Madden?
A: I actually won with the Packers on there. The team looked a little different. I made some cuts and had some guys with some contracts so I could add some cap space. I was using Rodgers pretty good on Madden. Hopefully in know some of his weaknesses. Madden doesnít lie.
Q: What have you learned about stopping Rodgers on Madden?
A: If you make him go to his left, heís not as accurate when he goes to his right. The video game canít compensate for that.