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Wednesday Media Transcript: LB B.J. Goodson

Eric from BBI : Admin : 8/23/2017 3:38 pm
LB B.J. Goodson

August 23, 2017

Q: Has there been a play in the past few games where you feel like everything has clicked for you?

A: Just preparing and doing what the coaches ask and being in the right place at the right time. Making sure guys are in the right place at the right time.

Q: Did you get a good review of your sack on tape?

A: Yeah. I looked at it, but itís nothing to admire. Itís always on to the next play Ė good or bad.

Q: Have you had full use of the guy in front of you on the sack play?

A: Well, just using my capability to make the play.

Q: Do you think getting pressure on the quarterback is opening peopleís eyes to your ability?

A: Itís kind of hard to say. I donít have that in my mind frame, but I just go out and try to do the best that I can and what the coaches ask. Just put my best foot forward.

Q: Defensive Coordinator Steve Spagnuolo said that he was critical of you and you fired right back at him. Do you remember that?

A: Not right off the top of my head. I love Spags because he challenges me as far as being coachable and being able to change things on the fly. I love it and I accept the challenges.

Q: How much leeway do you have to change things on the fly?

A: Iím running the show. So, at the end of the day, what I say goes. The guys trust me. He (Steve Spagnuolo) trusts me and thatís what matters.

Q: You sound pretty confident when you say Ďwhat I say goes.í

A: Yeah. Youíre right about that. But, itís something that Iíve been practicing all last year. Last year, I was preparing as if I was the starter and just the same thing. Just opportunity.

Q: How much do you feel that youíve claimed your position as a linebacker after what youíve shown in the preseason?

A: Iím constantly and always working. You never get settled and never complacent with where I am. So, just always working to be better and get better every day.

Q: Can you talk about playing in sub-packages?

A: Iíve been asked about being an every-down linebacker and I accept the challenge. I feel like I fit in great. The coaches Ė theyíre going to put the best guys that they see fit in there. So, when they call my number, Iím there.

Q: Do you want to be a guy that has a high snap count?

A: Yes. Why not?

Q: Linebackers donít always have a high snap count.

A: Right. Well, Iím used to it from Clemson. So, thatís nothing that Iím worried about as far as personally.

Q: What has been the biggest challenge of moving into the middle linebacker position?

A: Iíve always been in the middle. Played a little bit of outside, but Iíve always been a middle guy.

Q: Did you know DE Olivier Vernon could run 30 yards with a tight end?

A: That was pretty impressive. That was really, really impressive. I was one of the first guys to go in and congratulate him on that play. That was a very impressive play by a defensive end. So, I was excited about it.

Q: Is it more impressive that DE Olivier Vernon can run 30 yards with a tight end from a physical standpoint or because it was a preseason game?

A: That he could do it physically. For a d-end to cover that far Ė thatís pretty impressive.

Q: Do you think theyíll keep DE Olivier Vernon on sub-packages?

A: Iím sure they will. Iím sure they will.
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