DT Damon Harrison
September 15, 2017
Q: Is the attitude of the defense that you still have to do more regardless of what the offense is doing?
A: Weíre just preparing for the Lions. We control what we can control.
Q: When the offense is struggling, does the tone of the defense change?
A: We just worry about what happens on the defensive side of the ball. Thatís it.
Q: What do you see of QB Matthew Stafford on film?
A: Strong arm. Same thing weíve been seeing, the world has been seeing, since heís been in the league. Heís a veteran quarterback. Highest paid quarterback in the league now. Much respect to him for getting his due, but heís a slinger. Heís a gunslinger. He can make all the throws and heís athletic.
Q: Does QB Matthew Stafford look like the highest paid player in the league now?
A: I mean, it just depends on what youíre looking at.
Q: What do you look at when you watch QB Matthew Stafford on film?
A: Heís a really good quarterback. Heís a really, really good quarterback.
Q: Should you be in the face of your offense?
A: We worry about the Lions this week. I canít talk about last week.
Q: Whatís the challenge playing the Lions outside zone for you in the middle?
A: To make sure my conditioning during the week is proper because Iíll be doing a lot of running. Trying to get involved in some of those plays. It gets frustrating when the teams are running to the outside because for various reasons guys like myself donít like to run much. So, just make sure my conditioning is right.
Q: Do you take pride when LB B.J. Goodson has 18 tackles?
A: Yeah. Iím happy for him. I watched him. I told him coming into this offseason I wasnít a full believer in B.J. Goodson. But I told him even before this game, he made me a believer. Iím a 1,000 percent believer in B.J. Goodson and that was before you guys saw what you saw. We already knew that.
Q: When did you become a full believer in LB B.J. Goodson?
A: During the spring, when I saw him take control of the defense. Itís hard for a young guy to come in and know as much as heís expected to know in Spagsí (Steve Spagnuoloís) defense.
Q: Is there anything specific with LB B.J. Goodson that you didnít believe in?
A: Heís just a young guy. The middle linebacker, they have to know everything. They have to get people in the right spots and itís not going to say I wasnít a believer. He only played about 12 snaps last year, so we didnít get a chance to see him. So, I wouldnít say I wasnít a believer. It was just yet to be seen.
Q: Do you have a good Lions stat for us this week?
A: No. Not really. They won last week.
Q: What did you think of the Lions win last week?
A: Thatís a credit to their offense as a whole and their defense. They played well together and they were able to come out with a win.