DT Damon Harrison
September 21, 2017
Q: Whatís the biggest jump that Carson Wentz has made on film? Is it confidence?
A: You just hit it right on the head Ė confidence. He just looks a whole lot more confident in the pocket. At times, he looks like Aaron Rodgers out there running around, evading the rush and still making some pretty good throws. So, I donít know anything other than confidence.
Q: What challenges does their run game bring?
A: They have three different types of backs. They have (Darren) Sproles, who is a receiving type of back. They have (Wendell) Smallwood, who is the speed guy, and you have (LeGarrette) Blount, who is the downhill, power back. So, they have three different guys who can do three different things and you just have to be prepared. All of them can catch the ball really, so itíll be a tough game.
Q: Does who is in front of you change how you attack?
A: It doesnít really matter. Itís just like you make a change on the defensive line. Obviously, itís going to be some type of familiarity with the starter as opposed to the guy who is coming in as a backup, but I played against (Chance) Warmack, a couple of the backup guards a few times. So, it doesnít make much of a difference.
Q: Can you lose track of Darren Sproles in the line?
A: Heís like five feet tall. You just have to be sound in your technique because the moment you try to do too much, the offensive linemen, theyíre some pretty big guys. They can just get in your way and that split second is all he needs to find a crease. A guy that short, heís hard to locate.
Q: What can you improve on when it comes to stopping the run?
A: Gap integrity. Everybody is just not playing sound football in terms of gap integrity, being where theyíre supposed to be and doing exactly what theyíre supposed to do. You have some people that are stretching to make plays, myself included. We just have to get back to trusting each other.
Q: Are you stretching plays because of the offensive struggles?
A: Paying attention to the defensive side of the ball.
Q: What has the mood been this week?
A: Itís the same thing every week. Weíre professionals. We know we have a job to do. We go out there and do it, no matter what, wins or losses. The next game has to be played. You canít sit there and think about anything in the past and you canít think about the future. You just have to be in the moment.