Defensive End Jason Pierre-Paul
Postgame vs. Los Angeles, November 5, 2017
Q: Do you feel like the effort was there?
A: I felt like the effort was there, just big mistakes. Big mistakes cost us. You canít fumble the ball, you canít turn over the ball, period. Big mistakes cost us the game. At the end of the day, you canít point the finger at nobody. Nobody is trying to point the finger. We just have to come back out here and play some football.
Q: They werenít grinding out drives. I donít think any of their touchdown drives were over four minutes.
A: No, just mistakes, man. Mistakes killed us and mistakes will kill any football team.
Q: How tough is it to look up at the scoreboard and see 51 points?
A: I donít even pay attention to the scoreboard. When Iím out there Iím playing, Iím playing. Itís not until the end of the game I look at the scoreboard. Itís terrible. I donít think Iíve ever had 51 points put on me ever in my career. But at the same time, we canít look at the score. We got to move on to the next. Weíre all pro athletes. We know we play the game of football, we get paid to play the game of football as well as possible. I feel like as long as youíre doing your best out there individually, youíre fine. But at the same time, in order to make this thing work, we all got to come together as a team.
Q: To have this result coming off of the bye, is that any more troublesome?
A: No. We had a great week of preparation. I feel like everybody gave effort in practice and we came out here and things just didnít fall into place like we wanted it to. You could see it in the guys eyes, we really wanted it and we didnít meet those expectations and they put up 51, so we got to go back to the drawing board and you canít feel sorry for ourselves because this is the National Football League. Like I said, we all get paid to do what we do and weíre professionals.
Q: What was (Ben) McAdooís message after the game?
A: McAdoo is a straightforward guy and he told us, I mean, you canít put the ball on the ground, and those things we know already. It cost us the game today.
Q: What was your impression of (Jared) Goff?
A: Heís a young quarterback. He did a pretty good job today and heís going to be pretty well off in this league. For a young quarterback to do what he just did, heís going to be pretty well off.
Q: Why do you think there were so many big pass plays?
A: Mistakes, mistakes, mistakes. Mistakes cost us the game.
Q: Is it surprising to lose like this?
A: Mistakes cost us the game and we just got to play great football. We ainít doing it so well right now so weíll get back to the drawing board.