Linebacker Devon Kennard
Postgame vs. Washington, December 31, 2017
Q: You guys contained (Kirk) Cousins pretty well today.
A: Yeah, definitely. I mean shoot, Ross (Cockrell) had a pick, Shep (Kelvin Sheppard) had two, a bunch of us had some sacks, it was a good day defensively.
Q: Did you sense a new energy this week given the change at GM?
A: I donít know if that was it. Everybody knew this was the last week and we were like, Ďletís put it out on the line and let it all hang out and we got nothing to lose.í We know weíre not playing after today, letís try to freakin get a win and we deserve it, the fans that have been loyal all year despite how things have gone, they deserve it and itís been good.
Q: What do you think the future holds for you now?
A: Weíll see. I donít know. Weíll see. Iíll be playing ball somewhere.
Q: Is it hard to know what your status is with so much uncertainty here?
A: Yeah, maybe you know. Do you know more than me? Iím not sure.
Q: Do you want to be back here?
A: The Giants organization means a lot to me. They are the organization that drafted me. Mr. (John) Mara and Mr. (Steve) Tisch, all the way down. First class organization and I would love to be here, but itís not ultimately up to me. I guess weíll see how the offseason goes and hopefully you guys will be bugging me in March and April and stuff.
Q: Did that enter your mind today as you were walking off the field that this could be your last game with the Giants?
A: I mean now that you say it, yeah. Itís emotional. The Giants organization took a chance on me in the fifth round and I had a chip on my shoulder when I came into the league and I feel like Iíve shown that I belong and this place means a lot to me. Coming from the west coast, never knowing anything about New York and now I feel at home here within this organization, within this city and itís been a pleasure these last four years.
Q: Do you feel like youíve shown something this season heading into free agency?
A: I think so. I feel like my whole career Iíve continued to show different things that I can do, what Iím capable of and I still donít feel like Iíve played my best ball. Iím 26 years old, Iím going into my fifth year after today and I feel like my best ball is ahead of me and hopefully other people see it the same way.