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Thursday Media Transcript: LB Alec Ogletree

Eric from BBI : Admin : 3/15/2018 3:30 pm
LB Alec Ogletree

Conference Call, March 15, 2018

Q: Youíve been vocal about recruiting Tyrann Mathieu on social media? What kind of impact could a guy like that have on the defense?

A: I think he would have a big impact. Of course being in the division with him and just seeing his body of work, playing with him in college, well not playing with him, but I know the type of football player he is and I definitely think he brings a lot to the table for sure.

Q: What did you see from the Giants defense last season and what do you think you can bring to the defense?

A: Yeah, I thought they did decent. Of course they didnít do as well as they wanted to and how everyone expected them to do. But they had a hell of a lot going on with them last year, but theyíve got a lot of talent there. Iíd say with me coming in and helping out as far as leadership goes and just being a good linebacker for those guys and helping them out in that area. I definitely think the sky is the limit. Itís going to be a fun, fun thing for sure. Iím definitely excited to get there and get to work with those guys.

Q: How do you assume a leadership role coming into a new team?

A: Iím more of a lead by example guy. Your actions speak louder than words do, but at the same time, if something needs to be said, I donít have a problem saying it and getting guys to do the right thing.

Q: Were you surprised by the trade?

A: Yeah, I was definitely surprised. But it happened for a reason. You canít go back on it, it makes things different, but I definitely enjoyed the ride that I had with the Rams and Iím now looking forward to getting started with the Giants.

Q: What has (defensive coordinator) James Bettcher told you about how this defense is going to be?

A: He basically told me it is a lot of what I kind of came from, and heís the type of guy that knows how to use his players to get guys to play and Iím just an extension of him. When we get on the same page and get to work together itís definitely going to be a good thing. Iíve seen some of his work, of course he was in the same division as me and those guys had a great defense and weíre definitely looking to bring that to New York.

Q: Do you think the altercation with Odell Beckham Jr. is something that you will have to address?

A: No, that happened three, four years ago and weíve seen each other since then and thereís never been any bad blood. Itís football and it happened. We were playing against each other and, we wish it didnít happen the way it did and it did and honestly he was one of the first guys to call me to welcome me to the team. I didnít know who it was and I was like, ĎWho is this?í He actually sent me a video of the fight (laughs) and he was like, ĎWeíre going after it every day at practice,í And I was like, ĎOh, yeah.í So it was all good. Like I said, Iím excited to be here and itís going to be a good thing for sure.

Q: (General manager) Dave Gettleman stated that you are the quarterback of the defense. What does that mean to you?

A: That is everything. You have to have trust in each other and they believe in me, and I believe in them and what theyíre preaching to us. Itís going to be a good thing. Iím excited to get there and get to work and get with those guys and be the quarterback of the defense. Iíve done it for two years now and hopefully can continue to do it this year and like you said, just try and get guys going and ready to play.

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BleedBlue : 3/15/2018 3:44 pm : link
very underrated acquisition for us, we havent had a LBer like this in a while...the thought of adding Mathieu to the likes of

collins
jenkins
ogletree
snacks
vernon
jpp

is scary! dont think it happens, but thats okay the defense has a good amount of talent and we added another talented one here in AO.
This defense should be interesting to say the least  
Rjanyg : 3/15/2018 3:56 pm : link
Ogletree and Martin are nice additions. Still think we need to add a CB other than Teddy Williams.
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arcarsenal : 3/15/2018 4:01 pm : link
I'll just leave this here...

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Q: Do you think the altercation with Odell Beckham Jr. is something that you will have to address?

A: No, that happened three, four years ago and weíve seen each other since then and thereís never been any bad blood. Itís football and it happened. We were playing against each other and, we wish it didnít happen the way it did and it did and honestly he was one of the first guys to call me to welcome me to the team. I didnít know who it was and I was like, ĎWho is this?í He actually sent me a video of the fight (laughs) and he was like, ĎWeíre going after it every day at practice,í And I was like, ĎOh, yeah.í So it was all good. Like I said, Iím excited to be here and itís going to be a good thing for sure.

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BleedBlue : 3/15/2018 4:14 pm : link
In comment 13867956 arcarsenal said:
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Q: Do you think the altercation with Odell Beckham Jr. is something that you will have to address?

A: No, that happened three, four years ago and weíve seen each other since then and thereís never been any bad blood. Itís football and it happened. We were playing against each other and, we wish it didnít happen the way it did and it did and honestly he was one of the first guys to call me to welcome me to the team. I didnít know who it was and I was like, ĎWho is this?í He actually sent me a video of the fight (laughs) and he was like, ĎWeíre going after it every day at practice,í And I was like, ĎOh, yeah.í So it was all good. Like I said, Iím excited to be here and itís going to be a good thing for sure.



kim jones told the story on NFL network, sounds like it isnt an issue and the two are ready to work....i thought OBJ was a bad dude?
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Jay on the Island : 3/15/2018 4:17 pm : link
In comment 13867956 arcarsenal said:
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Q: Do you think the altercation with Odell Beckham Jr. is something that you will have to address?

A: No, that happened three, four years ago and weíve seen each other since then and thereís never been any bad blood. Itís football and it happened. We were playing against each other and, we wish it didnít happen the way it did and it did and honestly he was one of the first guys to call me to welcome me to the team. I didnít know who it was and I was like, ĎWho is this?í He actually sent me a video of the fight (laughs) and he was like, ĎWeíre going after it every day at practice,í And I was like, ĎOh, yeah.í So it was all good. Like I said, Iím excited to be here and itís going to be a good thing for sure.


Man isn't Beckham the worst!
Thatís why for all the crap people try  
Dave on the UWS : 3/15/2018 4:26 pm : link
To dump on OBJ he IS a leader and well liked in the locker room. He makes dumb ass choices at times which reflect poorly on him.
That was great to read about OBJ.  
Ira : 3/15/2018 4:37 pm : link
For all the ridiculous things he ends up doing, he's a very good guy and a team guy, too.
Thanks Eric  
TMS : 3/15/2018 4:38 pm : link
Good stuff. AO will hook up with Snacks in the locker room and this defense could be special. Great attitude, the video I watched he has a LT quality about him when he is firing the team up to play FB. Every team team needs that .
Ogletree....  
OBJRoyal : 3/15/2018 5:57 pm : link
The fact that he wants to come in and be a leader on defense is a huge bonus for the Giants IMO. He wants to be a leader and make this defense great again!!
RE: That was great to read about OBJ.  
Breeze_94 : 3/15/2018 8:28 pm : link
In comment 13868040 Ira said:
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For all the ridiculous things he ends up doing, he's a very good guy and a team guy, too.


Love the fact that he was one of the first to reach out
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