ILB Alec Ogletree
August 14, 2018
Joint Practice with Detroit
Q: You were very business-like out there. None of that extra-curricular stuff or anything?
A: No, I thought we had a good day of practice. You got two teams that seem to know how to practice together and to be able to do that (inaudible) so we didnít have any extra stuff going on.
Q: Is there a little more jacked up intensity though going against another team instead of your own guys?
A: Yeah, the competiveness definitely gets going a little bit more, but I thought both teams had a good day, hard work and weíre hoping to do the same thing tomorrow, so Iím looking forward to it.
Q: What have you learned about this defense in these live settings, in the preseason game and now here?
A: Most of it is just working on communication and from the DC (Defensive Coordinator) to me relaying it to the players and vice versa. When you get into a live situation you tend to find out what you need to work on and stuff like that. I feel like mostly the work that we got out of it was pretty much good communication, as far as the defense goes.
Q: Howís Curtis Riley doing with the communication right now?
A: Heís doing well. Like I said, thereís a lot of communication that goes on in this defense. Linebackers are talking to the safeties and safeties are talking to the linebackers and vice versa. It works hand and hand, all the safeties are doing well. In particular, Curtis is doing really well.
Q: When you look in front of you, itís not always a 3-4. How does that work for you guys figuring out the responsibilities?
A: Weíre a 3-4 team, thatís our base defense, a 3-4. We go to sub and now you have four d-linemen instead of all five guys down on the line. It varies in the personnel the offense gives us and the type of defense we want to play. It takes a lot of communication knowing which personnel is on the field and what kind of plays you want to call.
Q: The Giants have been mostly a 4-3 team in the past. Whether itís 3-4 or 2-5, you guys are doing a lot more things. Does that throw an additional curveball at the offense? Is that the idea behind changing all the time?
A:† It varies, like you said. Just depends on the personnel they give us and for us itís just which guys you feel comfortable putting on the field to go against us. It definitely helps us as far as the change up, for sure.