CB Eli Apple
September 19, 2018
Q: Are you practicing today?
A: No, I wonít be practicing. Just off to the side trying to take it day-by-day.
Q: How bad is it (groin)? Do you expect to practice or play this week?
A: Just taking it day-by-day. Iím going to know a lot more after today.
Q: How does it feel compared to Sunday?
A: Kind of still feels the same a little bit, but like I said, Iím going to know more after practice.
Q: Is it tight and painful? How would you describe how it feels?
A: Yeah, itís a little tight, a little pain. Just got to take it day-by-day.
Q: You were playing well. How frustrating is it to have that happen in the course of a game?
A: Yeah, itís very frustrating. You want to stay out there and help your team as much as you can. I think I was just getting in a groove too, and a rhythm. Itís definitely unfortunate I had to come out, but itís about getting back and bouncing back from it.
Q: With the team being 0-2, how do you manage the importance of you being on the field, versus taking time to recover from your injury?
A: Just got to be smart. Got to take it day-by-day, and listen to the coaches, the trainers, listen to your body, and come back stronger.
Q: Was the (injury) on any particular play? Or was just something that got worse as the game went on?
A: It kind of just wore on me as the game went on, and kind of got real sore, and just was something that was definitely hurting me at the time and hampering me from running my full speed.
Q: It was pretty noticeable the Cowboys knew you were out and went after BW Webb.
A: I think they still ran their offense. I donít think it was anything like that.
Q: Is this a frustrating feeling to have this happen after playing so well the duration of the game?
A: Iím not frustrated, itís just about getting back stronger and taking it day-by-day.
Q: Have you learned anything about your head coach and how heís handled a 0-2 start?
A: Heís a great head coach. Heís just super positive. Just telling us itís about taking it one day at a time at practice, and getting better. Thatís one thing we know. If we can just take care of the little things in practice, we can definitely make a big improvement on game days.
Q: Has it been the same even-keeled approach the same way he was in the summer? Is there no real change in him after the start?
A: Heís staying solid and telling us letís go get it in practice, and be solid in practice.