NYG Postgame (vs. Redskins) Transcripts: LT Nate Solder -- October 28, 2018
Q: People seem to expect a a little bit more considering you were such a high profile free agent signing. Do you feel like youíve delivered on that?
A: Iím doing the best that I can.
Q: Spencer (Pulley) said to give up seven sacks was embarrassing. To give up seven from your vantage point, whatís your take on that?
A: I didnít know that was the case. I think weíve got to get the run game going. Thereís some other things we need to work at. If we could get that going, that would solve some other problems.
Q: Team-wise, what needs to change? Obviously no one is happy with 1-7. Itís not the effort, so what needs to change to get better results?
A: Youíre going to have to ask the coaches on that. My job is to play left tackle and do it the best that I can, and support my teammates.
Q: You are a captain, though, so Iím sure you want to see something change. You canít just keep doing the same things, right?
A: Score more points, win more games. Thatís what I would like to change.
Q: You mention the running game. How much as an offensive line would it help you if youíre not in as many third and tens, third and twelves, third and nines, things like that?
A: Yeah, when you stay ahead of the chains - when youíve got the ball and youíre moving backwards, thatís always a bad feeling. Weíve got to get the ball and move forwards and score points.
Q: To give up seven sacks for an offensive line, what does that tell you?
A: I donít know. Youíre caught on that. Thereís a lot of things in this game weíve got to get better.
Q: Going into the (bye week) and 1-7, where do you go from here?
A: I stick with the way that I believe to do it and that is to continue to improve, take one week at a time, do everything you can to prepare for that week, and build, and keep building throughout the course of the season.
Q: What do you need to improve on?
A: Like I said, we need to work on the run game, protections across the board, I think thereís a vast number of areas that if we could just solidify a little bit better, we could make huge improvement.
Q: Is it difficult to adjust to changes in the lineup?
A: Me and Will (Hernandez) have been playing next to each other and the center, all the guys that have played there have done a great job, so I donít know if thatís a direct factor. When people are called, theyíve got to perform, and I think theyíve done that for the most part.
Q: What do the coaches say to you guys? Coach Shurmur is a former offensive lineman, heís the head coach of the team. What does he say to you guys about the performance week after week?
A: Weíve got to keep working, weíve got to get better, weíve got to do the things that we havenít done better, and weíve got to improve. Weíve got to find a way to get it done.
Q: Whatís his style? Is he forceful? Is he more reserved, matter of fact? Does he rip into you guys?
A: Coach Shurmur is a great coach, Iíve got a ton of respect for him, and Iím looking forward to moving forward.
Q: Has it been an adjustment with the style of this offense compared to the Patriots, where the ball is out of (Tom Bradyís) hands pretty quickly?
A: Yeah, Iíve been learning and Iím so thankful for these coaches for showing me all kinds of different ways of doing it. Itís been an adjustment period for me and thatís great, I love it, and Iím excited about it.
Q: Is it literally like you have to hold your blocks considerably longer in this offense?
A: I donít know about that. Weíve been in situations where weíve had to hold the ball longer.