NYG Postgame (vs. Redskins) Transcripts: S Landon Collins -- October 28, 2018
Q: What did you think of the defense? Youíre down three starters with two trades and obviously Alec (Ogletree) not out there. What did you think of the defenseís performance today?
A: Defensively we try to hold them as much as possible. We didnít do a good enough job to hold them off. Weíre scoring, getting points, and getting opportunity to get our offense back the ball by doing that and they outscored us, so we didnít do a pretty good job.
Q: Feels like kind of a similar scenario that happens a lot where you guys play pretty well for three quarters, the offense struggles, a few big plays burn you in the fourth. Does it kind of almost feel like these games are repeating themselves?
A: Are the games repeating themselves?
Q: Do these games feel pretty similar to you just the way theyíre going?
A: Every game is different. Weíre going in with a different mindset, different aspect of the game and how weíre going to take it on and that doing so it donít feel like a repeat thing. It just Ė sometimes you get the better end of the stick, sometimes you donít.
Q: I know you hadnít envisioned the season going like this, but the bye coming up, what are looking forward to in the bye?
A: Just clear our heads. Honestly, we figure out what weíre getting beat on and try to go in the bye and fix them and have it in the back of our minds like alright, we got to come back and get right.
Q: You get the fumble there, seems like a spark and then youíre back out on the field about two minutes later playing defense again. How big of a turnaround did you think that was going to be and how disappointing was it that it wasnít?
A: Every turnover you think is going to be a different (inaudible) and I thought it was going to be big, but stuff happens. They got a good defense over there, theyíre doing a great job over there with their defensive coordinator and their guys that they have over there and they got the stops.
Q: What was your reaction to Eli (Apple) and Snacks (Damon Harrison) getting traded?
A: Itís big to me. I miss them guys. I love them to death, thatís my brothers, but I canít control what upstairs do.
Q: Is that kind of a sign you guys are rebuilding and looking towards the future you think?
A: Just a sign of what they want to do. I canít answer that question really. Itís just the guys they want, thatís how they kind of look at it. Thatís it.
Q: Youíre not signed obviously for next year. Do you worry at all that there could be more trades, you might be included in them at all?
A: Iím just playing it day-by-day. I love the Giants, they love me. You never know, itís a business, so whatever happens, happens.
Q: This team is in a long-term rebuild. Does that affect the decisions that you might make in free agency?
A: We have to see when we get there.
Q: Whatís it like to be 1-7 for the second straight year?
A: What is it like? Donít like it. Itís awful. Itís a hard feeling.
Q: How surprised are you that you find yourself in this position again?
A: How surprised? Very surprised.
Q: Sorry I wasnít here in the beginning. Iím sure you were asked about the forced fumble and the recovery, but in that moment when you get the ball loose and you see OV (Olivier Vernon) running, do you think this is finally going to turn for us?
A: Yeah, I thought it was going to turnover the leaf. Every turnover is a momentum change. Itís big for us and when we get the ball and do stuff like that, you definitely feel the change of momentum goes to the other team and youíre like alright, we can get this going here. It can happen.
Q: I donít know if you were asked this already, but did the trade of such big names off your defense indicate to you that the focus was going to be taken off this season and onto the long term? Like kind of giving up on the now for the future kind of thing?
A: No. Our mindset of what the coaches and what theyíre telling us, weíre looking to win each and every game. Weíre going into it with a great mindset, saying weíre going to win this, we prepare well, we prepare great and we just try to figure out how weíre going to win the game and once we do that Ė but no, for us to be like saying itís rebuilding year, weíre not looking at it like that.