NYG Postgame (vs. Buccaneers) Transcripts: WR Odell Beckham Jr. -- November 18, 2018
Q: How much did the early offense help in the teamís win?
A: It started off with a big kick return, it put us in great field position. Corey (Coleman) did a phenomenal job getting us to the 40-yard line, 50-yard line and starting the drive from there instead of where weíve started some of our drives, inside our own 20. It just makes it tough. Itís different play calling when youíre back there, so weíve just done a good job in all three phases, putting ourselves in position to move the ball on offense, backing them up on defense, making them have long drives. We just started putting it together in all three phases or at least play better in all three phases.
Q: How much did the defense help the offense?
A: Itís just like that. The defense provides for the offense, offense provides for the defense. It gives you motivation to go out there and make plays. We see them get a pick, okay letís get a score for them and just keep it going.
Q: How did the ending go?
A: Weíve been in this position before and weíve come up on the short end multiple times. So thatís the good thing about this team, weíve been down to the wire, we know what it takes to pull these games out because weíve been on the opposite end, so itís helped us out a lot.
Q: Youíve talked about running the table, you got two and have six to go. Are you still thinking the same way?
A: Itís the same mentality every week. If the o-line is playing like that every single game, itís going to be hard. The goal is to win every game. So six games left, itís really only crazy until you do it.
Q: Do you think that prediction has inspired the team?
A: I donít know. I just know that weíre playing better and I just love to see these guys in here after the game with smiles on their faces. We just put it all together, so itís always a lot more fun when you win.
Q: How much confidence does it give you guys to be able to ice the game on offense two weeks in a row?
A: Like I said before, I think we always want to have the ball in our hands. Itís an uneasy feeling when youíre on the sideline watching the outcome of the game. You want to be able to put it away or whatever the case may be. Itís a hard thing to sit there and watch.
Q: Have you noticed a change in how Eli (Manning) has played?
A: Heís always going to be Eli Manning, in my opinion. The offensive line is doing a good job at giving him some time, heís striking them up. I donít even know if he had an incompletion today or whatever the case is, but weíre just playing better as a team.
Q: Do you see this offense being more versatile now that everybody is a part of it?
A: Weíre putting up more points, so weíre doing something right. Weíre taking steps in the right direction. All we can do is continue to do that and thatís really all we can do.
Q: Can you talk about your touchdown catch?
A: I just need it, I need it. I just wanted it bad, so I see it in my hands and he really tried to rip it out and I couldnít let it go.
Q: What went into the Warren Sapp tribute celebration?
A: I donít know. I heard Warren was talking bad about me or something. Somebody told me. I donít know what he said or anything like that, so I just had to give him a little love. When people hate on you, you have to give them a little love.