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Friday Media Transcript: DL Coach Gary Emanuel

Eric from BBI : Admin : 11/30/2018 2:01 pm
Defensive Line Coach Gary Emanuel -- November 30, 2018

Q: We haven’t talked to you I don’t think since the Snacks (Damon Harrison) trade. How did that affect your group?
A: We’re happy with the guys we have on the team right now, we’re just moving forward.

Q: How much of that was the confidence you guys had in someone like Dalvin (Tomlinson) being able to step into that spot? What have you seen from him over the last few weeks?
A: Whenever you make a change, you always feel confident in the guys you have there in the program, so we feel very confident about Dalvin and Dalvin’s been doing a great job with doing the best he can do.

Q: Does it fit? Like is that his more natural position playing more of the nose?
A: Dalvin’s a good defensive lineman. He can play nose, he can play three technique. He just continues to work hard, continues to improve each day out.

Q: What are the skills that you see from him that make him a fit into the nose tackle spot?
A: Again, like I said, he’s a good defensive lineman, he plays the run, he does a good job with his hands there on the line of scrimmage, and he can hold the point of attack.

Q: You guys got a little bit of a glimpse of RJ McIntosh. What have you seen from him since he’s been healthy enough to be back?
A: RJ’s a guy who has worked hard to get himself back in shape to play football. He went out there and played and did his job. He plays well with his pad level, he plays well with his hands, he has decent feet, he’s a good athlete, so we expect some good things out of him.

Q: What’s the growth been like for him? How do you get him from a guy who’s just coming off the reserve list and then get him ready? How has that process gone? What was your involvement in that?
A: Once the medical people released him back to us, he just came out and practiced and continued to work on all phases of the game, working against the run, working with technique, working on his hands, working on his feet, working on pass rush and just continuing his work and improving each time out at practice and that showed in the game.
I wish they'd asked him some specifics about the PHI game...  
Dan in the Springs : 11/30/2018 2:27 pm : link
what was his evaluation of the DL during the fourth quarter? Any bright spots there? Specific areas of improvement? How can a coach get his DL better prepared to improve in those situations?

Clearly he doesn't like to share too much, but it looks like the press didn't really seem interested in digging into the weeds wrt the issues the defense has faced and how the DL is contributing to that.
RE: I wish they'd asked him some specifics about the PHI game...  
Eric from BBI : Admin : 11/30/2018 2:47 pm : link
In comment 14198591 Dan in the Springs said:
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what was his evaluation of the DL during the fourth quarter? Any bright spots there? Specific areas of improvement? How can a coach get his DL better prepared to improve in those situations?

Clearly he doesn't like to share too much, but it looks like the press didn't really seem interested in digging into the weeds wrt the issues the defense has faced and how the DL is contributing to that.


The Q&A sessions by the reporters this year have been lackluster as best.
Eric,  
Giant John : 11/30/2018 7:12 pm : link
Care to offer your thoughts on why the Q&A have been “lackluster”
It's crazy to me...  
Dan in the Springs : 11/30/2018 7:19 pm : link
the reaction following the loss was all about the offense. Complaints about the sitting of Barkley, the 3 passes and out. Hardly a word about the defense getting completely run over on defense.

Keeping in mind that the Giants ran 10 plays on offense in the third and 6 were runs, that the Giants only drive in the fourth was a long scoring drive that likely would have been a TD had it not been for a missed pass interference call.

Yes, the offense sucked in the second half. 3 points isn't enough.

But there just doesn't seem to be any analysis on defense. And the beats are right at the front on that - beating up on Shurmur for the offense, egging OBJ on about not attacking downfield, and not a word (TO THE DL COACH) about how the defense laid down for Philly in the fourth quarter.

Pretty pathetic imo.
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