CB DeAndre Baker -- August 13, 2019
Q: How long do you think you might be out?
A: Itís a day to day injury.
Q: Have you had something like this before?
A: No, not before.
Q: So it wasnít scary at all?
A: No, I was all positive about it.
Q: When a defensive back feels a tweak in his legs or his knees, does that kind of give you trepidation or make you a little nervous?
A: No, I was positive about it the whole time.
Q: Are you a good watcher? Or is it hard for you to sit and watch practice?
A: No, Iím a good watcher. I still can learn mentally without getting out there and getting reps.
Q: Whatíd you think of your first game, your first preseason game?
A: I think I played well, thereís a few things I can improve on, but I played well overall.
Q: What did you think of the flag for pass interference?
A: No comment. *Laughter
Q: Is there anything you could do different on that play, or is it different in college, maybe theyíre looking for that a little more? Or is it something where guys told you to be a little more careful?
A: I probably could have turned around and intercepted it, but I didnít, soÖ
Q: Was the main thing just the one arm? Holding the one arm down.
A: Iím not sure; I havenít asked the ref.
Q: They say for rookies every snap is vital, even in practice. Are concerned that if you miss a few days, youíll fall behind a little bit?
A: No, not really. Iím getting the mental reps, so itís kind of the same thing.
Q: When you look at the play that Corey (Ballentine) was called for interference after the replay. Does that make you more hesitant because you sit there and say, ďwow, if they call that, thatís crazy?
A: Oh yeah, I didnít agree with that one, that one was crazy.
Q: Itís a new world, isnít it?
Q: What does it mean to you that they have so much confidence in you that they put you basically immediately in with the 1ís and theyíre counting on you to play a significant role right away?
A: You know, itís cool. I just try to go out there and do whatever the team needs me to do.
Whatever I can do to help the team, I just go out there and do it.
Q: What are your expectations as a rookie? To be a rookie cornerback in this league and try to be successful right away?
A: Just go out there and compete, thatís all I try to do. Just go out there and compete.
Q: Have you started looking at some of the receivers that youíre going to face in the regular season? How do you approach that?
A: Not yet, I havenít looked at it yet. I might get on it soon though.
Q: Is it hard for you to most likely watch this next preseason game?
A: Not really. No, Iíll be good.
Q: Are you still feeling discomfort or are you 100%?
A: No, Iím good.
Q: So youíll be ready for Dallas?
A: Definitely, Iíll be ready