S Jabrill Peppers -- September 11, 2019
Q: Josh Allen is a guy who seems to perform better against the blitz versus when he has a clean pocket and when he doesnít face pressure Ė why do you think that is, and how much more difficult does that make it to defend the quarterback?
A: I canít really say why that is. I just do know, when we induce some pressure, we have to mix up the looks and make sure we get home.
Q: He likes to throw it downfield, though, he has a big arm. But on the flipside of that, does that create some opportunities for you guys for some interceptions or big plays?
A: Definitely. He throws the ball in a tight window because he has such fantastic arm strength. I think that will definitely give us a couple opportunities to get our hands on the ball.
Q: Do you go into the game thinking that there are more opportunities than usual to do that?
A: You go into every game like that.
Q: What have you seen from some of your younger teammates about how they respond to busted coverages?
A: We got in here, and we corrected it. Today is going to be our first real work day, so Iíll have more of a gauge on that, see how the preparation changes, how do we prioritize things. At the end of the day, everybody had a hand in a lot of those coverages, so we all just have to be on one accord, overcommunicate, and make sure that doesnít happen again.
Q: Did that take you by surprise? You donít think things are going to go perfect the first game, but that there were so many big plays back there? Did that throw you for a loop?
A: I wouldnít say it threw me for a loop, but it definitely was a shock.
Q; How important is this game for you guys even though itís a Week 2 game?
A: Every game is important. Especially coming off a loss, you want to play the next game as fast as possible to get a chance to rinse that bad taste out of your mouth. Itís a home game, the first one of the year, so itís definitely a big game for us.
Q: How much does the fact that you want to show that first game isnít what you guys are factor into it? To prove to people, Ďhey, thatís not what this season is going to be likeí?
A: No matter what I say, you just go out there, and what we put on tape I can tell you about it, but we have to go out there and execute.
Q: Whatís your confidence level like in some of these young guys and how they will be able to rebound?
A: I am definitely extremely confident. I think we have the right group of guysó smart guys who are going to play fast. We just have to do it a little bit extra this week. Sometimes you have to see it for yourself in order to make the proper changes. I was one of those guys, so I have the utmost confidence in those guys and that they are going to rebound and come out here and play big.