CB DeAndre Baker -- September 19, 2019
Q: You were playing off man in the first half, was that your decision, or the way they coach schematically to line up like that?
A: Everything is schematically.
Q: In the second half you were much closer to the line of scrimmage, is that where you are more comfortable?
A: Itís adjustments, thatís what we did, just adjust to the speed of the game.
Q: It seemed like your play improved, is it because you are more comfortable playing closer to the line of scrimmage?
A: Yea, thatís what it was.
Q: After the first two weeks, how eager are you to get back out there?
A: Yea, Iím ready to get out there and compete and go out with the team and try to get a W.
Q: Do you feel like your confidence is lacking?
A: Not at all
Q: Watching you before the season, I would have never thought that would be a question for you?
A: Itís still not a question.
Q: Why are you confident that things that have gone wrong, will go right?
A: I know what I am capable of.
Q: What have you seen on tape from the Bucs receivers?
A: They have good receivers that make great catches. We just have to compete and make plays on the ball.
Q: How eager are you to show people what you think of yourself, so they can start thinking that too?
A: I just want to go out there and do whatever it takes to get a W. Whatever it takes, thatís all.
Q: Do you feel like you have been able to show what you can do so far?
Q: Coach Bettcher said that collectively behind the scenes, you guys have talked about being on the same page with things you need to do, how has that helped both veterans, rookies and everybody in between focus and move forward?
A: When the whole defense is on the same page, everybody plays faster and makes more plays. It all comes together for the better.
Q: Did that start at halftime last week?
A: I would say yes, we played better the second half definitely.
Q: Can you see a silver lining in the defense having a difficult time to start the season, so you can repair what does need to be repaired?
A: Things havenít been going our way, there are a lot of areas we can improve on, so every day we are working on them. We have our best football ahead of us. Once we get into it and get everything going we can play some good football.
Q: How much do you feel like you have a grasp on what you are being asked to do?
A: I feel like itís not a complex defense at all. Everybody knows what their assignments are, we just have to execute and be on the same page. The other teams have schemes too, to beat our defense. We just have to make sure we are on the same page and make plays. Itís not complex.
Q: Are you surprised you got off to a slow start?
A: We just have to get in tune to the game and be perfect ASAP. I just have to work my way into it.