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Thursday Media Transcript: CB DeAndre Baker

Eric from BBI : Admin : 9/19/2019 2:58 pm
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?
A: Yea

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.
Scary  
Andy in Boston : 9/19/2019 3:41 pm : link

Q: Do you feel like you have been able to show what you can do so far?
A: Yea
RE: Scary  
Pep22 : 9/19/2019 3:46 pm : link
In comment 14588341 Andy in Boston said:
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Q: Do you feel like you have been able to show what you can do so far?
A: Yea


I don't think the tone of this interview can in any way suggest he's satisfied with his play. I think he probably interpreted the question as "have you been given the chance".

It is ridiculously premature to throw around the BUST label (as many have) with a kid of his talent level, pedigree.
He is  
Giantophile : 9/19/2019 3:57 pm : link
TWO GAMES into his NFL career. To quote the great Mr. Freeze: Everybody, chill.
Too soon to call bust, but definitely concerning  
George from PA : 9/19/2019 4:01 pm : link
Combine that with his 40...he has a red flag....in my book.

The other two 1st rd picks have shown more promise
It's 'Yeah,' not 'Yea' (which sounds like  
Mr. Bungle : 9/19/2019 4:02 pm : link

"Just trying to help!"
It's 'Yeah,' not 'Yea' (which sounds like yay).  
Mr. Bungle : 9/19/2019 4:03 pm : link

"Just trying to help!" ;)
Georgia is going to beat Notre Dame on Saturday  
Jimmy Googs : 9/19/2019 4:12 pm : link
Baker will get pumped and get his game face on for Sunday...
Baker is a baller ...  
Bluesbreaker : 9/19/2019 4:14 pm : link
Give him some time few come out of the gate as a lock down
corner very tough position some of the most skilled
players are WR's . I am not worried at all but there
will be mistakes with any rookie CB .
RE: Too soon to call bust, but definitely concerning  
Giantology : 9/19/2019 4:21 pm : link
In comment 14588384 George from PA said:
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Combine that with his 40...he has a red flag....in my book.

The other two 1st rd picks have shown more promise


You are overly concerned about a rookie after two games on a defense where NO ONE is playing very well, communicating or executing on their assignments. That's a red flag in my book.
I will worry  
jvm52106 : 9/19/2019 4:25 pm : link
about it when it becomes obvious he doesn't learn and adapt to the Pro game. Mark Collins, one of my all-time favorite Giants, didn't come in and start right away and when he did play early on he was beaten a bit. IT takes time. Very few just step in an dominate.

PLus, when the QB can just stand back there it makes coverage that much harder.
RE: RE: Too soon to call bust, but definitely concerning  
BSIMatt : 9/19/2019 5:24 pm : link
In comment 14588413 Giantology said:
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In comment 14588384 George from PA said:


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Combine that with his 40...he has a red flag....in my book.

The other two 1st rd picks have shown more promise



You are overly concerned about a rookie after two games on a defense where NO ONE is playing very well, communicating or executing on their assignments. That's a red flag in my book.


Everyone in that secondary is playing below their standards, Jenkins, Haley, Bethea, Peppers...and Baker.
Giantology, you be you....  
George from PA : 9/19/2019 5:27 pm : link
1st round picks, especially ones we move up back into 1st....need to do well.....IF we ever want to get out of this

Suck, rinse, repeat cycle....we find ourselves.

It IS too early to call Baker a bust, and its also too early to call Lawrence and Jones not busts...

I loved the Lawrence pick and so far..so good.

The Jones picked caught me by surprise, but did not hate it either....it is wait and see...but so far....so good.

The 4.5 forty for Baker concerned me...GA defense was great, with a great DL....which also concerned me...and so far....he is still concerning me. What can I say? I hope he does better.
BSI Matt.....I hate the A. Bethea pick up....  
George from PA : 9/19/2019 5:38 pm : link
Why would this team need a 35 year old anyone...player/coach?

This team has needed a centerfield FS for years....his lack of range has forced Peppers away from line....which now, hurts the Giants in 2 areas.

Jenkins has played well outside of one or two passes.....which were probably more on the DL lack of pressure.

Haley is an UDFA, Baker is 1st rd pick that they moved up to get....Haley has exceeded expections...(expections totally different).We need Baker to step up.

The Giants missed on Apple...(I wanted Tunsil with gasmask and all)....i have generally loved both of DG's draft
Major red flag is bettcher`s player evaluation  
George from PA : 9/19/2019 5:48 pm : link
How do you go through entire preseason with Tae and Hamilton, as starters...to just demote after game 1? Shouldnt that be flushed out during preseason?

Thank goodness, for Connerly
Chucking Charlie?  
KingBlue : 9/20/2019 9:03 am : link
The Marlboro Man?
RE: Chucking Charlie?  
KingBlue : 9/20/2019 9:07 am : link
In comment 14589198 KingBlue said:
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The Marlboro Man?


This was in reply to George from PA post above :)
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