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Post-Game Transcript: WR Sterling Shepard

Eric from BBI : Admin : 10/6/2019 6:44 pm
NYG Postgame (vs. Vikings) Transcripts: WR Sterling Shepard -- October 6, 2019

Q: What was your reaction when they called you off the field there?
A: I didnít really have a reaction. Just whatever they say for me to do and then go back out there.

Q: Do you physically feel fine coming out of this game?
A: Yeah.

Q: The Vikings have a pretty good defense. Did you guys have chances or what?
A: Yeah, we had some chances. We have to take advantage of them. (We need to) get in the film room and figure out exactly what it is that we did wrong, and try to correct them before the quick turnaround.

Q: You already had Saquon (Barkley) out, and then Wayne (Gallman) gets hurt. How much does that handcuff an offense when youíre now down to your third running back?
A: Itís next man up mentality. Thatís what we have here. Guys have to pick up where other guys left off. Thatís the bottom line.

Q: Does it though? Especially when youíre playing a defense like that, it canít help.
A: Well, if you donít have the number one running back in the league, obviously, there are some big play opportunities that he can make. But we donít have him, so that was the bottom line.

Q: Then obviously, Wayne went down, too.
A: Wayne as well. Yep.

Q: Did you feel that this was a case of near misses for yourself personally? Back of the end zone, you made a great catch but youíre out. Then you just missed that ball in the first quarter.
A: Yeah, I mean itís a game of inches. We saw that today. We have to correct some little things, but I think itís all things that are correctable. Weíll be alright.

Q: How close were you to the play in the first quarter when youíre diving around the 20, Jones threw it deep and you just missed it? Do you remember that one?
A: What?

Q: In the first quarter, it was a long pass and you made a dive for it.
A: Oh yeah. Yeah, it was a near miss.

Q: How about the play in the back of the end zone where you propelled yourself backwards? Did you think you had a chance on that one?
A: Yeah. For me, I feel like I should come up with that. Itís a tough catch, but I feel like I can make tough catches. Myself personally, I feel like I need to come up with those.

Q: That was the fourth quarter one youíre talking about, right?
A: Fourth quarter, yeah.

Q: How do you feel leaving here today? Do you feel like this was a game you guys could have won, or at least could have been closer?
A: Yeah. I mean, that was a great defense that we just faced. But we look at ourselves as a great offense. Like I said, itís a game of inches. You have to be sound in everything that you do. We have to get in the film room and figure out what we need to correct before this quick turnaround.

Q: Those two plays, do you think those are both plays you should have made?
A: Yeah.

Q: Neither was necessarily an easy play.
A: No, itís not an easy play. But you know what? I feel like I can make tough catches. I feel like thatís the reason why I play this game. I put that on myself.

Q: How different do you think the game could have been if you made one of those or both of those plays?
A: It could have been big. It could have been big for us.
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