NYG Postgame (at Jets) Transcripts: S Jabrill Peppers -- November 10, 2019
Q: Defensively how would you assess how you guys played out there?
A: We lost, so it doesnít matter.
Q: You gave up 27 (points) to an offense that had been struggling, do you consider that unacceptable?
A: Yes, sir.
Q: We see you giving it your all every play, is everyone on this team doing that in your estimation?
A: I would like to say so.
Q: Whatís the mindset of this team right now?
A: We have a bye week coming up. We have to get in there watch the tape and get it corrected and come back strong.
Q: What are your thoughts on the possibility that there could be coaching changes?
A: I just worry about what I can control. We all know this league is a business and winning is everything in this league. When you donít win, everything starts to look different. Iím worried about going out there each and every week and putting the best football I can on tape, do whatever I can to help my team win.
Q: Did you feel like there was enough urgency on the field today?
A: Iíd like to think so.
Q: This was the third straight week you went into the fourth quarter with a chance to win, you got outscored 10-0 in the fourth quarter. Why canít this team finish?
A: We just arenít making enough plays. We have to score on defense, they did. They did last week; we have to match that to help our rookie quarterback out.
Q: Seemed like Sam (Darnold) made things happen when things broke down, is that what you saw?
A: Absolutely, I definitely tip my hat to Sam. He did what he had to do.
Q: You have been on winning teams before, what are the qualities that winning teams have that you are missing?
A: Execution on every play, thatís really all it comes down to, who executes the best.
Q: Are you guys embarrassed by this loss?
Q: Why is that?
A: Weíve lost six straight. We felt like we had a good week of practice, itís disappointing. It doesnít feel good, definitely embarrassing. We have a bye week to get ourselves together, regroup and come out strong.
Q: You lost to a team that was 1-7 that just lost to the Dolphins, does that play into it?
A: Anybody can get beat on any given Sunday. Itís not about who the best team is, or who has the best talent on the roster. Itís about who executes the best on Sunday and every game day. If you donít do a good job of executing on game days youíre not going to win many ballgames.
Q: Is there a chance that after the bye week you have to guard against guys not giving max effort?
A: At the end of the day you play for the name on your jersey and the name on the back of your jersey. We are all prideful guys, Iím not worried about guys checking out. We have a much needed bye week, rest some guys up, get some guys healthy and we are going to come out of this thing like we want to and thatís ready to play some damn football.
Q: What would you tell fans who are fed up and donít see any progress?
A: We are fed up too. At the end of the day, everybody can feel how they feel, we are going to go back to the drawing board, put together a good two weeks of work and come out of this bye week ready to go.
Q: Do you think the players only meeting you guys had a couple weeks ago didnít change anything?
A: I wouldnít say that.
Q: What do you think it changed?
A: I donít know what kind of question you are asking me.
Q: What is any different than before the meeting?
A: Weíre still losing.
Q: Thereís talk that even though there has been six straight losses this team is headed in the right direction. Are there any signs that to see that would say thatís the case?
A: Every game I feel like has been decided by a couple plays. You never know when those plays are going to come up. We have to do a better job protecting the ball, getting more turnovers. I think thatís where weíre at right now, we just have to execute, make more plays, take the ball away.
Q: Do you still believe in the message from the coaches on the defensive side of the ball?
A: I bought in. I donít care about how you guys feel, we are going to get this thing turned around. In my NFL careers I have been through some rough times, this isnít half as bad as some of the things I have been through. Itís just New York and the franchise that is accustomed to winning and accustomed to playing that type of football. We are going to get back to that.
Q: What makes this feel different than what you went through there (Cleveland)?
A: It just is, the whole atmosphere. It just is.