NYG Postgame (at Washington Football Team) Transcripts: S Jabrill Peppers
November 8, 2020
Q: How do you guys feel about solidifying the win with interceptions by yourself and Logan (Ryan)?
A: It’s always good when you close it out on defense. The game shouldn’t have been that close to begin with, we had a lot of bonehead plays that put us in that position. But at the end of the day, a W is a W, they all go in the same column. Just going to keep building off this, correct the tape tomorrow, and get ready for a big showdown against Philly.
Q: How tough is it to be in on a play where a quarterback gets hurt as severely as it appears for Kyle Allen?
A: You never want that to happen. We all have a pact in this league. Guys have come from different circumstances, guys have worked hard to get here, so you never want to see a guy go down like that. I prayed for him, I apologized to him. I definitely didn’t intend for that to happen. I’m trying to play hard and make a play for my team. I’m still praying for him, and I wish him a speedy recovery.
Q: How much of a confidence boost is it for you guys to get two stops at the end of this game and come away with the victory?
A: We knew we were capable of it. Like I’ve said the past couple of weeks, we just have to execute. Tonight we did a good job of executing in big moments, and we closed the game out. That’s all you can ask for.
Q: You said you apologized to Kyle (Allen). Were you whipping your leg around there to get a piece of him?
A: Everything happened so fast. I tried to bullrush the running back, but he got under me a little bit. I tried to spin out of it, it was a weird play. I didn’t intentionally try to leg whip him or whatever the penalty was. I was trying to play hard and get him on the ground.
Q: Your coach left Golden Tate off this trip for disciplinary reasons. How, as players, do you guys view a coach holding a player accountable like that?
A: We already addressed it. That’s in-house. We all understand.
Q: What was this week like for Logan (Ryan), and what were the emotions when he picked off that ball there?
A: I’m not married, so I can’t imagine what he was going through. To be honest, you wouldn’t even tell by the way he comes to work every day. He’s a leader, he has experience, and he’s hard on us. I watched the interview, and I didn’t even know. He didn’t talk about it with us. That’s just the way he is, he’s a pro’s pro. We pray for his family, and I’m happy for him to be able to end the game for us after such an emotional week. I can only imagine what he was going through.
Q: At the end of the game, you guys made some bonehead plays, like you said. Was there any “here we go again” since you guys have been through that so much this year?
A: No. I don’t know why you guys keep asking me that. That never crosses our mind. I believe we’re going to win every game. No matter what the score is until that final whistle blows. He (Joe Judge) just challenged us. We know what he expects from us, and we know the standard. He challenged us, and we stepped up to the challenge and closed out the game for him. That’s the type of coach Joe is, he’s going to get the best out of you one way or another.
Q: What does “challenge us” mean?
A: Close out the game. Stop the bleeding. That’s not how we play. We have to stop going up big and letting teams back in the game and fight our way to close the game out, when we could just play steady, even keel all the way through, play fundamentally sound, be great tacklers and execute. He challenged us to get back to playing like a Giants defense, and I think we did a good job of answering the bell.