NYG Postgame (vs. Eagles) Transcripts: CB James Bradberry
November 15, 2020
Q: Have you ever been on a defense that didn’t allow a third down conversion in a game? And when you do that, what does that mean about how well you controlled an offense’s ability to move the ball?
A: I don’t think so. I can’t remember the past four years if we had a team convert a whole lot on us on third down or not, but third down is a critical part of the game. We pride ourselves on trying to get off the field on third down and we were able to do that today and execute.
Q: This is two weeks in a row that you guys have come up with big stops at the end of games to win games. Talk about how big that is for your confidence and what’s led to that.
A: I think it was huge this game just because we all know how last game went when we played those guys. We knew we had to start fast and we had to finish the game, and that’s what we did. We were able to execute at the end and finish off the game, so it was a huge achievement for us.
Q: Were you surprised they went your way on that fourth down late in the game? And secondly, do you feel like this defense is really starting to build something based on what you’ve done the last couple of weeks?
A: I definitely think we’re headed in the right direction. We can improve in a few areas, but we’re definitely in a good position right now going into the bye week. And then, am I surprised they came my way? Not really, because I was on the boundary side, the single receiver side, and usually on fourth down most teams go in man, so that single receiver side’s got action.
Q: You guys are 3-7, but obviously with the way the division, you’re right in the mix heading into the bye week. How would you describe the feeling of the team heading into this bye week?
A: Our confidence is high, but we also know that there’s room for improvement. We’re going to enjoy this bye week and then we’re going to take it week by week when we get back.
Q: What’s the significance to you of the fact that you are now right in the division race with just a few more weeks to go?
A: I think for us as a team, we just can’t get too far ahead. We’ve got to take it week by week. I know in the past when I played on certain teams, if we looked too far ahead, we messed up on those certain games that we were overlooking. So just lock in each week and then just play ball and execute when it’s time to play.