CB Isaac Yiadom
November 27, 2020
Q: I just want to know after getting an opportunity early in the season and then taking a step back, and now being the regular starter on the outside again, what do you think you’ve done better in this second opportunity? How much more have you grown in that role compared to maybe early in the year when you got here so late in camp?
A: When I got here after they completed camp, I don’t blame that. I think I caught up to the playbook pretty fast. The coaches got me up to speed. When we changed with Ryan Lewis playing a little bit, it didn’t really affect me too much. I was just trying to stay ready to play. I was working on my craft, whether I was doing scout team reps or just watching them and seeing what JB (James Bradberry) and Ryan Lewis were doing, trying to build my game off of their corrections. I’ve just been doing the same thing since day one I got here, just working hard and trying to be the best version of me. Then once my chance is called, staying ready.
Q: Let’s talk a little bit about this matchup specifically. I know Logan Ryan and Coach Judge both called this maybe the best receiving group in the NFL. Do you see it that way? Because I don’t think a lot of people think of the Bengals trio that way.
A: I think a lot of people do see it like that. They have three guys who can be number ones on basically any team in the NFL. We’re preparing like it. They’re a good group of guys, so we have to make sure we’re on our stuff.
Q: How much does that help a young quarterback? Obviously, you guys are going to face either (Brandon) Allen or (Ryan) Finley. There are probably a lot of things you could do to a young quarterback, but do those receivers take the pressure off him?
A: Yeah, I played with Brandon Allen last year in Denver. He’s a good dude. He’s a good player. He can make all the throws. We’re preparing like he’s the starter and he can make all the throws, like I said. We just need to go out there and not care who’s at quarterback, just do our job.
Q: Does that make you like the most important man on the defense who can tell the other 10 guys about your ex-teammate, Brandon Allen?
A: Man, all I know from him is just when he was on the practice squad with us. That’s all I really know. Like I told a couple of my teammates, he can make all the throws. We’re not taking him lightly.
Q: Going back to how late you were acquired here, this was such a crazy situation this season. Guys deciding whether to play, opt out, whatever. Then you decide you’re going to play, then you get traded after camp is over to another team. You have to travel to another city. Just wondering how much of that uncertainty was jarring and how quickly you kind of got settled with it all?
A: After that night after I got traded, I was kind of really passed that. It didn’t take me too long to process it. But I was excited to come here and be a Giant. I knew I was coming in to a good situation where I’d be able to play, help this team. I’m excited to be here.