Cornerback James Bradberry
August 17, 2021
Q: (Wide Receiver) David Sills (V), he’s had a pretty strong camp. What’s it like playing against him and what do you see from him?
A: I see a crafty receiver. He’s been around the league for a minute now, so he knows some crafty moves that most receivers don't know. So, I see a crafty guy. He’s a good guy to go against for me.
Q: How much are you looking forward to facing (Browns Wide Receiver) Odell (Beckham Jr.) this week?
A: I'm looking forward to facing the entire Browns team. You got some good receivers other than Odell: (Browns Wide Receiver) Jarvis Landry, (Browns Wide Receiver Rashard) Higgins, (Browns Wide Receiver) Donovan Peoples (Jones), so they got some good receivers all across the board that I'm ready to go against.
Q: How much did it impact what the Giants’ defense could do last year that you never really settled on a cornerback opposite you? It just seemed like whoever was playing opposite you changed every week.
A: I don't think it affected our game plan too much because we're going to do what we do. I leave that up to (Assistant Head Coach/Defensive Coordinator) Coach (Patrick) Graham anyway. I just go out there and execute my assignment.
Q: Now having (Cornerback) Adoree’ (Jackson) cemented into that role, how does that change things? Do you expect more throws your way? Does it help you in any way? You get different cornerbacks, but you know who's opposite here.
A: Of course. He's a great cornerback to compete against on the other side. He's going to make plays, and it's going to drive me to make more plays, so I'm looking forward to it.
Q: You've been popping up on these Top 100 lists. What does that mean to you, and then what do you think people are finally realizing?
A: It's pretty cool. I used to watch that show when I was in college a lot during the summer when it would come on, so it's pretty cool to see my name come up on there. Like you said in the question, I've been under the radar. I guess people haven't really noticed me or whatnot, but that's cool with me, too. I just want to play good ball.
Q: When it’s something that your teammates or peers around the league are voting on, as opposed to the crowd cycle, the media, or what have you, does that mean a little bit more that people on the field are seeing that?
A: Oh yeah, it feels good that my counterparts are witnessing what I do. (Bills Cornerback) Tre’(Davious) White mentioned that I watch a lot of film, which I actually do, so it's good to see a peer of mine recognize the work that I put in.
Q: Obviously you had a great year, but how much of your recognition do you think has to do with being here? Like, you’re a free agent and you chose the biggest city in America. Not everybody would do that. How much do you think it has to do with the New York spotlight?
A: I definitely think it has something to do with it. Of course, we play on TV more. This is the New York Football Giants, a lot of people recognize this logo and whatnot, so I think it has something to do with it.
Q: So, should we take credit for that then because we're all the media here hyping you up?
A: Sure. I’ll give you all some credit. Say no more, sure.