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Transcript: Running Back Devontae Booker

Eric from BBI : Admin : 10/14/2021 7:49 pm
Running Back Devontae Booker

Q: What have the last couple of weeks been like for you? You went from healthy scratch to now you're the guy, for this week at least.

A: I just prepare every week as myself being the guy and just being out there to play and help this team. Nothing changed for me, obviously, it's just going out there and just being prepared for my opportunity.

Q: This is why you were brought here because (Running Back) Saquon (Barkley) went down so you could step in…

A: Even if he wasn't in this situation right now, I would go out there and be prepared for my opportunities and help do whatever I can to help this team win.

Q: How did you feel after the game?

A: I felt good. It was a tough loss, but overall, I feel good and can't wait for this week.

Q: How did you feel when you heard the news of (Former Raiders Head Coach) Jon Gruden?

A: I don't know, honestly. I heard it and I just felt like I don't think that was him, just me personally. I don't think that was him as a person and everything. I was only there with him a year, but that's just my take on it. Everybody else can do whatever or say whatever about him, but I didn't get that from him when I was there.

Q: Did you enjoy playing for him?

A: Absolutely. He gave me an opportunity there. I probably wouldn't be here right now without the opportunity he gave me.

Q: Have you spoken to any of your former teammates?

A: I haven't.

Q: What do you want to accomplish on Sunday? This will be you carrying the load, and it's hard to say if you'll get another chance this year. What do you want to show everybody on this team? What do you want to show?

A: Really, I just want to be out there and help this team win. There's no way else we can put it. We've been losing from the beginning, we went 0-3, won against New Orleans, lost last week, so it's up and down. Really at this point we just, everybody as a whole, wants to win. Just me being out there doing what I need to do, running and pass catching and stuff like that, pass blocking. All the stuff on my end would help the team win.

Q: Are you a better running back now than you were before you got here?

A: I'm the same person. I'm the same running back (that I was) when I was coming out of college and everything. It's just you get put in the certain systems and guys come in and you get mixed around, but that's just the way this business is and it's just continuing to motivate me.

Q: What's the key to igniting a spark in this run game for the Giants?

A: We've just got to get on guys and really just play our ball. There's no other way to put it. Just go out there and execute the plays that are being called and run hard and play hard.

Q: How did (Quarterback) Daniel (Jones) look out there today?

A: Daniel looked really good. Daniel is a smart guy, he goes out there, works his butt off every day and does what he needs to do.

Q: Were you surprised or disappointed that you didn't get to play for Gruden again this year?

A: Not at all. Like I said, at the end of the day it's a business and I had to come here.
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