Cornerback Adoree' Jackson
Q: I'm wondering what's going through your head yesterday when fans it seemed like started pouring out of the stadium at halftime and they were booing you guys throughout the game? I'm just wondering when you're going through that what do you think about all that?
A: Obviously, us not performing well goes to them booing, so we don't want that to happen. We just have to go out there and execute better and play better. We're obviously just as frustrated as them, but at the end of the day we're going out there and trying to compete.
Q: Have you had much experience with getting booed at home? Did it happen much in Tennessee? What is it like for an athlete to experience that at your home stadium?
A: I feel like – obviously I think the feeling of that is wanting to just do better and succeed and find a way to – obviously, you don't want to get booed, especially not at home. But to eliminate that, get back in the lab and just keep grinding until things turn out the way you want to. You don't really want to get booed, but at the end of the day, we aren't doing anything to not get booed, so we've just got to change that.
Q: Maybe we've all seen too many movies, fans, media, but the fan base wants somebody to do something dramatic, right? Like flip a table or something and show how angry they are. Maybe that has happened in the locker room, but if it hasn't, does that stuff really work? Like somebody tossing a locker, flipping a table, does that stuff work or is that stuff real athletes like yourself would laugh at if somebody did that?
A: I mean everybody expresses their frustrations in different ways, you know what I'm saying? If somebody wants to do that, I don't think anybody would look at them different. They're probably feeling the same way, but just didn't express it that way. You see an athlete or anybody doing something like that, and you've been in the position and you've been frustrated, you can understand and feel their pain.
Q: (Head Coach) Joe (Judge) said he kind of challenged you guys yesterday at half time to see who was still going to play hard in the second half. I was wondering when you went back and watched what you thought of the effort in the second half, even when you guys were kind of down big?
A: Yeah, a couple of us were in there today watching the film. For us, that's what he talked about, just trying to compete, and seeing the efforts that we're making or that we've made trying to stop them on drives to get our offense the ball back. It just didn't turn out and go that way. But I don't ever question the lack of the effort or competing that we're doing. I felt like we did that for the full 60 minutes.
Q: What is the defense doing wrong? I know you guys are probably searching for answers just like everybody else, but it's been such a big fall between last year and this year from what is primarily the same group.
A: I just feel like we show glimpses of doing things well and just not being consistent in stringing them along. It's just one of those things that is frustrating trying to figure out how to get better and how to do better and challenge ourselves each week. From that aspect, you just try to be consistent and work on it through practice and keep working on it and having that mentality.
Q: What do you think you can do more of to make more of a difference – you personally?
A: I would say just getting my hands on the ball more and be more consistent at it in that aspect. I feel like when opportunities or plays are presented to themselves when they come my way, make the most of them. I feel like for me, that's what I could do better and be better at.
Q: On the fourth down touchdown, that short one to (Rams Wide Receiver Cooper) Kupp, is that on you for not getting over there? Is that a hard play to make because you're colliding because of the rub route there? How do you interpret how that play went?
A: I put that on me and that's how I'm going to interpret it. I could've done better, been more a little bit outside, do more on my leverage or do certain things better. So I mean, that's obviously going to go on me. It was my fault on that one.
Q: I just wanted to follow up on that. Not specific to that one touchdown, but it seemed like rub routes as a whole gave the secondary a problem yesterday. Is that something that's been happening a lot and we just noticed it yesterday? Because the other touchdown with (Cornerback James) Bradberry and (Safety Julian) Love comes to mind, too. What's they key there with rub routes and how do you guys stop them?
A: For us, just going in and communicating. Just having awareness and just communicating and understanding what teams are trying to do now to us. That just comes with seeing it, understanding it, and then trying to implement it throughout practice, so we can work on it and be more efficient.