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Post-Game Transcript: Kicker Graham Gano

Eric from BBI : Admin : 10/24/2021 7:13 pm
Kicker Graham Gano

Q: How'd that feel for you?

A: I've had this game circled since the schedule came out. I knew they were coming here and I was excited about it. Obviously, I have awesome memories there, but at the end of the day, I'm a New York Giant and that win feels really, really good.

Q: Did you have any idea today that you broke set a record for 50-yard field goals?

A: People say it coming in, so I hear it, but I went up to the guys and congratulated them because obviously it takes a lot more than me out there on the field kicking those balls. I congratulated those guys and just moved onto the next field goal.

Q: How much did you guys need this win?

A: I think as a team we've been as confident as ever and I'm not just saying that. We've got great guys in the locker room. I know the record is not what we want it to be, but we control what we can control. We come to work every day putting in the work and we've got a great group of guys on the team, and the hard work paid off.

Q: What it's like learning the winds in this stadium?

A: I don't think you can learn the winds in this stadium. It's tricky, but our practice fields are the same way, so we get to kick in that weekly and it prepares us well for playing well in that stadium.

Q: Last week the fans were booing and leaving early. Did you take notice that today was kind of the opposite?

A: We've got to play better, and we've got to earn the right to get cheered. That's just the way it is, and we understand that. We showed up today and balled out.

Q: It looked like you mixed it up a little bit on the opening kickoff.

A: Yeah. The play was over. I guess I've got to put some weight on me to be able to not get picked on like that, but it's just part of football.

Q: What did you think of (Quarterback) Daniel's (Jones) catch?

A: That was awesome. I'm not surprised, the guy's an athlete. One-handed – you called it a one-handed catch, right? It was awesome. Got to get a still shot of that and get it signed. (laughs)

Q: Was he bragging about it a little bit himself?

A: No, I didn't hear him brag about it at all. DJ's the man.

Q: I know you were an outsider for a few years and you come here. Does his athleticism surprise you at all?

A: Danny's? No, not at all. He's an unbelievable athlete. I'm sure you guys see it on all the long runs he breaks. I saw some stat last year that he had one of the highest speeds on a run by a quarterback. None of that surprises me. He comes to work every day and works his butt off, so none of his athleticism or his gifts, his God-given ability, surprises me.

Q: Before you came here, did you know that?

A: I'd definitely seen it and made me realize it.

Q: You and (Cornerback) James (Bradberry) both had big games today. Did you guys talk about that at all?

A: We said before the game, let's go have a good one. Obviously, we were both there, but we love being here, we love wearing this uniform and there's no real looking back on the past. We're just focused on the present.

Q: With such a successful game, is there anything you want to work on moving forward?

A: There's always things to work on. I'm sure I'll look at film and see things. Got to hit my first kickoff better. I'm a perfectionist at the end of the day and I just want to help the team win games, so there's always things to work on.

Q: I saw the video from your kids today. Did they put a little pressure on you?

A: I haven't seen it. I've had people tell me about it, but I've had them kicking in the backyard, so one day they might take my job. (laughs)

Q: Their form looked pretty good.

A: It did? Nice. They made the field goal?

Q: Yeah.

A: That's what matters. (laughs)

Q: Did it feel good to win big today against that team?

A: Yeah. At the end of the day, it always feels good to win. It doesn't matter how you win – by a point or a lot of points. At the end of the day, winning is what matters.
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