Running Back Devontae Booker
Q: How is your hip?
A: It's great. Went back, got X-Rayed on it and everything was good.
Q: You laughed the other day when we said revenge game, not a bad revenge game for you.
A: Yeah, like I said, it was just going out there and having fun with these guys. Really, just like backyard football, talking smack to them and just running up and down the field. It was great.
Q: How do you feel right now and what did they tell you? Do you have to go get an MRI?
A: I feel great right now. I don't know anything about that right now at this point. As of right now, I feel great and just enjoy this bye week.
Q: What worked so well for you guys tonight because for a couple of minutes there you were the first 100-yard rusher you guys have had all year? What really clicked tonight for you guys?
A: Shoot, really just we knew what was at stake. We know we had a bye coming up, but we wanted to go out there and prove that we can run the ball on these guys, and we did that. Our line was blocking their ass off tonight. They were opening up holes for me to run through. We were just doing everything that we needed to do on the offensive side, whether that's running or passing to get this victory tonight.
Q: Were you able to watch what happened at the end both with (Fullback) Eli (Penny) and then the defense getting the turnover?
A: Yeah, I was actually out there on the field. I was waiting to go back in. Really, the last of the game part played out and I didn't go in.
Q: How aware were you of the 100 yards?
A: I wasn't really aware at all. I know one of our running back coaches said something about it at halftime and I didn't really pay attention to it. I look at all that stuff after the game. Really, you guys telling me I had 100 yards, that's pretty much the first time hearing it.
Q: Well, you didn't quite because you lost three on the last one.
A: Total, I guess I still had over 100, so it kind of makes up for it.
Q: What's it like watching your fullback run the ball like that at the end?
A: It's good. He's a hell of a player. He can do it all. He plays special teams. He plays fullback. He can play running back and he can catch out in the field. He can block. You've got everything in one. That's unique. Watching him finish out the game like that, it was critical.
Q: You guys went through a lot of adversity this week with all the testing and the Zoom meetings. Can you speak to what that showed about this group to come out and do what you guys did today?
A: We really just told ourselves all week to just stick with everything. Coaches and some players were out and like you said, we went through the adversity all week going through everybody testing. Me today, I've got to wear this mask because I'm vaccinated as well, but it just was really everybody going up in there and getting the stuff done. Zoom meetings, we being focused on everything. It can be hard sometimes because you don't know if some guys are on or watching or paying attention. Once we got done with the Zoom and came to practice, everything clicked, and we were on the same page.
Q: So you were a close contact? Is that right?
A: Yeah, with (Running Back) Gary (Brightwell) and (Running Backs) Coach (Burton) Burns from the game and stuff.
Q: Do you think these last two games have shown them that even when (Running Back) Saquon (Barkley) comes back, you need to have a role in the offense?
A: I'll leave that up to the coaches and whatever they decide, but as of right now I'm just going to enjoy this and come back from bye week and see what happens.
Q: How much of a relief is it that you're vaccinated and you were a close contact and that you weren't ruled out?
A: I mean, I don't know honestly. We try to keep everybody safe and what not. Basically, if I wasn't vaccinated and I was a close contact, then I'm pretty sure I wouldn't have been out like that. If I got tested and was negative the days, I would've still ended up playing. I guess that's how it works. I don't know.