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Monday Transcript: Running Back Devontae Booker

Eric from BBI : Admin : 1/5/2022 4:25 pm
Running Back Devontae Booker

Q: From a player standpoint, how did you interpret or how did you feel about (Head Coach) Joe Judge's postgame speech after your guys' lost yesterday?

A: To be honest, I didn't even really hear it. I know some of the players were talking about it today, but I didn't bother honing in on it and seeing what he had to say.

Q: What do you think of Judge's seemingly overall message that the team is playing hard and fully behind him and the program, even though you aren't getting the results?

A: Really, we just try to stay positive and go out there every week and try to get a win for the team and the coaches. Lately, we just haven't been doing so. It's really frustrating on us and I'm sure the coaches, but we've just still got to stay the path, finish this thing out and get a win this weekend.

Q: You mentioned that the players were talking about it, in what context? Were they talking about the content of it? The length of it?

A: No, it was just more so, 'you heard what Coach Judge said?' or whatever. It was stuff like that. Like I said, I was in the building only for a little bit today and was in and out. Really didn't pay attention to any of it.

Q: Also, Judge just told us that (Quarterback) Mike Glennon is going to need surgery, he's out and (Quarterback) Jake's (Fromm) probably going to start on Sunday. What does that mean for the offense? Obviously, you guys were struggling with quarterback production with Mike and now you go to Jake. What does that mean for the offense?

A: We've just really got to stay the course. Just this past game, Coach Judge was already talking about us going into the game run-heavy. We're only out there and trying to execute what the coaches call for us. Even when I'm in there, when my opportunity is given, I try to seize the moment. That's all we can really ask for at this point and do, is just try to execute the plays that are called.

Q: How would you describe the morale of the team right now during this difficult stretch?

A: I don't know. This season hasn't been going at all anyway that we all wanted it to go. I mean yeah, some players could be tired and ready for this thing to be over, but I can say we all kept a good focus, just try to go out there and do our job week-in and week-out. The main thing is just showing up. Guys are showing up and wanting to play week-in and week-out, and that's the only thing we can ask for at least, my teammates and the coaches is come, just show up and fight day-in and day-out.

Q: Compared to any other team that had a losing season that you've been on before, is your guys' locker room and team showing any more resolve or less resolve? How does it compare to other teams you've been on, being on Judge's team now versus those other clubs?

A: It's definitely been different, but we all had the same results. I haven't been to the playoffs yet since my six years here in the NFL. It can be frustrating and stuff at times, but when you know the season is going like this, you only revert back to one way, and that's just trying to finish the thing out strong. You only can control what we can control at this point. That's really just been my whole mindset through the whole downfall of our season. It's just finishing everything, finishing out strong, finishing every run, and just going out there and playing hard and competing. That's the only way I know.
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