Outside Linebacker Kayvon Thibodeaux
Q: How are you feeling?
A: Pretty good, pretty good. I've been rehabbing. It's day to day right now. I've just been working, trying to get better to get back in shape and get it going.
Q: Do you think you'll play on Sunday?
A: I don't know. Right now, it's day to day. It could really go either way. We're just waiting to see where it is when the time comes.
Q: How hard will it be not to play, if you don't?
A: Now you've got to accept however we go. We're a team and (Head Coach Brian Daboll) Dabs is the person who harps on next play, next man up. So just giving in any way I can, realizing that if I am not able to play, if I'm there, then I have to be engaged and I have to help my team – contribute to the win.
Q: Do you feel like you got enough out of training camp to be ready? Obviously, you would have liked to have the extra two weeks.
A: Yeah, I feel like it's the consistent growth – there's never enough. Actually, I'll say no, because there is never enough. There's never enough time in the day, there's never enough time to practice. As long as I continue to take every day and continue to take the little moments to get better, I'll be good.
Q: You were running though, and everything is fine with the knee?
A: I'm doing a lot better. Continuous rehab and we just continue to push forward.
Q: Is there some kind of movement that you need to see where you feel that you're actually feeling healthy?
A: I've just got to be able to practice. If you don't practice, you don't play. Me just being able to get out there, get some work and do everything that I need to do the time I need to get my job done.
Q: Does it put anything extra on you or (Outside Linebacker) Azeez (Ojulari) that you're both down? Does that make one of you guys press to get back?
A: I feel like we're both pressed to get back because we both love the sport, and we want to get back. This is the NFL, we have a room full of guys who can get the job done, we have a room full of guys who are actually superstars. Supporting them and then also trying to get back and doing everything we can to get better.
Q: What did you think of the play? Did you think that was a dirty block?
A: I try not to think about the past. I talked to him, and I'm not really worried about it, we're moving forward trying to get better and make sure you play with good technique. It's football, it's a 100% injury rate. You've got to just be ready to recover when your time comes and be ready to be smart in different situations.
Q: How big of a sigh of relief was it for you when you got the diagnosis?
A: It wasn't really a sigh. My knee was hurting, don't get me wrong, so it wasn't really a sigh. It was just, this is what the results are, and I've got to go make a play, I've got to go make things happen, bounce back.
Q: Did you realize it would get as much attention when you shrugged the cart off and told the cart you were walking?
A: Attention from me walking?
Q: From us but yeah, of you walking off…
A: Or just the world? The hit?
Q: People seeing that you just basically said…
A: God is good, man. When you believe and you walk through His faith – I sat there and was hurting for a minute, but He gave me the strength to get up and walk it off, so I wasn't going to look crazy going off, I've got to go off like a 'G.'
Q: Do you know what you said in that moment? Did you see the GIF?
A: I saw him, he saw me and then next thing you know it was like I locked eyes with him and then he cut me. That was it.
Q: Did you see the thing going around of your face?
A: I mean, everything was going around. I don't know what wasn't going around. Memes and stuff are funny.