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Transcript: Safety Xavier McKinney

Eric from BBI : Admin : 10/7/2022 6:34 pm
Safety Xavier McKinney

Q: How tired are you?

A: I'm fine. I got rest on the plane, so not too bad.

Q: How'd you guys look on the field today? You feel like you guys just crawled off an airplane?

A: It was tough before we got out there, but once we got to the field, got warmed up, I think everybody was fine. Plus, I think Dabs (Head Coach Brian Daboll) did a good job of taking care of us. Everything wasn't quite full speed, so it was a pretty good day for us.

Q: How are you going to avoid napping?

A: I'm going to London, so I'm not going to really nap or sleep really until I get back. I'm going to go enjoy the city, look around, go eat something good and do that.

Q: When you guys got here this morning, you guys walked down there for the first time on the field. Did you kind of take a moment to look around? How weird did it feel to be in that scene?

A: Even for meetings, we did a walk through, it just felt like we were in a movie. Everything looks super nice. Everything looks clean. It's just feels like we're in a movie. It feels fun. Obviously, I've never been here so I'm pretty excited. I know a lot of guys are too. A lot of guys haven't been here, it's their first time being here. So, it's definitely been fun so far.

Q: Any specific sights you're looking at when you go down to London today?

A: I have no clue. I don't even know what's down there. But I know there's a lot of fashion, so that's my lane. I'm going to be every place where there's clothes at – that's where I'm going to be at.

Q: How cool does it feel to have (Safety) Landon Collins back on the field with you?

A: It definitely feels good just to have a familiar face – a guy that I can relate to. A guy that's pretty much as far as football-wise, been at Bama (The University of Alabama), kind of been through the same things I've been through. It's definitely good to have him back. Obviously, he's a really great safety; he's going to be able to teach me, not only me but our group, a lot of things, a lot of wisdom that I'm sure he has. So, we're looking forward to it, and it's going to be fun.

Q: Talk about the challenges of going up against (Packers Quarterback) Aaron Rodgers on Sunday.

A: It's going to be a great challenge for us. Obviously, he's a Hall of Famer. He's one of the greatest quarterbacks to ever do it. Very dynamic. For us, we've just got to go out there and be ready to execute. It's definitely going to be fun being able to play against him, and obviously the guys around him are really good too. It's going to be a challenge for us as a defense and as a team. I think we know that. Just got to go out there and execute.

Q: Does he have a weakness?

A: I haven't seen one. Hopefully we'll try some things out. I haven't seen a lot.

Q: What kind of atmosphere do you expect Sunday at the stadium?

A: I heard that the atmosphere is pretty crazy. I heard it was sold out, so I know it's going to be pretty loud. I expect the stadium to be rocking. I expect it to be really fun for us. It's a different experience. So, I think it's going to be really fun.

Q: What do you think you guys have to do to beat the Packers on Sunday?

A: Just continue to play how we've been playing. Playing with each other, playing together, playing as a team. Just playing 60 minutes throughout the game. Going out there and executing. Doing what we do. We're just going to continue to do that. We're going to go into the game and try to come out victorious.

Q: Last Sunday when you left MetLife, did you think there was any chance you had both of your quarterbacks (Daniel Jones and Tyrod Taylor) in London with you? And what does that do for the team to know both of those guys made this trip?

A: I wasn't sure. I know when they both went down, obviously we all saw that, but I didn't know really what the situation was going to be that whole entire week. For us, we were just focused on the defensive things – making sure that we're prepared. Being able to have both of them out here is obviously what we want. We want them to be out here with us. We don't want to be without a quarterback. Definitely good for them to be out here, it obviously helps our team out a lot.

Q: As a Chelsea F.C. fan, are you going to get the chance to go see them?

A: So, I was planning on doing that. I think (Chelsea Midfielder) Mason Mount is supposed to be coming to the game. So, I'm going to meet up with them a little bit while I'm out here, at least if I have some time to do it. That's the plan.
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