Punter Jamie Gillan
Jamie: To clear things up for you guys, there was no 'stuck in London' or anything like that. This is something that we knew we had to do for a while. I just had to get my passport, P1 Visa, extended to get back into the country. So, we did. Humongous thanks to the Giants' organization and Laurie Tisch for allowing that to happen, talking to the right people and the people at the U.S. Embassy. Fantastic people there. They were really helpful because those people were quite involved. We had a goal to get me back in two days and we did. We did it, so I'm back here.
Q: Did you know going in that it would take two days? It wasn't something you could take care of beforehand.
A: Unless I went back to the country myself.
Q: So, you had to be there to take care of it?
A: Yeah, that was kind of it. So, if we weren't going to London this year, I wouldn't have done that until after the season. But hey, it's what happened so it was fine.
Q: Did you spend any extra time with your family since you were there an extra couple of days?
A: I did yeah, it was great. I was able to use a gym there, I had my iPad with me to watch film and stuff of the game and our opponents. Then I was back on Wednesday.
Q: So, you got a mini two-day vacation basically?
A: Hmm. (Laughs)
Q: So, you just don't want to tell anybody else?
Q: You said Laurie Tisch, what did she do? What was her role?
A: That's a question for someone else higher up than me.
Q: Did you stay in London? Or did you go back home?
A: I stayed in London. I stayed in an Airbnb with my family. So, we got some food and hung out. Then we got on a plane at six o'clock last night.
Q: Was it awkward that you didn't get to fly home with the team?
A: I wish I would've been on the plane with my teammates but it's just how the cookie crumbles.
Q: Was there any concern that it actually might take longer?
Q: You kind of knew?
A: Yeah, we had all the right paperwork.
Q: So probably jetlagged right now, right?
A: I'll figure it out. Got some caffeine and stuff.
Q: What I mean is by Sunday you think you'll be totally feeling fine?
A: I will be totally fine.
Q: Were you aiming at the roof today? (Laughs)
A: Yeah (Laughs). No, it was great to be back.
Q: Did you do a pint count from the moment you left the stadium on Sunday until now?
A: I did not. Nope.