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Transcript: Cornerback Deonte Banks

Eric from BBI : Admin : 7/28/2023 7:09 pm
Cornerback Deonte Banks

Q. How do you feel like your first couple of days of camp has gone? And if a rep hasn't gone well, how have you been able to quickly bounce back?

A: I'm just getting acclimated. It's only day three, and I've only had two practices, but I feel like I'm doing good. As far as the reps go, I've got short term memory so, 'next play mentality.'

Q. What's the biggest difference between a training camp practice with the Giants and any other training camp that you've ever done?

A: Probably how up-tempo it is (and) the speed of it. That's probably about it.

Q. Are you looking forward to the time that you get to see how you measure up against your teammate?

A: Right now, I'm just taking it a day at a time. I'm just ready to practice tonight.

Q. You mentioned the up-tempo pace of the camp so far, but this is the first time that you had full speed, 11-on-11 reps. What do you sense from the speed of the receivers that you've gone against so far?

A: Like you said, it's only been a small sample, so I haven't really gotten the hang of it. Like, I can't really speak on it too much.

Q. What are you working on specifically this camp? Where are you trying to get better?

A: Just my technique on the field, mainly.

Q. Is it tough for a receiver to beat you? Do you think you always can do the job and take care of things?

A: I feel like I can challenge anything. I can always hold my own.

Q. Do you like the challenge more than anything when it's one-on-one?

A: Yes sir. Of course.

Q. What's been the early feedback from Defensive Backs Coach Jerome Henderson and the other coaches?

A: They just told me to keep going.

Q. Have they told you anything that's stuck out so far?

A: No ma'am.

Q. You come in as a rookie and you get a big playbook. What is your process for learning a playbook?

A: First, I take notes. I take notes on my stuff and learn what I can learn from my position, and then I try to see the bigger picture, and see what everybody else is doing. Also, ask vets what they'd do or how they'd look at this or things like that.

Q. Has anything surprised you about how complex or deep the playbook is?

A: No sir. Not at all.

Q. What do you consider your greatest strength and your biggest weaknesses as you start your rookie year? What would you like to improve one?

A: Just trying to get my body acclimated and getting my mental acclimated to what's going on.

Q. Is there something that you feel like you really need to work on as a cornerback to be a top-level NFL player?

A: I'm just focused on getting better every day. I only can control what I can control.

Q. What can a defensive back work on in training camp to help create turnovers during the season?

A: Ball drills, getting on the jug (machine) and working on seeing the ball and catching it.

Q. In the team drills, are you conscious of the opportunities to create a turnover?

A: If you're in position, you're always just trying to make a play. It's the best that you can do.

Q. Do you think that that's a strength of yours?

A: I just try to be better every rep.
Not getting  
Bill in UT : 7/28/2023 7:17 pm : link
any headlines out of him, lol
SFGFNCGiantsFan : 7/28/2023 7:22 pm : link
I hope he isn't getting paid by the word.
I get the feeling that elite college players major in  
KeoweeFan : 7/28/2023 8:00 pm : link
Public Relations.
Each have their own style, but you'd think they have an earbud with a direct connection to Brian or Joe during an interview.
This is also a reflection of the "smart, disciplined" part of the team's selection process.
Veterans (e.g. Waller) are so well practiced they can be more expansive with their answers, without "stepping in it".
I just watched the video  
Darth Paul : 7/28/2023 11:35 pm : link
He was much more low-key than I expected. Seemed tired were uninterested. I'm not sure if either is true. I'm just looking at his body language.
He gives those arrogant, condescending reporters what they deserve  
HopePhil and Optimistic : 7/29/2023 2:41 am : link
Short answers to long questions. Polite but concise.

I love when he asks them to please repeat the question, with a “wtf are you talking about” look on his face.

I’m no ENT Doc but I wonder if his nasally voice could be due to a deviated septum. Listening to him makes Me feel out of breath.

Love the kid and can’t wait to see him go up against the best in the NFC East!
UberAlias : 7/29/2023 10:54 am : link
Love this kid. Just goes about his business.
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