Cornerback Adoree' Jackson
Q: Have you talked to (Seahawks safety Julian) Love lately?
A: I talked to him, what was it, two games ago. I talked to him, yeah.
Q: Do you think he's going to be spilling the beans to the Seahawks about what you guys do?
A: I hope not, but then again at the same time that's the team he's with and at the end of the day he's going to do what he needs to do for them to get the best chance to win. As a person, knowing, playing with him, I hope he wouldn't but at the end of the day that's his new team, that's who his loyalty is with so I'm just excited to see him and play.
Q: What do you look at this defense and pinpoint what's your primary concern, why haven't you played up to I'm sure what your own standards are?
A: Just execution and doing our job, that's pretty much what it boils down to and comes down to. Just tighten it up in the week of work and just going after, like I said the smaller pictures of doing your job, executing, alignment, assignment, and technique and just go from there.
Q: When you blitz as much as you do and then you hear two sacks and zero takeaways, how much do those two numbers hurt knowing how much you guys, it's your intent to go pressure. How much does hearing those numbers hurt right now?
A: I wouldn't say they hurt, it's one of those things where we know it's still early, we keep going, keep clicking, keep just coming with the same intention, the same mentality and just trying to improve as well, we know those things will come. Obviously, we want more turnovers or more sacks, but with this being so early you just never know how this league turns. Like I said, we were 7-2 and we didn't have too many sacks or too many turnovers like that really. We know that things are going to change, we know that this league is every Sunday, so we know things will change in our favor.
Q: Do you look at last week and say that's a perfect example of that, the Cardinals beat the Cowboys. There were upsets last weeks…
A: I did see that game, but they are a good team. When I say any given Sunday, any team in this league can win. You just never know what'll happen, you never know what you may get on that Sunday, Thursday, Monday, even Saturday's when they play games. I don't see teams as being underdogs, really, because I feel like anything can happen. Even when you get to the playoffs, a wild card team or whatever it may be can beat the number one team. An instance when I was in Tennessee, we went down there to Baltimore, and they were the number one seed and knocked them out. I don't really look at being an underdog as a thing.
Q. What's the most difficult part of being a part of a defense that does blitz a lot? Does it put a lot of pressure on defensive backs? What is the pressure like for you guys when you blitz a lot?
A: I think the benefit of blitzing a lot is you know what to expect. I don't really think of it as – you know you're blitzing; you know the ball might come out or however it may be, you know what to expect. At the end of the day just line up doing your job. Just doing your one-eleventh. So, I don't see it as pressure and if it's pressure, I mean that's what you're expected of and people expect things from you, and that's a good thing.
Q. How hard is it to work on tackling in season? Is it something you think you can really even work on?
A: I feel like just wrapping up, thudding up. Good angles to the ball, 11 hats to the ball, just the little things – effort, running to the ball, angles, thudding up and wrapping up.
Q. You say effort. Why do you even have to say that at this point? Do you think that hasn't always been there? Or is that part of why you guys have struggled tackling?
A: No, I just think 11 hats running to the ball, effort is just something that everybody does. Regardless of what may happen, 11 hats to the ball, effort, I don't think of it as a bad think, I'd say. Just do it. It's one of those things, you just get it done.
Q. When you look at this defense, you've given up 98 points. Do you sit there and say we've played a couple of the best offenses in the league? Or do you say we've got to be a lot better?
A: No, I just sit there and try to be better, do better. Regardless of who the opponent is it's always faceless, nameless opponent. Just got to go out there and just have to do better, execute better.
Q. Do you care what the public perception is about you? You've obviously played two primetime games; the entire nation has seen you lose those by 58 points. I think I heard on the Monday night broadcast the other day, they were just like, 'the Giants, they are struggling badly.' Does that resonate with you? Does that mean anything to any of the guys in here?
A: No, I don't think so. I know for me, it doesn't really bother me, doesn't really get under my skin at all.
Q. Why not?
A: Why not? Just don't. I really don't care about other people's perception, other people's thoughts, really. Anybody's perceptions, thoughts and expectations can't compare to what I have, or we have of ourselves so what anybody else says – I don't want to say it doesn't matter, everybody's opinion is valid and they've got a right to it but for us in here, it doesn't really bother us.