C David Baas Transcript

Posted Aug 4, 2011

Check out what Giants C David Baas said in this afternoon's press conference.

Q: How do you see yourself fitting in on the offensive line?

A: We have been unable to participate the last couple days so I just have to get my head into the books and transfer over what I know from other playbooks, get the calls down and just make sure that I can do as much as I can to prepare myself so that when I do get out there on the field, it is a smooth transition. Of course, it is going to be little things here and there that I am going to have to be able to correct but that takes a little bit of time and practicing it with the guys.

Q: What really transfers from one playbook to another?

A: A lot. It depends on what system you are in. It doesn’t take that long especially once you start seeing it. I was glad that we were able to come out here and watch practice and you are like ‘oh yes, that one was like that.’ That was good because if we were stuck inside, it would make it a lot harder.

Q: Do you think the New York Giants style of offensive line fits you?

A: Yes. Absolutely.

Q: Is there a different side of you once you are on the field?

A: I get out on the field and it is definitely a different mentality. You have to be that way in order to have success.

Q: Have you been frustrated not being able to play?

A: Absolutely. You want to be out there with your teammates getting that gel, timing and cadences and all those different things. You want to be able to do that but you understand that they have to finish what they have to finish to get us out there. You have to have all the rules down to be safe and you understand that, but you do want to be out there. You hate watching from the sideline.