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Best of Giants Media Hour (8/8)



Trumaine McBride**

Q: Do you anticipate a little more fire, a little more chippiness in Cincinnati? I know the coaches want things controlled, they don't want any trouble. Do you worry about that?
A: I'm not worried, but I know that guys are going to be fired up. It's going to be real chippy because we're not teammates. So once you step on the field, you have to look at it like it's a game.

Q: How much or what specifically do you think it will do to help you guys be able to get away from camp for a week and face some other people?
A: I think it's just more of a mindset. When you're here practicing with your guys every day, you know certain things you can do, certain things you can't do. You get used to going against the wide outs or you get used to going against the same linemen. So just having to see different faces, different techniques, different guys, will help us in the long run.

Q: As far as the corner competition is going, that depth chart is very tight, how do you feel you're doing right now?
A: I have the same mind frame every year. For me, I have to make the team. They could have me one on the depth chart, two on the depth chart—my mind frame every year is, "Trumaine, you have to make the team first."

Q: Did something happen with your right hand (he was wearing a wrap over a glove)?
A: No, no, no. I'm getting a mold put on for it.

Q: You're focusing mostly on that nickel spot right now, right?
A: Correct.

Q: How do you see that competition? You've played outside here, but what's it like to be focused on that spot?
A: It's good for me because, like you said, I've played outside here. So just me being at nickel helps me to focus and just learn all the little details of the nickel spot.

Q: How has Victor Cruz looked, you're up against him a lot?
A: Right. He's good. He's fast, quick still, hands still there, so he's the same.

Q: Is it hard with inexperienced safeties because at corner, the safeties get the calls to you. Is that a lot of an adjustment to get used to?
A: I mean, it's not really hard because I think, overall, just being a corner, you have to know what to do anyway. So whether you have a vet back there or whether you have a rookie, it's on us to know our jobs.

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