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Postgame Quotes: Coach Joe Judge, RB Saquon Barkley, DB Logan Ryan, LB Lorenzo Carter, QB Jake Fromm

Head Coach Joe Judge

Opening Statement: Obviously, we didn't do enough to have success today on the field. You've got to give credit to that team. Obviously, they played better, made plays when they had to. There were some things that we could do in the game better to give us a better chance. Ultimately, it wasn't good enough. I'm proud of the team for things they've done and fought through and stayed together as a team this year. Ultimately, it's not good enough. The fans deserve better. It doesn't meet our expectations as a program. It's not going to be acceptable and the things we have to correct we're going to start on immediately going forward in the future and start on next season. That being said, I'll answer any questions you may have.

Q: How confident are you that you're going to have the opportunity to do that moving forward?

A: I'm not going to worry about these hypotheticals right now. I appreciate it. I understand it's going to be the question of the day. Just understand that it falls under my baseline answer of hypotheticals.

Q: Can you explain those QB sneaks you guys ran?

A: We were backed up. Had a shot at the play-action to get the ball out in the flat. We've got to make the throw and hit the guy right there. (Fullback) Eli (Penny) was open there. It would've been a good shot coming off the goal line there to get us some yardage and get us some space. Ultimately, we were backed up, I wanted to get room. We were going to push it on forward. I wasn't going to live through what happened last week in Chicago, so we're going to give ourselves room for the punt. We did that, we gave ourselves room for the punt. We protected it, we covered well. We played the field position situation I wanted to play. We held them on the next drive and that's the way we want to go ahead and play that. Do we want to do that all the time we're backed up? No, but that was a situation that with where we were we wanted to make sure that the things that we had an issue with last week in Chicago was not going to repeat itself.

Q: You talk a lot about having faith in your players. Do you feel like that shows faith though?

A: I think it shows faith in the fact that I knew we were going to cover the kick and then play defense right there. In the situation of what it was, that's how I wanted to play right there.

Q: You said you're going to get to work immediately on fixing things. What's at the top of the list?

A: There's a number of things, there's a number of things. Obviously, we have to have better offensive production. We'll go through the evaluation process and get into that. There's a number of other things on the list, as well. I'm not going to go through a full diagnosis. I don't think it takes much thinking to go ahead and list the offensive production as an obvious thing we've got to correct immediately around here.

Q: On your first possession on fourth-and-one, you ran a vertical play as opposed to going up the gut. Their linebacker came through unblocked. Was it just that they had a good defensive play or was it something that you thought you saw in the scheme?

A: There was something we saw on tape in terms of how those defensive ends had played in those situations, in terms of taking it, in some success modes with similar plays against these guys. They made a better play, they got us right there. Obviously, we adjusted and we don't want to have that happen again. Just start working more vertical.

Q: On that (Wide Receiver Kenny) Golladay vertical, what happened there? It looked like (Quarterback Jake) Fromm had him and Golladay misjudged that or something. What did you see on that vertical play?

A: From what I saw, just threw it outside of his reach. A little outside of his reach.

Q: When do you expect to sit down with (Giants President and Chief Executive Officer) John Mara and have a conversation about the state of things and the typical end of season conversation?

A: It'll definitely be this week. I'll keep that between us internally in terms of when something's scheduled.

Q: How far away or close do you think this team is to being competitive?

A: I made a statement last week and when I talk to you guys, I tell you the truth. I told you last week that I know we're closer than we are further away. I'll leave it at that. I know the targets of things we have to fix. We have to get moving in the right direction. I talked last week at length, which I'm sure everybody here has listened to several times by now, about the things that are going in the right direction in this program. We have to build on those things. And the things we have to fix, we have to fix immediately. That's just the nature of what it's going to be.

Q: The team lost six straight games. Is it a relief to get the season over so you can start to move forward and try to build this?

A: The funny thing about this is there's only one team every year no matter what the results are that has a happy ending to their season. That's just the reality of it. When you get into the stretch of the season, it's a long season, it's a grinding season. You build relationships and you go through all the grind with a lot of players that you really build and support and really rely on each other. At the end of anything like this, I don't think there's ever for any of the other 31 teams any feeling of relief to be done. I know for me personally it doesn't matter what the situation is – we're playing last year, we're playing for a different situation. The teams I've been a part of in the past, and you're playing to keep advancing and get to the final whatever it may be – but this year is really no different. Mentally, you're always trying to stretch it out. When you walk in every week, you're thinking, 'Okay, this could be my last opportunity to coach a guy on a Wednesday, a Thursday, a Friday.' You're trying to extend those things, trying to make sure you don't waste those opportunities. Personally, that's how I feel. It's how I've felt in every postseason game I've ever played, last year's finale, including this year. You look at guys and there are a lot of guys that you know are not under contract. There's a business element to this. You don't have a crystal ball and know exactly what the future holds. You look at those guys that you obviously have strong ties to and bonds to and you try to soak up every second you get with those guys. You want to see them have success. You want to make sure you do everything you can to give them an opportunity to get their hard work rewarded. That's a big part of it. To me, as I've been taught before, it's always a crash landing except for one team.

Q: Was there any more pressure coaching today's game? Was that a more difficult game given the stakes, your job, other jobs on the line?

A: Again, I don't get into all the hypotheticals. My focus all week was on Washington. My focus was on our players. I owe it to them, I owe it to the organization not to get distracted by outside noise. That's the reality of what it is. You're in the National Football League, it's high stakes, every game is important. Every game is important. It's important to play the first game the same as the last game. We talk all the time about playing every play the same regardless of situation or circumstance. We always take that approach, we take that attitude. I talk to you guys all the time, you want to know what rollercoaster we ride, but we don't do that. We stay right here as an organization and as a team. We came in every week, whether it was Monday or a situation they came in on Wednesday. We get after the tape and we keep it to what are the facts, what's on tape, what's the truth? What did we do well that we have to build on? What are things that we have to improve on? That's really our focus going forward right now. Look back at the season, what are things that we did well? What are things we can build on? What are things we have to improve on? Obviously, you start with what you have to improve on. You narrow that down, you attack it with a plan of how you're going to make that better, you map out how you're going to go down the course of that action and then you go ahead and identify, from what we're going to build on, how do we tie that in while we're adjusting things we have to make better.

Q: (Washington Head Coach) Ron Rivera said that he was upset by something that you said last week.

A: You can talk to Ron about that. You can talk to Ron about that. I've talked to Ron myself. We talked on the field. You can ask him about that.

Q: What did you tell him on the field about that? Did you try to clarify it when you were on the field with Ron?

A: No. I'll keep anything that I said to Ron between me and Ron. That's the way I am with everybody.

Q: What have you learned after two years here as a head coach, what you expected versus what the reality has turned into?

A: A whole lot. A whole lot and this is probably a better answer for a later time. I could tell you – I'm not going to go into a diagnosis of everything, but last year there were a number of things that I learned of how to do on the job. There are a lot of things you learn of how to go ahead and operate within it. Probably this year, some of the things I learned are a lot more of what not to do. Some of it was things that I was involved in or something that I observed, but there were a lot of things this year that – obviously, the results aren't what we wanted, so while there are a number of things that I learned of how to do it, there's also a number of things I've learned of that will never happen again. There's a list of things that are just tattooed. You touch a hot plate, you learn it's hot. You're not going to touch that thing again. There's a number of things that I've gotten from this year that I absolutely understand. Sometimes, the more valuable lesson is you learn what you can't do again or what you can't allow to happen again. I file everything. I file everything in terms of what I learn. Everything is an experience, everything is a lesson. The important thing with what happens, any lesson you learn, is that you move forward with it and make the right decisions going forward with the information that you gathered.

Q: We saw (Senior Vice President and General Manager) Dave (Gettleman) taking pictures with his family before the game. It's not really a secret that there's probably going to be a change at GM. How does that impact you from where you stand?

A: Again, I'm not going to get into any hypotheticals. I'll let Dave speak for Dave. I'll let Dave speak for Dave.

Q: It was actually on this date two years ago that you were introduced as head coach and you laid out your vision of where you thought you guys were going to go. Do you feel two years later that you have to defend the progress that you guys have made or at least the progress that you see?

A: In terms of two years to the date or anything, I don't really get too sentimental about anything like that. But in terms of defending, no. I'm not in a mode of defending anything. I'm more in the mode of looking at what's the truth, what's the reality and where are we at. To get where we want to go, what do we have to improve on immediately? That's really the mode I'm in, sit on down, lay out the plan. I'm the harshest self-critic I could be. Before I get to anybody else, any player or any other coach, I always start with myself. What could I have done better? What am I not doing well enough that I have to adjust? I always start with that and then I have to look externally at what else has to be adjusted, what else has to be fixed? As we go through this process, we've got to make sure we make all the necessary adjustments. Obviously, the fans deserve better than what we gave them this year. Our team deserves better than what we accomplished this year. I have much higher expectations as a team. I'm never going to compromise or negotiate on that. My expectations are what they are. As I've said a number of times, I'm very proud of a lot of things our team has done through a lot of adversity this year. There's a lot of circumstances they've handled without blinking. I'm very proud of that. I'm very proud of that. Ultimately, it wasn't good enough. My focus right now is already on next season immediately and changing everything we have to, making every necessary adjustment so we come out here next year and we play the type of football that we have the exact results that we want to have as an organization.

Q: How much does that mean overhauling the offense?

A: I'm not going to get into any specifics right now in terms of hypotheticals. I've already identified the obvious critical first need would be to improve our offensive production. It wasn't good enough.

Running Back Saquon Barkley

Q: Any thoughts about summing up the season?

A: Obviously, the season didn't go the way that we wanted. I just want to give credit to a lot guys in the locker room, especially guys that had to step up and play a different role that was probably not expected in the beginning of the year. Those guys in the locker room came to work every single day, worked their tails off and, obviously, the result wasn't what we wanted it to be. Really proud of those guys in the locker room.

Q: What has to change so that you don't walk off the field at the end of next season with the same feeling of disappointment?

A: I really don't believe on speaking off emotions. I like to sit down, digest and think about it before I just go out there and answer. I think I can answer that question better in a week or two for you.

Q: How would you feel if a coaching change was made?

A: That's above me. I don't make those decisions. I spoke in the past how I feel about (Head Coach Joe) Judge. I think a lot of guys came out on the team and spoke how they feel about Judge. So, I'm going to leave it at that.

Q: What message did it send to the offense when on third-and-9 you're running a quarterback sneak?

A: As an offense, you've got to just go up there and execute the play that's called. We just went out there and tried to do our job.

Q: Did it bother you as one of the guys who could make a play there that they didn't even try something with one of you?

A: No, like I said, as an offense, it's our job to go out there and execute the plays and that's the play that was called. We don't make those decisions. There's a reason why that play is called. We just try to execute it as best we can.

Q: What do you as players think since there's likely going to be significant changes here whether it's a different general manager, coach, players coming out of the season and going into next year?

A: I don't know. That's above me. I get paid to come here and run a football and be a football player. I don't make those decisions, so I don't know all those decisions, all those kinds of hypothetical situations that we're talking about that I can't give you guys an honest answer about. Like I said, obviously the season didn't go the way we would like it, but we have a lot of guys in the locker room that stepped up and played big roles for us and worked our butts off all year.

Q: You said that you don't want to let your emotions speak, but with all that you went through and to get back on the field and have this type of season, does it hurt?

A: Does it hurt? I don't know if I'd use that word. Obviously, I probably expected a better season for myself. Just as an individual, you want to be better for your team, you want to be better. It just didn't go that way. Had a little bit more adversity and little stuff down the road that kind of set me off. The results may not have been what I wanted them to be, but I had to endure the process and go through the process and fight through that. I know that that's going to make me a better player in the future. I know you guys are going to have your opinions. Everyone's going to have their opinions about the season I had, but like I said, I know the type of player I am, the type of player I'm going to be, I know the work ethic that I'm going to have in this offseason and get my body back into the shape that I need it to be in the position I need to be to go out there and be the player that I know I am.

Q: I know you don't like using this excuse, but now that the season is over, what were you dealing with your ankle and how much was that something that held you back somewhat?

A: It doesn't matter. Everyone's dealing with something. Everyone's banged up, it's the National Football League, Week 18. Some people are going to the playoffs and playing hopefully three or four more weeks, whatever team ends up doing that. So, can't look at it like that. Yes, my ankle was a little setback, it was, but it is what it is.

Q: Does it need to be addressed this offseason?

A: No, nothing that I think that needs to be addressed. I don't believe that at all. Just something that, like you said, time. Sometimes your body just needs time to relax and breath and when stuff like that happens through the NFL season, you don't really get that time. That's what it is.

Q: Injury wise, are you going to or are you already re-evaluating how you train in the offseason to stay healthy? Or is football just football and injuries happen?

A: I mean, go back to the basics. I could train a little different this offseason than I did last season just with rehabbing. You're rehabbing a whole new reconstruction, so that's different training, so I don't have to do that training. I'm not going to change my training, I'm going to get back to hitting the weights, hitting heavy, being explosive, getting back to the type of running regimen that I like to do and get myself ready for season.

Q: How much time are you going to take off?

A: That's a good question. I told the trainers one week and they laughed at me and told me I needed to take a little bit more time than that, so. Just got to trust the trainers, we have an unbelievable strength staff here and unbelievable trainers outside the building that I work with personally. Probably this week, going to sit down and develop a game plan about what I'm going to do to get my body right.

Q: (Defensive Back) Logan Ryan talked about the team faced a lot of adversity this season, you talked about adversity. With what you saw with a lot of younger players, are you happy with the way that they dealt with it?

A: Yeah, very happy. If you're going to find a silver lining or something within this season is the way that these guys responded. Banged up, having to step up no matter what, win, loss, draw. That Wednesday, that Thursday, that Friday was the same. That's all you can ask from the guys. As a leader, as being part of the team, that's all you can ask for those guys. The results weren't the way we wanted it to be, but tip my hats off to a lot of those guys whether it's young guys like, not necessarily young, but stepping up, a (Wide Receiver) David Sills (V) or a (Wide Receiver Alex) Bachman, or it's superstars like (Defensive Lineman Leonard Williams) Leo who's going through adversity too and still out there fighting every single day throughout practice and trying his best to get the job done. That's all you can ask for and like I said, I think I said earlier in the week, the results weren't what we wanted it to be this season, but that's the type of people you want in your locker room that's going to help in the future and is going help us get to where we need to get. It's guys that care about each other, guys that care about winning and guys that care about going through the process to get the results right.

Defensive Back Logan Ryan

Q: How do you sum up this season right now?

A: Adversity. In terms of adversity this season, for sure. I don't think it met many peoples' expectations, not mine. I don't know, I haven't had time to recap it yet. I'm sure tomorrow, whenever we have another press conference, I'll have more thoughts on that. I really was just focused on that game. Just a lot of adversity and see how we handled it and see how we handle it going forward.

Q: Back in August, was it hard to think you'd be sitting here in January at 4-13?

A: No, I don't think anyone thought that. Definitely was not the expectation. Didn't go our way – for not getting it done, for a lot of reasons, it didn't go our way. Obviously, in my career I haven't been in this position before, I've spoken on that. That's a good thing, but I'm learning the other side of it now. I'm learning the other side of the spectrum and trying to get some meaning in between. I've been in Super Bowls years ago, who cares? Now, playing a game out of playoff contention, it's different. I think at least it gives me perspective on both sides of it and I think a lot to learn from this season.

Q: I don't think you have much experience with this, but does this feel like a team where a coaching change could be made? Does this feel unsettling or unsettled to you right now, this situation?

A: I mean, the one thing I know about the league is there's always changes. There's always changes, it's inevitable in this league. The roster is going to change. That was the last game we played together with those players, with my teammates collectively. I'm not going to speak on anything that I don't know about. I don't think anyone could predict that, but I know that there will be change because there's always change on rosters and guys like that, so it's always tough. Some guys played their last game in the NFL today, that's always tough. Nothing's guaranteed in this league, so just grateful for the opportunity to take the field with these guys. Didn't get the reward at all this year, but some guys and most of the guys put in a lot of work this year. Unfortunate it didn't go our way, but that's just how it goes sometimes.

Q: What do you think as a defensive player when you see your offense running QB sneaks from the three-yard line, third-and-eight?

A: I mean, the game is built on field position. At the end of the day, it's built on field position and if they felt like they wanted space to punt, that happens, to flip the field and play good defense. Regardless, however the offense is playing, it's just the margin of error for the defense goes up or down. How well the defense is playing gives the offense more margin for error. There have been teams that have won with dominant defense and mediocre offense, and we just weren't dominant enough to win that way this year. Obviously, with the injuries that we've had on this team, especially on offense, that they weren't going to be the highest-scoring offense this year. When you lose your quarterback, you lose a lot of your skill players, you lose half your O-line, you're not going to have that production that you might have predicted. But I saw the Jacksonville Jaguars carry their team to an AFC Championship. I've seen it happen. You've just got to find a way to win. I felt like we didn't get a good rhythm and find a good way to win fast enough this year, and obviously with everything going on, COVID and injuries and whatever they may be that everyone is dealing with around the league, we just didn't get our rhythm and didn't find our way to win soon enough this year.

Q: They had the lead 12-7 and then they came down and scored on you. What did you see in their offense and what did they do?

A: That was the worst part of the day, in my opinion. Offense gave us an opportunity to make it a game there. Schematically, they just stretched and cut back on us. Until I watch the film, I don't know why or how or what it may have been, but I just think schematically they have some scheme runs that were able to stretch and cut back. (Washington Running Back Antonio) Gibson is a good runner and he was just able to stretch out our defense and cut back, get downhill. We don't want to have vertical seams in our run defense. That's not what we're looking for, but until I watch the film, I'm not going to know why or how. I just think it was a schematic thing, that they had some good plays called to run the ball. They didn't give us a lot of opportunities in the air the second half – Zay (Safety Xavier McKinney) got his hands on the ball. We were able to get some sacks. I think they really just kept it on the ground and played a field position game like we talked about and just close the game out. We've got to get a stop on that drive and that's just why I'm not up here pointing fingers, not pointing blame. There are plays we could have made on our side to make that a game going into the fourth quarter there.

Q: If (Head Coach) Joe (Judge) did get fired, what would you think of that?

A: I'm not going to answer hypotheticals. When you ask me next season or whatever – but 'if', I don't know.

Q: Would it upset you?

A: It's a hypothetical question, so I don't know.

Q: You brought up a team like Jacksonville, they had three premium pass rushers getting to the quarterback. In order for this defense to get where you want it to be, how much do you think that that's something that needs to be addressed?

A: I don't know. (Linebacker) Azeez Ojulari has been a good addition to our team. We'll need (Linebacker) Blake Martinez to be that – he's a huge piece of what we do. When you lose a player like Blake and Pep (Defensive Back Jabrill Peppers), our defense changes. Our defense changed. We have to run it differently and that's just adjusting throughout. (Linebacker) Tae Crowder had to step up this year, we kind of got a lot of other guys in that other linebacker position through addition – (Linebacker) Jaylon Smith has been here a month, B-Mac (Linebacker Benardrick McKinney) has been here two months, (Linebacker) Reggie Ragland has been in the first year of our scheme. In order to be that type of defense, you need your key players on the field. Unfortunately, when we had some of those injuries, it just changed what we had to do. We've got to figure out a way faster to get on the same page so we could be a dominant defense. I do think we have personnel to be that. We're going to have a high pick in the draft or so, some high picks in the draft, obviously. I do think that you can try to win that way. All I can control is when I'm on the field and that's predominantly on defense, so that's what I care about.

Linebacker Lorenzo Carter

Q: Do you think about this as possibly your last game with the Giants?

A: Yeah, that's a possibility seeing as it's my last game under contract, but I've really just been thinking about the chances I've had with my teammates, getting a chance to go out there one last time with this team and my guys and just competing and just fighting.

Q: What has been different for you these last four weeks, where I think you've had the best stretch of your career when you look at the stats? What do you think's been different for you?

A: It's just been, I've grown into my game, just grown into it. Being comfortable, being healthy and just the coaches, we're all working together and coming up with a game plan that works.

Q: There hasn't been a lot of winning around here, do you want to come back or would you like to see what else is out there?

A: Yeah, man. I love it here. I love it in New York. I love this organization. I've been blessed to be a part of a great organization like the Giants. I'd love to come back. (Head) Coach (Joe) Judge, he has something going. I like what he's doing with it. I'll just let the rest of that shake itself out in these next couple months.

Q: What was it like out there today with the stadium being so empty?

A: I don't worry about that other stuff too much. I wasn't focused on the fans, the crowd. I'm not worried about any of that. The whole time I'm just focused on taking advantage of the opportunity, the one last opportunity I had with my brothers.

Q: Joe had said that a couple of weeks ago that pending free agents like yourself – he didn't mention anybody – had been coming to his office saying how badly they want to come back. Have you done that?

A: I'm not going to talk about conversations behind closed doors, of course. I've talked to Coach Judge, we've had conversations and not just me personally, but the guys in this team, the guys in this building and in the locker room, we've got a pretty good core. We've got a group of guys that are competing no matter what, that are going to come to work every day and work hard. I appreciate all my brothers who are doing that.

Q: You just said Coach Judge has something going here. Obviously, the team is not winning, what does he have going that makes you say that?

A: I've been a part of teams that haven't fought as hard as we do, haven't practiced as hard as we do every day. We practice hard. We fight for each other. Judge squeezes it out of us every day. It's not acceptable for us to come in and hang our heads. We come in every day, every week, no matter what and we work hard at it, and I appreciate that. That's what it takes to win. I know the results haven't been there, but I think we've got the right guys in the locker room. We've got the right mindset.

Q: When you make a decision, what's important in this free agency? Is it being comfortable? Is it money or winning or what?

A: Yeah, of course, I want to win. Winning is the thing that everybody comes into the league wanting to do. Of course, it's money and stuff involved since it's a business aspect, but for guys like me that just enjoy the game and just have that love for the game, that childhood love, it's about winning. Yeah, it's been tough, but it takes work and I know we're putting the work in.

Q: You just listed a number of things that you think are in place to help this team succeed, what needs to change obviously to get them there because the status quo is just going to result in more of the same?

A: I'm sure guys upstairs that make decisions above my pay grade are worried about that and working on that right now as we speak. My job is to focus on the defense, make sure we do everything we can to put ourselves in the best position to win. I think we do that. We fight hard every play no matter what. Each possession, we're coming out swinging.

Q: You guys cut it 12-7 and then they came down and scored the touchdown. What did you see that they did differently in that drive versus when you were able to stop them earlier on?

A: Just little adjustments, different things. I can't really recall exactly what happened, but we gave up the points. Any time we give up points, we're not doing everything right, so we've just got to fix that.

Quarterback Jake Fromm

Q: What was going through your head when those two quarterback sneaks were called in the second quarter when you guys were deep in your own territory?

A: You're just situationally trying to give the punt team a little more room and just whatever the call was, just go in and try to execute the call.

Q: Were you a little surprised by that? The third down sneak from your four?

A: Yeah, I mean just whatever the call was, I was just trying to go in and execute. Just get all the guys ready.

Q: Did you think you guys had the chance to pick up the first there if they had not called sneaks?

A: You know, potentially, but that wasn't my call to make. I was just trying to make sure the 11 guys in the huddle knew what they were doing and going ahead and executing.

Q: There were a couple flat passes to the fullbacks and the backs. Was it something you saw on the defense? You didn't hit them.

A: Yeah, you know, an NFL quarterback, you got to hit those. I think every game, it doesn't matter who plays, where they play. You're going to want some of those back and, obviously, I want those back. Just got to get my feet around, get loaded and let it rip.

Q: What happened after the first drive? You had a pretty good drive and then the offense went nowhere.

A: Yeah, I thought the first drive was a good drive. Got some good momentum, got a good rhythm going. Just struggled to kind of find that rhythm again. We did hit it kind of late into the second half.

Q: Were you guys going to run a play on that first fourth down or were you just trying to draw them offsides?

A: Yes, to run a play. Yes, we were going to run a play and the clock was running down low and got them to jump.

Q: With that touchdown pass being your first, what do you think you've shown in your three games that you deserve a place to play in this league?

A: First touchdown in the league, that was great. Dream come true. They kept (Wide Receiver Darius Slayton) Slay loose and just tried to give him a ball and did a great job coming down with it. As far as my games, obviously, wish I could have played a little bit better, but I think for me, just coming in, fighting and trying to learn as much as I can. I'm going to learn from this experience and move on. I'm going to be a better football player.

Q: Did you think the pass to (Wide Receiver) Kenny (Golladay) was on the money?

A: I thought it was close. Tried to give him a good ball and give him a chance and sometimes you make plays, sometimes you don't.

Q: The Pick-6, was that just a good read by him?

A: Yeah, that's just an option route late outside and can't be late on those. Yeah, got to get better on that and get your feet around.

Q: How aware were you of the (Tackle) Korey Cunningham cheers every time he was announced? What was the reaction?

A: Yeah, I think Korey did a great job in his role and the situation with the penalty that happened there. Every time he came in and reported, obviously, noticed a crowd of cheers. Kind of got us going in the huddle a little bit.

Q: Did you see him open on that one route that he ran?

A: Yeah, tried to give him a chance. Didn't think the window was quite there. Just tried to play it safe and live to see another down.

Q: How much would you like to come back to the Giants next season?

A: Absolutely, 100 percent. I love it here. New York. The organization. I love being a New York Giant and hope to be.

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