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P Matt Dodge

Q: Have you talked to Jeff at all?

A: Not yet…he's definitely someone who I'd love to pick his brain to see how he's been able to stay so durable.
Q: Tell us about the thought process…you got drafted by the Giants, got excited, did you then say: 'that's Feagles' team'?
A: Actually, prior to the draft, there were whispers here and there whether or not he was going to come back. Nothing definite anyway, so I didn't think much of it. If you would have asked me a week ago if the Giants were going to draft me, I'd say absolutely not. I just hadn't really talked to them that much. With a guy like that, they wouldn't really need it that much. When they drafted me, he still hadn't retired so I said, 'Ok, I'm going to go in there and do the best I can and see what happens.' But I had no idea he was going to retire.
Q: Is he a guy that you watched or were aware of?

A: Well, yeah. I was definitely aware of him. You can't not be aware of a guy who has been around that long. When you play college football, you don't really have time to watch other teams as much as you'd like. I definitely would watch him when he was on TV, but I didn't seek him out as much as I should have. Sure, I definitely am going to now.
Q: Now you're in a competition with Bond, how do you view fighting for your job?

A: It's like day one. It's like showing up to college as a freshman. You're the bottom of the totem pole. I was watching him, and he's a great punter, too. It's going to be interesting and awesome, I love to compete. I can only control what I can do. He's a great punter and we'll see if the best man wins.

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