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Players Quotes - August 2: Snee, Rolle


Head Coach Tom Coughlin

A: Nice, warm day. We needed it. We needed it badly. So we got it, and it was good work out here. Guys competed well; I think we made a little progress today. Even the X's and O's, the mental errors seemed to be down a little bit today. It was good work. Two more good days like this will really help us.

Q: How much is Domenik Hixon back? Things like that. When he makes a play like that last one, do you kind of put that in the check column?
A: Well, you know he's going to try to make the play. This guy is something else. He has no fear. He just went up for the ball, and he got it. If I had scripted it, I wouldn't have done it that way. I probably wouldn't have had him in there, you see him go down. He makes an excellent play. Eli gives him a chance to make the play, and he does. You're looking for multiple, two-minute type calls, and the ball goes down the field in three plays, and that's your drill. It's not exactly what we had in mind.


]( David Douglas

Q: I guess it's nice to be a week into camp and the coach singles you out for having a good summer?
A: Yeah, to be honest I didn't even know that until I came here today. A lot of being a rookie is just learning and taking it one day at a time and giving it your all at practice. Obviously, we've got a lot of great guys to learn from so you just try to pick up as many things as you can and work hard every day.

Q: Do you think you're doing well? Are you pleased with what you've done so far?
A: Yeah, I mean when you come in learning you're going to make mistakes. It's a big learning process so you've got to take it one play at a time. If you do something good you've got to treat it like you do something bad. I've tried to make an effort to be consistent and I try to get better every day that I step out there.

DE Jason Pierre-Paul

Q: How has your game changed from when you first came into the league?
A: I'm not hesitating anymore. I just go out there and play my game

Q: You actually do have new moves?  Like new pass rushing things?
A: I'm just doing better every day. They say that I'm going to get … somewhere, somehow.

Q: How nice is it to come into this camp with all of the pass rushers back from last year?
A: It's great. We're very excited and ready to go. We did a lot of things for the last couple of camp days and everybody's ready to go and ready for that first preseason game.


]( Antrel Rolle

Q: Antrel, I have to imagine there's a bit of optimism with the news with Terrell Thomas. That it may not be as severe as we first thought?
A: Yeah. I don't really know what's going on at this point. Right now, like you said, we're just being optimistic and hoping and praying for the best for Terrell Thomas.

*Q: In the meantime, it looks like at least a temporary solution, is pushing you back to the nickel corner spot, which you didn't like at first last year, but grew to like a little bit towards the end. What are your thoughts on possibly having to do that again? *
A: You know, in this league, you have to have an open mind. A ballplayer is a ballplayer. It doesn't matter what position you're at. If I have to go down there and do it again, then so be it. Like I said, right now, my only focus is hearing the feedback from Terrell and hoping that everything is okay. Hopefully, we'll be able to move forward.


]( Jayron Hosley

Q: There's probably going to be, depending on what happens with Terrell, there's going to be an opening at nickel. They're probably going to take a look at a lot of different guys. Coach Giunta mentioned you as a possible candidate in the nickel. What do you think you can bring to that position, and how do you fit into that?
A: I think I can bring speed. Speed, playmaking ability, and the things they brought me here for. I think that's what I bring. We got a lot of talented guys on this team, so any one of us could fill that spot. I'm just going to go in there and work, and hopefully things will work out. My goal, my focus right now, is learning the playbook and doing my job.

Q: I would imagine that the coaches, especially with all the rookies, but also just some of you guys, who kind of fit and really have that opportunity, or might have that kind of opportunity. There's a fine line between patience and anxious, wanting to be out there and showing what you can do. Is that fair to say at this point?
A: You have to be patient. You know, things are going to happen, when it's ready to happen for you. At the same time, you have to go out there and show them what you're capable of doing, and why they brought you here. You have to have that determination, at the same time, it's always a team first… You want to go out there and prove yourself, and prove your point, playing as a team, within the defense.

RG Chris Snee

Q:  On the offensive line maintaining consistency?
A: Yeah. It's nice when you're able to go out there every day and practice and not rotate guys in. It's very important for us to stay healthy and get time to work together. We never really had that for the full season last year. Guys would miss practice and miss games, and you can't have that, especially when you have a new group of guys. That might've worked a couple of years ago, when you had those five guys that were together for a long time. The key here for camp is to be out there for the full practices, and get used to playing with one another.

Q:  Is there a chip on your shoulder to get the running game a little better; a running game that was last (place) last year?
A: Yeah, I mean certainly. Every time you come into camp, there's things you want to work on. That's the offensive focal point. We want to get back to being a more balanced offense. If we're able to do that we'll only create greater possibilities for the passing game.

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