Head Coach Tom Coughlin
Q: Did you see enough from Rashad Jennings today?
A: I don't know. We are going to have to watch that. I think we listed him as questionable, but he's got a couple of days. We will see.
Q: What does he need to prove?
A: He's got to be able to play in the game. Some of where he is at so that we can count on the return. The big thing is, when you issue a suit to someone, you would like to think they can play and finish the game. What will really hurt you is if -- because you've only got 46 -- you dress a guy, put him in, and he's out. Every guy that goes through this, not just Rashad Jennings, every guy has got to pass the test of whether we think he can. We are not always right, but to think whether or not he can play the majority of the game, put it that way.
Q: What is the difference between him and an offensive lineman like Justin Pugh. Justin Pugh is going to play 65 snaps, Rashad Jennings might only play 25, or 20. It is a lot less snaps. **
A: There are also people jumping on his back as he's got the ball in his hand, he's got an ankle.
Q: Did you like what you saw with his ability to cut today?
A: Yeah, he went through his normal routine.
Q: With Jacquian Williams, earlier this week, you had hope that he might be able to play. Is there any thought that you might have to shut him down?
A: For this week, he is out. We will see next week.
Q: Is he doing any better? Yesterday you said he had some symptoms.
A: Evidently he still has, I didn't see him out here.
Q: It could be the protocol of it now? Don't you have to wait a certain number of days before they can come back?
A: He is a long way into that; he is in his third week.
Q: If he has a setback, it doesn't start over?
A: Definitely, you have to back….The symptoms have to be cleared up before there is any opportunity there. Yeah, if he is in a position where he feels good and all of a sudden he doesn't feel good, then obviously the clock begins there. RE: Orleans Darkwa coming in on third down. Is that a possibility?
A: Yeah, he can help us. He has had a full week of practice.
Q: Devon Kennard had a couple splash plays with sacks the other day. How is he progressing in your mind?
A: He is a good young player, he likes to play, and he has made good progress.
Q: How much does he provide a different option or skill set than some of the other guys as far as pass rushing?
A: The idea that you can bring him where he plays first and second down, he's on the edge where he can turn the play back inside, and he does give the option to come off the corner.
Q: With a guy like Rueben Randle, what did you see from him this week? Last week is something you didn't like.
A: He practiced every day last week; he practiced every day this week. RE: I am talking about what you see from him attitude-wise.
A: His attitude is fine.
Q: Is it disappointing that you had to take those actions with him last week since he is expected to be a leader in that room?
A: I don't have time to talk about that. Last week is last week. That is between Rueben Randle and his teammates and me.
Q: Is Cullen Jenkins healthy enough now?
A: We hope so, he's practiced all week, and he has been limited, he has taken all of his reps. Hopefully he can be there.
Q: He said last week, Thursday was the day that he tried to push it hard and was going to do it again this week. It didn't respond well last Thursday, was there anything this week?
A: He felt good this morning.
DE Jason Pierre-Paul
Q: What do you want to get accomplished this week?
A: Win the game. At least win one game, but I am pretty sure we are going in…we had a great week of practice like we always do. The question is now we have to execute our plays for four quarters. We haven't been a team that has completed and finished the fourth quarter, especially when we have the lead. Now it is time to finish off and play all four quarters and play as hard as we can.
Q: Why do you think it has been like that?
A: I don't know. I don't really know, to tell you the truth. I don't have the answer to that. If I did, I would the answer the question. What we are trying to do now is finish the fourth quarter and win this game.
Q: How are you feeling? We saw you with an elbow brace? **
A: I am good. I am still out there.
Q: What do you feel that you need it for?
A: It is just for protection. Anything that can help you out, you normally put it on. There is nothing wrong with me. I am okay. As long as I can go out there and play football every day, I am happy.
Q: It is not something that happened in the last game?
A: No, it is something totally different. I'm good. I'm happy and I am able to play football. At this point right now, I can't [be hurt]. I have to be out there to help my team and at least win a game and finish the season. We have a lot of guys down. We have a lot of young guys in the [defensive] line room. We will be okay.
Q: Other than getting the win, is there something you want to show over these last four games?
A: Honestly, I am just doing my job. Finish strong. Finish this season strong. Stop the run and get to the quarterback. That is what I do best. At this time, I've got some young guys with me. We are ready to ride or die for each other. We will get the job done. It is sad that Kiwi [Mathias Kiwanuka] and Robert [Ayers Jr.] went down, but at the end of the day, Damontré [Moore] is going to step up and Kerry [Wynn] is going to step up. I am looking forward to seeing those guys play, and playing with those guys.
Q: You will probably get more snaps on the [left side]? Does that make any difference to you?
A: No. If you go back and watch my beginning years of [my career in the NFL], my third year in the league I was playing both sides. It is not anything that is difficult for me.
Q: Does it give you more opportunities?
A: It gives you more opportunities and I feel at this point right now, there isn't [a side] I can't play. I can go out there and still be productive on the [left] side. Who knows, I might get more rushes on that side or not. It is up to me. I am pretty sure I will make the right decision.
Q: What do you mean it is up to you?
A: It is up to me. I normally play the right [side defensive end]. It depends if I am feeling good or not. I haven't been on that side for a while.
Q: Does it change technique-wise for you?
A: Yeah, big time. I am looking forward to playing this game and finishing the season off strong.
Q: Does it help you or hurt you in any way when you do certain moves with your right hand instead of your left…?
A: It is the same technique, but just the left side. If your keys fall down… You are going to reach down and pick them up with your right hand, right? Exactly, no one would pick them up with their left hand unless they were left-handed. It is different, but at the end of the day I will be okay.
Q: Is it hard to prepare for both?
A: Nope. Same thing. Just have to know your plays and the play call, that is all.
Q: I know you have talked before about watching film against the guys you are going against… If you go on different sides, does that matter?
A: No, not at all.
Q: It is good that at least that your sack numbers showed up the other day. I know they are not always indicative of how you are playing or the pressure you are getting, but it has to feel good to get those sacks? Does it lift your spirits at all?
A: I am a football player. Whatever helps me, helps me. That is my job. Look at Hank [Johnathan Hankins], he's got 4.5 sacks. He is right behind me. Take those 4.5 and give them to me. I'd be happy. I'd be a happy man right now. We are good though.
Q: As a premier pass rusher, what do you look for from [Damontré Moore] when he has to take it to the next level to become that kind of player?
A: Damontré is a great player. He has a lot of talent. He can get to the quarterback and he can play the run. He is like me.