Transcripts: Ivory, Colon, Winslow, Kerley, Nelson 12/22/2013

New York Jets RB Chris Ivory, 12.22

On what this win does for the team…

It makes a base for where we stand right now and where we can pick up going into the season next year. It’s always good to end the season on a good note. We may not be in the playoffs, but hopefully we can get this last win.

On Geno Smith…

Geno did a good job today. We kept him clean in the pocket and he was able to make some good throws and some good reads.

On if he’s pleased with how he’s played this season…

I think things went great, but where we want to be is the playoffs and that’s not going to happen. We just have to do what we can right now and end the season on a good note with a win.

New York Jets G Willie Colon, 12.22

On how he can tell the team is in heading in the right direction…

I think we showed it today, we showed it at Carolina too. We were down and we came back and we fought. Usually, if you look at our resume during the year, when a team jumps on us we kind of go for that emotional ride and we don’t fight back. These two last games you’ve seen everybody come out fighting and standing tall. The defense did a great job down on the goal line, fighting hard. As an (offensive) line we stood up and fought hard and got the ball moving.

On what about Geno Smith impressed him today…

What I’ve known about him all along, he has composure, he’s strong minded. He stood in there and made some big throws. David Nelson did a great job in the red zone for us and obviously the animal Chris Ivory did a great job.

On the success of using a no-huddle offense…

I think the no-huddle is our thing, it’s kind of our recipe to success. We keep pushing it forward, we’re able to communicate.  Nick (Mangold) does a great job of keeping us lined up and setting the tempo. Putting the foot on the gas is kind of our M.O.

New York Jets TE Kellen Winslow, 12.22

On beating his former team…

Yeah, it does feel good, but it feels good to just win. Literally. We expected to win (and) that’s how we should go into the games, expecting to win.

On it potentially being his last home game ever…

It could be. I feel great. I love the game. I love football. I live for this game. I wake up thinking about it, dreaming about. Hopefully this is not my last one.

On Geno Smith’s progress…

He is making progress. For a rookie it just takes time. He has all the tools. It takes time. It takes a little getting beat up. (It takes realizing) “Oh snap, this is the NFL now and you progress from that.” That’s how it goes for any rookie. Even myself. I remember my first play. It was like, “Oh wow, okay, this is the NFL now.” He’s going to be fine and you saw that today.

On the offense clicking this week…

I’ve got to watch the tape, but JK (Jeremy Kerley) had a big third down. We ran the ball well. David (Nelson) had a couple of catches there. We stayed in bounds, kept the clock moving. I think we just had the timeout and that was it to stop the clock with 4:22 left or something like that. We did good. Good clock management.

New York Jets WR Jeremy Kerley, 12.22

On the importance of Geno Smith’s performance…

I think it was big. It just builds his confidence for the next game and the next season. The biggest thing with him is just consistency, so he’s building that. Time and time again he’s shown that he’s poised in the pocket. So, this game was just big so it can carryover and not only into the next game, but for his career coming up.

On coming back from 10 points down…

We knew we were there. 10 points, it didn’t even matter. A couple batted passes took us off the field. A penalty took us off the field, so we knew we were there. We just had to get rolling and get the ball in guys’ hands and that’s what we did.

On the performances of Chris Ivory and Bilal Powell…

Those boys are beasts. (The) best one-two punch I know. Those boys are running the ball well. You’ve got a finesse back in Bilal. You’ve got a monster back in Chris. It’s the finesse, man. I like the style. I like to block for them. I just like to see them run.

New York Jets WR David Nelson, 12.22

On why he didn’t make a big deal about playing a team that cut him…

Because the last time I did we didn’t play very well (laughter). We played Buffalo about five weeks ago and I made a big deal about it. I played a little outside of myself. I tried to play too hard and tried to make too many things happen. I feel like I didn’t play very well and our team didn’t play very well and so this week I tried to play it off like it was nothing.

On the two touchdown catches…

It’s crazy because we’ve been practicing those two plays the past six weeks. What you saw today was the product of six weeks of work. I came in midseason so we had to continue to work on it. Those are timing routes. He’s got to trust that I’m going to be in the right place at the right time. I think you saw that he put it right on the money, right where it needed to be, and I was in the right spot at the right time. Those are two plays that we’ve been practicing for six weeks. We just haven’t been able to put it in the game plan yet. Coach felt comfortable with it this week and it just happened to pay off.

On if his familiarity with the Brown’s cornerbacks helped him…

A little bit. I’ve been playing against Joe (Haden) since 2006. I went to college with him, played with him for three years, and I played against him one year when I was in Buffalo and then I practiced against him in training camp. I was very familiar with him. I think so. I really believe it helps you get the edge. You try to watch film on guys and try to get a little bit of an edge on these guys by film study, but I actually have the mental reps and the physical reps. I know their defensive style so I think that definitely gave me a little bit of an advantage. Those guys played great on the other side of the ball and I’m really proud of the way our guys played.




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