Transcripts: Wilkerson, Coples, DeVito 12/10/12

DL Muhammad Wilkerson, 12.10

On getting teams off the field on third down…

All of the coaches, position coaches and defensive coordinator, are putting together a great game plan. All 11 guys are getting out there and executing.

On if he is focused on the playoffs…

Our next playoff game is Tennessee. All we can focus on is the next game. We can’t focus on or worry about any playoff pictures. We just have to worry about our next opponent, and that’s Tennessee on Monday night.

On back-to-back wins…

It felt good to get two back-to-back wins. We’re just going to make sure we prepare for Tennessee. We know they’re going to give us all they’ve got and hopefully we get the win.

On being mentioned for the Pro Bowl…

I give the credit to (Coach Rex Ryan). I’m proud to be a Jet. They brought me here. I’m going to continue to play like a Jet and do my best for the defense.

 

DE Quinton Coples, 12.10

On what he can attribute his improvement to…

I think (getting) more reps and more opportunities to go out there on third down and even second-and-long as well. (Getting) more reps, staying in my play book and working on the things that my coaches are coaching me on.

On whether getting more playing time earlier in the season has helped him…

Yes, I definitely think so. Anytime you get out on the field, it’s a learning experience. You definitely want to take advantage of the opportunities. I’m excited about getting out there each and every week.

On transitioning from college to the NFL…

It’s two different games. Going from college to the NFL is definitely a lot different. I don’t know if you can compare the two (in terms of) the level of intensity and the different levels of play. I’m still learning, still grasping everything and I think everything is falling into place.

DE Mike DeVito, 12.10

On whether he’s surprised in the shift in opinion going from the loss to New England to two straight wins…

Being here in New York for six years, it’s something that I find myself doing, watching other teams now. It’s like, “Oh, one loss, it’s the end of the world and one win, they’re going to win everything.” It’s kind of the way the atmosphere is around here and you have to recognize that and realize that the worst thing you can do is when things like that are happening is to pack it in and really believe that either way, you just have to continue each week to be consistent and get better.

On whether he shifts his opinion when the Jets are losing…

No, because I know the type of thing we have (and) I know the guys that are in this locker room, I know that each week we’re going to continue to work hard and to get better. We really want to win this game no matter what the situation or scenario is, we’re going to fight to win this game.

On whether he’s looking ahead to the playoffs…

I think next week. Me personally, I always think next week. I think to the next game.  I don’t do well when I start thinking ahead. The focus is on Tennessee. Let’s control what we can control in front of us.




11 comments
Jeff Comerford
Jeff Comerford

A buddy of mine knows the Tisch's and claims that Coughlin was out after the season and that they were going to go hard after Cower.


I told him he was nuts, it would never happen.  Now,  I wonder.......


Poor drafting can be covered up by signing free agents.  However, free agents tend to be older, and more likely to get hurt.  This team has no depth, and it was painfully obvious watching our defensive backfield in action last night.


No team should have as many key injuries as we do.  (Missing 2 of top 3 corners, missing starting MLB, Starting Slot Receiver, Starting Halfback, Starting Left Guard - and possibly his replacement as well......)  If nothing else- the strength and conditioning team isn't getting it done.


Where I think Jerry had a good draft this season, is it too little too late?  I think the next couple of weeks will be very telling about the future of this team.

greekgod
greekgod

One thing is certain.....its time to clean house......TC is going to  retire and Reese should get canned for his inability to do better in the draft and hire free agents that do nothing. Parker should be let go now after dropping 3 passes. Horrible.

stemsv2k
stemsv2k

Simply not enough talent on the Giants to be a playoff team. Without Eli, they're the NY Jets. TC has had a great run here winning two Super Bowls but his rein as Giants Coach is winding down and it's time he rides into the sunset. Reese should go with him, his horrible draft picks and inability to keep players like Nicks, Bradshaw, Bennett while signing ineffective Free Agents has finally caught up to the Giants the past two years and it's time to clean house.

sukhi
sukhi

What is wrong with JPP? Most plays he engages the OL, stands and watches the play, without any effort to disengage to make the play. Is he not motivated? Is he hurt? Is it the case of bad coaching not preparing him for the game? This not the same JPP that we have watched in the past. He doesn't have the speed to get around the OL and when he tries to bull rush; he has absolutely no push. I don't see the effort and that is concerning.  

Kevin Melanson
Kevin Melanson

Do you think Corey Washington should get more WR time, against 1st string defense, during the game?


What has Parker shown to deserve more time at WR?  Yes, his competition is top notch and that might be exactly the reason to give Corey Washington the chance.

Jeff Comerford
Jeff Comerford

@stemsv2k 1. Bradshaw was released as he was unable to practice for 2 straight seasons due to injuries and was making big bucks that thy couldn't afford to pay.  2. Nicks had a horrible season last year - and clearly there was minimal to no interest in him when he was a free agent - so i don't fault him there.


I think there is no depth on the team, and that can totally be blamed on Reese.  I think that he has reached for many players (after success in drafting JPP) and that has come back to bite him.


In a salary cap league, players outplay their initial contract, and want to get paid.  Eli takes up almost 20% of their salary cap - which limits the amount available for other players.  Where i think Eli is a top QB and deserves to be paid, it does impact who you can place around him.  If you are unable t draft/sign you cheap talent to supplement - you are going to get into trouble.


If this team was healthy - i think it could have been competitive this year.

rico
rico

@stemsv2k what do you mean "clean house"? They are all in medical wards not in the house.



drewc
drewc

@sukhi It's called back surgery.  It was a joke that they thought he would be anything close to the player he was before.

Jeff Comerford
Jeff Comerford

@Kevin Melanson Where Washington played last night in garbage time - and did well, at the end of the day - he is not a slot receiver.  That is the position Parker is playing.  Do not misconstrue big plays at the end of a blow out.....


Now, I have never been impressed with Randle - and think on a good day he is a #3 receiver.  Perhaps Washington could get some snaps and see if he could replace Randle.

rico
rico

@Kevin Melanson yup , have been screaming for Washington for weeks.  Parker is butterfingers, Washington muscled his man for the touchdown catch. 

Kevin Melanson
Kevin Melanson

@Jeff Comerford @Kevin Melanson You are right about Washington being used more in garbage time.  That is the exact reason to bring him in earlier.  He might not be a "slot receiver" but he is a receiver.  


Parker is not a slot receiver either.  He might be called that because he is not as tall and more shifty.  He cannot catch the ball, evidence in his 3 or 4 dropped passes.  


Line the correct WR where they can get more playing time and let them prove themselves.  


Think about how Victor Cruise made his name.  It started in the preseason with big games against teams, such as the Jets, and that time was against backup players also.  He got time during regular season games to prove himself.  


Give CW a chance!