Transcripts: Greene, Cromartie 10/11/12


New York Jets RB Shonn Greene, 10.11

On what it would mean for the team to win this week…

It will mean a lot. That’s all this team needs is a big win so we can get that momentum going and keep moving on week after week. If we get this win this weekend we’ll be good.

On Coach Ryan having confidence in the team…

It means a lot because I don’t think any of us have lost confidence, any player on this team. We’re all in this together and we just have to keep working harder.

On the Colts being a confident team…

They’re going to come in with a high confidence level and be ready to roll. They’re feeling pretty good about themselves and that always makes for a dangerous team. We have to look forward to that challenge and we have to prepare to get ready to take that on.

New York Jets CB Antonio Cromartie, 10.11

On if he agrees with Coach Ryan’s comment about him stepping up…

I would agree with it. I’m just trying to do my best and make sure that the other guys are doing the same – make sure they’re playing at a high level too. I think we’ve got young guys with Ellis Lankster (playing well), making sure Kyle (Wilson) is playing, and he’s playing pretty well right now too. We’re just trying to make sure those guys know that we’re playing together and we know what we’re supposed to do and that they’re playing at a high level.

On how much a win the next two weeks would mean…

I mean, for us, we only focus on one week and that’s this week right here against the Colts. Right now, what we’re looking at is we’re one game back from being in first place. The biggest thing is we have an AFC game coming up. We have to make sure that we come in and try to win this game at home and just take care of what we need to take care of from that point on.

On potentially playing offense on Sunday…

Honestly, I don’t really know. They just told me to be ready if they need me. That’s the (route) I’m taking and that’s how I’m going about it. (I’m) just (making) sure that I’m mentally and physically ready to go when my number is called.