clock menu more-arrow no yes

Filed under:

Lowery/Cromatie/Greene/Scott/Holmes Transcript's

New, comments

Finishing it up here with a collection of shorter transcripts of some post game comments:

CB DWIGHT LOWERY

On what he was looking for as his interception play developed…

On film, they had a tendency when they’re driving [to pass], in that type of alignment that they were in on that play. I just played what I felt, played what I saw and made a break on the ball. The pressure got there and he had to hold the ball a split second more than what he probably wanted to and the rest was history.

On clinching the game with his interception return…

I really can’t describe it. I haven’t ever been in [that] situation before. It’s all really new, so I’m just trying to take it lightly. I made a play and [now it’s time to] go back to work. That’s kind of how I feel.

On battling back against Brett Favre’s three-touchdown second half performance…

It’s really just that we have to keep our composure. I think it’s the biggest thing, and make sure everyone is on the same page and communicating. We did surrender some points and there were some things we could’ve done better, but when it comes down to it, we just have to make a play. We have to believe in each other and that’s what I felt like we did.

CB ANTONIO CROMARTIE

On if they planned to have him on Randy Moss the whole week or if it was related to Darrelle Revis’ injury…

No, that was the plan. I felt good about it. Coach Ryan and Coach Thurman felt good about it and I was just trying to go out there and play football.

On if it benefitted him that he had faced Moss previously this season…

It benefitted a little bit. At the same time, you knew exactly what they were trying to do with him. They were going to try to take shots down the field. Our biggest thing, our defense as a whole and our secondary, was try to stay in front and try to make plays when the ball is in the air.

On if Moss and him are friends…

We talk a little bit, but during the game we are competing and trying to do what we need to do.

On if he’s disappointed with his performance…

Not really. I gave up a touchdown. It’s a play that was a well-thrown ball and a great catch. You have to tip your hat to Brett Favre and Randy Moss. They’re going to make a lot of history this year, those two together. I’m just going to try to go out there and do my job and the coaches are satisfied with what happened out on the field.

RB SHONN GREENE

On not getting as much playing time as LaDanian Tomlinson…

I’m on this team to help them win football games. I’m not worried about all that who-starts and all that stuff. Whenever I get the chance to, I try to go in and do my best.

On his go-ahead touchdown run…

As an offense, we were kind of sputtering out drives, getting caught up in third-and-longs, so that was a good lift for us.

On how the team feels after four straight wins…

We feel good because this is one where we had to dig and it took the whole game. It took everybody we had. It was one of those games where we got tested and we came out on top.

On running for over 150 yards against Minnesota’s defense…

It feels good, but I think we can do that against any team in the league. We have one of the best offensive lines and our wide receivers block on the edge. You don’t get many teams with wide receivers like ours [who are] willing to go block on the edge for us. With that combination, we’re pretty good.

On going up against Adrian Peterson…

We don’t worry about who’s on the other side. All we can control is what we do, so we really let that be and we do what we can do when we have the ball.

WR SANTONIO HOLMES

On his first game…

Oh man, the first game was a lot of fun. We hit a few passes here and there [and also] missed a few. Overall, it was a great team effort. We came out with the victory on Monday night in my first game back, so I’m definitely excited about that. I’m ready to keep it rolling.

On how he felt…

I didn’t feel like myself. I may have looked like it on the field, but [I’m] just getting in the groove of it, trying to feel where I’m at. I’m definitely satisfied with how it came out. I can’t complain about anything. I just have to be ready to roll. [We have a] short week coming up [and we] have to go to Denver.

On the timing with QB Mark Sanchez

Everything was on course. He found me [and] put the ball where he needed to put it and I made a few catches and a few drops. It’s football, it happens.

On why he didn’t feel like himself…

[It was my] first game back. [I was] trying to feel myself [and] didn’t want to overdo it. The coaches allowed me to do as much as I could and I was definitely grateful for that.

On what it was like to be out there on the field with the team after watching them the first four weeks…

It was a lot of fun to see those guys flying around [and] hitting each other. The coaches, all the guys on the sideline, everybody was into the game. The quarterback [Mark Sanchez], he was a little upset at times when things weren’t going his way, but that’s what quarterbacks do and we need a leader like that to be on our sideline.

On settling for field goals instead of touchdowns…

Give credit to the Vikings defense. We can’t fault anybody but ourselves for the mistakes that we made. The opportunities that we had, we didn’t capitalize on very many of them, but a win is a win.

LB BART SCOTT

On the defensive stops at the end of the game…

It was getting scary out there man. Mark [Sanchez] was starting to feel it. They have a great quarterback [Brett Favre]. That team has a lot of grit and great players and we knew it was going to be a championship mentality and we were not able to capitalize on some of the plays we made earlier to put them away. You let a team like that hang around and he [Favre] keeps slinging the ball to Moss [Randy], it can get real interesting.

On some of Brett Favre’s Monday Night comebacks…

We knew that he is a gun slinger and he might throw us one. We planned our technique and believed in it and Dwight [Lowery] was the hero.

On the Randy Moss touchdown…

[Antonio] Cromartie is right there and they kept taking vertical shots. When you have a great vertical receiver one on one the odds of the defender coming down with the interception is low. You have two great things that can happen. You have an interception or you have pass interference.