Safety Antrel Rolle on his knee, which was bruised and cut up after running into a cameraman on the sidelines:“I don’t think it’s too serious. Just going to see how it is tomorrow, getting it looked at tomorrow.”
Rolle on how the Giants' defense played:“Knowing your assignment and being focused. Like an 11- man machine, everybody just working together having fun out there.
RB Andre Brown (20 carries, 113 yards, 2TDs) on his big night:“I had to go out there and put on a show for my hometown. I’m glad I responded. Everybody was saying it couldn’t be done again so I just went out there and I ran hard and made sure I picked up my pass protection and did everything I could in my power tonight to make it a win.”
Brown on what he learned about himself:“That I am a good football player. I just went in and tried to be the best I can be out there. My family had a lot to do with it. Saying you got it; you can go out here and continue to pursue your dream. If that’s what you want to do go do it, we’re all behind you. Everybody’s behind me and just being patient paid off. It’s still a long season and I’m just going to go out here and continue to get better each week.”
WR Ramses Barden on his breakout performance (9 catches for 138 yards) last night:“The monster of the whole week was the next man up. We had a lot of guys who went down where we had areas where people needed to step up and so many people did. Andre (Brown), Will (Hill), Jayron (Hosley), it was the complete team victory. I can’t be more proud of everyone who was involved”.
Barden on how the reserves handle finally getting their chance to play:“A great scouting department. This is the deepest the team has been since I’ve been here and they’ve always been deep. Looking at the running back position, we lost some great guys and we’ve still got some very talented people in the backfield. Injuries are going to happen, but everywhere you look from the d-line to the receivers to the backs, there’s so much depth and it’s just a matter of time before these guys get those opportunities and they can showcase their talents.”
DE Justin Tuck on his team coming through despite the latest rash of injuries:“We’ve been here before, that’s all that says. Guys know when they’re put in that position they have to step up. Prime example, Ramses Barden tonight had a career game for us and just stepped up where Hakeem (Nicks) was lacking and Andre Brown, same thing. Guys understand as a whole team we’re always counting on them. We practice like they’re starters during the week anyway. Were accustomed to getting reps and that’s a definite complement to our coaching staff for having all of our guys ready.”
QB Eli Manning on Brown and Barden:"Andre ran the ball really well; broke a couple big ones early on, which is nice. We kind of beat their game plan. Carolina played two high and forced us to run the ball, so we did that. When we can run the ball, our offense really starts clicking. We get in better third down distances, it helps our play action, slows down the pass rush, all those things. We were able to pass, we were able to run the ball. Had the opposing team not knowing what we were going to do, and guys stepped up and made a lot of big plays"
quotes courtesy Giants communications dept