LB B.J. Goodson (10.25.20)

LB B.J. Goodson:

On the excitement after QB Baker Mayfield led a game-winning drive after the Bengals offense performed well during the game:

“That was the prime example of everybody having everyone’s back. There have been games where it has been vice versa or whatever the case may have been. That is just a prime example of our team having each other’s back.”

On the near interception by CB Terrance Mitchell:

“After that play, I went over to him and I got on him about body language because it is important. We did not get the ball on that play, and it is all about the next play. It was an opportunity for us for sure, but we still have to compete and defend.”

On young players like TE Harrison Bryant and WR Donovan Peoples-Jones stepping up in big moments during today’s win:

“There are no other words than it was beautiful to see those guys thrive in those moments. Like I told the guys before the game, today is a beautiful day only because it is another day for opportunity. They took full advantage of their opportunity today.”

On what is going through his mind on the Hail Mary at the end of the game:

“Do not get it in. Whether it turns it into rugby football or whether it is a Hail Mary, do not let them get them in. That is it.”

On WR Odell Beckham Jr. going down early with an injury and how it impacted the team and game:

“As far as in the game, it is a part of the sport. I have dealt with my own injuries in the past, and everyone else deals with it. This is a physical game. As far as afterwards, he was one of the first guys on my mind so I went back and talked to him and just told him that I was with him and I am praying for him. He is not on this journey alone. Especially guys who have been through injuries, we understand. You have other guys who will bash or say whatever about players. As far as football goes, we play a physical game, and it is a part of the game.”

On how impressed he is by Bengals QB Joe Burrow:

“The kid is pretty good. I will give him his credit. I will not take anything away from him.”

On the significance of DE Myles Garrett and CB Denzel Ward making big plays in today’s win:

“It is always big. It is always big when we can get our hands on the ball or get negative plays against the offense. That is big. I always talk to those guys about stepping up in big moments and key moments.”

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