NY Giants WR Matt Cole (8.22.21)

On when he found out that he was going to be playing CB:

“I actually got the news yesterday. Coach asked me about playing corner, and in my mind I was like, ‘I already play corner on punt return.’ He said, ‘I am talking about defense.’ I said, ‘It is too early to be playing games. You can’t be for real.’ Coach said, ‘I am serious. We might need you.’ I just stayed ready, and I have history of playing defense back in high school.”


On if he last played CB in high school:

“Yes, that was the last time. Then it had transferred over to college – I played all phases of special teams. My coach in college when I was a freshman I used to… I just love to play football.”


Of if he was surprised he was not targeted more at CB:

“They did target my area. I do not want to toot my own horn, but I do not think a receiver caught the ball on my side of the field – Cole World. I think I did pretty good. I just stepped up and just filled in a spot. My coaches helped on the side that are sure about the defenses that they run. I would just charge.”