Victor Cruz, 12.06.12

Q: When a coach says win four in a row, what's that like for you?
A: It's not the easiest thing in the world you want to hear. But we've been in this position before where we've had to win games to continue to stay alive for the playoffs. We're no strangers to that, so we've just got to be able to stay focused and get these wins under our belt.

Q: One would assume you guys have the advantage playing outdoors.

A: Yeah. We're playing at home. We're used to these elements. We're used to playing in a little bit of chilly weather, so hopefully that plays an advantage for us. But they're a good team and defensively they do a lot of different things coverage-wise and we just have to be ready. We have to be prepared for the things they throw at us and it's going to be a lot of blitz, a lot of different coverages so we've just got to be prepared.

Q: Talk about the attitude heading into this four-game schedule.

A: We're just excited. We're excited for the opportunity to play these last four going into the playoffs on a good swing with some good momentum potentially and just be able to finish this thing strong headed to the playoffs with a positive mindset and we're excited for the challenge. We're all up to it and we're ready to go.

Q: How do you assess where the Saints are defensively?

A: Just take what they're doing, take what they've been doing these last couple of games. Even when they've gotten better, we're still able to see certain things we can attack in their defense and we've just got to be ready. They throw a lot different things, a lot of different coverages, even some blitzes. So we've just got to be prepared to face a full game of the things they're going to throw at us.

Q: How familiar does that defense seem compared to what you saw on the practice field the last few years?
A: It's pretty familiar. I think we understand this team. We played them last year even though it wasn't much of a game, but we understood the coverages that we were going to face and we understood them in and out and I think it's going to hold true for us this Sunday.

Q: I meant in terms of Spags being over there.
A: We definitely see some similarities, especially as far as the blitzes are concerned. They do a lot of the same blitzes that we do. Even last year in St. Louis when Spags was over there, it's a lot of similar things. So we're used to it, we're prepared for it and we've just got to be prepared come game day.

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