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What the Giants were saying after earning first victory of 2020 season

Giants celebrate before turning the page to game vs. Eagles on Thursday

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How did the New York Giants react to defeating the Washington Football Team, 20-19, on Sunday? Let’s go to the Zooms and find out.

James Bradberry on Tae Crowder’s scoop and score fumble recovery touchdown ...

“It was a huge play. Any time you can come out there and get a forced fumble and then get a touchdown. Any time your defense can score, it’s a big momentum swing for your whole team. We needed that at the moment. I’m glad that we made that play.”

Bradberry on Joe Judge’s first victory as an NFL head coach ...

“Yeah, it was definitely special to see him get his first win. It was also my first win as a Giant, so that felt special as well. Of course, we might have poured a little water on a little bit just to celebrate. We were just happy to get the win. There was a lot of celebration going on in there. It was a happy moment.”

Tae Crowder on his touchdown ...

“I have to say big ups to my teammate Kyler Fackrell for making a big play, a strip-sack on the quarterback and I was in the right place at the right time. Just trying to make a play for my team. ...

“I wanted to dive on it bad. Like I said, one of my goals was to help the team and I knew if I could scoop it up and get in the end zone it would help the team, and it was something we needed at the moment.”

Joe Judge on the two-point conversion stop ...

“You know what, I was actually expecting them to go for two. They’ve been aggressive in a lot of situations this year, Ron’s always been aggressive as a head coach. You’re on the road, a lot of times that’s the decision you’re going to make right there. We knew they were going to treat those last couple series like they were their last series and they were going to try to get this thing all the way down and clock.

“I thought [Defensive Coordinator] Pat [Graham] made a great call on the two-point conversion, that’s actually a call we put in this week. I thought the guys matched it and played it very well. We got some pressure from the line. I saw the DB’s did a good job getting the initial coverage. They were trying to work [Washington WR Terry] McLaurin on kind of a hesitation and work out to the flat right there. I think it was [DB] Logan [Ryan] on him at that point right there and did a good job covering him. But it was a call Pat put in this week. The guys did a really good job working that on Friday, really improving on some things that we put on tape in practice that were mistakes, cleaned it up through Saturday, and, hey, practice execution becomes game reality.”

Judge on his feelings about his first victory ...

“To be honest with you, not just trying to deflect things, but I try not to make things internal. When the players lose, I feel bad for the players. When they win, I’m happy for the players. When something goes wrong, our first reaction is, ‘What did I screw up? What could I have done better to help put this guy in a position to have success?’ You’re kind of happy when you get the results that you want, that maybe you didn’t too many things to hurt the players and you gave them an opportunity to go out there, play and win the game, which they did today. Look, I’ll kind of sit back someday far in the future and think about internal things. I don’t think it’s even close to time right now for that, it was one game and we’ve got another one shortly.”

Leonard Williams on Crowder’s emergence ...

“It’s funny that you call him ‘Mr. Irrelevant’ because he’s been doing a lot for us. I think since he came in, he’s been the quiet guy just working hard and he slowly has worked his way up to playing with the defense. He’s built his trust up with his teammates and he went out there and made a huge play today, and it was possibly the deciding factor of the game. That late in the game when it was that tight, we needed a huge play and the defense delivered. It was huge for him to not just dive on that ball and be okay with that, he picked it up and made a big play and we needed it.”

Williams on whether the Giants are better than their 1-5 record ...

“I absolutely think that we’re better than what our record shows. I’ve been on teams where we’ve gone 0-4, 0-5 in the beginning of the season and you can feel guys hanging their heads, you can feel guys giving up on the team and there’s a lot of division on a team with that. And I think even though we’ve been not winning as much as wanted to in the beginning of the season, we’ve been really tight in these games and guys are having each other’s backs and working hard. People are still coming to work every day expecting to win and I think that shows a lot of the type of guys that we have on this team. It makes me happy to be here.”

Darius Slayton on the value of finally getting a victory ...

“I definitely think it breathes life into the locker room, it breathes life into the building. Just brings an overall good feeling into the building. Hopefully, we’ll be able to carry that building throughout the rest of this week as we get ready for Philly.”

Daniel Jones on the team’s first victory ...

“We’ve battled these first five weeks and haven’t gotten the results. An extremely rewarding feeling today to get that result. We’re going to improve on the things we didn’t do as well. There’s certainly aspects of the game that we’ll look at and build off the good. That’s the challenge moving forward, to build off it going forward.”

Jones on the interception he threw ...

“Just throwing the ball away, didn’t get enough on it out of the back of the endzone. Got to make that decision sooner and get the ball out. I thought there was a chance it would be overturned after seeing it but can’t afford to make those mistakes.”

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