Quincy Roche ‘thrilled’ to be part of improving Giants defense

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Quincy Roche has had a roller coaster start to his NFL career. He was drafted in the sixth round by the Pittsburgh Steelers and was later waived on August 31. Luckily for Roche, he was picked up by the New YorkGiants a day later and the rest is history.

Roche has now worked his way up the depth chart and has even started his last two games.

In Week 9, Roche recorded the game-winning strip-sack on Derek Carr — it was his first career sack. That was a special moment for Roche, but originally he did not know the gravity of the play he made.

“No, I just heard the crowd start screaming and that’s how I knew,” Roche told reporters with a laugh this week. “My head was turned the other way and I saw the crowd screaming. I heard the crowd screaming and I just got super excited.”

Originally the rookie did not know that New York had recovered the ball thus ending the match. This was a cumulation of hard work that Roche and his teammates have been putting in to improve this defense.

“I think it’s just everybody jelling together, everybody working hard in practice and it shows in the game. So, I’m really thrilled with this defense, the way that we’ve been playing, but of course there’s room for improvement, so we’ll be back in the lab after this bye week and we’ve got a tough opponent next,” Roche said.

The Giants have improved vastly on the defensive side of the ball but still have a lot of work to do. They play one of the league’s best offenses (Tampa Bay Buccaneers) in two weeks and this should be a great way to show how Roche and this team has developed this season.

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