Damien Harris does not seem very concerned about his ankle injury or the weather in week 7. It was very interesting to see what he had to say about this. Take a look at what he said when he was asked about his injury this week.
“I’m fine,” Harris said multiple times during his video call with reporters. “… I mean, like I said, I’m fine. I don’t even know how else to answer that question. Like, I’m fine.”
“Regardless of what … is asked of us in our game plan, what we’re asked to do, how many times we’re asked to touch the ball, what we’re asked to do and pass protection and just whatever the overall game plan is, it’s our job to go out there and execute and do our job,” Harris said. “Unfortunately, that’s been a part of you know what’s been going on. We’ve got some guys banged up and things like that. But at the end of the day, regardless of how big or how small it is, we’ve got to go out there and just do our job.”
Patriots’ Damien Harris Gives Update on His Ankle Injury
Harris was also asked about the weather and what kind of impact this might have on the game. But from what he said, it sounds like it is not as big of a deal as people think it is.
“I definitely think that people overthink it to an extent,” Harris said. “I mean, it is a situation that you have to deal with … but sometimes people think that just because it’s raining outside or because it’s a little windy that playing football becomes this, like, all-world challenge that people can’t face.
“At the end of the day, we’re still playing football. Regardless of if it’s raining or not, you’ve still got to take care of the ball. You’ve still got to protect the ball. You’ve still got to play smart, fundamental, technically sound football. Yeah, it gets a little bit tougher when the weather isn’t necessarily perfect and you have these circumstances, but at the same time, you just have to go out there and play football, business as usual.”
“Isaiah is a young player that has been growing in recent weeks, really picking up the offense and being able to expand his role,” Byrd said. “He’s a fast guy. I think you guys can see how he runs out there. Runs great routes, and I’m excited to see how he continues to progress.”
“Those are two young guys that compete hard,” Byrd said. “They run great routes, catch the ball well. They’re learning the offense, picking up everything fast, so I think those guys have a good opportunity to help us in the future.”