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Jairus Byrd: "I finally get to go play"

Posted Oct 9, 2013

Bills safety Jairus Byrd talked to the media about how he feels going into this Sunday's game against the Bengals and if he feels like he has something to prove.

S Jairus Byrd

Wednesday, October 09, 2013

Q: Do you expect to be out there Sunday?
A: Yeah, definitely. I agree with what he said.

Q: Tell us how it felt?

A: Yeah, I do feel like I’m back as far as just my body-wise. Now the rest is just mental; getting out there.

Q: What is the level of excitement that you’re going to be playing?
A: A lot of excitement. This is what I’ve always wanted to do anyways from day one. Now we’re here and I finally get to go play, so I’m excited.

Q: How do you react to all the people who accused you of sitting out?
A: I don’t, honestly. That’s part of this game, that’s a part of the NFL. People are going to critique and give their opinion. I’m fine with that. I know what I stand for, I’m confident in myself and it is what it is.

Q: What do you expect from yourself on Sunday?
A: Effort. My first time being out there, just going to give it all I’ve got. I understand the position I’m in due to my injury that I have a lot to catch up. Just going to give effort wherever I can help the team is where I’m going to go.

Q: Did you understand Coach’s decision to keep you out of the game Thursday?
A: I did. When he explained it to me, that’s one thing I will give Coach Marrone, he definitely took me aside and explained everything to me. His thought process, so hat’s off to him for that. I understood, after he explained it to me. As a competitor you want to be out there, so I understand.