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JPP: "I knew what to do"

David Diehl and Will Beatty #65 try to

David Diehl and Will Beatty #65 try to stop Jason Pierre-Paul #90 as he rushes the quarterback during practice at the Timex Performance Center. (Aug. 10, 2011) Credit: Newsday/Joe Epstein

Here are some halftime quotes provided by the Giants:

Jason Pierre-Paul:

"I thought I played pretty good. I knew what I was supposed to do and I was just out there executing. I came out, and I wasn't nervous. I knew the play calls, and I caught on very well. I just felt good. It felt very good. I knew what I was doing."

"(The first real contact) it felt real good. Just to see where our conditioning was. Probably need to work on a little more running. Our plan was to come out and play great football, and that's what we did."

David Diehl:

"It was good to get back out here and get into a game situation. We've been butting heads with our own team for the last couple weeks. Even though you practice hard, and we've had some great practices, you can't ever simulate the speed of the game. It's great to get out here and get the pads hitting, getting some plays in. It's great to get the first game out of the way. As an older guy, you've got to watch these younger guys as they're learning and picking up this offense."

(On new OLine playing together for first time) "In the first one, you really want to communicate. You want to get on the same page. It's good to get some short yardage situations. You want to have scoring drives and get some first downs. Unfortunately we didn't do that today. We've got a lot to learn, but we've got some good film now to study to really see the things we need to improve on going into next week."

Michael Boley:

(On interception) "I really just dropped into zone coverage. I saw the whole thing. The quarterback really zoned in on the running back. The ball was thrown and the running back hadn't turned around yet. He threw it in my zone, he really threw it right to me. It was a great way to start the preseason for the defense by putting some points on the board. It felt great to be back out there. It's been a long offseason. We've been beating up on ourselves for two weeks, so it was actually good to go out and hit someone else and experience the live action."

Eli Manning:

"We didn't get off to a great start. We didn't make any critical mistakes, didn't turn the ball over, so those are positives. But we were never able to get into a great rhythm. We missed a few opportunities and made a couple mental mistakes. Those are the things that kept us from keeping drives alive."

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