Haason Redick on five-sack game: “It doesn’t feel real”

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Before Sunday, Cardinals linebacker Haason Reddick never had more than two sacks in any football game at any level. On Sunday, Reddick had five.

“It doesn’t feel real,” Reddick told PFT by phone after Sunday’s victory over the Giants. “I still can’t believe it. But it happened and I’m happy, man. I’m full of joy. I feel blessed. It’s one of those things you can’t believe even though it happened.”

Reddick explained that he didn’t realize he had five sacks until the victory had been secured.

“After the game was finally over and I was on the field and everything was happening,” Reddick said. “I just kept going. Just kept playing. Once it was over and I’m looking at my teammates and my coaches and everybody’s cheering me on. I tried to process it but I really still couldn’t. I took a moment to myself. I cried. I was so happy I cried. I can’t lie to you, I was so happy that I cried.”

Reddick also explained that the foundation for snapping a three-game losing streak was put in place during the week.

“We knew that we needed this game,” Reddick said, “especially to start a spark there to push us back into the playoff run. The energy was crazy at practice all week. The intensity was there. We were hitting on all cylinders in practice.”

They were hitting on all cylinders against the Giants, and the Cardinals have thrust themselves back into the playoff mix.

5 responses to “Haason Redick on five-sack game: “It doesn’t feel real”

  1. Terrific game from the lad…he’ll finish second behind Chase Young for Defensive Player of the week…

  2. Some team is gonna overpay for him this offseason based on this game – think of Ray Edwards a few years back

  3. …and the Cards declined his fifth-year option in May, so he will be a free agent after the season. This performance couldn’t have come at a better time for Redick.

    And in better news, new kicker Mike Nugent hit on all four of his field goals on Sunday, replacing Zane Gonzalez…apparently that was the “significant upgrade” Steve Keim needed to stop talking about how great Gonzalez really was, even when he wasn’t.

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