Za'Darius Smith insisted Preston Smith do the interview with him. Here's a bit of it that I didn't use:
Making plays together
P: It makes it all easier, having a guy like Za’Darius on the other side of me, it makes the quarterback have to make decisions because he can’t stand there or one of us is going to hit him. And you’ve got Amos over the top, including some other rookies contributing to this defense. A lot of other guys contributed to this defense to make us successful.
Z: I feel great about it. Everybody is doing our job. We talked about it, we all do our job, we’re going to be dominant. It doesn’t matter who it is, Amos, P, 23, 50, we’re all going to come together as one.
Did you make a statement to the league?
P: I think we got a lot of people aware of what this defense could be tonight. We’re going to work on the stuff we need to work on for next week. I think we woke a lot of people up. I think a lot of people didn’t believe in us, they had us ranked low. But we don’t care about any of that outside noise, we’re about what we can control and that’s playing hard defense and winning games.
Z: Most definitely. I can say this, before we started we came together as a team, I talked to them and I told everybody we’re going to shock the world and how shocked the world is going to be. I felt we did that tonight and we’re going to go forward and get ready for next week.