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Wednesday Media Transcript: QB Davis Webb

Eric from BBI : Admin : 4/25/2018 1:52 pm
QB Davis Webb
Media Availability, April 25, 2018

Q: How valuable is this week for you?
A: Well, itís the first chance Ė we have a new offense, obviously with Coach [Offensive Coordinator Mike] Shula and [Head] Coach [Pat] Shurmur and you do so much during the offseason, kind of watching what Minnesota did and now you get a chance to kind of do it yourself with our guys. Itís been an exciting first day and exciting past couple of weeks learning the installs and learning the new system. So, now weíre just going to go out and execute and have fun today and then tomorrow.

Q: Can you talk about the improvements youíve seen yourself make on film?
A: Yeah, I didnít get a chance to play last year, so just kind of going off practice tapes and asking people around me that were on the staff last year what I needed to work on this offseason. And then our new coaching staff with Coach Shurmur and Coach Shula, had [TEST Football Academy Trainer] Tony [Racioppi] in area and just kind of worked on two or three really big things and just focused on that and make them no longer weaknesses, more strengths, and I think I did that. Now itís getting football back into my system a little bit, 11-on-11 action and having a rush and just kind of playing football again.

Q: What has your relationship been with Eli Manning throughout the course of this offseason?
A: Itís been really great. Me and him had a pretty good system in January, February and March, just kind of working out every day together, lifting and running. And just kind of watching a little Minnesota stuff here and there and just kind of getting a conceptual mindset of whatís to come. And itís really helped us the past couple of days.†

Q: What do you think you have to prove to the coaching staff throughout the spring and summer?
A: I donít have to prove anything. All Iíve got to do is show what Iíve got and thatís up to them. I try to do the best I can in the meeting rooms, the weight workouts, the practices especially. Just kind of show what I have and let them make a decision. Itís out of my control and Iím not really too worried about it, I promise. I just work hard and I know Iím going to get a chance someday.

Q: If the Giants donít draft a quarterback in this weekís NFL Draft, will you take that as a vote of confidence?
A: No, because Mr. [General Manager Dave] Gettleman gets paid a lot and heís very high up on the chain and his job is to make a decision thatís going to help the Giants. So, if thatís a quarterback, or if thatís another position, whatever. As long as it helps the New York Football Giants, and thatís all Iím about. Iím a team guy, Iíve said that last year, Iíll say it again. My number one goal is to be the best teammate I possibly can be and whoever we get [with the] number two overall pick, weíre excited about and heís going to be a great member of our team.

Q: As a quarterback, can you simulate the timing of a live rep, to kind of get a feel for how things go?
A: Yeah, the first day is always a little tough. First dayís always the worst day, first of all. Itís the first day back, new system, guys are moving really fast, donít really know what theyíre doing all the time. Both sides of the ball, just learning a new system, kind of getting the offseason out of their system a little bit and guys are just playing faster, you know? So, first dayís always a little more difficult and the second day it will be a lot more clean. But I thought Eli and I did a pretty good job, operationally speaking, getting in and out of the huddle and running the plays. And I thought we did a pretty good job yesterday and now we got today to get better.

Q: Have you played in a system like this before?
A: Well, Iíve only been in one system in the NFL. In college, yeah thereís some similarities in all the systems Iíve been in. Everybodyís different, everybody has their own little twist to it. But enough is said about the Minnesota offense last year. They were unbelievable, Coach Shurmur did a great job dialing it up and [former Minnesota quarterback] Case [Keenum] played really well and they ran the ball good and their playmakers made plays. So, thatís what weíre looking forward to this year and the first day was very successful.

Q: Have you and Case Keenum talked and did he give you any advice?
A: Yeah, Case and I have sent texts back and forth and just kind of said whatís up and kind of talked about Coach Shurmur a little bit. Nothing really too big to read into that, just trying to gather as much information. Case and I played for the same coaches in college.

Q: Has your relationship with Manning changed at all, since you are both starting at this same spot with this offense?
A: Not really. I think I got his respect early on last year, kind of doing so much stuff for him week to week, scheming defense wise. Now, weíre on the same level. When I got here a year ago, Eli was, I think, year four in the system. So, he was at like algebra 20 and I was in addition. So, I kind of caught up a little bit towards the end of the season, not near his level, obviously. But now, weíre kind of starting off in addition and now weíre moving on to algebra one. So, weíre getting there, weíre kind of learning together and itís been a lot of fun learning with him and heís got a lot of experience.

Q: What is the biggest difference going into your second year at this point as opposed to last year?
A: Thatís a good question. The first thing is, I learned a system last year and I kind of tried to master it as much as I can and now youíve got to flush it out of your system a little bit. Thereís some carryover, but not much. And then you have to kind of learn a new system and re-grow again. So, right now Iím just trying to do what the coaches are asking us to do, be coachable and complete the ball to the open guy. Coming out of college, coming into an NFL system, being in the huddle is a little different, but now I feel so much more confident and especially yesterday. I didnít mess up in the huddle one time. So, that was definitely a plus from last year.

Q: After saying if it is not here, youíll get a chance somewhere else and that you have more confidence. Is that what you feel?
A: I never said somewhere else, I just know that Iím going to get a chance. I want it to be here, letís say that. I want it to be the New York Football Giants. But again, if they draft somebody, they feel like itís going to be the best player for our team. Thatís up to them. I donít get paid to make those decisions, I donít want to make those decisions. I just want to complete the ball to the open guy and be a great teammate and work hard each and every day and just get better. Thatís what this time is about. Everybodyís making a big deal about it, but itís about getting better. We just learned a new offense the past two weeks, so itís just kind of learning on the fly and translating what you learned in the meeting room to the game field.

Q: What are Mike Shula and Pat Shurmur like to work with as coaches?
A: Theyíve been great. I was blessed to have a good group last year, but this group has upped it.
Coach Shula is very easy to communicate [with]. Heís a little bit more laid back than I imagined, but he is very good, he coaches us hard, heís looking for the tiniest details and thatís something you want as a player. And Coach Shurmur is awesome. You guys have dealt with him, heís easy to talk to, heís a playerís first coach and itís a lot of fun learning his system because he has cool ways to learn it and make it stick a little better. And itís been helping us, especially the receivers and I, weíve been spending a little time together.

Q: What ways does Shurmur use to make the offense stick?
A: It just makes sense to learn it. Itís kind of hard to explain. Itís just his system is very easy to learn if you put time and effort into it. Youíve just got to put a little time into it and youíll grasp it pretty quickly.

Q: Do you have any plans to watch the NFL Draft?
A: Yeah, because I want to see who we draft and whoís going to help us this year, whose going to be the newest New York Giant. Iíll watch it Thursday and I think Friday, Iíll probably just go to dinner.

Q: When the quarterback draft prospects came to visit the facility, what was your takeaway?
A: Iíve known a couple of them for a while. So, yeah, Iíve seen a couple. It doesnít bother me. I understand, thatís their job. Listen, if I was a GM, I understand, Iíd do the same thing. So, that does not hurt my feelings, I do not care about that. The only thing I worry about is being the best I can be because I know Iím going to get an opportunity in this league and when that comes, Iím going to be ready.

Q: Does it light the fire at all, even more so?
A: No, Iím pretty motivated already.

Gotta love this kid.  
Eman11 : 4/25/2018 2:03 pm : link
No way to know if he's the future at QB but I love everything I read about him.

Kid sounds like a real hard worker,gym rat type of guy who always seems to say the right things.
Gotta love this kid. Always says the right thing.  
Blue21 : 4/25/2018 2:08 pm : link
I'm hoping he can do it, but you just gotta respect him. He will get a chance somewhere. It would be great if he can prove to be the next franchise QB regardless of who the Giants draft.
Wish reporters these days were better at following up  
Beezer : 4/25/2018 2:13 pm : link
on things like this:

Q: What are Mike Shula and Pat Shurmur like to work with as coaches?

A: Theyíve been great. I was blessed to have a good group last year, but this group has upped it.

Follow-up: Davis, when you say this group of coaches "upped it," tell us some specific ways that you mean that.
I liked this bit, where he pushed back after the lazy reporter  
Beezer : 4/25/2018 2:15 pm : link
just made shit up.

Q: After saying if it is not here, youíll get a chance somewhere else and that you have more confidence. Is that what you feel?

A: I never said somewhere else, I just know that Iím going to get a chance. I want it to be here, letís say that. I want it to be the New York Football Giants.

RE: I liked this bit, where he pushed back after the lazy reporter  
Eman11 : 4/25/2018 2:30 pm : link
In comment 13930909 Beezer said:
Quote:
just made shit up.

Q: After saying if it is not here, youíll get a chance somewhere else and that you have more confidence. Is that what you feel?

A: I never said somewhere else, I just know that Iím going to get a chance. I want it to be here, letís say that. I want it to be the New York Football Giants.


Same here and is one of the things I was talking about in how he always seems to say the right things. Not only saying the right things but in how he said them.

He didn't get all pissed off or real defensive. He just seemed to correct the reporter and made his point again.
He certainly checks off  
batman11 : 4/25/2018 3:52 pm : link
a lot of the intangible boxes.... A very easy guy to root for.
I keep saying it  
ThatLimerickGuy : 4/25/2018 3:55 pm : link
This kid is going to be very very good.

We have an ultra competent offensive staff now.

Webb is going to play this year and play very very well.

Two things  
5BowlsSoon : 4/25/2018 5:26 pm : link
1. I hope we donít draft a qb because....

2.i hope Webb can be another Zak

Go Davis, Go Giants, Go Draft a player we need now
Love Webb. Good head on his shoulders.  
baadbill : 4/25/2018 5:45 pm : link
I hope he gets all the breaks and becomes a great NFL QB.

Having said that ... he's still a 3rd round pick who has yet to take a single solitary snap in the NFL ... and his chances of "making it" are the same as any other third round QB ... slim to none.

But I really, really like how he comes across as a person. And, as a Giants fan, I will root like hell for him.
Limerick if you're right  
Dave on the UWS : 4/25/2018 6:03 pm : link
then they absolutely should pick Barkley or Chubb.
I don't know if he'll be a franchise qb  
JohnF : 4/25/2018 6:22 pm : link
but damn, if he decides to go into coaching after his playing days, I want him on the Giants staff. He's a hard worker and a hell of a communicator, and that's something you want in a coach, from the lowest levels to Head Coach.
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