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Tuesday Media Transcript: DL RJ McIntosh

Eric from BBI : Admin : 10/16/2018 3:06 pm
DL RJ McIntosh
October 16, 2018

Q: How did it feel being out there practicing?
A: Itís been a long time since Iíve been able to do that Ė since last year, I think. It felt great to be around the guys, and doing D-line drills with them. Finally feeling like Iím a part of the team.

Q: How has it been since the draft? Do you feel like you werenít a part of the team?
A: I know Iím a part of the team. Itís just I wasnít able to do anything besides working out and meetings. Physical work, I wasnít able to do any football work. Iím excited, I feel blessed to finally have this opportunity.

Q: How would you describe what you were going through physically? Is it something you worry about moving forward?
A: No, I overcame the situation. Iím just praying that it never comes back, just praying for that. It shouldnít come back.

Q: Did they say why? Was this a random thing?
A: Yeah, itís something that just popped up. I donít really feel comfortable talking about it. Something that popped up and it shouldnít come back up.

Q: Are you optimistic youíll play in a game this season?
A: Iím praying for it. I want to be able to get out there. I made it this far, I want to be able to participate.

Q: Have they spelled out a plan for you in terms of getting you on the field?
A: No, not yet.

Q: This is basically training camp for you, right?
A: Yeah, I guess. Hopefully I adjust real quickly.

Q: Did you lose weight? Did you have to get your body back in shape?
A: I lost a little weight, but not much. Iím almost at my playing weight from last year, but Iím getting there.

Q: What can you do in these next three week to prove to them that they should activate you?
A: Just stay in my playbook, know everything that theyíre talking about. Even though Iím on the side, I can still get mental reps. Focus in meetings, so when I do get the opportunity, I can show up and show out.

Q: When youíre out there, do you feel like youíre behind physically?
A: I just hope and pray I can help the team out when my opportunity comes. I plan on showing out when that does come up.

Q: Were you out longer than you expected when you first went out in April?
A: Yeah, definitely. I didnít think it would take this long. I understand itís a process, and weíre at the end of that process.

Q: Did you have any fun out there today? Were the guys joking around with you and busting your chops about being back on the field?
A: I know everybody already (laughter). It was the first time I put my helmet on. It was a big difference, but itís cool.

Q: Was it hard to stay patient throughout these past few weeks?
A: Yeah, I would say it was difficult. Iím a football player, I want to play football. I always dreamed of being up here at this level. So, I had to be patient. My family, it was a big deal with them. Explaining to them that itís a process, and these guys were also telling me not to walk around here sad and stuff. Just get better. Itís out of my control.

good news  
Steve in South Jersey : 10/16/2018 3:25 pm : link
I am rooting for him.
what exactly was wrong with him?  
EJJ : 10/16/2018 3:47 pm : link
Hope he stays healthy and wish him the best lord knows we could use him.
There was  
Pete in MD : 10/16/2018 4:07 pm : link
speculation that is was a thyroid issue of some sort because there was something diagnosed at the combine but nobody seems to know for sure unless I missed something.
Great attitude  
DavidinBMNY : 10/16/2018 7:04 pm : link
I'm rooting for him as well.
Given the Giants present situation, McIntosh should be allowed to be  
Tom in NY : 10/16/2018 8:27 pm : link
activated, and get into the rotation.

This could be a good way to evaluate him for next season over the last 4-6 games of the season.

Seems like a kid that's worth cheering for.
Many draft sites  
Pete in MD : 10/16/2018 9:19 pm : link
had him rated above BJ Hill who has performed very well so far.
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