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Saturday Media Transcript: QB Daniel Jones

Eric from BBI : Admin : 5/4/2019 2:49 pm
Quarterback Daniel Jones -- May 4, 2019

Q: What did you think of yesterday?
A: I thought it went well. It was a good first day, a lot to learn, for sure. I think the challenge for all us young guys is to be consistent through practice, to not be too high or too low at any point. I think thatís what Iím focused on and showing improvement from the first day to the second day.

Q: Were there any nerves coming out and wearing that uniform for the first time?
A: Yeah, I was looking forward to getting on the field. Last week at home, I think thatís what you are thinking about is being on the field and getting to work. It was good to get out there and good to get started.

Q: Did you expect to throw as much as you did?
A: Yeah, I donít know how many balls we threw, but we threw a good bit. Thatís football practice.

Q: You are learning a lot, but as a quarterback, you have to teach too, how is that going?
A: I thought for the most part guys knew where to go, guys knew where to line up. I thought we did a good job preparing. As a quarterback, you want to have an idea of what everyone is doing and be able to help everyone out. Overall, I thought it was good and weíll have a new install today, so it will be another challenge.

Q: How much have they thrown at you so far?
A: It has been manageable, but itís all new stuff for everyone. I think it was a good amount of stuff, itís going to be a challenge just to learn the verbiage and the way everything is called, the way everything is structured in the offense. I thought it was a good amount for the first day and we kind of got an equal amount the second.

Q: Ryan Roeder has been a guy you have spent a lot of time with, what has that relationship been like?
A: Yeah, its been great so far. Coach Roeder has helped me out a whole lot. Heís obviously in all our meetings and coach Shula, coach Roeder, coach Shurmur, those three have been great so far. Iíve learned a lot already.

Q: You anticipate spending a lot of time with the iPad next week trying to learn?
A: Absolutely, coming back the week after next, it will be with the veterans and obviously you will be expected to be on that page. I have a whole lot to do next week, for sure.

Q: What does it take to be coachable, what is the dynamic like with Pat Shurmur on the field?
A: I think just listening, just making sure you are listening to whatís being said. Trying not to make the same mistake twice is the challenge. People want to see in a coachable player someone that doesnít make the same mistake twice. I think focusing on that and understanding what you need to correct, making sure you are mindful of that when the situation presents itself.

Q: When you woke up this morning, did you take out your computer and see what had been written about you?
A: No, I didnít. I got up, got over here and opened up the second install. Thatís what I needed to do.

Q: Who have you been rooming with?
A: Iíve been with the tight end C.J. Conrad from Kentucky.

Q: Have you been able to bounce plays off of each other, how has that process gone for you?
A: Thatís helpful, to have someone in there who is thinking through the same things. Weíve been practicing the same plays and understanding what weíre doing. It always helpful to have a guy like that.

Q: Did you have any words or advice for Darius Slayton yesterday, he had a slow start to practice with some drops?
A: Yeah, I thought he did a lot of good things on the field. He definitely made some plays. You can see his speed on the field, you can feel that. I thought for everyone it was a good first day and we were all probably a little up and down. Thatís the challenge on the second day, is making sure we are more consistent.

Q: Did you say anything specifically to him about the drops?
A: I mean talked through a few of the plays and I certainly made some mistakes there, too. I gotta protect him.

Q: How tough is it getting your timing down, especially since you havenít worked with these guys?
A: Thatís part of the challenge with new teammates. You are going to have to do that at some point. Now is as good a time as any to do that. Thatís a challenge here with the first practice. Hopefully thatís another area we can improve second and third day.

Q: Coach Shurmur said he was giving you the full playbook when you leave here tomorrow. Is it realistic to have a full working knowledge of it?
A: Iím gonna try to learn as much as I possibly can. Itís tough without being on the field necessarily in 11 on 11 football, but if he expects me to do it, I will make sure I do my best to do it.

Q: Do you have a plan for how you will do that next week? Will you throw or stick to the playbook?
A: I think itís both. Here you meet and you will be out on the field, kind of probably a similar deal when Iím at home. Studying it and being out on the field throwing and getting out there figuring some of that out.

Q: Are you working with your coaches back home on some of this stuff?
A: Yeah, Iíll be at Duke. Iíll have some help if I need it.
Ha!  
Klaatu : 5/4/2019 3:12 pm : link
Quote:
Q: When you woke up this morning, did you take out your computer and see what had been written about you?
A: No, I didnít. I got up, got over here and opened up the second install. Thatís what I needed to do.


Good for you, kid.
Iím really rooting for this kid.  
Keaton028 : 5/4/2019 4:11 pm : link
Seems to have a good head on his shoulders.
sounded just like Eli  
jeffusedtobeonwebtv : 5/4/2019 4:46 pm : link
When he was asked about Slayton, he refused to be critical. Just like Eli, he will not throw a teammate under the bus.

You really have to root for this kid.
throwing at Duke  
SCGiantsFan : 5/4/2019 7:37 pm : link
I suppose we do not know this yet. Will Eli invite receivers down to Duke throw and develop timing, again this year? Would DJ join in?
Seems like it would be a good idea
Mature kid  
Andrew in Austin : 5/5/2019 12:07 am : link
Wishing him the absolute best.
RE: sounded just like Eli  
ChaChing : 5/5/2019 1:24 am : link
In comment 14432005 jeffusedtobeonwebtv said:
Quote:
When he was asked about Slayton, he refused to be critical. Just like Eli, he will not throw a teammate under the bus.

You really have to root for this kid.

I bet you have but if not, listen to actual audio / video because IMO he 'sounds' about as much like Eli as you could. In that sense IMO DJ sounds more like Eli than Eli does Peyton in interviews in what I've heard
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