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.