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Tuesday Media Transcript: QB Daniel Jones

Eric from BBI : Admin : 8/20/2019 3:17 pm
QB Daniel Jones -- August 20, 2019

Q: Whatís your reaction to Baker Mayfieldís comments?
A: I try not to listen to much thatís said. I think Iíve done a pretty good job of that. I heard that before, I kind of have the same mindset, I certainly have a lot to focus on here, I have a lot to worry about here and Iím focused on that. Itís been good, but just focused on what Iím doing here.

Q: Is it any different that a player in the league criticized you being picked?
A: I donít think so. Like I said, my focus is here, in the building, my teammates, coaches, and everyone a part of this organization, has been my focus. When you get outside the building, I donít think it does a whole lot to focus on that for me. Certainly focused on here.

Q: Does it motivate you to prove people wrong?
A: I donít think thatís a main motivator for me. I think there is a lot of things before that that motivate me, to be honest.

Q: Do you know him at all?
A: I donít, no.

Q: Did it seem out of left field to you?
A: Yeah, a little bit. Like I said, I donít know him, I have never spoken to him. He has an opinion, a lot of people have opinions.

Q: Coach Shurmur said just because you are calm out there doesnít mean you arenít fired up inside, is that the case?
A: Like I said, there are a lot of things that motivate me before something like that would. I think I am a very passionate person. I donít always show it, but I think I am a very passionate person.

Q: What would you say if someone looked at your stats and record and said, ďwell, this guy is a mediocre quarterback, look at his recordĒ?
A: Going back to Duke, I wish we did win more games. I played a big part in that. I take responsibility for that, I wish we did win more games. Our goal was always to win ACC championships and to go to big bowl games and we werenít able to do that. I donít look back on that without a large responsibility for that.

Q: Do you feel youíre a winner?
A: I do. I have always felt like I am. Growing up and competing, I think I am a competitor and I think Iím a winner.

Q: Can you change someone like Bakerís perception if youíre not playing? Is it annoying that you have to wait to play to prove people like that wrong and shut them up?
A: I donít think so. Like I said, there is a lot that I need to focus on here. There is a lot that I need to do to improve, and to make sure that Iím moving forward. Thatís what Iím focused on. Iím not sure thatís the best motivator. If thatís the thing youíre looking forward to doing the most is proving them wrong, Iím not sure thatís the best way to improve every day or the best way to really get where you want to go.

Q: If you were on the field and a player said that to you, would you trash talk back?
A: Maybe Iíd say something, but I donít know. Iíd make sure we win the game.

Q: Do the people who know you best think itís really hard to make you angry or that they rarely see you angry?
A: Yeah, for the most part. Maybe my little brother would say something else (laughter). For the most part, I try to do a pretty good job at controlling myself. I feel like Iím thinking best and playing best when Iím in control of myself.

Q: Do you agree, you have to be kind of wired to be like that?
A: Yeah, I do think thatís part of my personality.

Q: Do you ever sit there and say, Ďwhy are you bothering with me when you have your own team to worry about?í
A: Iím not sure I would do it that way, but everyone has a different way of doing things. Like I said, my focus is here. Our focus is here. I think I speak for the teamó weíre really focused on what weíre doing here and making sure weíre ready to play going into the season.

Q: Have you seen Baker play, and what do you think of him as a quarterback?
A: Yeah, Iíve seen him play. I watched him in college and a little bit in the last year. I think heís a great player. He can throw it, and I enjoy watching him play.

Q: Why donít you tell us how much you are going to play?
A: I donít know, I really donít know. Thatís up to coach and weíll see how it goes. I look forward to getting back out there.

Q: Are you interested in playing a real road game?
A: Yeah, I think itíll be fun to get on the road. It's my first experience on the road, so it'll be exciting.

15 years of this?  
dep026 : 8/20/2019 3:18 pm : link
Sign me up.
RE: 15 years of this?  
SFGFNCGiantsFan : 8/20/2019 3:21 pm : link
In comment 14537138 dep026 said:
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Sign me up.


Eli 2.0 in terms of looks & how he handles the media. Now let's hope he's Eli 2.0 when it comes to the Super Bowl bling.
He is a pleasure  
Joey in VA : 8/20/2019 3:27 pm : link
To listen to, his parents did an amazing job raising a respectful, grounded and focused person. His ability to stay even keel in the face of all this crap is admirable.
Eerily Eli,  
Big Blue '56 : 8/20/2019 3:27 pm : link
demeanor-wise
Well Coached, Brought Up Well  
Rong5611 : 8/20/2019 3:29 pm : link
He handled that as well as you could. Comes from good parents and good coaching.
Grounded, respectful, calm and intelligent responses  
Torrag : 8/20/2019 3:33 pm : link
I love this kids attitude.
What else is he going to say  
micky : 8/20/2019 3:34 pm : link
It's childish "fan" stuff. He has a job to do and focus on that at this level for a beginner.

Feel sorry for the kid bc ny area and people ..media etc are drama mamma's
Amazing job answering this and not throwing his teammates under the  
BestFeature : 8/20/2019 3:41 pm : link
bus.

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Q: What would you say if someone looked at your stats and record and said, ďwell, this guy is a mediocre quarterback, look at his recordĒ?
A: Going back to Duke, I wish we did win more games. I played a big part in that. I take responsibility for that, I wish we did win more games. Our goal was always to win ACC championships and to go to big bowl games and we werenít able to do that. I donít look back on that without a large responsibility for that.
RE: What else is he going to say  
Ryan in Albany : 8/20/2019 3:41 pm : link
In comment 14537179 micky said:
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It's childish "fan" stuff. He has a job to do and focus on that at this level for a beginner.

Feel sorry for the kid bc ny area and people ..media etc are drama mamma's


You're trying way too hard with the contrarian viewpoint.
Maybe Baker Mayfield Ran His Stupid Mouth...  
M.S. : 8/20/2019 3:43 pm : link

...to show OBJ some sort of "support" for how our former WR feels about Giants' management (and Eli.) That's the only thing I can think of why Mayfield would say something so out of left field, especially since he doesn't even know Daniel Jones and I don't think their paths have ever crossed.

As an aside, I'm not one to dump on Baker Mayfield because he has shown an immature side before and has done some questionable things in his young life. Quite frankly, I've only watched him closely on the field, and no matter how wild his off-field antics may have been, this dude is totally under control as a QB. And I believe he will develop into one of the NFL's very best!

But he really should just STFU about Daniel Jones. I mean really. It shows a total lack of respect for a fellow NFL QB.
RE: Amazing job answering this and not throwing his teammates under the  
Heisenberg : 8/20/2019 3:50 pm : link
In comment 14537190 BestFeature said:
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Q: What would you say if someone looked at your stats and record and said, ďwell, this guy is a mediocre quarterback, look at his recordĒ?
A: Going back to Duke, I wish we did win more games. I played a big part in that. I take responsibility for that, I wish we did win more games. Our goal was always to win ACC championships and to go to big bowl games and we werenít able to do that. I donít look back on that without a large responsibility for that.



Agreed. This is an extremely mature example of leadership. Impressive.

And the Maras are so controversy-averse these days that you can imagine that this kind of answer will also inspire FULL.BLOOM.LOVE.
Such a mature, intelligent kid......  
Simms11 : 8/20/2019 4:30 pm : link
Very classy, handles media well and if he continues to play like he has during the regular season, when that opportunity comes, he'll be destined to become another great NY Giant QB. I'm excited to see him play an entire game.
RE: What else is he going to say  
an_idol_mind : 8/20/2019 4:32 pm : link
In comment 14537179 micky said:
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It's childish "fan" stuff. He has a job to do and focus on that at this level for a beginner.

Feel sorry for the kid bc ny area and people ..media etc are drama mamma's


You can play the "What else was he going to say" card, but we've seen plenty of examples of quarterbacks who didn't say the right thing. Recall Donovan McNabb publicly feuding with Terrell Owens or Geno Smith bizarrely taking shots at Rex Ryan when he finally got a chance to be the Giants' starting quarterback.
Those are some of the worst questions I've ever read in my life.  
Mike in Long Beach : 8/20/2019 4:36 pm : link
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RE: Those are some of the worst questions I've ever read in my life.  
Mr. Bungle : 8/20/2019 4:41 pm : link
In comment 14537281 Mike in Long Beach said:
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Because they're from the same lousy beat reporters we've been subjected to for years.
Pure class  
Rjanyg : 8/20/2019 4:49 pm : link
Eli is all class and Daniel is showing us the same high road class.

How fortunate are us Giant fans to have such mature, focused QB's to lead our team.
These Questions are Sick  
GiantEgo : 8/20/2019 4:50 pm : link
They are all framed as Mayfield talking points and Jones must defend himself against such serious allegations!
*sigh*  
j_rud : 8/20/2019 4:53 pm : link
This kids got me swooning...
I thought that the questions were fair, and allowed us to get  
yatqb : 8/20/2019 4:57 pm : link
an even greater understanding of this kid's wisdom and maturity. What a mensch.
if jones is 80% of what manning has been  
Payasdaddy : 8/20/2019 5:39 pm : link
He will put us in position to win a good amoun t of games next decade
Love the old school demeanor
I glad we dont have a douchebag like baker on team
And I dont miss the semi douche diva we had playing wr
even if he scores 20tds this yr
Like having a bunch of hard working guys who focus on team first not drama queens
I love this guy already.  
Dave in Hoboken : 8/20/2019 5:44 pm : link
Can't wait to see him play for real. So pumped!
RE: Those are some of the worst questions I've ever read in my life.  
ColHowPepper : 8/20/2019 5:52 pm : link
In comment 14537281 Mike in Long Beach said:
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Agree. I usually don't get wrapped up or warped out when BBI piles on media (unless they ask stupid, brain dead questions). This was of the nasty, malicious sort. Who were these fucktards?
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arcarsenal : 8/20/2019 6:00 pm : link
As I've said before... I can't tell you whether or not Daniel will be a great QB, but I'm very confident that this young man has his head on straight and will never be any sort of issue off the field.

Very easy to pull for him. I hope he has a long career littered with proving people wrong and making their draft day snap-judgments look foolish.
Baker could take a lesson from Daniel. Now seriously who would you  
Blue21 : 8/20/2019 6:19 pm : link
rather be friends with?
RE: He is a pleasure  
Q v2.0 : 8/20/2019 6:55 pm : link
In comment 14537154 Joey in VA said:
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To listen to, his parents did an amazing job raising a respectful, grounded and focused person. His ability to stay even keel in the face of all this crap is admirable.


Well said.
Small thing, but I like that he feels confident enough to  
ron mexico : 8/20/2019 9:16 pm : link
"Speak on behalf of the team" in this answer. Doesn't seem like a guy who is afraid to take a leadership role.

Q: Do you ever sit there and say, Ďwhy are you bothering with me when you have your own team to worry about?í
A: Iím not sure I would do it that way, but everyone has a different way of doing things. Like I said, my focus is here. Our focus is here. I think I speak for the teamó weíre really focused on what weíre doing here and making sure weíre ready to play going into the season.
Well done, kid  
mfsd : 8/20/2019 10:48 pm : link
Look forward to seeing him making everyone eat crow in the coming years
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christian : 8/20/2019 11:09 pm : link
It's like the Giants were waiting for the next Manning to come along to pick a replacement.

He's exhibiting a lot of patience and maturity -- all good traits for a quarterback.
Christian ...  
Spider56 : 8/21/2019 9:37 am : link
Said very well ... +1
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