WR Sterling Shepard -- September 25, 2019
Q: How do you follow up what you guys did last week and use it as momentum?
A: Itís very important, we have an opportunity to go 2-2 and it starts by executing throughout the week. We had a great day of practice today and we have to take it up another notch tomorrow.
Q: How do you go forward without Saquon Barkley?
A: Itís next-man-up mentality, I have confidence in Wayne. Heís been toting the ball pretty good for us lately, and I donít see it going anywhere.
Q: When you look at Daniel Jonesí first start, what kind of lift did he bring?
A: A huge lift, not only how vocal he is and how he uplifts all the other players, heís smart and he plays with a lot of poise. You can see that, and you usually donít see that out of a rookie.
Q: Even with the one start under his belt, where do you see the potential?
A: I see a lot of potential, but it starts with the guys around him. We have to do a great job of protecting him, making the catches, and getting open for him. We have to continue to do that and thatís where the reps in practice come into play.
Q: How do you continue building on this and take that over to the Washington game?
A: You just start with it at practice, you have to bring the energy at practice every day. We had some success, so donít get too overhyped about it, we have to stay at the same level and amp up the play throughout the week.
Q: What kind of challenge are the Redskins this week?
A: They play a lot of one high man, so we have to do a great job this week of beating one high man. You have to beat your man and find a way to get open in zones as well, when they decide to go zone.
Q: Are you going to keep an eye out for Landon (Collins)?
A: I keep an eye out for everybody every week, it doesnít matter who it is.
Q: The opportunities that you got this week were plentiful, and just a chance to show yourself being healthy and being out there, what was that like?
A: It was pretty exciting. The week before, I had to sit there and watch my boys go out there and play without me, which hurts me. I was just happy to be back on the field making plays.
Q: Whatís it like playing against a guy like Landon who was such a big part of this team?
A: Thatís my brother, we also share the same agency, so I have known the guy for a while. I played against him in college. Like I said, thatís my brother at the end of the day. When we step on the field, he knows what time it is. We do this all the time.
Q: You know what kind of competitor he is, you also know he has some hard feelings about some people here. Do you think he is going to bring anything different on the field Sunday?
A: I expect him to be him. Thatís going out there and playing hard. Iím not really too focused on whatever they have going on. Iím focused on what we have in the locker room and what we are going to do as an offense.