NYG Postgame (vs. Vikings) Transcripts: WR Golden Tate III -- October 6, 2019
Q: How did it feel to get back out there? You got that first play, but it seemed like it took you guys a little bit to get on the same page offensively.
A: Yeah, it definitely felt good to be back out there. It seems like itís been a long time since Iíve been out there. I thought we did a pretty good job at moving the ball. At times, we just couldnít finish the way we expected to. Ultimately, I think if we just do our jobs each play, we will be in a better situation. Just stay ahead of the sticks, capitalize on their mistakes and I think this game goes a little bit better. I thought there were a few plays that were just missed opportunities early. Itís tough, but we just have to flush this one very quickly because itís a quick turnaround going against the defending champs in Foxboro. Thatís going to be a tough, tough game, so we just have to flush this one and keep it moving.
Q: Is it almost easier after a loss like this to get right back on the field on Thursday?
A: I say, mentally, absolutely just because you want to get this taste out of your mouth as quick as you possibly can, so we are going to have an opportunity in just a few days. Physically, it can be challenging, but they also played a game today, so I donít think there will be an advantage to anybody. Like I said, we just have to bounce back, have a great mental week and try to go out there and handle business.
Q: How are you feeling physically after your first game back?
A: I feel pretty good. I didnít take too many big-time hits. It felt good to get back out there. Obviously, I wish I had a few more opportunities to help us win, but Iíll watch film very critically. Iíll get with DJ (Daniel Jones), my coach, the OC and see what I can do better to help us win and help us move the chains a little bit more.
Q: Is this the type of role we can expect from you every week? It didnít seem like you were on the field very much.
A: I hope not, I hope not. Obviously, I want to be out there as much as possible, but weíll see. Itís the first week back for me. I hope my role increases, but weíll see.
Q: What did you see out of Darius Slayton today?
A: I think heís getting better each and every week. Obviously, we have a lot of confidence in him being in early, late in the game when things need to happen. He obviously came up big with that big touchdown pass, thatís a hell of a route by him, great throw by DJ and incredible catch. Heís impressed me for sure and we just want him to keep being him. We brought him here to make plays and use that speed and if he just keeps doing that, I think heís going to play in this league for a long time.
Q: What did you think of the way Daniel Jones played today?
A: You know, for me right now, itís too early. One, because itís just my first game and two, I havenít even watched the film yet. A lot of the times, I was busy running routes, so I wasnít seeing what was going on in the back end, but I thought he made some great plays. He took some hits today and he bounced right up, so we know heís tough and, ultimately, I think we have to protect him a little bit better. All around, we just have to be a better offense from top to bottom. I donít think you can really point fingers at one position or one person. I just think we all have to be better. Weíve shown that we can put up points on anybody. We showed today that we can move the ball, thatís not the problem, against a top 10 defense. We just got to be more complete.
Q: How close do you think (Sterling) Shepard was to making some of those big plays?
A: Very, very close and I feel like he took those opportunities pretty hard on himself. He knows that he can make a few of those and he knows how close they were. Thereís no doubt that he wants to make those bad. So next week is going to be a perfect time to come back and all of us just play better team football.