NYG Postgame (vs. Cardinals) Transcripts: QB Daniel Jones -- October 20, 2019
Q: How much pressure did you feel today from the defensive line coming at you?
A: Yeah, they did a good job upfront. They have some good pass rushers over there, and they did a good job. But I need to do a better job of getting rid of the ball, getting through my reads and getting the ball out. But yeah, they deserve some credit.
Q: How do you feel you’re progressing, and what are some takeaways that you’ll take from this game?
A: I think I’m making progress in some areas, and still need to improve a lot in others. Obviously, taking care of the ball is a big thing, and has been. To not do that today is disappointing. I have to get better there.
Q: What happened on the interception in the first quarter?
A: Just a force. I shouldn’t have thrown it.
Q: On the fumble, were you just waiting for Saquon (Barkley) to come free on the screen? What should you do on that play?
A: Probably just try not to hold it that long. I think you need to throw it in the ground and go on to the next play.
Q: When you get down as early as you did, does it make you feel like you have to do a little bit more to get your team back on track?
A: Yeah, I think that after the hole we dug for ourselves early, there was a sense of urgency. We fought back, but you can’t afford to do that to yourself early. You can’t afford to put yourself in that hole and it definitely makes it harder on you. Yeah, there was an urgency, and I thought we fought. But it’s just hard to do when you put yourself down like that.
Q: What did you see on the third and 18 call?
A: Two high, deep zone coverage. Yeah, check was running the ball.
Q: Is it something that you fight through, going ‘Maybe I should hold the ball and go through my progressions, or maybe I’ll just take off.’ Is it something you’re constantly thinking of when you’re out there?
A: Yeah, I think so. Having the sense for the pressure, having the sense for the timing of the play, I think all of that stuff is what you’re trying to always develop and always be aware of in each situation. Yeah, I think to help a little bit, I have to do better with that.
Q: Is that check to the run the correct check and the correct audible based on the coverage? Or does the fact that it was third and 18 and the situation in the game, is it still up to you maybe not to check to that just because of the situation?
A: Yeah, the check was based on the look from the defense.
Q: The fourth and 15, what unfolded on that play?
A: Just need to get rid of the ball. They brought some pressure on it. I need to see it and try to pick it up.
Q: You never saw that cornerback on that blitz until it was too late?
A: Yeah. I have to pick it up.
Q: How frustrating is it overall to be 2-5 and in the situation that the team is in?
A: Yeah, we’re frustrated. Everyone is frustrated. But I don’t think we’re discouraged at all. We’ll be back to work tomorrow. We’ll be looking forward to the opportunity against Detroit. We’re frustrated, but kind of rightfully so. We all know we can play better, and we’re determined to play better. So, back to work tomorrow.