QB Daniel Jones -- October 23, 2019
Q: I know itís only Week 8, but is this a must win?
A: There is certainly a sense of urgency in the building, amongst the players, that we need to get a win. It was that way last week. I think thatís just the way we attack the week, the way we approach each game, and we certainly expect to win. I think you feel that sense of urgency, everyone is working hard, and everyone expects to win.
Q: How much of a focus for you right now is ball security and turnovers?
A: Itís a huge focus of mine. I think itís tough to win when youíre turning the ball over that much. Iíve got to do a better job with that. Decision making, securing the ball in the pocket, and securing the ball when Iím out of the pocketó all of that stuff is really important.
Q: With the turnovers and the sacks coming at you, how hard is it for the offense, through all four quarters, just to get in a rhythm?
A: Turnovers certainly make it tough to do that. Like you said, I have to do a better job at that stuff and Iím confident that I will. I think thatíll help everyone, like you said, stay in a rhythm and consistently execute. I think as an offense, we felt like weíve been able to execute, weíve been able to move the ball when we played. Itís just things like that that are stopping us or preventing us from being as productive as we can.
Q: The beauty of this league is that you get to go back out there this Sunday. How eager are you to get another opportunity?
A: Yeah, weíre excited, I am certainly am, to get back out there and get back on track. Thatís what weíre looking forward to doing. Weíre excited.
Q: Pat Shurmur was saying that the sacks are kind of a team number, and not just to blame the offensive line. As a quarterback, what can you do pre-snap or post-snap to help cut down on the number? Is there anything you see on the film that could help you?
A: Yeah, getting the ball out on time is the biggest thing. I certainly need to do a better job with that. I think sacks are absolutely a team thing, and I did play a big, big part in that. I have to do a better job getting rid of the ball and getting the ball out on time where itís supposed to go.
Q: When you come out of a game after facing a guy like (Arizona Cardinals Linebacker) Chandler Jones and watched the film, what do you learn from it? Especially when you see something like that for the first time?
A: I think, like you said, is how important getting the ball out on time is. With a guy like that, how important ball security is also. Heís a good player, he deserves credit, but that kind of reinforces or emphasizes the importance of getting the ball out and the importance of protecting the ball.
Q: How do you expect this ball club to respond this week?
A: I expect us to attack the opportunity. Like I said, thereís a sense of urgency, you can feel that sense of urgency, and just excitement for this opportunity. I think after the game we were disappointed, but we canít allow that to affect this week and the preparation. I thought we had a good practice today, and I feel like we are excited for the opportunity.
Q: (Detroit Lions Cornerback Darius) Slayís had a reputation for a few years as a shutdown corner in this league. What do you see from him on tape?
A: Yeah, heís a good player. Certainly, a savvy player who has played a long time. Heís one of the better cover guys in the league. Weíve gone up against some pretty good guys, and heíll be like that. Iíll certainly be aware of him and understand how that affects the game.
Q: How do you correct those turnovers in practice?
A: Making sure that Iím emphasizing the fact that I have two hands on the ball in the pocket and Iím making good decisions with the ball, Iím going through my reads and understanding where the ball is supposed to go. I think just the fundamental fact of having two hands on the ball is big.