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Tuesday Media Transcript: QB Daniel Jones

Eric from BBI : Admin : 11/12/2019 2:58 pm
QB Daniel Jones -- November 12, 2019

Q: As youíre going through this break, what is the point of emphasis for you going forward?
A: To continue to improve. I think taking care of the ball is a big deal and something that I need to do better with. I think thatíll be a big thing. But I think just continue to improve, learning from the mistakes Iíve made.

Q: Are you frustrated by the lack of ball security on your part?
A: Yeah, absolutely. Thatís a big deal and makes it a lot harder on our team, Iím certainly aware of that. Iím doing everything I can to correct it. I need to continue to focus on that and it needs to improve.

Q: Do you think you and this team can make some progress here in the remaining ball games?
A: Yeah, for sure. I think we still have an opportunity to finish strong and get back on track. I think thatís where everyoneís heads are right now, thatís what weíre focused on. Weíll use this bye to focus on those things, to address them and to come back ready to, like I said, finish strong.

Q: Will you put some of this away for a while on the weekend? Are you going to surf your computer and not look at it, are you going to get away from football for a few days?
A: Yeah, Iíll get a little bit of time to rest a little bit and kind of prepare for this final stretch. Iíll take a little bit of time, but Iíll also try to use it to get ahead and continue to focus on what weíre doing here.

Q: Will you go home?
A: I think so, yeah. I think Iíll head home.

Q: Have you been home since youíve started?
A: I went to Duke (one) weekend, but I havenít been to Charlotte.

Q: When you stepped in here, you had a pretty good situation with Mike Remmers and Nate Solder as your two tackles. If they are both out, you have more game experience than Eric Smith and Nick Gates. What can you do to help those two guys if they are your tackles going forward?
A: I think just communicating and being on the same page is big. I thought those guys stepped up and played well on Sunday for us. We have a lot of confidence in them. Just to communicate and be on the same page going into the game, I think weíll feel confident with whoever is out there.

Q: Does it make you feel like you have to get rid of the ball a little quicker with those two guys?
A: Not necessarily. Like I said, those guys did a good job and I think in a more general sense I need to work on getting the ball out at times sooner. But I think those two guys played well.

Q: What about the positive stuff? Youíre coming off four touchdown passes in a game. Can you build on some of the success youíve had as well?
A: Yeah, I think so. Iím trying to, like I said, continue to improve. Obviously, you want to do what youíre doing well, continue to do that well and try to keep improving. Weíve had a lot of guys step up and make plays. My job is to continue to get them the ball and give them opportunities to make plays. Weíll keep doing that.

Q: What has helped you develop when you are coached by Pat Shurmur? What qualities does he have as a teacher and as a coach that have helped you develop and the communication skills that have helped you get to this point?
A: I think Coach Shurmur has done a ton for me in my growth and development. Heís obviously seen a lot. Heís been around football for a long time, so I think that, to me, helps just kind of hearing his experience, hearing his understanding. I think heís been extremely patient with me and supportive of me. Iíve been up and down, Iíve played well at times and not so well at times. Heís continued to support me and continued to coach me hard and give me the points of emphasis or the things that I need to be looking at closer. I think thatís been a huge help for me. Like I said, his experience coaching quarterbacks, his experience coaching offense has been awesome for me. Just his support and patience with me, helping me grow and learn from my mistakes has been really big for me.

2 things  
LG in NYC : 11/12/2019 3:35 pm : link
1) I'd like for some one to ask "Specifically, what can/will you do to work on better ball security?" are there drills he can do, changes he can make that will potentially help?

2) I wondered how the team will go about evaluating whether Shurmur should stay. Presumably they will ask guys like DJ and it has to be tough for any young player - especially only who has had only one coach in the NFL - to say that they would prefer a different HC. Most player speak well of the coaching staff and put the onus on themselves, so how does DG or Mara get a true sense of whether Shurmur has lost the team?
Interesting comments....  
alb345Tx : 11/12/2019 7:00 pm : link
Quote:
Q: When you stepped in here, you had a pretty good situation with Mike Remmers and Nate Solder as your two tackles. If they are both out, you have more game experience than Eric Smith and Nick Gates. What can you do to help those two guys if they are your tackles going forward?
A: I think just communicating and being on the same page is big. I thought those guys stepped up and played well on Sunday for us. We have a lot of confidence in them. Just to communicate and be on the same page going into the game, I think weíll feel confident with whoever is out there.

Q: Does it make you feel like you have to get rid of the ball a little quicker with those two guys?
A: Not necessarily. Like I said, those guys did a good job and I think in a more general sense I need to work on getting the ball out at times sooner. But I think those two guys played well.

He seems to understand the problem.

Next Gen stats say that DJ's 'TT' (time to throw EXCLUDING sacks) is nowhere near "holding on to the ball too long." 10 NFL starters take longer to throw than he does.

The key for him is to learn to fold a losing situation and either take off from the pocket to extend the play, or throw it away. This will help his fumble numbers as well when he does.

Even with a bad OL, he has to learn to adjust and do this.
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