NYG Postgame (vs. Packers) Transcripts: QB Daniel Jones -- December 1, 2019
Q: Daniel, how frustrating are games like this when you have the weather youíre dealing with, the opponent and the offense continues to struggle?
A: Yeah, itís disappointing to come up short and play like we did. We ran the ball better today. There were a number of things we did better. But as a group, we werenít consistent enough and we werenít able to score enough. Thatís been the story. We have to be more consistent, we have to find ways to keep the ball moving forward and get the ball in the end zone when we have chances in the red zone. Itís disappointing, but we have to stay at it.
Q: As far as the three interceptions, how much of that is the conditions and how much is just kind of missing guys?
A: I think each play is independent of the other in terms of the issue. I missed one, and a couple poor decisions. That has to do with me more than anything.
Q: Where do you think you are in your development at this point? Do you feel youíre ascending?
A: Yeah, I feel like Iím making progress. Obviously, thereís still a lot to work on, and I understand that. But I feel like Iím improving. The challenge is to continue to do that, but do it faster and play more consistently.
Q: Do you feel that youíve improved as far as protecting the football?
A: Yeah, I think I was better in the pocket with the ball. But like you said, the interceptions hurt us, so I have to work on that.
Q: You talk about the running game, and you guys ran the ball really well, but why was it inside? Was that because of the opponent, or did you not want to go outside because of the conditions and trying to cut back would be too hard?
A: I donít know if the conditions had anything to do with that. I think that was just what was working, and the guys up front did a good job getting push and opening up some holes for Saquon (Barkley).
Q: That first touchdown to Sterling Shepard, you guys seemed overly excited about it afterwards, and it was with good cause considering the Packers had just scored a touchdown. Why werenít you able to carry that kind of momentum into the second half?
A: Obviously, that was a big play. But Iím not sure necessarily the momentum of the game was going to go back and forth. We just didnít execute when we needed to. We had chances to score touchdowns, or chances to answer one of their scores, and we just didnít do that. Thatís the challenge. I think we have to be more consistent with that.
Q: How tough were the conditions as far as throwing the football with the snow, sleet and rain?
A: They were fine. Itís different, but itís different for them, too. It could have been worse.
Q: Have you ever played a game in the snow before?
A: We played Pittsburgh my redshirt freshman year and it snowed. But that was it.
Q: Howís your ankle, and when did you hurt it? It looked like on that one drive, you were moving around pretty good. Did it compromise what you needed to do in the second half?
A: Not really. Yeah, I hurt it on that fourth down play right there. Itís sore, but thatís part of playing the game. Iíll be fine.
Q: Coach (Pat) Shurmur was saying he understands heís going to be judged on wins and losses. Do you get a feeling that if you guys donít start winning, it could affect him?
A: Everyoneís job is to make sure weíre doing what we can to win games. I understand the way this business works, the way this league works, is that youíre expected to win. We all expect that of ourselves. Weíll continue to work towards that. We all take a lot of responsibility in the loss.
Q: Do you sense itís any closer?
A: I do.
Q: Whatís the attitude of the team now that youíve lost eight straight games? Do you feel the spirit kind of just sagging? What do you think?
A: Obviously, itís tough. Itís tough to lose. No one likes to lose. But through it, weíve been able to stick together. Weíve been able to keep working together each week. Weíve put together good practices. Going forward, we have to maintain that focus and stay together. Work toward each week, but continue to improve.