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Wednesday Media Transcript: QB Daniel Jones

Eric from BBI : Admin : 12/11/2019 4:08 pm
QB Daniel Jones -- December 11, 2019

Q: How did it go today?
A: It went well. I thought we had a good practice and guys were ready to roll. Itís a big week for us and I think we will be ready.

Q: How are you feeling?
A: I feel good. I think Iím healing quickly, I just have to keep doing what Iím told to do in the training room and try to get back out there as quick as I can.

Q: How close do you feel like you are to being ready to play? What have you been able to do or maybe not do in the last couple of weeks?
A: I feel good. I think Iíve gotten a lot better over the course of the last week. Iím taking it day to day, doing what they tell me I can do. Iím starting to move around a little bit more and it feels good. Keep trusting that process and like I said, try to get back out there as quickly as I can.

Q: Are you operating with the idea that there is a chance you can start on Sunday?
A: Yeah, I think Iím trying to prepare to play. Like I said, we are going to take it day to day. It will be evaluated how I feel throughout the week then a decision will be made. My job is to prepare to play.

Q: Is there anything you canít do at this point?
A: Itís still a process. I wouldnít say itís all the way there, but I do feel a lot better. I am able to move around, Iím able to do what I need to do to throw. I feel good in practice. Weíll see how it goes through the week. I just have to keep doing what I need to be doing.

Q: Are you going to be able to run and cut if you get out in the open field?
A: Yeah, I think thatís a big part of it. I felt good today. I think through the week Iíll feel better. I just have to keep progressing and moving forward. Itís tough to say today if I would or when I will. I feel good, I think things are progressing well.

Q: Do you think this is part of a learning process as well? Coming back from an injury, having to sit and be disappointed. You seem almost like you are letting people down by not playing. Is this all a part of learning the ropes?
A: I think so. You are learning on and off the field all the time. Iím trying to do that. Iím trying to improve in whatever ways I can from each of these things. Yeah, I think itís an opportunity to learn.

Q: Was watching the game from the sideline in Philly different from watching the first two weeks? The first two weeks you were not the starter then you were the starter.
A: Yeah, I think it was different not being out there. (It was) an opportunity to still help out and try to do what I can to help the team. It was a little bit different watching.


Q: Do you feel like it was more of your team out there compared to the first time around?
A: No, itís our team. I donít know if anyone really feels that way about it. Weíre all trying to win games, weíre all working toward the same goal.

Q: Have you ever had this type of an injury before and if you did, how long were you out?
A: I had a high ankle sprain last year. They are all a little bit different, it was on my other leg. I didnít miss any time with that, but I just have to trust what Iím doing and Iíll be back soon.

Q: Was that in the bowl game?
A: It was the last few games of the season.

Q: What did you think from watching how the offense played in the first half and the second?
A: I thought we played well in the first half. I think there was a number of big plays. I thought Eli did a great job and Darius made some big plays. I think the guys up front did well. In the second half, (there was) just a couple third down opportunities that we needed to convert to help the defense. Like all these games, hopefully weíll learn from it and keep moving forward.

Q: Obviously coaches and trainers are going to make the decision but if itís up to you, would you be playing?
A: Weíre going to take it day to day and see how Iím feeling through the week. Iím going to do my best to do that and to improve every day. I think weíll make a call at the end of the week.

Q: How much better do you feel today versus a week ago?
A: I feel a lot better just being able to move around and get out there. Like I said, I feel pretty good.

Q: Pat (Shurmur) was saying a big part of your game is mobility and being able to make plays on the run? How much more confident do you feel moving around out there with that part of your game?
A: I feel better. I think I feel better out there that I was able to do that today. I understand itís different in the game, you are moving at a different speed in the game. I think a few days from now, hopefully I will continue to progress.

Q: Did you take the boot off on Friday of last week? Was that the last day you wore it?
A: I took that off at practice. They let me take it off to do a couple things at practice. I was wearing it through Monday.

Q: I know you come here early in the day already, do you come here any earlier now for treatment? Is it the same?
A: Iíve been coming a little bit earlier to do some treatment.

Q: Is it challenging for you to not make your pitch to play? Do you try to convince them and say Iím ready letís go?
A: We have a great medical staff. In the end, they are going to listen to how you are feeling and how you think you are doing. My job is to communicate that with them as best I can. I think we will make a decision based on that. I have to trust that, and I certainly do, we have a great staff.

Q: At any point during the game, did you walk over to Eli and say I see this?
A: I think we are always talking through different ideas between Eli, Alex, Coach Shula, and me. Iímí obviously the guy with the least experience so I try to offer what I can. I also understand those guys have seen a lot more than I have. When the defense is out there weíre always trying to come up with different things that might work based on what weíre seeing and what they think is working throughout the game.

Q: Is there any reason to think you wonít be ready?
A: Itís kind of day to day right now. By the end of the week, we will have a better idea. Like I said, my job is try to prepare to play and weíll see how it feels.

Q: Is it fair to say in your mind you will be back at some point in these last three weeks?
A: I hope so. My job is to continue to progress, to do what Iím being told to do and trust that. Trust that process.

Q: Is it meaningful for you to be out there to end this losing streak? Does it matter to you to be out there?
A: Itís more important that it ends than whoís out there. As a team, thatís what weíre working towards. Whoever is out there, our goal is to win a game and hopefully build some momentum into these last few games. Iím not sure Iím thinking about that.
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