WR Corey Coleman -- August 20, 2020
Q: You were really excited about last season and didn’t even make it through the first practice. How hard is it to regroup and refocus on this upcoming season now?
A: My focus has always been there. I’m just excited to get back with the team and being around the guys and stuff like that.
Q: How are you feeling?
A: I’m doing good.
Q: No issues, you are 100 percent? You looked like you are letting it fly out there?
A: I had a great offseason. I worked hard thanks to the Giants training staff. I feel real good.
Q: We talked last year and you mentioned you felt you found a home with this organization. What has it meant to you that they brought you back again even though you were injured? They are giving you this opportunity to make a name for yourself.
A: I’m very grateful. I love this organization and I’m excited to be a part of it, it’s something special. I’m really excited and thankful, to be honest.
Q: What was the significance of staying around here last year? Some guys who get injured go away and do their own separate thing at home. Why did you stay with the Giants, day in and day out in the locker room last year?
A: Like I said before, I love this organization, I wanted to be around the guys. Everyone on the team, we are super close. Me being here, being involved in football, even though I wasn’t playing, I was still involved. I was happy to be here, and I wanted to be here, too.
Q: How would you describe what’s been the first couple years of your career? What’s the right way to describe it? Has it been frustrating, motivating? How does that go into what we would consider a make or break year for you?
A: I really don’t look at it like that. Everybody has ups and downs. I just trust the process and I am happy to be a part of the New York Giants.
Q: You have been through a lot in the short time of your career. You are still young. Have you reset your expectations and career goals at all as you head into this next season and next part of your career?
A: I think it’s always important to set goals. Most important is being here with my team each and every day. Working out with them, learning the playbook and going through everything. That’s really important to me.
Q: Is that a different mindset than when you first got into your career? I would imagine at the very beginning your expectations were probably pretty high.
A: All goals change each and every year. The older you get, the more you learn.
Q: Tomorrow at the scrimmage Joe Judge said we are going to see the defense calling plays, Jason Garrett calling plays. Do you have an observation or two of Jason Garrett as your offensive coordinator?
A: It’s pretty amazing, he is such a great guy. He coaches us hard and it’s exciting to be with him. He’s a very smart man and he knows what he’s doing. I’m listening every step of the way trying to learn more from him. We’re excited to have him here.
Q: You are in a group with Golden, Darius, Sterling. Where do you see yourself fitting in? What do you think your role could be in that group?
A: Wherever Coach Judge wants me, I’m going to do whatever I can for the team. I’m excited to be part of this group. I think we have a very special group.
Q: Where does your skillset sort of fit in with them?
A: I think every receiver we have in the room has a great skillset. We’re all capable of making plays.
Q: The offseason workouts you did, you were with Saquon, Sterling and Daniel Jones and all the guys. How did you get involved in that? Did you reach out to those guys and say, ‘hey, I want to be a part of this’? What did you see from Daniel in those workouts?
A: Really just everyone wanting to be on the same page. Everything went good, we got to be with each other under all the circumstances. We were just really enjoying the time just being with each other as a team.
Q: What did you see from Daniel?
A: Daniel is an amazing guy. He’s a fun-loving guy. He’s great, he’s one of my close friends, too. We talk and stuff like that, he’s very important to me.