RB Devonta Freeman
October 9, 2020
Q: How much more comfortable do you feel so far? How do you feel about the offense and your fit in it now that you have had an opportunity to get out there?
A: I’m a lot more comfortable. Football is football. Me catching up to the proper language here and just continuing to learn and elevate. Continue to take my game to the next level. I’m a lot more comfortable and it’s going to be a week by week thing. (We’re) game planning so different teams, different schemes and stuff like that. Taking it week by week, day by day, and continue to learn every week, every day.
Q: How much do you expect your role to keep getting bigger? Each week it seems you do a little bit more, a little bit more.
A: The main thing with me is I try to focus on when my number is called. Whenever I get chance, an opportunity to get in there and do my job, do my part. Whatever my assignment is, try to be perfect on all my plays and stuff. I let the coaches, management handle that. That way I can be full speed at playing football instead of having to worry about all that other stuff.
Q: What changed last week that the running game seemed to gain a little bit of footing? Obviously, you weren’t here throughout the training camp period. You’ve seen the evolution here, what was the difference?
A: With the run game , you need all 11 guys. I feel like we are starting to click. Everybody is starting to do their job. To have a successful run game it’s going to take all 11. Once we play unified, the sky is the limit for us. We can just continue to get comfortable with different looks, different schemes. There hasn’t been a preseason, you can expect a lot of things to be slower and take time. It’s a process. I definitely think you just need all 11 guys. That’s what we went out there and did last game. We’re going to build off that and just keep going and try to get better. All of us have been working hard all week long. Just try to get better every day.
Q: As a running back does your mouth water a little bit when you see the upcoming opponent give up 300 rushing yards the week before?
A: It’s the NFL, everybody is good in the NFL. These guys are getting paid a lot of money just like every other defense. We’re just going to do our job. Focus on us, focus on what we can do. Of course, we have to worry about our opponent. The main thing is just come in and get our ball right, get our ball together. Just try to get better, thrive off each other, feed off each other. Give each other that good energy. The sky is the limit for us.
Q: What potential do you see in Daniel Jones? What do you like about him as a young quarterback, as a leader? What do you think he’s capable of and what have you learned from him so far in a couple weeks here?
A: I like a lot, I like everything about Daniel. He’s young, he’s aggressive, which I feel like you have to be at quarterback in this league. He isn’t scared of the big plays. He doesn’t shy away from anything, any competition. When his number is called on to make a big play, he attacks it. That’s one thing about this league that I feel like you have to be. You have attack it, you have to attack everything. Keep growing, keep going, make mistakes, make it full speed, because in this league you already know everybody makes mistakes. You have to go out there play clear-minded, and clear-headed. Continue to take advantage of the opportunity.