NYG Postgame (vs Washington Football Team) Transcripts: WR Darius Slayton
October 18, 2020
Q: I was just kind of curious about your reaction to the team hanging in there. With some good things happening early and then scuffling late and coming out with the win. What does that say to the resourcefulness of your team?
A: It was indicative of football, that’s what football is. You have good moments, you have low moments. You have things that go your way, you have things that don’t go your way. I think the fact that we were able to hang in there and be able to pull out the W says a tremendous amount about our team. We’re trending in the right direction.
Q: What was the reaction in the locker room with Coach Judge getting his first win? One of your teammates said you poured some water over him?
A: Yea, there was a little bit of water thrown around. Just excited man, since Coach Judge got here, he’s put in a lot of work. He’s had us put in a lot of work and we know that we’ve worked hard and we deserve to win. Just happy to be able to get this first win for him and also for our team.
Q: What did you see on Daniel’s 59-yard run? How much of a weapon has it been to be able have him do things like that? I don’t know how many people outside your locker room realize he was that athletic before this season.
A: I knew he could run. I thought it was Daniel Jackson there for a second. He stretched out a good bit. It’s definitely huge having his ability to run to keep defenses off balance. It was a tremendous play by him.
Q: You guys are in a division where the division leader only has two wins, which I’m sure you are aware of. How much is that in your mind going into today, especially now going into next week now that you got that first win?
A: You say you are 0-5 or whatever, some people fall off the bandwagon or whatever you want to call it. Like you just sad, our division leader only has two wins so we’re right there in it. We just have to keep fighting, keep on stacking these wins.
Q: I don’t know if you were on the field when C.J. Board got hurt. What did you see? How scary is that moment to then have to go back and play football right again after seeing your teammate like that? Have you been able to hear anything from him or about him yet?
A: I was on the field. I was running a route so I didn’t see the collision, but I heard the collision. I knew it was a good hit. Obviously, I looked over there and I saw him. Obviously, the first thing I did was a I prayed for him, continue to pray for him. They said nothing was wrong with his neck, nothing wrong with his spine, just concussed. I wouldn’t even want that to be wrong with him but fortunate that he’s alert, he’s okay. They said I believe he’ll be able to go home tonight. Obviously, stuff like that is a little unnerving. At the end of the day, at that point, you’re kind of almost playing, not in their memory, he didn’t die. You’re kind of playing for that person to some degree.
Q: How badly did this team need the victory?
A: I think we just wanted it badly more so than anything. I think we’ve played some good football in previous weeks, we just haven’t been able to close out a win. I know we were hungry, I know we were ready, we were poised to win. We were able to get it done today.
Q: Is it a relief to have that first win now? Get that out the way so people don’t sit there and harp on it with you?
A: To some degree yes. At the end of the day winning is always a good feeling whether you’re 10-0 or 0-10.
Q: Where do you go from here as a team? Does a win like this change the way you come in to work? Does it change your confidence level? How much does that make it easier to try to achieve your goals?
A: I definitely think it breathes life into the locker room, it breathes life into the building. Just brings an overall good feeling into the building. Hopefully, we’ll be able to carry that building throughout the rest of this week as we get ready for Philly.