NYG Postgame (vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers) Transcripts: WR Darius Slayton
November 2, 2020
Q: There were a couple of times where you were free down the field on some opportunities there and weren’t able to connect there with Daniel. Was there a common denominator on those plays? What was going wrong that they weren’t able to work?
A: It kind of depends. Each play is different. You just have to hit them.
Q: Is that Daniel putting the ball in the right spot or you running a crisper route? What was the problem?
A: Like I said, each individual play is different reasons. I definitely had one in the end zone that I should have saw and made the play. Like I said, I’d have to individually go through them to - but at the end of the day, you have to hit them.
Q: You guys have had five losses decided in the last minute of the game, I think the last three games by six points. Is that more frustrating? Do you feel like you’re playing the same game over and over where the last minute it goes wrong and you lose?
A: I mean, it’s definitely frustrating to lose in any fashion. We’re fighting hard and we’re right there at the end, especially. We were right there. We had a good play call on that didn’t go our way. At the end of the day, you have to keep fighting and go back to work next week and try to find a way to close out the game.
Q: I’m wondering what you see from Golden Tate, both on that catch and on his touchdown catch. Then he yelled into the TV camera, ‘throw me the damn ball.’ Do you sense frustration from him?
A: You have to ask him. I wasn’t over there when he said it. I didn’t hear him say it, so you have to ask him.
Q: What did you think of the catch?
A: It was a great play. It was a great throw. Golden Tate has been a great player in this league for a long time, so him making that kind of play is no surprise.
Q: The interception, it looked like you had broken free deep downfield. What did you say to Daniel afterward and what’s the frustration level when these turnovers keep happening?
A: Turnovers are a part of the game. It happens, it’s not the end of the world. On that particular play, they just so happened to bust the coverage and that’s why I was wide open. But there is no way to know that before the ball snaps that they’re going to mess up and not play defense properly. For me, I know Daniel Jones can do the job. I know he makes right reads. I know he can make the plays. That one got away from us, but for me, I just try to keep playing.
Q: I’m kind of paraphrasing here, but Bruce Arians said that Daniel Jones tried to do too much on those two plays. How much do you see him trying to do too much and what can you do in that regard to help him if that’s the case?
A: I don’t know about trying to do too much. At the end of the day, it’s my job to try to get open and when he does put the ball in my vicinity, it’s my job to catch it. So as far as helping him, that’s how I can help him better and there were definitely some plays where I could have helped him and made a play for him. So as far as my role in helping him, that would be it.
Q: Also, what was the prevailing thought on that last play?
A: I’m sure Coach Judge addressed it. I’m let whatever he said be the answer.