WR Darius Slayton
November 18, 2020
Q: What has it been like for you this year to see opponents put their number one corner on you more and follow you all over the field?
A: I think it’s fun. I think it adds a little bit of the game within the game feel. It’s something I kind of see as an extra challenge.
Q: What does it do your to confidence when you’re able to make some plays like you did on Sunday against a guy like that?
A: It’s definitely beneficial. He’s a really good corner, been a good corner in this league for a long time. It’s definitely a good confidence boost that I was able to go out there and perform fairly well.
Q: I wanted to ask you about Xavier McKinney and what you saw from him in training camp and probably in college too.
A: He’s a rangy guy. I think he is supposed to come back soon actually. Whenever that exactly is, I’m sure they will find some way to get him out on the field. I’m looking forward to seeing him play.
Q: How hard does he make it for players like yourself and obviously opposing players to run routes?
A: He plays safety, so he doesn’t necessarily have as much impact as far as my routes are concerned. He went to Alabama so you know he can run and hit. Obviously, he seems like a bright young man. I look forward to seeing him play.
Q: You’ve had 10 games under your new coach. What are your general impressions of Joe Judge?
A: He’s a pretty structured guy. He’s a good leader. He has a high football intelligence, a good teacher. He’s taught a lot of fundamentals as far as playing various positions as well as just the ins and outs of the game of football.
Q: Is it easier listening to a younger guy as opposed to an older guy?
A: I wouldn’t say that necessarily. I think in any case whether you are old or young, in anything in life I think as long as you’re coherent in what your saying then normally it leads to people being able to believe and trust what you’re saying. If you’re accurate with your information, like I said coherent in what you’re trying to get across.
Q: Tell me what it’s done for the locker room now that you guys are alive in a playoff race?
A: It’s definitely been a breath of fresh air, a breath of life if you will. Obviously, having a chance to be able to have some control over our own destiny is always a position you want to be in. Just looking forward to finishing out this season strong.
Q: What do you think of the way Daniel has played the last couple of weeks? Maybe the huge stats aren’t there like he had as a rookie. What do you think of the way he has kind of answered some of his critics these last couple weeks?
A: I think he’s been really efficient. He’s done a really good job of taking care of the football. I believe he was 21 of 28 on Sunday. He probably should have been a little bit better than that if we had made a couple more plays on the back end receiving. I think he’s done a good job of being efficient. I don’t think he has any turnovers in the past two weeks. He’s just doing a really good job right now. I know he will continue too.
Q: You guys are obviously one game back in the division. In your mind, what does this team need to do to be a playoff team?
A: Keep winning football games. We’ve been able to find a way to win the last two. I think the more momentum you can build going down the back stretch of a season leading in the playoffs, the more wins the better.
Q: In what areas do you feel like you guys need to do better, specifically offensively? What do you think you need to continue to get better at in order to make that jump? Beat some quality teams, beat some winning teams that are going to be on your schedule?
A: I think as of late; we have done a really good job of running the football. I think that’s something we’ve dramatically improved on. It’s something we need to continue to do well and improve on. We’ve made explosive plays here and there. I think we could probably do a little bit better job of that going down the stretch.