NYG Postgame (at Cincinnati Bengals) Transcripts: QB Daniel Jones
November 29, 2020
Q: Hey Daniel, just wanted to check in and see how you’re feeling after the hamstring injury and where you think you go from here.
A: Yeah, just felt it on that play and didn’t feel like I could get a lot on it really or do what I needed to do to be effective and move the ball and throw it accurately. Just look to rehab it, do whatever I can to heal it up as fast as I can.
Q: Have they given you any indication about next week?
A: No, just you take it day by day and get back and look at it, examine it and work to improve it every day.
Q: Hey Daniel, you said that you felt it. Was that on the seven-yard run? You looked like you grabbed the back of your right leg, and you went out and were able to come back. What were you trying to find out there when you came back in the game for the one play?
A: Just how I was throwing the ball, planting, pushing off of it and trying to see what I can do and how I could move. That was what I was looking for and didn’t think I was in great shape to do that at that point. Like I said, look to recover as quickly as I can and heal it up.
Q: Did you feel a grab, a pop, a pull or something? Have you ever had something like this before?
A: Yeah, I did feel it. You know, we’ll see exactly what it is, it’s tough to tell, but I did feel it there on that run and probably never had anything exactly like this. So, just listening to the trainers, listening to the doctors and do what I can to heal it up.
Q: Daniel, your thoughts on the job [Quarterback] Colt [McCoy] did today and on watching this team in the fourth quarter win a game down the stretch without you there?
A: I thought he did a great job coming in and executing and moving the ball down the field and scoring some points there. That was big time and obviously I’ve learned a ton from Colt, he’s played a lot of football, been in this league for a long time and I think you were able to see that when he gets out on the field and executes, and how well he did it. Good to see the team get a win down the stretch and I thought Colt did really well.
Q: Daniel, you seem pretty down right now. It sounds like you’re not exactly sure what it is, but did you get discouraging news about this or is this just simply the normal feelings of someone who wants to be on the field and can’t be?
A: Yeah, I’m certainly not discouraged. I think it’s tough to tell exactly what it is right now, so we’ll get back and examine it. I’m excited to win and get the win and be a part of that, so certainly not discouraged at all and understand I’ve got to do what I can to get healthy, recover it, recover from it and get back on the field. But certainly want to be out there and it’s tough not being out there, but feels great to get a win.
Q: Hey Daniel, I assume there’s more testing. Do you have an MRI scheduled tomorrow?
A: Yeah, I think we’ll image it.
Q: Based on how you feel now, how confident are you that this isn’t going to be something long-term?
A: Yeah, it’s tough to say. I think, like I said, we’ll go back and look at it, examine it and go on from there, so that’s my focus now and I’ll certainly look to do that as soon as we get back.
Q: Daniel, obviously it was a crazy two weeks for your offensive line. How’d you feel like they performed in the first game with their new coach and the way you guys were able to run the ball?
A: I thought they played great today and we were able to run the ball effectively. They did a good job opening up some holes for the backs and thought they protected well all day, too, so certainly good to see that. It’s consistent with how they’ve been playing, so thought they played well.