TE Levine Toilolo
December 11, 2020
Q: Can you talk a little bit about the mindset of the tight end group, especially when all three of you are on the field at the same time blocking?
A: I think as a group, everyone just takes a lot of pride in, like you said, whether it’s blocking or receiving. Really just doing their job for the team.
Q: Have you been on a lot of teams that use that formation with the three tight ends stacked up like that?
A: Yeah, I think every year I’ve been on a team where that’s something we’ve done. Like you said, it kind of differs from team to team. But obviously as a tight end, the more tight ends you can get on the field, for me I think the better.
Q: How does your approach differ on the field when you are stacking the tight ends like that?
A: I don’t think it really differs much. I think it’s always nice to have the other tight ends there with you, just as far as communicating and making sure you’re all on the same page. Obviously, we all have good relationships within our room. We kind of talk through things throughout the week as far as watching film together and stuff like that. When you’re on the field, you kind of have a little sense of comfort with one another.
Q: You obviously have big changes in the running game over the course of the season. I wonder how much you saw a shift from maybe using Saquon’s (Barkley) abilities in the open field early, maybe running more outside zone, to becoming more of a power team as you’ve gone along here?
A: I don’t know, like you said, as far as scheme wise, I don’t think you really pay too much attention to it. Obviously, throughout the week, throughout the season, you’re really just practicing a little bit of everything. The plays we’re running now I think are some of the same plays that we ran earlier. Up front, guys are really just trying to communicate and be on the same page, and like I said, just kind of stick together and play together.
Q: It seems you’ve become more of a power team. I’m just curious what do you consider the identity of the offense?
A: Honestly, identity wise, I think really just attacking and physical is something that we try to put on tape. Scheme wise, we leave that to the coaches, and they do a great job of having us ready each and every week with different game plans.
Q: How did Daniel (Jones) look at practices this week now that he was back on the field with you guys?
A: You’ll have to ask Daniel honestly. For me, I kind of just watch the tight ends and try to make sure I’m doing my job and know what I need to do.