QB Daniel Jones
June 8, 2021
Q. Just curious what your first impressions are of Kenny Golladay now that you've been on the field for a few practices and what the workouts were like when you got together away from the facility.
DANIEL JONES: Yeah, it's been great working with Kenny so far, and you can tell he's a true pro. He understands offensive football. He's still obviously learning our system but you can tell he's got a good understanding of football and where to be, kind of timing and understanding concepts.
He's been fun to work with. Obviously his talent and skill level, you can tell as soon as you can get on the field with him he's a good player, smart player and I'm excited to keep working with him.
Q. Staying with Kenny, can you see right away when you're making throws to him today or earlier that his size and his length and wing span are going to be something you can use? You haven't had that in your years here. Anything on the field that tells you right away this is a big dude that you can throw the ball up to?
DANIEL JONES: Yeah, I mean, I think you could tell, yeah, that's pretty easy I think to tell just by his stature, his size and length, his athleticism. He's a big target and had a lot of success in this league going up and catching balls over guys and winning those contested catches. So yeah, that's something you could tell as soon as you get on the field.
Q. Not to beat a dead horse but another Kenny Golladay question. Have you had any conversations about what worked well for him while in Detroit or even like spots on the field so you guys can have some jump balls and replicate or duplicate that success that he had?
DANIEL JONES: Yeah, I mean, I think that's -- we've had those conversations. I think right now we are on the field obviously in the spring, we're just now getting to work together and feel all those things out. Get a sense for how he sees it, how I see it, how he wants the ball and where I can put it. I think those conversations come naturally when you get to know each other and working through a lot of things like we are right now.
Q. I don't know how much interaction that you've had so far this off-season with Saquon, but have you had a chance to see him out on the field? Do you take a quick peek? Coach Judge says he works out before you take the field for practices.
DANIEL JONES: Yeah, I know Saquon's working hard and doing everything he can to make progress every day. That's the type of person he is and the type of worker he is. Certainly we've got his back and supporting him and I know he's working his tail off, everything he can do and doing what the trainers are asking him to do.
He's had that mindset since the season since he went down and it's been fun to watch him work.
Q. You talk a lot about the weapons that they brought in this off-season to help the offense. How important is it to help Saquon to get this offense going?
DANIEL JONES: Yeah, I mean, I think we all -- I think right now, we're focused more on what we are doing here in the spring, kind of our day-to-day practice here and improving individually in our individual work with our coaches and as a team, as a group when we get into more team settings. That's more the focus now is kind of where we are right here and I know Saquon is working his tail off to improve every day.
Q. Do you have an early impression of Kadarius Toney and the kind of weapon he could be in this offense?
DANIEL JONES: Yeah, I think he brings a lot to the table and what he can do, he's a real twitchy and explosive athlete, and we will continue to work and get to know one another and help him understand what we're doing on offense as he's learning and continue to work with him.
Q. I understand changing the number -- but have you once looked for 87 and Shep's 3 now?
DANIEL JONES: Not really, to be honest with you. But yeah, I know he's excited about it and it looks pretty good on him.
Q. Last year didn't go as planned for you. The question I get asked the most about you: Is this a make-or-break year for Daniel Jones. Just wondering what you think about that question and how you look at that.
DANIEL JONES: You know, I'm not sure I necessarily think of it that way. I think right now my focus is on what I can do to improve and I think making sure that I'm improving every day and getting myself in a position to go into training camp prepared and be prepared to start the season. So I think that's my focus now that there's -- we've all got to perform in the NFL and you're expected to perform at a certain level. So certainly understand that, but right now, the only way to get there is to focus on what we're doing here every day at practice.
Q. How much had you spoken to Kenny prior to last week? How many times and where were you able to see him and get the ball rolling on feeling out the timing?
DANIEL JONES: Yeah, we got together a good bit, whether it was up here in Jersey, got together in Charlotte one time. We got some good time on the field together and that was valuable, kind of getting to know each other and starting off that process there.
You know, it's been good and I thought that was a good start, but it's been good to get up here and get on the practice field and get with the coaches. I feel like we've made some good progress.