Wide Receiver Kenny Golladay
July 30, 2021
Q: What are you and [Quarterback] Daniel [Jones] trying to get out of those post-practice sessions that you have?
A: Really just reps. Trying to get on the same page.
Q: What did you make of that hit from [Linebacker TJ] Brunson?
A: That’s football. You know, there’s a lot of competition going on out there, a lot of guys out there just competing. So like I said, it’s football, it’s going to happen.
Q: How quickly in a training camp do you want to get going and start producing? Obviously, these touchdowns don’t count, it’s about getting to Week 1. But how quickly do you want to be showing it here to know that it’s going to happen when the fall rolls around?
A: I’m new here. It’s day three. We’ve got a lot of training camp left, a lot of ball left. I’m out there just trying to get better each and every day.
Q: Kenny, when you say you and Daniel are trying to build chemistry, I assume that means you already gained chemistry and you just want to build on that, right?
A: Exactly, pretty much so it can just be like clockwork. You know, anything you do a lot of times, you get comfortable with doing it. Pretty much, when we do extra stuff after practice, it’s so we can be better the next day at it or whenever it comes up.
Q: Is there anything about this transition that has surprised you a little bit? You’ve never done this before, you’ve never gone to a new team, learned a new system and learned all new teammates. Has anything these three days made you say, ‘Woah, it’s a little different here?’
A: At the end of the day, it’s football. I’ve been doing this for a while. Work is work, I never shy away from it. I actually came here to work and to try to help this team get better, and for myself to become a better player.
Q: Is it more work because it’s a new team? You have no familiarity like you did with your other team?
A: I would say work is work. We came out here to do our job. Of course, it’s different because I’m on a new team, so the atmosphere is different. But work is work.
Q: The atmosphere is different in what way?
A: I’m in New York. I was in Detroit.
Q: How do you think the first three days have gone for you? What’s your personal review of it?
A: Ups and downs, but at the same time it’s day three.
Q: You’ve gotten some different looks in drills in coverage on you. [Cornerback] Adoree’ [Jackson] has come over and covered you. This early in camp, is it beneficial to see guys of that quality, but also different styles to see where you’re at right now?
A: Definitely. Those two guys are totally different players. Adoree’ is a little smaller, [CB James] Bradberry a little more my height and more of a physical guy. Man, it’s great competition when I go against both of them.
Q: How would you describe the different ways in which Adoree’ and James play?
A: Well, first I’ll start on James. The noticeable difference is just height and length. Taller guys, footwork is a little bit different, even though JB has great footwork. Adoree’ is a little bit more quicker, but both are great competition.
Q: James was joking yesterday that he might let you get open periodically in training camp.
A: I might let him break up a few passes, periodically.
Q: What’s the key to the contested catches? Everyone wants to just run free and that kind of thing but that just doesn’t happen a lot in the NFL. You’re a guy that makes a lot of contested catches, what’s the key to that?
A: Effort and want to. I’ll put it like that. You got to want to go make that play and that’s pretty much what I pride myself on is just catching the football.
Q: Would you prefer to have more uncontested catches?
A: I prefer to catch the football. However it comes, I just prefer to catch the football.
Q: Have you always done the post-practice work with your quarterbacks or is that something new because it’s a new relationship?
A: Yeah. I have done after practice workouts. Just routes, fades, anything we didn’t hit on in practice, that’s the perfect time to hit it at after practice.
Q: Who quits first? Daniel’s known for dragging guys out there for a long time.
A: It’s more about just getting quality reps. So we don’t have to be out here all day but once we hit something good a couple of times, we call it a day.
Q: I think you got in some workouts in the weeks leading up to this from the last time we spoke to you with Daniel. How many did you guys get in? How long were you in Jersey before camp started?
A: I got out here a little bit early, just pretty much just getting my body right. I’m from Chicago, so getting used to the East Coast time and settle in.