Wide Receiver Darius Slayton
August 2, 2021
Q: Darius, you’ve been with (Quarterback) Daniel (Jones) now going into your third year together. What have you seen from him going into this camp? What’s the biggest difference after this offseason from his first few years?
A: I think for all of us, the second year being in this offense has helped a lot with familiarity. As far as the learning curve goes, obviously it’s been a lot briefer for all of us, but he looks good and we’re all doing well.
Q: How mad were you at (Former Giants Wide Receiver) Brandon London for pranking you the other day?
A: Camp is stressful enough, so yeah. He’s like about down there on my list right now.
Q: You don’t wake up that early?
A: Close to that, but there’s a difference between waking up then and being here then, two different things.
Q: How do you feel like camp has gone so far, especially for the offense? A lot of new pieces. How do you feel like it’s gone so far?
A: It’s gone well. Like I said, for most of us, it’s our second year in the offense, so that in itself has helped a lot. Obviously, that helps us bring the new guys along faster. Not always having to ask coaches, and we can help each other, and kind of player coach our way through it.
Q: What has (Wide Receiver) Kenny (Golladay) brought to the receiving room and out here?
A: Size, he’s taller than all of us, so primarily that, but also a lot of experience. Obviously, he’s been in the league multiple years, been successful in this league, so he’s been a good addition to this room.
Q: What do you think of the idea that the defense has gotten the better of the action?
A: It’s football, they’re pros, too. So, every day we go back and forth, we make plays, they make plays. At the end of the day, we’re all out here trying to make each other better.
Q: What’s your feel on how this secondary can be, practicing against them?
A: They’ve got a lot of talent, a lot of good players over there. Obviously, when I’m going against them, I wish they were a little worse, but it will be a lot of fun going to play alongside those guys on Sundays.
Q: What do you notice from (Cornerback) Adoree’ (Jackson)? What’s your first impression going up against him?
A: He’s a really athletic, quick, fast guy. He falls and he backflips off the ground, stuff like that. He’s a different kind of athlete.
Q: What does it do for your game this early in camp that they match you up, not just against Adoree’, but also sliding JB (Cornerback James Bradbery) over to be against you as well? Different styles, different skillsets, but how does it help you improve your game?
A: It helps a ton. Like you said, they’re two kind of completely different corners, but you’re going to see guys like JB and like Adoree’ throughout the whole season. So, it’s a blessing to have guys like that to compete against every day.
Q: What’s the biggest difference between them?
A: JB is a little bit bigger, a little heavier. I have to kind of be more finesse with him. Whereas Adoree’, we’re closer in size, I might maybe have a couple of pounds on him. So, JB I got to stay way far away, whereas Adoree’, maybe be a little more physical with him.