Wide Receiver Kadarius Toney
August 5, 2021
Q: How did it feel to do the most work so far you have in camp today?
A: It felt good. Daily progression and get better.
Q: Where are you at in your progression? How do you feel?
A: I’m still working day by day to get better.
Q: Do you feel like you’re back at 100 percent?
A: I mean, I feel good. I’m good. You see me out there doing stuff today, so I’m feeling good.
Q: How much are you sort of behind and catching up? I mean you were here, but you didn’t actually get out there for a full practice.
A: You said am I behind?
Q: Yes. Do you feel like you’re still catching up?
A: No, I feel like I’m getting better every day, learning the playbook day by day more.
Q: How did you spend the isolation?
A: Basically, going in the playbook. I mean I want to contribute as much as I can to the team, so that’s what it takes.
Q: How tough was it not being able to be out there for these first few practices? I’m sure you wanted to be out there.
A: It was pretty tough from like a mental standpoint. But talking to (Head) Coach (Joe) Judge every day, talking to the coaches, looking at the playbook and knowing what I can do, having the impact I can have when I come back, it wasn’t that bad.
Q: A pace like this in practice is not really conducive to fast guys, you know what I mean? Sometimes does it get a little frustrating to not be able to get the ball and go just like you want to because the pace is pretty slow?
A: Nah, it’s more of like do whatever the coaches tell you, you know what I’m saying? Today was for us. Do whatever we have to do, so just listening to whatever they say.
Q: Kadarius, they use the word twitchy a lot about you. What does that mean to you, twitchy?
A: To be honest, I don’t really know. I just know it kind of means kind of quick, so I think that’s good.
Q: How did you like Coach Judge punting the ball towards you?
A: That was kind of exciting, just like having hands on with your coach, that’s the kind of relationship you would like to have. So it felt pretty good out there.
Q: It seems like they were sending you in motion at least on offense, are you excited about the way that they might use you in this offense?
A: Yeah. Pretty much, yeah. I’m just looking forward to the way that I’m going to be used.
Q: How much have you been playing inside, outside when you run routes and how do they divvy that up for you?
A: It’s more of just, I’m a receiver, so that’s basically what I have to do. I have to learn how to play inside and outside, so it’s a daily progression to get better at.
Q: Has (Wide Receiver) Sterling Shepard been a resource for you as far as learning not only the slot, but just the receiver position in general in this offense?
A: I would say, yeah. I feel like the whole receiving room contributes as much as they can daily to helping me get better. Yeah, I mean Shep, he helps me really a lot. The whole receiving room, they got hands on, so the younger guys, the new guys and helping make sure everybody’s on the same page.
Q: What can you learn from a guy like Sterling who has been doing it in the slot and other places for a long time?
A: I can really learn from his veteran experience because he knows what it’s like to be out there and read coverages on the run and stuff like that. I feel like I can pick up a lot from him.
Q: Do you like punt returning better than kick returning?
A: Nah, it’s really all football, so I mean wherever they put me back there to do, that’s what I’m going to do.
Q: Why is that so much fun for you?
A: I don’t really know.
Q: You like the ball in your hands, that’s why?
A: Not really. I ain’t really selfish, I’m a team player.