Quarterback Daniel Jones
August 25, 2021
Q: It seemed like an up and down day for the offense. What was your sort of impression of that?
A: Yeah, kind of up and down. Made some plays, didn’t do some things great. We’ve got to look at a few things and clean it up. That’s the way practice is sometimes, and you’ve got to be able to push through. We’ll look to correct it going forward.
Q: How much do you make in adjustments on the side when the defense is out there? Is it like a game where you’re trying to figure stuff out during practice?
A: Not quite like a game. I mean, we’ve got the practice scripted certain plays we want to run. There’s conversations about what they’re doing and how we’re seeing it and what we’re adjusting to. There’s a little bit of that, but I wouldn’t say it’s quite like a game.
Q: How was it having (Tight End) Kyle (Rudolph) out there finally for the first time?
A: Good. Good to see him out there. He’s worked so hard to get back and he’s been behind the scenes a lot helping all of us, helping me, helping the tight ends, and it’s been good to have him out there.
Q: What can he do for this offense and for you specifically?
A: Well, he’s played a lot of football at a really high level. He knows the game inside and out. He knows how to make plays. He knows how to get up and catch the ball. I think he’ll make a difference for us and I’m excited to get him out there.
Q: You mentioned there were some ups and downs. What do you think some of the ups were and then also some of the downs?
A: Yeah, I don’t know. We’ll go and look at the tape and look to correct it. I thought we made some plays. We made some plays down in the red zone. We moved the ball alright in the two-minute, but some things we’ve got to clean up and plays we’ve got to look at and correct going forward.
Q: This is another week where you won’t get to work with (Wide Receiver) Kenny (Golladay) and (Wide Receiver) Kadarius (Toney) in team settings. Are you concerned at all about that team chemistry developing in such a short period of time?
A: I know those guys are working hard to get back and are working with the trainers every day to get better. We’re focused on improving as a group and getting ready for Week 1.
Q: I saw you run a bunch of zone reads today. Is that something you guys came in and had pre-planned? Is it something that just sort of worked out that way? Take us through how that kind of works today.
A: Yeah, there was certain stuff we had in practice today and the plays we’re looking at. We’ll just keep working. That’s been a part of our system last year and certainly it is again this year. Just stuff we’re working in.
Q: There were some runs also, correct me if I’m wrong, but it seemed like the coverage was good down field and you just had to run. Was that also the case?
A: Yeah, a couple of plays there. I thought we did a good job protecting up front and they made some good plays in the back end and had good coverage. Yeah, I just got to be smart with the ball.
Q: I know you’re trying to make the best of what you have, but are you curious at this point to see what the offense is like with (Running Back) Saquon (Barkley), with Kenny, with Kadarius, with Kyle?
A: Like I said, I think those guys are working hard to get back and I know they’re doing everything they can. It’s our job to take the steps forward as an offense as a group. We’ll be ready whenever they do get back.
Q: Last week in Cleveland, I think everyone felt that the first practice was not nearly as good as the second one – intensity, execution, all those things. Do you agree with that? I think you actually said that last week. Do you maybe hope that that happens and carries over to this week also?
A: I think we did a good job responding on the second day. I think the first day in Cleveland was good, as well. We didn’t finish as well. But I think like I said, we’ll look at the tape tonight and try to correct some things coming out tomorrow like you would in any situation from one practice to the next.
Q: What do you think of the hill?
A: It’s a different way to condition, but it was good.
Q: Had a lot of fun on it?
A: Yeah, a lot of fun.
Q: Did you watch (Patriots Quarterback) Mac Jones throw or play during his periods at all? How do you think he did? Did you talk to him at all or chat him up at all?
A: I didn’t get a chance to watch a whole lot of their offense. I’m more focused on what we’re doing and trying to get ready for the next series.
Q: What will you look to accomplish in your first preseason action in this game on Sunday?
A: Just to get out there, be comfortable, move the ball and score points. Like any game or practice, just execute football plays, move the ball down the field and score. So, be efficient and execute as an offense