Wide Receiver Kenny Golladay
September 10, 2021
Q: So, are you playing (laughs)?
A: We'll see. I feel like I took all the proper steps to make sure my is body right this week and put my best foot forward.
Q: How are you feeling now compared to when you first started getting integrated back into practice a couple of weeks ago?
A: I’m feeling a lot better. I'm able to pretty much do everything and didn't have too much to think to about. I wasn't feeling sore afterwards. That's the biggest thing really. It’s more so just going out there and being confident in the hamstring. I’ve had a couple and they're tricky, so once I was able to go out there and not think about it, then I could play like myself.
Q: Have you fully cut it loose, like on a go route?
A: Yeah, but at the same time, we're being smart with it. It’s not like I'm just out there running go balls all practice, (or) posts. Being smart and still getting after it a little bit.
Q: We just talked to (Running Back) Saquon (Barkley). Obviously, you weren’t here last year when he was hurt, but you’ve been around for the offseason and training camp to see what he's gone through to try to get himself ready. It looks like he's going to be out there on Sunday. What kind of psychological lift can that have for the guys around him that have seen him work all this time to get back to this point?
A: This is my first year even playing with him and I'm happy for him. Like you said, I've seen the work he's put in. I’ve seen, once he got back on the field, how happy he was that he was able to feel like himself again and that's huge. Having 26 out there on that football field with us is going to make a lot of peoples’ day a lot easier.
Q: Unless you’re a Bronco.
A: Unless you’re a Bronco.
Q: Whether you play on Sunday or not, how excited are you to finally put that uniform on and play in front of the fans here?
A: I'm excited. Hopefully all goes as planned. I can't wait to be out there Sunday around four o’clock.
Q: Are you in the same boat as Saquon in that you're waiting for the medical team to just sign off on you playing Sunday?
A: Pretty much. Like I said, I did everything I had to do this week. I felt pretty good. I'm going to leave it up to those guys. Even if I'm in or not, I'm right there by those guys, cheering them on and helping them win a football game.
Q: I think the last time we talked to you I think you had said that with guys being out so much in the offense that you could conceivably get off to a bit of a slow start. Having a week of just about everybody out there, do you have any better feeling about how quick a start this offense can get off to?
A: Literally one week. There’s guys out there the whole training camp. I mean, you never know. We’ve got some vets on this offense that have made a lot of plays in this league, but at the same time as far as all of us playing as one, it's going to be tough with just a week under our belt.
Q: Did the last week of practice give you a better feel of your chemistry with (Quarterback) Daniel (Jones), like actually running out there with the full 11?
A: Rusty for sure, but at the same time I've been playing football for quite some time (and) so has he. Like I've been saying, it's about repetitions in between while the defense is going, while the special teams is going, after practice. All of that plays a big role in this.
Q: How much did you go against (Broncos Cornerback) Kyle Fuller when you guys were both in the NFC North division?
A: Twice a year.
Q: Did you match up with him, I mean?
A: Not so much match up against him, but I had my fair share of playing against him. Good player.
Q: You’ve had hamstring issues before, right?
Q: Are they all kind of the same? Does this one remind you of the others? Did you learn from that or did that help in the rehab this time?
A: They’re all different. It all depends on how bad it is, if you're really listening to your body, staying hydrated and really just listening to the trainers. You really can't go out there and think it's ready because if you think it's ready, it could probably take a little bit more time. Yeah, I have dealt with a few, and all of them have been different.
Q: Was this one of the bad ones? You missed a lot of camp obviously.
A: I wouldn't say this is one of the bad ones, but at the same time, it was bad enough.
Q: We just asked (Defensive Lineman) Leonard Williams this – you might have heard us – he signed a big contract in the offseason, you signed a big contract in the offseason. Does that change your mind set at all? Do you feel an obligation to put up certain numbers, to make a certain amount of big plays because you're not on your rookie contract anymore?
A: I'm going to go out there and play the same way I've been playing before I got the deal. I'm going out there hungry, ready to compete and trying to make plays. Whenever the number 19 is called to make a play, I want to be right there to answer that. I feel like that's why they brought me here, to make big plays. I just want to do that. That's what I've been doing pretty much my career.