Wide Receiver Kadarius Toney
Q: How'd the week go for you?
A: It went pretty good like it always does.
Q: That move you put on that dude on your one catch, putting him on skates, that looked like what everyone is used to seeing in your Florida highlights. Did you feel like yourself in there?
A: I just feel like I was trying to do what was best for the team and make a play, what I normally do.
Q: (Head Coach) Joe Judge was saying earlier that you've done more and more every week in terms of your role increasing. What has that been like for you with them putting more on your plate and feeling like you're kind of getting more in the flow of things?
A: (It's) been pretty good as far as accepting the role that I'm being placed in, as far as receiving more reps and stuff like that. It's just all about executing when I go out there to play.
Q: What changes if (Wide Receiver) Sterling Shepard and (Wide Receiver) Darius Slayton can't play? Will that put more on your shoulders?
A: No, not really. I mean, all of it is part of the plan, so whatever happens on game day that's what happens.
Q: Have those two gotten in your ear a little bit more this week just to talk to you about playing more?
A: They're always in my corner, always in my ear, always motivating me and pushing me to do more than what I think is possible. They've been in the league longer than me, so they've got more experience. So, they're always giving me tidbits and stuff about what they're expecting and stuff like that, as far as playing.
Q: How much more do you almost expect to see the ball now that you're down two of your key players? You haven't gotten the ball a ton so far, so without them it looks like you should get more action.
A: Really, it's all up to the coaches, up to really the game plan. Whatever the Saints give us we're willing to take, so it's more of that instead of just being selfish and wanting the ball every play.
Q: But you would like for it come to you I assume, no?
A: I like to win and follow what the coaches say every day.
Q: Is there an extra level of excitement knowing you could get more action on Sunday?
A: Yeah. I'm always excited, though. It kind of gives me a different feeling when it's – well, first off, I'm playing close to home too, so that gets me more excited too because I know a lot of people will be able to come to the game and stuff like that. (It's) really just a play by play, day by day thing with me, so just ready to play right now.
Q: How many ticket requests did you get?
A: I had a few, I had a few.
Q: Did you fulfill them all?
A: No, not really, but you can't fill up the stadium, you know what I'm saying? If I could, my whole city would be there (laughs).
Q: Are your folks going?
A: Yeah, of course. They're always going to be there.
Q: Have you played in the Superdome?
A: No. I went to a Saints and Carolina game probably when I was in like middle school. That's the only time I've really been there.
Q: What do you anticipate? You've played in a lot of packed stadiums and atmospheres in college, but what have you learned about that stadium? What are you expecting this weekend?
A: Really expecting a lot of chaos because (at) LSU, going there and playing there, that's really crazy. I wouldn't compare it to the Swamp because nothing compares to the Swamp, but it's up there. It's a pretty hard place to really get a lot of communication out, as far as being loud.
Q: When you're a competitor and you go into a scenario like that as this team and individually, does that kind of get the juices flowing even moreso, the idea that this is kind of the big stage that you want to play on and want to compete in?
A: I'm always ready to go no matter where it is. We could play in the parking lot right there. No matter where it is, I'm always having that same energy, the same juice, so I don't really feel like it's based off the situation.
Q: I wanted to follow up with when you said a lot of people are going to be there. Number one, how much is your phone kind of blowing up this week with not just ticket requests, but people saying they came home to see you? And what is your comfort level with playing as a slot receiver? We've seen you do a little bit of it at Florida.
A: As far as the phone, not too many people try to bother me throughout the week because they know I'm getting prepared for the game. As far as the second question – (can you) repeat the second question again?
Q: We saw you being used in a lot of different ways at Florida. What's your comfort just playing in the slot?
A: I played it at Florida, so I'm pretty confident there. But, I'm a true receiver, so I could really play whatever – inside, outside.
Q: Have you done one more than the other here?
A: No, not really. It's been all pretty much receiver, not based on inside or outside. Just all receiver.