Wide Receiver Kadarius Toney
Q: I'm pretty sure your first game in college was at AT& T Stadium. What do you remember about playing there and your first impressions of it?
A: What I remember was probably the big jumbotron, that's it. Nothing major.
Q: Does it feel like it's a bigger stage or anything than some other places?
Q: Did you do anything in the game?
A: Yeah, I had like two catches. I think I hurt a dude doing a move on him, like my first catch. But it was alright. We had a bad game, but you know (laughs).
Q: It was around that time I think your coach called you 'the joystick'. What did you think of that at the time and how do you think about that as an accurate description in terms of what you do and how you play?
A: At the time, I really didn't think nothing about it. It was just me out there just going out there wanting to play and just do what I can. I didn't really think too much of it, but now, I kind of thank him, you know what I'm saying? Because it's kind of like a brand as far as me just playing the way I play. It's kind of a brand I guess you could say.
Q: You know there was a player named 'the human joystick'?
A: (Former NFL Wide Receiver) Dante Hall, wasn't it? Yeah, I've seen the way he played. I've seen a lot of similarities. It's really a privilege to even be compared to somebody like that. Him or (Former NFL Wide Receiver) Percy Harvin, like it was at Florida and just stuff like that. It's just an honor to be even in the same boat as those guys, so I'm really thankful for that.
Q: I feel like you guys are adding wrinkles every week to what you can do to the offense. Last week you had that play where (Quarterback) Daniel (Jones) hands it to (Running Back) Saquon (Barkley), but you guys kind of still carried out like an option.
A: Can you repeat that again?
Q: Do you feel like that you are just adding wrinkles every week to what you can do in this offense?
A: No, not really. It's just more the coaches just game planning and executing our strengths in the offense.
Q: What makes you good at breaking tackles? What kind of goes through your mind and your process and how you decide how you're going to try to break somebody down?
A: The process is really just more of, if he goes left, I've got to go right. It's just kind of like playing freeze tag, something like that. It's that kind of feel when you're out there.
Q: On the play where you have 3rd-and-whatever it was, 17, 18 – how much is that instinct? You just catch the ball and everybody's saying it's short, but how much of it is you?
A: I don't know. It's really more of just me sticking to the game plan, because we work on the play and it's just me believing in the coaches, believing in my o-line, which is very good. Just believing in them and taking what they give me – because me as a runner, I can make the blockers right, no matter what. It's just more of me just going out there and being myself.
Q: Do you know where the sticks are because it looked like you (do)?
A: Yeah, we always are aware of the situation. Coaches always give us an alert like, it's 3rd-and-this or Danny (Jones) will always give us an alert and let us know what we've got to do because like (Assistant Offensive Line) Coach Ben (Wilkerson) says, "You've got to get one to get six," you know?
Q: (Cowboys Cornerback) Trevon Diggs is tearing it up so far. When you see that, what's your mentality? Do you want to kind of see how you stack up against him or are you like, 'Okay, I'd rather get a better matchup'?
A: No, really it's more of just how the game is. Especially in the NFL, you're always going to see a great cornerback. They may not have a name as everybody else, but there's always a great cornerback. Everybody in this league is getting paid and everybody in this league is good enough to be on this level to play, so it's more of not really a name to it, but more of an every week by week thing.
Q: Here's a question I don't think we ever asked you, you stuck with 89. Do you like it? Is it growing on you?
A: Yeah, I'm just blessed to have a jersey. You know most people don't have one, so I can't do nothing but be thankful for it right now.
Q: But you never thought about changing it? You're just happy with it?
A: No, not really. It's not a big deal. When you're out their playing, the number doesn't make the person, the person makes the number.