Head Coach Joe Judge
Opening Statement: You've got to give credit to the other team. They obviously did a good job, they came out on top. There were some things we did well in the game, some things we were encouraged by. Obviously, it wasn't good enough to come away with the results we wanted right there. We'll look at the tape before we make any kind of broad stroke statements. I'm sure there's going to be questions about some other things I'll make sure I address right now.
On the status of Kadarius Toney.
A: I haven't heard anything from the trainers. He dealt with some things throughout the game, kind of going up and down.
On how the team responded with multiple key guys going down.
A: Our guys are going to keep playing. That's not even going to be a question. We're going to play for 60 minutes. You don't want anybody to get hurt. You don't want your teammates to get hurt. You don't want the other team to get hurt, either. I say it all the time but that's just the truth. You want to have everyone come out of the game healthy. That's part of the philosophy we believe in. In terms of the next-man-up mentality, well, there's a lot of good examples today in the game. We have guys stepping up, taking on different roles, being productive, making plays. We'll check the status of the guys who left the game and see where they're at but I couldn't give you any answers in terms of next week at this point right now. We'll see where they're at and keep going forward but I'd say in terms of how our team responded, it's exactly what I expect. I expect whoever's in the game to play. I expect the entire team to come down here ready to go. I tell the guys all the time whoever's in the game, I expect to play and I expect to be productive.
On what he knows about Saquon Barkley's injury.
A: I really don't know much more than what they've told you guys. We'll see where it goes.
On if he had an x-ray.
A: I believe he did. I don't know what the results are just yet. I saw him at halftime real quick.
On if he would be told the ankle was broken.
A: Possibly. I didn't go through the results with him. I walked by him at halftime to check to see how he was feeling. I also went over and saw Kenny, see how he was feeling, got the updates that they'd be out for the second half. In terms of all the medical stuff, we kind of roll fast with that. Obviously, I have a lot of concerns with my players to go and get the full rundown but, in the heat of the moment, as you're going, what you're really looking for in the game, is he up or is down and you make sure you move on with the personnel moves.
On his reaction of what Kadarius did.
A: Look, there's a pretty distinct line in terms of competing and doing the things we're not going to condone as a team that put us behind. That's not going to be accepted. It's not going to be condoned. That's as far as I'm going to go with that. Obviously, it resulted in him leaving the game and I'm just going to leave it at that right now.
On if there's any concern about suspension.
A: I'll let the league deal with that.
On what he learned about him as a player.
A: I think he's being very productive. He's a very talented player. I've said for a number of weeks, especially at that position, the receiver position, it takes some time to learn. There a lot of difference coming from college to the League for those positions. These guys obviously have a lot of, just, natural ability. He's building a lot of technique, a lot of savvy. He's really understanding what the other teams are giving him. He's making plays. He was highly productive for us today in terms of making plays, getting down the field. He's a tough dude, I don't think there's any question about that and I think he's a very smart football player.
On if he's spoken with him.
A: I have not talked to him since on the field.
On if he had a chance to talk to Daniel Jones.
A: I'm not going to go into any medical diagnosis. I saw him in the locker room afterwards right there, just checked on him. In terms of next week, I'll answer for you right now. We'll see where he goes. Obviously, we're all hopeful that he'll be back and that he'll be healthy. I thought Mike did some real productive things today.
On if Kadarius Toney has some growing up/maturing to do.
A: I think every rookie has a lot of maturing to do. You're asking specifically about an incident, I'm going to address that with the team. I'm going to address that with the players individually as well, make sure we're on the same page. There shouldn't be any confusion in that at all. I'll leave it at that.
On if Andrew Thomas had some setback after warmups upon being activated and then not playing.
A: No, we thought he was at a point where we were really just going to kind of bring him in and were going to use him in an emergency if needed. We wanted to go out there and let Matt and Nate go out there and play. They practiced all week. I thought they did a good job for the most part in the game. I'm going to look at the tape and make a final assessment but I thought for the most part the offensive line [inaudible]. There were some things early in the game we had to settle down and move on from. There was a lot of productive things they did, today. In terms of Andrew specifically, that kind of incorporated the plan we were thinking about going forward with, anyway.
On if Wes Martin played because Matt Skura got hurt.
A: No, we were planning on rotating those guys going in.
On Daniel Jones' injury and him coming off the field after the hit.
A: To be honest with you, with the vantage point I had, some of it kind of got lost in the shuffle behind the players. I kind of got word in my ear in terms of what it was. The trainers went out there. When I asked, "Hey, is this something I've got to go check on," they said, "He's up. He's doing ok," and then I saw him obviously move right there. I checked on him as soon as we came on in. You don't want any player hurt in any capacity. I didn't see that specifically with my own eyes. Obviously, I was told to be aware that this is what happened.
On if he would consider suspending Kadarius Toney, aside from any NFL ruling.
A: I'm not going to get into any hypotheticals right now.
On how disappointing he was from what he saw with the defense.
A: Obviously, we have to play better. We have to coach better. We have to execute better. That's across the board. A lot of things tie into that. We'll look at the tape, make the adjustments, make the corrections. There's a lot of things we have to do right now going forward. It's definitely a phase that has to be a weapon for us.
On his "eyeball take" with Glennon and what they're going to do with him if he has to play next week.
A: Mike can run the offense. It's a simple as that. Our deal is when a guy gets in, we're going to go ahead and stick to the game plan as much as we can, because there's always maybe a curve ball here or there for a specific player. Yeah, there's things within the game plan you kind of pencil in for a certain receiver, tight end, running back, maybe even the quarterback. But I'd say, in terms of Mike, the plan would be for him to just go out there and run the offense. Mike does a good job of preparing. I thought in terms of the eyeball test that him getting out there today, there was a lot of things he did well, a lot of positions he put us in with a chance to have success. Mike's had a lot of experience. In terms of how he comes to work to prepare every day as if he's going to take every snap, I thought that showed up on the field today in terms of how he performed.
On if Daniel seemed ok after the game after he talked to him.
A: I'm going to be very careful on how I select my words. I check the player. I'm going to leave it at that right there. I'm going to be fair to the player in terms of me making some snap medical diagnosis that puts him on some list of expectations.
On if he had a conversation with him.
A: A very brief one when I came off the field.
On if he answered back.
A: Yes, he was able to speak.
On if it's difficult to be positive looking ahead when he has so many key guys going down.
A: No, we're positive every week. We're going to get on the tape right now. We're going to look at this game, correct the mistakes, look at our next opponent, put together the best plan for our team to have success, make sure we coach the best game we possibly can and go out there an execute. We're positive every week.
On the play of Devontae Booker.
A: I think overall, from the eyeball test, he did some solid things out there for us. Obviously, finishing right there in the end zone at the end, he did some tough running right there. I saw him step up on some blitz pickups. Pick up the safety off the edge a couple of times, did a nice job right there. Obviously, I've got to watch the tape and see exactly what he did.
On how tough this is for Saquon, after coming back from a serious knee injury.
A: I couldn't speak directly for the player in terms of how tough something might be for them. I care about the welfare and health of the player, so we'll do the best thing by him and if he's ready to go out there and play, he'll go out there and play. If there's something we have to make sure we have to get him back to health in the course of time, we'll do that for him as well.