Wide Receiver Kadarius Toney
Q: First, could you tell us how special it was to make that many plays on that big of a stage? Secondly, how much regret do you have for what happened at the end there?
A: So, the first question, it really felt special really just going out there and executing the game plan. We worked on the plays over and over throughout the week and it just felt good to execute at a high level going out there. As far as the second question, me and (Head Coach Joe) Judge talked, and you know, stuff like that. Really, it was just a one-time thing. I'm a rookie making early mistakes. I've just got to learn from them and build from it.
Q: Did you feel as though you had to apologize to your teammates or your coach?
A: Yeah, I felt like I needed to apologize to mainly everyone, because as far as little kids looking up to me and stuff like that, it's not the example I want to set for them, you know what I'm saying? I feel like, everybody makes mistakes and stuff like that, but at the end of the day we always have to be accountable for our emotions and our actions also.
Q: What's your message going forward in terms of handling something like that again?
A: I don't really have a message as far as going forward. I mean all I've got to do is really show by my actions. We've got a few opponents coming up that are 'rowdy' I guess you could say. Just how I react, it's not about what they do, but how I react – and I know how to react from now on.
Q: What actually happened there? Did the defender say something to you? Were you angry you got knocked down? I saw (Tight End) Evan (Engram) stepped in, was something said or was it just about getting knocked down?
A: It was more of just in the moment, just a learn from it type of thing. I don't really want to get into the details, but yeah, the footage is out there if you want to take a look.
Q: We saw you on a cart postgame going to get X-Rays. How is your ankle? Do you expect to be able to practice this week and play on Sunday?
A: Yeah, I'm good, just sticking to the plan as far as listening to the trainers. Judge will keep you guys updated if you have any more questions with that.
Q: I'm old fashioned, but the first thing I thought when you threw the punch was that he deserved it. Why would you think you did something wrong?
A: It's more of a moral thing, at the end of the day. I know right from wrong. At the end of the day, I know that in this sport, it's not boxing or hockey or anything else where you can just fight and stuff like that. At the end of the day, I've got to take responsibility for what I did and that's just what it is. If it was a wrong action, that's just how I look at it.
Q: I would have thought you were just standing up for yourself.
A: I could have responded differently, though. That's how we look at it.
Q: What was going on there on the sideline when it looked like you thought you were more hurt than you actually were and popped up and kind of caught (Safety) Jabrill (Peppers) there. I saw you apologized to him really quick. What were the emotions like in that moment when you're making a big play for your team and then you're scared that it's all going to fall apart for you physically?
A: It's really more of a mentality. It's about how you respond –like anything could have happened to anybody on the team, but it's about how they respond. During that moment, it was more of a – me, I'm a dog. That's the mentality I have. So, if I feel like I could push through it, then that's what I'm going to do. At the end of the day, I want to do what's best for the team because I like winning.