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Transcript: Wide Receiver Kadarius Toney

Eric from BBI : Admin : 10/15/2021 5:50 pm
Wide Receiver Kadarius Toney

Q: What's this last week been like? Everybody's been singing your praise now, kind of a big change from three or four weeks ago it seems like.

A: It's been the same for me, I come in every day and work. You know, put it all out there.

Q: Has this been one of the stranger weeks you've had? You played great in the game, but also had that incident you'd like to have back. Was that one of the weirder games and weirder weeks that you've had coming out?

A: No. Nobody really made anything out of it but the media. At the end of the day, we're just ready for the next game. We've got to get ready for the L.A. Rams. We're going to play them in 48 hours, so that's pretty much everybody's focus right now. We're not worried about the past.

Q: Looking forward to this game, what have your teammates told you about (Rams Cornerback) Jalen Ramsey, a guy you've not gone against and a really good corner, but also kind of a pest?

A: There's not really much they've really got to say. I grew up – not grew up, but the past year I've known about Ramsey myself, so it isn't really a lot that they had to tell me already.

Q: Can he cover you?

A: It's football, everybody has their on-plays and off-plays. It's equal when you step on the field.

Q: Do you go into a game aware when a guy like that is going to try and get under your skin? Particularly because you're younger and obviously the incident last week, so he's probably going to try to feed off of that. He's that kind of player generally. Do you go in with a mentality that you're not going to let him get under your skin? What's your mindset going up against a guy like that, an agitator?

A: My mindset is always positive. If that's what he wants to do, then that's just what he's going to do. If he's going to try – I mean, you can always attempt, but you can't always get the result that you want out of it. Like I said, it was a learning process last week, so you shouldn't expect anything like that from me.

Q: How much do you expect him to try that?

A: I really don't know. I can't control what anybody else does. It's not a game, so I really don't know.

Q: When a guy does talk a lot of trash on the field, do you find it better to just say nothing?

A: No, I'm a silent assassin. I don't talk to nobody on the field.

Q: Serious question: when you're healthy, has there ever been a corner who has locked you down? Like going back to Florida or high school?

A: I played quarterback up until I got to Florida, but there's always great competition out there, so I mean there isn't anybody that's locked me up or anybody that I haven't been able to get open on. It's always been 50-50, no matter who I played against. Everybody has their up-plays and their down-plays and stuff like that.

Q: So, if a guy talks a lot of trash to you, you don't respond generally?

A: Yeah. If I wasn't here and we were talking, I probably wouldn't talk to you either. (laughs)

Q: My wife says the same thing. How does that work? Does that kind of shut that guy down or does he keep going? Does it frustrate him when you don't respond?

A: Typically, a person would probably get mad, but that's just the person I am. I'm not going to talk to you regardless. If I don't have to talk to you, I'm not going to talk to you.

Q: There's a moment when (Quarterback) Daniel (Jones) had to go off on the cart. I don't know if you realized it late or what, but you sprinted from the sideline to make sure you said something to him. What was that all about?

A: That's my brother. That's my dog. At the end of the day, if he's hurt, I'm hurt. That really kind of made me go harder, just knowing that he wasn't able to do what he'll normally do, like contribute as much as he can, just put another chip on my shoulder. I already came in with one and that just added another one. Had to go check on my brother. At the end of the day, we're all for one, one for all.

Q: It looked kind of scary, he was wobbling and stuff. At that point, it would've been hard to imagine maybe he's going to play this week. Now, it looks like he may go play. What would it mean to you guys to have him back so quickly after what you saw last week?

A: It would mean a lot. He's basically going to put the team on his shoulders at times, so that's always encouraging when a guy like that is able to step back out there on the field and contribute as much as he can.

Q: What is exciting about when they give you the ball in your hands as a quarterback, whether it's wildcat or in New Orleans when they gave you a chance to throw? How is that different for you as a playmaker than catching the ball down the field?

A: I would say it's all football to me. I played quarterback, so I'm used to having the ball in my hands and having to make decisions and stuff like that. It's not much of a big deal to me, it's just what I do.

Q: How important will it be to be able to get Daniel back if he does get cleared and he can play?

A: That's pivotal in a lot of ways, but at the end of the day we still have guys that can step up. Daniel, he makes sure everybody's prepared no matter if he's playing or he's not playing. Even when he was concussed, he came up to me right after. When I'd see in him in the locker room, he'd say, 'Hey, you good?' or whatever situation it was, trying to always be that person that he's always been, no matter if he's able to be in the position or not.

Q: If you are sat down at all at the start of this game, how do you plan to approach that mentally compared to a normal game?

A: At the end of the day, I'm just playing my role. At the end of the day, I'm not this or that. I was able to go out there and showcase what I can do, but at the end of the day I'm still the rookie. There's still a lot that I have to learn, a lot of stuff that I have to overcome.
MTN-G-man : 10/15/2021 6:11 pm : link
These questions about Jalen Ramsey! Its like a kid trying to instigate a school yard fight!
Toney is a pretty boring interview. Good for him.  
81_Great_Dane : 10/15/2021 6:20 pm : link
He's learned his cliches. He's appropriately wary with press. I like it.
Thegratefulhead : 10/15/2021 6:24 pm : link
2 weeks ago I was fed up with him. This week he is one of the few things worth looking forward watch.

I can be full of shit.

Sorry Toney.
These assholes just  
BigBlueJ : 10/15/2021 7:53 pm : link
looking for that one miss-speak to print something, instigate something, then when it happens tsk tsk everyone for doing something. Hat these fuckers.
He handled this question masterfully  
BestFeature : 10/15/2021 8:32 pm : link
Q: Can he cover you?

A: It's football, everybody has their on-plays and off-plays. It's equal when you step on the field.

The media are a bunch of instigators trying to get a soundbite out of him fuck him.
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