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Transcript: Quarterback Daniel Jones

Eric from BBI : Admin : 11/3/2021 4:00 pm
Quarterback Daniel Jones

Q: Are you all clear and everything is healthy?

A: Yeah, I'm feeling good. I'm feeling good.

Q: What was it like today with everyone being COVID tested again? Were you worried?

A: No, I think we obviously have experience with it last year. Just following the protocols, doing what we're supposed to do. Yeah, I think we're all pretty experienced in it by now.

Q: Have you spoken to (Running Back) Saquon (Barkley) at all and how he's feeling?

A: You know, I'm not going to comment on anyone's heath. I think that's (Head Coach) Joe's (Judge) job there.

Q: Does the quarterback especially have to be able shake off a bad start in a game? Is it hard to do?

A: Not really, it's part of playing the position. Obviously, you don't want to make the mistake, it was a costly mistake and one I can't afford to make. Part of playing the position, this position, but all positions in this game is putting it behind you and playing the next play. That's critical and you've got to be able to do that.

Q: Does a COVID breakout like this reinforce your responsibility as an athlete to embrace the protocols and follow the guidelines accordingly?

A: Yeah, I think that's something we've talked about. Last year, obviously it was a huge emphasis and something we've continued to emphasize. Just important to stay on top of it.

Q: How much would it help this team – you know you have a bye after the Raiders game – to get a win and go into that Tampa Bay game?

A: Yeah, it's a big week for us. They all are. With the bye coming up, it's a big game for us and we'll approach it like we do for all games and make sure we're prepared and ready to go.

Q: Going into a bye week next week, does it help the next week when you're not playing and you're coming off a win?

A: Yeah, everything's a little bit better coming off a win.

Q: How do you go from being competitive as a football team, which you guys have been a multitude of times this year, to getting a win? What has to change and what has to be different?

A: I think it's just about making plays here and there, critical points in the game. Down the stretch, in the fourth quarter, a number of third downs and big plays that we've got to make. I don't think it's something that we need to change or something we're not doing. I think it's just about making those plays and converting those opportunities and finishing games.

Q: One of the plays that you have done in recent years is (Tight End) Evan (Engram) in the seam and running a longer pattern. He hasn't seemed to be doing that much this year. Has it not been called as much?

A: I think it has a lot to do with what the defense is doing, and how they are accounting for him and other guys and where the opportunities are. He's a dynamic player. Like you said, he's been a big-time player for us in the past. I've got to do a good job of getting him the ball.

Q: You didn't have any touchdowns from your tight ends before this past week and then you got two of them. Is that a good sign that the position and you can start clicking and getting in the end zone?

A: Yeah, those guys did a good job down there. They both can be big threats down there and make plays and get in the end zone. Got to do a good job taking advantage of it.

Q: What do you want to see from the second half of the season? How are you going to measure the development and growth of the team over the next couple of months?

A: I think it's about finishing games, winning these games, winning these close games, making those plays down the stretch and pushing it over the edge and winning those games. That's certainly I think the measuring stick I'm using. I think that's the one we all are.

Q: What have you seen from the tape when you see (Raiders Defensive End) Maxx Crosby?

A: He's a good player. He's a guy that can get after the quarterback. He puts a lot of pressure on offenses to get the ball out on time and plays really hard. He's got really good pass rush moves. He's a hard guy to block, so we'll do a good job preparing for him.
The Jake : 11/3/2021 4:03 pm : link
needs to come up with a way to ensure its players are asked meaningful, interesting questions.

These interviews are absolutely mind-numbing. Might as well have Google auto-generate the questions and have a Daniel Jones bot answering them.
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