Wide Receiver Kenny Golladay
Q: How are you feeling with your injury?
A: I feel like I'm doing pretty good. Just trying to stack good days on top of one another.
Q: Do you think you'll play this week?
A: I would like to. It depends how my body responds from a couple days back-to-back.
Q: How does it feel so far? Do you feel like you're limited at all at this point still?
A: I think we're all just being smart about it right now. Definitely avoided something very serious. Right now, just making sure I'm not trying to go out there and push it and make something worse.
Q: Is there any feeling – you've got a bye coming up – to just take the two weeks or do you say, 'No, I want to go out on Sunday'?
A: We're going to talk today and tomorrow and see.
Q: When you first suffered the injury, what did you think?
A: To be honest, I really wasn't sure because I was able to finish the first half, but the amount of swelling I got in it kind of had me nervous a little bit.
Q: So the next morning, you basically thought there was a chance that it was torn?
A: At least something.
Q: You thought it was a hyperextension at first, something like that?
A: Yeah, which it actually was.
Q: But it just happened to swell up, you're saying?
Q: It seemed like you were kind of getting in a groove with (Quarterback) Daniel (Jones) there before the injury, so how tough was it to miss the last few games?
A: That's the frustrating part. That Saints game and then came back for the Dallas game. The Saints game went very well with us and then it was the first half of that Dallas game. You never know how that game could have went on. I think we had a good game plan going into the game, but me, (Running Back) Say (Saquon Barkley) – that's very frustrating and I did feel like I was starting to get into a groove a little bit. I mean, that comes with the game.
Q: What have these last few weeks been like? I mean, Saquon's in there with you, (Wide Receiver) Sterling (Shepard) is in and then he's out, (Wide Receiver) Kadarius (Toney) is in and then he's out.
A: Like I said, it's frustrating. All of us could be out there at the same time. I feel like that would be very exciting for everyone. You just can't control injuries.
Q: Are you confident you can pick up where you left off?
A: Yeah, I feel like I'll be able to pick up where I left off. But at the same time not being able to practice or do any of that for some weeks now – you know, everybody else is still practicing and everything, so hopefully I'm not steps behind or anything like that but got to see.
Q: What's left for you to show to yourself that you're ready for Sunday?
A: To be honest, it's about how my body recovers from it, what's my body going to tell me come tomorrow, come Sunday. Just got to listen to it.
Q: I assume your body responded favorably though after yesterday considering you're out here today?
A: Yeah. I would say it was alright.
Q: Do you feel anything? Are you swollen or sore?
A: No, I didn't catch any swelling. A little sore, but that's football.
Q: Obviously, they brought you in here to be a dominant receiver and I'm sure you expected that of yourself. How frustrating is it that largely because of injuries, that hasn't happened?
A: Like I said, it's frustrating not being on the field because I know what I'm capable of doing and I just want to prove that.
Q: What do you say to people who are like, 'He was injured in Detroit, he's getting injured here. He's injury-prone'? That narrative is out there, people do say that.
A: I don't really look too much into it.
Q: Do you think you are injury-prone?
Q: You guys obviously have the bye coming up. I know that there's a feeling that that is on the horizon, but is there a sense of urgency at all? How would you describe the feeling going into Sunday and wanting to get a good performance together before you guys head out on the bye?
A: Are you talking about as far as me or the entire team?
Q: I guess the entire team, but also for you, because like they said to you earlier there is that idea that the bye is there so wait. But there has to be some feeling that you want to get back before that happens.
A: As far as the team, I feel like every team in the NFL wants to win before the bye – you know, go out feeling good instead of having a bye week coming off of a loss and then you have that taste in your mouth still. Of course, as far as the team we want to win this game and then go into our bye healthy and everything. As far as me, that goes back to me just listening to my body, knowing that there's a bye next week and if I'm not ready then I'll have another week to get ready.
Q: How disappointing is it to be sitting here with a 2-6 record?
A: It's disappointing. Period. No one wants to be 2-6.
Q: You talked a few minutes ago about how you know what you can do. When you get healthy, what are your personal expectations for the rest of the season?
A: I just want to go out there and make plays. All of you guys have seen me make plays and I just want to go out there and keep doing that week in and week out. Every time the ball comes to me, just make plays.
Q: How do you think Daniel has handled losing so many top weapons?
A: I feel like he's been doing good. It's tough, you're losing your back, losing a couple receivers, but I feel like all of us in the building have faith in everybody in there and there's always that next man up mentality.