Quarterback Daniel Jones
Q: How did you feel like things went with (Senior Offensive Assistant) Freddie (Kitchens) calling plays this week?
A: I thought they went good. I think communication was good today and I know it was a collaborative effort with all the coaches on offense. We worked together throughout the week and kind of put the plan together. Everything went well.
Q: What was the biggest challenge on such a short week to have you guys get together? Was it the communication or was it everyone getting on the same page?
A: I thought overall the communication was pretty good. I think it was just getting a feel for their defense and what we liked against it. I think just kind of the planning process and going through the week, going through practice, kind of narrowing down the game plan. Just kind of that process of figuring out what you're going to call in the game, I think, was good and pretty smooth, but I'd say that was kind of the thing we adjusted to well this week.
Q: The offense gets the ball back after the fumble late in the game. Any frustrations you guys couldn't close it out there? What was the play on third down?
A: Yeah, I mean, obviously, you want to be able to close those situations out and we've got to do better in that situation to do that. We'll look at it and look to improve on that going forward. I think the play there was just to move the pocket. In that situation you don't want to throw an incompletion. So, try to stay in bounds and keep the ball.
Q: How much did it help that the defense was playing lights out?
A: I think that was huge. I think 'helps' is an understatement. They played great all day and came up big for us.
Q: Freddie was the one in your ear, right?
A: He was, yeah.
Q: How odd was it wearing a wristband? Was that the first time you've ever worn one?
A: Yeah, it was the first time I've done it, but I thought it went well. Something we practiced throughout the week and got used to over the course of the week. It went well and thought the communication was good.
Q: Did you actually find yourself needing to refer to it often?
A: Well, the way we were calling it, the way we were calling it in, yeah, we used it a good bit.
Q: Do you guys think you'll go with that system going forward with the calling it in, looking at it and that's the play?
A: I'm not sure. I think it worked well today, there's no issues with it. We'll keep working through it.
Q: There's been a lot of talk this week of getting the ball to the playmakers. Your only touchdown was scored by a guy who had no NFL receptions and who would probably not be in that group of playmakers at the start of the week. What did you see on that play that gave you the confidence to throw it to him?
A: Yeah, that's a play we've repped a lot in practice. (Tight End Chris) Myarick did a great job stepping in and making a play there. I think certain situations, the ball on the one-yard line, it's kind of those types of plays that you prepare for and count on. I thought guys from that other group stepped up and made plays throughout the day. (Wide Receiver) Kenny (Golladay) came up big on that drive in the fourth quarter and a couple other guys stepped up to make plays. We'll keep working on it, keep working on getting those guys the ball.
Q: After the touchdown pass, you went to the sidelines and you had a moment with Freddie celebrating that moment. Was that something?
A: Yeah, I think we were just talking through the drive and obviously what happened on the play there and talking about what we were going to do going forward. That's kind of the process and I thought the communication was good with all the coaches on the sideline today.
Q: Did (Tackle) Andrew Thomas tell you that he was open on any plays today?
A: (Laughs) No, I think they were doubling him. They had a safety over the top for Drew there. Yeah, no it was good to execute that play and a big play for him.
Q: Is it challenging this week to respond well to such a drastic change?
A: I think we did a good job kind of as a group and all the coaches kind of together coming up with the plan and understanding what exactly we were going to do going into this game. I thought from a player's standpoint, we handled it well, that communication and getting on the same page, getting everyone together. From a coaching standpoint, I thought they did a good job. They did a good job coming together with that plan and getting it to us.
Q: How much different did it seem from a schematic perspective?
A: I think there were a couple different things here and there. I think the verbiage of what we were doing and a lot of it was stuff we practiced a lot and carried. A couple wrinkles here and there as we planned it. We'll continue to work and continue to work through that stuff going forward.
Q: It was a tough week for you emotionally with (Former Offensive Coordinator) Jason (Garrett). Was there anything that he said or anyone said that helped you get through it? What is your takeaway from experiencing this week and coming out of it?
A: I think the biggest thing this week was focusing on what we were doing in that moment and controlling kind of our response and preparing each day, focusing on that day to make sure we were prepared for that. That was kind of my focus in responding and controlling the moment, controlling what I was doing, what we were doing as a team at that particular time. That was going to give us the best chance to be successful. I thought we did that as a group well.
Q: The thing that didn't change was in the red zone, you guys were inside the 30, not just the 20 and kept settling for field goals. Why do you think the offense stalls in there?
A: We've just got to make plays. The same thing I've said before when we've gotten those questions. I think we've got to make plays and it comes down to players in those situations. We've got to give guys chances and we'll look to do that.