Wide Receiver Kenny Golladay
Q: Still looking around for the flag on that pass to the end zone?
A: Which one?
Q: In the first quarter.
A: Oh, you're talking about in the game. I'm not even worried about that no more. I'm on to Miami.
Q: What was the difference? Did you notice any difference in the offense for you on Sunday?
A: I feel like as an offense we were going out there and competing. We did some things well, but we also left some stuff out there, kind of like what he just brought up with the fades and everything. Just got to get on the same page a little more, a little bit more work at it.
Q: How nice was it to get more than two targets?
A: I had three catches?
Q: I think you had seven targets.
A: Yeah, it's alright. I still only had three catches. I wish I would've brought a couple more of those down.
Q: In terms of everybody getting on the same page, is it just a matter of timing? You have a few more games to play still.
A: I guess if that's what you want to say. More so just with those fades, we didn't run a lot just going up against defenses. It's one thing doing it when a guy is in front of you and another thing doing it just on air. It's all about ball placement, me squeezing and holding the line a little bit better. A lot plays a part in it.
Q: When you're playing a team like Miami which brings pressure, does that change how you have to do things as a receiver?
A: At the end of the day, it's still about being open. That means if they're bringing pressure it's going to be man and you've just got to beat the guy that's in front of you.
Q: (Head Coach) Joe (Judge) talked about it, (Senior Offensive Assistant) Freddie (Kitchens) talked about it, getting input from players and making the offense more player-based. How refreshing and how welcomed is that for you, someone who clearly wanted to be more involved in the offense?
A: It's huge. You can come over to the sideline and actually, since you're the one out there running, you can actually tell them what you're seeing. It's one thing running it on the field and a coach standing on the sideline trying to get all the way on the other side of the field. Just going in there and giving them good information, and not giving them selfish information.
Q: And you got that feel during the game that there was more openness for that kind of input from you guys?
A: Yeah. I'm not saying there wasn't openness with (Jason) Garrett, but Freddie did want to hear from us a little bit more.
Q: You had a huge change last week at offensive coordinator. What if (Quarterback) Mike Glennon has to play quarterback this week?
A: Both guys are preparing. It's going, I guess, day by day right now, but if Mike is back there I've got to make plays regardless.
Q: Have you had much work with him?
A: We're taking reps here and there.
Q: Mike is 6'7". Is it easier as a receiver to see a ball coming out when the quarterback is tall? Does it change anything about the reception of it?
A: 6'5", 6'7", that's pretty much the same thing to be honest. I mean, that's still tall as hell (laughs). I'm 6'4" and I still look up to both those guys. I don't have a problem with seeing (Quarterback Daniel Jones) DJ at all and I for sure don't have a problem with seeing Mike. Tall is tall at the end of the day when you get past 6'4". Tall is tall.
Q: Were you encouraged by the fact that you had seven targets last game?
A: To be honest, I really didn't count. When you're actually seeing the ball a little bit more, you don't even start counting the targets, but you know if you get two targets, if that makes sense. I didn't even know how many targets I had, I knew how many catches I had. I know there were some opportunities out there that I wish I had back, like on those two fade balls. I don't want to leave it in the ref's hands. Just got to do better, but I feel like I made plays down the stretch when we needed it.
Q: Obviously, there are outside factors, injuries, who the coordinator is, but 372 yards with no touchdowns 11 games in…
A: Of course, that's not what I wanted coming into the season, but I still have games left. Just trying to continue to put good stuff on film.
Q: Did you exchange any words with (Eagles Cornerback Darius) Slay during the game?
A: No and I'm not the type to be trash talking back and forth. Like I said last week, that's my boy, so if anything, 'I hope everything's alright,' 'How's the family?' and 'Stay healthy.' That's it.
Q: What do you expect from these two cornerbacks that you're going to face? These are two highly-paid, pretty good cornerbacks.
A: I look at it at the end of the day as I still have to do my job. Those are two good players over there. At the end of the day, when the ball comes my way, I want to make the play.
Q: When it's zero blitz, do you have to expect the ball faster? Do you have to get separation faster? That's what they do all the time?
A: They do it quite a bit. Of course, you're going to need to speed up the route a little bit, but there are going to be checks to be made and everyone needs to be on the same page. That's kind of what it goes down. If everyone's on the same page, then you can gash the zero blitz.
For years I have thought building a team on high character, intelligent, team first players in a teaching & learning environment was the way to build a successful team that would sustain.
(OK, the tactic of drafting a team of "captains" didn't set the league on fire.)
JJ was the first recently to put it all together as a package (the previous two said the rights things at their introduction but disappointed in application.).
Therefore this year will decide whether I (and JJ) had a Polly Anna strategy or will it succeed in the long run.
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