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Transcript: Quarterback Jake Fromm

Eric from BBI : Admin : 12/8/2021 5:31 pm
Quarterback Jake Fromm

Q: What was it like getting out there and getting more reps like you did today? That's probably the most you've gotten since you've been here.

A: Most I've gotten in a while. It's fun. You feel like a football player and just going out and doing what you love, and just trying to do it at a high level.

Q: What're your expectations for this week? Obviously, a lot of things are kind of up in the air with (Quarterback) Mike's (Glennon) status. How do you approach this week?

A: Pretty much the same way I do every week. Just happy to get a few more reps in practice, but the same. I prepare the same week in and week out. When you get the opportunity you just want to do your best.

Q: How much do you know? I'm sure it's been a big cram job, right?

A: It's a lot to learn. You're just preparing for a final test where you didn't show up for any of the classes, but it's fun. Learning is what I like to do. I love football, love scheme. For me, it's really fun.

Q: Do you feel like it's limited, like you have to really narrow it down to these are the things that I do know and if I play this is what we need to use kind of deal?

A: Yes and no. There are definitely some things I definitely feel more comfortable with and some things I feel less comfortable with, so when it comes down to it we'll have a good plan going out there, something we feel good about and we'll try to execute as best as we can.

Q: In college when you have to cram for a test, people pull all-nighters. You need to sleep. Do you have to work longer? Do you need to keep that playbook and just keep looking at it all night?

A: There's definitely some late nights, definitely a lot of studying, but being an athlete, you've got to sleep, too. You've got to be able to be your best and be well-rested.

Q: What has it been like working with (Offensive Quality Control Coach) Nick Williams?

A: Nick's great. He's helped me out a ton and I'm learning a lot of football from him. I couldn't thank him enough.

Q: What it's like not having – the position coach that you worked with last week, (Quarterbacks Coach) Jerry (Schuplinski), obviously can't be in-person. What's that been like?

A: It's definitely tough. Missed Coach Jerry this week. Just hope he gets to feeling better and just look forward to seeing him as soon as we can.

Q: Is he on Zooms and stuff like that?

A: Yep.

Q: How much time per day are you spending with Jerry on Zoom versus Nick in-person? Does Nick come over to your room? How is it working?

A: A little bit of both, a little bit here and there. Coach Jerry is just sitting in his room and looking at football all day, so I'll definitely give him a few calls here tonight.

Q: Two weeks ago, if I said to you, you have a chance to start a game, what would you have said? You're on the practice squad of another team and next thing you know you might be starting this week.

A: Crazy to think about, but I think when you just have that mindset of preparing every week to be the guy, hopefully it pays off. We'll see. Just try to prepare week in and week out like you could be the guy.

Q: What would it mean to you if you did get an opportunity?

A: I would love it. It would be a dream come true, something I've always wanted to do as a kid growing up. Having a chance, especially for an organization like the New York Giants, would be incredible.

Q: Do you have your parents on standby or something?

A: Yeah.

Q: Where are they at?

A: Back home in Georgia.

Q: That's a long flight.

A: It is. It sure is.

Q: So, if you're going to be playing, they'll get on a plane? If you tell them no, then they're not getting on a plane? Is it decisive as that?

A: Yeah, I guess so. We'll work out the kinks and figure everything out, but I don't know. We'll figure it out.

Q: What was it like when they call you and say, 'You're coming to the New York Giants'? Then they say, 'Also, we're going to Tucson for a week'? That's kind of a crazy thing.

A: At the end of this, I'll spend more days here as a New York Giant than I have in New Jersey (laughs). It's crazy, but it's what we sign up for and it's fun. Beautiful weather here.

Q: Saw the weather in Buffalo the other day.

A: Yeah.

Q: Do you have just like a small bag that you brought with you? Do you even have all your stuff yet?

A: No. Just a suitcase and just a little duffle bag. That's all we need. Let's go play football.

Q: Did you get to see much of the Monday night game?

A: Yeah.

Q: As a quarterback, what did you think of three passes and a whole lot of handoffs?

A: As a quarterback, you definitely like to throw it around, but a win is a win. Everyone likes to win.

Q: How much of the offense would you say you know right now? Or are they tailoring it to this game so they're not making you learn everything?

A: It's hard for me to say how much I really know because I hadn't really seen the whole thing. For me it's just focusing on the game plan on a week-to-week basis and figuring out what the game plan is and knowing everything on the game plan.

Q: Normally I would think some of those veteran guys who have been around would sort of huddle around you and help support you. (Quarterback) Daniel (Jones) and Mike are dealing with their own stuff right now. How much are you able to interact with them and sort of pick their brains?

A: Both of them have been a tremendous help. I thank them for just allowing me to pick their brains and figure things out. Things will be said in a meeting and don't know exactly what that is – 'Hey Daniel, what is this?' He'll do me a favor and draw it up for me, so I really appreciate them and all the ways they're helping me and trying to get me prepared, as well.

Q: If you start on Sunday, what do you know you will bring to the field?

A: A lot of effort, a guy who's going to make good decisions. Just be accurate with the ball, move the chains and score some points.
I would love to see him  
FranknWeezer : 12/8/2021 6:01 pm : link
kick some ass this weekend.
Seems like someone you could root for...  
DonQuixote : 12/8/2021 6:26 pm : link
RE: I would love to see him  
Adirondack GMen : 12/8/2021 7:14 pm : link
In comment 15487255 FranknWeezer said:
kick some ass this weekend.

I’m with you Frank! Stranger things have happened!
We deserve a break…of any kind.
I thought the Eagles Saftey targeted him  
Batenhorst7 : 12/9/2021 11:30 am : link
while he lay defenseless on the ground. but Jones got up and played on

no flag

it was a viscious hit IMHO

Judge allued to the lack of a flag after that game
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