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Transcript: Quarterback Jake Fromm

Eric from BBI : Admin : 12/22/2021 2:45 pm
Quarterback Jake Fromm

Q: Tell us about what's the possibility of you playing Sunday and lining up against a team like Philadelphia with the colorful fans?

A: Yeah, I've heard a lot about the environment and for me, it's just preparation and making sure everybody's on the same page. Really, it's just going out and executing whatever the plan is and just trying to tune it out the best you can and go play football.

Q: Do you feel like you're in command of the playbook now?

A: Yeah, I'm learning more and more every single day. Just spending extra time obviously and really just learning everything, feeling more comfortable with the guys and with the scheme and trying to put together a good plan.

Q: (Head Coach) Joe (Judge) has talked about the difference between going in at the end of the game and then having to start. What are your expectations if you're in that situation? What's the biggest difference that you're expecting?

A: I mean, for me, I can't control what situation you get in. So, for me, it's just really, what's the play and just going and executing. If it's a two-minute drive, it's a two-minute drive. Let's go out, let's go execute and get points. Ultimately, the goal is the same. Go out and score points, but how you do it may change. For me, just understanding different situations call for different scheme. At the end of the day, it's about execution and scoring points.

Q: Do you expect to see things that you've never seen before?

A: Yes and no, yes and no. Just prepare the best you can and at the end of the day you have to be a football player and see what you see and trust your eyes and make plays we (inaudible).

Q: When do you expect to learn who is starting on Sunday?

A: We'll find out throughout the week and we'll see.

Q: You've said a couple of times about learning playbook and kind of rushing and cramming. Can you expand on that a little? Were you up until one o'clock for five straight nights? Did you not reply to your wife for a week? Can you give us a picture of what cramming looks like?

A: I love my wife to death, but I do have to say, there may be some advantages of being locked away in a hotel by yourself and studying your life away. No one o'clock nights because as athletes, we do need our rest. I definitely have spent a lot of time up here with our assistant (Offensive Quality Control) Nick (Williams) and he's the bomb at helping me learn everything and just the guys too. Especially (Quarterback) Daniel (Jones) and (Quarterback) Mike (Glennon) too, they've been guys I've been leaning on heavily and learning from them, a lot from them.

Q: (Wide Receiver) Kenny (Golladay) was saying you guys got some work in today. With a receiver like that, how much fun is it having a receiver where you can throw it up and he goes and gets it? How important is it to be given an opportunity like that?

A: Kenny is great, he's got a big catch radius. Throw it up, let him make plays. He did a great job making plays in the game and we'll see how that carries over and I look forward to him.

Q: If you get to start on Sunday, what do you know you're going to bring to the field?

A: Hopefully just for me and the way I played my entire career just good decisions, let's get the ball out, let's get everybody on the same page and really just trying to move the sticks, move the sticks, move the sticks. If we move the sticks enough, we'll get close enough and we'll score a few points.

Q: Do you think that being with a big-time program and playing in front of 80,000 people every week and have won a lot of games, is that minimized at all? People look at you and think not the biggest guy, maybe can't throw is 80-yards. The fact that you won at a high level of college, is nothing really too big for you here?

A: I would say I'm very confident in myself and what I can do. Winning football games is winning football games. Sometimes it may be pretty, it may not be, but at the end of the day, all that matter is a 'W' in the column. However we can do it, however it happens, let's just go do it. Looking to go 1-0 this week.

Q: When you came in the game the other day, it was a pretty low stakes spot for the team, and I know it was an important moment for you. Kenny said you played with a little bit of fearlessness. Is that you as a player or do you think that would change if you were the starter?

A: I don't think it would change. I think you have to have trust and confidence in the guys around you. Hey, let's just go out and spin it and you've got to cut it loose.

Q: Going back to last year, the controversial text message that came out, what was the process like for you of trying to re earn your teammates trust?

A: For me, going into a new situation and a new locker room, there weren't a whole lot of guys that really knew me. Really it was really selling myself and saying, 'Hey guys, this is me, this is my heart, this is who I really am.' It's a really long, hard road to earn peoples trust. I'm just super thankful for that family there in Buffalo that really took me in and helped me. I'm thankful to call them family and great teammates and I wouldn't trade it for the world.

Q: Did that effect your spot on the depth chart or your ability to earn people's trust on the field at all?

A: No, I don't think so.

Q: Is that anything that's carried over with people here? Has anyone in the building asked you or anything like that?

A: No, sir.

Q: Have you found that your confidence, even in the early stages of your career, that your confidence can be an equalizer to the challenge you're trying to accept? Having that confidence, I imagine, would make a difference when you step in the huddle.

A: Yeah, I'm going to be me whatever the situation is. I'm going to be me and just really try to rally the guys the best I can and say, 'Hey, let's go execute, try to win a football game and score points.'

Q: Being out here without a coat, is this a Buffalo thing?

A: (Laughs) No, I'd like to say I'm trying to get used to it the best that I can. I love to hunt, I love to be outside, so you've got to get used to it the best you can. I always learned if you really freeze your butt off out there, like early in the year, you kind of get used to it the rest of the way through.

Q: This is not true.

A: (Laughs) Not sure.

Q: At any moment have you had the chance to say, 'What a month this has been'?

A: Yeah, it's been crazy. It sure has. There's no other way to really put it. I'm super thankful to be here, I'm just ready to go, so excited. I'm ready for Christmas this week, this is awesome. Yeah, it's just a great time of year and so thankful I'm here in New York.
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