WR Darius Slayton
June 2, 2022
Q. How do you feel your offseason is going?
DARIUS SLAYTON: I would say it's going pretty well so far.
Q. Do you like the offense that's being installed?
DARIUS SLAYTON: I like it.
Q. What kind of opportunity is this for you and some of other the newer receivers with Kadarius out, Kenny out, Shep not really participating for everybody else to showcase?
DARIUS SLAYTON: Yeah, I think it's a good chance for everybody to get a chance to get a lot of reps. Obviously, show what you can do out here when we are competing against the defense, so I think it benefits our room as a whole.
Q. What do you expect from this offense in terms of aggressiveness or creativity? What is your early feel on this?
DARIUS SLAYTON: I don't really know what I would say I’d expect out of it, but I just know it's been a lot of fun to learn it. It's been a lot of fun to run it so far, and I think we're getting better each and every day executing it.
Q. How important is it to really embody that next-play mentality when something bad happens and just to move to the next play.
DARIUS SLAYTON: Tremendous, because bad stuff is going to happen sooner or later. Nobody has a perfect career. Nobody has a perfect game, perfect day.
So definitely in our line of work where you’re catching all the time and everybody feels like they can catch a ball because they've thrown it in the backyard, so when you drop it, you look like an idiot. Obviously, reality is we're all human, so definitely always have to keep a next-play mentality.
Q. You and D.J. came into the league together and had that instant chemistry right away, and you have gone through a lot of changes together as well. How much has it helped that you and your quarterback have gone through the whole process so far together?
DARIUS SLAYTON: I think it helps a lot because as you said, the team has changed a lot over the last three years. Obviously, having that consistency of the guy that's throwing me the ball has been helpful for me, and hopefully I've been good for him and helpful for him as well.
Q. When a new coach comes in, does your approach change? Do you have to sit there and go, I have to prove myself again or what?
DARIUS SLAYTON: No, I think you're always having to prove yourself. Whether you have the same coach or new coach, I think you always have to put your best foot forward and show what you can do.
Q. Wan'Dale Robinson, what have you seen from him so far?
DARIUS SLAYTON: He’s quick, he’s fast, he’s explosive. I would say he is as advertised.
Q. Is he faster than you?
DARIUS SLAYTON: Nobody is faster than me, but he is fast.
Q. Hey, Darius, just curious the numbers game on this roster with receivers. There's a lot of receivers for not an indefinite number of spots.
DARIUS SLAYTON: Correct.
Q. Are you aware of that? Do you think about where your place is on this team, and do you think about if it's not here, that it's going to be somewhere?
DARIUS SLAYTON: Not really. I mean, at the end of the, day it's a performance-based business so no matter how many numbers you have or don't you, if you perform the best, you'll be in whatever number it is.
I believe in coming out here and putting my best foot forward. When it’s all said and done, if I'm doing what I'm supposed to do, I'll be in there.