QB Daniel Jones
June 7, 2022
Q. I know it's early, but will it be difficult to get an offense going if you don't have your full complement on the field like deep into the off-season?
DANIEL JONES: I think those guys have done a great job working in meetings. I think they built a good foundation of understanding this offense, and obviously the reps are extremely valuable and we'll need those, need to get those.
But I think all those guys have done a great job locking in, learning the offense, and building a foundation so when they can get out there and run the reps, they're able to go full speed and we’ll be able to get what we need to get done done.
Q. Can you talk a little bit about having Davis Webb, who knows this offense, and what he's done to help you and how that dynamic is working out.
DANIEL JONES: Yeah, it's been extremely helpful to have him. He's a super smart guy, like you said, who has a lot of experience in this offense. So to have him in the room to answer questions, to give suggestions, and help you think through things has been awesome.
He's been a huge help to me learning this offense and improving working through all the stuff we're learning so far.
Q. Is it fair to say that he's helped expedite your learning of the offense?
DANIEL JONES: Yeah, I think so. Absolutely. I think he does a great job in the quarterback room with us and then communicating to receivers and tight ends. I think, yeah, he's been extremely valuable.
Q. How do you like the offense in terms of concepts and how it might set you up for success?
DANIEL JONES: I like it. I think it, you know, gives us the ability to put a lot of different guys in different spots that kind of cater to their skillsets and allow them to do what they're best at.
So I think it's pretty versatile that way, and there's tons of different concepts, there are a lot of moving parts trying to keep defense on their heels, so, yeah, I think all that stuff is great.
Q. How different is this from what you did in the past?
DANIEL JONES: There are some similar concepts here and there. Largely, the verbiage is very different, and then there is some differences in concepts and plays as well.
So, yeah, it's a pretty different system I would say.
Q. Are you fundamentally changing anything with your footwork or anything like that?
DANIEL JONES: Yeah, I mean, I think specific to certain plays there is different footwork that I haven't used as much in the past.
So I think, yeah, learning that stuff, repping it, getting comfortable with it is kind of what this time is for.
Q. How much of an influence have you had on the offense and how it shaped up? Coach said he was going to ask you what you like to do, what you don't like to do. How much of that was incorporated?
DANIEL JONES: There is a constant line of communication between Coach Daboll, Kafka, Shea, me, I think all the quarterbacks. We're always communicating what we like, what we don't like, if we would rather did it out of a certain look or if there is a tweak we want to make.
I think we've all given input in certain situations. I think the big part is learning it first and getting a feel for what it is you don't like, and what you like. You need to run plays, you need to get reps, you need to do it a couple different ways, see it against different looks before you have a great idea.
But I would say there has been a lot of communication between myself, all the coaches, all the quarterbacks on what we like and don't like.
Q. What did you think the day your offense had today? Seemed like it was tough to get going.
DANIEL JONES: I think one drive wasn't as clean. I thought the other two times we moved the ball pretty well. I think there is always going to be plays you want to have back. We're seeing a lot looks for the first time. I think our defense does a good job mixing up pressures and bringing guys from different spots.
We’ve just got to look at that and correct some things, but kind of up and down. I think certainly some things we want to clean up.
Q. When you guys get a break after this minicamp, will you feel compelled to do more because it's a new offense as compared to last year where it was your second year in an offense, or do you put it away and take care of it in training camp?
DANIEL JONES: Yeah, I think the learning continues, and I'll continue to study and continue to work on what we've started here. Yeah, I don't think you can afford to put it down and just come back during camp. I think everyone will be working to make sure we're in a good spot and coming back to camp ready to go.
Q. Is there more, though, because it's a new offense that you feel like you need to do more here?
DANIEL JONES: Yeah, I think probably so. There is certainly more studying and there is more kind of playbook-specific work rather than just fundamental throwing and stuff like that.
So, yeah, I think there is more of that.
Q. (Regarding Kadarius.) He was a guy who was in and out last year injured; again this spring he has been out. How important you do you think it is to get him healthy for this offense so you guys can kind of do what it is you want to do?
DANIEL JONES: Yeah, I think it's huge to have him. I think in the times he was out there last year you saw what he can do, how special he can be with the ball in his hands.
I think that adds a lot to our offense to have him out there. We need him. I think he's done a great job in meetings, done a great job picking it up and learning this system.
But, yeah, he can be a special player and we'll certainly need him.
Q. Did you get sense of what he's going to be able to do in this system, where he can fit, or is that something you won't really know until he's out there?
DANIEL JONES: Yeah, I think that's something we'll work through when he's out there. Something this offense does well is the ability to move guys around and put them in different spots. I think once he can gets on the field, we'll be able to see that.
Yeah, I think he gives us a special element.
Q. Have you had an opportunity to work with a baseball coach and learn how to slide or done anything differently in the off-season to protect yourself out there as runner?
DANIEL JONES: I have not worked with a baseball coach. I think more than anything, that's just being aware in certain situations and making the decision to go down earlier.
So I think there is things you can watch on tape and learn from it, and I'll continue working on it.
Q. When did you get cleared for full contact?
DANIEL JONES: When exactly that was we weren't playing games and the season was over, so I think it was somewhat irrelevant. I feel good. I've been cleared and I'm ready to go.
Q. So you were ready a while ago?
DANIEL JONES: Yeah. I mean, I've been feeling good. Yeah, I'm good to go.
Q. Have you done all the studying of Buffalo that you plan to do or is there more that you dive into?
DANIEL JONES: I think we'll continue to watch their stuff, continue to watch their plays. It comes up when we’re installing plays, when we're looking back at plays you’ve already installed. Yeah, so that stuff we'll continue to come up and we’ll keep watching.