Q: How do you feel like training camp is going so far?
A: It's going good, a lot of excitement out there.
Q: What's different for you with the whole offense and coaching staff?
A: First off, the offense is totally different. A lot of moving parts, as you can see. (Head Coach Brian Daboll) Coach is putting people in different positions at all times, keeping the defense guessing. (It's) very receiver friendly. Now, we are just working on getting on the same page as far as receivers, running backs and then (Quarterback Daniel Jones) DJ. Right now, we are having fun out there.
Q: What makes the offense receiver friendly?
A: It just gives you a lot of freedom. You don't have to be so cookie-cutter or do what's on the paper. You can go out there and kind of make the route your own.
Q: When you are making the route your own, how do you ensure the timing of it?
A: That kind of just goes back to being on the same page as DJ, talking to him, going over during film sessions and really just taking what the defense gives you. As long as you're on the same page and you see the exact same thing that DJ sees and feels, then it should time out perfectly.
Q: You guys never really got on that same page last year. What makes you think it's going to happen this year?
A: Last year, there were a lot of injuries involved. I think this year is a little bit better as far as just the training staff, strength staff and then coaching staff taking care of our bodies and then us as players doing the right things on and off the field, and extremely well on the field.
Q: They always say perception is reality. In Detroit, you're a third-round pick, overachieving putting up huge numbers. Last year, you come here with a huge contract. Did the huge contract weigh on you at all? Were you trying to meet those expectations?
A: No, not at all. It was just a lot of different moving parts last year. It was last year.
Q: How much does the zero touchdowns bother you? When people bring you up, that's the easy thing people bring up.
A: It was disappointing, but like I said, a lot played a role in that.
Q: (Wide Receiver) Kadarius Toney didn't have one either. It's almost impossible to think of, that Kadarius didn't have one either – the two of you guys. Is that something you guys have talked about, getting off to a fast start this year?
A: Every offense wants to get off to a fast start but to be honest, we haven't even been talking about last year.
Q: How are you health wise?
A: I feel good. I'm in a good spot right now.
Q: Do you credit the strength staff and the coaches in the spring, and how they brought you along in the spring to how you feel right now?
A: Yeah, I would say the strength staff, training staff and then Dabs – I feel like they are putting together a good plan. They are really easing us into it, not so much easing into it as far as reps and everything, not trying to put everything on you right away.
Q: How much of that is preventative more than anything else? The fact that you were on the sidelines in the spring. Like, 'Okay, he probably could go out there but it's probably better off holding him back at this point'?
A: More so I think just being smart. It's a long season and then on top of that with training camp coming up, I guess they just wanted to make sure I was ready for training camp.
Q: Were you limited because of an injury from last year or was that something new that popped up?
A: We're not going to talk about all that.
Q: How has your relationship with Daniel Jones grown?
A: I feel like it was growing a lot last year and it's just continuing to grow, as it will. Throughout the years, I feel like it's going to grow more.
Q: Did you do anything differently this offseason training wise or anything like that?
A: I actually stayed up here the majority of the time, just with DJ.
Q: Are you a chip on the shoulder kind of guy? Are you a guy who feels like you were at the top of this league, led the league in touchdowns I think, a guy who feels like I have to prove I can get back to that level or are you not somebody who wears that chip on your shoulder?
A: I would say a chip on the shoulder. I'm not really trying to prove anything to you guys or anyone really. It's all about self-motivating myself and just being in competition with myself to be honest. Just going out there and doing what I know I'm capable of doing.
Q: You said you stayed up here and worked with Daniel. How much were you able to do? You were obviously going through some physical stuff at that time, what were you able to do and why was it important to do that?
A: That's just how much it means to me, to be honest. Just going in the training room doing little stuff, working out here as far as in the weight room and then just throwing with DJ. Of course, you take your time off during the week or during the weekend to go do your personal things as far as travel and everything, but I just made a point to myself that I wanted to be up here and just really focus on my body a little bit more.
Q: Did you want to be here or where Daniel was?
A: We had all talked about it, so we were pretty much here.
Q: Even with the new offense, do you feel all that extra time, all those extra reps paying off when you get out there in practice now?
A: Yeah, but there's a difference when it's me and DJ just throwing, and we are calling the play and then when we're out there during training camp practice and there is a defense in front of us and there's moving parts. It's a little bit different.
Q: How do you think the offense has looked?
A: I feel like it's good competition on both sides of the ball. I definitely like what we're doing. Today was the first day of pads. It was good to see the running game going a little bit – getting the ball to (Running Back) Saquon (Barkley). That's exciting.
Q: Is there somebody in a Brian Daboll offense that you feel like you are playing that spot? Whether it was in Buffalo, Miami or Kansas City?
A: No. I'm just my own player. I've got all the faith that Dabs is going to put me in the right position. When he puts me in the position, I've just got to make plays.
Q: All the presnap motions, (Wide Receiver) Wan'Dale Robinson and Kadarius Toney running around do you almost feel like you're standing still when they motion?
A: No. I'm pretty sure the defenses in the league, they know I'm not going to get an end-around or a reverse or anything like that (laughs). Just stuff like that, it gets the defense thinking and gets people out of position. I like it. I don't have to do it at least, but I like it.
Q: Do you feel like all the moving around on offense makes you guys smarter football players off of the field as opposed to being stagnate to a certain amount?
A: I think it gives the credit to the coaches as far as getting your guy open and not just leaving them in one spot – moving around a little bit so now a defense has to react. I just give that credit to the coaches. To answer your question, you do have to really be in that playbook to know line up on this side just to lineup into this formation. There's a lot to it but once you get it down, it's fun.
Q: That goes even if you're not the guy in motion – you have to know what those guys are doing?
Q: What do you think about the overall wide receiver group and how explosive you are going to be?
A: I like it. You've got KT (Kadarius Toney), you have Wan'Dale, you have myself, you have some tight ends that are going to step up and make some plays for us, you've got Saquon coming out of the backfield, whenever (Wide Receiver Sterling Shepard) Shep is ready to get back out there. I feel like we can do some things.