Tight End Daniel Bellinger
Q: What's the biggest adjustment been for you going from college to the NFL?
A: Just the speed, trying to read defenses. Just learning how different defenses work and of course just learning our system.
Q: How different is the system than what you are used to?
A: Just a lot more motions and stuff like that, before I'd just have to know my job like the Y and F positions, but now it's critical that I know everybody's job, the route concept, and the whole play and not just my route.
Q: Things got a little heated today, can you talk about that?
A: Yeah, temperatures were hot, you know when it's 95 degrees outside stuff is going to happen, but it just showed a good physicality for us today. I think it was a good sign for us just going out there and being physical.
Q: What was the basic theme when (Head Coach Brian) Daboll got you guys together? What did he say?
A: The theme of course was the physicality, just showing that we're a physical team and things are going to happen, again, when it's hot outside and guys are just putting their nose in the dirt and trying to play ball. But at the end of the day, he says that, 'losing teams do that,' so, at the end of the day we've got to come out there and be physical, but we've got to be smart as well.
Q: No threats like, 'You do it again you're going to run forever'?
A: Nothing like that, he liked the physicality part. He wants to keep going and playing hard, just play smart as well.
Q: What's it been like to be a fourth-round pick that comes in and is immediately working with the one's getting a lot of reps with that first team offense, has it been exciting for you?
A: Yeah, it's been exciting, I just do what my coach tells me to do. I go out there and just try to do what he tells me to do and try and compete. Again, just earn trust from not just my position coach but, (Quarterback) Daniel Jones, Coach Dabs, and really just try to do what they tell me to do and earn trust from them.
Q: Are you confident you can kind of show you're more of a pass catcher than your numbers were in college maybe?
A: Yeah, I'm pretty confident that I can show that and of course it's whatever they want me to do. If they want me to go out there and catch a pass I will, if they want me to put my hand in the dirt to block, I'll do that as well.
Q: What's the biggest test for you in your first preseason game, what are you really looking to evaluate yourself?
A: Definitely just make sure that I can calm down and understand that this is an NFL game, but get used to the speed, and adjust to that. I think I've been doing a good job at practice. Of course, when the game comes on its just a step faster. Just getting used to the speed of the game a little bit and kind of just understanding how things work in a game and not just in practice.