Quarterback Daniel Jones
August 18, 2022
Q: Danny, you and (Wide Receiver) Kenny (Golladay) seemed to have a pretty good connection today, talk about the practice.
A: Yeah, I thought he made some plays today. I thought we spread the ball around well, and obviously, he had the deep shot, and he made a nice adjustment on, a big play there. I think he's had a good camp, and you know we’ll keep working with him.
Q: Do you think this was his best practice?
A: I think it was maybe one of them, but as I said, I think he's done a good job throughout camp and has had some really strong days.
Q: Did it feel good for you to kind of air it out like that?
A: Yeah, it did. Going against our defense a lot, they see a lot of the same plays and same routes. So, you're throwing a little change up and keeping them on their toes. But I thought Kenny did a great job on that play and made a big-time play for us.
Q: How do you view your own camp so far?
A: I think like anyone I've had good days and bad days, and a lot to continue to work on throughout it, but I feel like I've made progress and learned a lot in this system and will continue to do so. Continue to improve and that’s always the goal.
Q: Coaches keep saying in that regard, process, process, process. What do you make of that when you’re having one of those rough days, is it easy for you to just say this is a part of the process, or how do you take that in?
A: I think that’s part of playing any position, especially Quarterback. You’re dealing with it when it's not always easy, and you’re having to come back and play well, learn from the situation, and like I said, make a change and continue to improve. That’s a big part of the position, that’s a big part of playing football. I think it's about learning and not repeating mistakes.
Q: Daniel, as you’ve gotten to know (Quarterback) Tyrod (Taylor), what have you learned about him this summer, and how do you feel like he can complement you in the quarterback room and on the team?
A: I've learned a lot from him. He's been in the league for a long time and played a lot of football. He's an experienced guy, he's got a routine that he sticks to, and he's really consistent with that. Just hearing his experience and hearing how he looks at certain situations, how he looks at certain plays. His outlook on things has been helpful, so I've really enjoyed working with him.
Q: Have you also noticed the way he smells? (Running Back) Saquan (Barkley) says he smells really good.
A: Yeah, he normally does. He's not lying.
Q: You're a bit of a seasoned pro in terms of learning new systems, unfortunately for you. At what point do you think this is going to stop being (Buffalo) Bills system, (Kansas City) Chiefs system, and become the Giants system?
A: Well, I think it is. I think that’s already happened and happening. I think that’s a constant process though. I don’t think that ever stops. You're growing in that and learning what we do best, learning what our guys can do and want to do I think is a big thing, and continuing to work through that. So, I don’t think that every stop, I think it is our system, I think we've made a lot of those changes, we've learned a lot through camp, and we'll continue to do so.
Q: Have you guys dialed back? I know in the offseason you’re watching a lot of Bills, and a lot of Kansas City film, at this point are you pretty much watching your own now?
A: Yeah, I think at this point we've run pretty much everything in the system, so we have those clips to look back on to watch and study mostly. So, yeah were mostly watching our stuff.
Q: Daniel, how much ability do you have to go to (Offensive Coordinator) Mike (Kafka) and (Head Coach Brian Daboll) Dabs and say, “I like that” or “I really don’t like this?”
A: I think that’s something that they’ve stressed to me throughout this whole process and I'm very comfortable doing that. There’s an open dialogue and we're constantly studying that, talking about it, having those discussions, and sometimes it takes running things on the practice field, multiple looks at it against certain coverages. That kind of helps you figure out what it is, what you don’t like, and what you do like. We're going through that, and that’s a constant process of running the plays, studying them, talking about them, seeing if we can tweak something here or there or what suits us best. But yes, that’s been a good process.
Q: I know it was only two series I guess up in Foxborough, but first time for you here at least that I can recall that the play caller was upstairs right in the booth? What was that like for you being down there walking the sideline, knowing that Mike was up top and not down on the sideline?
A: Yeah, it was good. I thought it was really smooth. We communicated through the game and obviously he's communicating with the coaches on the sideline and everyone's talking. So, I thought it went well, and operation I thought we were good in and out of the huddle and lining up running plays and executing, so I thought it went pretty well.
Q: When Mike is up top was (Quarterbacks Coach) Shea (Tierney) kind of the point guy on the sideline for you, is that how it was being relayed?
A: Yeah, quarterbacks we get together with Shea. Dabs would be over there a lot too, so yeah kind of all of those guys.
Q: Daniel, I remember when you got hurt last year you finished the game, and it wasn’t until the next morning where you felt the pain. Anything after this game pain-wise, neck-wise, everything ok the next day?
A: Yeah, It was all good, didn’t have any kind of issues at all so it was good.
Q: Did you wind up having any kind of procedure or surgery on that?
A: No, I didn’t. I didn’t at all. I had a non-football related procedure done on my neck. It was completely unrelated. I feel good, necks great.
Q: He hasn’t been practicing recently, (Running Back) Matt Breida is a new guy in the running back room. What is your impression of him and what he can bring to the table?
A: I think he’s done a great job, he knows the system well, he’s a smart player and electric with the ball in his hands. You know you see his speed and burst, and just a really good football player, so he's been helpful for us.
Q: When did you have your procedure on your neck?
A: That was early in the winter.