Quarterback Davis Webb
Q: Close at the at end, you guys managed to pull it out last week. This week a little short, but how do you think the offense did in that fourth quarter?
A: (Quarterback) Tyrod (Taylor), hopefully he feels a lot better, he got hit pretty good there. I thought the offense was doing a pretty good job in the first quarter when that happened. He had a great completion to (Tight End) Daniel (Bellinger). We did some really good things; we just didn't do enough to win. They played really hard, they're well coached. We just couldn't pull it out.
Q: How do you think you played in the fourth quarter? Second straight week where you've been very efficient with the football.
A: Yeah, you wish you can convert that third down obviously. They had a good disguise, probably the best disguise all (game) and they made a critical play there. I've got to make a better decision. It was a throw away but maybe I can push vertical in the pocket and run it. So, they did a good job. Our receivers, we've got two new guys we signed this week. They both played really, realy hard and (Wide Receiver) Travis (Toivonen) had a heck of a catch on the back shoulder ball. It was a lot of positives, it just sucks we didn't win.
Q: Obviously (Head Coach) Brian Daboll is very familiar with you but what do you think you've been able to show him and this coaching and front office in your playing time this summer?
A: I think leadership. Ability to move the football and get points. That's the job of the quarterback, take care of the football. I think we all did a pretty good job in the preseason, all the quarterbacks. There weren't many interceptions. I think there were two in all three games. So, we were smart with the football and that's the job, get points for the offense. I think I did my best and I'll see what happens.
Q: How are you going to handle the next couple of days? Are you talking to the other young guys in the locker room about how to handle the next couple of days because you have been through this before?
A: Yeah. I've definitely talked about it with a few guys, especially young, good rookies and some vets. We've all been in this situation, but I think this is my best preseason I've had. I think that's a credit to the offensive line and the coaches. (Offensive Coordinator Mike) Kafka did a great job calling plays. It was a lot of fun this preseason. Hopefully it works out.
Q: Where do you think you made the biggest jump in your game during this preseason?
A: I think my ability to escape and make plays with my feet. I haven't always done that in my career. Then I went out to Buffalo (Bills) and watched (Quarterback) Josh (Allen) for a while. You kind of pick up on some things. I think escaping in and out of the pocket, making throws on the run, we were close to a couple of big ones today. Very close. Then operationally I think just being in the offense for a while, you can play pretty fast paced.
Q: How much did you expect to play? You came in quicker than you were supposed to.
A: Yeah, well, that's the job of the backup, too. So, I kind of got a sad rep of that because of Tyrod obviously. There's only the second, third, and fourth that I was anticipating but Tyrod gets down sadly and get thrown in there. But we moved the ball down there. We got three points on that drive. He helped us out with like a 20-yard completion. Yeah, I hope he's okay.
Q: Second quarter you were supposed to come in?
A: That was the plan.
Q: Do you wish you got an extra two minutes?
A: Yeah, I wish. I mean if we convert that third down, we get to the two-minute warning and maybe run it out, kick it. Just got to convert that. I'm not mad about the throw away. You can't take a sack there either or you have to punt it to them. So, we got three points. We did a good job, it's just if you convert that, you probably don't give them a chance.
Q: Are you proof that a quarterback in a system just gets better? (Quarterback) Daniel (Jones) is in it for the first time. Do you look at that and say, "You can do it. You just can't do it in a couple months"?
A: I think Daniel has made a tremendous amount of jumps. If you watched the last couple of weeks of practice, it's gotten better and better every day and I'm excited to watch him play. This offense is a lot of fun to play in. It takes a lot of reps, but once you get it and get it rolling, you can have a lot of fun with it. I think he is milliseconds close to that.
Q: How would you describe this year's team going into the season?
A: Dabs and (General Manager) Joe (Schoen) preach it every day, we're going to be smart, tough, and dependable and compete. The goal is to be "1-0". If that's hand it to (Running Back) Saquon (Barkley) 30 times or throw it 50 times, whatever it takes to win that week. Then do some self-scouting and get ready for the next opponent. We've got Tennessee (Titans) the first week of the year and hopefully we'll all get some health back and be ready to rock and roll.