Quarterback Daniel Jones
Q: Unlike some other players I'm sure you are not shocked that you remained team captain, but does it still feel like something?
A: Yeah, no doubt. Very appreciative to be voted and recognized as a captain. That's something that I take very seriously. I think we all do. To be a captain is a tremendous honor. We've got a lot of great leaders on this team, guys named captain, guys not named captain, I think we've got a lot of great leaders and people who have influence; who all want the same thing, and that's to win.
Q: The guys that are sort of expected to play big roles, (Wide Receiver) Kadarius (Toney) didn't play, (Wide Receiver Sterling) Shep (Shepard) didn't play, (Wide Receiver) Kenny (Golladay) had one catch, (Wide Receiver) Wan'Dale (Robinson) I forget what his numbers are but what do you make that there was limited production from those guys with you during the season and what does it mean to you going into the regular season?
A: When you think about the preseason you think about training camp, the games are certainly a big part of it, but practice and what we're doing everyday here is huge also. So, when you think about that I think a lot of those guys made plays obviously. Shep has been dealing with his Achilles, but he's done a great job in the classroom learning the offense, and then he's working back in now. So that's been great. All those guys have stayed on top of their stuff when they haven't been able to get out there, so that's been great. These next couple of weeks are important for each one of those guys and for the offense as a whole to continue to build that chemistry. There's valuable work still to be done. I think guys understand that, and that's how we're going to approach it.
Q: (Quarterback) Davis's (Webb) status has been changed a couple times probably this week. During the summer did he sort of serve as a vision of what the quarterback can do in this offense once he gets his feet settled and starts to really be comfortable in it?
A: I think with how he played in the preseason and in training camp, you see his comfort in the system, how well he knew it and knows it. That was a big part of all of us picking it up and learning it. He's been huge for that process. So, yeah, he's got a great understanding of the system, and I think you can see it on the field.
Q: How much is he almost another coach in that room? I know that is something that he contemplated doing.
A: He's a player. He sees it through a quarterback's eyes. But his experience in the system, he can look back on certain plays or situations they've had in the past that may be relevant to what we're doing now, and those references are helpful. Just ways he's found to learn certain things or remember certain pieces of the system here and there have been extremely valuable for all of us.
Q: What's it like for you just as a friend to see (Wide Receiver David) Sills finally make the 53?
A: I'm excited for him. He's had a great camp and certainly deserves it with the work he's put in and how well he's played through camp. I'm happy for him and looking forward to continuing to build this thing. Like I said, the next couple of weeks are an important time to work before we open in Tennessee.
Q: With all that's gone on in the past few months, you didn't get the fifth-year option, (Quarterback) Tyrod (Taylor) signed, "is he going to push you". Training camp is over, you've got a game, you're still standing are you sitting there going, "good let's just play now?"
A: I think getting to playing football and playing real games is certainly something we all look forward to, and I definitely look forward to myself. There's been certainly a lot going on, and my approach has been the same day in and day out. How I approach practice, how I approach each situation and yeah, I'm looking forward to getting going and playing football.
Q: With (Offensive Coordinator Mike) Kafka calling plays, (Head Coach Brian) Daboll obviously brings an offense too, is there anything different on the headset in the play calling aspect in conversation? Is there more of a third voice in there than there has been in the past? How clean is that operation?
A: It's been very clean. I think all those guys are on the same page and those are conversations we have all the time throughout the week so everybody kind of knows what's expected going in. I think the communication there's been great.
Q: Kenny played in that final preseason game. He's taken a lot of criticism in general this summer, what do you think when you hear that, and you see him on the field? What do you see?
A: I think he's a guy who approaches his work the right way every day. He comes in here, works hard, he knows what to do. He puts himself in the position to make plays. I've got a lot of faith and trust in him to make those plays and I've got to do a good job of getting him the ball and helping him do that. I have the upmost confidence and trust in him. I have a lot of respect for how he goes about his work and how he approaches it day in and day out.
Q: Do you have a different mindset depending on who the receiver is? Is Kenny a guy you say, "I can't force a ball but he's big, he's a guy who can go up and get it?" Just in terms of when you are going through your targets and progressions.
A: You've always got to factor that in when you're throwing to certain guys just like you would if you've got a speed guy, you trust him to run past the guy in a certain situation, so you're going to throw the ball down the field. I think it's the same with a bigger guy who can go up and go get the ball. You've got to have an understanding of that, and how they're going to make their plays and how they can help you.