Quarterback Daniel Jones
Q: (Head Coach Brian) Daboll described you as very steady and he said he's more emotional and it works well with you guys having to click. How does manifest itself? He can be more emotional, he said you kind of take things as they come.
A: Yeah, I think that's certainly his personality and I think we've had good communication the whole time through practice and then the games as well. That's his personality but I think the communication has always been there. I think it's gone well.
Q: Do you like that? Would you rather a little more even-keeled or do you like that up and down?
A: I've had coaches more that way and I've had coaches differently, it's just a personality thing. It's not good or bad, it's just the way it is. I think it's gone well, and our communication has been great so far.
Q: I think if there's anything surprising after the first few games its (Wide Receiver) Richie James with 10 catches. How does he become your number one target?
A: He's played well for us. He had a great training camp and he showed up for us throughout these first couple of weeks. He's got a good feel for space, he's got a good feel for getting open in zones and making plays after the catch. We've got a lot of guys who can do that, we've got a lot of guys who can make plays for us, so we're trying to spread the ball around as much as we can.
Q: Brian said he's still trying the perfect way to coach you. He's done all different ways including that he gets emotional but also that he's loved you up. How does he go about loving you up? It's his term not mine.
A: (Laughs) I don't know. I think he's always communicating. He always wants to talk and see what you're thinking, get on the same page. Understand how you're reading certain things, what you saw in a certain play in practice. I think over time the more you communicate, the more you talk and go through those conversations, the better the relationship you're building. That's how it's been. He wants to know things off the field as well. You've heard guys talking about him facetiming and wanting to build relationships with players, so I think that's how he does it.
Q: Have you had that? A facetime?
A: Yeah, he's called me – and that's dating back to when he first got the job. You can tell that's something that's really important to him is building those relationships with guys.
Q: You, or the team in general has not done well in primetime games since you've been here. Is there anything you can put a finger on as to why that is? Do you like that primetime feel when you're in it?
A: Yeah, I do. I think we all do. We've got to just come out and play our game. I think that's the biggest thing. Primetime or not, we haven't won enough games over the last few years. We're looking to put our best foot forward and play good football Monday night.
Q: Do you think it's because of the stage you're on, this is a chance to kind of show people this team is for real? I mean you're 2-0 but a lot of the country probably hasn't watched your games yet.
A: We see every opportunity as a chance to show everyone what we can do and we're going to try to play our best football every time we step on the field. Monday night game, there's some energy, there's some excitement to it. Every time we step on the field we're trying to play as good as we can and show everyone what we can do.
Q: He referred to you as being calm and steady. Where does the calmness come from, who would say is most responsible?
A: I don't know, probably my parents. I think that's an important part of playing the position is being able to weather the storm. Not get too high or too low and stay consistent with your mindset, with your approach and not let what's happened good or bad affect the next play. That's something I've always tried to do and something I continue to work on.
Q: You said all season long, 'One game at time, one opponent at a time.' Do the stakes increase with the Eagles, Cowboys or Washington?
A: Yeah, these divisional games, you understand kind of the rivalry and the tradition of these games. Especially in the NFC East where these franchises have played each other for a long time and there's a lot of historic battles back and forth. It's fun to be part of that. Divisional games mean a little bit more in terms of getting a win. We're trying to do the best we can to prepare to play our best ball Monday night.
Q: Is (Wide Receiver) Kenny Golladay in the gameplan this week?
A: Yeah, I think he's been a great player for us the past couple of years. I've got a lot of trust in him, and I know he's working hard. Looking forward to getting out there with him.
Q: Are you surprised by how much depth you guys have shown? You've been tested on the defensive side with injuries. You've spread the ball around a lot to a lot of guys. Are you surprised with that and pleased with how much depth you guys have shown?
A: I wouldn't say I'm surprised. I've seen from early on when this team came together that we have a lot of opportunities, we have a lot of playmakers, and guys who can do different things with the ball. I think that's a strength of your group. I wouldn't say I'm surprised but it's definitely nice to have as a quarterback, a lot of guys who can make plays.
Q: It seemed like during the spring some of the guys were talking about the coaching staff coming in and kind of letting make those mistakes and learn from them during practice. It seemed like that kind of continued into camp. For you and maybe some of those other guys like James, how much does that help you guys develop and kind of lead to the success early on that you've had right now early in the season?
A: That's part of the process, I think, anytime you put in a new system and guys are all learning it together. That's going to be part of it, but I think the coaches did a good job correcting things, getting everyone on the same page. We were kind of able to grow together through that.
Q: Does it build that rapport between you and the coaches to kind of have that trust where they kind of see you make a mistake, but they know you're going to learn from it almost right away?
A: You never want to be a guy who repeats mistakes. You want to be a guy who learns from it and moves on and gets better.