Quarterback Daniel Jones
Q: How are you feeling?
A: I feel good. I feel good. A little sore but all good. Listen to the trainers and doctors and go from there but feeling good.
Q: It seemed like the last time you came out, you looked a little better than early on. Did you actually feel better by the end than when (the injury) first happened?
A: Yeah, maybe a little bit. Once I got out there, I got back loose again and felt a little better. Like I said, I'm feeling good and I'll listen to the trainers and doctors and go from there.
Q: How frustrating is that or difficult is that when they told you that you were shut down?
A: It's frustrating. Obviously you want to play and you want to be out there with your teammates at the end of the game where we're fighting and trying to win. I thought guys stepped up and played great to finish off the game.
Q: Considering how much you ran today, you were not going to be able to do that if you were back in the game, would you?
A: Probably not. I think that was part of the decision.
Q: Why were you so successful early on with those long runs? In your mind, why was that there for you?
A: I think the offensive line did a great job early on in the game. We hit a couple of big runs with (running back) Saquon (Barkley) and things were opened up. We had a couple of complements off it and they were obviously playing Saquon, playing the downhill run, so we had some chances off of it. I think hats off to the offensive line, they did a great job of controlling the line of scrimmage all day.
Q: When (quarterback) Tyrod (Taylor) went down, what's your first thought? Did you figure they would put Saquon at quarterback? Did you think you were going in? What were you thinking at that point?
A: I knew I was going back in, yeah.
Q: As far as taking those first few snaps, are you thinking "I got to go back in this" or did you figure Saquon is next up?
A: I knew I was going back in. I knew we'd be creative in how we'd scheme up certain runs to keep it moving forward. I knew I was going back in, I felt good about it.
Q: Did it feel odd being out there and not being the guy who relayed the calls to Saquon or the whole team?
A: Yeah, a little bit. It was a little bit different for us. Like I said, we had to get creative with some of those calls. I thought the coaches did a great job scheming some of that stuff up and still giving us a chance to move the ball down the field.
Q: How did you know that you were going back in after they had shut you down?
A: I think that was – the communication is that obviously I wanted to go in and considering the game and how it was playing out, it probably wasn't the best thing for the team. When Tyrod went down, I knew I was going back in.
Q: How did you feel when you were in the game after you returned? Was it pain? Did your ankle hurt? Was it just stiff?
A: Yeah, it hurt. It hurt. Didn't feel like I could move quite the same.
Q: None of these three wins have been easy. What does it feel like to be 3-1? This is not something that you've got some experience in.
A: It feels good. It feels good. We got a gritty, tough group of guys who want to compete and fight for 60 minutes. Like you said, it hadn't been perfect. There's a lot of things we're still working to clean up and correct going forward. We got a group that'll fight and compete for the whole game. That's fun to be a part of.
Q: On those fakes when you were spinning around and running, at some point do you look up and are you shocked at some point with how much green you saw in front of you?
A: Yeah, I mean I think when you get out there you want to make a good fake and there's kind of a moment where you turn around and you got to make a read quickly as to run it or throw it. A lot of times there's grass and you got to take what they give you. I thought it was good scheme and coaches did a good job seeing it and calling it.
Q: On the longer touchdown run, I got to differentiate because you had more than one, on the longer one, did you think you were going to score there? It kind of looked like you almost were dangling to the left side out of bounds. Did you see the endzone?
A: Yeah, I thought I was going to score. I was trying to decide to cut back or keep it there inside the pilon. I was confident I was going to score. It was a good block there by (tight end) Tanner (Hudson).
Q: Did you interact with Tyrod when he came off? Does that concern you when you see how hard he was hit considering what happened with (Miami Dolphins quarterback) Tua (Tagovailoa) last week?
A: Yeah, it was a scary play. Obviously, it was a big collision there on our sideline. I didn't get to see him before he went in, but I saw him after the game. Yeah, scary play and you don't want to see that fort a teammate or anybody playing.
Q: About as early as you can ask this question, but what do you think about next week and how the ankle is going to be able to come back and play against the Packers?
A: I think I'll listen to the doctors and trainers, take their advice and go from there. I'm going to do everything that I can to play, for sure.
Q: When those series of events are happening, you're obviously on the sideline, Tyrod gets hurt and then you having to come on and everything that happened after that. From the outside in, it looks chaotic, it looks like it's wild. What's going to happen? Is there confusion? It seems like from the inside out, you guys were pretty calm in terms of what you were going to do. Why is that? What do you credit that to?
A: I think we were prepared. I think we had some stuff in the gameplan for certain situations and stuff we could go to. I think also, guys were locked into the adjustments we had to make. There was clear communication from the coaching staff to us and guys understood what they had to do. We just had to go out and execute it. I think we got a smart group of guys, we got a smart group of coaches that are able to see that and adjust quickly and get us the assignments and we go from there. I thought we responded to that well.
Q: You've had a high ankle sprain, did they diagnose it for you yet?
A: Yeah, they haven't diagnosed it exactly. Throughout the week, I'll go through some more tests and figure it out.
Q: You've had it before this. How similar is it considering in the past you did have a high ankle sprain?
A: Each one is different. Like I said, I still don't know exactly what it is. We'll look at it throughout the week.