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Transcript: Quarterback Daniel Jones

Eric from BBI : Admin : 10/7/2022 6:34 pm
Quarterback Daniel Jones

Q: How are you feeling health-wise?

A: I'm feeling good. Feeling good. I think I've felt better every day out at practice. Yeah, feeling good.

Q: Do you expect to play now?

A: We'll see how this next day or so goes. But like I said, I felt good today at practice.

Q: Well enough to play today at practice I guess is the question?

A: Yeah. Felt good.

Q: After the injury, it didn't obviously look good in the game, but was there a point the next day or later that night when you were like, 'You know this might be something I can overcome relatively quick?'

A: Early in the week I started feeling better pretty quickly. I realized that I was recovering quickly and felt good, like I said. Just continue to improve throughout the week.

Q: Given this is a contract year, did that affect your decision to play this week at all?

A: No, it didn't. I'm going to do everything I can to be out there regardless of that situation.

Q: How excited are you to play in London?

A: I'm excited. We've heard a lot about the atmosphere, the energy. Playing in front of a somewhat neutral crowd where there's people cheering a lot throughout the game, it'll be fun to be in that atmosphere and see it. We're all looking forward to it.

Q: Did you wonder at all today with the long flight, no sleep, coming out there to see how you feel?

A: A little bit, but not really. I think you try to do what you can before the flight and make sure you're hydrated and get some rest on the flight. But it felt good, felt good coming out today.

Q: Are you tired?

A: Yeah (Laughs). I think we're all pretty tired but get a little time to rest up.

Q: So, if you play, no (Wide Receiver) Kadarius (Toney), no (Wide Receiver) Kenny (Golladay) and probably no (Wide Receiver) Wan'Dale (Robinson). How do you manage that?

A: We've had guys step up throughout the year. We have full faith and confidence in those guys stepping up and making plays for us, and we'll put us in a position to be successful, move guys around and let everyone do what they do best. That's kind of been what we've done this whole year. So, that certainly doesn't change. I'm confident in our guys. I think we're all really confident in our ability to go out there and make plays.

Q: Brian (Daboll) has spoke about his transformation with (Buffalo Bills Quarterback) Josh Allen. What's your relationship like with Coach Daboll, and how much have you enjoyed working with him? What kind of impact is he having for you?

A: I've really enjoyed working with Coach Daboll. He's been great for me. Having an offensive-minded head coach has been fun for me as a quarterback and learning the game from his perspective, he's been around the game for a long time – been an offensive coordinator for a long time at several different places and had a lot of success at each one of them. So, he's had a lot of experience to share, and I've learned a ton from him. I think his system is one that fits us well as a team. I think it gives us a lot of options. It allows us to move guys around and get guys in different spots to let them do what they do best.

Q: A speech just came out about players making sure they look after themselves. How difficult is that part versus the head battle as a player, knowing if you miss a game, it could change very quickly?

A: I think that's always tough. As a competitor, you want to be out there and play. I think each injury is different. I don't know exactly what his point was there, but obviously if you have a head injury or if it's – each injury is different. Guys have to understand that and listen to the doctors and trainers.

Q: We're unfortunate to not see Shep (Wide Receiver Sterling Shepard) this weekend. But can you speak to maybe what other people can't see behind the scenes and in the locker room even though he's not playing?

A: He's a huge leader for our team. He's a guy that brings a ton of energy and plays with that when he's on the field. When he's not, I think he still brings that energy. He still brings that passion. People feed off of it, and I think he's an important leader for us in that regard. People look to him and feed off of him for sure.

Q: I see that you're running with the ball a lot more. Is that something you enjoy doing?

A: I do. I think we've found certain ways and certain looks where things have been open, and we've had opportunities to do that. I think that's part of the system – part of Coach Daboll and Kaf (Offensive Coordinator Mike Kafka) and how those guys see it. We'll continue to look for those opportunities.

Q: Would you like to play in Spain, in Barcelona, in Madrid in one of the soccer teams that people like (F.C. Sevilla Midfielder) Fernando (Reges), like (F.C. Paris Saint-Germain Forward Lionel) Messi, but would you like to play in one of those stadiums for more fans in Europe?

A: Yeah, I think so. I think that would be a cool experience. This is my first time in Europe. I haven't been to Spain or anything like that, but it would certainly be a cool trip. Guys are excited. Guys are excited to be here. I think the atmosphere will be cool on Sunday.

Q: Do you stay around here, or will you try to get into the city?

A: Stay around here.

Q: The 2007 Giants, when they came to England and went on to something very special indeed with the Super Bowl. Have you guys thought about that season? The team is 3-1 at the moment coming to London.

A: I think at this point, we're focused on this week and making sure we're playing our best football on Sunday and we're as prepared as we possibly can be to go out and do that. We're treating it one week at a time and not trying to get too far ahead of ourselves.

Q: (Safety) Xavier (McKinney) said when you guys walked down to the walk on the field this morning when you first got here, it almost looked like you were in a movie. What was running through your mind? What did you see when you were there? I know how hard you try to block things out and block all that stuff out, but did you take any of that in?

A: I think it's a cool experience just to think that we're in London playing a football game. Kind of like Xavier said, you walk down the hill, and there's pastures, there's a golf course, and all of a sudden, you see a football field. That was pretty cool. It's a cool field they set up here at the hotel. Like I said, it's a cool experience. We're all excited to be over here.

Q: Are you playing golf?

A: No. I'm not playing golf (Laughs).

Q: You obviously come from an athletic household. Are you the first person to come out of your family to play overseas?

A: I guess my younger brother played some basketball over here when he was at Davidson. They came over here in the summer, I think, and did some camps. They might have done something when they were at Duke also. He was at Duke. My sister's been around at certain soccer camps and traveled with the U.S. Team. So, I guess they've been, but nothing quite like this.
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