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Post-Game Transcript: Tight end Daniel Bellinger

Eric from BBI : Admin : 10/16/2022 7:45 pm
Tight end Daniel Bellinger

Q: What's the feeling around the team now being 5-1. How much do you feel the confidence?

A: It's more or less just keep fighting. Yeah, it's good where we're at, but we still have to keep taking it one practice at a time and keep getting better so we can keep growing this thing.

Q: What did you think of (Wide Receiver) Wan'Dale (Robinson) finally getting his first touchdown after having to wait?

A: I thought it was awesome for him. I know he's been working his tail off in the training room and I'm glad he got out there.

Q: The rookies are making a big impact. Do you see this as a surprising thing to be able to contribute so early on in your career?

A: Coach Dabs always just preaches, 'If you know what to do and know how to do it, keep building that trust.' So as rookies, we just come in and do what he asks and make sure we know what to do so we can get on the field. I think it comes down to keep going in that manner and just knowing what to do.

Q: It's been two weeks in a row with comebacks like this against really good teams. What does that say about this group?

A: We're a resilient group. We work hard. We fight hard and when the tables are down, we just keep fighting. That's what we do.

Q: Can you talk about this rookie group that contributed today in a big way for a lot of guys?

A: Coach Daboll, he preaches just guys knowing what to do and knowing how to do it. We just keep building that trust with the older guys and the vets. I think we have great leadership that helps us with that. Just keep going and keep moving.

Q: How would you describe your touchdown?

A: Just how we are as a team – resilient. The players are resilient. We kept fighting. It wasn't perfect, but it got the job done.

Q: What about the ability of this team to keep coming back week after week? (Quarterback) Daniel Jones seems to be a master at leading you guys in these rallies.

A: The leadership we have is amazing. To keep fighting, to keep pushing when guys are banged up and when we're down a little bit to just keep working and keep fighting.

Q: It may have been a secret before but the first month of the season, you have been making some bigtime plays. I think defenses are going to start keying in on you…

A: Honestly, I just have to keep making steps and making strides. There's some big plays, but there's a lot of stuff I can improve on.

Q: When you hit paydirt though, because you do so many things including blocking in a big way, how valuable is that to you?

A: I love blocking. It's a big part of the game. I think for tight ends, it's really important. It can really bring a hybrid to the game just helping our offense whether we need a big block on a run or a slip out for a pass.

Q: How would you describe the overall quality of this victory?

A: Good. I feel like there's a lot more to improve on once we see the film. But it always feels good to win.

Q: What does it feel like to see Wan'Dale score his first touchdown?

A: It was awesome. I know he's been working a lot. He's been working his tail off in the training room. I see him working a lot in the training room, so I was happy for him to get out there and score.
I just rewatched a clip  
santacruzom : 10/17/2022 12:58 pm : link
of Brightwell's kick return (and underrated HUGE play in the game IMO), and Bellinger had an awesome block and drove his man to the ground right next to Brightwell.
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