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Post-Game Transcript: Head Coach Brian Daboll

Eric from BBI : Admin : 10/23/2022 7:58 pm
Head Coach Brian Daboll

Q. What are your overall thoughts of the win?

BRIAN DABOLL: Good to get a win. Made it tougher than we needed to, but good to be 6-1.

Q. What were your emotions on that last play, watching it unfold from the sideline?

BRIAN DABOLL: Where we stopped them on the 1? I was happy. Just watched the ball thrown and came up short and watched the guys compete there for that yard. Good to get a win. Shouldn't have came down to that, though.

Q. Saquon [RB Saquon Barkley] could not stay inbounds a couple times there --

BRIAN DABOLL: Yeah, we should have stayed inbounds. Put it on me. We've got to do a better job than that.

Q. Despite being 6-1, are you happy with the way you played today?

BRIAN DABOLL: Well, I'm never really happy ever. You know it's always on to the next week. I'm glad we won, but like I say every week, there's certain things to clean up, and this week is no exception. There were some good things we did. I thought offense got off to a fast start, did a good job of converting 3rd downs, did a good enough job in the red zone, took care of the ball defensively, got the ball out there when they were going into the red zone, had a critical 4th down stop. At critical moments that was good, but we gave up too many yards, we didn't capitalize in the red zone. Didn't finish the game we should have finished the game. There're always things to clean up.

Q. What did you think of how Daniel [QB Daniel Jones] played?

BRIAN DABOLL: Yeah, played good. Everybody knows we have Saquon [RB Saquon Barkley], so it's tough sledding. I thought Kaf [Offensive Coordinator Mike Kafka] did a great job coming out throwing, moved the ball down, scored on that first drive, kept them honest. It's never going to be pretty. There's usually going to be stacked boxes, and might be one or two, and as long as we keep doing it, but with the added element of I'd say Daniel today, which what did he have, over 100 yards, I think, and threw for 200? Yeah, played good again, played really the way we need him to play.

Q. We saw a rare flash of him [QB Daniel Jones] getting frustrated. They showed it on the film --

BRIAN DABOLL: Daniel? No. No way. He did?

Q. Wow, you never see that?

BRIAN DABOLL: No, he [QB Daniel Jones] is like a cucumber, man.

Q. You didn't get that sense from him? You just saw calm Daniel [QB Daniel Jones] the whole time?

BRIAN DABOLL: Yeah, yeah. He's really even keeled. He's been that way since I met him.

Q. How impressive is QB Daniel Jones' attitude?

BRIAN DABOLL: I think it's a great attitude to have. I wish I had more of it.

Q. What happened to TE Daniel Bellinger?

BRIAN DABOLL: He got poked in the eye and I would say his eye looks terrible right now.

Q. Is there a concern there about like a loss of vision situation?

BRIAN DABOLL: I haven't talked to anybody. I saw him [TE Daniel Bellinger] in the locker room when we came in. He's in the locker room right there.

Q. He went to the hospital?

BRIAN DABOLL: I think he [TE Daniel Bellinger] did, and then he came back, but he was in the locker room when I got back. He looked like he took a pretty good hook shot there. It's pretty swollen.

Q. Were there any fractures?

BRIAN DABOLL: I don't know anything about it yet. I haven't talked to Ron [Head Athletic Trainer Ronnie Barnes] or any of the doctors.

Q. They announced in the press box that Adoree' [CB Adoree' Jackson] left with a concussion.

BRIAN DABOLL: No, he was being checked.

Q. They looked at him [CB Adoree' Jackson]?


Q. Did the injuries force you to change anything you wanted to do offensively?

BRIAN DABOLL: Yeah, we had a couple different personnel groups we couldn't get into. I thought Bobby [Offensive Line Coach Bobby Johnson] did a great job. Again, Phillips [LG Tyre Phillips] had to jump in and then Ezeudu [LT Joshua Ezeudu], so again, young players that haven't played a lot of football, in this environment, in a close game. We'll go in there and see how it looks, but that's why we talk to all our players every week and I talk to you guys about it, whether it's 7-on-7 or one-on-one stuff. We've got to continue to develop the depth of our roster and the young players, and they've got to be ready to play when called upon.

Q. How have newcomers that weren't previously on your roster made a difference this season for you?

BRIAN DABOLL: It's like I've said before, whoever is in our building is our job as a coaching staff to get them ready to play. It's their job to be a pro and learn how to play. That's why we evaluate these players. We practice them hard. If we feel like they can help us, they play. I think they did a good job stepping up. Again, Slayton [WR Darius Slayton] early in the game had a nice go ball that Daniel [QB Daniel Jones] threw. Those guys stay after practice and work really hard. It's a good team win but certainly things to do better.

Q. What impressed you most about Daniel [QB Daniel Jones] today?

BRIAN DABOLL: Consistency. He's really been consistent since we've had him in all these games. Makes the right decision, throws to the right guy. He's operating our offense the way we need him to operate our offense.

Q. Do you attribute stopping plays at the goal line to the way you guys are coaching to play defense on this team?

BRIAN DABOLL: Well, I give the credit to the players. They're the ones that knocked the ball out and stopped them at the 1-yard line, fought for sixty minutes. Credit always goes to the players. I think they're competing. Again, we can do a little bit better than we did today.

Q. Do you have any sense of how bad Evan [RT Evan Neal] is?

BRIAN DABOLL: I don't. No, sorry, guys. I won't know until tomorrow. Same thing you guys probably already have.

Q. What did you think of the turnout of Giants fans today?

BRIAN DABOLL: It was awesome. Even coming out before the game, to see all the blue, and it was almost like a home game at the end there. They were screaming and yelling, and they traveled well. I certainly think it was an advantage for us at the end there, and we appreciate their support big time.
GiantsRage2007 : 10/23/2022 8:14 pm : link
If Saquon doesn’t run OB 3x (or at least twice) we don’t even have to play d at the end of the game.

He was biting his tongue pretty hard it seems.
M.S. : 10/23/2022 8:25 pm : link

Was not happy
I’m as happy as anyone with the win  
M.S. : 10/23/2022 8:29 pm : link

But gotta say that the last Ref-fueled drive by the Jags took a lot of pleasure out of the game.
RE: I’m as happy as anyone with the win  
GiantsRage2007 : 10/23/2022 8:53 pm : link
In comment 15878892 M.S. said:

But gotta say that the last Ref-fueled drive by the Jags took a lot of pleasure out of the game.

That was brutal
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