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Transcript: Quarterback Daniel Jones

Eric from BBI : Admin : 11/29/2022 5:53 pm
Quarterback Daniel Jones

Q: This is your first meaningful December game since you've been here. How excited are you and your team for these games coming up?

A: We're extremely excited. We're fired up, ready to go. It's a divisional game, like you said – a meaningful game in December. This is where you want to be, these are the games you want to play in. We're all fired up and can't wait to get out there.

Q: When you look at where you are as a football team – a very good record but the last two weeks you've lost ball games. Do you think you need to get your mojo back as a team to build some momentum again?

A: Every week's a big game. The last two haven't gone great, but our visions are set forward. We're going forward and looking forward to this opportunity. It's a big game for us, like we said, a divisional game, a meaningful December game. We're fired up, we're ready to go. No doubt it's a big game.

Q: What kind of respect do you have for this Washington team?

A: They're a good team, they're a good team. They've been playing really well. On defense, up front, they're talented. A lot of really good players up front – and in the backend too. They're a good team and we'll have to play a good game.

Q: How do you expect your team to respond this week?

A: I expect us to respond well. I expect us to play a really good game, play a clean game and that's what we're certainly planning on doing. I think our mindset is right, our approach is right, and we'll focus on what we have to do this week at practice and make sure we're in a good spot going into Sunday. I think we're all fired up, we're all excited for the opportunity.

Q: What's it like to be in the playoff race? You haven't been in this kind of spot late in the season. What are your expectations?

A: It's exciting. I think this is where you want to be, these are the games you want to play in and to be part of it is exciting, but it still comes down to one week at a time, taking care of business and focusing on what's immediately in front of you. That's the only way you're going to be in the position you want to be in at the end of the season. That's what we're focused on, taking care of business this week, and playing as well as we can.

Q: (Washington Defensive End) Chase Young could make his return this week. What kind of difference would that make to have a guy like that back in the lineup for them?

A: Yeah, he's a good player. I've played against him in the past and he has the ability to affect the game from a pass-rush standpoint and certainly in the run game too. He's a good player, they've got a lot of good players up front. We'll have a plan for him. A lot of faith in our guys, they've been playing really well too.

Q: How much is that what sticks out when you look at it? That front that they have there.

A: I think that's certainly the strength of their defense is those guys up front, but they've got players across the board who can make plays. We'll have a plan for them.

Q: You've been prone to run this year both as a quarterback and as an offense. What do you guys got to do to get that going again?

A: I think it just comes down to executing and making sure we're putting ourselves in a good position each play to execute – we're doing our jobs. That falls on all of us to do that, preparing each day at practice and setting up well for Sunday.

Q: What do you say to the idea that people think that (Running Back) Saquon (Barkley) is slowing down here and the usage is just starting to catch up to him? What have you seen from that regard and what do you say to that theory?

A: People are going to talk and look for something to say. I certainly haven't seen that. I think he's playing well and I'm excited to watch him get out there on Sunday.

Q: What's impressed you the most about (Head Coach) Brian Daboll as a rookie head coach and the way that he's connected with the players and just led this team in general?

A: I think guys have responded to his style of coaching, his way of relating to players. I think he's done a good job planning each week and making sure we're prepared as a team based on what the other team is doing. I feel like we've been prepared for pretty much everything.

Q: Do you think his approach is a player-friendly approach, and if so, why?

A: Yeah, I think so. He tries to build genuine relationships – I think it starts there. He's done a good job with that.

Q: When you guys are going through a losing streak like this, because you guys won so many games early, is it easier to think of yourselves as winners who are in a rut, rather than getting bogged down in the recent results?

A: Yeah, I mean we still have a lot of confidence in this team. I don't think anyone sees reason to lose faith or lose confidence in our team. We're a good team and certainly we need to do some things better over the last couple of games that we haven't done that we were doing better in the beginning of the year, but we're confident we're a good football team.
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