Wide Receiver Darius Slayton
Q: You guys struggled to move the ball until all of a sudden with two minutes left, you started passing the ball. What was the change there for you guys? Why did you all of a sudden after they tied the game, you guys started throwing the ball much more?
A: I think honestly because time was running low and we were trying to get down the field quicker. A lot of times, it's easier to conserve time in chunks throwing the ball, so that is probably why.
Q: When you are that wide open, Darius, on that one play, does that change your approach a little bit in terms of how you are looking to attack the ball and how you try to judge how deep it's going and just how you approach the play?
A: Yes, it's kind of a little bit of a different angle when you're going up that seam, but like I said, I had it and I just have to find a way to bring it in on the way to the ground.
Q: Do you think that's a ball you can run through a little bit more rather than try to turn and jump?
A: Maybe, but I chose to turn and jump. I have to live with what I chose.
Q: How are you feeling?
A: Not too great right now. We didn't lose; we tied, but [in terms of how I'm feeling physically] I'm alright. I'm not going to make a big deal out of it. I'm sick, but I'm not dying.
Q: You hinted at it there; how does a tie make you feel? Does it feel like a win? Does it feel like a loss? In-between? It's pretty quiet in here.
A: I think it's because we knew we had chances to win the game and if we just executed, we probably had a really good chance to win the game. It's just disappointing when you don't do what you need to do to close out a game, even though it technically isn't a loss, you want to win. You play to win. Nobody plays to tie.
Makes big plays. I just wish he had more help attacking the deep zones.
He's worked hard to make himself better; I respect that.