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Transcript: Wide Receiver Jalin Hyatt

Eric from BBI : Admin : 5/5/2023 4:29 pm
Wide Receiver Jalin Hyatt

Q. You didn't get any reps in 7-on-7. Did that allow you to get a little more work?

JALIN HYATT: That's something you've got to talk to Dabs about, but my goal out here was just to get better and just focus on me and the team and what I can do to help this team. That's really my goal today.

Q. I know you were here after getting drafted that weekend, but when you come out on the practice field, does it set in a little more with the stadium out here?

JALIN HYATT: Yeah, it's beautiful here. Just coming out here seeing the stadium from a distance and coming on the practice field and being able to see the coaches and being around my teammates, it was fun. It was a blessing and I had a lot of fun today.

Q. We heard a lot about your offense coming out of Tennessee. How frustrating was that to hear, and what do you want to show out here to dispel some of those misconceptions?

JALIN HYATT: I'm a football player at the end of the day. Yeah, I came from Tennessee's offense, which I had fun in, learned a lot of new things in that offense and now coming into this offense learning more new things. But at the end of the day I'm a football player. I can play any offense and I'm just glad I'm here.

Q. Last summer you really upped your intensity in the workouts, really recommitted. How much do you think that is a reason why you're here right now?

JALIN HYATT: I think it's a big reason, putting in the work, believing in myself, having confidence on the field, and not only that, but showing out when it's time for you to show out. I really believe that whenever your opportunity is, you've got to make the most of it, and I think I did that last season and can't wait to do it this season when my opportunity comes up.

Q. What's been your feel on Coach Daboll and the coaching staff?

JALIN HYATT: Oh, yeah, I love the coaching staff here. Coach Daboll and the coaching staff that we have, they definitely know what they're talking about. I'm with them 24/7 trying to get the plays down, trying to learn the new playbook and just being around good guys like that and knowing that they know what they're doing. It just makes it easier for me. I just go out there and play and just listen to them.

Q. What do you think about Brian Daboll? He seems like a very likable coach.

JALIN HYATT: Yeah, he's very likable. Hard-nosed coach. He's going to get on you, but that's what you want in a coach. You want somebody that's going to be hard on you, tell you when you're wrong, and at the same time praise you when you're right, so I think that's what he is, and I'm just glad to be a part of them and this coaching staff and the teammates here.

Q. Is the whole route tree thing people have asked you about in the draft process, is that kind of a surprise or a disappointment a little bit, this whole 'he can't do the route tree?'

JALIN HYATT: People are always going to say things. I think that's what I learned the most. I'm here now and I'm here with the Giants, and the draft process and everything else is out of the way. I'm here, and my only focus now is getting better, learning my new teammates, learning the coaching staff here, learning the playbook and just going out there when my opportunity presents itself, and that's my goal and that's what I want to do.

Q. Do you think it's safe to say that the Giants in this offense are going to ask you to do more than you were asked do in college as far as routes and things like that?

JALIN HYATT: We have a great coaching staff. I think we all know that, and whatever they ask me to do, I'm going to do it to the best ability I can do. My goal, like I said earlier, is just to come out here and learn my new teammates, learn the coaching staff, learn the playbook and have fun at the end of the day, so that's really my only goal.

Q. That video of you with the Cowboys receivers coach kind of made its rounds. What do you make of that when people do question sort of the route running tree and what did you make of that situation at the time, and did it bother you?

JALIN HYATT: No, it didn't bother me at all. Coaches and -- a lot of people have their own opinions on things, and I respect the Cowboys receiver coach, met with him when I went up to one of my 30 visits when I went up there. I have a lot of respect for him, and like I said, that's in the past now. Draft process is in the past. I'm here with the New York Giants, and I'm just ready to get to work.

Q. You guys play them twice a year; does that spark you a little bit knowing there's somebody on the other side that maybe doubts you?

JALIN HYATT: Any team I go against, that's going to spark me. I'm in the NFL now, and I'm here with grown men. I can't wait to just go out there and play. It doesn't matter what team it is or who we're facing. I just can't wait to go out and represent for the Giants and represent for this coaching staff.

Q. How long do you think it'll stay with you that; unexpectedly to many of us you were a third-round draft pick?

JALIN HYATT: You know, at the end of the day it's still a blessing. Still blessed that they traded up to get me. I think that's really big. I really have a lot of respect for the Giants for doing that. My goal now is to prove myself to them, and that's really what I'm focused on, and I can't wait to get to work.

Q. They have a need for a big receiver. You obviously bring great speed, as well. Do you feel like you'll fit in quickly?

JALIN HYATT: Yeah, I think I'm fitting in well, just being here and meeting the new guys and meeting the coaching staff here, and like I said, whatever the coaches want me to do, I'm going to do it to the best of my ability. I'm just blessed to be here and just can't wait to get to work.

Q. What stands out to you about being on an NFL practice field, being in an NFL facility?

JALIN HYATT: I would say for me it's just a new environment. Coming from college, University of Tennessee, and now coming to New York, I've never been to a big, big city before, and this is really my first time actually being in New York. So far it's everything that I thought it would be. It's beautiful here, just being around here, beautiful on the practice field. When I went out there today, man, I was just soaking it up, just being on that field today and seeing my teammates and seeing the coaching staff and just being around them. I had a blessed day. I think that's really the biggest thing, blessed, I think that's the biggest thing.

Q. Have you thrown with Daniel yet?

JALIN HYATT: I haven't thrown with Daniel yet. We're going to try to find something else later, so we'll see.
He has a great attitude and outlook.  
NorcalNYG : 5/5/2023 4:38 pm : link
He's got solid parents whom are both teachers. His mentality is just what you'd like to see. I like how he keeps getting these questions a out his route tree and he never shows a sign of frustration, he just focuses on positively expressing his blessings.
The compsure on this  
gfinop : 5/5/2023 5:36 pm : link

I'm more than 2X his age. I would not be able to answer those questions without getting flustered.
RE: The compsure on this  
alb345Tx : 5/5/2023 7:08 pm : link
In comment 16110318 gfinop said:

I'm more than 2X his age. I would not be able to answer those questions without getting flustered.

I'm more than 3X his age and that is one impressive young man. He's got a huge fan in me.
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