Quarterback Daniel Jones
Q: You guys have a long break this weekend. What do you guys do?
A: I'll be around here. Just a chance to kind of recharge and get your body ready to go and get ahead on the week a little bit. Really just to recharge, reset and get ready to go.
Q: (Head Coach Brian Daboll) Dabs was talking a little bit about what you guys need to do as a team, but how much do you even now start looking ahead to Week 1?
A: I think this week has been mainly focused on us and what we need to do as a group leading into the whole season, finishing up camp and leading into the season. I think that's been the clear emphasis from Dabs and the coaching staff this week, and I think we've done that pretty well.
Q: How much growth have you seen from (wide receiver) Jalin (Hyatt) from the guy who showed up in OTAs and minicamp to the one now getting ready for Week 1?
A: I think he's made a ton of progress and worked really hard to do it. So, a large credit to him and how he's gone about his work. He's made a tremendous amount of progress showing up throughout camp making plays. We'll continue to work towards improving all together. He's in a good spot.
Q: Where specifically have you seen that progress? The acclimation period for rookie wideouts is usually pretty hard, so where have you seen him grow?
A: I think for any rookie, it's just coming in and learning an NFL offense, learning the NFL passing concepts, the routes you're running. For all rookie receivers, it's a lot different than what they're used to. I think that's the big thing, just learning the concepts, learning the playbook, and then learning the details in the routes and how to work against certain different looks, how to get open, how to feel space and zone and then beat man coverage. He's done a good job learning all that.
Q: He's your new locker mate?
A: Yeah. Yeah, new locker mate.
Q: Where do you stand on whether you have a WR1? You have a lot of guys that do a lot of different stuff here, as you did last year. Is it important to have one guy emerge as kind of the lead guy, so to speak?
A: I think we have a ton of guys who can make a lot of plays in a lot of different ways. As a quarterback, I think that's an exciting opportunity for you to see all those guys line up and the different ways we can attack a defense and all the different skill sets. They're all good at a number of things, and really good at a couple of things. It's emphasizing those, and that's an exciting position to be in from a quarterback. I think we've got a good group.
Q: How much attention do you expect (tight end) Darren (Waller) to take? That's a different element than you've had from last year, having him here. He kind of serves to some degree as that, even though he's a tight end. He's certainly going to take a lot of attention away and open some stuff up.
A: I think so. I think he's been in the league for a long time, made a lot of plays. It's no secret what he can do. Yeah, we'll see. We'll see how that goes. He's a matchup issue for anybody with his size and speed. We'll see how teams defend him.