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Transcript: Wide Receiver Wan'Dale Robinson

Eric from BBI : Admin : 9/25/2023 3:25 pm
Wide Receiver Wan'Dale Robinson

Q. How are you feeling after getting back out there and what have the past couple of days been like for you?

A: I'm feeling well. Obviously, getting back and just a lot of travel and getting to rest up and getting our bodies back right.

Q. What was it like for you to be out there on a field? Are you cherishing the moments as you return and healthy and a part of the game plan again?

A: Oh yeah, definitely. Never having to really miss time like that before, definitely cherishing all of the moments being back out there and just wanting to give everything I've got with all of the snaps that I'm getting right now. It's been great though.

Q. What's it been like? I understand you're a professional athlete, not a kid but you're in the huddle with some really accomplished players, you're in a meeting room with some really cool players who I'm guessing are helpful for you. What has that acclimation process been like again?

A: Luckily, I was in all of the meetings and stuff even when I was hurt so it's really been all kind of the same ever since I was rookie. Just trying to keep the same schedule and stay on the same path. I'm just trying to continue to get better each and every day and talking with the older guys just (seeing) if there's anything I can do better. Just watching tape and stuff like that.

Q. Do you watch tape of that 49ers game? Are you the kind of guy that's pretty self-critical? How do you approach that process?

A: Yeah, I mean I think you definitely have to watch the good and the bad games. You've got to be critical of yourself even whenever there are some bad things. You've got to look at the good, too. Just continue to see where you can get better, and I think that's what we're going to continue to do and just try to move on from the last game and continue to get better for Monday night.

Q. I know this might be a little unfair because you only got to play in one of the three games but just big picture. How much more is needed from this receiving core? Last year, there were injuries and you guys kept picking guys up off the street, there was no consistency. This year, you guys have your top five, six guys healthy and I'm watching the rest of the NFL offenses put up tons of yards and you guys are under 200 yards in three games. How much of a difference can the receiver core make here now that you guys are healthy, and you have some playmakers and how can you guys take some ownership of this?

A: We can definitely make the most of our opportunities. I feel like as an offense as a whole, we all have to work together. It's not just one unit it just falls on, all of us have to work together. It works with the offensive line, quarterbacks, running backs, and receivers. Everything plays a part so we're just going to continue to do our part and just continue to try to get better and do everything we can for (quarterback) Daniel (Jones) and our offense.

Q. Obviously, everybody's not going to have a game like the Dolphins had yesterday, once in 60 years but do you guys believe you can be an explosive offense with pieces that you've put together? That was the whole offseason focus was to get more explosive, we haven't seen it yet. Do you believe there's a lot more in the cupboard so to speak?

A: Definitely. Obviously, I think just three games in I think there's obviously still room for improvement. I don't think we're a finished product or anything like that, we just have to continue to keep working and just keep taking the steps forward and everything will come our way.

Q. The stat is that Daniel has been under pressure on 47 percent of his drop backs. How much more difficult does that make the offense when Daniel is under that kind of pressure and what can you guys as receivers to alleviate? Do you have to cut your route shorter? What can you do as receivers if he's going to be under that much pressure to do your part to get the ball?

A: Like I said, I think it goes back with everybody. Running backs, quarterbacks, offensive line, even some of the play calls. I mean, not everything's going to be perfect at all times and we just have to make things work sometimes. Obviously, we still believe in our o-line and obviously we're missing some pieces and getting people healthy will obviously help, but we just have to continue to keep working and keep pushing forward and just go out to practice each and every day and everything will come.

Q. Just wanted to circle back to the other night was your first game coming back. You were fairly productive. Did you have any doubts about how your knee might react? Did you have any hesitation about taking hits? How did you feel about being productive the first night back?

A: I felt fine. But no, I had no doubts. I wouldn't have wanted to go out there, told the coaching staff and (General Manager) Joe (Schoen) and them that I was ready to go if I didn't feel confident. It felt good to get back out there and feeling even better after I got out there. Just continue to get the confidence.

Q. What's it like being on a pitch count? Are you going to (Head Coach Brian Daboll) Dabs saying like, 'I can go, put me in?'

A: It's definitely a little difficult but I'm just following the plan. Obviously, there's a plan in place with the training staff and the coaching staff just with me coming nine months off an ACL. I'm just going to follow the plan and just continue to get better each and ever day just let my knee get stronger.

Q. What do (wide receiver Darius Slayton) Slay, (wide receiver Sterling Shepard) Shep and (tight end) Darren (Waller) think when you call them, 'old men'?

A: Oh, shoot (laughs). I guess at the end of the day that's what we all are. We're not kids, everybody's 22-plus in our room, so everybody's a grown man.
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