Quarterback Daniel Jones
Q. What's the pain that you're feeling right now? Is it a pain? Is it a stiff neck?
A: Still a little bit sore but feeling better. Felt better every day since Sunday, so just continuing to listen to the doctors and trainers and trying to get better as quick as possible.
Q. You said you're feeling better? I think (Head) Coach (Brian Daboll) was saying that you didn't feel – it almost sounded like it was a step back. So how do you explain how you felt today?
A: I'm still a little bit sore. Just trying to get better every day and that's where I'm focused.
Q. Were you surprised to wake up and feel that soreness based on how you felt yesterday?
A: No, not necessarily. I think I've felt a little better every day. Just trying to continue to do that.
Q. Do you have any concern about this being a potential long-term injury?
A: No, I don't.
Q. Is this something that's like a whiplash thing in a sense that when you got hit from behind your head looked like it snapped a little?
A: Yeah, I think that was kind of the mechanism of the injury. Like I said, I'm focused on healing up and I'm a little sore today and I'm going to keep getting better throughout the week.
Q. What have they told you that gives you confidence it's not a long-term thing?
A: Just what the injury is and kind of how they expect it to heal.
Q. Does it feel different from the last time?
A: Yeah, it feels different. It's not the same injury.
Q. Brian Daboll said you were more sore today but you just said it's getting better every day, so what's going on?
A: I'm still a little sore, I think that's probably what he was talking about. I'm just focused on improving daily and trying to get back out there.
Q. Is the goal to still play Sunday and what were the results of the MRI?
A: Yeah, the goal is still to play Sunday, that's certainly my goal and that's what I'm working on. I'm preparing to play like I always would and taking the advice of the doctors and trainers.
Q. How about the MRI? Nobody's really said what the result was. Was it positive?
A: Yeah, it wasn't negative. I think as far as what exactly the MRI said, I'm not going to discuss that necessarily, but it wasn't negative necessarily and like I said, I'll continue to get better every day.
Q. What is your level of concern with a second neck injury in your career?
A: I'm not concerned. I think this is something I'll be able to recover from quickly and like I said, my goal is to play on Sunday.
Q. Is this something you can push through here or do you have to be careful with the nature of the injury?
A: I think we'll see how it feels tomorrow and then day-by-day, kind of taking it at that pace and then listening to the doctors and trainers. I'm just focused on that right now.
Q. Did you leave the area to get tests done or did you stay in New York?
A: No, I stayed in New York.
Q. You know the pounding that quarterbacks take and the way that you run and are getting sacked. The way you feel now, can you envision getting cleared for contact and absorbing that kind of contact?
A: Like I said, my goal is to play on Sunday so I'm going to continue to improve day-by-day and trying to focus on that and what's immediately in front of me and how I can get there best. So, that's where I'm focused.
Q. Was the decision today not to practice more yours or the team doctors?
A: It was both. I'm going to follow the advice of the doctors and trainers.
Q. How much of it is you having to be cleared for contact? How much of it is you feeling better to get on the field?
A: I think both. There's communication with the doctors and trainers as far as how I'm feeling and that has a lot to do with the advice they give me.
Q. What do you need to prove then to get cleared by doctors?
A: I think just continue to heal and feel better day by day.
Q. Obviously, there's no way to prevent that type of hit. If you played though, is that a concern you can reinjure and make it worse if you were to play?
A: It's a contact sport, it's a physical sport, so I think the idea is to recover and be healed. That's the idea. So, I'm trying to get there as soon as possible so I can get back out there.
Q. Do you have to practice just a little bit to play? Or can you go into a game without practice and play?
A: My goal is to play in the game and I'm going to do whatever I need to do to get there. Obviously, you'd like to practice and prepare but I'm going to go through my process and do everything I would do in a normal week that I'm able to do.
Q. How realistic do you think that is at this point?
A: I think it's tough to say today. It has a lot to do with how I feel tomorrow, the day after that, so I'm just going to continue to do what I can to heal.
Q. A couple of years ago, you we're able to go out on the practice field and throw a football but you never ended up coming back into a game. So, why is this time different that you can actually get back into a game? Because we've seen you with a neck injury throwing, looking pretty good but never coming back.
A: Like I said, I think it's a different injury, it's a different circumstance so I'm not really comparing it to that a couple years ago, but this was the advice from the doctors and trainers so I'm going to follow it.