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Eric from BBI : Admin : 10/18/2023 5:06 pm
Quarterback Tyrod Taylor

October 18, 2023

Q: With him (quarterback Daniel Jones only out there throwing today, do you think you are starting Sunday?

A: That’s up to the coaches and the training staff, that’s not necessarily my focus, not to say it in a bad way, it’s not my concern either. I have to prepare myself mentally and physically each and every week as if my number could get called.

Q: Do you remember when your last start was against Washington? Or when it was?

A: My last start against Washington, was I in Buffalo? Was it in Washington? I think 2015, 2016.

Q: You threw two touchdowns.

A: (Wide receiver) Sammy Watkins up the sideline, I remember that one.

Q: Were you satisfied with the way you played?

A: It wasn’t a winning performance, so ultimately no. I think I did somethings well, but there is always room to grow and like I said, as a quarterback, you get judged on a lot, but at the end of the day, wins and losses is what matter, and ultimately it wasn’t a winning performance, so we have to clean up some of the things that we didn’t do so well as a unit and be better this week.

Q: Did anyone ever text you saying, ‘how did you audible out of that play?’ or is that in your rear-view mirror?

A: That’s in the rear-view. It’s Wednesday now. Rear-view, move forward. Actually, move forward, I mean actually in the game. It happened, get a chance to go to halftime, adjust, make some adjustments and then you got to come back out in the third quarter with a new, fresh mind and clear thoughts and ready to execute, and I think we did that. We put ourselves in a position to go down and win in the game on the last drive. It’s something to learn from, move forward, be better as a person and a player from that.

Q: Was that the first time you ever felt (head coach) Brian’s (Daboll) wrath? I mean he was pretty animated as you were going off the field.

A: You get a sense of his passion in practice, training camp practices, I’ve seen him obviously show emotion. For me, I think you guys have been around me and seen me long enough over these past two years or year and a half that I’m pretty even keeled, so it doesn’t necessarily sway me one way or the other. I knew that it was a mistake at the time. Like I said, my mind completely shifted to how we can come out even better in the second half. I own up to it. It wasn’t the right call at the time. Like I said, move forward.

Q: Who is more even keeled, you or Daniel?

A: I don’t know (laughs).

Q: In this day and age with the offense and everything going on in the league. Why is it so hard for you guys to score touchdowns?

A: Obviously, if you can create explosives outside of the red zone, then you have a chance to score. I think when you look back at the games we played, lack of execution in the red zone. Some of it has been penalties, putting ourselves behind the sticks and creating just a bigger problem for us. It’s definitely something that we have to get better at. Eliminate penalties down there and just overall, just better execution in the red zone. We’ve had opportunities. We’ve just got to execute to our standard in that area. That’s something that we are working on, something that we are putting a focus on, and in order to get down there, you have to do the right things to put yourself in that position as well.

Q: Did you find it remarkable that (guard) Justin Pugh came in here, here for a week, practiced three days, starts at left guard, moved to left tackle and plays, whatever how many plays?

A: Yes. Definitely proud of the way he played. A true vet and you just felt his presence when we signed him. His leadership, his communication on the field, it goes a long way. And it helps a younger line, a younger line that’s kind of been in different spots all year. We’ve battled some injuries up there. All those guys played their butts off. He was one of five or one of six that went out there and competed. It was a great performance by them overall. I know they get a lot of criticism over the past couple of games, but ultimately, I think the offensive line went out there and played lights out this past week versus a good front four and a good defense.
do you think you are starting Sunday?  
KeoweeFan : 10/18/2023 5:23 pm : link
An asinine question!
1. This is the kind of question that the reporter knows what the "political" answer HAS to be, especially from a veteran.
2. The above aside, how the Hell would Tyrod know? I'm sure even Jones does not know if he will be playing.
3. The only explanation is the reporter is hoping for an answer that would be click bait.
It would be malpractice for a reporter to NOT ask...  
Jim in Tampa : 10/18/2023 5:54 pm : link
Taylor if he was starting this week. That's the reporter's job, even though there was little chance he was going to get a definitive answer.

Also, I wouldn't be 100% sure that the decision hasn't already been made as to which QB is starting. In which case, Tyrod would in fact know the answer.
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