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Post-Game Transcript: Quarterback Tommy DeVito

Eric from BBI : Admin : 10/29/2023 6:49 pm
Quarterback Tommy DeVito

Q: What was today like for you?

A: A lot of emotions. Wish it would've ended better to fulfill those emotions but the little kid in me is smiling right now that I got to play in an NFL game and really in a meaningful NFL game. I just wish the outcome would've been different.

Q: What was going through your head when (quarterback) Tyrod (Taylor) went down, and you started taking those passes?

A: Hoping that he's healthy and everything's going well, I don't have any updates with that or anything but it's time to go. It's kind of the same thing that Tyrod's been telling me about how he prepares and what goes through his head because it's tough. You never know what play it is, what time it is, if it's going to happen, if it's not going to happen so there's a tough part about staying ready, being ready for that role which is what makes that position so difficult. So, I thought Tyrod did a good job helping me throughout these last couple months being here, and just when he went down, everybody just looked at me and we were all good and we were going to go through with (what) our gameplan was.

Q: Do you wish that maybe you would've passed a little bit more? Or did you just say, 'look, this is my first NFL game, I want to leave it up to the coach. Coach knows best.

A: Yeah, the plays are called, and my job is just to go out there and execute and help lead the offense.

Q: Who were you turning to on the bench during the game? You mentioned you were relying on Tyrod but he's not there for you to talk to.

A: Really with (center) John Michael (Schmitz Jr.) and then (running back) Saquon (Barkley). That was part of our game plan and clearly, he carried the load of the offense really the whole second half so really just rely on those two and make sure all communication was good and then being able to execute the offense.

Q: How much did the game plan change with Tyrod to you and using the run more?

A: I don't think it was too drastic. Obviously, we had some injuries and people get banged up, people are out, kind of affected some things but like I said, again, whatever plays called, they call it, I haul it. Just make sure everything's and go out and execute.

Q: Obviously, you didn't get the win but what did it mean for you to get your first NFL touchdown?

A: It was cool. I kind of blacked out at the time, not really sure what happened. They said they had the ball in the back, but it would've felt a little sweeter with the victory in the end but blessed to be in the situation and I'll charge it.

Q: Have you spoken to your family at all yet?

A: Say it again.

Q: You speak to your family at all yet?

A: I did not. No.

Q: You mentioned you were turning to Saquon and JMS, what were they telling you after the game?

A: Just be you. Continue to be you and just that they have my back through everything and that I played a great game but, in my eyes, there are definitely things to correct but I'll just look forward to the film tomorrow.
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