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Post-Game Transcript: QB Tommy DeVito

Eric from BBI : Admin : 11/19/2023 7:07 pm
QB Tommy DeVito

On describing his first win as a starting quarterback and what it means:
“It means a lot. It means a lot to a sports team, right? Not the season we wanted as far as it is to come back in, week after week and just continuing just to work and study and practice hard. After the last couple weeks of not getting the result we wanted, just to have that feeling in this game which is not getting the result we wanted in the end, you know it means a lot. We’re going to enjoy it. We're gonna celebrate it but we know what it takes. We have what it takes so Monday we're gonna be back to the drawing board and then on to next week.”
On being allowed to go from his tough debut against the Jets to three touchdowns today:
“You know, I think preparation’s the same deal, every week in and every week out but just being more comfortable. It was just more reps, being in more different situations and being in those already in the past few games. So if I was in this situation today, I’ve done it already.”
On what hand the coaching staff played in his performance today:
“A lot. They've had a lot of trust in me. They make that known. So when they're calling plays, they’re calling plays that they're going to let me go out and do what I do. There's no handcuffs, there's no none of that. So I appreciate that for that. They just continue just try to get one step better every week and hold me to a high standard as I do myself.”
On describing today and being in rhythm:
“It's fun. When things are going right, the game is going right and it's a lot of fun, because it feels like you're just enjoying playing the game of football like when you were a kid. It's easy to get away from that when things aren't going good. Like I said, great play calls by [Offensive Coordinator Mike Kafka]. Great execution by everybody and you know, the offense, defense, and special teams held their own and some had a tremendous day.”
On what he made of the play to TE Daniel Bellinger:
“As soon as they gave me the wristband number and I looked at it, saw was what it was like ‘yeah, we’ve had that one drawn up for a little while.’ You can wait and pull the trigger in the right moment and there it was. Perfect execution by everybody else on it and it’s a good play.”
On overcoming a bad throw in a game:
“Yeah, I think I talk to myself and the type of position I’m in. You're going to throw the ball a bunch, there’s going to be a lot of bad plays. I mean, not a lot but there’s going to be bad plays in there, ones you want back. You just have to flush it and move on and have an even keel mindset going into it. Just trusting your playmakers to call the next one. [RB] Saquon [Barkley] ran a great route. Gave him a chance with the ball and he made a tremendous play. O-line did well with protection. Everybody else found the right routes they were supposed to run and got the defense where we wanted them to be giving them the ball.”
On his aggressiveness getting the better of him sometimes:
“Yes and no. I mean, there's always a give and take with that. There's a very fine line between the two though because like you said, sometimes you hold on to a little bit and to make that play and sometimes you hold on to it and it's a sack and it stacks up. I mean, it's a really a feel for the game and how the games going. There's definitely something I'm gonna want back, looking back on the film, but we're here now. We got it done but I’ll learn from it.”
On balancing the touchdowns with the sacks today:
“I have to continue to lean on my teammates and let them lean on me. Whether it's in the run game, in the pass game, whatever it is. When that play is called, I say that play into the huddle and I say it with complete confidence in each and every play that we call. The guys go out and execute it. That’s about it.”
On being sacked five times in the first quarter but not getting rattled:
“I hate to put it back to my college days, but I got beat up a little bit when I was in college. So I've kinda been in some similar situations like that before but I mean that's part of the quarterback position. You have to stand in there and you'll take those hits and deliver the ball to your teammates and do that element of it.  I mean, I continue to trust in those guys. I'm sure some of them were on me we're not on the o-line or some of that maybe the defense was doing might have been a coverage sack like there's a lot of other things that play into it than just the o-line so I definitely take some credit for that. But I'm going to continue to trust them, and I'm trusting everybody else.”
On the big win today and what it means to his teammates:
“It means a lot. It's not like a similar situation with the first game that I was tossed in there with the Jets. I was like I couldn't put it away necessarily on offense that last drive. It was a tremendous series by our defense getting a turnover. Especially [LB] Isaiah [Simmons] and his pick-six was awesome. But we continue to lean on everybody and I think it was just break down for everybody and ultimately, it’s good.”
On being the first Giants QB to have five touchdowns in so few starts:
“Yeah, I did not. It's all about play calling the next game. Sometimes we get got by the defense and like different coverages versus what we don't want. It's up to me just make the right decision and put us in a good situation. But when we had the defense that we want for certain plays, my job was easy. I just give it to the guys in space and let them do what they do and they get it done.”
On his sudden celebrity and if he brushes it aside or embraces it:
“No, if anything it’s more about my family than anything. It’s going to be more people saying hello to them. There'll be enjoying them. But for me, I’ll be in the locker room doing everything with the guys so I'm not really external, outside the stadium as much. Same deal as maybe happened in high school or college when you start getting a little more notoriety for some things, but I’m going to keep my head down and play football. I know they love you one week, hate you another. I know how it goes the past two weeks. It’s all bad and today, I'm sure it's good. And then you know it just depends on the week, but I'd like to stay even keel minded and just enjoy the process.”
On what he showed Giants fans today:
 “I'm sure I'm going to hear about it, because I've seen it. My job is to come in here and play football to the highest my ability and help put my team in situations to win and be successful. So that's my mindset every week going into it. That’s the team’s mindset going into it every week. That’s what we try to do every single week.”
Damn, he’s already more  
3rdWAM : 11/19/2023 11:40 pm : link
Interesting of an interview than DJ
Hey Tommy  
jinkies : 11/19/2023 11:44 pm : link
Don't get a big head!
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