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Post-Game Transcript: Wide Receiver Jalin Hyatt

Eric from BBI : Admin : 11/26/2023 6:28 pm
Wide Receiver Jalin Hyatt

Q: When (Giants QB Tommy DeVito) looks for you, the ball always seems to be right there. How much of that is timing and chemistry that you guys as rookies were able to develop by being able to throw to each other for some time over the summer?

A: We started at rookie mini camp, then OTAs and training camp, so for me I wasn't really with the ones starting off and me and Tommy were with the threes starting off so we kind of built chemistry off of that during the offseason and going into the season. At the same time, it just goes to our preparation. Tommy had a great game. It all starts with the quarterback for being in the league. I'm very proud of him, what he has done, but for us we've got to keep going.

Q: It's all about opportunity. (Giants WR Darius) Slayton was banged up coming in, didn't get a lot of snaps today. How much was the wide receiver room aware of that and that you guys would have to step up in his absence?

A: Slay – one of our better players on this team – he was out just a little bit, he was limited, so for us as receivers we knew we had to step up. When one of our big guys is out, I know I had step up personally and the whole receiver room did, so I'm proud of our guys, I'm proud of how we executed, but we've just got to keep going.

Q: How do you explain your chemistry, your connection with Tommy DeVito?

A: Great quarterback, started in the offseason. I think it just goes to our preparation throughout the week. Game planning for teams that we were playing that week and I think now we're starting to build some confidence and when you have a confident quarterback, you can do anything you want, so I'm proud of him.

Q: How do you see that confidence?

A: With Tommy, first of all, he doesn't throw at warmups. At first, when I saw that, I was like, 'he didn't throw at warmups, what quarterback doesn't throw at warmups?', but he goes out there and throws beautiful passes, so that just shows me how confident he is in himself and with his team. So I'm very proud of him.

Q: Did you ever ask him why he doesn't throw at warmups?

A: Yeah, I ask him all the time. [Laughs] I ask him every day about it. He's like, 'I don't have to.' I think it's one of those things where he's a game player and that's what I respect about him most. We know when he goes out there on gameday, so honestly, I don't question anything about what he does and doesn't do.

Q: That's the first hundred-yard game by any Giants receiver this year. How hard has it been in this offense to get it going and how have the receivers managed to stay positive?

A: That's one thing I had to learn being up here. Just being at Tennessee I used to average a hundred yards and being up here was kind of tough for me and I didn't know, I went to (Giants Head) Coach (Brian Daboll) and asked, was it me, is there something I need to do better or anything and Dabs had a great talk with me one on one and just talked to me about how the League is, the NFL, and saying, one game you can have the best game of your life and the next game you can be humbled. It just goes to Dabs and how much respect I have for him and him teaching me about the NFL and the League and how it was. It was just tough for me at first, just going from averaging a hundred yards to not really get no hundred yards or fifty yards. So, it was tough to me, but I decided I had to stick it through, stick it through with my preparation and make sure I'm staying ready.
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