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Post-Game Transcript: Wide Receiver Darius Slayton

Eric from BBI : Admin : 12/31/2023 6:48 pm
Wide Receiver Darius Slayton

Q: Thoughts on the game

A: It's definitely disappointing. We had multiple chances to win the game by seven or more. If we executed a little bit better in a few spots, and Jalin's big play doesn't get called back, probably would've had a some more points there at the end that maybe we could just kneel it out. But it just didn't go that way.

Q: Were you surprised that on second down in that last series there that you didn't throw the ball?

A: Not necessarily. I mean, there's kind of two trains of thought there. The 35 is a general line for kickers or whatever. I'm pretty sure that's (kicker Mason) Crosby's line right around there. So, putting it in the air obviously runs the risk of something bad happening. Keeping it on the ground is normally a little bit more of the safer bet, but unfortunately, we took a loss right there and backed ourselves up a little bit.

Q: A lot of the losses you've had have been close this year. Is there anything consistent you can see execution and management wise of why it's not going your way?

A: We just haven't made enough plays at the end. We have plays, we've got—it's not always bad calls either. Sometimes you have good calls on and we just don't execute and get it done. Like I said, if we execute a little better on a few plays, we could probably have 14 more points there at the end. So, at the end of the day, that's what it comes down to. You've got to make them when it counts.

Q: Do you feel like it's almost like a Murphy's law kind of thing? You guys hit the big plays today, it seemed like you had big plays all over the field, and then the little plays that you guys couldn't connect on really seemed to be what decided the game.

A: For sure. I mean, it's always kind of like that, you know? A lot of plays that kind of go under the rug normally tend to be the ones that come back to bite you in the end, whether that's win or lose. So, we've just got to find a way to make more of these this last week and finish strong.

Q: Do you feel like you should have won this game?

A: Yeah. I do think we should've won the game, but unfortunately, we didn't.

Q: Can you talk about the touchdown catch that you had? It looked like from the top that you recognized the ball and the way you needed to adjust and the defender just didn't do that.

A: Yeah, I was running for a minute there. I mean, (quarterback) Tyrod (Taylor) must have threw his whole shoulder out to get it there. He launched it at least 60-something yards, a bomb of a throw. Back-to-back weeks he's done that for me now, so shoutout to him for that. But great ball by him and once I saw it in the sky, I went and ran it down.
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