Daniel Jones opens up about his uncertain Giants future

Giants quarterback Daniel Jones huddles with Post columnist Steve Serby for some Q&A.

Q: Why do you consider you’re the proper guy for this activity, the Giants’ quarterback of the current and quarterback of the future?

A: I believe, for one, I’m gonna paintings as onerous as I perhaps can to place this group ready to win video games. My manner has been, and I’ve stated, if we win video games and we take of industrial this 12 months, the remaining will care for itself. I’m gonna paintings as onerous as I perhaps can to try this. I’m gonna play as onerous as I will be able to on Sunday, and stay looking to put this group ready to win video games.

Q: Smart, difficult and constant: Those are the traits the brand new training regime appears to be like for, and also you’re certainly the entire above. But to persuade them to stay you past this season, do it’s important to win extra video games and ranking extra issues?

A: We’re all the time looking to win video games and ranking issues, that’s our activity on offense: transfer the ball down the sector and get finally zone. We take into account that. That’s all of our duty as a bunch on offense to try this. We put drive on ourselves to try this greater than anything else.

Q: But they declined your fifth-year possibility, so they’ve a call to make. And it’s important to persuade them that you simply’re the appropriate guy. So it’s important to win extra video games and ranking extra issues, proper? Not handiest the entire group, you.

A: I’m now not interested in that. I’m interested in profitable video games, and we’re gonna do it as a bunch.

Q: Would you attempt to sneak right into a Duke soccer apply as Chad Powers?

A: I don’t know (smile).

Q: Would that be tempting for you?

A: (Laugh) I don’t know, I don’t suppose I may just pull it off slightly like Eli [Manning]. That was once a heck of an performing activity he pulled there, however (snort), yeah that was once humorous.

Q: Have you been at the “Manningcast”?

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A: I’ve now not, haven’t long gone at the “Manningcast.”

Q: Would you prefer to head on? I were given connections, I will be able to get you on.

A: (Laugh) I don’t know, Saquon [Barkley] was once on there, he did a just right activity.

Q: You’re tight with Eli, why don’t you ask him to ask you?

A: (Smile) I’m now not requesting any invitations, however yeah, it’s been a laugh staring at the ones guys, they do a perfect activity, and also you be informed so much staring at ’em, and I truly experience it.

Q: If the Manning brothers have a “Manningcast,” what about you and your brother Bates having a “Jonescast”?

A: (Laugh) I don’t know, I don’t suppose many of us would watch it at this level (snort) … however possibly one thing down the street.

Q: Did Eli ever play a sensible comic story on you?

A: Yeah, a couple of of ’em. He made me sing so much. … He made me do stuff in conferences, like skits and little shows about quite a lot of topics. It was once all just right, all rookie stuff.

Q: Can you give me an instance of a skit?

A: What was once the dance he did with Odell [Beckham Jr.] in that business? It was once from some film, I don’t know what it was once, nevertheless it was once the entire dancing factor the place you elevate the fellow up …

Q: They confirmed that throughout the Super Bowl.

A: Yeah, it was once that complete skit.

Q: He didn’t elevate you up, did he?

A: No, he was once staring at.

Q: Who lifted you up?

A: I will be able to’t take note, nevertheless it was once …

Q: Somebody lifted you up?

A: It was once that complete reenactment.

Q: In entrance of the entire group?

A: The offense.

Q: How did you’re feeling at that second?

A: (Smile) It was once all a laugh, it was once all just right stuff.

Q: Have you performed a sensible comic story on any person?

A: I don’t know if I’ve, I don’t know if I’ve. I gotta paintings on that.

Q: Has being quarterback of the New York Giants been sudden? Has it been what you anticipated?

A: It’s been a laugh. We haven’t received as many video games as we might have favored, I believe that’s what we’re maximum all for going ahead and looking to deliver a profitable group to the sector for the lovers. I’ve loved it, and taking a look ahead to getting higher.

Q: How do you maintain the drive?

A: I believe I simply center of attention on what I’m doing, that’s the most important factor for me is not to get outdoor of what I’m doing at that provide second, and concentrate on that.

Q: How tricky has it been coping with the dropping?

A: It’s been onerous, it’s been onerous needless to say. You put so much into it and paintings truly onerous for a consequence, however you gotta believe that you simply’re bettering, believe that you simply’re operating in opposition to one thing and proceeding that paintings.

Q: You were given a style of ways New York-New Jersey embraces winners with that 2-0 get started.

A: It’s been a laugh. I believe the ambience on Monday night time for the Cowboys sport was once numerous a laugh to be part of. The lovers introduced numerous power, numerous enthusiasm, so we’re taking a look ahead to getting again in entrance of them Sunday.

Q: Are you known while you cross out?

A: From time to time.

Q: You don’t put on a cover or anything else.

A: I don’t.

Q: How do you maintain the lack of privateness?

A: Most individuals are great, simply wish to say hi, and I recognize their beef up, recognize their beef up people as a group and the Giants group, and it’s been a laugh assembly them.

Q: What does it imply to be quarterback of the New York Giants?

A: This franchise has a protracted custom of profitable, of a success groups, and it’s cool to be part of that. There’s duty to it as smartly to constitute the group smartly, and I take that very critically.

Daniel Jones scrambles throughout the Giants sport in opposition to the Cowboys on Monday night time.

Q: Your 9 fellow captains: What makes Saquon Barkley a captain?

A: The approach he involves paintings, and the instance he displays from that viewpoint of all the time taking good care of his industry and hanging himself ready to play smartly on Sunday. He units a perfect instance, I believe he builds nice relationships with guys at the group, and folks certainly reply to that.

Q: He appears to be over the hump so far as his knee.

A: I believe he’s performed nice, I believe he’s off to a just right get started, you noticed it in camp, you noticed the boldness he was once taking part in with. … It’s a laugh to peer him after all wholesome once more, and doing issues we all know he can do.

Q: What makes him distinctive? What impresses you maximum about his skill?

A: There’s such a lot of it (snigger), there’s such a lot skill. His explosiveness, his energy, his quickness. A man of his measurement and energy in an effort to transfer in addition to he does, as fast, as robust as he’s, is truly spectacular. Obviously, he’s proficient with so much, he’s a skilled man, however he works his tail off to play in addition to he does.

Q: What makes Andrew Thomas a captain?

A: As quickly as you communicate to him, you understand how necessary it’s to him, how a lot time he places into it, the psychological a part of the sport in addition to the bodily a part of the sport. He’s an highly intelligent soccer participant. At his place, that’s extraordinarily necessary, so he is aware of precisely what he must do, he is aware of how you can do it. He’s extraordinarily in step with that manner. I believe guys see that, guys realize that, and it encourages them to be higher.

Q: Xavier McKinney?

A: Probably one of the vital extra vocal captains and one of the vital extra vocal leaders at the group. The approach he performs, with that power, that keenness, the passion, I believe folks see that and truly recognize that and recognize that. His willingness to guide vocally and ship a message to the gang once we want to listen one.

Q: He’s now not a man a quarterback must relish difficult, proper?

A: No I don’t suppose so, he’s a sensible participant needless to say. That’s truly what you wish to have again there at protection, a man who can learn the quarterback, learn routes and make performs and he does that smartly.

Q: Julian Love?

A: I believe he’s good. I believe he’s were given nice soccer instincts. He acknowledges issues smartly and makes performs again there. He does a just right activity getting everyone choreographed and covered up. Really good participant, is aware of precisely what he must do.

Q:. Dexter Lawrence?

A: Dexter’s every other just right vocal chief for us, a man who’s prepared to talk up and ship a message when he must, and performs extraordinarily onerous, is a big-time participant for us.

Q: He was once your roommate at rookie coaching camp. What was once that like?

A: It was once nice, it was once just right. Two ACC guys and North Carolina guys. He’s an amazing man, he’s an enormous persona, has a perfect dating with everybody at the group. You can inform folks truly reply to that.

Q: Did he order numerous room carrier?

A: (Laugh) No, I don’t take note him ordering numerous room carrier.

Q: Leonard Williams?

A: He’s a perfect participant, I believe his pastime, his love for the sport, you notice him making performs and celebrating with teammates and the way onerous he performs each and every Sunday, I believe that’s an instance for everybody.

Q: Cam Brown?

A: The recognize he attracts from different groups and what sort of they’ve to change their sport plan to maintain him. He does a perfect activity main the special-teams unit.

Q: Casey Kreiter?

A: A veteran within the league who’s performed so much, who has numerous nice revel in taking part in his place and does a perfect activity main the particular groups, getting guys in combination to satisfy and everybody to get at the similar web page.

Daniel Jones and Eli Manning in 2019.
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Q: Graham Gano?

A: Another veteran within the league that guys glance to. He’s stepped up in numerous big-time moments and carried out at a particularly top stage for a very long time.

Q: Daniel Jones?

A: Overall, I attempt to construct relationships with guys around the group, and know the way everybody communicates and what they reply to. I believe being that approach, being the similar man on a daily basis, being constant and as authentic as imaginable with that manner.

Q: Did you be informed that from Eli, or have you ever all the time been that approach?

A: I believe I’ve all the time attempted to be that approach. I believe Eli was once a perfect instance of that during how he went about his industry and the instance he set for guys. I all the time have attempted to price the ones relationships, and I believe you’re in a position to perfect lead a bunch or lend a hand a bunch out when first you already know the fellows and you have got just right relationships.

Q: You took a beating on Monday night time. Did your mom name you and specific her fear?

A: (Laugh) Mom’s noticed numerous soccer through the years. She is aware of it’s a part of the sport. She is aware of it’s all just right, she is aware of I’ll be all proper. I used to be a bit sore, however not anything dangerous.

Q: Does she name you Danny Dimes? Does any one within the circle of relatives name you that?

A: (Smile) Nobody calls me that (snigger). Not many of us I maintain on a day by day foundation.

Q: You don’t like that nickname?

A: It’s all proper, there’s certainly worse issues it’s worthwhile to be referred to as.

Q: How regularly does head trainer Brian Daboll FaceTime you?

A: Well, now we’re seeing every different on a daily basis, so now not as a lot. It was once a real, actual unique approach to take a look at to get to grasp guys.

Q: How about two folks you would like to FaceTime with?

A: Matthew McConaughey could be fascinating. He’s a just right man to speak to. … Let’s see … [author/PR guru] Ryan Holiday, I learn a few of his stuff, I believe he’s a beautiful fascinating man. I’d like to speak to him.

Q: How does Wan’Dale Robinson’s quickness with the ball in his fingers vary from Kadarius Toney’s?

A: Wan’Dale’s a bit extra compact. They transfer a bit bit in a different way of their course working and the way they get out and in of breaks. They each boost up truly smartly and forestall and get started briefly, and that’s an enormous merit for ’em. They’re other, other sizes, a bit bit other motion sort, however each extraordinarily just right athletes.

Brian Daboll and Daniel Jones

Q: Describe Kayvon Thibodeaux.

A: He’s a perfect athlete, a powerful man, a just right cross rusher off the brink. He unquestionably doesn’t lack for self assurance and trust in himself. You need that as a cross rusher, a man getting after the quarterback, so I’m excited to stay staring at him play.

Q: Thoughts on Aaron Judge?

A: I believe it’s extraordinarily spectacular to peer what he’s finished — the house runs and simply the season he’s had general offensively, to play like he has in the course of a baseball season is lovely improbable. I’ve loved staring at him and taking a look ahead to confidently seeing him hit 62.

Q: What is the most efficient film you’ve noticed within the closing 12 months”

A: The new “Top Gun” film was once truly just right. That’s most probably the one film I’ve noticed in theaters in a very long time.

Q: What is essentially the most a laugh factor you’ve finished within the closing 12 months … rather than this interview?

A: My brother was once taking part in for Duke this previous 12 months, Duke basketball, so that they went to the Final Four, and my circle of relatives were given to do down there and spot that in combination. Unfortunately we misplaced to [North] Carolina, which was once difficult, however simply having everybody in combination, being there in New Orleans staring at it was once lovely cool.

Q: What was once it like assembly trainer Mike Krzyzewski?

A: Really cool. You may just inform simply by his presence and the best way he carries himself, he’s an incredible chief and a man folks truly gravitate to and glance to.

Q: Thoughts on Jon Scheyer taking on for Coach Okay? That’s virtually like taking on for Eli Manning!

A: (Laugh) I believe he’s gonna do nice. My brother’s in fact nonetheless there doing every other 12 months. He’s gonna be a grad assistant there on Coach Scheyer’s workforce. I do know he thinks numerous Coach Scheyer.

Daniel Jones throughout his days at Duke.
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Q: Do you prepare dinner?

A: No, I don’t prepare dinner.

Q: What do you do for meals?

A: I consume numerous foods right here.

Q: What’s your go-to within the cafeteria?

A: They make a pleasant turkey avocado sandwich that I love so much. That’s a go-to of mine.

Q: Favorite eating place within the New York-New Jersey house?

A: Big fan of Dino & Harry’s in Hoboken.

Q: What do you get there?

A: Steak, filet.

Q: Medium uncommon?

A: Medium.

Q: You most probably may well be an air visitors controller, you’re so mild-mannered. Where do you get that from?

A: (Laugh) I believe most probably my oldsters. I believe it’s necessary taking part in quarterback in an effort to more or less stay a degree head and now not get too top, too low.

Q: Do you ever get offended at the box?

A: Yeah, I do, I am getting pissed off, I am getting offended. I believe that’s herbal, a part of it when it’s necessary to you, while you care about it so much. But I believe in case you have the ones moments, you attempt to come again to impartial once imaginable so it doesn’t impact the following play.

Q: You received’t berate a man?

A: I believe extra regularly than now not, there’s otherwise to keep up a correspondence with a man, and I check out to try this when I will be able to.

Q: Are you extra like your mother or your dad?

A: I don’t know. Hope that I were given the nice portions of either one of ’em.

Q: Thoughts on going to London to stand the Packers in Week 5?

A: I’m taking a look ahead to it, I’ve by no means been to Europe, by no means been to London, so I’m taking a look ahead to going over there and seeing what it’s like, so it’ll be a groovy revel in.

Q: How would you sum up your Giants occupation thus far?

A: We haven’t gotten the consequences we’ve appeared for those previous few years, however taking a look ahead, I believe there’s so much for us to do and so much for us to perform.

Daniel Jones talks to newshounds at his locker.
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Q: What do you hope Giants lovers are announcing about Daniel Jones?

A: Hope they’re announcing I’m a difficult, good competitor, and gonna put the group ready to win each and every week.

Q: And what would your message to Giants lovers be?

A: As a bunch, we’re made up our minds to place a group at the box each and every Sunday that performs onerous, performs difficult and [is] ready to win the sport on the finish.

Q: You have been at Eli’s closing press convention when he referenced “Once a Giant, only a Giant.” How a lot would that enchantment to Daniel Jones?

A: I believe at the moment I’m centered in this 12 months, I’m all for taking part in the most efficient soccer I will be able to this 12 months for this group, and that’s unquestionably the place my head’s at.

Q: Why is it that such a lot of guys say they wish to retire a Giant?

A: It’s a franchise and group that has a wealthy custom and has a wealthy historical past. It’s a distinct position to play. I believe guys understand that once they get right here.

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