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Coach Daboll Weekly Q&A

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EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. – Dabs' Digest,'s weekly conversation with head coach Brian Daboll:

Q: Your family visited Penn State last weekend?

Daboll: "We did. It was good. We got to go to (son Christian's) last game. He's been a student-coach there for three and a half years; he signals the plays in. So, they honored all the senior players, and the support staff that are seniors also got honored before the game. It was a nice Saturday drive to see him at Penn State, and we drove right back after the game."

Q: I would imagine given your schedule you haven't been able to do that too much during his time there.

Daboll: "Right, this game, and then there was a game last year on the bye week that timed up where I was able to drive down and see him. So, only twice."

Q: Did you do any scouting while you were there?

Daboll: "Oh, yeah. Before the game. So, you're able to see your son, and you're also able to take a look at some guys that are working out pregame and during the game."

Q: Did you spend Sunday watching NFL games?

Daboll: "Sunday, I watched the Washington game, and then after we watched that game, I did some work on Washington."

Q: This is a December division home game against the team right behind you in the standings. Would you concede this is a big game?

Daboll: "They're all big, so I think the most important thing is we have a process that we go through each week. And we go through that. We double down on all the things that are important from taking care of your body to sleep to hydration to nutrition to extra time in the treatment room to practices to meetings. This time of year, you kind of put everything in a drawer. And you're singularly focused on one team, one week. And you try to put your best performance out there."

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