Daniel Jones is well acquainted with fourth-quarter comebacks; he leads the NFL with five game-winning drives entering Week 8. Accordingly, he recently joined the Giants Huddle podcast to talk about the team's resilience and the way that he is leveraging his experience to lead the offense.
Jones attributed the team's success to overall mindset. "We've got a group that's poised and keeps our composure late in the games," he admitted. At the end of the day, the players understand the complexity of each game. "There's such little separation between winning and losing, and the margin of error is so small. It's about who can perform well late in the games and who can take advantage of opportunities or make one more play when it counts at the end."
With the persistence of injuries at wide receiver, Jones also talked about building a rapport with each of his targets. The relationships that begin in the meeting room translate to the football field on Sundays. Most importantly, Jones added, is his receivers' preparation. "I think it starts with those guys. Those guys have done a great job of coming in and knowing what to do."
Jones shared that he gains confidence, especially in the run game, with each accrued week of experience. He's making quicker decisions to keep the ball himself, and alternatively, he knows when to take more substantial shots downfield. "Make a decision and go with it, and trust that decision," he reiterated.
Capitalizing on Saquon's success, Jones has been able to fly under the radar, to some extent, as a rushing threat. But as the Giants prepare to face the Seahawks in Week 8, Jones know using his legs will continue to be crucial to the team's success.
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