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Postgame Quotes: Coach Joe Judge, QB Daniel Jones, QB Colt McCoy, DB Logan Ryan, TE Evan Engram, K Graham Gano

Head Coach Joe Judge

Opening Statement: Look, proud of our team for fighting for 60 minutes. We talked all week, it's going to be a 60-minute game. That team has played in a lot of close games. It's a well-coached team. They had the ability to make plays on all three sides of the ball. They did today. They took everything from us, all the way down to the stretch. I'm proud of the way we did some things. Obviously, there are some things we need to clean up. We need to have a good week of preparation going into our next opponent. But, for right now, we're going to keep the focus on how we played, what's correct going forward, what the health of our team is once that declares and what we have to do for the next opponent. That being said, I'll open it up to any questions you guys may have.

Q: What can you tell us about Daniel's (Jones) status right now?

A: I don't really know much. I actually talked to him on the sidelines in terms of how he was. It was at a point where he couldn't continue in the game, which takes a hell of a lot. Daniel is a really tough dude. So, we'll take a look and see what it is. I don't have much more information than what you guys probably got from the TV at the point right now. He just has the doctors and to get some MRI's - things like that are standard procedure. We kind of MRI everything around here. 

Q: When he tried to go back in, was that his call? Or how did he get cleared to go in and then couldn't finish?

A: Well, he was cleared by the trainers to go out there and try it. It was his call to go out there and give it a few plays. Obviously, when he came back out, it was because he couldn't operate in the position at the point in the game.

Q: Can you talk about Colt McCoy, who has not taken any snaps this year. He did some good things obviously. You guys seemed to be conservative with him. At one point, he ran out of bounds, which I'm sure you're not happy with. Just overall, how do you think the veteran handled it? It was a tough situation.

A: I think he came in and managed the game well. I think he made some big time throws in some tough situations. He ran the ball tough. We'll talk about the situation, the four-minute strategy, so we will talk with the team. But, look, we talk about Colt not having a lot of snaps. I'll be honest with you, we benefit a lot defensively from having Colt run the offense against us on a weekly basis. I think he benefits from seeing a lot of competition in practice. But nobody gives our defense bigger headaches than Colt. Our final period on Friday of him going through the red area is always as tough as it gets because he's out there to win. He's out there to compete. He does a lot of things. He's a veteran. He has a lot of experience to draw from, but at the same time, he keeps himself as prepared as can be. He's mentally always into it. Physically, he's ready. I thought he got in the game today and he helped us win. 

Q: I know you like to watch the film before you comment on specific plays, but I'm curious as to what you made of the special teams today? You gave up that kick return touchdown. I'm sure you aren't happy about that. There are a few other errors, but I'm just curious about how you felt about that side of the ball?

A: It wasn't good enough today. We're not going to be able to compete these next five weeks if we don't raise our level of play. Look, we've played well to a degree for the entirety of the season. We've had a lot of progress made in that phase. But it doesn't matter what happened before any specific game. It just matters what you do in that game execution-wise. We've got to play better, coach better; we've got to do a better job all around in that phase of the game. It has to be a strength for us. We have to make sure we get back to work this week to improve. 

Q: Do you think the fact that Daniel was on the sideline walking around with his helmet on - you guys never really ruled him out of the game, are those reasons for optimism that he may be able to play next week?

A: Yes, I would say I'm optimistic at this point right now. Now, I don't want to go ahead and say yay or nay because I don't have the medical information. Again, once he talks to the doctors, we get information, I'm sure he's going to try everything he can. But I am optimistic just knowing what he's played through before and how he's handled different things. Again, I have to be fair to the player. I don't know how he feels physically. I don't know what the severity of the injury is. I have to make sure I have that information from our medical team. We don't ever want to put any player on the field if he can't properly defend himself or compete and execute the way we need him to. 

Q: Niko (Lalos), a guy you elevated, came up with a big play.

A: He's definitely been a guy, from the beginning, he's a guy that just shows constant improvement every day. We talk to our guys all the time, it doesn't matter where you are or what you're doing. These guys have taken a lot of reps for us on the practice squad in their spots. He's worked hard on the special teams and made some improvements there. So we talked this week about who we liked in certain roles and his name came up. Obviously, he was a guy that coaches felt confident in, so we put him up for the game. He was able to go in and compete for us and make some plays. To be honest with you, we were not surprised he was around the ball. We see that every day in practice. Practice execution becomes game reality, so he showed up for us today. 

Q: You guys are doing a lot of things around here that haven't been done since 2016 - three straight wins, a share of first place in the division. What does that tell you about the progress you're making as a program?

A: I don't think you can compare this year, period, to any other year. Every team is unique. Every situation is independent of another one. However, I am proud of the way our players are working. I'm proud of the improvement they've made. I'm proud of how they come to work every day with the mindset of improving and going forward. We don't make it easy on them. That's by design. But I like the way they respond to our coaching. I like the way they respond to adverse situations within games just like we showed up today in several situations. They responded the right way and we got the results we needed. I love this group of guys. They're a lot of fun to coach. They come to work every day. They're tough, physically and mentally. They're resilient and they've got the right mindset, which is come to work every day, do your job and improve. 

Q: Have you said anything to the guys about being at the top of the standings right now?

A: I have not, no. We have to get ready for five more games. Everyone in our division is on equal ground. What's going to matter is what we do in our next game. We have to keep our focus short-sighted on Monday and Tuesday to get ready for Wednesday and the progress we make Wednesday, Thursday and Friday before we get on a plane to go out West.

Q: On that punt return, it looked like he was one away from going all the way and Cam Brown made the tackle. What did you see from your vantage point?

A: Obviously, Cam made a game-saving tackle right there. (Alex) Erickson is one of the best returners in the league, I think he's been that way for a long time. You take him, and you put the kick returner out there as well, and I'm telling you right now, these guys are elite players. I said it early in the week, Darrin Simmons is one of the best coaches in the National Football League, he does a phenomenal job of having his guys prepared. We knew they were going to have some tricks up their sleeves today, they went out there and they made some plays, they executed. We have to do a better job on our part of executing. Coverage has to be a strength for us as a team. I like the way Cam (Brown) has played, he plays with a high motor, he's been able to make plays for us early in the season, he's improved down the stretch, he's starting to contribute a lot on defense as well. Obviously, we have to continue to work on the coverage phase and keep improving. That's something we have to make sure we account for.

Q: How did you think the offensive line played in the first game since the coaching change? You were able to run when you wanted, but also a lot of untimely penalties, specifically on (Cameron) Fleming.

A: We don't want any penalties at any time. I've got to look at the tape and get down to play in and play out how everyone played as a unit, but I'm proud of the way those guys have worked. They're a tough group. It all starts up front for us and we knew to have success we needed to run the ball, get the ball downhill, physically move it, keep time of possession on our side, and we were able to do that. That starts up front as an offensive line. I thought they did a nice job today.

Q: Do you have anything on Darius (Slayton)? He wasn't in much in the second half.

A: I have to see if he comes out of the game with any bumps or bruises on top of what he played through today. Obviously, within a game, guys get nicked up, banged up, but I don't think anything there was by design to keep him out. Throughout the game he had some bumps and bruises that we had to get him in and out of the play and roll with our receivers as a whole. We took five (receivers) today, we knew they were all going to play, along with the tight ends and all the offensive linemen as well.

Q: How did your offensive change when you had to switch quarterbacks?

A: For the most part, not much. A lot of it was situational, how we wanted to go ahead and control the ball and move it in the second half. I think a lot of it was based on the clock and the score, as opposed to who was in there. I'm on the headset, Jason (Garrett) is calling the same types of plays. We talked down the stretch of some things that could come up situationally, and we really just stayed within our offense.

Q: What do you think when someone says you're in first place right now?

A: Again, we have to be short-sighted and just focus on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. I know that sounds like pure coach speak, I completely understand you guys looking at me like, 'okay Joe", but listen, we start looking past what we have to do to get ready, this conversation is going to be something of the past. We have to make sure we take care of what we have to take care of and put one day on top of another to have a chance next Sunday, which is going to be a great challenge for us to even be in the conversation of what you guys are talking about.

Quarterback Daniel Jones

Q: Hey Daniel, just wanted to check in and see how you're feeling after the hamstring injury and where you think you go from here.

A: Yeah, just felt it on that play and didn't feel like I could get a lot on it really or do what I needed to do to be effective and move the ball and throw it accurately. Just look to rehab it, do whatever I can to heal it up as fast as I can.

Q: Have they given you any indication about next week?

A: No, just you take it day by day and get back and look at it, examine it and work to improve it every day.

Q: Hey Daniel, you said that you felt it. Was that on the seven-yard run? You looked like you grabbed the back of your right leg, and you went out and were able to come back. What were you trying to find out there when you came back in the game for the one play?

A: Just how I was throwing the ball, planting, pushing off of it and trying to see what I can do and how I could move. That was what I was looking for and didn't think I was in great shape to do that at that point. Like I said, look to recover as quickly as I can and heal it up.

Q: Did you feel a grab, a pop, a pull or something? Have you ever had something like this before?

A: Yeah, I did feel it. You know, we'll see exactly what it is, it's tough to tell, but I did feel it there on that run and probably never had anything exactly like this. So, just listening to the trainers, listening to the doctors and do what I can to heal it up.

Q: Daniel, your thoughts on the job [Quarterback] Colt [McCoy] did today and on watching this team in the fourth quarter win a game down the stretch without you there?

A: I thought he did a great job coming in and executing and moving the ball down the field and scoring some points there. That was big time and obviously I've learned a ton from Colt, he's played a lot of football, been in this league for a long time and I think you were able to see that when he gets out on the field and executes, and how well he did it. Good to see the team get a win down the stretch and I thought Colt did really well.

Q: Daniel, you seem pretty down right now. It sounds like you're not exactly sure what it is, but did you get discouraging news about this or is this just simply the normal feelings of someone who wants to be on the field and can't be?

A: Yeah, I'm certainly not discouraged. I think it's tough to tell exactly what it is right now, so we'll get back and examine it. I'm excited to win and get the win and be a part of that, so certainly not discouraged at all and understand I've got to do what I can to get healthy, recover it, recover from it and get back on the field. But certainly want to be out there and it's tough not being out there, but feels great to get a win.

Q: Hey Daniel, I assume there's more testing. Do you have an MRI scheduled tomorrow?

A: Yeah, I think we'll image it.

Q: Based on how you feel now, how confident are you that this isn't going to be something long-term?

A: Yeah, it's tough to say. I think, like I said, we'll go back and look at it, examine it and go on from there, so that's my focus now and I'll certainly look to do that as soon as we get back.

Q: Daniel, obviously it was a crazy two weeks for your offensive line. How'd you feel like they performed in the first game with their new coach and the way you guys were able to run the ball?

A: I thought they played great today and we were able to run the ball effectively. They did a good job opening up some holes for the backs and thought they protected well all day, too, so certainly good to see that. It's consistent with how they've been playing, so thought they played well.

Quarterback Colt McCoy

Q: Colt, obviously you've been in this league a long time, but this was your first time coming in as a Giant. How did it feel to come off the bench and get this win?

A: You never want to see DJ [Daniel Jones] go down like that, but we always have to be prepared and be ready. It felt good to get out there, call some plays and execute. There's a few I'd really like to have back, but always thankful to get a win. I thought the defense played outstanding today, kept us in it. This is a tough league, so when you can get three in a row that's big for our confidence and for our team.

Q: Colt, obviously you've been in the league for a while, you've come into games like this before I'm sure. How ready did you feel like you were going out there and then how do you feel like you played without watching the film?

A: I felt okay. I was out all last year with an injury, felt like I had a good training camp. Again, I'm always going to be ready to play, but I hate it for DJ. He was playing really well, just like he has been the last several weeks. I just didn't want to let our team down, I was going to be prepared and you never know when these situations pop up. I work hard in practice and I know my teammates have confidence in me, and I just tried to go out there and secure the win for us.

Q: Colt, I know it's not something you're thinking about in the moment, but now that you're at the podium here postgame – all that you went through after that broken leg to come back and lead the Giants to a win that puts them in first place for the first time since 2016. Can you reflect on that?

A: Honestly, I haven't thought about it too much, I try to live in the moment. This locker room was extremely excited afterwards. We work so hard and I didn't want to let anybody down in here, coaches, players. We've worked so hard since training camp started. I think I'll reflect on that at some point, it was obviously a really tough thing to go through and I think it was a lot worse than what everybody outside of me and my family knew, but to be standing here and playing a half of football, I'm excited for it. Hopefully, DJ can get back healthy, but I'm going to do what I need to do to help our football team and that's kind of where I'll keep my focus right now.

Q: Hey Colt, did you have a chance to talk to Daniel at all? Do you have any sense of how injured he is?

A: Yeah, I talked to DJ. He was still on the sidelines, he was helping out on the side, so I don't know anything about his injury. He's a tough guy, he's smart, he works hard. You hate to see that happen to anybody, but he and I are really close, and I thought he was playing a really good football game, too.

Q: On that run where you went out of bounds, what happened on that?

A: There was a lot that happened on that play, but I obviously tried to stay in-bounds and kind of fall – I didn't want to get hit on the right side, I was trying to fall down on the left and then somebody gave me a pretty good shot and I landed out-of-bounds. Obviously, not what you want to do there, but if I could do that again I'd definitely stay in-bounds.

Q: Hey Colt, congratulations on the win. Players always talk about needing to stay ready if they're not starting because you never know when you're going to get your number called. Can you just talk a little bit about the looks that you get from the Giants defense when you're running the scout team and how that kind of has kept you ready to go in at a moment's notice?

A: It really doesn't apply to what we do on offense because we were running the other team's plays. But what I can say is going against our defense every week gives me the ability to talk to DB's, talk to linebackers, talk to safeties to see a lot of different coverages. Our defense is playing at a really high level and see a lot of different pressures and looks. I think that helps me prepare, but as far as our offense DJ gets all those reps. Again, I was a little rusty today, I'd like to hit [RB] Dion [Lewis] out in the flat, overshot that one. If you make a play like that, it's a different ball game. I'll go back this week and correct some of those things. I felt okay out there, it was nice to be back out on the field, hadn't felt that in a while, so my juices were flowing a little bit. But this is a team sport, our defense came to play today and they played outstanding. We secured the win and we'll move forward to next week.

Defensive Back Logan Ryan

Q: Niko Lalos, obviously a great diving interception and he held up the tight end so you could come over and knock the ball out. What does it say about a guy who was on the practice squad two days ago to make two huge plays like that?

A: I'm happy for him. First career start, an interception, a shout out from Lebron (James), I don't think it gets better than that. He works extremely hard. Niko is there early, he's one of the early birds, part of the early riser crew. He puts a lot of work in, and I think he was elevated today because we needed him, I think he was elevated today because of his work ethic every day on scout team, he plays offense and defense. I'm happy he was rewarded today, it's a great story.

Q: When Daniel (Jones) goes out, do you guys on defense look around and say, "It's up to us"?

A: We always feel like it's up to us. I wish the best for Daniel, I hope it all comes back clean. But defensively, good defenses travel. We have to pack it up on the road and set the tone, it doesn't matter what the offense is doing. We got to get it done on defense. A lot of us are on kickoff and kickoff return, so that's on us to make it up. We are trying to hunt the ball and play good defense, and we were able to get out in the second half and hold on to that one.

Q: How would you describe how this experience has been with the Giants? Is this an organization you could see yourself sticking around at?

A: Definitely. I'm (New) Jersey made, it's been a blessing for me to be here. A lot of things had to happen for me personally in free agency for this situation to come up. As we know, it's been an extremely weird year, but I always trust the process, trust where I'm at, I feel like I'm in the right place at the right time. Free agency, the question is going to come up time and time again, but we don't even know the salary cap for next year. I have 30-something days left in this regular season and I've made the postseason a lot in my career, and it's one game at a time for me. This was a must win, do whatever it takes by any means, empty the tank. Next week against Seattle it's whatever it takes, by any means, empty the tank. I told these guys before the game that winning is a mentality, you have to wake up like a winner, move like a winner, practice like a winner. We're starting to move like winners, play like winners, starting to believe that we can win each and every game. I think that takes time; it has to be developed. I think we're developing it for sure, I'm proud of the group and I'm proud of the win today.

Q: What does it say about where you guys are as a team that you're getting contributions from so many unexpected guys?

A: Guys' hard work is paying off. They're getting opportunities and making the most of it. We're a bunch of underdogs, a bunch of guys who were written off in our careers, and that's what Joe (Judge) wants; he wants guys with a chip on their shoulders, he wants guys who are tough, and we're building a culture here where if you work in practice day in and day out, you'll get an opportunity. And when you get that opportunity, it's your job to make the most of it. A lot of guys, like you said, aren't premier big-name players in this league, but they're a bunch of guys who work hard and play like big players in big moments. I'm happy for those guys, and I'm proud of this blue-collar, chip on their shoulder, group that we have, and I wouldn't want it any other way.

Q: What do you think when someone says, "this team is in first place right now"?

A: Who cares? Who honestly cares, it's like a tie. We're in first place for a minute, and then someone else plays. I think we got Seattle next week, it's going to be our biggest test of the year, on the road. I've never played there, I've played in a lot of stadiums, I haven't played in Seattle. I've obviously played Russ (Russell Wilson) in some big games, so I'm excited to go against him again. He's a great player, and I'm going to do everything in my power, watch as much film, and get prepared to play well against him. He does a good job of making defenses look bad, and I'm going to bring everyone with me that wants to be there, and we're going to watch film, and we're going to play Seattle tough.

Q: Your four wins are against teams with losing records, these are opportunities coming up to beat teams with winning records, do you feel like this team has something to prove in that regard?

A: I don't care if a team is 0-12, I'm trying to win. I don't care what their record is. I say winning is a mentality, and obviously we didn't start the year hot, that's ok. I believe that years of losing can bring a type of culture, a type of onus over a team. We dug ourselves out of that hole, we're not front-runners, we started off in the back of the pack, and now we're in the middle of the pack. It's our job to finish strong; I don't want to play with anybody who starts fast and doesn't finish. We didn't start fast, but we worked, we believed, and that's where we are now. I don't know what their records are, line them up, we have to play them, this is not the team from the beginning, this is not the team that played Pittsburgh in week one, you know that, watch the film. Hopefully we have a winning record one day, but I'm taking it one game at a time.

Tight End Evan Engram

Q: You've been around for a lot of these games, usually not when the quarterback gets hurt, but the way the team had to hold together and battle back in kickoff returns, punt returns, drops, your fumble after a big play - to win this game and be in first place, what does that say about this team?

A: It's a real testament to how we approach every day. Every day, especially early on in the season, wasn't easy. We had some tough loses, some close loses that in the past have really knocked us out. We didn't allow that. We just continued to work. We're playing as a team. We're playing together. It wasn't a very good-looking win today, but the team's played together, especially defense. They stayed strong and made huge plays for us. 

Q: On that first deep ball, it looked like Daniel (Jones) changed the play at the line. Is that the case and what did you guys see there?

A: No. When we're going tempo, sometimes we're already set. So, it's hard to get the full call up there. We obviously have our signals and ways we get the play out and the play we're running, so I was just trying to get the play call.

Q: How nice is it for you to finally make some of these catches downfield and really use that speed to your advantage?

A: Yes, it was nice. It was really just good execution by the offense. Good protection and great ball. I've just been working those plays. They played man across the board and we have to win those matchups. I was just trying to make a play for the team. 

Q: What was the mood of the team when Daniel had to leave, especially for the second time when you knew he wasn't coming back?

A: It's tough. DJ is a warrior. Seeing him go down and then trying to come back in - it's tough, that's our guy. I know Colt (McCoy) was ready and he's huge for us during the week of preparation. He's so smart and I know he helps DJ a lot and even gives us receivers a lot of details and things to help us with offense. We never blinked. We knew Colt was going to be ready. He stays ready. It hurt to see DJ go out, but we had to finish the game. Colt came in and did his job.

Q: How much did your offense change when Colt went in?

A: I think the way we were playing - obviously we were trying to score and trying to stay aggressive in the run game. With an unexpected thing like that, it goes more to a conservative side and just trying to protect the ball and move the ball efficiently. I don't think it changed that much, but just not having that full week of preparation with Colt as the guy definitely kind of changed things a little bit.

Q: We don't get to talk to you during the week most of the time - so you win this game, you have your four wins. They're against teams right now that have losing records. This is going to be considered the tough stretch on your schedule. How do you guys approach that?

A: Keep doing what we've been doing. We've played tough teams before. I think nothing is going to change this week. Our preparation is going to be the same. Our attention to detail is going to be the same. We have to find ways to improve after this game, too, so it's a stretch ahead of us. We have to worry about Seattle now and we're going to have a good week of preparation to go there and compete to try to win a game.

Kicker Graham Gano

Q: Hey Graham, can you just take us through what these last two weeks have been like for you?

A: Man, it was rough. We go from the high of beating the Eagles and then finding out the next day I had Covid. Our medical staff, our trainers and everybody are fantastic. Even our team helping me out throughout the week when I was sick, bringing food and things I needed, it was awesome. A bit of a roller coaster, but I'm happy that I was able to come back and play today and it's all because of the guys and everybody with the team around us.

Q: We all saw that video of you with the kicking net. Was that in your apartment, hotel room or where were you actually at when you did that?

A: That was in the hotel room, that's where I call home now. I was in there and I wasn't sure I'd be able to kick before today with the team, so just wanted to make sure I was getting some reps in somehow. Yeah, I was able to get that and not make any neighbors mad, so that went well.

Q: I think I've been in rooms next door to somebody doing that a couple times in hotels. Graham, what happened on the kickoff return for a touchdown?

A: That was all my fault. I've got to kick off better directionally – you know, I hit it down the middle of the field and that just puts the team in a bad position. I knew going off the field, I told coach that as well. I've got to put us in better position and at the end of the day, I've got to make that tackle, too. I thought I had him and just did a poor job tackling. I've made enough tackles in my career that I know what to do and I just didn't do a good job there, so all around I feel like you could just put that on me. At the end of the day, I've got to have a better kick and I've got to make the play if it comes to me to tackle a guy. Yeah, that's what happened on it.

Q: Any rust there? Was that a case of had you had been on the field all week, that might not have happened?

A: I mean, everybody deals with something, especially this time of the season, so I can't put that on being sick for a week or whatever. I've just got to go out there and hit a good ball. I felt like I hit it well, it's just I didn't hit it where it's supposed to go. At the end of the day, if I'm on the field, they expect me to execute. I'm a professional and with that, I've got to take the blame whenever I don't do well. That was all on me and our guys have been doing a fantastic job all season long with kickoff coverage. I've just got to put them in a good position to be successful.

Q: About just the field goal operation of not having been able to practice and then you're out there in a game situation? Was it smooth the entire time, were you a little nervous early on and did you get a rhythm going as the game went on?

A: Those guys are so good at what they do. I mean, our line and [LS] Casey [Kreiter] and [P] Riley [Dixon] are fantastic, they make my job easy. It was a little different because I wasn't able to kick with the team this week, so my first reps with the team since the Eagles game were today. That was a bit different, but fortunately I've been doing it for awhile and I've got a bunch of kicks to kind of go back on. I was confident in it, shook a little rust off at the beginning, but once we got that first PAT out of the way, it felt good from then on.

Q: How would you describe what life was like having to be quarantined away from your teammates and your family and friends? What was that experience like being isolated like that and having to try to pass the time with whatever you could?

A: That was terrible. I got so tired of being on my phone and on the computer or watching movies. I would sit and look out the window, just couldn't wait to get back outside. You know, there are so many people around the world right now struggling with the same thing, so I just feel blessed and fortunate I was able to come out of it and be fine. But there are a lot of people out there that aren't so fortunate right now, so I feel like you've just got to keep praying for those people and I'm just happy that I was able to have good care around me and I was able to come through. I feel pretty good right now.

Q: On the positive side, another thing that happened since you tested positive was you signed a contract extension to stay with the Giants. What does that mean to you, especially with what you went through last year and getting cut, then winding up here and that you signed with them long-term now?

A: I mean, it's such a blessing for my family and me. Since day one being here, it just feels like a home with the Giants, it's just awesome. The people from top to bottom, everybody is just fantastic, so it made our decision easy when I was talking with my wife and my agent. I'm just so excited to be here and happy to be playing football again. Like you said, about a little over a year ago, I wasn't sure if I was going to play football again after having the surgery on my femur, so it's just a true blessing to be able to play the game I love and I love being up here and playing with this team.

Q: What kind of symptoms did you have and was there any point where you worried that you wouldn't be able to come back anytime soon? And today, were there any physical concerns or things that you had to battle through as you were kicking or playing?

A: Yeah, I had the fever, body aches, headache. The fever got to be pretty aggressive, but I don't think there was a time I was really worried. Today, I was a bit fatigued. I mean there were things here and there that I had to kind of work through, but at the end of the day, they trust me to go out on the field and kick the ball, so I was able to do that. They've taken good care of me the whole time, so I just feel like I'm going to keep getting physically better from here on out.

Q: You could taste those meals then?

A: Yeah, I lost my taste. That was tough, but thankfully I got that back before Thanksgiving. The team did a great job making meals for us, so I was fortunate to get my taste back before that.

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