Head Coach Robert Saleh, 8.23 (Part 2)
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Al Iannazzone, Newsday: What’s your reaction to Corey (Davis) just saying on Instagram that he’s stepping away from football?
Like I said, my heart goes out to him and his family. We’ll always support him, with any decision he makes, and we’re always here if he needs us.
Connor Hughes, SNY: When you talked to Corey, is he done, done? Or is he just taking an extended leave and if he ever wants to come back the door is open?
That’s probably more for Corey to ask. The door is always open if guys want to play football, but that’s honestly more for Corey.
Steve Serby, New York Post: Were you aware that he was considering this?
We were aware of it and just tried to support him and his family in any decision they decided to go with. Selfishly, we’d love for him to play, he’s an unbelievable man, he’s an unbelievable player, but at the same time, he’s an unbelievable father and an unbelievable husband and friend and all that, so excited for him in this new journey, but at the same time, just always for him to know that he always has a family here.
Al Iannazzone, Newsday: What does it mean for your receiver room? You’ve talked about the professional that Corey was and even when we asked if he’d be on the team, you said he would be on this team, what does it mean to not have him?
Well, it’s an opportunity for someone else to step up over the next week and a half. It opens the door for someone who may have been on the outside looking in, and they’ve got a chance to push the door open. Obviously, you lose a tremendous leader in Corey, a tremendous example, a tremendous veteran presence, but at the same time, it does open the door for somebody else to step in.
Steve Serby, New York Post: When camp started, were you aware of it, or did it develop into camp?
I’ll keep that one between us.