Sam Darnold, 12.17

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Al Iannazzone, Newsday: Was this a game, with everything pre-COVID and everything, when you saw the schedule, were you kind of looking forward to going home and everything like that?
Yeah, obviously I marked this one down, this one and Seattle, I was looking forward to going home, seeing some family if possible, but obviously that’s not a thing. But we are looking forward to going there and playing a good team and having that opportunity.

Brian Costello, New York Post: Is it tough on your parents Sam? We’ve seen them at the games through the years, we know they like coming to your games, is it tough for them not being there?
With FaceTime and everything now, I don’t think it’s that big of deal, I mean, they probably do. But no, I get to FaceTime and stuff before games, I see them enough. The Jets here do a great job with testing family if they want to come for Thanksgiving or Christmas, so I’ve been able to see them a little bit.

Mark Cannizzaro, New York Post: Sam, what are you hoping to get out of these last three, staying healthy of course being first, but just technically speaking, what are you looking for here?
Yeah, just being consistent, moving the ball up and down the field and scoring points.

Brian Costello, New York Post: Sam, what stands out about this Rams defense when you look at it?
You look at their front, their front is very disruptive, with their games, especially on third down, so we have to do a good job up there up front and then the back end, they have really good players there too and they do a good of disguising coverages and mixing it up that way. So, we got our work cut out for us, but we are excited for the opportunity.

Brian Costello, New York Post: Is (Aaron) Donald a guy that jumps out when you watch the film immediately?
Yeah. Aaron Donald is a good player, he definitely pops out on tape, especially it seems like whenever a play needs to be made, he is always there making it. So yeah, it will be fun playing against him.