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Daniel Jones focused on finding consistency after…

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Daniel Jones has been the New York Giants quarterback for a month already. He’s gone from Danny Dimes after his exciting debut in Tampa Bay to just another rookie quarterback with a lot to learn after the New England Patriots picked him off three times on national television.

The Giants are 2-2 with Jones under center and his stat line is lukewarm, completing 60.7% of his passes for 921 yards with five touchdowns, six interceptions and three lost fumbles.

“Yeah, I think it’s been, looking back on the month, kind of up and down. I’ve been inconsistent overall,” Jones told reporters on Wednesday. “I’ve been good and been bad. I think there are certainly a lot of things to learn.

“When you look at the scheme or some of the decisions, some of my habits or bad habits, I think there are a lot of things to learn. So, I’ll kind of separate those problems, (and) those individual issues and try to improve. But also, just getting more comfortable and getting more accustomed to what we are doing. I think I’ll continue to learn and grow, but I’ve certainly had the opportunity to learn a lot this month.”

Jones has been careless with the football at times, which is not uncommon for a rookie quarterback. He is taking steps to rectify his ball security issue.

“I think in the pocket, making sure I’m keeping two hands on the ball. When I’m running, securing the ball. I think that’s part of it. Just making good decisions. I think being aggressive when the opportunity is there, and not when it’s smart not to be aggressive. Just kind of managing that, understanding those situations, and learning from them,” he said.

Head coach Pat Shurmur was asked about Jones trying to force plays that aren’t there rather than throwing the football away and live to play another day.

“You have to be a good decision-maker early, in the middle and late in downs,” said Shurmur. “Young players that are hyper competitive like he is, they try to make a play all the way throughout. But as you go through this as a quarterback, there are times when it’s important you use your legs and unfortunately throw the ball away. They get used to that as they go. Just like he’s getting used to every single thing.

“I talked to him last week, I said it’s kind of an interesting month he had. He went through a lot in the first month, learned a lot and did a lot of really good things. We’re looking forward to him continuing to improve in all facets of playing quarterback.”

This week, Jones will face Arizona who gets their All-Pro corner, Patrick Peterson, back and have two top pass rushers in Chandler Jones and Terrell Suggs.

Shurmur chimed in on how the return of star running back Saquon Barkley and the increasing cohesion along the offensive line will go a long way to helping Jones.

“If a quarterback is going to pick two friends, one is an offensive line and then the other is a running back. The ability to be protected so they can make throws, and then a runner that you can hand the ball to and gain yards. Obviously, Saquon being back, if in fact he is, would be a big boost, not only for the quarterback, but for our whole team,” he said.

Daniel Jones focused on finding consistency after 'good and bad' first month

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