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WR Zay Jones


Josh (Allen) said it felt like you guys had a spark last year at the end of the year, and you spent a lot of time trying to find that spark. You never really found it this year. Is that how you would evaluate the last few weeks?

I'm not sure. I'd have to process that for a second. Just obviously, we didn't do enough this last game, and it's just disappointing. So that's just kind of where I'm at with it.

Did you think you caught the ball early?

I thought I did, I mean, they ruled it a catch. Obviously, I wasn't able to see the replay, I just thought when I hit the ground, it kind of spun out. 

Did they explain it?

Nobody explained anything to me. The call was the call, and you got to play the next play.

Did it just feel like you were right there all the time, but just couldn't, not always, not make the play, but in some critical moments.

Obviously, it's not the ending that we wanted, but we got to pull the positives from it. So, we try not to say 'almost.' We evaluate it and just try to keep moving forward and do the best that we can. But yes, my heart hurts. This sucks. Losing sucks.

What does this team need? Can you put it into words, or does it feel like it just was situational? You're obviously not the GM.

I'm not sure at the particular moment. All I can do is look at myself. How could I have been better? How could I have helped my team? And that's what I have to do. I don't know what we need. I believe that we have all the pieces in here. For some reason, it just didn't get put together. And that's what hurts the most, is I get to see people day-in and day-out in the weight room, in the training room, playing through injury, doing everything possible they can to help this team win. And sometimes you come up short. That's life. Sometimes you lose. You don't make excuses for it. You keep going, you keep building yourself back up, you have your teammates that pick yourself back up, you just keep fighting. So, that's what I'm going to do, and if I have the opportunity to be a part of this organization moving forward, that's all I'm going to keep doing.

How frustrating has this year been for you? Trying to get back and then get hurt, and then get back and just – it's been a tough one.

Injuries are not fun. They're difficult. It's a part of the game. Everybody battles with it though, it's not just me. Guys play hurt all the time and that's not an excuse, either. Trevor (Lawrence) plays hurt. Cam (Robinson), Josh (Allen), whoever it is, guys are banged up. Travis (Etienne Jr.) with ribs. Everyone's pushing through. And so that's the game that we play. And I'm proud to play this game. It's a hard sport. But at the end of the day, it's about who can get the job done. And it wasn't us this time.

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