Q: How’s it coming along with the cornerback switch?
Taiwan Jones: It’s coming pretty good; I’ve been having fun. That’s what’s important and the guys welcomed me in, and I’m learning a lot from everybody. So, it’s been fun.
Q: It seems like you’re around the ball a lot. The transformation, it seems like in the past few days it’s been taking leaps and bounds. Is it like an epiphany on your part or something?
Jones: On defense, it’s all about reacting. That’s one thing I’m pretty good at, so it’s coming pretty easy, but I still have a lot of work to do though.
Q: You feeling like you did back like you did in high school because you played a lot of corner and you’re kind of feeling like you’re like, ‘Oh yeah, that’s right,’ after playing running back for so long?
Jones: Yeah, every day I’m learning something new. Some stuff I knew before and it’s like, ‘Oh okay, now I get it. Now I see what you’re talking about.’ So, actually being out there getting the reps, and being out there with the guys I’m learning something every day.
Q: How beneficial has it been to have the veterans such as
Jones: It’s been real beneficial for me. I’m blessed to have guys like that in front of me. Mike, he teaches me something new every day, and
Q: Making a position switch at the NFL level is no easy task, were you initially receptive to it when they first talked about it?
Jones: I’m still just happy to be on the roster. Whatever I can do to help the team and if I can help the team on defense then I’m willing to do it. I was kind of upset that I couldn’t show everybody what kind of running back I could be, but I think it’s a good thing as far as my career.
Q: Miss running back at all?
Jones: I’m having fun at defense. I can’t even lie to you, I haven’t thought about it too much but I’m having fun.
Q: You enjoy giving the hits instead of taking them?
Jones: Yeah, definitely.
Q: You mentioned when you came out of high school, when you came out of college that they might actually be looking at you at cornerback and you were a little shocked they were more interested in you as a running back.
Jones: A lot of my college coaches thought that once I made it to the NFL that I’d be converted to a corner, so that’s kind of my mind set and what I thought also. So when I got drafted as a running back, it came to me as somewhat of a surprise.
Q: What is the thing you’re the best at and what is the thing you’ve got to work the most at cornerback?
Jones: One of the best things is reacting. Just my natural movements out there. But I do have to work on using my leverage to my advantage and getting my eyes in the right places.