Chandler Jones Interview
Sr. / San Jose State / WR

Updated - 1-25-14

By: Alex Khvatov


Alex Khvatov:  Describe your second day of practice at the Shrine Game.
Chandler Jones:  I did pretty good.  It rained last night.  We were working with a different surface today.  We worked on getting in and out of our breaks.  We had a couple of guys that were slipping and falling.  For the most part, we tried to emphasize route running.  I thought that our group of wide receivers made some big plays.     
Alex Khvatov:  Which player stood out in Tuesday’s practice?
Chandler Jones:  One of the guys was CB Shaq (Richardson) from Arizona.  He is a pretty big guy.  He does a good job staying low in his backpedal.  He comes out of his breaks quickly.  Another guy (Bene Benwikere) is a corner that I went to school with.  He is a little bigger.  He is rangy with good ball skills.  He is a pretty tough guy to go up against.  I have gone up against a lot of times in practice. 
Alex Khvatov:  What are your strengths?
Chandler Jones:  I am pretty good once I get the ball in my hands.  I am pretty good at running routes.  I have a good grasp of the offensive system. 
Alex Khvatov:  What was the biggest reason behind your breakout senior season?
Chandler Jones:  Working hard.  I had a big offseason.  Our QB David Fales and I worked during the summer.  I had a big year in the weight room.  I improved my squat by a lot.  With the new staff coming in, I learned the offensive system very quickly.  I got comfortable with it. 
Alex Khvatov:  What are you trying to improve upon this week?
Chandler Jones:  I am trying to prove myself against corners from bigger schools.  I want to show that I can make plays.  I also wanted to pick up on this offense quickly.  I have been trying to grasp as quickly as possible.  It is the key.
Alex Khvatov:  What is the highlight of your career?   
Chandler Jones:  Two things stand out.  We went to a bowl game my junior year.  We went 11-2.  For our senior night, we played against Fresno State this year.  We won a shootout.  We won 62-50.  They were ranked and unbeaten at the time.  That was a big one.  We got our sixth win and became bowl eligible.  We didn’t go to a bowl game, but it was still good to get that last win. 
Alex Khvatov:  Finish the sentence, Chandler Jones is….
Chandler Jones:  I watch a lot of film.  I will always work hard to try to get better.  I will keep making plays.    


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