"I like having that pressure and we have had a couple of wins and let's make it a third".
Scotland's scrum has been an Achilles heel throughout the Six Nations and is sure to be targeted by England, although Haskell questions just how much front rows really do.
Jones hinted that should Farrell be forced out of the game through injury then Ben Te'o would be ready to come in and start at inside centre, forming a new partnership with Jonathan Joseph.
Eddie Jones has done his best to laugh it off, suggesting his vice-captain hurt himself after running into his dog, but his curt responses to reporters when quizzed about the incident gave us a glimpse of some nerves starting to build. There are always going to be weaknesses in somebody's game and you could say that defence is one of mine, but I work incredibly hard on that and will continue to do that in my career.
Twelve times Jones used the word worry; on all but one occasion it was referring to how England are forever introspective rather than being concerned about what Scotland are doing.
So when was the last time Scotland actually beat England?
Wing Jack Nowell is also back in the starting line-up after his two tries in the win against Italy and has crossed in England's last two meetings with Scotland - he is 8/1 to score the first try on Saturday. We want to go down there and not have to defend the whole game.
England on Tuesday appeared to reveal their team selection against Scotland when the written contents of a whiteboard positioned at the side of their training pitch was captured by a photographer.
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Eddie Jones has a name for his bench - he calls them the finishers and they certainly have plenty of firepower to call upon.
Their training in Oxford last week was praised, swatting aside concerns they may be a little undercooked after Italy's ruckless tactics in round three.
England have battled with that aspect of their game but they have a strong advantage in the forwards and should be looking to dominate the set-piece and use their massive forwards to carry it up for them.
Mike Brown is the leading metre maker after three rounds of the 2017 Six Nations, accumulating 266 metres from 34 carries, an average of 7.8 metres per carry.
The No.8, the only female pro player in the country, set-up one of the tries in the historic win over Wales almost two weeks ago with a great offload.
Jonny Gray tops the charts for tackles in this tournament so far (52) whilst his team mate Alex Dunbar tops the rankings for turnovers won (7).
Not many will be laughing as the injury to England's goal-kicker, poses a potential blow to a side vying for a world record 18th consecutive win, a record that would be shared with the All Blacks.