East Rutherford, NJ – The New York Giants finished their second training camp Thursday morning, another sweltering day at the Quest Dynostics Training Center training center.
Let’s move on to some quick points.
Mixed bag for Golladay, Slayton
Thursday was an up and down day for veteran wide receivers Kenny Goladay and Darius Slayton.
During an 11v11 drill, Golladay dropped a perfectly positioned pass from Daniel Jones between defensive backs Julian Love and Darnay Holmes. From across the field, it was uncertain whether Lowe had pulled the ball. Had Golladay caught it, the play would have been a nearly 25-yard gain and put the ball near the goal line. Guldai also dropped a touchdown pass on Wednesday.
Golladay came up with a couple of cute shots later on in practice, including one where he ended up lying on the floor.
Slayton grabbed a touchdown jump during a 1v1 drill and got a short touch pass from Daniel Jones during the team’s tenure. Despite this, Slayton dropped an easy touchdown pass through 1-on-1 and a wide open pass from Tyrod Taylor that would have made a massive gain.
It might be worth noting that Ritchie James and CJ Board got significant casts due to the first team attack. James, who signed as a free agent from the San Francisco 49ers, continues to impress. Whether he’s working with the team’s first or second attack, the ball seems to have found him.
Who calls the plays?
Head coach Brian Dabol said Thursday that offensive coordinator Mike Kafka, who has called for play all spring, will continue to do so during training camp.
Daboll, the offensive coordinator at Buffalo before becoming coach of the Giants, did not commit to allowing Kafka to call up plays during the regular season.
“Mike did a really good job in the spring, dealing with scripts. And again, we talk daily about plays and stuff to install. But he was on headphone with Daniel (Jones). And he would do it through camp,” Daboll said. We come close, we’ll sit down and discuss it. But I was really happy with Mike. Not only his communication with the midfielder, but how he dealt with the offensive apparatus, how he dealt with the players. He really has a good attitude about himself. Once you cross that bridge, of which we still have a little to go over, you guys will know.”
Lots of ado about the movement
I pointed out on Wednesday that this was a different offense for the Giants, full of action and a variety of line-ups. When asked about every non-giant move like the pre-snap move, Daboll joked, “We’re consistent.” He later looked at Thursday’s deck of cards, counted more than two dozen plays that included a pre-snap move, and realized that “persistence” was no way to describe the offense.
Do all the different movements and alignments make learning more difficult for players.
“What we’re trying to do is whatever we need to do to help our guys and create conflicts and issues with the defense,” Daboll said. “You know more? Surely because there are calls added to it. You start on one side and you have to be on the other. You have to start from the back and be here. You know, there is a little bit of thinking that goes with it.”
“Again, we’re back to identity. Intelligence is the first thing we’re looking for. And we definitely put a lot on these guys. One, because I think they can handle it, and if they can’t, we’ll tighten it up again and make sure we’re doing the things that they can do.” “.
The defensive line, Leonard Williams, acknowledged the pressure exerted by the movement on the defences.
“I’m a defensive line player, so I get checks most of the time from midfielders and things like that. But I can just hear the safety and the fullback and the second-contact level, and it’s constantly changing. I can tell the movements and things like that happen during Having my hands in the dirt because I hear these guys communicating in the back end.” “It causes a little bit of confusion, and it’s also good for us – as a defense – to learn our connections and things to check as well. Like I said, abuse does a good job in addition to creating that diversity.”
Saquon Barkley reflects on his career ahead of Year Five:
“Everything happens for a reason. The ordeal, the injuries that have come my way…God has a bigger plan and all of them will work.” pic.twitter.com/caJTKNbsEM
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I will be Barkley on development as a player
Saquon Barkley said Thursday that as he enters his fifth year in the league he wants to “develop my game” and “become a better player overall.”
Barkley is used more creatively as a receiver, whether from the backcourt, the hole or wide, than he was in his first four seasons.
“I think this crime gives me an opportunity to do that,” Barclay said. “I just want to be a versatile player and do everything I can to help the team win.”
Barkley’s goal in 2022?
“I just want to show the giants,” he said, “that the man who forged them is still here.”
Quote from today
– Daboll in celebration with Kadarius Toney as Toney achieved his amazing catch on Wednesday.
- Offensive tackle DeVere considers Hamilton a long shot to get to the list. Thursday, when the exuberant seemed to be constantly running around him, it wouldn’t help. Elerson Smith has been victimized several times. The free agent edge is also undesigned Tomon Fox.
- If Gary Brightwell receives any offensive shots, they come when I’m not looking. I see a lot of former Buffalo Bill Antonio Williams and non-designer free agent Jason Corbin, but I don’t remember seeing Brightwell at all.
- The client’s unpolished free end, Jeremiah Hall had an amazing one-handed hold over linebacker Micah McFadden during solo drills. Another unpolished narrow end, Austin Allen, also had a dive catch during 1-on-1s.
- It was really fun watching the teams’ special periods. The Giants work the stations, and most of the drills seem designed to work on both the offensive and defensive sides of the play.
- Darnay Holmes dives into a ball intended for Austin Bruhl during the 1-on-1s.
- The deepest pass hit to date came in camp on Thursday when Tyrod Taylor hit Colin Johnson down the left sideline. Johnson was behind the corner back Michael Jacquet.
- Tony dropped a pass through the middle with pressure on him from linebacker Blake Martinez.