Observations from the Giants training camp on Friday.
Better safe than sorry
They called it the Blue-White brawl on Friday night at MetLife Stadium, but Giants teams one and two were not allowing a live fight. It was a good move in the first year of coach Brian Dboll. Sometimes duels can get overheated and players want to hit someone too much. Reducing the risk of injury was the way to go.
The first pass by Daniel Jones in the team period should be turned into an Adoree Jackson six. After that, Jones only got a little better because he had trouble locating open targets, was under too much pressure and had to hide them and run too often.
I caught my eyes
In the third and eighth defensive coordinator Wink Martindale had a drop in the reach of LB rookie Kayvon Thibodeaux after Jones passed to rookie Wan’Dale Robinson for 28 yards. Feel like this won’t be the norm this season.
Thibodeaux demonstrated an explosive blast throughout the summer, beating passes and scoring several relegation penalties – one against LT Andrew Thomas – in a brawl.
Rookie OL Marcus McKethan, North Carolina picked in the fifth round, fell during a pass blocked and had to be taken off the pitch.
It was a tough job for the new TE Ricky Seals-Jones, who missed his sixth consecutive training session.
WR David Sills V worked on the side, as did the newly acquired DB Nate Meadors. CB Rodarius Williams and WR Robert Foster were also not training. Adoree Jackson seemed to shrink during the long drive.