Good morning, New York Giants fans! I hope everyone had a Merry Christmas. Here is your Giants Morning Report for this final Friday of the 2014 NFL season.
Eagles' Kelly Lauds Odell Beckham
Odell Beckham has been the best of an incredible rookie wide receiver class. That is no surprise to Philadelphia coach Chip Kelly.
"In my opinion, I thought he was the best in the draft, I think he is showing people that," Kelly said this week.
McClain: Giants have learned trust
Veteran linebacker Jameel Mcclain says that trust is the biggest reason for improved defensive play by the Giants in recent weeks.
"I think we changed drastically. I think we have learned to trust each other better than we had in the beginning of the season," McClain said. "I think we understand the idea of fundamentals and understanding the idea of the scheme, and with that, we become a different team than what you have seen before."
Rashad Jennings Wins Good Guy Award
Running back Rashad Jennings has been named the winner of the 14th annual George Young Good Guy Award, as voted on by the Giants' chapter of the Professional Football Writers of America.
The award, named for the late general manager of the Giants, is given annually to honor a Giants player for his consistent and outstanding cooperation with the writers who cover the team on a daily basis.
Previous winners of the award were:
2013 - CB Terrell Thomas
2012 - S Antrel Rolle
2011 - WR Victor Cruz
2010 -- DT Barry Cofield
2009 -- DE Mathias Kiwanuka
2008 -- QB Eli Manning
2007 -- DE Justin Tuck
2006 - WR Plaxico Burress
2005 -- RB Tiki Barber
2004 -- QB Kurt Warner
2003 -- WR Ike Hilliard
2002 -- QB Kerry Collins
2001 -- OL Lomas Brown