Good morning, New York Giants fans! Here are a few headlines to help you get your weekend started.
There is a ton on interest in the progress, or lack thereof, of second-year quarterback Ryan Nassib. He struggled on Thursday in an OTA witnessed by the media, throwing three interceptions. Paul Schwartz of the New York Post pulled no punches in his assessment of what he has seen from Nassib so far this spring:
Never mind the Giants’ No. 2 quarterback job.
Ryan Nassib appears to be struggling so much in offseason workouts that the Syracuse product might need a terrific training camp and preseason just to keep his roster spot.
Nassib had another bumpy organized team activity on Thursday, throwing multiple interceptions — including a pick-six — in 11-on-11 drills and generally looking lost in new offensive coordinator Ben McAdoo’s scheme.
The Giants hold mandatory mini-camp Tuesday-Thursday next week, and I will keep a close eye on Nassib.
You might not remember all eight of the interceptions Stevie Brown made in 2012, but he does. Brown described each interception in detail for Dan Graziano of ESPN.
Comcast SportsNet Washington chose a Giants cornerback for its All-NFC East Team, but not the one you would assume. CSN chose Prince Amukamara instead of the guy the Giants have anointed their No. 1 corner, Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie. CSN also chose Brandon Boykin of the Philadelphia Eagles over the Giants' Walter Thurmond in the slot.
Former Giant Marvin Austin is still trying to jump start his stalled career, and is apparently looking good in shorts and a t-shirt for the Denver Broncos.
Former Giants tight ends coach Mike Pope is now with the Dallas Cowboys. The veteran tight ends, long thought of as one of the best in the business, has a pet project this spring in young Dallas tight end Gavin Escobar.