Good morning, New York Giants fans! Today will be the first day of a new season for your Giants, and it will be a huge day. Let's take a look at some of what we should learn before the day is over.
-- We will learn whether or not Chris Snee will retire, as reports on Sunday indicated he might.
-- Running back David Wilson is scheduled for an exam on his surgically-repaired neck on Monday. The Giants have said they expect doctors to clear him for full participation.
-- We could also find out today which rehabbing players will begin training camp on the PUP list. Jon Beason (broken foot) is a given. Wide receiver Mario Manningham (knee), offensive tackle Will Beatty (leg) and offensive lineman John Jerry (knee) are among the possibilities.
Now, let's look at some of the other stories making headlines today.
NJ.com has a look at the offseason training methods of Giants' running back Rashad Jennings, who is a very unique personality. Jennings certainly sounds optimistic about his first opportunity to be a featured back:
"Luckily, I'm at a point where I'm going into 29 [years old] and in my prime," Jennings said. "My body is now being put in a position where it has caught up to my mental [side]."
The New York Daily News has a terrific look at the Manning Passing Academy.
ESPN The Magazine offers a riveting look at Hall of Famer and former Giants great Y.A. Tittle, who is suffering from the cruel clutches of dementia.
Newsday has a look at the process of implementing the Giants' new offense. Newsday's Bob Glauber adds to that with a nice piece on the learning curve of quarterback Eli Manning:
"Kevin Gilbride was my quarterbacks coach for a number of years, and then my offensive coordinator and we won two Super Bowls together," he said. "I have a great respect for him and a lot of my success I owe to him and his offensive philosophy and his mind-set. But that's the business, and he resigned and we hired a new coach and now I'm learning a new system and I'm all in for this system with Ben McAdoo. I think he's a bright mind with a great system and I'm interested in learning it. I have questions and we're getting on the same page with what plays I like and what things that I'm used to, and I'm excited about the opportunity that we have working together."