Good morning, New York Giants fans! Here are your Weatherford Wednesday morning headlines.
Schwartz: Giants 'have the talent' to win Super Bowl 50
The Giants' offensive lineman sat down for a video chat with Bleacher Report. Listen to it below. Also, there is still time to send questions for Schwartz to firstname.lastname@example.org. If you have one, please do.
Rashad Jennings: Offense will be 'dominant'
Running back Rashad Jennings tossed out the first pitch at a New York Mets Spring Training game Tuesday night. Jennings also spoke optimistically about the Giants' offense in 2015:
"I think we're going to have a dominant offense," Jennings said. "Eli (Manning) is really comfortable in the offense now -- being able to control a lot from the line of scrimmage."
Jennings also lauded the acquisition of running back Shane Vereen, saying "it's going to be big" and that "playing time is irrelevant." He also told reporters that he and fellow running back Andre Williams have been training together.
Jaguars' coach praises J.T. Thomas
When the Giants signed former Jacksonville Jaguars linebacker J.T. Thomas to a three-year, $10 million contract ($4.5 million guaranteed, the move was a head-scratcher for some. Jacksonville coach Gus Bradley praised Thomas on Wednesday while speaking with reporters at the NFL owners' meetings.
"I really like J.T. Thomas," said Bradley, a head coach with a strong defensive background. "Really, the good thing about J.T. is flexibility. He played at all three positions for us. He can go in at all three positions at any time and play extremely fast, as far as knowing what he's supposed to do.
"He took really good command of the defense. When [Paul Posluszny] got hurt for us, we were scrambling a little bit. When J.T. came in he settled things down. It's very important to him. I can't say enough good things about J.T."
Still, Bradley said he understood Thomas' decision to leave the Jaguars because he would most likely have been in a reserve role had to stayed in Jacksonville.
NFL approves medical timeout
The NFL Tuesday approved the use of a medical timeout if the league's medical observers notice a player they believe to be injured or concussed.
"We do not expect this to be a rule that gets used a lot," said Rich McKay, president of the Atlanta Falcons. "We expect it to be a fail-safe when people just don't see this player and the distress the player may have had, the spotter does and stops the game."
This is a great move by the NFL. On-field officials can't spot everything, and we all know players in distress are still more likely to try to play than to seek medical attention. Let's see how well, and how often, it is implemented.