Good morning, New York Giants fans! Here are your Wednesday morning headlines.
Giants' Josh Brown 'excited' by new PAT rule
Rather than complain about the NFL making his job harder by changing the extra-point rule, Giants' placekicker Josh Brown told Giants.com he is "excited" by the longer extra point because it adds value to being a consistent, quality kicker.
"It's a play that you won't turn the TV off for anymore. Every point matters in this game and now with the longer extra point, there's added difficulty to it. It's not a gimme. There are levels of excitement that are going to make the game more appealing when scores are very, very tight," Brown said.
""We're talking 33 yards. Lots of things can happen. Guys push PATs all the time that barely go inside the uprights. This is a field goal. It isn't a PAT anymore. There's a lot more value on it just the point that is at stake. And late in the season, weather's really going to come into play. Frame of mind, consistency - coaches are going to have to make decisions based on the health of the kicker, how's he been kicking, where's his head? Maybe he missed on earlier in the game that was shorter than 33. All of these things are going to come into play. It really raises the bar for field goal kickers and their mental state."
Ex-Giant WR Stephen Baker lauds current receivers
Former Giants wide receiver Stephen Baker thinks the current Giants receiving corps can be dominant if Odell Beckham, Victor Cruz and Rueben Randle can remain healthy.
"I think [the Giants offense] will be a matchup nightmare, and I love the diversity of the receivers," Baker said before the New York Yankees Charity Golf Tournament at the Forsgate Country Club in Monroe Township. "You've got little Cruz, who can shake and bake in the middle, then you've got Beckham on the outside, who's just explosive, and then you have Randle, I consider him a smooth receiver, when he catches a pass, he just looks smooth. I like him as a third down possession-type guy."
Rang: Owa best fit among Giants' draft picks
Rob Rang of CBS Sports thinks defensive end Owamagbe Odighizuwa is the best fit for what the Giants do among the six players the team drafted. He said Odighizuwa was a first-round value the team landed in the third round.
Don't be surprised when Odighizuwa also ultimately ends up outplaying his draft slot, teaming with Pierre-Paul and rising defensive tackle Johnathan Hankins to give New York one of the younger and more formidable defensive lines in the NFC.
Geoff Schwartz talks about Ereck Flowers
Giants offensive lineman Geoff Schwartz is a big man at 6-foot-6, 340 pounds. So, when Schwartz's first impression of first-round pick Ereck Flowers includes how big and strong Flowers is, it's worth noting.
"Ereck Flowers is a big dude, he is strong," said Schwartz, to Armen and Levack, on 104.5 The Team. "We lifted together [this week]. He is a strong guy that I look forward to seeing.
"He is a quiet guy. I get it, I remember being a rookie, it is tough. I was a 7th round pick but he was the 9th pick overall. It is nice to have those guys in and start working with them and try to get them acclimated to the group. I’m looking forward to seeing them in camp with the pads on."
PFT All-Unemployed Team
Pro Football Talk keeps a running list of the best unemployed players at each postiion. There are quite a few former Giants on the list. Are there any players on the list you would like to see the Giants bring in?