Good morning, New York Giants fans! Let's get your first day in July started with a little bit later than usual look at the headlines. You know, even Big Blue View keeps summer hours once in a while.
Bromley: 'I wasn't good enough' last year
You have to love the attitude of second-year defensive tackle Jay Bromley. Good friend Pat Traina asked Bromley recently about his lack of playing time as a rookie. Rather than whine, Bromley owned it:
"Last year, plan and simple, I guess I wasn't good enough."
Bromley told Traina he is aiming to make 2015 a different story:
"I want Jay Bromley to be night and day better than what Jay Bromley was this time last year. I want the New York Giants organization and its fans to see a much better player who is putting in the work and who is doing everything he can to be the best player that he can be."
This is what happens when you don't make the playoffs for three straight seasons.
Clemson offensive tackle Isaiah Battle is the biggest name among the four players who have declared. Here is what one scout had to say about Battle:
"He's got good range, moves well for a big man,'' an AFC scout said. "He just needs to get stronger, both in the upper body and lower body. You watch his games last year and he was a lot better at the end of the season than he was at the beginning. There's some upside there.
"Now, if you're looking for a guy to come in and start right away, I don't know that. But if you're OK with him for a year, maybe two, you might have something really good.''
Ex-Eagle wide receiver DeSean Jackson has no love for his former employer. Check out this string of remarks during a reality show he is apparently part of:
"I call myself a Cowboy killer, and a Giant killer. Now I'm an Eagles killer."
"When I was released by the Eagles, I felt they tried to paint a picture that definitely wasn't true. It was a slap in the face coming off one of my best seasons in the NFL."
"It's like the Eagles tried to blow me up. That's cold."
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