Good morning New York Giants fans! Here are some headlines for this Tuesday morning.
Several Giants appear on commercials
Eli Manning is no stranger to hilarious Direct TV commercials and this year, we get one more. This commercial marks the debut of "Bad Comedian Eli Manning."
Eli Manning wasn't the only Giant to appear on a commercial as superstar wide receivers Odell Beckham Jr., and Victor Cruz show up to promote fantasy football for the official NFL website.
DaMontre Moore: "I'm a reliable player"
Defensive end DaMontre Moore appeared on Sirius FX radio and talked about his role for the upcoming season. For him, it comes down to proving to the coaches that he's a reliable and consistent player.
Q: What would you say were your biggest improvements that you made in 2014 that you're going to help as you build your foundation for 2015?
A: I'm about to say, the biggest thing is just having more consistency. Just you know, proving to the coaches that they can trust in me and that you know, I'm a reliable player or a reliable teammate. You know, I think that was my biggest thing and the biggest thing that I improved on that you know that I just got to continue to keep doing.
Moore also provides his thoughts on Jason Pierre-Paul and believes that "a nine fingered JPP is still as dominant as a 10 finger, 11 finger JPP."
What to watch for in Training Camp
At the close of this month, the Giants will field practices at the Quest Diagnostics Training Center in which will be pivotal in building the 2015 roster. A number of Giants' analysts and writers mark down their thoughts of what to look for this year. The official Giants website offers five questions on the offense during this training camp. One of these questions is shared by Ralph Vacchiano as he ponders on the development of Ereck Flowers.
Flaherty has given Flowers a lot to do, even more since Beatty’s injury, and the coach will surely give him even more during the next six weeks as he tries to get his project ready for opening night in Dallas. Flowers is saying all the right things, including, "I’m up for the challenge." And he knows how important it is that he’s right. "I really feel I’ve got a high ceiling," he said. "I’m trying to reach it."
On the defensive side of the ball, New York Post writer Paul Schwartz wonders if Landon Collins is ready to be a leader.
The coaching staff needs Collins to be a starter sooner rather than later — like for the very first game — and thus he does not have much time to shed the typical first-year growing pains and take command of the back end of the defense. Collins, a second-round draft pick from Alabama whom the Giants traded up for to select with the 33rd overall pick, must be the ringleader of a fuzzy-cheeked group of inexperienced safeties.
Around the league
Offensive lineman Jonathan Martin will retire due to back injuries.