Good morning, New York Giants fans! Here are some of your headlines for this Sunday morning, the third day of training camp for the Giants.
"Be where your feet are"
Talk to players during the first couple of days of training camp and invariably the phrase "be where your feet are" is eventually uttered. Head coach Tom Coughlin is famous for his themes and his sayings. This year he has players wearing t-shirts that read "Embrace the Grind." So, what the heck is this "be where your feet are" stuff the players are constantly talking about?
"Mindfulness. Mindfulness. If you're going to be in the gym, be in the gym. Be where your feet are. Stay in the moment. Take care of one moment at a time. While you're here, you deal with your football, deal with your job. It's all the same type of theme," Coughlin said.
"We studied it this offseason as a staff. We've always had lots of statements about things of that nature. It's just been reinforced more heavily, to the point where the guys are repeating it.
So, there you have it. It's actually good advice when you think about it.
Prince playfully threatens to pop Odell Beckham
During Friday's first training camp practice Odell Beckham made a catch, then zig-zagged upfield for a play that drew oohs and aahs from the crowd. Question is, how far would Beckham have actually gone if Giants' defenders had been allowed to tackle him rather than just touch him and let him run?
"It's funny you brought that up because we've been arguing about that since this morning," cornerback Prince Amukamara said on Saturday. "He [Beckham] keeps saying that I wasn't a factor and that he was more worried about DRC. It was on film and I think I would have got him because he did cut back. He just said like you touched me and we're not playing two-hand touch or whatever. I told him, alright, next time I'm going to give it to you. Let me clarify that: I'm going to hit you."
But, umm, wouldn't Prince wind up with a lighter wallet for taking a shot at Beckham -- or any offensive player -- during practice?
"Exactly right. I'd make it seem circumstantial or something, I don't know," Amukamara said conspiratorially.
DRC compliments James Jones
New Giants' wide receiver James Jones has a fan in cornerback Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie, who has lined up against him a number of times over the course of their careers.
"Good veteran receiver with a lot smarts and savvy in his routes, so definitely a good fit," Rodgers-Cromartie said of Jones. "Looking at our receiving corps, it's guys I tend to know. When you get a guy like (Jones), old and savvy, he can teach you a lot about the game. It's always good to get a veteran like that to come in and just learn from him."
More Giants headlines
Victor Cruz did a lot of hard, lonely work to come back from his torn patellar tendon. Ralph Vacchiano of the Daily News talked with Sean Donnellan, the trainer Cruz did much of that work with. Donnellan said he thinks Cruz is "going to be exactly the same, if not better."
Gary Myers of the Daily News looks at Jason Pierre-Paul of the Giants and Sheldon Richardson of the New York Jets. Myers writes that the pair "have an insurmountable lead for New York's Dumbest Athletes of 2015."
The experience for fans attending training camp in New Jersey isn't even close to as nice as the experience fans had when the Giants were training in Albany. The organization is doing what it can to close that gap.