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Quinn: Timing Of Nugent Signing “Perfect”
Since the Giants signed veteran placekicker Mike Nugent to compete with unproven Aldrick Rosas there has been little to separate the two kickers in terms of performance. Nugent joined the Giants Aug. 1.
“The timing was perfect with it,” Quinn said. “We got to get good, solid work with Aldrick, get him kind of exactly where we wanted to and then you bring a guy in to compete. It’s good to have a second leg in camp. Today, we did kickoff, kickoff return and field goals, so there were a lot of kicks there. If you have one guy, then you probably have to put a machine in there. So, it’s been good.”
“Aw Shucks” Eli? Not Always
When a mistake is made on offense that leads to a bad play quarterback Eli Manning will always fall on his sword in front of the media, accepting the blame. Offensive coordinator Mike Sullivan said Friday, though, that Manning is not afraid to correct his teammates. And not always gently.
“He’s someone that we all know is steady, very even keeled, he doesn’t get rattled. If you want to see the “aw shucks” go away faster than Odell Beckham on a slant inside to the end zone is have someone bust a route or someone not do what they are supposed to do,” Sullivan said. “In certain instances, given his history and relationship with a player, it might be “hey, you need to do a better job with this.” Or it might be a little more of the personality of his older brother in terms of getting in a guy’s face. He is definitely a competitor and I have even said this when I was a receiver coach, the feedback that he gives to the perimeter players.
“The coaches can talk about why it’s important to take this angle or take these steps, but when you have the guy who has the ball who is coaching you up, and if you want the ball -- and they all want the ball -- they are going to do it the way he wants it so that is a great factor.”
JPP praises DT Jay Bromley
Jay Bromley’s first three seasons with the Giants have not been what he or the Giants hoped for. Bromley knows it, and with a starting job within his grasp has been impressive so far this summer.
“He’s made a tremendous jump. The way he gets off the ball, the way he uses his power. The way he’s reading the blocks, he’s not just running up the field,” defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul said on Friday. “Jay is a totally different player from four years ago. I think he’s ready. I think this is going to be his come-out year.”
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