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New York Giants News, 8/5: Davis Webb Makes Most Of Opportunity

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Davis Webb doesn’t get many reps during New York Giants’ practices — sometimes, in fact, none at all. That, however, doesn’t mean the rookie quarterback is not putting in long, hard days.

“Until 9:30 at night, you’re in football mode. There’s a ton of learning, there’s a ton of growing. I’m in quarterback school every day, so I’m really trying to perfect my technique, my craft, and my ability to understand this offense at an efficient and quick pace,” Webb said on Friday. “So, I’ve gotten better every day. That’s our team’s goal – to get one percent better every day and I feel like I’ve done that so far.”

The third-round pick gets few, if any, reps during the Giants’ regular 7-on-7 and 11-on-11 work. Those are going to starter Eli Manning, and to Josh Johnson and Geno Smith as they compete for the No. 2 job. Webb gets most of his reps on days the Giants run their 7-on-7 “opportunity” session, which is mostly for young players.

“Opportunity 7-on-7 is a great chance for me to maximize my reps. I do a lot of mental reps throughout practice mostly. Right now we’ve got four quarterbacks, everybody’s getting evaluated on everything we do,” Webb said. “So, opportunity 7-on-7 is really just for me to get reps, steal some reps, and really take advantage of my footwork, things I’ve been learning throughout the day watching Eli go through his reps, Josh and Geno. Just kind of put it all together and get about seven or eight plays in. You try to get mental reps through the eyes of others, then it’s your job to kind of get your reps through your eyes. So that’s kind of what I do, and opportunity 7-on-7 has been really helpful for me and I love that period.”

McAdoo praises B.J. Goodson

The insertion of second-year player B.J. Goodson at middle linebacker is a big change for a veteran Giants’ defense. Coach Ben McAdoo likes what he sees so far:

“Every time you see him move, he moves around like a MIKE linebacker,” McAdoo said. “We’re excited to see what he can do for us.”

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