Good morning, New York Giants fans! Let’s check your headlines the day after the Giants’ first OTA of 2018.
Pat Shurmur chose the right profession
The Giants coach got to throw out the first pitch at a New York Mets game over the weekend. It didn’t go well as he tossed an awkward wild pitch. He was in good humor about it on Monday.
“I was wasting a pitch. That’s what I was doing (laughs). Like some good pitchers might,” he said. “Fortunately I have another job. No, what you gain is an appreciation. You warm up and I was warming up in the back and things seemed like they were all right and I remembered back to when I played, but it’s a different perspective when you’re standing on the mound. It gives you a great appreciation. I’ve always had a great appreciation for baseball and the ability to hit a ball and certainly pitch a ball. But it was a fun day.”
Jonathan Stewart still learning
At 31 and in his 11th season, Jonathan Stewart could be looked at as a veteran mentor for Saquon Barkley, Wayne Gallman and the other young Giants running backs. He says, though, that they can all learn from each other.
“I think at some point, whether you’re a rookie, whether you’re an 11-year guy, there’s always time to learn, there’s always time to share advice and wisdom that’s gained through experience,” Stewart said on Monday. “There’s younger guys that might experience things different than I have, so there’s always room for me to learn, too.”
Patrick Omameh: “Easy” move to right guard
It looks like veteran guard Patrick Omameh will move from left guard, where he was in the voluntary veteran mini-camp, to right guard to accommodate second-round pick Will Hernandez. Omameh played that side in 2014 and 2015, and has no qualms about sliding over to that side now.
“the transition is honestly (easy) because I have some background playing on the right side. It’s not completely starting from scratch,” he said on Monday. “A few things that you need to get back that just comes with repetitions, but yeah, it’s just a situation where the more you can do for the team, whatever I’m able to do, I’ll jump out there and do it.”
Ereck Flowers and Giants get a dose of their new O-line leader
Practice was over and done with, but Ereck Flowers and Nate Solder did not come off the field.
Instead, the two offensive tackles walked to the side on a...
The Giants should pay Odell Beckham Jr. now
The message from the top has been received by Odell Beckham Jr., and the Giants' organizational decision to Win Now — to sign Nate Solder, to trade for Alec Ogletree, to pass on Sam Darnold, etcetera and draft Saquon Barkley — means you can take it to the bank that they will Pay Now.
Leonard: Odell Beckham Jr. deserves praise for remaining on best behavior, but Giants are testing the limits with star receiver - NY Daily News
Neither Tom Brady, Julio Jones nor Aaron Donald showed up to his respective NFL teams' first day of voluntary OTAs on Monday.
For seeing past PED suspension, Josh Mauro determined to repay Giants | 'All you have is your name' | NJ.com
Defensive end Josh Mauro is suspended for first 4 games of 2018, but he should be able to catch on quickly with Giants because of familiarity with defensive coordinator James Bettcher.
Odell Beckham's doing everything this spring for new contract - New York Giants Blog- ESPN
With other receivers from his draft class landing lucrative deals, the Giants star is out to prove he deserves a long-term contract.
Alec Ogletree wants to have a record-setting year with Giants
New Giants linebacker Alec Ogletree, acquired via a trade with the Rams, tackles some Q&A with Post columnist Steve Serby.
Q: What are your personal goals...