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Alec Ogletree says he is “a guy that’s going to play [the] full 60 minutes”

Takeaways from Ogletree’s time with the media on Tuesday at mandatory mini-camp

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The New York Giants had their first day of mandatory minicamp on Tuesday and a ton of Big Blue players talked with the media following practice. Among those who spoke with the media was new-addition Alec Ogletree. Lets take a look at some of the takeaways from his time with the media.

How the defense is picking up the new system...

“It’s been going good,” Ogletree said. “Like you said, over time you work on it and the more reps you get, the better you get at something and it’s been good so far.”

On if the new personnel in front of him gives him more confidence...

“You have to adjust, playing with different guys,” Ogletree said. “I feel like I’ve tried to take my time and just learn each guy and how they play, so I can adjust my game to theirs and do the same. So, it’s a work in progress for sure, but I feel like we’re on the right track, for sure.”

On whether defensive coordinator James Bettcher is tougher on linebackers because of his past as a linebacker coach...

“I mean, yeah, he’s definitely a linebackers coach, for sure,” Ogletree said. “That’s what he started as. So, for us, he definitely puts it on us to lead the group, and we put it on ourselves as well to be that leader and be that dominant voice out there and get everybody ready and set to run the plays. We definitely take that responsibility.”

On his leadership role on this defense...

“I guess it’s been said I’ve been the quarterback of the defense, I guess,” Ogletree said. “But at my position, it comes with some sense of leadership, where you’ve got to get guys lined up and stuff. But for me, I try to lead by example, and doing the right thing before I say something. Just so you can see it instead of just listening to what I’m saying. If I’m speaking the right thing, I’ve got to be doing the right thing.”

On what fans can expect from him...

“Just a guy that’s going to play full 60 minutes,” Ogletree said. “A hard worker, hopefully a leader on this team and a guy that’s just going to fight to win each and every down and fight all the way to the end, no matter what the score is.”