Good morning, New York Giants fans! Just a few headlines to start you week.
On his fifth team in six years, Patrick Omameh wants to become a long-term fixture on the Giants’ O-line – The Athletic
The former undrafted free agent went from a practice squad player as a rookie to a two-year starter with the Jaguars. Now the offseason signing wants to become a fixture with the Giants.
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Letting Jerry Reese linger
The New York Giants won the Super Bowl in Jerry Reese's first season as the team's general manager, and then they did it again four years later. That bought Reese a hell of a lot of rope. Too much rope, in fact.
Reese dropped the ball time and again in the seasons that followed that 2011 championship. He drafted just two Pro Bowlers (Beckham and Collins) in seven years, while first-rounders David Wilson, Justin Pugh, Eli Apple and Ereck Flowers have already either gone bust or are in the process of doing so.
He continually tried and failed to rebuild the offensive line and running game, didn't do enough to support quarterback Eli Manning, wasted money on Brandon Myers and Dwayne Harris when the team was taking a conservative approach in free agency (and then overcompensated by desperately overpaying Olivier Vernon and Janoris Jenkins when the first strategy didn't work), and let Martellus Bennett walk in his prime.
Oh, and he hired Ben McAdoo as head coach. Enough said. Reese should have been gone after a second consecutive losing season in 2014, but he lingered until this past season.
Giants rookie QB Kyle Lauletta: 'Nothing overwhelming to me' | Is he competing with Davis Webb? | NJ.com
Kyle Lauletta vs. Davis Webb? Or Kyle Lauletta and Davis Webb? How will Giants rookie QB find his niche behind Eli Manning?
Q: Why do you like blitzing so much?
A: I like dictating to, instead of getting dictated. I want to dictate what they have to do and how they have to attack us. … Those things that you like to do, we want to try to discourage those things and get you in a different type of a game. And No. 2, I want our players to play fast … so just let ’em go play the game like they did when they were kids growing up.