Good morning, New York Giants fans! The big news of the day is that the full 90-man roster reports for 2018 NFL training camp on Wednesday, with the first practice Thursday afternoon. With the anticipation growing, let’s check the headlines.
When the pair worked out together this summer, Los Angeles Rams’ running back Todd Gurley told Giants’ rookie Saquon Barkley that the NFL “is probably going to be a lot easier than college.” To elaborate, Gurley was referring to the “pound and ground on your body” because of the NFL schedule, which includes rules limiting padded practices and contact.
Art Stapleton of NorthJersey.com lists his five storylines to watch.
In The Athletic [subscription only], former Giants safety Antrel Rolle told Patricia Traina that Odell Beckham Jr. can become a a “dominant” leader:
“He can be one of the most dominant leaders the Giants have ever had, but he’s going to have to find a way to deliver to where his teammates aren’t going to look at him sideways, but rather respect him and embrace what he’s saying.”
What would that take?
“You have to always put the team before yourself, no matter what comes out of your mouth,” Rolle said. “I always told my corners, ‘I want you to eat first.’ So when I watched film, I was watching for my corners to find plays where they could maybe get an interception. If they listened to me, they’d get it.
“I didn’t care about my own statistics and my own accolades. I wanted my corners to eat because I knew after playing in this league as long as I did, if your corners are successful, your defense is successful. And I wanted my defense to be successful.”
Speaking of Beckham, Newsday has details about a complaint alleging drug use at Beckham’s house in LA.
One more on Beckham. Paul Schwartz of the New York Post details how both Beckham’s talent and energy are missed by the Giants when he isn’t there.
Lots of eyes will be on Davis Webb during training camp. The second-year quarterback told Steve Serby of the New York Post that he wants to “maximize every opportunity” he gets.
How will the Giants do this season? Pete Prisco of CBS Sports picked every 2018 game and came away with the Giants finishing a dismal 6-10.