Training camp marks the start to a great time of year.
We get real football news to talk about, practices look more and more like actual football, we get low-stakes preseason games to whet our appetite, and eventually the regular season starts. Unfortunately, not everyone can make it to the New York Giants training camp to watch the team get ready for the season.
Since we couldn’t bring all of you to training camp, we decided to bring the best of Giants camp to you, with the best plays, moments, and quotes from each day in practice.
We’ll start with Saquon Barkley and what it’s like to practice in front of a big crowd of fans.
(And yeah, you could say the rookie “gets it”)
And about practice? Well, Pat Shurmur doesn’t consider it ‘practice’:
Pat Shurmur often uses “train” in lieu of “practice” when he speaks of the football team. Subtle yet big difference.— Patricia Traina (@Patricia_Traina) July 27, 2018
Shurmur, in a poignant moment, talked about the late Tony Sparano. Shurmur and Sparano coached together in Minneapolis before Shurmur became the Giants’ head coach.
Unfortunately, today’s practice was forced inside due to the threat of thunderstorms:
With the show moved inside for the time being, let’s get to practice!
There was a scare early as Odell Beckham Jr got tangled with Kareem Martin, but OBJ appears to be fine.
Nothing wrong with Odell. Just beat landon Collins deep. Controlled ball with one hand then brought it in. #NYG— Big Blue View (@bigblueview) July 27, 2018
Eli connects with Odell on a deep sideline pass. So yeah he can still throw a deep ball folks.— Patricia Traina (@Patricia_Traina) July 27, 2018
Eli Manning wasn’t the only QB get work. Davis Webb came on strong in the first practice, and Friday he seems to be picking up where he left off.
Webb hits TE Adams up the seam. He was wide open.— Patricia Traina (@Patricia_Traina) July 27, 2018
Davis Webb is having a strong day so far, especially in team blitz period. #GiantsCamp— Emory Hunt (@FBallGameplan) July 27, 2018
Rookie Kyle Lauletta got some work as well.
And look, the skies have cleared and practice is back outside!
After the first practice, Ed named former Syracuse wideout Amba Etta-Tawo as a potential sleeper to watch, and he’s making plays.
Etta-Tawo witha gorgeous catch vs. Lewis-Harris. Etta-Tawo impressing early.— Patricia Traina (@Patricia_Traina) July 27, 2018
And the Giants end their second practice as some more angry clouds (and lightning) move back in.
And I’d like to finish by offering a special “Thank You!” to Emory Hunt of Football Gameplan for letting us use his tweets. Emory has been a friend of BBV, as well as Ed and Pat’s podcasts, and always offers great insights.