After five straight days of practice — three consecutive padded practices — to open training camp, the New York Giants got a day off on Tuesday. After a day to re-charge, the Giants were back outside for practice in soupy New Jersey.
As we did for the first week of practice, we want to bring the sights and sounds of Giants camp to everyone who can’t make it to the Meadowlands to watch in person.
To the practice field!
We heard about what Damon Harrison thought about his defensive linemates in pre-practice media availability (spoilers: Snacks is impressed). Well, here they are in action:
The NFL has issued new rules on all players lowering their heads. Here, we see the defensive backs training to tackle in the “strike zone.”
Good drill to force DBs to tackle low pic.twitter.com/i7fo1N6wfQ— Dan Duggan (@DDuggan21) August 1, 2018
On the offensive side of the ball, Kalif Raymond might be giving coaches some things to think about.
Two good catches this period by Khalif Raymond including one deep ball.— Patricia Traina (@Patricia_Traina) August 1, 2018
Special teams is getting work done before team periods as well.
Odell checking in with the official before special teams drill. pic.twitter.com/3Js41yYXhR— Paul Schwartz (@NYPost_Schwartz) August 1, 2018
Kickoff returners today:— Art Stapleton (@art_stapleton) August 1, 2018
Sterling Shepard #Giants
Odell Beckham Jr. just snuck in a kickoff return during practice. Looked natural. Was great at it at LSU. No worries. Returners aren’t allowed to be hit during special teams drills. #Giants— Jordan Raanan (@JordanRaanan) August 1, 2018
And now the team period. Evan Engram had a drop in 7-on-7 drills, but showed why he is dangerous once the full team was on the field.
The starting offensive line might be starting to string good plays together.
And as we’ve seen in previous days, just because the practice is over, that doesn’t mean that the practicing is done.