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Daniel Jones first month

As of today, Daniel Jones has been the Giants’ starting quarterback for exactly one month. There have been two exhilarating victories, two humbling defeats and plenty of lessons for a rookie quarterback four games into his career.

“I talked to him last week, I said it’s kind of an interesting month he had,” head coach Pat Shurmur said. “He went through a lot in the first month, learned a lot and did a lot of really good things. We’re looking forward to him continuing to improve in all facets of playing quarterback.”

Jones called the month “up and down.”

“I think it’s been, looking back on the month, kind of up and down,” Jones said. “I’ve been inconsistent overall. I’ve been good and been bad. I think there are certainly a lot of things to learn. When you look at the scheme or some of the decisions, some of my habits or bad habits, I think there are a lot of things to learn. So, I’ll kind of separate those problems, (and) those individual issues and try to improve. But also, just getting more comfortable and getting more accustomed to what we are doing. I think I’ll continue to learn and grow, but I’ve certainly had the opportunity to learn a lot this month.”

“College feel” to Arizona offense

That is how Giants’ linebacker Alec Ogletree described it.

“it’s kind of more of a college feel to it where guys are on the ball and they’ve got the spread on, they make you defend the whole field — screen to the right, then come back, screen to the left, screen to the middle — all kinds of stuff that they do. So, it takes a lot of eye discipline and making sure guys are in the right positions,” Ogletree said.

“ ... you still get your zone reads and stuff like that, for the most part. But they obviously try to play to the strong suits of the guys they have, so with Kyler, they get him out of the pocket and throw the ball down the field, and like I said, they try to use the whole field on offense.”

Evan Engram ready to go

Tight end Evan Engran (sprained MCL) was a full practice participant on Wednesday, and indicated he expects to play on Sunday.

“It’s going to be good getting back out there,” Engram said. “I was pretty down about missing last Thursday and I’m definitely really hungry. Getting back out there is going to be fun. I’m going to be a kid in the candy shop again and just go out there and have fun, make some plays.”

Sam Beal “excited” to be back

Cornerback Sam Beal missed all of 2018 with a shoulder injury. He has been on IR this season due to a hamstring. He returned to practice Wednesday for the first time.

“(I am) excited,” the second-year cornerback said. “You’re always anxious. Just a little anxious, because you haven’t been out there in a while. You just want to see how you’re moving, see how it really feels. But I felt great.”

The Giants have 21 days to add Beal to the 53-man roster. The first game he is eligible foor is Week 9 vs. the Dallas Cowboys.

“I actually didn’t think it was going to be this long, to be honest,” Beal said of his latest injury. “I haven’t really dealt with a hamstring before. So, I’m thinking ‘Okay, maybe just like a little cramp or something. I’ll deal with it.’ But it wouldn’t go away. So, you just have to deal with it as it comes.”


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