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Pat Shurmur doesn’t want Giants player mic’d up for Monday Night Football

There won’t be any Sam Darnold ghost incidents for Giants

New York Giants v Detroit Lions Photo by Amy Lemus/NurPhoto via Getty Images

If Daniel Jones sees any ghosts during the Monday Night Football game against the Dallas Cowboys millions of NFL fans and Twitter trolls are not going to be privy to that information.

That’s because neither Jones nor Giants head coach Pat Shurmur wants anything to do with having players by mic’d up by ESPN during the telecast. That would, of course, prevent, the hysteria that resulted a couple of weeks ago when mic’d up New York Jets quarterback Sam Darnold said he was seeing ghosts during a blowout loss to the New England Patriots.

Shurmur said he would “say no” if ESPN asked to mic up any of his players.

“I’d prefer they don’t (wear a mic),” Shurmur said. “I’m already on record, I’m not a big fan. I’m not a mic fan.”

Shurmur said the Darnold incident “brought light to a problem that could occur.”

“I believe that a lot of the communication that happens game day and in the heat of the moment, that should be a little bit sacred,” Shurmur said. “That’s why I don’t like it.”

If a Giants were to be mic’d up Monday night it won’t be Jones.

“I don’t think so, no. I don’t think I’d wear a mic,” Jones said. “I feel like I’d rather just be thinking about the game, thinking about what I need to do and communicate with my teammates normally.”