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Giants news, 7/29: Landon Collins reaches new low with remark about Dave Gettleman

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Good morning, New York Giants fans!

Giants’ players have their CBA-mandated day off on Monday, so there won’t be any media availability or practice report. There are, though, always things to discuss. so, let’s get to the headlines.

Landon Collins says he would run over Dave Gettleman

Landon Collins was a terrific player for the Giants. Let’s give him that. Personally, though, I have nothing else nice to say about Collins after this indefensible exchange with Mike Garafolo of NFL Network:

“I would try to tell one of my defensive back coaches to throw the ball in that direction and give a nice little thud, a nice little run-over, a quick little ‘Uuhh,’ something like that. I’m going to make it real subtle, you know?”

“I don’t think he’s got the skill level to stay on his feet.”

That’s Collins when asked by Garafolo what he would say if he saw Gettleman on the sidelines before a Giants-Washington Redskins game. He’s actually talking about intentionally running into, and knocking down, a 68-year-old man who nearly died from lymphoma a year ago.

Collins may think he was being funny. He wasn’t. He was being classless.

So, he won’t says “Giants” or “Gettleman.” Apparently, from the way the clip was presented, he doesn’t want to hear those words, either. Now, he says he would go out of his way to knock down an old man. Simply because he decided not to pay him the money he wanted.

Grow up, Landon!

— “Kudos” to NJ.com for posting this video first.

Taking Daniel Jones’ temperature

Coach Pat Shurmur gets asked a number of questions about the rookie quarterback every day. Here was his assessment Sunday morning, before Jones had perhaps his most inconsistent practice of camp in the afternoon”

“I think he has made some strong throws. There were a couple of times yesterday in the blitz drills where the rush got on him a little bit, and he was able to snap it off and make pretty much an all-arm throw, which you’re looking for. I know we’re sort of taking his temperature every day, but I really feel like he’s making progress. Each day is a new install. Each day is like 50 first dates. You start over, but you’ve got to move on. He does a good job with that. He’s making progress. I’m pleased with where he’s at after three days of practice here.”

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Remaining Training Camp Schedule

Sunday, July 28 — 2:45 p.m. (Public)

Tuesday, July 30 — 2:45 p.m. (Public)

Wednesday, July 31 — 2:45 p.m. (Public)

Thursday, August 1 — 2:45 p.m. (Closed)

Friday, August 2 — 2:45 p.m. (Public)

Saturday, August 3 — 2:45 p.m. (Closed)

Monday, August 5 — 10:45 a.m. (Closed)

Tuesday, August 6 — 10:45 a.m. (Public)

Sunday, August 11 — 10:45 a.m. (Public)

Monday, August 12 — 10:45 a.m. (Public)

Tuesday, August 13 — 10:45 .m. (Public)

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