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Giants news, 7/31: Running game, Daniel Jones, Tae Davis, more

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Running game still “critical”

The Giants have Saquon Barkley and, in a league where the pass has become king, they will hand him the ball on running plays as often as they can in 2019. Running backs coach Craig Johnson insists the running game will never go away completely.

“I still think it’s critical, because you like to have balance. You want to be a balanced offense, so the defense can’t attack just your pass or your run game,” Johnson said on Tuesday. “Most of the teams that have been successful and have had a chance to win it all, have had a good balance between the run and the pass. I don’t think football will ever go away from the run, even though the emphasis is on the pass.”

First-team reps for Daniel Jones?

Pat Shurmur said Tuesday that the rookie quarterback, who has not taken a single first-team rep this training camp, will likely get some eventually. He just wouldn’t say when.

“At some point. At some point, it might happen. We have a plan for how that’s all going to play out. We’ll just let it unfold for you,” Shurmur said. “You’ll see it. I’m not hiding it from you. We do have a plan for that.”

Tae Davis improving

Inside linebacker Tae Davis made the Giants’ roster a year ago as an undrafted free agent, and ended up playing a good bit as a pass-covering linebacker in sub packages. Judging from the first few days of training camp, Davis, a collegiate safety. is likely to get a bigger role this season.

“He has learned a great deal through the first year, and he’s taken it upon himself to, well he has matured naturally, but he has matured physically, and as a professional he understands what’s asked of him when we’re on or off the field. He’s building more confidence and I’m looking forward to seeing him out on the field more,” said inside linebackers coach Bill McGovern. “There’s always a transition as you go from that position, to playing two different positions. Nowadays the game is being played in space a great deal, so it kind of fit to his athletic ability where he can play in space, he can move around, but he also has developed his body a little bit to help us with the physical aspect of the game.”

In case you missed it

Remaining Training Camp Schedule

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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