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Giants’ QB Daniel Jones “pissed” after first interception of camp

“I certainly wasn’t happy about it,” says Jones

NFL: New York Giants-Training Camp
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EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — Daniel Jones was “pissed” on Tuesday after throwing his first interception of training camp, according to New York Giants coach Pat Shurmur.

Jones was picked off by rookie cornerback Corey Ballentine on a pass intended for tight end Garrett Dickerson in the end zone.

In case you haven’t seen it, here is a look at the play.

What did Shurmur think of Jones’ unhappy reaction?

“I’m good with that,” Shurmur said.

Jones had this to say about the play:

“I certainly wasn’t happy about it. It’s going to happen. That’s part of playing the game. Corey made a heck of a play there, definitely something to learn for me from that. I can be sooner making that decision, probably put the ball a little higher in the back of the end zone. Definitely not happy about it, but something to learn.”

Shurmur was not at all unhappy with Jones’ decision-making on the play.

“When we look at that play in total, it was an aggressive throw downfield. That’s the thing, when you’re grading the quarterback, when non-coaches are grading the quarterback, they look at it one way. I look at it as that was an aggressive throw and you want that,” Shurmur said. “You just maybe want him to put it in a better spot or whatever. Put it just where the defender can’t quite get it as well as Corey did. But Corey made a nice play on it. It’s aggressive. He took a shot at the end zone.”