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Ernie Accorsi endorses Daniel Jones after delivering Eli Manning to Giants

Jones has the former GM’s stamp of approval.

“I like all the physical attributes,” Accorsi told The Post. “I loved his poise, I like his arm, love his accuracy, I loved his composure in the pocket, his ability to run, his size, his competitiveness, his toughness — he took some tremendous shots this year.

“There’s nothing I don’t like. And he seems to have — ultimately to be a great one, you have to be a good teammate, and he seems, just watching the games, teammates respond to him.”

The 1 Prospect Every NFL Team Needs to Grab in the 2020 Draft | Bleacher Report | Latest News, Videos and Highlights

Thew choice for the Giants is Clemson linebacker Isaiah Simmons.

Analytics expert calls Giants’ plan ‘bizarre.’ Says another: ‘I don’t think you can win’ that way. Dave Gettleman’s critics are everywhere - nj.com

Dave Gettleman’s critics just won’t let up.

The secret to the Chiefs’ revamped defense? A rejuvenated Steve Spagnuolo and a lot of banana pudding – The Athletic

How Jason Garrett's attack fits Giants stars Saquon Barkley, Daniel Jones - NFL Nation- ESPN

Garrett runs a timing-based offense, a digit system he learned from Norv Turner and Ernie Zampese. It is known to be quarterback-friendly and simple. It allowed a young Tony Romo and Dak Prescott to experience immediate success.

This is promising for quarterback Daniel Jones, who will be entering his second season with the Giants. He flashed as a rookie, throwing 24 touchdown passes in Pat Shurmur’s varied offense, which had some Turner influence (they worked together for several years in Minnesota).

It gives Garrett plenty of ammunition to prove the doubters wrong.

”I’m not one of those people who believe [Garrett] lost his ingenuity overnight or over the course of his tenure with the Cowboys,” said current 98.7 ESPN New York host Chris Canty, who was in Dallas when Garrett first arrived and played against Garrett’s offense as a defensive lineman with the Giants. “I still think he’s a good play designer, and I think he’s a good playcaller, and we’ll get an opportunity to see that this year with Daniel Jones. People forget Prescott was a fourth-round pick that was a Week 1 starter. That team won 13 games. It’s not like Jason Garrett forgot football.”

Patriots' Devin McCourty open to joining Joe Judge's Giants

Could the free safety join the Giants?

“I’m always open to talk to anybody,” McCourty told The Post from Radio Row at Super Bowl 2020. “That’s how I view it.”

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