Good morning, New York Giants fans!
Umm, yeah, Giants co-owner John Mara is bullish on his quarterback./
The football business is the Mara business. This truth helps make the Giants co-owner as relatable as a sports overlord can be, and as willing to say things an upper-decker in a frayed LT jersey would say after a ton of free-agent cash is spent in March, when NFC East hope springs eternal.
How good is this roster now? “I think our roster is good enough to make the playoffs,” Mara told The Post.
Do you believe Daniel Jones looks like a quarterback who will ultimately win a Super Bowl? “Yes he does,” Mara responded. “I can say that without any hesitation.”
Good enough to win multiple Super Bowls like his predecessor, Eli Manning? “I don’t see why not,” the Giants CEO said, “if we put the right pieces around him.”
As their sons shared the ball for Don Bosco Prep, the dads trading information were Giants coach Joe Judge and Nate Burleson, an 11-year NFL receiver, “Good Morning Football” co-host and — most relevant here — a “big brother” to Kenny Golladay.
“I asked him what’s going on with Daniel Jones, and he said ‘It’s up to us to help him out with coaching and getting him more weapons,’ ” Burleson told The Post. “When Joe says something, you get the sense he’s really thought it out and he means it. When he asked about receivers, I told him, with all due respect to a lot of good receivers out there, Kenny is the guy.”
Lombardi didn’t like the Adoree Jackson price tag. He wrote:
I loved Jackson coming out of USC. His speed and his ball skills made him a corner who could turn defense into offense. However, in the last two seasons, he has played in only 14 games, making few plays on the ball and lacking the return skills he displayed in college. I would love the Giants’ signing if they paid a modest salary, betting on Jackson returning to the game with a passion and more durability. But the Giants paid him as if he were a big-time starter, with guaranteed money for doing very little over the last two seasons. Who were the teams that the Giants were competing against for acquiring Jackson? The Titans know Jackson well, they desperately need coverage corners, and they walked away from the contract. What does that say?
Here we go with rehashing the Barkley at No. 2 debate again.
The Hesiman Trophy winner admits he is 170 pounds. That is sure to turn off some teams. Will the Giants be one of them?
The uniqueness of Rondale Moore, and his injury history, make him a challenging evluation for the NFL.
Here is how Parsons answers questions about his character:
“We all made mistakes when we were 17, 18 [years old], and I’m not going to let it dictate the person I am now,” Parsons said. “I’m not going to let something that was three or four years from now dictate who I’m becoming and the father I want to be. Everyone’s gonna learn and grow. If someone’s going to judge me over that, I’d rather not be in their program. So, anybody who’s gonna accept my wrongs when I was wrong and accept my rights when I’m right, I’m ready to go in and give ‘em my all. But if it’s going to come down to something that I did in high school or something I wish I could change, I can only control what I can control and what I do moving forward.”
Of course. And they will probably get it, too.
In case you missed it
- Ed’s 4-round Giants mock draft: Friday’s trades benefit the Giants
- Chad Reuter 4-round mock draft: An intriguing trade for the Giants
- Big Blue View mailbag: Penei Sewell, Jason Garrett, salary cap, more
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