New York Giants Coordinators speaking about their players

New York Giants owner John Mara and general manager Dave Gettleman spoke to the media, as well as the majority of their coaching staff to answer some questions going around in the media.

The team's three major coordinators took the forefront to offer their updates regarding the defence, offence and special teams.

Giants offensive coordinator Jason Garrett spoke about some issues, which included first-round pick Kadarius Toney, who has not been seeing much playing time on the field this summer.

Speaking about the player, Garrett said via "It just is what it is. He wants to be out there. We want him to be out there. He’s just had a couple of different situations that he’s dealing with, so what you have to do is take the approach of, OK, what opportunities do I have? Meeting room, walk through, those kinds of things.

"You have to take advantage of those. We want him to be out there at practice every day, getting reps. We want to play in the preseason games. That’s just not how it is right now, so you take advantage of the chances you do have to get better."

Garrett didn't drop any new update regarding running back Saquon Barkley but he did talk about his backups like Devontae Booker and Sandro Platzgummer, who was reported to have ripped off a 48-yeard run in their game against New York Jets last week.

Speaking of Booker, Garrett added: "Devontae Booker’s a good football player and has played a lot of snaps in this league.

"It was spectacular. I think if you look at the side copy of the film and you see the eruption on our sidelines, it was everybody. It was universal. It was a really good run," Garrett said about Platzgummer’s run. "There was a mike linebacker who had a chance to get him in the end zone and he makes that guy miss. He makes the safety miss. He gets out in the open field. It could have been an 18-yard run, he sized the guy up, cuts laterally and makes it a 48-yard run. I think everybody saw that.

"Sandro is a guy who works really hard. He’s very well-respected among his teammates and his coaches. For a guy like that to get an opportunity and then take advantage of it like that, it was really fun to see, and I think our players responded accordingly."

Patrick Graham, the Giants defensive coordinator, also had a few things to talk about two of his rookies.

About Azeez Ojulari, Graham said: "I think Azeez has come along nicely. For his first game, he had some good plays, he had some bad plays. There were plays against (New York Jets Tackle Mekhi) Becton and the fullback a few plays that I saw there, but it was okay. He has a lot of room to grow, I’m encouraged by the fact that he played hard, his conditioning’s coming along, he’s playing with his hands being physical, but he still has a ways to go just like most of us. It was encouraging that he got out there and came away, no penalties, no injuries, so that was encouraging."

Speaking about Rodarius Williams, Graham continued: "I love it, get experience with it. You know, first NFL game, they throw the ball at you, you get a chance to see them cover, win some, lose some, see his confidence grow, see if he could recover from a bad play. I think it’s a positive anytime you get a chance to practice your craft at the highest level and you get a chance to fail and win some. That’s how we all learn, so I’m happy it happened."

Special teams coordinator Thomas McGaughey was asked about Toney, who should be playing a pivotal role in the team's return game. Talking about Toney's situation, he claimed that it would be difficult for the player to prove himself without practicing.

"It’s kind of hard to do and that’s just the reality of it," McGaughey said via real money online slots. "He’ll get out there eventually and Kadarius is a smart kid, works his tail off and he’s just got to get through the situation right now. Once he gets through his situation, he’ll be fine. He’s just got to keep working. Whenever he shows up and he’s ready to go, he’ll be ready to go."

He also talked about second-year linebacker Cam Brown and praised him before moving on to talk about Ryan Santoso getting the lion's share of the kicking duties in the preseason.

"Cam’s just a unique individual," McGaughey added. "I told you guys last year that we expect a lot out of him because he has a lot to give. He’s very talented, he’s a rare bird. He’s just different. He’s a 6-foot-5, 230-pound guy that can run like a deer. You don’t see a lot of guys like that, so when you have that type of skill set he poses a problem to the opponent. A big, strong, long, smart football player who has ability and he’s got young legs, so he can run all day. It’s fun to coach him and we’re excited to watch him play."

"He has a job to do, he’s a kicker. He’s going in here, he’s competing for a job and not only is he competing for a job here, he’s competing for a job all over the league," McGaughey said of Santoso. "Ryan has great upside, he’s a good man, he works his tail off. That’s what this league is all about, it’s about competition and hopefully Ryan can do enough where he can get a job, whether it’s here or somewhere else.

"He can do whatever. Ryan can punt, kick — I’m serious, he’s very talented and he’s punted in NFL games before, he’s kicked off, he can kick field goals, so Ryan is a very talented young man."

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