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Training camp, Day 1
Here are all of the Big Blue View headlines from the first day of training camp.
- Andrew Thomas signs 5-year deal with New York Giants
- Giants GM Joe Schoen says team ‘never’ tried to trade Saquon Barkley
- ‘Things I think’ about Saquon Barkley, New York Giants training camp
- 2023 Giants training camp Day 1: Live updates
- Giants’ Andrew Thomas glad to have security, but still has more to prove
- New York Giants players react to Saquon Barkley signing
Other Giant observations
“He’s always been a great athlete, has always had a big arm, he’s tall, he can read,” Tiki said. “If he can translate those five, six, seven-yard throws into deep balls accurately that change field positions…then Daniel Jones can be a top-five quarterback. I’m not saying he’s a top-five quarterback. I’m saying he has the ability to be. He’s already a top 10.”
“Today is Page 1 of the 2023 season”
Newcomers Parris Campbell caught two more touchdowns from Jones. Fellow wide receiver Cole Beasley, who signed with the Giants less than a week ago, also got on the board with a score from Jones. Quarterback Tyrod Taylor threw three touchdowns to David Sills V and one apiece to fellow wide receivers Kalil Pimpleton and Collin Johnson.
Inside linebacker Micah McFadden prevented a touchdown by breaking up a pass at the goal line.
Let this be a harbinger for any Giants player interested in going toe-to-toe with the man in charge. Schoen did not cave in or move off his spot for a talent such as Saquon Barkley and so you best come with irrefutable evidence and compelling data if you hope to squeeze more money out of this general manager.
A bigger winner here is Schoen. There will be more deals to do, more of his own players to retain, more holding the line on salary and more tense negotiations to maneuver. Barkley is back — at a bargain.
Frontrunner: Darnay Holmes Competing: Cor’Dale Flott, Nick McCloud, Aaron Robinson
Holmes is the frontrunner now, but it truly is an open competition. Flott, a third-round pick a year ago, could easily unseat him for the starting job.
Taking care of their own
The Giants are taking care of their own this offseason.— Giants Videos (@SNYGiants) July 26, 2023
Gio agrees that the rise of those homegrown players should take some of the heat off of Gettleman, though it has also been Joe Schoen’s coaching hires that have maximized those players.
“It changes that legacy a little bit,” Gio said. “But drafting Saquon Barkley second overall was not a good one….but yeah, his fingerprints on this organization, the perception of them, have changed with the Daniel Jones contract, and also Dexter Lawrence and Andrew Thomas.”
Saquon Barkley’s new contract reveals RB couldn’t stomach holdout, PR battle with Giants | The Athletic
Davis’ injury illustrates why teams need reserve funds to get through the season. Davis was due to have a $1.08 million salary this season, but his contract contains a “split,” which reduces a player’s salary if he lands on IR. Davis’ salary dropped to $550,000 due to the split when he was placed on IR.
Eric Mangini takes a deep dive into the New York Giants and sees a playoff contender that faces a hard road.
"They won’t be sneaking up on anybody. Nobody’s underestimating them. They also have the challenge of learning to deal with success, which is a skill, just like dealing with adversity...The Giants are facing this unprecedented, difficult schedule to start the season. I love what Daboll has done, but it will be challenging for him to do it again. They didn’t go out and get other marquee guys. Now, we’ve got to see whether or not they can live up to those same expectations and performances they had last season.
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