Here we go, New York Giants fans! It is training camp time. Players report to the Quest Diagnostics Training Center on Thursday for physicals and for the annual camp-opening conditioning test. The first practice is set for 2:30 p.m. on Friday. That one is free and open to the public.
So, what happens on Thursday?
In addition the conditioning test, head coach Tom Coughlin will speak to the media. Select players will also be formally made available to reporters on site. Perhaps some quotes will even be gathered from players driving into or entering the facility. Maybe we find out which players will begin training camp on the PUP list.
Big Blue View won't be in attendance on Thursday, but we will do our best to keep you up to date on whatever is happening in East Rutherford throughout the day.
Giants Training Camp
Giants Training Camp
Friday is when the action really starts
Friday afternoon's first training camp practice is one of only nine (yes, nine) at Quest that will be open to the public. Due to several joint practices with the Cincinnati Bengals at their facility and a few practices closed due to MetLife Stadium events the number of practices you can actually watch are extremely limited.
If you want autographs, Friday will be a great day. The Giants wide receivers are scheduled to sign following practice, which means Odell Beckham Jr., Victor Cruz, Rueben Randle and the rest. Former Giants Joe Morris and Stephen Baker will also be signing.
Big Blue View will be there
As has been the case for the past several years, yours truly will be attending training camp. Family obligations and travel distance mean I won't be there every day, but I will be in New Jersey for most of the practices -- including Friday and Saturday.
We will have a training camp practice report each day, regardless of whether or not I am in attendance. It will just have to be written a bit differently when I'm not there seeing practice for myself, but we will keep you posted on all of the major developments and trends.
We will also have all news, interviews, features, interviews and analysis you need to stay informed throughout camp and the preseason. A few more promotional notes:
- Get your 2015 New York Giants Almanac. Even after camp starts there will be valuable information there.
- Be sure to bookmark our Giants Training Camp hub page. Everything we write here at Big Blue View regarding training camp will be there. The page, in fact, is already filled with training camp previews. So, if you missed anything go there and get caught up!
- Pat Traina (Bleacher Report/Inside Football) and I will be continuing our 'Big Blue Chat' podcast. We should have some interviews from training camp and some special guests during the next month, so make sure you give those a listen.
What are we looking for?
There are several things to watch for in the first couple of days of training camp.
- Health. Who is practicing, who isn't, who is seeing limited reps, who is a full-go, etc.? Will we see Beckham and Cruz on the field? Nat Berhe? Will Geoff Schwartz be limited in terms of the number of reps he takes?
- A Jason Pierre-Paul sighting. We almos certainly are not going to get one, but we can at least look for one.
- Alignments. How are the Giants setting their first-team offensive line? If Berhe is a full-go, is he getting any first-team reps? What do the rotations look like at defensive tackle and defensive end? What does the depth chart look like behind Larry Donnell at tight end?
More reading material
We have been previewing training camp and the upcoming season for a while now.
- Check out our series of position-by-position previews.
- We have profiled every player on the roster. Search a player's name here at BBV and you will find the profile you want.
- We have looked at the Giants' NFC East competition [Washington | Dallas | Philadelphia]
Stick with us throughout camp. We will have you covered.