New York Giants (@Giants) August 2, 2015
The New York Giants concluded their third practice of training camp Sunday at Quest Diagnostics Training Center. Here are a few of the things we learned.
One day after taking every first-team rep and saying "that was even more than I thought I would do. More than I think we planned on," right guard Geoff Schwartz did not practice. John Jerry, who started in Schwartz's place last season, took the first-team reps. Schwartz is working his way back from a broken ankle and was reportedly held out because of soreness in his surgically-repaired left foot. Jerry had been sick the past couple of days, causing Schwartz to take extra reps.
"Maybe he'll go tomorrow," said head coach Tom Coughlin.
Not surprising. There will probably be other days like that for the veteran guard throughout the season.
The Giants also switched things up at safety. Media reports had Bennett Jackson taking first-team reps alongside Landon Collins. Cooper Taylor, who had been taking first-team reps, split some second-team reps with Nat Berhe.
"Nobody talks about him (Jackson) much, but he's been out there and done a pretty good job," Coughlin said. "He's got a lot of things to learn but so far he's done pretty well."
Coughlin said there will be some players rotating at safety and other positions.
What happened to TC the taskmaster?
The Giants reportedly practiced for only 70 minutes. They played music during practice and ended the day with a big-man punt catching contest -- which was won by the defense. Veteran beat writer Ralph Vacchiano called it "the shortest camp practice I can ever remember covering." None of the three training camp practices thus far has lasted more than 90 minutes, though all are scheduled for two hours.
Has the old man gone soft?
Coughlin likes Flowers' attitude
Rookie left tackle Ereck Flowers keeps impressing Coughlin with his attitude.
"His attitude's great. He just goes to work," Coughlin said. "Lots of things to learn, lots of things happen fast, but he's out there, he competes."