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2014 New York Giants Training Camp: Day 3 Recap

July 23rd, 2014 at 3:30 PM
By Dan Benton

The New York Giants gathered on the field under a beating sun with temperatures exceeding 90-degree for the second consecutive day. Their fingers cross for no more heat-related issues, and with most players from the previous day having returned, they hit the field a little early and got right to work.

The good news was that offensive lineman Brandon Mosley (stomach) and linebacker Jameel McClain (foot) returned to start practice, although McClain appeared to be limited. The bad news was that General Manager Jerry Reese confirmed wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. had "tweaked" his hamstring the day prior and he did not appear to take part in many, if any drills.

Practice Notes:

  • Daniel Fells was the first-team tight end in 11-on-11's for the second consecutive day. Team beginning to show confidence in him.
  • First-team offensive line was Will Beatty, Geoff Schwartz, J.D. Walton, Brandon Mosley, Justin Pugh for second consecutive day.
  • John Jerry was on the field again today and received some first-team reps at right guard.
  • David Wilson once again looks like lightning in a bottle. He's is in and out of his cuts before you even realize which direction he's heading.
  • Andre Williams appears to have a specific role ready for him with the Giants, as he was primarily used inside the 10/during goalline situations again on Wednesday.
  • Ben McAdoo really gets plays in rapidly. Night and day to Kevin Gilbride. Team averaged around 25 seconds between snaps (snap-to-snap).
  • Brandon McManus looked good on both his kickoffs and field goal attempts (we didn't see a miss). He has a very strong leg; most FGs from 40+.
  • Eli Manning did not look particularly sharp on Wednesday, throwing a few ducks and having a few other sail overtop of his receivers — including wide open receivers.
  • The Giants went light on the fullback for the second straight day, rotating some of the tight ends at the position in normal offensive sets. This is worth watching.
  • The offense worked quite a bit on short playaction passes, including several to Rueben Randle and Jerrel Jernigan.
  • As he did in OTAs and mini-camp, Adrien Robinson made several impressive catches, drawing cheers from the crowd.
  • Devon Kennard took over at MIKE when McClain was off to the side (McClain was shadowing MLBs all afternoon).
  • Quintin Demps, Trindon Holliday and yes, even David Wilson fielded some kickoffs on Wednesday. You'd never know Wilson even had anything wrong with him.
  • Mike Patterson took all first-team reps at defensive tackle again on Wednesday and looked like he belonged. Wonder if we've all under-valued him heading into the season.
  • Will Beatty won his one-on-one battle with Jason Pierre-Paul today. Mixed emotions about that, obviously. Both good and bad for different reasons.
  • Mark Herzlich took reps on Special Teams and second-team at linebacker. Looked like a solid veteran in both instances. Going to be difficult to steal his job.

Following practice, head coach Tom Coughlin confirmed that Odell Beckham Jr. injured his hamstring on Tuesday and "doesn't know" how long the wide receiver will be out. We'll have more on that later.


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8 Responses to “2014 New York Giants Training Camp: Day 3 Recap”

  1.  G Fan since Ninteen Forty Eight says:

    Hey Krow! Do you have a voodoo doll that you stick pins into hammies?

  2.  Nosh.0 says:

    I really hope Wilson will be able to play. Kid can be a big time playmaker while only really needing 10-15 touches a game. But man that neck thing scares me.

  3.  Nosh.0 says:

    Also, as much as I hate on Will Beatty, I give him props for being ready for camp. I was sure he wouldn’t be fully recovered this early. Glad to see him out there with the first team.

  4.  fanfor55years says:

    Okay, time to admit that not EVERYONE underestimated Mike Patterson. C’mon, it’s actually okay to say I’ve been insisting he’s a terrific player. I know how everyone would rather I be wrong than right, but it is what it is. Frankly, it should have been obvious to all. Before his injury the guy was one of the best defensive tackles in the league, and that injury didn’t affect his legs or torso. It was his head, and it was resolved. He missed a season-and-a-half so was far from through when we got him because he hadn’t used too much tread.

    I also don’t think Fells is a surprise.

    What DOES surprise me is this stuff about going light on the fullbacks. I wouldn’t mind if they go away from the fullbacks and gain an extra roster spot by doing so, but I still am very skeptical that it will happen on a Tom Coughlin team that is definitely going to run the ball.

    I think it’s great news that Beatty handled JPP. I don’t believe for a second that JPP won’t have a pretty good season and is reasonably healthy, so if Beatty handled him today that’s a big deal. But let’s see what transpires over the next few weeks before we start thinking Beatty can be adequate.

  5.  fanfor55years says:

    Nosh and Since 1963, since I don’t want to carry over the political discussion to another thread, I just want to let you know that I did respond to you on the previous one. I have no further opinions but wanted to make sure those I have on that topic were known.

    •  Nosh.0 says:

      Yeah I saw it. You make a good argument. And I can’t say that this Tyree “Controversy” is black and white. There’s certainly a large gray area when it comes to employment and beliefs.

      Personally I don’t object to the Giants hiring Tyree, but I also don’t object to the statement the HRC released. I think it’s a tricky issue.

      The one thing I find cowardly in general is the denouncement of Ga-y’s by using religion. ie “I don’t personally believe this, but my religion does.” I much prefer people who own their bigotry than those who hide behind the cover of religion.

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