Sights and sounds of Giants’ camp: Back to work before going to Detroit

#1 von liny195 , 07.11.2018 08:21

The New York Giants got back to work on the practice field Sunday. The team is looking to correct the mistakes from their preseason debut against the Cleveland Browns but are also looking forward to their game against the Detroit Lions. The Giants will be traveling to Detroit early to take part in joint practices with the Lions on Tuesday through Thursday before their second preseason game Friday night. But for now Authentic Rhett Ellison Jersey , the Giants are still in the Meadowlands, and once again started practice in the late morning. On the field!As we have come to expect, the coaches started practice with individual drills to continue to work on fundamentals while the players are freshest and use that as a warm-up. Enough warm-ups, let’s get on to the meat of practice. Cody Latimer didn’t get on the board against the Browns, but he had a strong practice.Later in practice, in red zone drills, Latimer came down with a great catch for the touchdown. The Giants are hoping to see a lot of that connection in 2018. Picking up where they left off in 2017, Eli also connected with Evan Engram for another touchdown.The Giants are managing Manning’s reps a bit, which impacted the reps for the other quarterbacks. First off, Kyle Lauletta has earned reps with the second team. Meanwhile, Webb got some reps with the 1’s.Of course, both young QBs had their struggles as well. The defense also made some plays, and Kerry Wynn seems to have found life in the Giants’ new defense. The defense struggled with back-shoulder passes against the Browns, so it should be no surprise that Shurmur had the defense working on them in their first practice since the game.At the bottom of the depth chart, receiver Alonzo Russell is making a push for the coaches’ attention. And now a note from the offensive line as Ereck Flowers has the good kind of noteworthy play against Kareem Martin.Personnel notesThe Giants had several players on the sidelines when practice started. Donte Deayon started camp strongly, but suffered a hamstring injury before the first preseason game. After Grant Haley’s strong showing against the Browns, Deayon must hope to get back on the field and fight for his (potential) roster spot. Thompson suffered a hamstring injury during the game. Pat Shurmur said after practice that Barwin was “sore” after the game, so this is likely precautionary before what will be a hard and physical series of practices against Detroit. The situation does bear watching, however.Despite giving up a bad sack of Eli Manning, Jon Halapio continues to be the starting center over Brett Jones. It will be interesting to see if Jones gets the chance to play with the 1’s in a game situation. And in a final sad note, James Bettcher wasn’t out at practice Authentic Kerry Wynn Jersey , and Pat Shurmur revealed after practice wrapped up that Bettcher’s mother passed away last week. He will rejoin the team when travel to Detroit, but for now our deepest condolences to Coach Bettcher and his family.Giants 30, Lions 17: 9 things we learned in Giants preseason victory What did we learn Friday night as the New York Giants were defeating the Detroit Lions 30-17 in NFL preseason action? You mean, aside from the fact that coach Pat Shurmur played it smart and kept Eli Manning and Odell Beckham Jr. anchored to the sideline? Well, read on and find out.What backup quarterback competition?Davis Webb started with Eli Manning joining Saquon Barkley and Odell Beckham Jr. on the sidelines, and put last week’s difficult game vs. the Cleveland Browns in the rearview mirror. He went 14-of-20 fo 140 yards with a touchdown and a 106.2 passer rating. He engineered a 17-play, 70-yard touchdown drive that lasted more than nine minutes. He threw some beatiful balls, a 27-yarder to Sterling Shepard and a 40-yarder to Russell Shepard among them.Kyle Lauletta had an interesting night. He led the Giants on two scoring drives, running for a 10-yard score and helping to block on an 11-yard touchdown run by Wayne Gallman. He showed some poise under duress. He completed only 2-of-5 passes, though, and all three incompletions were off-target balls to open receivers that should have resulted in nice gains for the offense.Bad news for Brett JonesJon Halapio was a game day captain. If it wasn’t already obvious that the center competition is over and Halapio is the starter, it certainly is now.Alec Ogletree is a liability in coverageIn the Giants first preseason game, the veteran linebacker was victimized by tight end David Njoku for a 36-yard touchdown. Friday, he was badly beaten by running back Theo Riddick for a 42-yard gain. If he’s going to be on the field for all three downs the Giants are going to need to find ways to limit his exposure in coverage.The helmet rule is madnessWhat, exactly, is Mark Herzlich supposed to do here? Allow himself to be blocked? Try to run around the blocker? Beside which the blocking back, Theo Riddick, launched himself helmet first into Herzlich. So how is that a 15-yard penalty on Herzlich?It’s Kerry Wynn’s worldI seriously am starting to believe the Giants put kickoffs in play only so the 265-pound Wynn can barrel down the field, crush would-be blockers and make tackles. Wynn made the tackles on the Giants’ first three kickoffs Friday. For good measure, he tossed in a sack, a quarterback hit and two total tackles on defense. Kyle Lauletta has wheels ... and he can block!If things don’t work out for Lauletta as a quarterback Authentic Alec Ogletree Jersey , maybe he has a future as a ball carrier.Lauletta made several Detroit defenders miss on a 10-yard touchdown run in the third quarter. Lauletta rolled left, juked a couple of defenders and dove for the score. Impressive stuff. On an 11-yard fourth-quarter touchdown run by Wayne Gallman it was Lauletta who threw the final block. Well, sort of. The rookie mostly got in the way of a defender or two, allowing Gallman a clear path to the end zone. Still, not shabby for a quarterback. The Giants aren’t showing much on defenseThat’s not to sat they aren’t playing well. Aside from Ogletree’s adventures in pass coverage, the starting defense has played well in two preseason games. It means they aren’t showing much schematically. The Giants three- and four-man lines vs. Detroit, but didn’t show a whole lot in terms of stunts, blitzes or unique looks. Defensive coordinator James Bettcher is saving that stuff for when he needs it.Cornerback clarity? Nah!Chris has already offered up a nice look at winners and losers in the Giants’ position battles. I just need to discuss cornerback for a minute. I was hoping the Giants would emerge with some clarity here, but I don’t think that was the case. Unless you want to say it’s clear they really need to be scouring the waiver wire once teams make cuts at the end of the preseason.I hate to be a Debbie Downer, but I need to rain on the Grant Haley parade. He had little to nothing to do with the interception by Ray-Ray Armstrong. Had Detroit’s T.J. Jones done his job and made the catch that’s a completion in front of Haley, not a ball that glances off Haley’s arm and gets picked off by the Giants linebacker.Haley, an undrafted free agent bidding for a roster spot, gave up a touchdown, a number of completions and missed a couple of tackles. A step backward.I thought veterans B.W. Webb and Leonard Johnson took steps forward.In the end, I’m still confused about who should/should not make the roster. And, is William Gay a corner or a safety? Or both? Or neither?A surprising developmentOn a number of occasions I have written or said that I am concerned about the depth at inside linebacker behind Ogletree and B.J. Goodson. For the second straight week, Armstrong (2 tackles, an interception, a pass defensed) and Herzlich (7 tackles) played well.

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