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it’s not as crazy as it first appeared"WhiteFanposts Fanshots Sections New York Giants NewsGiants Training Camp 2016Giants vs. Eagles 2015 Dalvin Tomlinson Jerseys 2019 , Week 17New York Giants News2019 NFL DraftPerspectives: Why I feel better about this Giants draft classNew,344commentsA look at the Giants potential end game and why it’s not as crazy as it first appearedEDTShareTweetShareSharePerspectives: Why I feel better about this Giants draft classChristopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY SportsLike many of you, I was stunned — maybe a little angry, too — when NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell announced Duke quarterback Daniel Jones as the Giants’ No. 6 overall pick.Like many of you, I wanted them to grab Kentucky edge Josh Allen, and I felt that since they had committed to Eli Manning already for this year, they could punt on a quarterback and get a top-shelf prospect in next year’s draft.Having had time to digest the Giants decision and to see how the rest of their draft class turned out, I’m not as outraged as I was when the pick was announced. I think a big reason behind the outrage is the value the Giants placed on Jones. There were many (including me) who thought he might be able to be had lower in the first round. However, general manager Dave Gettleman refuted that in his post-draft press conference, claiming that he “knew for a fact” that two teams in front of him a No. 17 were eyeballing Jones when they were on the clock.While Gettleman didn’t name those two teams, Ralph Vacchiano of SNY did, identifying them as being Denver and Washington. (Broncos beat reporter Mike Klis of 9News reported that the Broncos were not one of the two teams and ESPN’s Dianna Russini, via ESPN Radio, claimed that neither Denver or Washington were the teams involved.)But I digress. After taking some time to think this through and look at both sides of the coin carefully, I concluded that the Giants, who remember had three first-round draft picks, are probably going to get their two defensive players, defensive tackle Dexter Lawrence and cornerback DeAndre Baker, on the field from Day 1. And if you look around the league, only a handful of teams get that opportunity every year to put multiple first-round draft picks on the field immediately out of the chute.Jones? There is a chance we could see him after the midway mark of the season, depending on how things go. If not, then it probably wouldn’t be a stretch to predict that the Giants and Manning will go their separate ways after this season when the quarterback’s contract is up, thus allowing Jones to step in without having Manning lurking in the shadows if he were to struggle coming out of the gate. Last point on Jones. The Giants, under Gettleman and head coach Pat Shurmur, have brought a very different philosophical style to building and managing a football team that varies from the previous regime of Jerry Reese and Tom Coughlin. The most significant difference is that under Gettleman and Shurmur, once a pick is made and he gets into the building, they don’t sit there and determine who is going to play and who is going to sit based on the player’s draft pedigree. That was a mistake Reese made for years White Wayne Gallman Jerseys , as evidenced by how long he held on to his draft picks even when it was as plain as day they were working out. Coughlin was guilty of that at times as well, refusing to play younger player immediately out of the chute in the earlier part of his tenure with the team (ultimately he eased up on that practice though). Giants fans probably don’t want to hear this, but future Hall of Fame head coach Bill Belichick took the same approach in New England at quarterback. Does anyone think Belichick gave a flying leap that Tom Brady wasn’t a top-10 draft pick? No, what Belichick did was forget about where players were drafted, and he rewarded them with playing time they worked hard to earn.The late Bill Walsh, another Hall of Fame head coach, had a similar philosophy in which once the draft was over, it was up to the players to justify their place on a roster rather than falling back on where they were drafted. This is the same approach I believe Gettleman and Shurmur are taking regarding this team. Considering how the previous regime’s approach got them into the mess they’re in now, don’t Gettleman and Shurmur at least deserve the benefit of the doubt?The Giants did attempt to fix the pass rush Mar 2, 2019; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Old Dominion defensive lineman Oshane Ximines (DL53) talks to the media during the 2019 NFL Combine at Indianapolis Convention CenterThomas J. Russo-USA TODAY SportsIn perusing Twitter before writing this column, I was surprised when I read the opinions lamenting the fact that the Giants didn’t address their pass rush.Dexter Lawrence and Oshane Ximines aside for a moment, correct me if I’m wrong, but doesn’t solid cornerback play and tight coverage count for something in terms of the pass rush? Are there not things such as coverage sacks, or did the rules change?The fact that the Giants took three corners in this draft — four if you count Sam Beal who was selected in the supplemental draft last year — screams loud and clear that the coaching staff thought the defensive secondary was a problem last year (and it was). It also suggests that Janoris Jenkins, who on paper is their best cover corner when he’s healthy, probably won’t finish his contract with this team. It also tells me that the Giants are going to try to generate a pass rush from all levels of their defense. It’s early, but my assumption is they’re going to expect the interior defensive guys to push the pocket up the middle (part of the pass rush), so that gaps are created for defensive backs and linebackers to shoot through into the backfield, or so the edge guys can be disruptive.As for those who are dismissing Ximines as a potential solution to the missing pass rush of the last two seasons because he came from a small school or he wasn’t a first-round talent, may I remind you that Osi Umenyiora also came from a small school and wasn’t a first-rounder. Michael Strahan didn’t’ exactly come from a powerhouse, and he was a second-rounder. And Justin Tuck was a third-rounder.While the law of roster building would suggest that a high draft pick from a powerhouse program would be the safe pick, that’s not a lock.Want more proof? Two of the Giants more famous first-round busts whom they were counting on to provide pass rushing pressure were Cedric Jones and William Joseph, guys who didn’t come close to producing what second-rounder Umenyiora and Strahan from the smaller schools or third-rounder Tuck accomplished.The moral of the story: Success isn’t necessarily determined by where you’re drafted; instead it’s about what’s inside your head and your chest. Mark Zerof-USA TODAY SportsWhat’s the plan at right tackle?Here is my prediction for right tackle. I believe the Giants and veteran Mike Remmers, once he can pass a physical, are going to agree on a two-year deal that has all the guaranteed money in the first year of the contract. I also think this year is going to be a learning year not just for Daniel Jones but for George Asafo-Adjei. If you think about it Wayne Gallman Jerseys 2019 , this plan, if it comes to fruition, makes sense. Last year, the Giants put a rookie, Will Hernandez, next to Nate Solder. While Hernandez ultimately got up to speed very quickly, often Solder had to help him out there, even if it meant at the expense of his play.I’m wondering if the Giants decided to take a different approach, whereby the plan is to put a veteran (Remmers, assuming he signs) next to another veteran (Kevin Zeitler) so that when Jones steps int the lineup, he has an experienced line in front of him. Regarding Asafo-Adjei, that doesn't mean he was a wasted pick. As I noted above, with Gettleman and Shurmur, it’s not necessarily about where a pick was drafted — the kids don’t have any control over that as there are only so many slots available for each round. But what the kids do have control over is what they do once they set foot in the building, and I have a feeling that’s the expectation for “Big George” as well. EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — It takes a lot to put a smile on Bill Belichick’s face and get a handshake from the stoic New England Patriots coach in the fourth game of the preseason. Third-string quarterback Danny Etling did it all on one play.In a meaningless game Thursday night in which neither team played their starters, Etling added a lighthearted moment to the contest and iced the Patriots’ 17-12 win with an 86-yard run on an option keeper that totally fooled the New York Giants‘ defense.“Well that was one of the most exciting plays I have seen in preseason, I’ll say. Great call by Chad,” Belichick said, referring to the selection by receivers coach Chad O’Shea, who was given a chance to call the play.Etling, who also tossed a 1-yard touchdown pass to Ralph Webb early in the second half, said he looked behind him seven times on the jaunt down the right sideline.“I just wanted to make sure no one was catching me,” said Etling, who finished 18 of 32 for 157 yards after throwing six passes in the first preseason game. “I didn’t realize you could use the Jumbotron.”Etling’s big run came on the first play after an Alex Tanney-led drive from the New York 1 stalled at the Patriots 14 with New England ahead 10-6 with 4:11 to play.Etling, who finished with 113 yards on seven carries, faked a handoff and ran an option around right end and scored untouched to give the Patriots a 3-1 preseason record.“When’s the last time a quarterback ran for 85 (really 86) yards White Sterling Shepard Jerseys , let alone for the Patriots,” Belichick said. “I’d say at least 20 years, I know that. Maybe (Steve) Grogan, (Jim) Plunkett. Eighty, that’s a long run.“Nobody has worked harder than Danny. He’s the first one in, last one out. He is diligent. When something like that happens, you are happy for him.”The Giants finished their first preseason under new coach Pat Shurmur at 2-2.‘”I thought the guys played hard, we didn’t make enough plays in the end to win the game,” Shurmur said.Giants quarterback Eli Manning chatted with receiver Odell Beckham Jr. in the first half, while Tom Brady sat next to the New England water coolers and relaxed.Two Giants penalties for lowering the head to initiate contact set up Stephen Gostkowski 33-yard field goal in the first quarter.Rookie Kyle Lauletta, who made the start for New York with Manning and backup Davis Webb held out, put the Giants ahead early in the second quarter with a 41-yard pass to Amba Etta-Tawo. Backup placekicker Marshall Koehn missed the extra point.Etling set up the touchdown to Webb with a 40-yard pass to K.J. Maye.Tanney closed out the scoring with an 8-yard TD pass to Alonzo Russell with 48 seconds to play. The 2-point conversion run failed.GOOD IMPRESSIONSGiants CB Donte Deayon, who battled a hamstring injury in the preseason, might have secured a roster spot with two interceptions. His drawback is he is small and injury prone.“I won’t be nervous,” Deayon said of Saturday’s final cut. “At this point, I put it all out on the table, I put my best foot forward. At this point, what happens, happens.”… Patriots free agent CB J.C. Jackson also had two interceptions and broke up a deep pass before being carted off late in the third quarter because of dehydration. “Yeah, I had something to prove tonight. I knew I had to ball. This is the last preseason game and I’m trying to make the roster,” Jackson said. … Giants veteran CB Chris Lewis-Harris was excellent in coverage and tackling.OBJThe NFL’s highest paid receiver will head into the season for the Giants having not played a down in the preseason. He has not appeared in a game since breaking his left ankle on Oct. 8. Coach Pat Shurmur said he has been cautious with the 25-year-old wideout, but says Beckham will be ready for the opener.LEG WEARYPunters Ryan Allen of the Patriots and Riley Dixon of the Giants had busy nights, kicking six times each.ANTHEMThere were no displays of protest by either the Patriots or Giants, with both teams standing on their sideline for the anthem.INJURIESPatriots: OT Ulrick John (foot) and CB Jackson (dehydration) left the game. John was wearing a walking boot after the game.Giants: T Nick Becton (ankle) and RB Robert Martin (ankle) had to leave the game.UP NEXTPatriots: open regular-season at home against Houston on Sept. 9.Giants: open at home against Jacksonville on Sept. 9.
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