Giants offensive depth chart/roster review: What things look like at this point in training camp

New York Giants There’s a Precision game in less than a week, believe it or not, because they’ll be traveling to Foxboro, Mass. new England Patriots On Thursday, August 11th. So, as we end what the second week of training camp really is like with Friday evening Fan Fest at MetLife Stadium, let’s take a look at the offense.

A similar piece will come on defense as well.

quarterback (3)

Starter: Daniel Jones
Backup: Tyrod Taylor, Davis Webb

Let’s start with Daniel Jones. The first few days of training camp for the fourth-year quarterback were uneventful. This week, Jones has been very bullish. He bowled the ball beautifully on Wednesday and didn’t take any dubious decision in my view.

Blips, and some rough days are to be expected. Head coach Brian Dabol said the Giants are still experimenting with passing concepts, trying to figure out what works and what doesn’t with their personnel. Many routes also have options that require communication between the quarterback and receiver, and ironing will be a work in progress.

“I think when you go into a movie room, and you’re the coordinator or you’re a coach who teaches people, you really try not to ride the waves of play-to-play. . Because a lot of good things happen there. You know, the details of the play are that people are doing things well. And you try to be as consistent as you can, whether it’s complete, unfinished,” Main Coach Brian Dabol said. “Why is it incomplete? you teach it. Why is it complete? It can be a perfection, and yet the play isn’t exactly what you need it to be. its efficiency.

“I just try to level these people as much as I can. Find out what we need to fix, and if something’s good, tell them it’s good. We go out and there are six imperfections, me It’s not really a concern. Because there are a lot of things going on or causing that within the play. And conversely, if the ball doesn’t hit the ground much, it doesn’t matter. But some things can happen, even if it It’s done, but we really need to fix it because it’s going to cost us as we move forward.

Taylor and Webb each had some good moments this summer. Taylor bowled a good deep and showed the Giants would be in capable hands if they needed to play.

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Saxon Barclay
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running back (6)

Starter: Saxon Barclay
Backup: Matt Breeda, Antonio Williams, Gary Brightwell, Jashon Corbin, Sandro Platzgummer

Dabol recently used the word “explosive” when talking about how Barkley looked. The 2018 first-round pick certainly looks better than it did a year ago, when he was withdrawing from major knee surgery.

Barkley is being used creatively as a receiver, which we have discussed earlier. Something that may have been under-the-radar with Barkley is that in heavy sessions of padded practices on Mondays and Wednesdays, Barkley was striving to take plays where they were designed to go. That’s something he hasn’t always done in the past.

“The last two years have not been the way I wanted to, I am reflecting on that. Everything happens for a reason; everything happens for a reason. So, with the calamities that have come my way over the past two years, God has a great plan and it’s all going to work out,” Barkley said. “So, this year, five years, for me, that’s all I want, as I said in my first interview when I talked to you guys this year, I just want to show the (New York) Giants that they The man he drafted is still here. I can still go out there and make plays and help my team succeed.”

tight end (7)

Starter: Daniel Bellinger
Backup: Ricky Seals-Jones, Jordan Akins, Chris Myrick, Jeremiah Hall, Austin Allen, Andre Miller

Rookie fourth-round pick Bellinger is the clear starter. After a pre-training camp scare when he was placed on the Physically Unable to Perform (PUP) list with a quad issue, he has been dropped from the PUP and worked every day as a first-team tight end Is.

Bellinger hasn’t been great, but he catches when the ball comes his way and has enough momentum to jeopardize the defense’s seam.

The backup status is messed up. Seals-Jones has an undisclosed injury and hasn’t practiced recently. Akins is silent. On Wednesday, when I only saw Myrick, he dragged Kyvan Thibodaux to the ground and flagged off to capture. Of the unfinished trio of Hall, Allen and Miller, Hall has been the most influential And appears to be the best chance to earn a roster spot.

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Kenny Golladay
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Wide Receivers (14)

beginning: Kenny Golladay, Kadarius Tony, Van’Dell Robinson
Backup: Alex Bachchan, CJ Board, Keelan Doss, Robert Foster, Richie James, Colin Johnson, Marcus Kemp, Austin Prohl, David Sills, Darius Slayton
Puppy: sterling shepard

The best thing ever about training camp? Golladay and Toni, who barely had a year of practice reaching the season before, have worked out every day. Continuing work on the practice field gives the two a better chance of being productive when play resumes in September.

Golladay, like Jones, had the ups and downs of camp’s first few drills. it was outstanding on WednesdayProbably the best he’s seen since coming to the Giants.

Golladay recently revealed that he spent most of the off-season working with Jones in New Jersey.

“That’s how much it means to me, to be honest. Just going into the training room doing little things, even working out in the weight room and then throwing in with the DJ,” said Goladay. You take your time during the week or during the weekend to do your personal things such as travel and everything, but I just made a point to myself that I want to be here and really focus on myself. want to do A little more body. ,

Tony has been healthy, happy and productive. His twisting, one-handed touchdown of the first day of practice may still be the best game of the camp.

“I think I’m more confident, it’s just about the experience,” Tony said. “Last year, I was just a newbie coming into a kind of youth and learning everything. This year, second year, so I had experience on the field, I had my ups and downs and I am just who I am here. ,

Depending on how the reps are divided and the ability of the particular teams they have, James and the board may have the inside track on backup jobs. Colin Johnson has had a productive camp so far and as he always does in camp, David Sills has made some plays.

Darius Slayton has had both good and bad moments. I continue to see Slayton as the rooster bubble player.

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Evan Neil
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Offensive Line (14)

beginning: Andrew Thomas (LT), Shane Lemieux (LG), John Feliciano (C), Mark Glowinsky (RG), Evan Neal (RT)
Backup: Ben Bredesson, Joshua Ejudu, Jameel Douglas, Max Garcia, Davery Hamilton, Marcus McKethan, Josh Rivas, Roy Mbteka, Garrett McGuin
Puppy: Nick Gates, Matt Pert

Now we come to the topic about which everyone wants to know. How the offensive line has been modified for a gazillion times since the last time Super Bowl Won by giants, are you? Okay, let’s start by going player by player across the starting offensive line.

Andrew Thomas

The third year left tackle has an excellent camp. He looks healthy after off-season ankle surgery – he’s had a whole lot of work and no confinement at all. Is Thomas, entering his third season, ready to step up and become an elite leftist?

“Honestly, I’m just in competition with myself,” Thomas said. “I’ve seen a lot of things from last year that I need to clean up and things I need to get better at. Once I put it in the film, I think it will speak for itself.

Shane Lemieux

He looks healthy with a patellar tendon injury in his left knee after missing all but 17 2021 snaps. Lemieux also took photographs at the center, perhaps a harbinger of a future move in that position.

“I think it was the first day of the pad last year when I hurt it (knee). I don’t think about it. Do you know what I mean? You with the mindset of always thinking in the past Can’t go or keep it in your mind because then you’ll be playing slow,” Lemieux said. “I’m healthy now and working on getting better.”

John Feliciano

The starting center missed four exercises after having a heat/hydration problem at the end of the second exercise. His value was shown when Ben Bredesson, Jamil Douglas and Max Garcia all struggled to snap the ball accurately, forcing the Giants to experiment with Lemieux in center position.

mark glowinsky

There really isn’t much to say about Veteran Wright Guard. Glowinsky has had a tough time with Leonard Williams, but he is not alone.

Evan Neil

The No. 7 overall pick is having some growing pains. He’s looked bad in some of his matchups this week, and Some of the reasons Nick Fallato noticed, The big guy is extremely athletic and extremely talented, and there’s no reason to think things won’t get better for him right now.

“I want to say I’m never going to be a finished product, I just want to make sure I’m better than yesterday. In Alabama, coach (Nick) Saban likes to say, “Outorc tomorrow. “That’s where I really am,” Neil said. “I want to say that I am my own biggest critic. No one can criticize me more than me. I focus on the bad things, but I also have to accept the good because I have something good that I do. I just watch the movie and I take that away from what I can and just focus on getting better, not making the same mistakes and creating positive things. ,

backup player

The issues have already been discussed on the backup center spot. If Feliciano gets injured or just performs poorly, it wouldn’t be a surprise to see Lemieux in the center and rookie Joshua Ezudu on the left guard.

Ezeudu, as he was in North Carolina, has been Mr. Versatility until now. He has worked on the left guard and both the tackle spots. He probably also acted on the right guard, I don’t remember seeing it.

Matt Gono’s loss left the Giants without an experienced swing tackle. If the Giants aren’t sure Ezudu can handle it, perhaps they’ll add a veteran to the task when teams trim their rosters at the end of the preseason.

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