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 July 25, 2012  Posted by on July 25, 2012 News and Notes
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New York Giants Players Report to Training Camp Tomorrow: Giants players report to training camp at SUNY Albany on Thursday. The first practice will be held on Friday. The training camp calendar is available in the Training Camp section of the website.

Giants.com Q&A With Special Teams Coach Tom Quinn: The video of a Giants.com Q&A with Special Teams Coach Tom Quinn is available at Giants.com.

Giants.com Player Q&As: Video clips of Giants.com Q&A sessions with the following players are available at Giants.com:

  • S Antrel Rolle (Video)
  • PK Lawerence Tynes (Video)

Star-Ledger Player Q&As:

Pre-Camp Article on the 2012 New York Giants: Eli Leads Charge to Improve by Art Stapleton of The Bergen Record

Article on QB Eli Manning: Manning Knows Giants Can’t Rely on Saving Best for Last in Title Defense by Don Banks of SI.com

Article on WR Jerrel Jernigan: Giants’ Jernigan Out to Grab Opportunity by Paul Schwartz of The New York Post

Article on the Giants’ Tight Ends: Camp Preview: Tight End by Ohm Youngmisuk of ESPNNewYork.com

Article on the Giants’ Offensive Line: Camp Preview: Offensive Line by Ohm Youngmisuk of ESPNNewYork.com

Giants.com Video Preview of Safeties: Position Preview: Safeties by Giants.com

Quotes: QB Eli Manning on HB David Wilson and WR Rueben Randle: “They both had a good spring. The thing about David Wilson is he’s the fastest running back we’ve ever had. I mean, this guy’s; quick, he’s explosive, so that’s kind of exciting. Our running backs over the years have been the powerful, big guy. With those young guys at running back, it’s all about learning protections. If I start changing plays, they have to know exactly what they’re doing, the routes off that and blocking guys. You slowly work them in, you have a small amount of plays in a special package for them that they can get comfortable with and then you get them in the mix. So training camp will be a big help for (Wilson), getting him in some live games in the preseason will help and the same thing for Rueben. I thought he had a good spring. He has a good feel for things, very smooth, catches the ball well, I think he picked up our offense pretty well for the first time hearing it. So the same thing – training camp just more repetitions, some live action and making decisions, making adjustments on the routes based on the coverage and just learning all those things.”

DE Osi Umenyiora on the pay increase in the final year of his contract: “I’m happy about it. I wanted to be here. Really wanted to be here. That was the most important thing, the two parties both wanted to keep the relationship going. I’m happy and just go out here and play my heart out and try to help my team win a championship.”

Umenyiora on what the Giants need to do to defend their NFL title: “I think it’s for everybody on our team to understand that last year wasn’t a fluke, that we currently are the best team in football and we have to go out there and practice like that, go out there and play like that, we have to have that attitude that we’re badder than everybody else and play like it. Once the team starts to really believe and understand that last year wasn’t a fluke and we can do this again I think we’ll have a better chance.’’

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