Sep 162022
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Kadarius Toney, New York Giants (September 11, 2022)

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WR Wan’Dale Robinson (knee), CB Aaron Robinson (appendicitis), and CB Nick McCloud (hamstring) did not practice on Friday. All three have been officially ruled out of Sunday’s game against the Carolina Panthers.

WR Kadarius Toney (hamstring), OL Devery Hamilton (illness), OLB Kayvon Thibodeaux (knee), OLB Azeez Ojulari (calf), and S Jason Pinnock (shoulder) were limited in practice. Pinnock has been ruled out of Sunday’s game. Thibodeaux and Ojulari are “doubtful” for the game. Toney is “questionable” and Hamilton is expected to play.

On Toney, Head Coach Brian Daboll said before practice, “He was added back to the injury report. We’ll see where he’s at today. He practiced (on Thursday), participated in some team periods. But his hamstring tightened up, so that’s why he’s back on the injury report… We’ll see (if he can play on Sunday). We’ll come out here today and see what he can do today and see where we’re at.”

OC Jon Feliciano (lower leg) and S Dane Belton (clavicle) fully practiced. Both are expected to play.

Transcripts and video clips of the media sessions with the following coaches are available in The Corner Forum and on YouTube:

There is no media availability to the team on Saturday. The Giants host the Carolina Panthers at MetLife Stadium on Sunday afternoon.

Aug 192022
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Brandon Brown, Joe Schoen, and Sterling Shepard; New York Giants (April 20, 2022)

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Due to mounting injures on the offensive line, the Giants signed offensive linemen Josh Rivas and Chris Owens on Friday. To make room, the team also waived defensive lineman Christopher Hinton and placed wide receiver Robert Foster (hamstring) on Injured Reserve.

The Giants signed Rivas as an undrafted rookie free agent after the 2022 NFL Draft. They waived him last Sunday.

The 6’3”, 305-pound Owens was originally signed by the Pittsburgh Steelers as an undrafted rookie free agent after the 2022 NFL Draft. The Steelers waived him on August 16th. Owens has experience playing tackle, guard, and center.

The Giants signed Hinton as an undrafted rookie free agent after the 2022 NFL Draft.

The Giants signed Foster as a street free agent in March 2022 after being waived by the Dallas Cowboys. The 6’2”, 196-pound Foster was originally signed as an undrafted rookie free agent by the Buffalo Bills after the 2018 NFL Draft. He has spent time with the Bills (2018-2020), Green Bay Packers (2020), Washington Football Team (2020), Miami Dolphins (2021), and Cowboys (2021-2022). Foster has played in 30 regular-games with seven starts, catching 32 passes for 642 yards and three touchdowns. Most of his production came in 2018 as a rookie with the Bills.

WR Sterling Shepard (Achilles), OC Nick Gates (leg), and OT Matt Peart (knee) remain on the Active/Physically Unable to Perform (PUP) List.

RB Matt Breida (unknown), RB Gary Brightwell (unknown), WR Kadarius Toney (knee/leg), WR Darius Slayton (unknown), TE Andre Miller (broken right forearm), TE Ricky Seals-Jones (unknown), OC Jon Feliciano (right arm), LG Shane Lemieux (foot), OL Joshua Ezeudu (unknown), OC/OG Ben Bredeson (elbow), OL Jamil Douglas (ankle), OL Garrett McGhin (unknown), DL Leonard Williams (unknown), LB Jihad Ward (unknown), LB Elerson Smith (lower right leg), CB Cor’Dale Flott (groin), CB Rodarius Williams (unknown), and S Dane Belton (broken left collarbone) did not practice on Friday.

WR Robert Foster injured his hamstring late in practice and was placed on Injured Reserve later in the day.

The transcript of Brandon Brown’s press conference on Friday is available in The Corner Forum while the video is available on YouTube.

Video clips of the media sessions with the position coaches are available on YouTube.

Transcripts and video clips of the media sessions with the following players are available in The Corner Forum and on YouTube:

The is no media availability to the Giants on Saturday. The team plays the Cincinnati Bengals at MetLife Stadium on Sunday night.

Aug 152022
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Tyrod Taylor, New York Giants (August 11, 2022)

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Another beautiful weather day. Sunny but not too hot. The dryness we have seen in the NE this summer is not good for my lawn, but it is beneficial for the practice operation to be outside this often. The mere difference in space provides the option for all the position groups to work with plenty of room.

Anyway, the roster cut downs are coming up soon. NYG will be letting go of just a couple guys tomorrow and another 5 next week. Because of that, I am trying to put a little more focus on the backups and roster battles. I’m not sure if this discussed often here, as most of my time away from camp and reports revolves around the college scouting work that I am about to dive in on. But there will be a few very hard decisions made when the roster cuts go down. Not necessarily because there is an abundance of talent (however there are some deep spots on defense). There are players from the previous regime who are respectable assets but simply do not fit into the new scheme and/or they were not brought in by the new regime. That will be the primary focus of today’s report, although I will still give some feedback on the starters (what’s left of them) at the bottom of each side of the ball. Hint, the defense won.


-The guy I am going to go out on a limb for is Ryder Anderson. The defensive end from Indiana has been mentioned in my camp reports a few times. I have really focused in on him the past 2 days and it looks like the coaches are too. He is drawing a lot of praise from the staff via special teams and the skill set he brings to the table gives them options along the DL. He plays heavy handed with good bend on a very long frame. Putting him on the Practice Squad (PS) is a risky proposition, as every team has a clear shot at him from there. I am leaning toward him getting a spot and seeing a surprise veteran cut (Jalyn Holmes? Nick Williams?).

-Khalil Dorsey is impressive from the slot. He plays ultra-sticky and has a power presence to him that gives him nickel-potential behind Holmes.

-Outside corners Darren Evans and Zyon Gilbert both made nice plays on the ball in team drills. Their length and catch-up speed show. Both are getting beat on vertical routes as they are too late to find the ball, if at all. I assume that is a major no-no in the Martindale scheme.

-With Carter Coughlin back, this is an incredibly tough ILB group to figure out. Martinez and Crowder are the ones and Beavers is quietly creeping through Crowder’s shadow. Another solid run stuff by the rookie that resulted in a TFL where he torched Max Garcia. Micah McFadden continues to do all the little things right and gets to the ball on nearly every play. Cam Brown is the top special teamer on the squad and Austin Calitro is right behind but has shown more at ILB defensively. Do all these guys make the team? That is a lot of inside linebackers in a scheme and era where nickel + dime packages are taking over.

-Justin Ellis and rookie D.J. Davidson appear to be the backup NTs. Some schemes only carry one backup, but I think this scheme will carry two. David Moa and rookie Christopher Hinton continued to struggle to penetrate. Their lateral range isn’t there either.

-The OLB group is another tough one to figure out. With Azeez Ojulari back and Kayvon Thibodeaux an unquestioned starter, the battle between Oshane Ximines, Elerson Smith (injured, however), and Quincy Roche will likely only produce two out of the fire (unless Smith’s injury lands him on IR). I think it would come down to the latter two. Roche had another strong day today and I think his run defense is becoming noticeably better. More stout, better hand work, and more precise with his positioning. The point I am getting at? Ximines may have a really hard time making this team. He doesn’t win enough 1-on-1’s as a pass rusher and he got sealed off on an outside run (one of NYG’s top gains of the day).

-I don’t have a very strong feel at S partially because Dane Belton has been out for nearly all of camp. Trenton Thompson has popped a few times, but Yusuf Corker seems to do more for the defense.

-When it comes to the starters, I stood there today thinking this group has the strong likelihood of being a very formidable defense. Take away the fact they are up against a struggling offense. There is proven talent at every level. They have a new scheme that the opposition will not have tape on, making it a bit tougher to plan against. And they have potential superstars (top 5 at their position in league) at multiple spots in the middle in Leonard Williams and Xavier McKinney. They are fast, physical, and show excellent anticipation. Darnay Holmes and Julian Love both made spectacular reads on short balls. Holmes turned his into an INT. Thibodeaux looks like he is getting through the pass protection more often than not. Ojulari was back out there with the 1’s in live action and beat Neal on a couple of running plays for what would have been TFL. If this side of the ball stays healthy and considering their schedule, games will be kept close. No question.


-The OL is very banged up. Matt Peart, Shane Lemieux, Jon Feliciano, Jamil Douglas, Joshua Ezeudu were all out. Don’t forget about Nick Gates, too. I’ll discuss the starting group in a moment, as I want to keep focus on roster hopefuls. If all of those guys above come back relatively soon (minus Gates, and Peart looks close), there may not be many spots even open. But the one I have been impressed by the most is Devery Hamilton. He has played both LT and LG, but I think his best spot is inside. He stays on his man, he shows proper hip extension and footwork, and he looks athletic enough to handle late lateral looks by the defense. Will Holden is the other one I would feel safest with out there. Garrett McGhinn and Roy Mbaeteka look over-matched when it comes to speed and change of direction.

-Will NYG carry a fullback? They have one option right now and that is Jeremiah Hall. It is always possible someone shakes free from another roster, but BUF always used a fullback under Daboll. Hall got looks with the 1’s today and they do not use any of their TEs in the backfield.

-The TE group is still a spot I see the team needing to bring in outside help. Nobody knows the deal with Ricky Seals-Jones, but I am assuming he is just out of the picture for now. Daniel Bellinger and Chris Myarick seem to get the most looks with the ones and it is more of the same. Myarick does not have an upside, but he is gritty enough to get by. I think he is more of a #3 though. Bellinger is easy to like. I spent time watching the group run routes both against air and linebackers/safeties. The rookie is the smoothest mover in and out of his breaks and shows the softest hands. I don’t see Austin Allen being a 53-man guy though. Gotta love the height but his pad level is so up and down as a route runner. He has a hard time accelerating and changing direction, but he does have some stride speed. Certainly, someone you want to try and work with on the PS.

-The receiver group is a back-and-forth battle each day. Collin Johnson has separated himself. He made a great play on a ball from Jones in the team portion of practice, likely their top pass gain of the day. Richie James is all over the field and offers some in the return game. But as I have said, does he get bumped the second Shepard comes back? Jones seems to like to throwing to him and he does play a sudden game as a route runner. The radius isn’t there though and he continues to get thrown off his point in traffic. Size is really important for a receiver, and he is bottom tier there. NYG already has a guy like that in Robinson. One name I am interested to see how they handle is Marcus Kemp. NYG gets a bunch of passes downfield throughout each practice and he is the one that seems to come down with the acrobatic catches the most often. Robert Foster and Keelan Doss could not do it today.

-Lastly, the RB group is likely to carry four guys and it easy to figure out. Saquon Barkley-Matt Breida (still not practicing)-Antonio Williams-Gary Brightwell (out today). Jashaun Corbin is impressive and I do think he could beat out Brightwell, just not right away.

-As for the starting offense, my biggest positive was Ben Bredeson. He simply looks more efficient at center than he does at guard. I would love to hear him speak on that. He was making all of the calls and made a couple of key blocks on what appeared to be large chunk gains in the running game. Both Barkley and Williams had big runs.

-Daniel Jones and the passing game were better at being timely today. Jones had a few quick strike throws to Wan’Dale Robinson that I liked. It is bizarre to me how many times he tucks and runs the ball. That could be by the direction of Mike Kafka and Brian Daboll, however. And analytics do say the most efficient play in football is the QB non-designed run. Probably not the most ideal when it comes to keeping the QB on the field, though.

-Jones misfired on a short pass to Robinson (I think) and it got tipped up in the air for a Holmes INT.

-Tyrod Taylor had another off-day as well. He threw an INT where he simply lofted a ball with too much air underneath it. He also misfired on a ball where he didn’t set his feet and faded back as he released it. He air mailed it over the 6’8” tight end Allen – a hard guy to overthrow on a dump off pass.

-I’m not sure of the defense dialed it back a notch with the complex looks, but it did seem the NYG offense had more space to work with. Andrew Thomas looks rock solid, and Mark Glowinski looks like Mr. Reliable. Evan Neal was flagged for a false start and had a couple of ugly plays. He walked off the field very frustrated a couple of times. The speed of the game is too much for a guy in space to struggle with footwork and balance. Still have a ways to go there.


That is it for me this week. I am making plans to get to the joint practice next week with NYJ. The overall feel of this team is bizarre when looking at how many guys are not practicing. I track the NFL Depth Charts for Ourlads via practice reports and I can’t think of a team with this many 1st/2nd stringers on the sideline. I don’t say that to create a narrative, it is simply an observation. I also don’t think it is doomsday. It appears most will be just fine by September and if anything, it leads me to the notion this roster is actually pretty deep. We will see how well some of these guys actually play, but as I opened with, creating the 53-man roster is actually going to force some really hard decisions especially if they bring in a guy or two from another team when they make their own cuts.

New York Giants Defensive Line Coach Andre Patterson, who has been on a leave of absence since camp started with an undisclosed medical issue, returned to the team on Monday. “Patterson’s back today,” said Head Coach Brian Daboll. “Probably won’t be on the field but was in the building. So, it’s good to have him back.”

WR Sterling Shepard (Achilles), OC Nick Gates (leg), and OT Matt Peart (knee) remain on the Active/Physically Unable to Perform (PUP) List.

RB Matt Breida (unknown), RB Gary Brightwell (unknown), WR Kadarius Toney (knee/leg), WR Austin Proehl (leg/calf), TE Andre Miller (broken right forearm), TE Ricky Seals-Jones (unknown), OC Jon Feliciano (right arm), LG Shane Lemieux (foot), OL Joshua Ezeudu (unknown), OL Jamil Douglas (ankle), LB Blake Martinez (returning from ACL), LB Jihad Ward (unknown), LB Elerson Smith (lower right leg), LB Cam Brown (unknown), CB Cor’Dale Flott (groin), CB Rodarius Williams (unknown), and S Dane Belton (broken left collarbone) did not practice.

When Head Coach Brian Daboll was asked about three players injured in practice yesterday (Feliciano, Smith, and Ward), he responded, “They’ll be okay. They probably won’t go today, but they’ll be alright… We should be alright with those guys.”

WR Darius Slayton (unknown), WR David Sills (unknown), DL Leonard Williams (unknown), DL Justin Ellis (unknown), and CB Adoree’ Jackson (unknown) were limited in practice.

The transcript of Brian Daboll’s press conference on Monday is available in The Corner Forum while the video is available on YouTube.

Transcripts and video clips of the media sessions with the following players are available in The Corner Forum and at

The team practices again on Tuesday morning (10:00AM-noon). Head Coach Brian Daboll and select players will also address the media.

Aug 022022
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Kadarius Toney, New York Giants (July 29, 2022)

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The New York Giants held their sixth summer training camp practice on Tuesday at Quest Diagnostics Training Center in East Rutherford, New Jersey.

Got a lot of good work in (yesterday), particularly in the running game, which was a point of emphasis,” said Head Coach Brian Daboll before practice. “So, took the pads off of them today, and we are in a third-and-10 plus day. So, a little bit harder than the (third and) 6-9 day, but work we need to get after.”

According to The Athletic, New York Giants Defensive Line Coach Andre Patterson is away from the team while he is dealing with an undisclosed medical issue. Assistant Defensive Line Coach Bryan Cox is leading the defensive line while the 62-year old Patterson is away.

The Giants have waived/injured safety Jarren Williams with a hamstring injury. To fill that roster spot, the team signed free agent safety Jarrod Wilson.

Williams was originally signed by the Arizona Cardinals as an undrafted rookie free agent after the 2020 NFL Draft. The Giants signed signed Williams in early August 2020 after he was waived by the Cardinals. He spent most of 2020 on the Giants’ Practice Squad, but did play in two games exclusively on special teams. The Giants signed Williams to the Practice Squad in late September 2021 and the 53-man roster in December. He ended up playing in six games at cornerback with two starts (49 percent of snaps in those games) and finished the season with 17 tackles and one pass defense.

The 28-year old, 6’1”, 209-pound Wilson was originally signed as an undrafted rookie free agent by the Jacksonville Jaguars after the 2016 NFL Draft. He has spent time with the Jaguars (2016-2020), New York Jets (2021), and San Francisco 49ers (2021). Wilson has played in 84 regular-season games with 33 starts, 28 of which came in 2019-2020 with the Jaguars. Wilson did start five games for the Jets in 2021 as well. He has nine career pass defenses, three interceptions, two forced fumbles, one fumble recovery, and one sack.

The following players remain on injury lists:

  • Active/Physically Unable to Perform (PUP) List: WR Sterling Shepard (Achilles), OC Nick Gates (leg), and OT Matt Peart (knee)
  • Reserve/Non-Football Injury (NFI) List: LB Azeez Ojulari (hamstring)

OC Jon Feliciano (heat-related), TE Ricky Seals-Jones (unknown), and S Dane Belton (broken left collarbone) did not practice.

Contrary to reports from yesterday, Belton does not need surgery on his broken collarbone.

It’s always tough,” said Head Coach Brian Daboll when asked about Belton  “You feel terrible for guys that that happens to. But he is smart. He was having a really good camp, and doing a really good job with (Julian) Love and (Xavier McKinney) X when we were throwing him in there. He’s diligent. I’d say he’s out there. He’s out there at walkthroughs. He’s out there at practice. He’s really good in the film room. Does it hurt that you’re not out there? Absolutely. But he’s really mature for a young player, too. So, as soon as we can get him out there, that will be great. But until then, we’ll work with whatever we can with relative to the meetings, the practices, the time on task is always helpful… I don’t know yet (if he will start the season off on Injured Reserve).”

RB Antonio Williams left practice early with a leg injury, but returned. WR Robert Foster left on a cart after a collision with a defender in the end zone.

Some snippets from various media sources:

  • Giants were not in pads on Tuesday, but shells.
  • Ben Bredeson was the first-team center; Jamil Douglas was the #2 center and Max Garcia the #3 center.
  • During portions of practice, the second-team offensive line was LT Joshua Ezeudu, LG Devery Hamilton, OC Jamil Douglas, RG Matt Gono, and RT Markus McKethan – with the guards and tackles swapped from their usual spots.
  • Andre Miller continues to see his reps increase as a first-team tight end.
  • Andrew Adams received first-team reps at safety when the defense went with a three-safety look.
  • The Giants may have moved Gavin Heslop from cornerback to safety.
  • Oshane Ximines received first-team reps at outside linebacker. Ximines beat LT Joshua Ezeudu during one drill.
  • During individual drills, WR Kadarius Toney lined up as the Wildcat quarterback with WR Wan’Dale Robinson and RB Saquon Barkley in the backfield.
  • In 9-on-9 drills, QB Daniel Jones’ pass to WR Kadarius Toney was picked off by CB Adoree’ Jackson. (Jones would have been “sacked” on this play as OLB Kayvon Thibodeaux beat LT Andrew Thomas).
  • WR Wan’Dale Robinson beat CB Darnay Holmes with a double-move on a pass from QB Daniel Jones.
  • OLB Quincy Roche beat RT Matt Gono twice when rushing the passer.
  • In 11-on-11 drills, QB Daniel Jones found wide receivers Richie James and Kadarius Toney for long first downs. He followed that up with completions to TE Andre Miller and WR David Sills. OLB Jihad Ward got around RT Evan Neal on the first play for what might have been a “sack.”
  • OLB Kayvon Thibodeaux and a blitzing CB Darnay Holmes “sacked” QB Daniel Jones from the left side of the offensive line.
  • At one point in 11-on-11 drills/2-minute drills, QB Daniel Jones completed 9-of-10 passes with seven going for first downs. He had long completions to wide receivers C.J. Board and David Sills. CB Adoree’ Jackson did break up one pass intended for Board. A blitzing S Julian Love may have had a “sack” on one of these plays.
  • WR Collin Johnson made a nice diving catching where he also kept his feet inbounds on a pass from QB Tyrod Taylor.
  • WR Darius Slayton made a number of catches down the field, including a touchdown throw from QB Tyrod Taylor over CB Khalil Dorsey (though OLB Quincy Roche would have had a “sack” on the play against LT Joshua Ezeudu).
  • OLB Tomon Fox had two “sacks,” while OLB Elerson Smith got around RT Matt Gono for another “sack.”
  • QB Tyrod Taylor threw a sideline pass to WR Darius Slayton, who beat CB Cor’Dale Flott.
  • CB Darren Evans broke up three passes.
  • Starting at midfield, QB Daniel Jones drove the Giants for a touchdown, completing 3-of-3 passes with a slant pass to WR Richie James for the touchdown. Jones was 12-of-13 in full-team drills at this point.
  • CB Adoree’ Jackson picked off QB Daniel Jones for the second time, this time in red-zone drills on a pass intended for WR Wan’Dale Robinson.
  • QB Daniel Jones finished practice with a deep completion to RB Saquon Barkley and a touchdown throw to WR David Sills. Jones finished 14-of-16 in full-team drills with two touchdowns and one interception. Overall , he was 16-of-20 with two touchdowns and two interceptions.

The transcript of Brian Daboll’s press conference on Tuesday is available in The Corner Forum while the video is available on YouTube.

Transcripts and video clips of the media sessions with the following players are available in The Corner Forum and at

The New York Giants practice again on Wednesday morning (10:00AM-noon). The practice will be open to the public. Head Coach Brian Daboll and select players will also address the media.

May 262022
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Don "Wink" Martindale, New York Giants (May 19, 2022)

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The Giants held their sixth voluntary organized team activity (OTA) practice on Thursday, and second one open to the media. No live contact is permitted during OTAs, but 7-on-7, 9-on-7, and 11-on-11 drills are allowed.

The four remaining OTA practices will be held on May 31-June 3. A mandatory mini-camp will also be held June 7-9.

Players wearing red jerseys because of injury issues included WR Kadarius Toney, WR Sterling Shepard, WR Richie James, WR Collin Johnson, LT Andrew Thomas, OC Nick Gates, OT Matt Peart, OL Jamil Douglas, DL Dexter Lawrence, ILB Blake Martinez, OLB Kayvon Thibodeaux, ILB Cam Brown, ILB T.J. Brunson, CB Rodarius Williams, and CB Darren Evans. Some of these players participated in practice on a limited basis, while others did not.

(Thibodeaux will) be in a red jersey today along with some of the other guys,” said Head Coach Brian Daboll. “I’d say this with the red jersey guys, they are all making progress, taking it day-by-day, but they are all doing a good job of doing the rehab that they need to do, whatever that’s required of them… I think the red jersey guys are making progress and hopefully we’ll have everybody ready to go.”

WR Kenny Golladay was not wearing a red jersey, but he did not practice.

Not present were OT Matt Gono and PK Graham Gano.

Some snippets from various media sources:

  • Spirited practice for an OTA.
  • 1st-Team OL: LT Joshua Ezeudu, LG Shane Lemieux, OC Jon Feliciano, RG Mark Glowinski, RT Evan Neal
  • 2nd-Team OL: LT Korey Cunningham, LG Max Garcia, OC Ben Bredeson, RG Josh Revis, RT Marcus McKethan
  • 1st-Team Defense (install session): DL Leonard Williams, DL Dexter Lawrence, OLB Kayvon Thibodeaux, OLB Azeez Ojulari, ILB Blake Martinez, ILB Tae Crowder, CB Adoree’ Jackson, CB Aaron Robinson, CB Darnay Holmes, S Xavier McKinney, S Julian Love
  • During team drills, DL Justin Ellis, OLB Jihad Ward, OLB Elerson Smith, and ILB Darren Beavers got work with the first team.
  • 2nd-Team Defense (install session): DL Justin Ellis, DL David Moa, OLB Elerson Smith, OLB Oshane Ximines, ILB Carter Coughlin, ILB Micah McFadden, CB Zyon Gilbert, CB Michael Jacquet, CB Cor’Dale Flott, S Jarren Williams, S Dane Belton
  • 3rd-Team Defense (install session): DL Jalyn Holmes, DL D.J. Davidson, OLB Tomon Fox, OLB Niko Lalos, ILB Cam Brown, ILB Justin Hilliard, CB Maurice Canady, CB Darren Evans, CB Khalil Dorsey, S Yusuf Corker, S Henry Black
  • In 7-on-7 drills, WR Wan’Dale Robinson made a twisting, highlight-reel grab of a deep ball from QB Daniel Jones against CB Aaron Robinson despite tight coverage.
  • CB Micheal Jacquet broke up a pass after a double move by WR Alex Bachman.
  • S Jarren Williams knocked away a deep pass.
  • Elerson Smith recovered a fumble knocked loose by LB Carter Coughlin on a QB Tyrod Taylor dump-off pass to a running back.
  • QB Tyrod Taylor threw a nice deep sideline pass to WR C.J. Board, and then followed that up with a big gain on a throw to WR David Sills on a crossing route. Taylor later connected on another deep pass to WR Alex Bachman.
  • QB Daniel Jones threw a touchdown pass to WR Darius Slayton off a double move on a deep-route over CB Adoree’ Jackson.
  • CB Adoree’ Jackson jumped an out-route on a pass from QB Daniel Jones intended for WR Richie James, who slipped on his break. Jackson picked off the ball and returned it for a touchdown.
  • TE Daniel Bellinger received a lot of reps with the first team and continued to flash good route running and hands. He was very active, including catching two passes from QB Daniel Jones in 11-on-11 drills for 1st downs.
  • WR David Sills bobbled a pass from QB Daniel Jones that was intercepted by S Xavier McKinney and returned for another defensive score.
  • OT Korey Cunningham and OLB Quincy Roche got into a fight, throwing punches.
  • RB Saquon Barkley was used in a variety of ways out of different formations and continues to be deployed as both a runner and receiver.
  • RB Matt Breida caught a 5-yard touchdown pass from QB Tyrod Taylor.
  • QB Tyrod Taylor broke off a long, zig-zag run which he might have scored on in a real game.
  • CB Maurice Canady broke up a pass in the end zone.
  • CB Aaron Robinson ended practice by breaking up a pass in the end zone.

Transcripts and video clips of the media sessions with the following coaches are available in The Corner Forum and at

Transcripts and video clips of the media sessions with the following players are available in The Corner Forum and at

Feb 112022
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Mike Groh, Indianapolis Colts (August 19, 2021)

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The New York Giants have officially announced that they have hired the following seven position coaches:

  • Quarterbacks Coach Shea Tierney
  • Running Backs Coach DeAndre Smith
  • Wide Receivers Coach Mike Groh
  • Tight Ends Coach Andy Bischoff
  • Offensive Line Coach Bobby Johnson
  • Assistant Offensive Line Coach Tony Sparano, Jr.
  • Defensive Line Coach Andre Patterson

“They’re all intelligent, dependable, good character, team-first people who are experts in their subject matter, can teach well and explain the details of their positions,” Head Coach Brian Daboll said. “I think there’s an important part of developing a staff and bringing a staff together in terms of personality and fit, so we’re happy with the guys that we’ve hired to this point. I’d say we’ve taken our time making decisions and really being methodical with our approach. We weren’t going to rush anything. Just take each case day by day.

“I think what you try to do when you’re putting together a staff, whether that be an offensive staff in a smaller form or the entire staff, you try to put together a group of people that will complement one another, whether that’s experience, whether that’s energy, whether that’s detail, whether that’s passion. You don’t want to have a cookie cutter approach and hire everybody that’s exactly the same. I think that you have to offset blind spots.”

Tierney’s Resume:

  • 2020-2021: Assistant Quarterbacks Coach, Buffalo Bills
  • 2018-2019: Offensive Assistant, Buffalo Bills
  • 2016-2017: Offensive Analyst, University of Alabama
  • 2013-2015: Football Analyst/Coaching Intern, Philadelphia Eagles
  • 2011-2013: Offensive Graduate Assistant, North Carolina State University
  • Pro Experience: None
  • Collegiate Experience: None
  • Born: October 19, 1986

Smith’s Resume:

  • 2019-2021: Running Backs Coach, Texas Tech University
  • 2018: Running Backs Coach, Utah State University
  • 2017: Running Backs Coach, University of North Carolina
  • 2016: Running Backs Coach, Purdue University
  • 2013-2015: Running Backs Coach, Syracuse University
  • 2012: Running Backs Coach, University of New Mexico
  • 2010-2011: Running Backs Coach, University of Illinois
  • 2009: Running Backs Coach, University of Nevada at Las Vegas
  • 2008: Running Backs Coach, University of New Mexico
  • 2005-2007: Running Backs Coach, Miami (OH) University
  • 2001-2004: Running Backs Coach/Special Teams Assistant, Northern Illinois University
  • 1999-2000: Quarterbacks Coach, Indiana State University
  • Pro Experience: Quarterback, Calgary Stampeders (1992)
  • Collegiate Experience: Quarterback, Southwest Missouri State University (1987-1990)

Groh’s Resume:

  • 2020-2021: Wide Receivers Coach, Indianapolis Colts
  • 2018-2019: Offensive Coordinator, Philadelphia Eagles
  • 2017: Wide Receivers Coach, Philadelphia Eagles
  • 2016: Passing Game Coordinator/Wide Receivers Coach, Los Angeles Rams
  • 2013-2015: Wide Receivers Coach, Chicago Bears
  • 2011-2012: Wide Receivers Coach/Recruiting Coordinator, University of Alabama
  • 2010: Quarterbacks Coach, University of Louisville
  • 2009: Offensive Graduate Assistant, University of Alabama
  • 2006-2008: Offensive Coordinator, University of Virginia
  • 2005: Quarterbacks Coach/Wide Receivers Coach/Recruiting Coordinator, University of Virginia
  • 2003-2004: Quarterbacks Coach/Wide Receivers Coach, University of Virginia
  • 2001-2002: Wide Receivers Coach, University of Virginia
  • 2000: Offensive Assistant/Quality Control Coach, New York Jets
  • Pro Experience: Quarterback, Baltimore Ravens (1996), Rhein Fire (1997)
  • Collegiate Experience: Quarterback, University of Virginia (1992-1995)
  • Born: December 19, 1971

Bischoff’s Resume:

  • 2021: Tight Ends Coach, Houston Texans
  • 2018-2020: Assistant Tight Ends Coach, Baltimore Ravens
  • 2016-2017: Offensive Assistant, Baltimore Ravens
  • 2015: Offensive Quality Control Coach, Baltimore Ravens
  • 2013-2014: Tight Ends Coach/Staff Coordinator, Chicago Bears
  • 2010-2012: Special Teams Coordinator/Running Backs Coach/Assistant to the Head Coach, Montreal Alouettes
  • 2008-2009: Running Backs Coach/Offensive Quality Control Coach, Montreal Alouettes
  • 2004-2007: Assistant Head Coach/Offensive Coordinator, Cretin-Derham Hall High School (MN)
  • 2000-2003: Co-Offensive Coordinator, Cretin-Derham Hall High School (MN)
  • 1998-1999: Offensive Line Coach/Run Game Coordinator, Cretin-Derham Hall High School (MN)
  • 1993-1997: Offensive Line Coach, Cretin-Derham Hall High School (MN)
  • Pro Experience: None
  • Collegiate Experience: Center, University of South Dakota (1990-1994)
  • Born: December 8, 1970

Johnson’s Resume:

  • 2019-2021: Offensive Line Coach, Buffalo Bills
  • 2018: Assistant Offensive Line Coach, Indianapolis Colts
  • 2015-2017: Tight Ends Coach, Oakland Raiders
  • 2014: Assistant Offensive Line, Detroit Lions
  • 2013: Tight Ends Coach, Detroit Lions
  • 2012: Tight Ends Coach, Jacksonville Jaguars
  • 2010-2011: Assistant Offensive Line Coach, Buffalo Bills
  • 2005-2009: Offensive Line Coach, Indiana University
  • 2004: Offensive Line Coach, Miami University (Ohio)
  • 1999-2003: Tight Ends Coach, Miami University (Ohio)
  • 1997-1998: Defensive Line Coach, University of Akron
  • 1995-1996: Graduate Assistant, University of Akron
  • Pro Experience: None
  • Collegiate Experience: Offensive Lineman, Miami University (Ohio) (1992-1994)
  • Born: 1973

Sparano’s Resume:

  • 2021: Assistant Offensive Line Coach, Carolina Panthers
  • 2017-2020: Assistant Offensive Line Coach, Jacksonville Jaguars
  • 2015-2016: Tight Ends Coach, Buffalo Bills
  • 2014: Offensive Assistant, New York Jets
  • 2012-2013: Intern, New York Jets
  • 2011: Offensive Quality Control Coach, Miami Dolphins
  • 2010: Assistant Defensive Line Coach, Hartford Colonials
  • Pro Experience: None
  • Collegiate Experience: Defensive End, University of Albany (2006-2009)
  • Born: October 22, 1986

Patterson’s Resume:

  • 2021: Assistant Head Coach/Co-Defensive Coordinator/Defensive Line Coach, Minnesota Vikings
  • 2020: Co-Defensive Coordinator/Defensive Line Coach, Minnesota Vikings
  • 2014-2019: Defensive Line Coach, Minnesota Vikings
  • 2013: Assistant Head Coach/Defensive Line Coach, Florida International University
  • 2010-2012: Defensive Coordinator/Defensive Line Coach, University of Texas at El Paso
  • 2008-2009: Assistant Head Coach/Defensive Line Coach, University of Nevada at Las Vegas
  • 2007: Offensive Line Coach, Regis Jesuit High School (CO)
  • 2005-2006: Defensive Line Coach, Denver Broncos
  • 2003-2004: Defensive Line Coach, Cleveland Browns
  • 2000-2002: Defensive Line Coach, Dallas Cowboys
  • 1998-1999: Defensive Line Coach, Minnesota Vikings
  • 1997: Defensive Assistant, New England Patriots
  • 1994-1996: Head Coach, California Polytechnic State University
  • 1992-1993: Defensive Line Coach, Washington State University
  • 1990-1991: Defensive Line Coach, Cornell University
  • 1989: Defensive Coordinator, Western Washington University
  • 1988: Defensive Line Coach, Weber State University
  • 1987: Head Coach, St. Monica Catholic High School (CA)
  • 1983-1986: Defensive Coordinator, Renton High School (WA)
  • 1982: Graduate Assistant, University of Montana
  • Pro Experience: None
  • Collegiate Experience: Offensive Lineman, Contra Costa College (1978-1980), University of Montana (1981)
  • Born: June 12, 1960

The Giants have announced that Laura Young will be the team’s director of coaching operations. She becomes the first female in Giants’ history to be considered a member of the coaching staff. According to the team’s press release, Young will be “involved in every aspect of football operations, including coordinating/organizing practice, as well as game day operations.”

“She’ll have her hands all over the organization in terms of the coaching side,” Head Coach Brian Daboll said. “She’s with me every step of the way. She’s a rock star really, and I feel very fortunate that I get to work with her each day because she provides just a tremendous amount of support and value to really everyone, but myself the most, I would say. She’s smart, there’s really not a job she can’t do and a job she won’t do. That’s her mindset. Very humble, egoless, but driven, smart. I just think she’s the best.”

Young’s resume:

  • 2017-2021: Coordinator of Player Services, Buffalo Bills
  • 2015-2017: Manager of Football Administration Services/Assistant to the Head Coach, Buffalo Bills
  • 2014: Manager of Football Administrative Services, New York Jets
  • 2009-2013: Assistant to the Head Coach, New York Jets
  • 2004-2008: Executive Assistant, Baltimore Ravens