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Sterling Shepard and Kadarius Toney, New York Giants (May 19, 2022)

Sterling Shepard and Kadarius Toney – © USA TODAY Sports

MAY 19, 2022 NEW YORK GIANTS OTA PRACTICE REPORT…
The Giants held their third voluntary organized team activity (OTA) practice on Thursday, and first 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.

We’re on really our third practice day today,” said Head Coach Brian Daboll before practice. “We’ll be inside. A little slick outside. Working on some 1st and 2nd down stuff. We’ve had two good days. I’d say we’ve improved a little bit each day, worked on some different situations. Still a long way to go, but it’s been a good start… We’ve had everybody here… We’ve had, I’d say, exceptional attendance… It’s just good to have all the guys here so we can implement our stuff.”

The seven remaining OTA practices will be held on May 23-24, May 26, May 31-June 3. A mandatory mini-camp will also be held June 7-9.

INJURY REPORT AND ABSENTEES…
Players wearing red jerseys because of injury issues included WR Kenny Golladay, WR Kadarius Toney, WR Sterling Shepard, WR Collin Johnson, WR Richie James, WR Austin Proehl, OT Andrew ThomasOC Nick Gates, OT Matt Peart, OL Jamil Douglas, ILB Blake Martinez, OLB Quincy Roche, ILB Cam Brown, ILB T.J. Brunson, and CB Rodarius Williams. Some of these players participated in practice, while others did not.

Yeah, so we’ll have some guys in red jerseys today,” said Head Coach Brian Daboll. “Some can do a little bit more than others. Some are rehabbing. There will be I’d say a number of guys right now in red jerseys. I’m not going to get into the specifics of it right now at this point in time, but you guys will end up seeing them… (Gates) had a tough injury, but he’s done a good job with his rehab. Probably still a little bit a ways away. I’d say him and Matt Peart, they’re rehabbing every single day, getting better each day, so we’ll see where they’re at.”

Not present were WR Wan’Dale Robinson (NFL rookie symposium), TE Ricky Seals-Jones (personal), and DL Dexter Lawrence (personal).

PRACTICE NOTES…
Some snippets from various media sources:

  • The starting offensive line was LT Korey Cunningham, LG Shane Lemieux, OC Jon Feliciano, RG Mark Glowinski, and RT Evan Neal.
  • The second-team offensive line was LT Devery HamiltonLG Joshua EzeuduOC Ben Bredeson, RG Marcus McKethan, and RT Matt Gono. Max Garcia also alternated with Bredeson at center. McKethan also saw reps at right tackle.
  • TE Daniel Bellinger received first-team reps. He made a nice catch on an out route from QB Daniel Jones.
  • First team defense had Leonard Williams and Justin Ellis on the defensive line. They were backed up by David Moa and D.J. Davidson. Third-team defensive line was Chris Hinton and Jalyn Holmes.
  • Blake Martinez and Tae Crowder were the first-team inside linebackers; Kayvon Thibodeaux and Azeez Ojulari worked outside. Second-team was Cam Brown and Carter Coughlin inside and Jihad Ward and Elerson Smith outside. Third-team was T.J. Brunson and Justin Hilliard inside and Oshane Ximines and Niko Lalos outside.
  • Adoree’ Jackson and Aaron Robinson were the first-team cornerbacks with Darnay Holmes serving as the nickel corner. Second-team was Zyon Gilbert and Darren Evans outside with Cor’Dale Flott in the slot. The third-team was Michael Jacquet and Maurice Canady outside with Khalil Dorsey in the slot.
  • The first-team safeties were Xavier McKinney and Julian Love. Second-team was Jarren Williams and Dane Belton; third-team was Yusuf Corker and Henry Black.
  • Offensively, the team showed a ton of empty sets and pre-snap motion. There was an emphasis on RPOs. QB Daniel Jones made a big gain on a designed run.
  • In 7-on-7 drills, QB Davis Webb scrambled and threw a long touchdown pass to WR C.J. Board.
  • QB Daniel Jones badly overthrew one pass that was intercepted by S Julian Love.
  • QB Tyrod Taylor made a perfect deep sideline throw to WR Robert Foster over CB Zyon Gilbert.
  • LB Kayvon Thibodeaux would have had a sack on QB Daniel Jones in team drills. Thibodeaux also had nice coverage on two other plays.
  • LB Jihad Ward, DL Jalyn Holmes, and DL Ryder Anderson would have had sacks on QB Tyrod Taylor.
  • WR Travis Toivonen, WR C.J. Board, and WR Alex Bachman were active catching the football.
  • Running backs Saquon Barkley, Matt Breida, Antonio Williams, and Gary Brightwell were active catching the football. Barkley lined up in the slot on one play. Breida showed a nice burst after the catch.
  • LB Darrian Beavers and LB Justin Hilliard forced incompletions with solid coverage.
  • CB Michael Jacquet broke up two passes.

    GIANTS ADD ANOTHER DEFENSIVE BACK…
    The Giants have signed free agent cornerback Michael Jacquet. To make room, the team also waived defensive lineman Antonio Valentino.

    The 25-year old, 6’1”, 203-pound Jacquet was originally signed as an undrafted rookie free agent by the Philadelphia Eagles after the 2020 NFL Draft. As a rookie, Jacquet played in seven games with two starts, accruing 18 tackles, one sack, three pass defenses, and one forced fumble. He spent time on both the Practice Squads of the Eagles and Jacksonville Jaguars in 2021.

    Valentino was an undrafted rookie free agent signed by the Giants after the 2022 NFL Draft.

      THE COACHES SPEAK…
      Transcripts and video clips of the media sessions with the following coaches are available in The Corner Forum and at Giants.com:

      THE PLAYERS SPEAK…
      Transcripts and video clips of the media sessions with the following players are available in The Corner Forum and at Giants.com:

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      Mike Groh, Indianapolis Colts (August 19, 2021)

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      NEW YORK GIANTS ANNOUNCE SEVEN POSITION COACHES…
      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

      LAURA YOUNG NAMED DIRECTOR OF COACHING OPERATIONS…
      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