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Giants Training Camp: Day 6 Takeaways

Giants Training Camp: Day 6 Takeaways

 

On a hot and sunny Tuesday at MetLife Stadium, day 6 of Giants training camp kicked off with Brian Daboll taking to the podium this morning and jokingly telling us that it’s” Groundhog Day” but the Giants head coach wasn’t all just fun and games yesterday.

When asked about Saquon Barkley Daboll offered his observations so far on Barkley telling the media that “Saquon Barkley looks explosive, quick & strong” which is something the Giants fan base is relieved to hear. Although Daboll was brief in his press conference this morning he did reiterate that it is day 6 and that a big part of his job is to be clear with his expectations, help his players focus on what they can control and make sure he can get his players to lead in the best way possible.

 

As the athletes took the field, the focus went right to the receiving core and Daniel Jones. Jones was intercepted twice by Adoree Jackson today but in true Daniel Jones fashion he showed flashes of greatness. Jones' chemistry with Wan’Dale Robinson is certainly there however Jones and Kadarius Toney still have some work to do together. His throws to Toney were high and they couldn’t connect on several occasions.

 

The ever-controversial Kenny Golladay looked good in individual drills, but he did not participate in team periods. Instead, C.J. Board was in for him. It’s clear that Golladay and Jones have got to get on the same page, if this offense is going to be productive in the 2022 season. Darius Slayton continued to live up to his nickname “Big Play Slay” by having a fantastic showing at practice yesterday and waking up the crowd. Wide receivers David Sills V and Collin Johnson made some great catches today with Jones throwing to Sills for a TD to end the day.

 

Jones understandably is under the most scrutiny and while Twitter seems to be torn on his performance yesterday, it was not as bad as some people made it out to be. However, Jones wasn’t lighting it up either. He threw 2 interceptions, connected with Sills V for a TD, kept working on his chemistry with his offense and made some nice throws. An adjective to describe Jones’ performance yesterday would be “encouraging” and that is a great place to be considering how challenging last season was.

 

Overall, Giants fans should be able to exhale a little bit today and feel more optimistic about what this team can do going forward.

 

 

Notable Notes

  • Brian Daboll said S Dane Belton will not need surgery
  • Center Jon Feliciano was back on the field today after leaving practice last Thursday. Daboll said he did expect Feliciano to do much today.
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