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Transcript: Head Coach Ben McAdoo

Eric from BBI : Admin : 6/1/2016 2:22 pm
Head Coach Ben McAdoo

June 1, 2016

Q: Where has Geremy Davis made strides since last season?

A: Geremy was nursing a leg early on, but hes bounced back quite nicely. Hes a guy that is a big, physical guy we can rely on. He knows the offense very well and seems to be hitting his stride right now.

Q: How big a jump has he made since last year?

A: Its still early on, but like I said, hes a guy that seems to be hitting his stride right now. Hes very comfortable in the offense. He knows the system fairly well and hes doing a good job for us at this point.

Q: How do you look at the tight end position at this point?

A: The tight end position and the receiver position are pretty much two in the same right now. We have a lot of guys going in and out of there and trying to show what they can do and were going to give a lot of looks at those two groups and were counting on the cream rising to the top.

Q: How is Larry Donnell doing with the neck? Is there anything you need to watch or is it a full go at this point?

A: Right now hes full go.

Q: How are the three safeties who all missed last year? Are there any limitations on them right now?

A: Were keeping an eye on them, but they seem to be working into shape quite nicely. With the second year in the system, things are coming a little bit easier for them.

Q: When you have three young safeties go down at a position, how difficult is that to deal with?

A: Its difficult. Its essentially their first year all over again. The difference is they have a year in the system, so they were able to get their hands around it mentally last year and now they have a chance to go out and perform.

Q: How has Nat Berhe looked?

A: Nat has looked good. Hes moving around fine. Hes playing high, hes playing low and he seems to have a good grasp of things.

Q: Do you see the defense starting to gel?

A: Today was a third-down day. The defense did have a good day. Theyre making some plays. Theyre swarming around the ball. Their pursuit has been very good. It can be better and it will get better, but they have some guys that are there that have a nose for the football.

Q: How do you organize the OTAs; you said today was the third down day?

A: Were trying to get the situations in early and when we get a chance to emphasize it, we really emphasize it. Today was the third down day. Well hit the red zone and green zone tomorrow and then once we have them in, well continue to work them in each day.

Q: I know some teams do some work on division rivals at this time of year. Whats your philosophy on that?

A: We do studies and well implement them when the time is appropriate.

Q: How has Eli been throwing the ball so far this spring?

A: He seems to be throwing the ball just fine. He seems to be strong and confident. He knows the system well. The ball is spinning off of his hand pretty good.

Q: What about Ryan Nassib?

A: Ryan made some nice plays out here today. I thought he did a nice job.

Q: Coach Spagnuolo said that he liked Darian Thompsons ability to be vocal and lead. Do you see that when hes with the veterans?

A: Absolutely. He hasnt backed down from the communication part of things. You see that and its evident. He also has a nose for the football, whether its picking a ball off or being able to scoop and score and he showed that today. That part of the game comes natural for him.

Q: When veterans dont show up for the voluntary OTA, does that become a positive for the younger guys?

A: I dont think theres anything positive when someone cant be here. Wed like to have everyone here. Obviously we have a few guys that arent here today. They reached out. They communicated and thats what we ask. These are voluntary practices and when they cant be here, we just ask that they communicate that and the guys who have missed today have been outstanding with attendance.

Q: Do you expect them back this week?

A: Absolutely.

Q: How do you handle situations when players personal lives start showing up in the gossip pages?

A: Theyre grown men. You have to trust players with their personal lives and the decisions they make. If they ask for advice, well certainly be willing to lend a hand.

Q: What do you need to see from Andre Williams to get him back into the mix like he was when he was a rookie?

A: Andre just needs some reps. He looks good right now. Hes moving around well. Hes fluid. Hes working a lot on catching the ball and doing a nice job for us there. Were spreading the reps around. Its early. It is June, but well see more from Andre when training camp rolls around and we get the pads on.

Q: Based on technique, have you seen a jump from Bobby Hart and Ereck Flowers?

A: Yes. Those two young guys are coming along nicely. They still have a lot of work to do, but at the same point and time, they are making some progress. Theyre doing a better job of with their pad level, keeping their elbows tight and working with some bend.

Q: You had Shane McDermott working at every spot on the offensive line in one of the final periods at practice. Was that to give guys a rest or is there something you like about him that you want to see him at different spots?

A: I think the more you can do in this league the better chance you have of making a club.

Q: It was pretty unique.

A: Hes a smart young man who works at it. Hes a center and you expect him to be able to have some type of versatility.

Q: How is Orleans Darkwa doing?

A: Hes working through it. Hes making progress. Hes not back yet, but hopefully we have a chance to see him at training camp.

Q: Has Victor Cruz been able to do anything more recently?

A: Hes progressing, but hes still in a holding pattern. Were looking forward to getting him back to training camp.

Q: So hes going to stay where he is until that point?

A: Yeah. Hes working to progress. Hes going to be out of the team periods until training camp.

Q: The fields seemed to be a little bit shorter today.

A: Theyre a little bit shorter. Were working on some things. We wanted to use all of the green grass out here. We have three things were looking at. Player Safety. We want to make sure we have the opportunity to work the whole field that way. In the green zone we want to work on high back five throws and defend our high back five throws on the defensive side of the ball. We want to kick less field goals. Josh (Brown) has been good for us, but we dont want to use him so much. We want to throw more touchdowns on offense and on defense we want to make sure we defend the whole field.
A little more informative than a typical TC presser  
Ten Ton Hammer : 6/1/2016 2:47 pm : link
Bill L : 6/1/2016 2:56 pm : link
he said "Green Zone".
RE: A little more informative than a typical TC presser  
yatqb : 6/1/2016 3:04 pm : link
In comment 12978949 Ten Ton Hammer said:

But not much.
Yes it was.  
Randy in CT : 6/1/2016 4:21 pm : link
he complimented players by name and was pretty open, actually.
I don't know why the Giants have to be unique terminologists  
Ivan15 : 6/1/2016 4:24 pm : link
Green zone/Red zone
Strong side/weak side
Interchangeable safeties

I wish they were unique in something important.
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