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Giants Beat Writer & Training Camp Attendee Questions

gidiefor : Mod : 8/8/2018 7:44 am
Please ask your questions here and I ask that all Giants Beat Writers who follow us, and all BBIers who have made it to camp make an effort to answer our member's questions below
Andy in Boston asks  
gidiefor : Mod : 8/8/2018 7:44 am : link
1) How many picks has Eli had in camp so far this year? I saw on NFL Network this am that Derek Carr threw his 1st one yesterday in all of camp. I've read in the reports that Eli has had several. How many would you say in total?

2) How has Josh Mauro looked? There hasn't been much written on him. He's obviously starting the season on the suspended list, so we're without him for 4 games. I'm curious if he can provide depth...or is he a possibility to get cut?

3) Same with Shane Smith? Are they using many plays with a fullback?
My Question  
CMicks3110 : 8/8/2018 8:04 am : link
Can you describe your thoughts on each member of the offensive line. How they looked physically and whether any struggles that they may have had (indicated by reports) were physical vs. mental (as in getting in sync with their fellow linemates); I am specifically interested in hearing more about Solder and Hernandez.
Few Im thinking of  
Dankbeerman : 8/8/2018 8:07 am : link
1. How comfortable is Eli with the playcalling? How is he seeing the defense and adjusting the calls? Is it just get in a new play or more of an adjustment to get the best outcome for the called play.

Dont know if it was Eli or the offense but he seemed stuck on calling the play by the look and had his throw planned before the snap a lot last year and didnt actually see if the guys opened up.

2. Are we comfortable with the back up WR's.
Feel like we have a bunch of contributers but if we lose a starter can anyone handle a top 2 roll.

3. Who has taken comand of the deffense and who is the deffense setting up to be the star.

Between Collins and Olgetree someone has to run this deffense and get it in the the right assignments because there are too many guys new to the system and their positions in it. Someone needs to be the coach on the field. And this D has guys who could be stars, but who are they trying to free up to make the plays. When Collins is playing at the top of his game he can be the star but LB's tend to ve the most impactful in a 34.
My Question- Toughness?  
GiantBlue : 8/8/2018 8:10 am : link
In past years, it seems like the Giants get "overwhelmed" by the "toughness" of other teams like the Eagles. It seems like our OL gets pushed back, Eli has to run for his life, and our RB's are consistently first contacted behind the line vs. teams that seem to take a very aggressive, no holds barred approach to disrupting our offense. I keep hearing "this guy is nasty" or "this guy has a mean streak". Are there any indications we have "tougher" or "meaner" folks on the OL that will take issue with being pushed around or having the opposing D consistently in the backfield?

It will be nice to have some nastiness in the trenches!
In the past couple years, there was a lot written about  
mfsd : 8/8/2018 8:22 am : link
the Giants using state of the art training technology to track players health, rest, etc.

Haven’t read anything this year (I may have missed it) about any changes/new routines to the strength and conditioning program under Shurmur.

Multiple sources have talked about Shurmur running a tougher camp than in years past - yet so far it seems like fewer guys on the sidelines nursing nagging injuries.

Curious to hear what the beat writers have observed about how the players are handling a tougher camp. Would love to hear them ask a handful of the players who’ve been around for a while about the difference in conditioning now vs under the last regime
How do the 3-4 DEs look  
Bobby Humphrey's Earpad : 8/8/2018 8:38 am : link
including BJ Hill?
I'm interested in the 3rd WR  
Jim in Forest Hills : 8/8/2018 8:39 am : link
Does Latimer look good in practice? He's a specimen but hasn't lived up to expectations, any signs that might change with the Giants?

Do any of the TEs aside from Engram and Ellison look like they might be more than camp fodder?
To add to the 3rd WR question,  
Jim in Forest Hills : 8/8/2018 8:39 am : link
who would you (after watching camp) put in that role? Hearing good things about Raymond and Sharp.
How has Scott  
NJGiantFan84 : 8/8/2018 8:43 am : link
Simonson looked in training camp? Has he gotten any reps with Eli? What do you think are his chances of making the team?
Management of Player Workload  
Steve in South Jersey : 8/8/2018 9:08 am : link
Is Shurmur's management of player workload something that Coughlan and McAdoo didn't do or have we just not heard about it before?
Have you noticed how Avery Moss or Okwara  
Jan in DC : 8/8/2018 9:14 am : link
have performed in camp? They're pretty far down on the depth chart, but it's a new defense and I'm wondering how they're transitioning. I'm sure everyone's getting a fair shake, but they were brought in by the previous regime to play in a different style of defense.

Shurmur vs. McAdoo  
Pascal4554 : 8/8/2018 9:43 am : link
What are the most noticeable differences in how training camp is being run under Shurmur vs. prior regime?
AcidTest : 8/8/2018 9:44 am : link
has Davis Webb looked? My understanding is that he has looked good, but any specifics you can provide would be helpful. Thanks.
Will we be able to run the ball successfully?  
idinkido : 8/8/2018 9:47 am : link
Will we be able to get one yard on third down when needed?
Has the Giants offense shown a lot of 2 TE looks...  
M.S. : 8/8/2018 9:51 am : link tight 3point stance?
how much preseason playing time  
UESBLUE : 8/8/2018 10:18 am : link
esp for the starting O needed to get in sync without risking undue injury?
Question for Eli  
rasbutant : 8/8/2018 10:40 am : link
When Eli had to learn a new system under McAdoo there was so much talk about learning the new system. I got the impression that it was hard to learn and involved Eli learning new mechanics. We haven't heard the same with learning this new system. Why is that. Is it because its similar or easier or maybe its like more like what he knew previously?

It just seems like there was much bigger deal made about going to a "West Coast" offense, then whatever Shumur's offense is.
How much has the ability of the OL to pick up stunts been tested?  
Remdad : 8/8/2018 10:49 am : link
And if so, are some linemen doing better than others with this? This was an enormous problem last year. It may be hard to evaluate this in training camp with people rotating in and out, and defenses may be using vanilla schemes in preseason, but when the regular season starts, you can bet coordinators will be dialing up all sorts of things. The OL may not look so good when this happens.
Rick in Dallas : 8/8/2018 11:01 am : link
does he look better at RT so far in camp than as a LT previous couple of years?
For the beats...  
Dan in the Springs : 8/8/2018 11:05 am : link
In general, who is more excited about their new system/coordinator, offense or defense?
What i saw and sense, 2 TE will be their base offense  
George from PA : 8/8/2018 11:12 am : link
Due to Engram and Barkley skill set, it will offer the greatest flexibility.

As, they can split out Engram and/or Barkley....go from heavy run to 4 wideout with same personel and a match up nightmare.
How secure is Rosas' spot?  
FranknWeezer : 8/8/2018 11:32 am : link
If he has a couple of misses in the preseason games, do we have a veteran on speed dial?
And if so, why not bring that guy into camp and turn up the heat on Rosas?
We heard a lot about  
GoDeep13 : 8/8/2018 3:04 pm : link
Will Hernandez‘s physicality tin the minicamps but not so much during padded practices. How has he been looking with the pads on?
I'd love a feature on Chandler  
Jay in Toronto : 8/8/2018 3:44 pm : link
sounds like he started of well, faded abit and now is looking good.

Given that the 2nd safety spot is wide open, what are his chances? What is his background?

I’ll comment on the OL from last Thur  
Dave on the UWS : 8/8/2018 4:46 pm : link
when I was there. The middle of the line was impressive. Eli and Webb were able to step up to make their throw. The edges were rougher but Flowers looked pretty comfortable at RT. Thought Wheeler looked more comfortable at LT his natural position. 2nd and 3rd team lines had their issues. Bettcher’s defense puts a lot of stress on the blocking so even decent play is notable. I like Halapio at C. He is bigger more powerful and anchors well in pass pro.
My only question  
joeinpa : 8/9/2018 9:27 am : link
Davis Webb, does he have the look of the "Next Guy" or is he Kent Graham?
RE: My only question  
Jim in Tampa : 8/9/2018 8:33 pm : link
In comment 14033169 joeinpa said:
Davis Webb, does he have the look of the "Next Guy" or is he Kent Graham?

That's been my comp as well.
Webb did throw some picks in camp  
UberAlias : 8/11/2018 1:28 pm : link
Which I particularly don't put too much emphasis on as practice is supposed to be a learning experience, not the time to play it safe. But I did think, in general, he looked better in camp in the times I saw him than he looked on Thursday.
One note I had  
UberAlias : 8/11/2018 1:30 pm : link
I thought Shepard looked great in camp. Looks like a guy you could see breaking out. He and Odell are way beyond other WRs in nearly everything they do.
Dline (or front 7 actually) has looked a lot like Thursday  
UberAlias : 8/11/2018 1:31 pm : link
They are going to be very stingy to run on, IMO.
UberAlias : 8/11/2018 1:33 pm : link
Is the concern. Still a work in progress, especially in the areas that have been well discussed (safety spot along side Collins, nickel CB, and depth). This kid Webb intrigues me though.
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