SportDaniel Jones ‘on track’ to be ready to play Week 1 for Giants
Saquon on OBJ trade: ‘We’ve even grown more as a team’
The Odell Beckham trade seems to be bringing the Giants together. And that's not a knock on the wideout, who engineered his way out of New York. It seems simply to be an acknowledgment of the reality: the Giants won't have their most talented pass-catcher in 2019. They'll have to figure out how to unify in his absence - and perhaps excel. But Beckham's absence hasn't inspired Barkley to take on a bigger leadership role. "Whether he was there or not, I think my focus was to be a leader of the team," the second-year running back said.
The New York Giants have done nothing but gush about quarterback Daniel Jones since selecting him No. 6 overall in April. A month ago, offensive coordinator Mike Shula said he thought if the Giants needed him to.
On Tuesday, head coach Pat Shurmur continued to tout the worthiness of his rookie, saying Jones is “on track to be able to get himself,” per Ryan Dunleavy of NJ.com.
During the pre-draft process, Jones was praised for his intelligence, among other things. It seems clear that he is picking up Shurmur’s system quickly, and that he has impressed the Giants coaching staff as a whole.
Basedveteran Eli Manning has gotten this summer from beat writers who cover the Giants, the team may be relying on Jones far sooner than it anticipated.
Whether any of this translates to success on the field come Sundays — both in the short and long term — remains to be seen.
Giants fans come for OBJ on Twitter after he says he felt 'stuck' in New York.
Giants fans come for OBJ on Twitter after he says he felt 'stuck' in New York
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