Giants defense begins to chirp on offense as practice dominance grows – New York Post

Giants defense begins to chirp on offense as practice dominance grows - New York Post

It’s just practice. But the Giants’ defense beats their offense to the point of talking trash about it in the locker room.

“It was very competitive,” safety Julian Love said after Monday’s practice. “On the field, off the field, in the locker room. Yes, we’re chirping a little, just hoping for an answer.”

Competitive in spirit, perhaps. But, at least for the last two days, not so competitive on the field.

Julian Love
Julian Love
Charles Wenzelberg / New York Post

The Giants’ offense struggled hard in practice, where both Daniel Jones and Tyrod Taylor have issues. No one expects much from the Giants this season, but a step forward for Jones — who is in the final year of his rookie deal after the team declined to pick up his five-year option — is a bare minimum.

It’s just practice. But repeating that maxim can only go so far, and it doesn’t bode well that Monday’s talk was whether defensive coordinator Wink Martindale was asked to redo his blitz schemes to give the offense a better shot.

“That’s why we practice,” Giants coach Brian Daboll said. “We’re all about the process, so if you have a bad day, you regroup, you look at it, you talk about it. Obviously, you want to translate good things practically to games.

“We are evaluating players now. We work with many different schemes. That’s not much different than the last 22 years I’ve been around. But we want to perform well when it matters most, which is on game day.”

To answer the question of whether Martindale was rediculous, Daboll said he thinks it’s good that the offense has to handle everything that’s thrown at it.

“But I think you want to do that sometimes when you say, ‘Hey, give me two or three so that every play isn’t mental gymnastics to figure out different things,'” he added. “But I think it’s good to apply so much pressure because you’re going to deal with it at some point.”

Brian Daboll, right, talks with Daniel Jones during Giants training camp on Monday.
Brian Daboll, right, talks with Daniel Jones during Giants training camp on Monday.
Robert Sabo for the NY POST

At least one team will play their backups when the Giants face the Bengals this week, as Cincinnati coach Zac Taylor told reporters he doesn’t expect to play any of his starters.

That aligns with how Taylor approached the Bengals’ first preseason game, while Daboll played his starters for the early part of their game against the Patriots. Daboll said Monday that he has yet to decide what he will do against Cincinnati.


Defensive line coach Andre Patterson was back with the team after missing time with an illness, although he did not work on the field during practice.


The Giants claimed cornerback Olaijah Griffin. Griffin was waived by the Bills on Sunday and was on their practice squad last season.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *