The Giants wrapped up their veteran mandatory minicamp on Thursday. Here are some quotes of note from Thursday’s media sessions…
“Very much excited. There’s some new energy, different blood. Some different speeds and so far they have gelled very well together.” - DC Perry Fewell on having Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie and Walter Thurmond in the secondary.
“He’s exactly what I thought when we hired him. He’s a hard worker, he’s driven, his priorities are what they should be, he works long and hard at his trade. I think he’s a good communicator, I think what we’ve got in the other coaches that we brought in, Danny (Langsdorf), the idea of everyone working together, Craig (Johnson), I think that’s been accomplished. I think everybody’s on the same page with regard to that. We’ve just got to make some progress.” - Tom Coughlin on first-year OC Ben McAdoo and the other new offensive coaches.
“It’s a combination of a couple systems. The Giants have been playing good offense here for a long time. Coming in here, it’s an honor to be here, I come from a system that’s different than what they’ve run in the past here and we’re trying to merge the two together and get the best of both worlds.” – McAdoo on the offensive system he’s installing this summer with the Giants.
“We already know the situation, I’ve talked about it enough. I’m looking to get cleared on the 21st.” – RB David Wilson on his return from neck surgery.
“He’s been healthy and has been able to practice, which was a surprise a little bit. We weren’t sure exactly when we were going to get him so having him out there has been a big plus for us. I think he’s done an excellent job of studying and being prepared for each practice each day. He’s picked up the offense in a short amount of time, he’s done a great job with adjustments. I think all-in-all we’re very pleased with where we’re at, especially with him.” - QB coach Danny Langsdorf on Eli Manning.
“It’s just two different personalities, I guess. That’s all I could really see. Coach GIlbride, he had a great perspective on things, and I think McAdoo has the same thing, just different personalities.” – FB Jon Conner on the difference between former OC Kevin Gilbride and McAdoo.
“I like those new tools we’ve got.” – Fewell on if he’s going to run the same old defense this season.
“My guys are great. The chemistry in my room is as good as I’ve had in 30 years of coaching. I talked to them, they are all over it. We talk back and forth and we talk about… you’re a little fast in this protection, you need to do a better job with this than you are with pass catching. ‘Got you coach, got you. Oh really, Coach?’ So it’s been great, I really like that.” - RB coach Craig Johnson on the teams’ RB corps.
“Until I see more of everybody I couldn’t tell you right now the starting lineup. It’s too early. I know that, I say this over and I firmly believe in it, I don’t know how much you can tell when you’re in gym shorts when it comes to the offensive line. They have to put pads on, they have to put their eyes on a landmark, put their pads on people and they have to be able to block. We’re only going to see that when we put pads on.” - OL coach Pat Flaherty.