The Giants will allow cameras inside their ‘war room’ during the NFL draft starting Thursday and all throughout the weekend (Daily News, May 5).
The notoriously secretive franchise will open its doors as one of 16 teams that will have NFL cameras document their draft preparations. This is the first time the Giants have allowed cameras in their war room as part of the NFL Network’s 51 live hours of draft coverage.
Other teams on the list? The Texans, Rams, Jaguars, Falcons, Vikings, Bills, Titans, Cowboys, Cardinals, Packers, Chiefs, Panthers, Broncos, Colts and Seahawks.
John Fennelly, Lead WriterThis won’t benefit the Giants who, since 1979 when George Young pulled the franchise out of a dumpster fire, have been a cloak-and-dagger operation. They like to keep things on the down-low.
The Giant fans, however, who have supported the team through thick and thin and still support them after the money grab of 2009, deserve a little more transparency. How much they’ll be able to glean from this is unknown. GM Jerry Reese and Tom Coughlin may not avail themselves to be within camera shot. Who knows?
CEO John Mara may have agreed to this return for the NFL giving him a twist as a Super Bowl host and you know Steve Tisch never met a camera he didn’t like. I think it’s about time the Giants adapted to the new millennium media demands.