5 things we learned from training camp (8/5)

5 things we learned from training camp (8/5)

The Giants were at MetLife Stadium on Friday for their annual Fan Fest and Blue-White Scrimmage.

Daniel Jones, Saquon Barkley and Xavier McKinney spoke with the media in the afternoon before heading over to the stadium, while head coach Brian Daboll spoke after the festivities.

Here is what we learned Friday.

DJ ‘getting more comfortable every day’ with new offense

Brian Daboll and Mike Kafka were brought in this offseason to help pump life into the Giants’ offense, a unit which struggled in 2021. Games have obviously not yet begun, but we have gotten a taste of the offense’s creativity in practice, with a ton of pre-snap motion and skill players lining up all over the field.

The most important piece to the unit’s success is Daniel Jones. The fourth-year quarterback has seen growth in himself over the last few months as he works on mastering Daboll’s playbook, and he is confident that the entire offense is improving each day.

“I think a lot of it is specific to this offense, to the scheme we are installing and plays we are running,” Jones stated. “I think every day you make progress with that kind of stuff as a group. Personally, you’ve got things you are working on, but I think collectively as a unit in the pass game and the run game, you’re getting on the same page. I’d say from a chemistry standpoint, from an overall understanding of the offense, of seeing things the same way, I think that’s where we’ve made the most progress and that’s what we’ll continue to focus on…

“I’m getting more comfortable every day, I think. We’re still early in the process. We’ve got a lot of work to do. That’s certainly my mindset, I think that’s (Head) Coach (Brian) Daboll’s mindset and the whole group’s mindset. We’ve got a lot of work to do and we’re eager to do it.

Jones has been putting in a ton of hard work with the new playbook, which has not gone unnoticed with his teammates.

“He comes to work every single day. He’s out there making plays for us,” Barkley said about the QB. “It’s his third offense in how many years, it’s year four or something like that. I would say he’s coming in every single day trying to get better. He’s continuing to do a great job leading and rallying the guys up. Getting us ready to practice, and eventually when we’re out there to go out and play a game, he’ll do the same thing.”

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