The New York Football Giants offseason program is over. The players now have a month until the scorching heat of training camp, and results from the GIANT-minicamp are in. Here’s a snippet from Michel Eisen and Coach Coughlin over at Giants.com titled: Minicamp ends with message from Coach
The Giants concluded their minicamp with a light jog-thru. That ended a two-month offseason program and a busy period in which the Giants installed a new offensive system, assimilated new coaches and added a large group of veteran free agents and rookies onto the team.
“We had a lot of goals, a lot of things that were objectives in this camp,” Coughlin said. “The integration of all the new people, whether it be draft choices or free agents that we brought in. I thought the veterans did a nice job of trying to integrate everybody into the team idea and I think we made some progress there. That was certainly one of them. Of course, the offense and the offensive terminology and that type of stuff, so we’ve been hard at work on that, we’ve made progress. We’re not there, but we’re making progress.”
That may seem like typical offseason stuff to you, but we at GMEN HQ assure you Jints fans — Eli Manning can still hit a wide open net:
Overall this offseason, the Giants have released Will Hill, lost Jon Beason for 12 weeks to a foot injury and been scared with the dreaded hamstring injury to first rounder Odell Beckham Jr. Oh… and you can’t forget about Mark Herzlich‘s book. That’s vital.
The Giants got some good work in building towards Ben McAdoo’s new offensive vision during minicamp. In this story titled: Giants: Ben McAdoo doesn’t sweat transition, says ‘I’ve been groomed for the position‘, McAdoo offers up this morsel of knowledge to those wondering where the players are at in the transition process:
“To say that we have things mastered after 12 practices, by no stretch of the imagination do we have everything mastered,” he said. “But they understand the identity that we’re looking for moving forward and it will be exciting to get them back here and get some pads on.”
Any way you slice it, installing a new offense in the NFL is difficult. Ben McAdoo’s confidence is comforting, but comfort and confidence in July won’t win games in September. However, McAdoo’s message is appropriate — once the Giants get some pads on at training camp, Giants Nation will really start to see the formation of this new system in football’s violently poetic motion.