NY Giants finish up training camp with second scrimmage

Saquon Barkley #26. (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)
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The NY Giants wrapped up their 2020 Training Camp today with the conclusion of the second Blue-White intrasquad scrimmage. By this Saturday, the team needs to trim down the roster to 53 guys.

The NY Giants finished their grueling offseason today, their first under new head coach Joe Judge. The team went through an offseason unlike any other before due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The team stuck together, remained relatively healthy and virus-free, and have put together another camp in the books at the Quest Diagnostics Training Center and Metlife Stadium. The protocols put into place have seemingly worked and we are incredibly only 11 days away from NY Giants football.

The GMEN had their final intrasquad scrimmage today at Metlife Stadium. It was the last chance for many guys on the tail end of the roster and unfortunately, several players never got the reps and chances or won’t ever get the chances again they deserved.

This is the reality of life in the NFL.

Not For Long.

The league is a business and every year several guys see their dreams and lives get ruined and flipped upside-down overnight. Every rep players get in practice is essential, so these guys must take advantage of every opportunity they get.

The NY Giants are a young team and there has been competition seemingly all over the roster. Key competitions at cornerback, center, linebacker, return specialists, and right tackle still must be sorted out along with the depth (or lack of?) at many positions.

This training camp has been exciting to follow as several young players develop and have taken strides since last season. On the other hand, some players disappointed and didn’t make the jump or get the reps many hoped for.

This Big Blue squad had much to accomplish this summer in a condensed, fast-paced environment where there are so many new faces inside the building. This team has found an identity under Joe Judge, has learned new schemes on both sides of the ball with new coordinators, and they have put together what seems like a promising, physical team that can hopefully compete this year.

There is still much work for the coaching staff, scouting department, and front office to do and accomplish this weekend. They must round out and prepare a NY Giants roster that must be ready to play the Pittsburgh Steelers in front of a national audience next week.

Let’s discuss what to expect for this weekend.