New York Giants: Coach Shurmur Opens Up About First Day Of OTAs

The New York Giants have begun their annual OTA workouts ahead of the 2018 season. On the first day, several players made impressive plays to highlight the day — Davis Webb was one of those players.

Webb hit on a long-ball to Roger Lewis in the endzone for a touchdown. Coach Shumur stated after pracite:

“Everyday Davis Webb does something a little bit better.”



The sophomore quarterback spent a majority of the offseason working out with a personal trainer and tight end Evan Engram. Webb’s continued efforts off the field have been impressive, and his footwork and accuracy have benefited greatly.

The entirety of the team looked solid as the rookies finally connected with the veterans on this warm Monday.

“The guys competed well and challenged each other…now we need to recover and get better for OTA No. 2 tomorrow.”

Shurmur spoke about left tackle Nate Solder — his presence as a leader is a major contributor towards the success of the team. Solder brings an elevated talent to Eli Manning’s blind-side and a stellar human being to complement the locker room.

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“Nate Solder is a true professional. We talk often about leadership…Nate is a very steady force. As you get to know him you get to appreciate what a tremendous person he is.”

Odell Beckham Jr. returned to team activities for the start of OTAs, as his commitment to the team is on full display. Beckham was seen doing mild warm-up routines, but he was not involved in real-game action.

“Odell looks good…he’s out here chomping at the bit. He wants to do more but we’re making sure everything is healed to the fullest.”

Taking their time with OBJ is the bet move, as rushing him back from a broken ankle would not be intelligent. Bringing him back slowly will ensure that his ankle is fully healed and that he’s prepared to take on a full workload come September.

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