The New York Giants have reported to East Rutherford, New Jersey for NFL Training Camp. Among the many storylines surrounding the Giants is the progression of quarterback Daniel Jones.
Jones impressed in his rookie season under center for Big Blue. Across 13 games, 12 of which were starts, Jones threw for 3,027 yards while posting a 24:12 touchdown-to-interception ratio. Jones also ran for 279 yards and two touchdowns.
The Duke product is learning a new offense with former Dallas Cowboys head coach Jason Garrett taking over as offensive coordinator under new head coach Joe Judge.
Jones finds Garrett to be “extremely detailed” (quotes are all courtesy of tweets by Giants.com’s Dan Salomone).
“He’s extremely detailed in his teaching and what he expects on the field.”
Jones says he and the Giants are taking training camp “day to day.”
“We’re taking it day by day, install by install, trying to learn [the offense] as quickly as we can.”
“My focus is on this camp and making sure I’m prepared mentally. … My focus is what we’re doing day to day here.”
Jones mentions how he has grown stronger.
“I feel like I’m as strong as I’ve been. … I wanted to get stronger.”
Jones’ receiving core is headlined by veterans Golden Tate and Sterling Shepard and the second-year Darius Slayton, who lead the Giants in receiving yards (740) and touchdowns (8) last season.
Jones commends what Slayton brings to the table.
“He’s a guy that comes to work every day and knows what to do…He can really get out and run, a big frame, a big target…I know he’s excited going into this year.”
The Giants have a lot of new faces on their offensive line: rookie tackles Andrew Thomas (4) and Matt Peart (99), rookie guard Shane Lemieux (150) and former Cowboys tackle Cam Fleming.
Veteran tackle Nate Solder, though, opted out of the 2020 NFL season. Jones supports Solder’s decision.
“He’s got an extremely tough circumstance. He’s got to do what’s best for him and his family. All the respect and support to him.”