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Most aren’t aware that Giants rookie quarterback Daniel Jones passed on attending Stanford to walk-on to the Duke football team. His intelligence is one of the more exciting aspects of the young passer – a factor that will help him excel in the future.
However, he’s already put his intellect on full display, learning the playbook very quickly. The method of preparation and learning Jones has been through repetition, continuously reviewing the playbook looking to further understand and comprehend what the offense is trying to achieve.
Here’s what Jones had to say about his process in an interview on the Giants Huddle podcast with Dan Salomone.
“I’ve found that once you write it down a lot, you draw it, you see it, and then you can kind of take that into your head because on the field you don’t have a piece of paper,” Jones said. “So you’re going to have to visualize it in your head, and that just kind of helps you organize the play call and then see it on the field. That all takes place in the meeting room, and obviously watching film is a huge component of that and seeing it in a moving picture. But in the notebook, I’ve found that just writing it down and seeing it on the paper is a good way to kind of get a lot of reps and do it over and over and over again.”
While studying the playbook on paper is helpful, he will have to physically practice and work through the plays to full understand what’s expected of him. This is the process he will undergo over the course of his rookie season, and why Eli Manning is still around to help him develop.
Your Giants top news of the day!
Dan Salomone (Giants.com) – Write it, draw it, see it: How QB Daniel Jones is learning the playbook
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