The New York Giants wrapped up the third phase of their training camp practices on Sunday, and there’s some interesting developments from this. The latest update from the team site goes into some detail on what the team was working on, but some things stand out more than others.
Giants work on the passing game
For one, the Giants are working on multiple things that should help in the passing game. Ball security was a big problem for Daniel Jones during his rookie season. He was right up there with the league leaders in turnovers. It’s probably not a coincidence that the Giants focused on ball security on Sunday, specifically for their quarterbacks.
The quarterbacks have run a particular drill where they drop back to throw, and as they begin their throwing motion, members of the staff poke their torso with pads. It should help with ball security and pocket presence.
Also, there were some updates on the progress of the wide receivers. Binjimen Victor is one name to pay attention to in specific. Victor was a standout at Ohio State but the Giants were able to get him as an undrafted free agent. His early performance, though, might be good enough to make the roster and compete.
Victor had a couple of touchdowns during the practice. And on one of them, he beat out Corey Ballentine for the ball. Ballentine is in contention for the CB2 spot and had some playing time during the regular season last year, so it’s a pretty good accomplishment for Victor.
Aside from that, some of the more usual players were able to haul in touchdowns during 7-on-7s.
Golden Tate scored a touchdown of his own during team read zone drills. In an earlier period of practice, James Bradberry knocked away a pass intended for Sterling Shepard. Corey Coleman, Sterling Shepard and Evan Engram also caught touchdowns during 7-on-7s.
The Giants might just have to depend on the passing game this season if they want to get ahead, as Daniel Jones is obviously one of their main players. Therefore, it’s good to see things are going well preparing the passing game for the season. One can only hope the good training camp performances translate into the regular season this year.