Earlier in the day, defensive coordinator Perry Fewell was asked about how good his defense can be this season, given how it performed in 2013 in addition to adding a lot of talent in free agency. “There’s a perception and there’s reality,” he said. “On paper we look good. The reality is that we’ve got to bond, we’ve got to grow, we’ve got a lot more learning to do and the reality will happen in the season.” If his unit, especially the secondary, plays at all like it practices, the Giants will be in good shape. Bowman, one of those additions to the roster this season, led a three-interception day for the defense with two of his own.
TE Adrien Robinson
The third-year tight end flashed today why the Giants selected him in the fourth round of the 2012 NFL Draft. Robinson, who has played in just three games in his first two seasons, made an acrobatic play in the corner of the end zone during red zone drills, catching a Curtis Painter pass for a touchdown as he turned around.
CB Charles James II
Training camp is as much about players like Charles James II as it is anything else. Due to what he showed last summer, James worked his way onto the practice squad and eventually the 53-man roster as an undrafted rookie out of Charleston Southern. But nothing is guaranteed in the NFL. Now James must do the same thing over again in 2014, and so far it looks like he’s done so. On Thursday he jumped in front of an Eli Manning pass intended for Victor Cruz and grabbed his latest interception of camp.