Eisen's Mailbag: Markus Kuhn role?

Posted Jul 1, 2014

Senior Writer/Editor Michael Eisen answers your fan questions!

Can players work out at the Quest Diagnostics Training Center in the offseason and in-between minicamp and training camp? Do they get free meals, etc.?

Dear Neil:
Frankly, it’s pretty quiet around here in the weeks prior to training camp, because the players and coaches are enjoying some much-deserved down time before camp practices start. But yes, the weight room is open for their use each morning if they choose to work out there. And like every other employee of the organization, they can eat lunch here.

Every time we here about Johnathan Hankins and Markus Kuhn, but what about Kelcy Quarles? Is he doing well and does he have a chance to make the roster. He was a stud at South Carolina.

Dear Eric:
Hankins and Kuhn are former draft choices and veterans, so they will naturally receive more attention, particularly since each has a chance to play a lot this year. Frankly, it’s too early to render a verdict on Quarles. Yes, he caught the coaches’ attention at times in the spring. But the players weren’t wearing pads. It’s impossible to judge linemen until the pads are on and they start hitting each other. Let’s revisit this next month.

Do you think that the Giants will have a new "Earth, Wind, and Fire" with Rashad Jennings starting, David Wilson playing short downs, and Andre Williams playing in the fourth quarter?

Dear Elijah:
The Giants could well have three outstanding players sharing duties in the offensive backfield, but I doubt their roles will be so narrowly defined. Assuming Wilson is cleared to play, each of the three has multiple skills and is capable of running or catching the ball in a variety of down and distance situations. For example, I don’t think you need to save Williams for the fourth quarter when he could well be the team’s best short-yardage or goal line option early in the game. Depth in the offensive backfield should a Giants strength this year.


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