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What We Heard: 'Decisive' Daniel Jones more vocal


The Giants continued their preparations for this weekend's preseason finale against the New York Jets.

The three coordinators spoke with reporters earlier in the day, and quarterback Daniel Jones and outside linebacker Kayvon Thibodeaux met with the media after practice.

Here is what we learned Wednesday.

1. Wink happy about 'selfless' defense

The defense found success under Wink Martindale in his first season as defensive coordinator. The unit ranked fifth in the league in both third down and red zone defense, and also ranked in the top 10 in passing touchdowns allowed.

Following a busy offseason that saw the defense add more players at all three levels, the unit now looks to build off of last year's success. While the defense enters the season with more talent, Martindale said his unit has displayed a true sense of selflessness, putting the team's success above any individual's.

"I like the players, the people. You know what I mean?" Martindale said Wednesday. "The players themselves. It's, like I said, I know you hear the word selfless, but it truly is a selfless group who cares about our success and that is cool in today's day and age of the NFL. Like you got (cornerback) Adoree' (Jackson), who is helping those young corners out. I mean, he's a stud and he wants them to be great and I just love the people here. I think that's what Joe and Dabs and even the prior regime, there is some good people in this building that want to do right for the Giants and do right for our defense and do right for our team most importantly."

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