Eli Manning gives Peyton advice ahead of Hall of Fame speech
Peyton Manning was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame following a legendary 17-year career.
Giants great Eli Manning took the opportunity to toss a few jokes in the direction of his older brother. Eli made sure to remind the newest member of the Hall of Fame about all of the times during their childhood when he was the one on the receiving end of Peyton's practice throws.
In the video below, Eli offers his older brother some advice on his Hall of Fame speech prior to Saturday's ceremony in Canton, while jokingly taking credit for a small part of Peyton's NFL success.
Eli also took to social media for some playful banter with Tom Brady.
ESPN and the Walt Disney Company announced last month that the Manning brothers would be headlining an alternate "Monday Night Football" telecast on ESPN2 starting this season.
View photos of the first pair of brothers to play quarterback in a Super Bowl.
Darnay Holmes leads way in Saturday's standouts
With the temperature rising, the New York Giants wrapped up a lengthy second week of training camp on Saturday. The players were off on Sunday, and now it's all systems go for the preseason opener this Saturday. The team will also hold practice at the 2021 Giants Fan Fest presented by Quest Diagnostics at MetLife Stadium on Wednesday, Aug. 11 at 6 p.m.
Both will be the first time the Giants have played in front of their home fans since Joe Judge took over as head coach – and they're preparing for noise.
"That's actually a large part of how we're going to focus," Judge said. "We went through this initial install. You guys hear it all the time with music being at practice. That's not just for noise and trying to get the juices going; that's for forced communication. So, we build it in through our individual teaching periods and starting next week we're going to carry it over a lot to the team periods, as well. Anything that's going to come up in a game, whether it's crowd noise or blasting noise, just forces extra communication.
"Whether it's ball security, we put the grease balls out there early in practice, make sure they're extra slick so that we handle the ball in the worst conditions. When it's any type of situation that's going to come up, we're going to always make sure we present it to the players in as challenging a situation as we can, so when they have the opportunity to execute it in a game they've already been through it in as much of a simulated pressure situation possible. We've got to try and make sure that we put them in a position where when they have that experience in a game, they've already had that experience in practice."
Here are standouts from Saturday's practice:
CB Darnay Holmes
The second-year pro made the highlight of training camp (so far) with a diving interception during team drills. He followed it up later with another pass defense. Wide receiver Sterling Shepard, the longest-tenured active Giant, noted earlier in camp that he takes Holmes aside after reps to give him pointers on how to make it tougher on receivers.
"That's just that big brother mentorship that we've got going on," Holmes said. "At the end of the day, I practice, and I'm always right by him. I ask him different questions of what I should have done and what I shouldn't have done, so just having him in my circle is something that's a blessing to have for sure."
📸 BEST of Giants training camp
Check out the gallery below to view the best photos from the first two weeks of Giants training camp.
View the best photos from the first two weeks of training camp at the Quest Diagnostics Training Center.