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Giants Now: Eli & Peyton visit Notre Dame Football


Eli and Peyton Manning talk to the Notre Dame Football team

Eli and Peyton Manning have both been dominating their post-playing careers. ESPN2's ManningCast Broadcast was a huge hit in its first season, and the two brothers continue to be featured all over the place on commercials and marketing campaigns.

The two Mannings obviously enjoyed plenty of success on the field, as well. They took home two Super Bowl Championships apiece during their NFL careers, while both entered retirement ranking among the all-time leaders in numerous passing categories.

The Manning brothers recently visited South Bend, Indiana to speak to the Notre Dame Football team, where each quarterback shared some words of wisdom with the young athletes.

"It's not just about you. You have players that are unselfish, they wanna do it for other people because they've seen how hard they work, the commitment, the motivation, everything they've done to try and win a championship," Eli Manning told the team.

"That feeling's contagious. When the whole team has it. They have other people they want to win for – that's when you get great things," he said.

Eli said Michael Strahan was one motivation for winning a Super Bowl. He then joked that other players used him as motivation for a Super Bowl Championship, saying they wanted to win a second one for No. 10 so he would have one more ring than his brother, who at the time had only one Super Bowl.

PFF names Dane Belton as Giants 'biggest draft gem'

For the first time since being selected in last month's draft, Giants rookies hit the practice field at Quest Diagnostics Training Center this past weekend for rookie minicamp.

Practices continued yesterday with the start of OTAs, which served as the first time both rookies and veterans took the field together.

Pro Football Focus' Kambui Bomani analyzed the draft classes for both the Giants and Jets, and how each group of rookies could impact the future of their respective franchise.

Dane Belton was one of the Big Blue rookies highlighted in the article. Bomani classified the fourth-round safety out of Iowa as the team's "biggest draft gem."

As Bomani states, "The nickel safety position is a more coveted role in today's pass-happy NFL. Getting such an impactful talent in Belton in the middle rounds is a valuable asset for Giants defensive coordinator Wink Martindale.

"Belton starred in his final college season at Iowa with the highest PFF coverage grade of his career (82.3). Playing as Iowa's "cash" defender, Belton thrived as a slot safety, allowing a 66.0 passer rating across 315 coverage snaps. He packs a powerful punch at 6-foot-1 and has shown an ability to thrive in a zone coverage slot role when given the opportunity (89.4 zone coverage grade in 2021)."

Get your first look at the newest Giants as they hit the practice field at rookie minicamp.

📸 Must-see photos from OTA No. 1

Check out the gallery below to view the top photos from the Giants' first day of organized team activities on Monday.


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