10 podcasts for your holiday weekend driving
With the holiday weekend upon us, Giants.com is here to bring you Giants podcasts to get you through any traffic you may encounter.
With that said, here are 10 of our most popular episodes:
Former Giants head coach Tom Coughlin, who won two Super Bowls as head coach of the Giants and one as an assistant coach, discusses coaching Eli Manning.
Hall of Fame coach Bill Parcells looks back at the most memorable moments of the championship run.
Hall of Famer Michael Strahan joins the podcast to reflect on Eli Manning's career and talks about his new Super Bowl clothing line.
Lance Medow chats with Alabama football coach Nick Saban about Giants head coach Joe Judge, safety Xavier McKinney, and more.
John Schmeelk talks to Hakeem Nicks about his career with the Giants and the team's magical 2011 Super Bowl run.
Harry Carson joins Paul Dottino to discuss the passing of former Giants Head Coach Ray Perkins.
Antonio Pierce joins John Schmeelk to talk about his memories of Super Bowl XLII and what it is like being a defensive coordinator at Arizona State.
Jason Garrett talks about Joe Judge's staff, their shared philosophies and background, and returning home to the Giants.
John Schmeelk gets a full breakdown of Daniel Jones from former NFL quarterback and ESPN analyst Dan Orlovsky.
NFL Network's Daniel Jeremiah joins John Schmeelk to break down the Giants' 2021 draft class.
Daniel Jones enters 3rd season with new weapons
The Giants added two marquee wide receivers, a standout tight end and four running backs this offseason to meet their much-publicized goal of providing more offensive weapons for quarterback Daniel Jones.
But Jones today said – more than once – that the arrival of those new teammates does not put more pressure on him to produce in 2021.
"It's on all of us," Jones said on a Zoom call following an organized team activity held exactly two months before the scheduled opening of training camp. "It's on all 11 guys to do their job every play. That's how we're going to make big plays, is everyone doing their job. It's not on any one person more than the other. It's about everyone executing together as a unit. That's how we're going to create explosive plays, be a productive offense."
Moments later, he was asked about "distributing that pressure."
"It's on all 11 of us to do our jobs," Jones said. "That's certainly something coach (Joe) Judge, coach (Jason) Garrett (the offensive coordinator) remind us as a group, as a team, especially on offense, to do our job. Each person of the 11 has to do their job in order for us to be successful.
"Certainly, the quarterback plays a role in that, communication, getting everyone on the same page. I have a lot of responsibility in that, but it's on each of us."
Giants use OTAs to set tone for training camp
The nature and form of offseason workouts across the NFL has been a hot topic of discussion throughout the spring. Players on several teams have negotiated directly with their coaches to change practice schedules and regimens.
The Philadelphia Eagles did away with 7-on-7 and 11-on-11 drills and canceled their mandatory three-day minicamp. In Green Bay, the coaches agreed to two weeks of virtual workouts and to move the minicamp up one week. And Miami Dolphins coach Brian Flores consented to a modified schedule in which the team won't have virtual meetings on the two days per week that they hold walkthrough practices. And to ensure they're strictly walkthroughs, the Dolphins players negotiated for mandatory flip-flops at those workouts.
Giants coach Joe Judge said today he's had no such discussions with his players, and he is sticking to his offseason plan.
"I think our players understand that any time we put them on the field we are always going to do so first off with their safety in mind," Judge said in a Zoom news conference before the team took the field for an organized team activity. "Then also what we think is best for the team to progress each individual's technique and conditioning as well as the team collectively going forward. No, look, I'm always very clear, very transparent with the team in terms of how we're going to practice, what we are going to do and what our intents are going on the field and the reason behind that. We haven't had any discussions like that. If at some point some player wants to talk, I'm always very open and I'll give them a very direct answer."
The Giants will be on the field 11 times this spring – eight OTAs (two under the allowed maximum), plus a three-day mandatory minicamp next month.
"That was just a good schedule for us to work on in terms of getting what we want accomplished through the install and the players to get a chance to jump on their summers," Judge said. "A lot of guys will be training elsewhere with different players and locations and others go to family vacation and build back into training. We thought it was a good time frame for us to wrap up camp. The rookies have time on the back end when the vets leave to stay and get some extra meeting time and with the strength and conditioning staff and to really help their development leaving training camp."
View the best photos from the Giants' spring practices at the Quest Diagnostics Training Center.