How are the Giants looking?
That's the question on everyone's mind during training camp, the most visible time of the year before the team takes the field in a live game. It naturally leads fans and media members alike to track open practices throughout the summer, but coach Brian Daboll advised not to dwell on individual plays.
"I think that when you go in a film room and you're the coordinator or you're a coach that's teaching guys, you try not to ride the waves of really play to play because there's a lot of good things that happen, the details of the play that guys are doing things well.," Daboll said before Wednesday's practice. "And you try to be as consistent as you can, whether it's a completion, an incompletion. Why is it an incompletion? You teach it. Why is it complete? It can be a completion, and still the play is not exactly how you need it to be done, the efficiency of it. I just try to keep these guys as level-headed as we can."
View the top photos from Wednesday's training camp practice at the Quest Diagnostics Training Center.
With that said, here are the top plays from today's practice:
*While the Giants ran 9-on-7 run drills in one spot, receivers and defensive backs competed 1-on-1 on an adjacent field with quarterbacks rotating between both groups. The highlight of the latter was a long touchdown pass from Daniel Jones to wide receiver Kenny Golladay, who kept the momentum going throughout the day.
*Tyrod Taylor also threw a long touchdown to Darius Slayton during this period. The veteran quarterback spoke after practice about his prior relationship with the receiver as the two have trained together for years in Georgia.
"This year it made sense to get with even more with us being on the same team and speaking the same language," Taylor said. "We've definitely gotten a chance to connect on a few balls throughout camp, and I'm looking forward just to continuing to keep building that chemistry. I have all the trust in him as well as the other guys in that wide receiver room to go out and make plays. He's done a good job of doing that."
*Davis Webb also got on the board with a touchdown to wide receiver Kadarius Toney, a matchup made possible with Jones working with the first team in the 9-on-7 drills at the time. Webb also ended practice with a perfect pass to wide receiver Keelan Doss, who made a great catch in the corner of the end zone.
*Saquon Barkley broke a long touchdown run. Fellow running back Matt Breida also scored on a long catch-and-run, aided by an Alex Bachman block that cleared the final defender.
*It was a clean day in the turnover department for the offense.
OTHER TOP PLAYS
*As alluded to earlier, Golladay had one of his best practices yet. In Detroit, he was known for winning 50-50 balls, and he did just that today. He pulled in multiple contested catches, whether it was a jump ball or ripping one in on the sideline.
*Wide receiver Collin Johnson had one of the best non-touchdown plays of the day, making a tough back-shoulder grab during 1-on-1 drills.
*Safety Xavier McKinney showed his man-to-man coverage skills, forcing an incompletion during 1-on-1s.
Once again, the New York Giants are bringing back their classic blue uniforms from the '80s and '90s this Sunday as part of two Legacy Games presented by Quest.