New York Giants
Giants Giving Daniel Jones Chance to Show He Is Ready
The New York Giants will be giving quarterback Daniel Jones every opportunity during practice this week to prove to them that he can be ready to play.
Giants head coach Joe Judge spoke, at length, about what the team will be looking for as they evaluate Jones during practice moving forward.
“We’re going to give him every opportunity to go on the practice field this week and show that he can defend himself on the field properly,” Judge said, according to Ryan Dunleavy of the New York Post. “If that’s the case, we obviously want him to play. We’re going to make sure we’re doing the right thing by him.”
“When there’s pressure in the pocket, can he sidestep? Can he step up?” Judge said. “If he has to leave the pocket and scramble, if there’s a gap open for him to go ahead and tuck that ball and run to get a first down, are these things we’re OK with him doing and we’re confident that he’s going to go out there and do it without getting hurt worse?”
For now, the Giants are set to roll with Colt McCoy as their starter, but getting Jones back healthy is the priority.
“I want to make sure that when his natural instincts kick in as a player, that he’s not limited somehow physically or someone has an advantage over him on the field,” Judge said. “That’s just not fair for us to do. These are great athletes on the field, they’re playing very aggressive, and he’s at the toughest position in terms of holding the ball every play and everybody trying to take your head off. He has to be able to have some kind of mobility.”