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GIANTS BEST CAMP BATTLES
ESPN NY’s Ohm Youngmisuk compiled a list of the Giants most interesting camp battles. His first list focused on the linebacking corps.
“The competitors: MLB Mark Herzlich, OLB Keith Rivers, OLB Spencer Paysinger, OLB Jacquian Williams, MLB Dan Connor, OLB Aaron Curry, LB Kyle Bosworth, MLB Jake Muasau, LB Etienne Sabino.
The 411: Herzlich, Rivers and Paysinger are the starters so far in camp. Williams, Connor and Curry make up the second team. Herzlich and Connor are competing to replace Chase Blackburn, and it appears like it’s Herzlich’s job to lose thus far. Paysinger definitely has a chance to hold on to a starting spot. If Rivers can stay healthy, he can do some of the things Michael Boley did. When healthy, Williams can be a three-down linebacker, and his speed and athleticism allows him to cover tight ends. Curry is a wild card.
What they’re saying: “They told us nothing is set in stone, everybody has to work,” Paysinger said of the coaches’ message. “They say that when it comes to the depth chart, it can change any day, that we dictate how the depth chart goes. If one person has a great day, he might be going with the ones, if a person slips up a little bit, he might be going with the twos and threes.“
Ohm also covered Right Tackle, Defensive Tackle, Defensive End, and Running Back in the article.
“You want to get the experience and have the opportunity to show the coaches that you do know what you’re talking about,” Madison said, “and have an opportunity to relay it in a way that the players can understand and grasp it. A lot of guys know what they have and are used to getting on the football field from that aspect. But you have to be able to teach the other guys because you have to have that team concept. It’s going to come down to where you’re going to have to navigate and put people in certain positions and then have that natural instinct to come up and make a play.”– SAM MADISON ON HIS COACHING TIME IN TRAINING CAMP THIS YEAR
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