‘It's a fresh start, it's a new start:’ During pandemic, Giants also getting used to a new coaching staff, playbook

While NFL teams adjust to their new normal of virtual spring meetings, the New York Giants are also getting used to a new coaching staff and playbook.

News 12 Staff

May 15, 2020, 9:37 AM

Updated 1,433 days ago

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While NFL teams adjust to their new normal of virtual spring meetings, the New York Giants are also getting used to a new coaching staff and playbook.
“We're adjusting to the different circumstances,” says quarterback Daniel Jones. “I think guys are really picking up the system, are able to learn and be like we would in person. We're able to get together, ask questions.”
Jones is entering his second year in the league. He, along with running back Saquon Barkley, say they're embracing coach Joe Judge’s way and ready to work with new offensive coordinator Jason Garrett.
“It's a fresh start, it's a new start,” says Barkley. “You learn a new system, kind of feel like a rookie again. Obviously, you understand football a little bit more than, but I'm really excited to just attack it and get ready for it when an opportunity presents itself.
Barkley says he's also getting ready by keeping up with his rigorous strength training in his basement gym in his New Jersey home. He also goes for runs in his neighborhood.
“I'm really not missing a beat,” says Barkley. “I've kind of got everything that I kind of need. Obviously, it's just different not being there with your teammates. That's just the stuff you miss the most.
Jones is spending quarantine at his parents’ house in Charlotte. He says he's been able to work out with a small group of friends, and one of the main things he's been focusing on is ball security.
“That's a fundamental skill that for the quarterback position, that's something that's crucial but also to me a fairly simple fix in that it's a mindfulness,” says Jones.
Despite the new coaching staff and new system, Jones says he's ready to step into more of a leadership role in a year or two, so he can help the team earn their first winning record since 2016.


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