Joe Judge wants 2020 Giants to represent NJ/NY

The NFL training camp is wrapping up this week and the New York Giants are making some final roster moves before their season opener against Pittsburgh.

News 12 Staff

Sep 3, 2020, 1:58 AM

Updated 1,324 days ago

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The NFL training camp is wrapping up this week and the New York Giants are making some final roster moves before their season opener against Pittsburgh.
Just days before the team is set to cut their roster down to 53 players, the Giants announced that it signed last year’s starting center Jon Halapio.
“Jon’s a guy who can play center, but he can play guard as well,” says head coach Joe Judge. “It’s about position flex inside. You can only keep so many on the roster. The more you keep inside that can play multiple positions, that gives you strength as a team.”
The strength of the team will also fall on the shoulders of several young players. But Giants General Manager Dave Gettleman says that he is confidence that the roster will be competitive and capable of winning games.
“We’ve got a quarterback. We’ve got a heck of a quarterback. We’ve got some nice pieces on defense. The O-line. We’ve got pieces, we’re getting there,” Gettleman says.
The GM says that the players are responding well to Judge as their new head coach.
“You put a team out there and they’ll be the ‘Fighting Joe Judges,’ I have no doubt and it’s going to go well,” says Gettleman.
Judge says that he likes to get in on the action.
“We have a lot of fun as a team, we really do. It’s a great group of guys. Look, we wake up every morning as coaches, we’re going to work them hard and we’re going to work them long, but we’re going to make it fun when we can,” says Judge.
The head coach says that he hopes that the 2020 squad isn’t so much a good representation of him, but a good representation of New Jersey and New York.
“We want to have a smart, tough, fundamentally sound football team. We’re working every day to put our best foot forward and make improvements to build that. I’m plead with the effort and urgency our guys come to work with every day, but it’s important to me that when people watch our team...they are proud of the product they see,” says Judge.
The Giants have their final Blue and White scrimmage Thursday afternoon before regular season practices begin next week.
The Giants also signed wide receiver Johnny Holton on Wednesday.


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