Giants minicamp notes: June 13, 2012

  • Bear Pascoe got a lot more reps with the 1’s today than Martellus Bennett.  I watched Bennett run one route in 7 on 7’s today.  Barely jogged.  It’s not like we’re in Day 20 of training camp in sweltering August heat and he’s understandably taking a play off.  We’re in Day 2 of a minicamp, it’s 70 degrees with a calm breeze, and after Thursday, there are no practices until the end of July.  Totally unacceptable effort and body language.
  • Jerrel Jernigan had a great day.  Made a ton of catches working the middle.  Lots of shallow crossers.  It is my understanding that Reuben Randle has been impressive in recent practices, but he was sort of invisible today, other than a pass intended for him that was picked off and taken to the house by Justin Tryon.  Jernigan was clearly the best receiver among the 3 guys (Barden, Jernigan, Randle) competing for the #3 WR spot today.
  • I also watched Jernigan fielding kick and punt returns, but I don’t like what I see there.  He catches the ball over his head with his hands instead of cradling it with both arms in his gut.  Rod Woodson used to field punts that way, but it’s not ideal.  In one preseason game last year, Jernigan was in on 5 punt returns.  He muffed 3 and fumbled 1.  I think they need to correct the way he fields punts before I’d ever trust him back there.
  • More Jernigan notes!  The Giants coaches must have yelled “Come on JJ!” a dozen times today.  They were yelling at S Janzen Jackson, who I believe they’re working out at CB.  Anyway, whenever Janzen Jackson covers Jerrel Jernigan, it’s tough to tell who the “Come on JJ!” is directed at.
  • Jayron Hosley also got some punt return reps.  Quick.  Shifty.  In case you’re wondering, Hosley had 68 career punt returns at Virginia Tech.  12 yard average and 2 TDs.  Hosley also had a nice jump on a slant route and should have had himself a pick 6, but couldn’t hang onto the pass.
  • Watched David Wilson run a stretch play to my side.  Kid flies.  I see LeSean McCoy in practice quite a bit, and I have to say Wilson is every bit as fast.  Probably faster.  To be determined if he can break tackles and be a weapon in the passing game like McCoy.  No Ahmad Bradshaw today.  DJ Ware ran with the 1’s.

More after the jump…

  • TE Ryan Purvis is the anti-Wilson.  Watched him run a seam route.  Slower than dirt.
  • Chase Blackburn had a nice blitz today.  Timed it nicely and would have destroyed the QB.
  • Dan DePalma had an embarrassing moment.  He had a ball slip right through his hands and smack him square in the facemask for a drop.  If he had an old school WR facemask, the play might have looked like this (1:37 mark).
  • 1’s on the OL looked like this: Locklear (not Brewer) – Boothe – Baas – Snee – Diehl.  Beatty still out.
  • DE Adrian Tracy was looked at by the trainers.  I thought it was his wrist.  Others thought elbow, or shoulder.  Anyway, it was somewhere in his general arm region.
  • While in the Giants’ media room, I noticed that one of the unattended laptops had Twitter open, and one of their “People to follow” suggestions was my Twitter avatar.  First of all, thank you to Twitter for recommending me.  I knew I liked you, Twitter.  I really thought hard about clicking “follow” on his/her computer, but chickened out.  Very disappointed in myself.

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  6. Free Plax says:

    Not defending Bennett, but it was my understanding he has a hamstring issue and has been limited. In fact the TE coach was saying it was probably due to him weighing 290 LBs, so that could be a reason he is jogging out there.

  7. brisulph says:

    Yeah Bennett sounds like he is every bit as lazy as the Cowboy fans say… but hey, he won’t get that mammoth contract he wants playing like that, so his loss.

    1. Jimmer says:

      Would not shock me to see Marty B hit the waiver wire by the end of camp with that kind of effort. Coughlin doesn’t put up with that kind of BS.

      1. Anders says:

        Its the reason why I think he will be blocking TE only in there jumbo packages. Teams does not have to fear him catch the ball because most OTs could run better routes then him.

  8. Troy O says:

    like always nice work.. Pulling for JJ12 as the 3 in the slot. = more big plays by Cruz on the outside.
    Any looks at Herz?

    Shame on u for pussying out.

    1. LBs are tough to evaluate in shorts. I did mention Blackburn, but it takes something like that to get your attention from the LBs. So typically, I don’t bother until the pads are on. Didn’t notice Herz.

  9. BBI says:

    you said in a previous article you wanted to look at Adrien Robinson. Were you able to see anything today?

    1. Well… He was there. I know that much, ha. He made a catch on the far side of the field, but I didn’t really get a good look at it. Training camp, BBI, training camp. Sorry.

      1. BBI says:

        haha all goood, mate.

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