Giants have high rate of volunteerism at workouts


Few teams overhauled things like the Giants have this offseason, meaning they have plenty of work to do.

The good news is, they have a lot of willing participants.

According to Jordan Raanan of, Giants quarterback Eli Manning said every offensive player was on hand last week as they began their offseason conditioning.

“I’m not quite sure the numbers on what the percentage of participation is, but I feel it is very high. All the offensive guys are there,” Manning said. “We have a lot of work to do learning the new offense. We have a lot of new players also. I’m trying to put a lot of faces with names and getting to know your teammates on a personal side. I thought we had a good first week.”

Manning needs the help, trying to fix an offense that the owner labeled “broken,” with a number of new parts. The most significant change is new offensive coordinator Ben McAdoo, who can now work with Manning (though he might miss part of OTAs after ankle surgery).

“We got a lot of information, learned a lot asking a lot of questions about the offense,” Manning said. “We made some strides, just got to keep working. . . .

“[The changes] bring a sense of urgency to this time of year, to the offseason. For me, [it’s] getting healthy, meeting teammates and learning a new playbook. We have a lot of work to do. But [I’m] enjoying the competition of it all, the urgency we’re having right now.”

That urgency has apparently compelled the entire offense to volunteer to show up, as well.


14 responses to “Giants have high rate of volunteerism at workouts

  1. It’s going to be a solid year, at the end of the day the giants were 7-9 last year, with what they have done in the offseason it is going to be a very competitive division. In the immortal words of Bart Scott, “CAN’T WAIT”!!!!!!!!

  2. This year has the feeling of another Hostetler type super bowl run for the G men with Freeman stepping in this time.

  3. As a Giants fan, they obviously have a lot to prove. I’ve struggled recently trying to determine if their Super Bowl years were well earned or a mixture of skill and luck. At the end of the day, the fact is they won and when it counted, they made it happen. Regardless, it is increasingly frustrating to see these terrible seasons in between and after their big wins. I don’t want to say they’re in a funk and I’m glad they’ve moved on to a new OC but I think it’s something they should have done at the very least last year. TC is a great coach and Manning is a great QB. They both have a lot to prove this year and it really in my mind doesn’t require a Super Bowl win to achieve that “proof” but at least a playoff run that isn’t ended by a lop-sided score in the first round.

  4. The rest of the NFL wasn’t worried about us in 2007 and 2011 either. We prefer it that way.

    We also prefer all of you continue to talk negatively, count us out, and continue to tell us how Coughlin and Eli will be let go..

    How did that work out for the rest of the NFL 3 seasons ago?

  5. It’s great that all the new offensive players are there.It shows that they are all in.Why they signed Rusty Smith though is a mystery to me.Just waiting for the draft now.

  6. They dressed all the receivers with cornerback numbers in opposing teams colors and Eli didn’t miss a pass.

  7. OMG, the hype machine is really turned up w/this team? Most teams have a high percentage of players show up at these workouts…anything for positive pub, the NYG’s are annoying…enough is enough…this is sad…any word on Will Hill’s 18th arrest or Eli & the Giants memorabilia fraud case? Or how about how they have no line on either side of the ball?

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