Joe Schoen expects to be a “nervous wreck” in first camp as Giants G.M.

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Giants rookies report to training camp on Tuesday and that moves the team closer to its first full practice since Joe Schoen was hired as their General Manager early this year.

The job is something that Schoen has been working toward for years, but he doesn’t anticipate a celebratory feeling when the full team takes the field on July 27. Schoen said from a golf outing on Monday that he will be “a nervous wreck” during that session and all the other ones to follow because of the possibility that the team will lose players that he will then have to scramble to replace.

“As roster attrition sets in, that’s stressful, because there’s 90 guys on 32 rosters, there’s only so many players out there at each position that can still function in a camp,” Schoen said, via Paul Schwartz of the New York Post. “It’s always very stressful for me.  You’re watching the football but you also want to make sure you have enough bodies that you can practice and you want enough competition where guys have to put their best foot forward. It’s a delicate balance between guys getting enough work in and being ready to play and contact and also keeping everybody healthy.”

Injuries have contributed to some of the Giants’ recent losing seasons and a couple of players going down early in camp would create an unwelcome feeling of things going down the wrong path once again. That would be the wrong foot for Schoen to get off on, which makes it easy to understand why he won’t be relaxed once the team hits the field.

12 responses to “Joe Schoen expects to be a “nervous wreck” in first camp as Giants G.M.

  1. Among the frequently injured of recent years: Saquon Barkley, Daniel Jones, Kadarius Toney, Kenny Golladay, Sterling Shepard. Can’t win with the offense on the DL.

  2. “I should’ve known way back when David (Gettleman)…they called me Mr. Glass”—— idk, Saquan Barkley probably.

  3. A nervous wreck? Gosh, that must really instill confidence by the team and fans in him.

  4. Why be nervous. The team will be awful as it usually is and if it looks and functions with competence then you lucked out.

  5. nytro says:
    July 19, 2022 at 10:30 am
    A nervous wreck? Gosh, that must really instil confidence by the team and fans in him.

    Let’s not be so quick to judge. Maybe he’s just a guy in a new position that badly wants to do well – stress comes with that job, at least until he gets some experience. I’d be more concerned if a fresh GM was too calm and lackadaisical.

  6. This guy needs to chill out. No one is coveting your starters let alone guys you have to release

  7. As a giants fan that has seen an unbelievable amount of injuries the last decade it seems, I’m nervous too. I just want no news out of camp because the team is so damn thin.

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