Darren Waller: Giants value our opinions more than other places I’ve been

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Tight end Darren Waller moved from the Raiders to the Giants in a trade this offseason and he shared his thoughts about his new home during a session with reporters on Thursday.

Waller also played for the Ravens early in his career and said that there are “different cultures everywhere you go” in the NFL. He said he’s found the Giants have created “a really empowering place” for players, which makes for a notable difference from his previous stops.

“Yeah, they value our opinions here,” Waller said, via Jordan Raanan of ESPN.com. “As a player, I feel like a lot of places I’ve gone, you’re told to do things a certain way and you do those things. But here it’s like, they ask a lot of questions. They want to know what you’re thinking, what you want to do more. So to offer input is a really cool thing because coaches and players have to be in partnership. We’re all together and shouldn’t be clashing with each other. We’re all going in the same direction.”

Waller dealt with injuries last season and only had 28 catches in nine games, so the hope will be that the good feelings about the change of scenery will translate into a return to productivity on the field.

7 responses to “Darren Waller: Giants value our opinions more than other places I’ve been

  1. “Darren, tell us your thoughts, how many games will you be out this year for minor injuries?”

    “Now, we value your opinion, will you go through the motions on all your routes now that you’ve secured a bag? How many games will you put in a full effort?”

    “Last question buddy, how many passes in the end zone will you drop? We want to know from you”

  2. Let’s see how much the Giants are a “really empowering place” when he’s back in the tub for 8+ weeks working on his next rap record.

  3. Everyone is always happy with their new teams in May.

    Check back in December.

  4. Yadda yadda yadda, we know the song Darren, the grass is greener on the other side- show us

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