NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — The Giants and the rest of the NFL are continuing to operate during this virtual off-season.
Tuesday was the first time rookies joined the online meetings, and even though he’s not face-to-face with his players, Giants head coach Joe Judge says he’s learning a lot about them by peeking in on the meetings with the assistant coaches.
“You’re looking around, how’s the guy set up in his house? Is it a quiet setting? How’s he dressed? What’s his eye focus like? Are his eyes down? Is he trying to text? And we haven’t had a lot of that, we’ve had a lot of guys with great urgency,” Judge said. “You have the opportunity in this setting here to really see your players in a meeting standpoint where they really can’t hide.”
Judge also says it would be ideal for the team to hold its training camp in the Meadowlands, but the organization is scouting out possible remote areas just in case that is their only choice.
“Yes, it’s a little different and a little awkward because it’s on iPads and phones and doing Zoom meetings. But, still try to take advantage of that and prepare as best as we can,” Barkley said.
“Different than being in person. But I think it’s going well. We’re adjusting to the different circumstances. I think guys are really picking up the system,” Jones said.
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He recently took a virtual tour of the Goryeb Children’s Hospital in Morristown, New Jersey.
During his tour, Becton checked in on some of the patients and the 6-foot-7-inch, 364-pound offensive tackle had to answer a tough question about his performance at the NFL Combine.
“How did you run a 5.1?” one patient asked, making Becton laugh.
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Becton told several patients that they would be invited to a game when they’re feeling better.
“Always good to see a kid smile, especially knowing what they’re going through in their circumstances,” he said.
Becton hasn’t pancaked one linebacker, but he’s already a big fan favorite.