Good Monday morning, everybody. Let’s do this.
-Camp starts soon, which is mind boggling. Look for Storify’s of camp tweets, updates on injuries and roster battles, and everything you’ve come to expect from the Gab.
-Terrell Thomas says he’s ready for camp:
“I just left the doctor’s office; I am all cleared for camp,” Thomas blogged. “I have no limitations entering camp; obviously they will be monitoring me throughout camp. It will be in the hands of [head trainer] Ronnie Barnes who has been protecting me thus far.”
It will be interesting to see how he performs. There’s going to be some rust, and that’s to be expected. I’m sure they’ll take it easy on him. But if he can return to his previous form, the Giants just got a lot better.
-Remember, Thomas, before the injury, looked like he was going to be a star. So, while we can’t expect him to be that right away, if he can eventually get back to that, look out.
-Either way, I think Thomas, unless he’s a complete disaster, is an upgrade over Aaron Ross.
-And then you have Prince Amukamara who now has his first full offseason. Now has a training camp, actually, and OTAs and preseason and all that stuff that he missed last year. So you have to think that’s going to benefit him greatly. Add on top that the postseason experience, and look for Prince to have a good year.
-Plus, Jayon Hosley is a talented guy. The Giants don’t go four corners often, but they could if they wanted to.
-Let’s just hope the corners can stay healthy. Remember last camp? Seemed like a corner a day was going down.
-I’m still not thrilled with the safety depth. The starters are fine. Tyler Sash is going to be asked to play a bigger role. Stevie Brown, Chris Horton. I’m not sure how I feel about those guys. To me, they’re all special teams guys.
-So, now the big question is what happens on third down? You don’t have Deon Grant to cover tight ends anymore. So who does? Maybe you stay with a 3 linebacker look, and put either Rivers or Williams on a TE. Or go to a more traditional nickel look with three corners. Or you try something where Rolle covers the tight end and Sash is back there as a safety. The possibilities are endless. How Perry Fewell dials it up will be interesting.
-TV interlude: I just got Netflix, which is either the greatest thing or worst thing ever. Greatest because, well, there’s pretty much whatever movie or show you want to watch, instantly. Worst because, well, there’s pretty much whatever movie or show you want to watch, instantly. Huge procrastination tool. Anyway, I started watching Louie, the first season. My oh my, is that a funny show. He’s a comedic genius. It’s a bit raunchy, and can be a bit out there at times. But it’s just so damn funny. Highly recommended.
-I’m just excited for football. I think, barring injuries, it’s gonna be a good season. I mean, we’re bringing back pretty much the same team that just won the Super Bowl. Buckle up, folks