Giants news, 10/13: Darius Slayton on staying ready, more headlines

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Darius Slayton stayed targeted on getting higher

Wide receiver Darius Slayton laughed on Wednesday when requested if he was once approached about renegotiating his contract after Sunday’s six-catch, 79-yard recreation. Slayton needed to take a pay lower simply ahead of the beginning of the season.

“No, it doesn’t quite work like that,” he stated.

After being buried on the intensity chart for lots of the summer season and no longer suiting up for a recreation till accidents decimated the large receiver room, Slayton stated his efficiency on Sunday towards the Packers was once as a lot about preparation because it was once about alternative

“You just focus on your craft,” stated Slayton. “Focus on bettering myself, making sure that all my skills are sharp and that I knew my plays. That way I’d be ready for whenever my opportunity came.”

The Auburn product credited a tradition exchange introduced on by means of the pinnacle trainer Brian Daboll and the body of workers as a explanation why he was once ready to be in a position when referred to as upon.

“I think having a positive work environment definitely helps,” he stated. “At the end of the day the NFL’s a business. Everybody at some point in their career goes through something, but definitely having good guys around you help a lot.”

He added, “Obviously, people are held accountable, people are held to a really high standard, but at the same time I think…a new staff and some new faces we have in the building have done a great job of pumping in good, confident energy and it showed.”

Slayton, drafted in the similar elegance as quarterback Daniel Jones, stated “it’s pretty easy to be a receiver for us at the moment.” Slayton stated one play, a 10-yard catch on third-and-9 in the second one quarter that gave the Giants a first-and-goal on the 5-yard line, stood out.

“I thought I was going to die. Then I survived, and I was like, ’oh, I’ve got to get the first down,” he recalled. “That was like my little train of thought. So, I saw the ball, kind of saw this guy in my peripheral and said, ‘this is going to hurt really bad’. Then he hit me, and I was like, ‘oh, I’m still up’. Scrambled to get the first down … So, just excited.”

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“I have a ton of respect for Wink,” stated Rodgers. “I think he’s a fantastic coach. They got a good scheme, they have really good players. But they’re aggressive, they come after you. They had a lot of different pressures. They had edge pressure, they had overload pressure, they had empty pressure. They threw a lot at us.”

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Giants’ Dexter Lawrence earns prime reward from Aaron Rodgers | New York Post

Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers heaped reward on Lawrence all the way through his weekly look on “The Pat McAfee Show.” The irony is that Rodgers referred to Lawrence by means of his uniform quantity, no longer his identify.

“Number 97 is a premier player, and needs to probably get some more recognition for the ability that he has,” Rodgers stated. “Talking to our interior three [offensive linemen], they think he’s one of the top guys in the league, for sure. And he played really well for them.”

How Brian Daboll’s Giants are maximizing Daniel Jones, Saquon Barkley and others | The Athletic

New York Giants lovers have many causes to be fascinated with the workforce’s 4-1 report, however what must have them maximum constructive is the fast have an effect on that the Giants’ new training body of workers has made. On all sides of the ball, head trainer Brian Daboll has produced a well-coached workforce this is maximizing a rebuilding roster hit onerous by means of accidents.

How Mike Kafka is remodeling the Giants’ offense | New York Post

The Giants’ offense might spring from the thoughts of Brian Daboll, however his offensive coordinator is the person who is making it cross.

Giants QB Daniel Jones Has Grown the Most in This Key Area, According to Eli Manning | Sports Illustrated

Jones has considerably lower down on his turnovers ensuing in large part from deficient choices. This yr, Jones is averaging 0.6 turnovers in line with recreation and is doing a ways more proper than he’s mistaken in spite of the demanding situations he’s confronted.

“I just see him in several of these games being tested, you know, continually throughout the whole game. And he continues to make really good decisions with the ball protecting it,” Manning stated. “What that does is it simply helps to keep them shut within the video games.

Odell Beckham Jr. is ‘open’ to Giants reunion, NFL insider says | nj.com

NFL insider Josina Anderson says on the subject: “Do I believe that OBJ is open to returning to the Giants? Yes … obviously I’m not going to say things that are not informed. I’ll just leave it at that.”

In a Twitter thread, the wideout published that the be offering the Rams gave him was once deficient. It appears like he was once a little bit angry since he felt like he discovered a house with the group.

“LA knows where I wanted to be… but they didn’t offer me…. ANYthing! So idk what people want me to do, I def kno my worth and what the offer was isn’t reflective of that. So it’s tough to say that I can come on back even tho I thought I finally found that home !”

Five NFL avid gamers overperforming and 5 underperforming coming into Week 6 | CBSSports.com

The dialogue previous to this season relating to RB Saquon Barkley focused round this season being the closing for the previous moment total draft select as a member of the Giants. Now, the subject has shifted to what the cash on his new contract must seem like and may just he signal an extension in-season. Hats off to Barkley, he’s a shining famous person as soon as once more.

Jersey man Peter Schrags guarantees Saquon Barkley will get the highlight he merits

Top NFL novices 2022: Ranking 10 very best first years, risers and QB record | ESPN.com

Which first-rounder is underperforming presently? Evan Neal, OT, New York Giants. The No. 7 select has noticed his proportion of struggles because the Giants’ proper take on, significantly surrendering 4 sacks to the Cowboys in Week 3. As the Giants have exceeded expectancies, Neal’s six sacks and 31 pressures allowed are relating to. But it took teammate Andrew Thomas a season to acclimate to the NFL recreation, so there’s nonetheless hope for Neal to show issues round.

Giants punter Jamie Gillan on as far back as U.S. | ProFootballTalk

Known because the Scottish Hammer, Gillan first got here to the U.S. together with his father on a NATO visa and the designation was once by no means modified to a piece visa. That changed into a subject matter when he deliberate to go back to the U.S. for paintings. But the problem has now been resolved, and Gillan might be on the sphere when the Giants host the Ravens on Sunday.

The band might be again in combination nowadays

Love says Giants have very much loved that Holmes video | WFAN.com

Apparently, the video made its technique to Giants avid gamers’ feeds ahead of they embarked on their transatlantic flight again house. S Julian Love stated that Holmes has had a excellent angle about it and is getting amusing out of the location too.

“Before we were given on the aircraft to go again, I feel Graham Gano confirmed me and was once like ‘Dude what is this,” Giants safety Julian Love said Tuesday in his weekly appearance on “Tiki & Tierney.” “I was like oh no, and I knew that was instantly going to blow up. Like dang Darnay, you getting freaky on the sidelines? I don’t know what’s going on.”

This week’s opponent

Ravens rookie LB David Ojabo (Achilles) returns to observe | NFL.com

Baltimore Ravens second-round select David Ojabo will observe for the primary time this season. Ojabo fell to the second one around of the 2022 NFL Draft after struggling a torn Achilles at his Michigan Pro Day in March.

Fellow out of doors linebacker Tyus Bowser returned to observe Wednesday as effectively. Bowser additionally suffered an Achilles tear all the way through Baltimore’s season finale in 2021. He was once positioned on the PUP record ahead of the 2022 marketing campaign.

2022 NFL QB Power Rankings: Seahawks’ Geno Smith approaches most sensible 15 | CBSSports.com

The Ravens Lamar Jackson is ranked 6th, 3 spots in the back of Green Bay’s Aaron Rodgers. He and their uninspiring receiving corps proportion the blame for an inefficient aerial assault. But the man is on tempo for his 0.33 profession 1,000-yard speeding season. As lengthy as he’s upright, his mobility will stay Baltimore within the hunt.

Ravens Week 5 Snap Count Analysis | Baltimore Beatdown

Ronnie Stanley made his a lot expected go back to the sphere with 22 snaps (34%). Patrick Mekari turned around collection with Stanley, serving because the left take on on 43 snaps (66%). Rookie middle Tyler Linderbaum was once changed by means of Trystan Colon for 2 snaps because of a minor in-game harm. Entrenched starters Ben Powers, Kevin Zeitler and Morgan Moses performed a complete supplement of 65 offensive snaps. Overall, the blockading unit carried out effectively, paving the way in which for 155 speeding yards and surrendering only one sack.

Billick’s Breakdown: How the Ravens Used Devin Duvernay Creatively | BaltimoreRavens.com

Former Ravens Head Coach Brian Billick breaks down the movie on the Ravens’ 19-17 win over the Cincinnati Bengals, having a look at their zone protection and the way Baltimore used Devin Duvernay as a runner.

Around the league

Commanders’ Ron Rivera apologizes to Carson Wentz for ‘QB’ statement | ESPN.com

Washington Commanders trainer Ron Rivera apologized to quarterback Carson Wentz and addressed the workforce for feedback Rivera stated have been misconstrued by means of some Monday, relating to why there’s a gulf between his rebuilding workforce and its NFC East opponents.

“Coach addressed it, handled it, nothing for me that I’m overly concerned about,” Wentz stated. “Coach is a very straightforward, upfront guy. He addressed it in the team meeting, which I thought was really cool, in what he meant by it all. I feel very confident in that.”

Mike McCarthy: We’re making ready for Cooper Rush to start out towards the Eagles | ProFootballTalk

Head trainer Mike McCarthy informed newshounds at his Wednesday press convention, “We are preparing for Cooper to start against the Eagles.”

McCarthy famous that Prescott is “still in the medical-rehab phase….Dak Prescott will be in the rehab group to start off with, but then he’ll go through quarterback school, and he will do some light throwing at the end of practice. Once he clears this phase and then when he’s fully activated, I think that’s when we have our conversations.”

Dolphins to start out Skylar Thompson Week 6 vs. Vikings | CBSSports.com

The Miami Dolphins are down a pair quarterbacks coming into Week 6, and head trainer Mike McDaniel introduced Wednesday that it is going to be rookie Skylar Thompson making his first profession get started when Miami faces the Minnesota Vikings this weekend.

The Dolphins’ No. 2 quarterback is Teddy Bridgewater, who was once injured on Miami’s first play towards the New York Jets closing week. He suffered a concussion and continues to be in protocol — even though he’s progressing, in keeping with McDaniel. Miami’s starter, Tua Tagovailoa, continues to be in concussion protocol as effectively. He is not going to swimsuit up this week, even though he returned to the observe box on Wednesday.

Davante Adams charged with misdemeanor attack for MNF shove | ESPN.com

Raiders large receiver Davante Adams has been charged with misdemeanor attack for shoving a credentialed media employee after Monday’s loss in Kansas City to the Chiefs.

Adams was once cited for an “intentional, overt act” that inflicted “bodily injury,” in keeping with court docket information launched Wednesday. The guy shoved by means of Adams, known by means of police as Ryan Zebley, suffered whiplash, a headache and a imaginable minor concussion from the incident, in keeping with information. Adams is due in a Kansas City court docket Nov. 10.

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