The 2022 New York Giants could also be experiencing some prosperity, however the franchise isn’t some distance got rid of from extra tumultuous instances.
Former Giants’ linebacker Jonathan Casillas just lately seemed on a are living recording of the New York Post’s “Blue Rush Podcast” with Jake Brown and Brandon London. While reminiscing on a few of Big Blue’s extra attempting instances, Casillas spoke candidly about ex- teammate and previous Giants cornerback, Eli Apple, in addition to the strain that arose between Apple and previous marquee protection Landon Collins.
“He did some stuff that was very detrimental to the team,” Casillas mentioned. “He should have been suspended earlier in the season because he was doing things over and over again in practice and in games that were like — bro what are you doing?”
Casillas discussed that Apple, the Giant’s first-round select within the 2016 draft, stopped operating on performs each during follow and video games, and insisted that he spoke with Apple about his loss of effort. However, the previous linebacker additionally famous that ex-head trainer Ben McAdoo didn’t confront the younger participant early in his tenure.
“That was the issue with Ben McAdoo. Some things that happened early in the (2016) season he kind of let slide, and then the next year… it was too late to start disciplining people,” Casillas mentioned.
Ultimately, Casillas gave a uncooked tackle Apple’s New York tenure.
“He was a little brat,” Casillas mentioned. “And he was a young kid trying to play in a grown man’s league and he didn’t know what he was doing.”
Apple used to be traded by way of the Giants to the Saints in season in 2018 for a 2019 fourth-round select and a 2020 seventh-round select. He spent yet one more season in New Orleans, one in Carolina and is lately in his 2d yr with the Bengals, who he helped achieve the Super Bowl ultimate season.
The linebacker additionally spoke about former Giants’ protection Landon Collins, who used to be no stranger to the “Eli Apple effect.” Collins categorized Apple a “cancer” during the 2017 season, and did so after Apple had acted out on a number of events.
In one in particular head-scratching second, Apple drew the ire of teammates by way of tweeting during a 30-10 loss in opposition to the rival Dallas Cowboys he used to be inactive for. What’s worse, Apple retweeted a video of then Dallas receiver Rod Smith scoring a landing in opposition to the Giants. Apple and Smith had been teammates at Ohio State University, however the incident and the others that transpired weren’t liked by way of Collins or any of the Giants personnel.
When requested about Collins and the stress that arose between him and Apple, Casillas used to be humbly fair.
“It was probably something that Eli Apple did or didn’t do that Landon was probably on him about,” Casillas mentioned. “Because Landon, no matter what anyone thinks of him, is a tremendous football player.”