Daniel Jones already has made one vital change after the firing of offensive coordinator Jason Garrett.
Like many quarterbacks throughout the league, the Giants’ beginning signal-caller has been carrying a wrist band itemizing the staff’s play calls in follow this week and he’s anticipated to accomplish that in Sunday’s sport in opposition to the Eagles.
“All of our quarterbacks will be wearing wristbands this week,” head coach Joe Judge stated earlier than Friday’s follow. “It’s something a number of our players and coaches have used in the past. We thought it may be helpful with our players just going forward. Just different ways of communicating.”
The Giants have had points involving their headsets in latest weeks, however Judge replied, “No, it doesn’t,” when requested if the wristband swap displays “a disconnect” in conveying the right calls to Jones within the huddle. He additionally stated the staff hasn’t “really changed” its play-calling terminology for this week’s sport.
Judge hasn’t disclosed whether or not he or interim coordinator Freddie Kitchens will name performs this week, saying they’re “all working collaboratively.”
Daniel Jones talks with Freddie Kitchens throughout follow earlier this week.Corey Sipkin
Giants security Xavier McKinney practiced in opposition to Eagles rookie receiver DeVonta Smith for 3 seasons and Philadelphia quarterback Jalen Hurts for 2 as teammates at Alabama. He referred to as Sunday’s sport “a big challenge” for the Giants’ secondary.
“Those guys have been balling,” McKinney advised The Post. “We labored collectively and all the time made positive to make one another higher. But they have been all the time guys that I cherished going up in opposition to, working towards in opposition to them, as a result of I all the time knew they have been going to make me higher and problem me as a participant.
“We had some very competitive practices against each other. I have a tremendous amount of respect for them, but it’s the same as any other week. It definitely won’t be easy, but we’ll be prepared for Sunday’s game. I’m looking forward to facing them.”
McKinney added he’s “not surprised at all” about Smith’s influence as a rookie. The reigning Heisman Trophy winner, who was chosen by the Eagles after they moved forward of the Giants within the draft, has 46 receptions for 664 yards and 4 touchdowns by way of 11 video games.
“I’ve always known he was great, what kind of a player and a competitor he is, and it wouldn’t be hard for him to do what he’s doing right away in the league,” McKinney stated. “I expect a lot more from him, actually. I’m not surprised by anything he does. I saw it every day in practice [at Alabama].”
WR Sterling Shepard (quad), TE Kaden Smith (knee) and FB Cullen Gillaspia (calf) have been dominated out for Sunday, whereas WR Kadarius Toney (quad) and TE Kyle Rudolph (ankle) are listed as uncertain. RB Saquon Barkley (ankle) and WR John Ross (quad) have been restricted in follow and are questionable.
Asked about saying the Eagles have been “disrespectful” to the NFL for sitting out Hurts and others after final yr’s season finale, costing the Giants a playoff berth, Judge stated, “There’s nothing from last year that’s going to be relevant on Sunday.”