New York Giants big plans for Evan Engram

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Even Engram - New York Giants

Scribe:  N. Tru Bass

Email:  ntb@thethinkering.com

 

The New York Giants practiced in shoulder pads for the first time during training camp on Tuesday.   Pundits are pushing Ben McAdoo up the ladder as he prepares for a winning season.  The already fairly smooth offense has been bolstered with two credible full backs in Jacob Huesman and Shane Smith.   Huesman was formerly a quarterback turned fullback which could make for some interesting red zone reps down the stretch. 

Eli Peyton and Brandon Marshall are continuing to congeal as they are far from perfecting a synergistic situation, but could clearly have just that by mid-season. 

On the defensive side of the ball, last year was a good year, but like any team you put the pieces together then it takes some reps turn the pieces into a functional and consistent team.  The defense is well on its way to being that.   The defense is a good reason the Giants will be competitive this season. 

Other offensive weapons include Sterling Shephard who got the red ass on a play on Tuesday as he was grabbed up and slammed down by B.J. Goodson, who ignored the no tackling workout.   Coach McAdoo seemed pleased with progress so far, but is still making decisions on personnel in a post practice he said, "I thought we worked well together. It was good to get the half-line drill going early in practice. Productive drill,” he continued, “We went down a couple times, but for the most part we stayed on our feet. ... It was a good start."

I can’t walk away from this without mentioning Evan Engram, as Manning’s offensive weapons increase, this one cannot be ignored.  Engram’s first year at the tight end spot should offer a gaggle of short yard opportunities and scramble chances.   Engram has been seen all over the field, it appears they want him comfortable with the playbook and prepared to go on Week 1 Sunday, 10 September against the Dallas Cowboys. 

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