Pat Shurmur: “I feel like we’re on the right path”

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The preseason is over for the New York Giants. They won two games and lost two
games. Whatever! Odell Beckham Jr. got his big contract. Hooray!! They got
through with no major injuries White Dalvin Tomlinson Jerseys , with only Darian Thompson (hamstring) and Olivier Vernon (ankle) of real concern. Phew!!! Now, the Giants get down to
brass tacks.They will have to set a 53-man roster on Saturday. GM Dave Gettleman
promised Thursday that the Giants would “keep the 53 best” players and then look
to the waiver wire to try and upgrade wherever they can.Having completed his
first preseason as Giants coach, one filled with a high number of tough, padded
practices and one in which he was praised for his efforts to build relationships
with players, how does Pat Shurmur feel about the Giants’ readiness for the 2018
season, which begins Sept. 9 against the Jacksonville Jaguars?“I don’t know
about readiness. I feel like we’re on the right path with regard to team
building, I feel like we’ve got enough information,” Shurmur said. “We played
all the players through the preseason, so we’re not going to be guessing as to
whether a guy can do it or not. We’re in a position now to pick that initial
53-man roster. We’re in a position to keep moving forward, and I feel good about
the work we’ve done to this point.”Here are more takeaways from Shurmur’s
post-game press conference.On Donte Deayon’s two-interception night“He did a
really nice job. And, on the flip side, I thought he did a really good job when
the ball was in the air, and he caught it. It was the first interception along
the sideline and then the second interception he undercut the route and did a
nice job. He also had some tackles. I would say he helped himself tonight. He
had a good performance.”On the play of quarterback Kyle Lauletta“I think he fell
victim to some drops that would’ve made things look a little better. That one
scramble where I think he hit (Jerell) Adams, that keeps a drive alive. He was
aggressive with his throws down the field, which we wanted to see. You can see
he has plenty of arm strength, which is good Dalvin Tomlinson Jerseys 2019 , and I thought he was pretty poised throughout the game.”On the helmet rule (The Giants were penalized three
times)“I thought we had adjusted well, and then all the sudden a bunch of them
creeped up on us. We’ll just go back and look at each one and just see why. When
we went through this helmet thing, it was said that these were the certain plays
we want out of our game and those are pretty obvious. Some of the plays now,
we’re getting flags that if those aren’t part of the game, I don’t know if we
have a game. So, we’ve just got to see. We all want what’s right and what’s best
for the players. I feel like player safety is on the front burner. We want to
make sure it’s a safe, physical, gritty game and play the way the rule is
written, and I think it’s just a matter of us continuing to coach it the right
way and then when it gets officiated, just officiate it consistently. That’s
really what we want.” Could FSU EDGE Brian Burns help replace Olivier
Vernon?"WhiteFanposts Fanshots Sections New York Giants NewsGiants Training Camp
2016Giants vs. Eagles 2015, Week 172019 NFL DraftFlorida State EDGE Brian Burns
should be in the conversation for sixth overallNew,85commentsCould FSU EDGE
Brian Burns help replace Olivier Vernon?EDTShareTweetShareShareFlorida State
EDGE Brian Burns should be in the conversation for sixth overallGlenn Beil-USA
TODAY SportsThe New York Giants had, arguably, the worst pass rush in the league
while Olivier Vernon was sidelined with a high ankle sprain to start the season.
And while the pass rush picked up when he returned to the field, it was also
clear that even with Vernon the Giants needed to invest in another pass rusher.
With Vernon now in Cleveland, the need to invest in a pass rusher is that much
greater.Fortunately White Wayne Gallman Jerseys , this is a fantastic year in which to need a pass rusher, and there are potentially elite players available at the top of the
draft. Florida State EDGE Brian Burns hasn’t gotten the attention that some of
the other defenders, but he bears a striking resemblance to a player the Giants
fell in love with last year in Lorenzo Carter. Could the Giants select Burns at
the top of the draft and add another long, lanky, and highly athletic EDGE to
their defense?MeasurablesProsPossesses rare length with a tall frame and long
arms.Excellent first step.Elite athleticism for the position. Good lower-body
flexibility to bend around the edge.Generally plays with good pad level.Uses his
hands well to keep blockers off his chest.ConsNarrow frame and weight could be a
concern for some teams.Power at the point of attack is a question.Prospect
VideoWhat They’re Saying Burns is a refined pass rusher that dominated power
five competition throughout his college career. While it’s easy to love his
high-variance, technically refined and gifted pass rushing skill set, Burns is a
more versatile defender than he is often credited for. He can win from a
three-point or stand-up position with playmaking ability against the run, in
coverage and attacking the quarterback. His blend of length, flexibility,
technical refinement, football IQ and burst serve as a strong foundation for him
to become a dynamic playmaking defender in the NFL.- Joe Marino (The Draft
Network - Scouting Report)Does He Fit The Giants?If the Giants want to spend one
of their first round picks on an EDGE player, then Burns would be a good choice.
Athletically, he profiles similarly to Lorenzo Carter, with an excellent blend
of length and athleticism, but unlike Carter, he is a polished technician coming
out of college. Burns has the ability to rush from all over the defensive
front Wayne Gallman Jerseys 2019 , as well as play out of both two and three-point stances, which would fit well with the Giants’ “multiple” look defense.The
Giants famously prefer big players on defense, and Burns’ weight and frame might
be a concern for them -- he reportedly played at just 230 pounds in college, he
uses his hands and length well to keep offensive linemen from being able to lock
in and control him. Between his length, burst, and polished hand usage, he is a
difficult player to block around the edge and was routinely disruptive in
opponents’ backfields. In 33 games at Florida State, Burns racked up 123
tackles, 38.5 tackles for a loss, 23 sacks, 7 forced fumbles, and 7 passes
defensed. If the Giants don’t get hung up on his relatively slender frame, he
should be in the conversation for the sixth overall pick.
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