Giants news, 09-23: Daboll on Golladay, Thibodeaux, Ojulari get closer, more

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Giants’ Brian Daboll ‘happy’ Kenny Golladay not happy with game time | Big blue view

New York Giants head coach Brian Daboll said on Thursday that he is “glad” that Kenny Golladay is not happy with the fact that he only played two snaps against the Carolina Panthers on Sunday.

“I’ve been playing in the NFL for a long time. I don’t know if I’ve ever been part of a team that someone isn’t happy about,” said Daboll. “I have a lot of respect for Kenny. I’m glad he is [un]glad he didn’t play – shows competitiveness. But he’s been a pro. And we’ll see how it goes this week.”

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New York Giants Thursday Injury Report: Thibodeaux, Ojulari Closer | Big blue view

Edge defenders Kayvon Thibodeaux and Azeez Ojulari look closer to making their season debut on Monday night against the Dallas Cowboys.

During early exercises open to the media, Thibodeaux (sprained MCL) and Ojulari (calf) seemed to ramp up the amount of work they were doing. Both remained listed as restricted participants during Thursday’s practice, which was moved to the Quest Diagnostics Training Center’s practice bubble due to thunderstorms drenching the practice field.

Kayvon Thibodeaux: NY Giants rookie makes NFL debut vs. cowboy? | The record

Can the Giants count on a similar transformative impact that Micah Parsons had on the Cowboys as Kayvon Thibodeaux leans toward his Monday night debut?

“That’s not really frustrating [me]’ said Thibodeaux, asked by a reporter if he was frustrated that he wasn’t on the field yet. “You have to know where you want to go. If I focused too much on the now, you would of course be depressed. But I’m just trying to focus on the future of what we have in store and what I have in store for myself.”

The New York Giants’ perfect start is unexpected. So is their play-calling. | Thirty-fiveEight

The New York Giants are one of only six undefeated teams left in the NFL, atop the NFC East alongside the 2-0 Philadelphia Eagles. But despite being flawless for the first two weeks of the season, their record seems, well, a little fraudulent.

One big red flag: The Giants’ points difference is a paltry plus-4 points, by far the lowest of the undefeated teams. Before the 2022 Giants, 20 teams have started a season with a 2-0 record and a plus-5 total points difference or worse since the AFL-NFL merger in 1970. On average, those teams lost more games than they won over the rest of the season.

Wink Martindale’s favorite player talks about this year’s difference from last year

Baldinger: Brian Daboll is building a winning culture with Giants | WFAN.com

Brian Baldinger and Jason La Canfora of the Audacy Original Podcast “In The Huddle” talked about what Daboll brings the Giants and the energy to New York.

“This is all Brian Daboll. That team is ready to play. Opening kickoff, here comes Chuba Hubbard and here comes Carter Coughlin and they just blow them up,” Baldinger said. “Daboll got these guys to believe. You see the awkward recovery… Julian Love fixes it, Adoree’ Jackson takes it out… and Julian Love runs straight to Wink Martindale. It’s like The Godfather. Like ‘You said it would happen, coach!’ and the whole sideline explodes there.”

Daboll develops a fondness for Daniel Jones’ steady attitude, decision making | NJ.com

Jones, who has had three different head coaches and four different offensive coordinators during his four seasons with the Giants, wasn’t perfect in his first two games under Daboll. But the Giants are at 2-0 for the first time since 2016 and have a chance at 3-0 for the first time since 2009.

“I think he made really good decisions,” Daboll said. “There isn’t much I haven’t done with him that he hasn’t responded to. I think that’s a mark of a good pro. I came to him. I loved him. What a teacher is supposed to do is… first tell me why you did something because it’s a tough position to play. Anyone can see it from the outside, but unless you’re standing there in the bag, which I’m not, you see a lot of different things that happen quickly.”

Eli is now making the rounds of late night talk shows

giants vs. Cowboys 2022, week 3: 5 questions about Dallas | Big blue view

Dave Halprin of Blogging the Boys answered five questions from BBV’s Ed Valentine about the upcoming match Monday night. Among the topics discussed were Cooper Rush’s ability to hold out, the role of Tony Pollard, and who is the only player to take the Cowboys off the Giants roster.

This week’s opponent

Cowboys’ Michael Gallup could make 2022 debut vs. Giants | CBSSports.com

Head coach Mike McCarthy told the assembled media on Thursday that he expects wide receiver Michael Gallup to make his season debut against the New York Giants Monday night, though he later backtracked it a bit, saying it’s a “hope.”

Gallup, who has been out since tearing his ACL in last season’s Cowboys’ Week 17 loss to the Arizona Cardinals, will be counting in no time, assuming he plays.

Micah Parsons out of training with a cold on Thursday | ProFootballTalk

Cowboys head coach Mike McCarthy told reporters that Parsons’ cold is keeping him from exercising.

McCarthy said the move was a precautionary measure, so Parsons is expected to be fine to play against the Giants Monday night. Should that change, the Cowboys would have a major missing piece as they try for their second straight win.

Jerry Jones is a Cooper Rush man

Some non-throwing work for Dak on Thursday | DallasCowboys.com

According to head coach Mike McCarthy, Dak Prescott hasn’t had his stitches removed from last week’s surgery to repair a right thumb fracture, but the Dallas Cowboys franchise quarterback was on the field doing a bit of no-throwing work during the open section. from Thursday’s workout at Ford Center at The Star in Frisco.

While fellow quarterbacks Cooper Rush and Will Grier practiced throwing drills, Prescott worked on his footwork and throwing moves without football. He also appeared to grab a training ball during the open section, a sign of progress since the Sept. 12 procedure on his thumb.

Cowboys Jason Peters saw work at left guard, right tackle on Thursday | The boys are blogging

There is a lot of sentiment that Peters should play left tackle when he is ready, but there are other options. The two most notable are left guard and right tackle (although our own Danny Phantom recently wrote here at BTB that Peters should stay on the bench).

As the Cowboys began field preparations for the New York Giants on Thursday, photos from local media present showed Peters seeing work on both the left and right tackle.

Around the competition

QB Justin Herbert day by day, ‘feel more at ease’ | ESPN

Los Angeles Chargers quarterback Justin Herbert is day by day considered one of the precursors to a Week 3 game against the Jacksonville Jaguars, coach Brandon Staley said Wednesday.

“He’s gotten a lot of rest since the last game,” Staley said. “He’s more comfortable. I know he was able to throw in some light yesterday, some rotational work, but we’re just going to take it day by day and see where his comfort level is.”

49ers’ unique contract with Jimmy Garoppolo allows the QB to earn millions in bonus money | CBSSports.com

When Garoppolo agreed to restructure his contract with the 49ers, he accepted a deal that paid him just $6.5 million in guaranteed money before 2022. However, the contract also came with millions of dollars in incentives that he could earn if he became the starting QB this season, which is happening now.

In a nutshell, if Garoppolo plays 25% of the snaps in a game and the 49ers win, he will earn $350,000 in bonus money every week plus his $29,000 active roster bonus. Those two numbers combined are more than double his base salary for any game this year ($361,000).

JPP is back in the competition

Baker Mayfield admits his game was ‘not good enough’ in the first two games with Panthers | NFL.com

In short, Mayfield was average, which is understandably not good enough to win in today’s NFL.

“Not good enough,” Mayfield said Wednesday. “All I care about is winning, whatever my stats are. Not taking care of the ball well enough. That’s pretty much the only stat I care about. I need to lead this group better. I need to lead better, I “We have to make sure everyone is on the same page where we perform at a much higher level. That’s the biggest disappointment for me, that hasn’t been shown yet. So I’m taking full ownership of that as a violation.”

Prime Video averages 15.3 million viewers in NFL season opener for ‘Thursday Night Football’ | NFL.com

Prime Video’s first regular season game as the exclusive home of Thursday Night Football was a huge success. Kansas City’s 27-24 win over the Los Angeles Chargers last Thursday averaged 15.3 million viewers across all platforms according to Nielsen and Amazon’s first party measurement.

The game averaged 13.0 million with only Nielsen ratings. That’s a 47% increase from last year’s Week 2 game between Washington and the New York Giants, which averaged 8.84 million on the NFL Network.

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