The grind of training camp really hits home today with the second of back-to-back two-a-days. That's four practices in 36 hours. A lot of work for the players to go through. They have tomorrow to recover physically (they'll still have meetings without being on the field), but it's tough.
Maybe Darrelle Revis has the right idea. Or Brett Favre.
Rich Seubert certainly knows this stinks. After a decade in the NFL, he's had his share of training camps and he understands how miserable life at them can be. But as he pointed out yesterday, that's evidence that he thinks he can be a starter for the Giants.
"I’m very confident," he said. "If I felt like I couldn’t play it would be hard to come up here and do this. This is the last thing you want to do. You have to do this to get better as a team, but deep down in your mind if you know you can't come up here and make the team and play, why would you come up here? So I'm up here, I'm going 110 percent and looking forward to the season starting."
Here are the articles that appeared in Newsday today, including a chat between former Giants beat writer Neil Best and Eli Manning -- two people who have not had an Albany encounter since Manning's rookie season which was also Best's last. Kind of like how the eras of Mantle and DiMaggio overlapped for that one season.
Anyway, the links:
And I'll throw these in for you too:
That's it for this morning. Back in the afternoon with all sorts of interesting quotes, facts and tidbits. Practices today are at 8:35 a.m. and 3:15 p.m. if you care to join us.