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Pierre-Paul soaks it all in

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Still a few hours away from the next practice, but I wanted to catch you up with what is in the paper today.

The main story was one about Jason Pierre-Paul, who spoke about wanting to be a sponge this offseason. He's never had this kind of intense coaching in his life -- he's only been playing football for five years and last year at South Florida he basically showed up right before the season started. He said because he had to spend some time in only a helmet, he had about three or four actual practices with the team before the first game.

It was kind of like The Waterboy. They pointed him at the quarterback and said "Go get 'em!"

Now he's refining techniques, working on special teams, and opening a lot of eyes with a work ethic and ability to absorb information. in fact, he considers himself a sponge. Quite literally.

“You just soak it in and when you’re ready to release it, you just squeeze it and release it,” he said. “That’s what I am."

He also said he has confidence that once he gets that information, he'll be great.

“Once I get coached, it’s going to be on,” he said. “It ain’t going to be a pretty sight to see (for offenses), put it like that.”

Anyway, here's the stories from the paper:

Giants have big hopes for raw Pierre-Paul

Giants are playing it cautious with Alford

O'Hara still taking his hits

Oh, and Glauber wrote this column about Tom Coughlin's search for new sources of inspriation with a team he is coaching for the seventh season:

Coughlin finds Halladay's resolve inspiring

You can also check out Newsday's photo gallery from Giants training camp right here.

Back later in the day with news from player interviews and then this evening with notes from the practice that is scheduled from 2:35 to 4:35.

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