If you are a Buffalo Bills fan, you went into yesterday afternoon's game prepping yourself for Game 1 of your Super Bowl bound season. If you are a New York Giants fan, you started the day salivating at the prospect of young Daniel Jones taking that next step in his progression as your franchise quarterback, surrounded by his newest offensive acquisitions. And, if you happen to be one of those downtrodden Jets fans, you just didn't want your team to suck like it has for the past two years (it actually felt like twenty) under the disastrous spell of Adam Gase.
New York Giants running back Saquon Barkley hit another milestone Thursday on his road to the Big Blue backfield alongside Daniel Jones. Barkley participated in the joint practice with the New England Patriots. This is a great sign for Giants fans that await the return of one of their biggest weapons. Head Coach Joe Judge's backfield has been missing number 26 since the 2 game of last season against the Bears. Judge and Barkley hardly got to know each other.
The Brooklyn Dodgers, New York Giants and the New York Yankees were once the Major League franchises that called the Big Apple home. In 1957, much to the dismay of their fans, including many members of my family (I'm old but wasn't around yet), the Giants and the Dodgers headed to the left coast and the National League fans in New York were left devastated. A choice of rooting for the Yankees, for many, was not an option.
I like New York Giants Head Coach Joe Judge. He is old school. Judge studied under an NFL legend Bill Belichick and won 3 Super Bowl rings. How much does that pedigree mean in the National Football League? Joe Judge has never been offensive or defensive coordinator, yet he was hired as head coach of one of the most prestigious professional franchises in all of sports, the New York Giants.
Some New York Giants greats made it out to training camp yesterday, as they were guests of second year head coach, Joe Judge. Osi Umenyiora, Justin Tuck and Mathias Kiwanuka were on hand. According to New York Post beat writer for the Giants, Paul Schwartz, who was on The Drive with Charlie & Dan on Tuesday, the trio of greats were at camp taping segments for the 10th anniversary of the Super Bowl 46 victory over the Patriots." Schwartz gave us a preview of his article on the 3 that was posted Tuesday night.