Giants vote crew captains for 2022 season

August 30, 2022

Love was gratified and joyful to be elected as one of many captains.

“I am not going to lie, it means an terrible lot to me,” he mentioned. “I’ve by no means been a captain in my whole life, and to do it for the Giants of all locations on the highest degree, it is arduous to not get emotional about it. It is typically that I really feel like individuals have at all times wished me to be extra outspoken, wished me to be the rah-rah man, wished me to be the muscle-head, all that stuff. However this crew has appreciated me for staying true to myself. So, I am extraordinarily grateful.”

“This implies I’ve to work tougher,” mentioned Brown, who was a captain at Penn State. “I’ve to ensure I am a consultant of the crew in every part I do. Guarantee that each rep I do it displays what we would like as a Giants commonplace.

“I’ve to be a frontrunner on and off the sector. Be a frontrunner in conferences. Be a frontrunner when guys want questions, when sure issues aren’t clear, with the ability to clear it up so all people would not need to go to the coaches. Be that intermediary for the coaches on particular groups and on protection.”

Kreiter had related sentiments.

“I believe the objective is to not be voted a captain, the objective is simply to go about your small business like you’re a chief and a captain,” he mentioned. “Whether or not I acquired the consideration to be one or not, I wasn’t going to vary the way in which I do issues. And the truth that I am going to have a ‘C’ on the jersey is not going to vary the way in which I do issues. I will proceed to assist this crew, attempt to deliver the younger guys alongside and simply be certain we’re doing issues within the particular groups room to assist us win video games.”

Daboll expects to rely closely on his captains.

“We’ll have weekly conferences, they usually’re the voice of the locker room,” he mentioned. “I believe that’ll embody numerous various things. We’ll simply let it occur organically. That is how we’ll strategy it.”

If he chooses to, Daboll may summon maybe the NFL’s largest contingent for a pregame coin toss.

“However we’ll solely ship out a pair, not all of them,” he mentioned.

*The crew pared the roster by 20 gamers as we speak to achieve the NFL regular-season restrict of 53. However Daboll acknowledged “there’s most likely a number of” who will go on injured reserve. And the Giants are probably so as to add gamers by way of waiver claims.

“We acquired a roster proper now, (however) you are at all times making an attempt to improve no matter if it is after cuts or September, October,” Daboll mentioned.

“(You) attempt to get the most effective guys you will get to assist enhance the crew, after which it is the coaches’ job and our job to attempt to get them acclimated to issues right here and the system of how we do issues and the system of how we do issues. Once you’re on the brink of play in an everyday season, whether or not it is this cut-off date, otherwise you choose up any individual later within the yr, there’s been loads of instances once we acquired a participant and as a place coach, I am up with this man for 3, 4 days in a row simply going throw stuff. The stuff you are placing on this camp appears like this, and as you get to the common season it boils down for us every week primarily based on the opponent that we’re taking part in and the issues they need to be taught whereas making an attempt to catch them up with among the larger issues that associate with it.”

*Will offensive coordinator Mike Kafka proceed to name performs within the common season, as he did within the preseason?

“We’re nonetheless working by way of that,” Daboll mentioned. “However once more, I am going to inform you I’ve mentioned this earlier than, I used to be happy with actually the entire offensive workers and the way they approached the preseason and the way Mike did issues.”