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Lex Of It: Giants (5-1) Week Seven Trap Game?

The New York Giants are coming off another stellar performance as they once again in the fourth quarter come back to win a close game. Is this week, a trap game going against a young struggling Jacksonville Jaguars team? Let’s take a sneak peak into this week seven matchup.

“It really starts from OTAs, particularly with rookies,” Daboll said. “You teach them how we want to do things here, not just inside the building but outside the building. And then you constantly build on what you teach them from the day before. They get experience as they go. A guy like Bellinger. I think he’s improved since he’s been here. He’s been available; he’s worked hard. He’s done a good job inside and outside the building. But you also look when you’re evaluating players, too. You look at skillset, but you look at intangibles as well to make sure they fit what you want to try to build…

“When you come out of college as a tight end, there’s a lot – there is for every position – but there’s a lot to learn: how we run block, how we pass block. We’ve asked him to do a lot of different things. We’ve put a lot on his plate. I think he’s picked it up well. And each game, he gains more experience. He’s far from a finished product; he’ll be the first to say that. But I think, not just to single out Daniel, there’s a lot of our rookies who are doing a good job right now of continuing to grow, improve, learning from their mistakes. And that’s all you can ask for.”

Giants Getting to Know Jacksonville Jaguars

Jacksonville has improved significantly from last season, starting with Trevor Lawrence. Lawrence, along with the talented running back duo of James Robinson and Travis Etienne, have helped lead Jacksonville to No. 15 in points and No. 11 in yards this season.

“I know Trevor; I recruited him, too,” Daboll said Wednesday. “It was the same year (Chicago Bears quarterback) Justin (Fields) came out. From Cartersville, Georgia – tremendous high school football player. You go down there and watch a practice. He can play on Sundays when he’s down there in high school. He was really, really talented. He’s really talented now. I think he’s doing a great job in Coach Pederson’s offense. He’s big. He can throw it accurately. He can move. They run him on some quarterback, not just keepers, but also quarterback designed runs, too. So, athletic, smart. He’s a really good person, too. He’s going to be a good player in this league for a long time.”

The defense will be going up against a familiar face on Sunday. Tight end Evan Engram, who was with the Giants from 2017-21, has 24 receptions for 208 yards in his first season with the Jaguars.

“I got a chance to meet Evan. I think he’s a talented player,” Daboll said. “He’s got good speed. He’s got good quickness. He was a good young man. It was just for a short time that I got a chance to talk to him, but I thought he was a good player.”

“They’re really good,” Daboll said about the two pass rushers. “Walker is the first pick of the (2022) draft, and Josh Allen is a dynamic edge rusher. He has a knack for getting to the quarterback, being a ball disrupter. He can drop. He’s a really good player. He’s done a good job there for a while. And Travon, having seen him at Georgia, he’s very stout on the edge. Long. He’s a good player. We’ll have our work cut out for us.”

Rookie linebacker Devin Lloyd has also made an impact on the defense. Lloyd currently ranks second on the team with 56 total tackles (31 solo), while adding six passes defensed and two interceptions.

Who would make the best babysitter? 🍼 — New York Giants (@Giants) October 19, 2022



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