For the New York Giants, summer break has arrived. The team concluded organized team activities on Thursday and rookies have only one more week remaining before they are free to go about their way and the offseason workout program officially comes to a close.
It’s hard to believe that training camp is right around the corner, but that will be good news for several Giants players who want to carry their solid spring performances over into the dog days of summer.
For other Giants, the break provides an opportunity to reflect on what went wrong and what needs to happen when they return to East Rutherford in July.
And with those thoughts in mind, let’s take a look at some winners and losers from the team’s offseason workout program:
There was not a single player on the Giants’ 90-man roster who had a better spring than Jones, who chewed up and spit out nonsense scouting reports with a smile on his face.
The always humble Jones was not only able to withstand the pressures of New York and a relentless media, but he dispelled any notion that he struggled with a weak arm and lack of accuracy.
On a daily basis, Jones wowed those in attendance, displaying a very strong arm and remarkable accuracy. He also picked up the team’s offense at a lightning pace and will head back to Duke confident that he can succeed in the NFL.
Overcoming some injuries, Lauletta was behind from the jump. He sat back and watched as Eli Manning took all first-team reps, Jones took most second-team reps and Alex Tanney picked up the scraps.
Lauletta is a bit of a forgotten man and does not appear long for New York unless the team decides to keep four quarterbacks on their 53-man roster.