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3 Biggest Storylines of the New York Giants First Week Of Training Camp

The head coach of the team is Joe Judge who is going into his second year.

Quarterback Daniel Jones will be headed into his third year as the starter as he looks to improve from last season.

The G-men are getting ready for the 2021-2022 season as the first week of Training Camp came to a close.

Here are the three biggest storylines heading into the rest of Training Camp.

ARLINGTON, TX – DECEMBER 20: Dallas Cowboys Center Joe Looney (73) walks the sideline during the game between the Dallas Cowboys and San Francisco 49ers on December 20, 2020 at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, TX. (Photo by George Walker/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

Joe Looney

Joe Looney is signing with Big Blue for this upcoming season. Shane Lemieux, the New York Giants starting left guard injured his knee in practice last Thursday. As a result, the team signed Looney to a contract. Looney is 6 foot 3 and 315 pounds in which he is entering his ninth year in the National Football League. He has played in 104 games with 42 starts with the San Francisco 49ers, Tennessee Titans, and Dallas Cowboys.

Last season, he did not play a 16 game season, only in which he played in 13 games with 12 starts. In his career, he has played 500 of his 3,160 snaps at left guard and 277 snaps at right guard. The remaining 2,383 snaps he has played are at the center position. Looney entered the National Football League as a 2012 fourth-round draft pick choice by the 49ers.

Looney is going to give the team experienced depth along the offensive line. He can mentor the young offensive linemen on the team.

Todd Davis

Veteran linebacker Todd Davis recently signed with the G-men after getting an opportunity to work out as a free agent last week. Davis started out in the league as an undrafted free agent for the New Orleans Saints in 2014 in which he headed to the Denver Broncos later that year.

When 2019 came, Davis signed with the Minnesota Vikings. In 96 career games, he has recorded 505 tackles, 12 quarterback hits, three sacks, one forced fumble, 15 passes defended, one interception, and one defensive touchdown. Last season, he recorded a 60.6 Pro Football Focus grade and a grade of 70.2 against the run last season.

In 2018, he had his most productive season getting a career-high 114 tackles. Davis intercepted a pass off of Josh Rosen in which the linebacker scored a touchdown in a 45-10 route over the Arizona Cardinals.

Judge said this quote about Davis: “We’re really looking forward to getting him on the field,” … “He just signed with us, so we’re excited about that and he’ll come in and compete with the other linebackers at his position and work through his defensive responsibilities, as well as his role in the kicking game. Got to meet with him today, sit down face to face, and have a good conversation, liked his energy. I’ve known him as a player in the league for some time but made a good first impression personality-wise and I’m excited to get him on the field.”

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ – NOVEMBER 15: New York Giants offensive guard Will Hernandez (71) looks on during the game between the Philadelphia Eagles and the New York Giants on November 15, 2020 at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, NJ. (Photo by Andy Lewis/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

Will Hernandez

The fourth-year offensive lineman Will Hernandez lost 20 pounds this offseason in hopes of improvement for this upcoming season. Hernandez struggled last season in which he started eight games before getting COVID and losing his job to Lemieux. Hernandez posted a 50.9 pass-blocking grade last season allowing 25 total pressures and one sack on only 312 snaps. He allowed pressure on 8.1 percent out of those snaps.

Out of the first three seasons, Hernandez started out at left guard. He has been training this past offseason to start at right guard due to Lemieux starting at left-guard potentially. Hernandez looks primed to win the starting right-guard job this season. The G-men expect a big bounce-back season for the fourth-year right guard this season.

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EAST RUTHERFORD, NEW JERSEY – DECEMBER 13: Head coach Joe Judge of the New York Giants paces the side line in the second quarter of the game against the Arizona Cardinals at MetLife Stadium on December 13, 2020 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)

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