Odell Beckham Jr. says he is planning to show up to the start of the Giants’ voluntary offseason program on Monday, and the team reportedly views that as a positive sign going forward.
According to SNY’s Ralph Vacchiano, the Giants and their new coaching staff and front office view Beckham’s decision to join his teammates as “important.”
Bird was in such a good mood Sunday that he told a funny story about his only surgery prior to the shoulder procedure in’16.
“My wisdom teeth,” he said. “In high school. Three in one day. Losing your wisdom teeth is great. You eat popsicles and mashed potatoes…. That day or the day after, I got up to go to the bathroom and walked past the mirror and I kind of glanced and was like,’Wait a second.’ I looked back and I had brown mashed potatoes on my chin and my throat.”
Bird laughed again, then illustrated more confidence that better days are ahead.
“The more I’m out, the more I feel comfortable with where I’m at and what I can do to be plain and simple,” he said. “It’s weird. That’s how I feel about it.”
The Giants drafted Apple with the 10th overall pick in 2016 for a reason. He has not lived up to his draft status in two seasons, but the new staff seems to believe they can get the most out of him.
“He’s a big guy; he can run; he’ll tackle and that’s the thing it takes to be a good corner, if you can get close in coverage,” assistant defensive backs coach Deshea Townsend said. “Everybody, every day, the one thing you can always control is your technique. We’ll work that daily. Tackling, you’ll work that. But he has God-given ability that most people don’t have. He’s 6-1, runs a 4.4, and he’ll hit you. So, that’s something good to work with.”
The Giants are leaving all the things that happened in the past in the past, with Apple getting a chance to move forward.
Trubisky’s development through his second NFL season will be key for Chicago, especially now that the QB is equipped with improved surrounding talent and an offensive-minded head coach. The fact that the Bears expect Trubisky to become the franchise passer they’ve so desperately needed is why they’re here, because Daniel, who has worked with Matt Nagy in the past, is on the roster only to help the starter develop in the offense.