EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — The New York Giants’ first day of padded practice at training camp ended abruptly Tuesday when coach Joe Judge angrily addressed and punished his gamers for a teamwide brawl that included beginning quarterback Daniel Jones on the backside of the pile.
Judge might be heard delivering an expletive-laden tirade at his workforce after the scuffle. He had them alternate working laps and doing pushups as punishment. Then the group assembled after greater than 10 minutes of penalty-induced conditioning in a semicircle for one final lambasting earlier than practice instantly ended.
“Listen, there are a lot of different ways to approach things. In terms of fights, my policy has been to get guys and get them out of practice. So that happened. It involved the entire team. I threw the entire team out of practice,” Judge mentioned Wednesday. “We had more ball to go. We had two more periods of practice. We had things to accomplish. Those were things that robbed us of an opportunity to keep preparing and robbed players reps and go compete.”
The incident began when tight finish Evan Engram retaliated after a late hit to working again Corey Clement. Safety Logan Ryan then got here and leveled Engram from behind. The remainder of the workforce, together with Jones, then jumped into the melee, which drew instant ire from the teaching workers. Nobody might’ve figured what was about to come back subsequent.
Jones was plucked out of the pile by offensive lineman Kenny Wiggins. Judge then began lacing into the group as a complete.
When requested why he obtained concerned in the brawl, Jones responded that he’s “part of the team.” His involvement didn’t go unnoticed.
“Hey, golly. I love it,” Clement mentioned. “At the same time, we don’t want to get our quarterback hurt. Pretty sure Daniel knows that as well. I hope he thinks twice before jumping back in there again.”
But it did earn him some extra cred in the locker room.
“Yeah, s—,” Clement added. “That’s what you want to see. Even though he’s not supposed to be doing that, hats off to him because you want to see a lot of guys do that.”
Jones mentioned he wasn’t injured throughout the combat and the Giants wanted to “do a better job of controlling” their feelings and pleasure throughout the intense padded practice and video games. This gave the impression to be Judge’s major rivalry after the combat.
Jones mentioned the gamers “got the message.”
It took roughly 12 minutes of 100-yard wind sprints and two units of pushups to get the purpose throughout. But the incident completely illustrated the 2 sides of Judge. After yelling incessantly at his workforce for an extended stretch, the second-year head coach walked off the sphere and over to his awaiting household, the place he embraced his youngest daughter with a giant birthday hug and accompanying smile. Ryan, in the meantime, had no qualms about defending his teammate. He views that as a part of his job as a workforce chief.
“I’m going to pay my punishments,” he mentioned. “I don’t regret anything I did out there. I was protecting my guys. At the end of the day, I’m a grown man. Going to pay my dues. That’s what this is about.”
Clement additionally downplayed the incident.
“It’s football,” he mentioned.
None of the Giants gamers appeared to assume it might result in any issues in the locker room. In reality, they thought it might solely make them stronger.
Clement even talked about how again in the locker room moments after the melee, they have been already again to joking as if nothing had occurred.
“Football is a great sport because even though you take some blows, it brings you together as a family,” he mentioned. “It doesn’t carry over. We all understand the nature for the game. You get hit, you get back up. If you don’t want to be a part of it, you can’t cry about it. A hit is a hit.
“I’m not taking nothing else from it. I’ve been hit earlier than. I’ve been hit all my life, so hold bringing it on. It’s training camp.”
The hits and fights certainly were not unique. They happen at just about every training camp every year. But it was Jones’ actions and Judge’s reactions that seemed to make this one different.
Not to Ryan, a veteran who has won a pair of Super Bowls with Judge when they were together in New England.
“Like I mentioned, wasn’t my first time a part of a training camp combat. Wasn’t my first lap, wasn’t my first F-bomb, my first pushup,” Ryan said. “I’ve been in there for fairly a while. It’s not mandatory on a regular basis, however I perceive there may be numerous ardour on the market. And I’ll take ardour.”