East Rutherford, N.J. - Danielle McCartan went one-on-one with New York Giants backup QB Ryan Nassib from the Timex Center after training camp practice on August 5, 2016. Below, find the major topics we discussed, with the times during the interview at which they occurred.
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@ :05 1. Impression on Giants’ 2nd round draft pick WR Sterling Shepard: “The kid’s got a whole lot of talent…”
@ :23 2. Thoughts on the camaraderie among and impact of Odell Beckham, Jr., Sterling Shepard, and Victor Cruz: “… I can see the older receivers bringing in the younger receivers, making sure they learn from not only the coaches, but from their teammates as well.”
@ :42 3. Thoughts on the 3-headed monster (Cruz, Shepard, Beckham): “We have a very strong and deep WR core. I think it’s definitely going to be one of our strengths this season.”
@ 1:07 4. Thoughts on QB Eli Manning saying the Giants are “definitely” a playoff team: “Eli is our team’s leader and when he comes out and says something like that, it really resonates with the whole team…”
@ 1:33 5. Being under Eli Manning for so long - how has he made you a better QB?: “I’ve learned so much over the years… I’ve learned lessons from him he doesn’t even know about.…”
@ 2:18 6. Thoughts on former offensive coordinator Ben McAdoo becoming head coach after Tom Coughlin’s retirement: “This is our 3rd year in the system… this year, we are trying to master the offense. We are very blessed to keep the same offense…”
@ 3:08 7. Discussing the Giants #1 priority this season: finishing games: “I think that’s the #1 priority for any team…. When we get on the field, we want to finish every drill, every period with the same intensity that we started with”.
@ 3:28 8. What is the best single piece of advice Eli has given him?: With a laugh: “Oh man, I don’t know if I can say that publically.. but …” @ 3:59 9. What music would he choose to put on the speakers at practice? “That’s tough… early 2000’s rock”