Giants reportedly not planning to have open QB competition despite Daniel Jones’ preseason success

August 16, 2020 0 Comments

first_imgEli Manning will be the Giants’ quarterback.New York rookie Daniel Jones has exceeded expectations in the preseason, but the team is still not planning to have an open competition, according to a report from SNY, which cites unidentified sources inside the organization. Giants owner John Mara hopes rookie Daniel Jones ‘never sees the field’ this year Pat Shurmur hits brakes on Daniel Jones hype train after impressive Giants debut It’s just preseason don’t get over-hyped. It’s just preseason don’t get over-hyped. It’s just preseason don’t ge…DANIEL JONES IS GOING TO BE A SUPERSTAR (via @NFL)— Giants Videos (@SNYGiants) August 17, 2019“I think (Jones is) making good progress and as he goes along here, he’s checking off all of the boxes,” Giants coach Pat Shurmur told reporters, via Newsday. “I am pleased with the progress he’s making.”Manning, meanwhile, has been with the Giants for his entire 15-year career and has won two Super Bowls during his time with the team. New York owner John Mara said earlier this month he’d be happy if Jones didn’t play one snap this season. The report notes that as long as the Giants “are in the race and he’s healthy and playing well, it’s not Manning’s job to lose. It’s just his job.”The Giants selected Jones, 22, out of Duke with the No. 6 pick in the 2019 draft. Fans criticized the team’s choice, but he has completed 16 of his 19 passes for 228 yards with a pair of touchdowns in two preseason appearances. Related News Golden Tate’s appeal denied; Giants wide receiver will serve 4-game suspension “I hope Eli has a great year and Daniel never sees the field,” Mara told reporters at the time. “That would be an ideal world where you would like to see that. Again, at the end of the day it’s going to be the decision by the head coach (Shurmur) as to when or if Daniel ends up playing this year.””I hope Eli has a great year and Daniel never sees the field” – Giants owner John Mara— Giants Videos (@SNYGiants) August 13, 2019The Giants have two preseason games remaining before they face the Cowboys in Week 1 action Sept. 8 in Dallas.last_img read more


December 24, 2019 0 Comments

first_imgONE of Donegal’s most respected journalists has left the newspaper he helped to build.Letterkenny man Pat McArt was most recently the Inishowen Editor at the Derry Journal and Group Editor of the Journal and Democrat.He steered the papers through some of the darkest days of the Troubles, driving up and doubling circulation. Living in Burt, he was a keen driver behind the Journal’s success in Inishowen for three decades.In a message on his Facebook page tonight, Mr McArt wrote: “I joined the Derry Journal in 1981. At the age of 28, and in the middle of civil war, I was appointed editor.“Years later I became group editor when the Journal bought The Donegal Democrat & The Donegal ‘s People’s Press.“It was a rollercoaster ride but it was exciting. We had 150 staff and were the biggest provincial newspaper group in Ireland. “I finished up today.“The place, people and paper I knew are long gone.“It was time to go. Best of luck in the future to all my former colleagues.” END OF AN ERA AS PAT McART LEAVES ‘DERRY JOURNAL’ was last modified: February 24th, 2014 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Derry JournaldonegalletterkennyPat McArtlast_img read more