Gil Brandt: Giants had best offseason in the NFL

Gil Brandt: Giants had best offseason in the NFL More New Giants general manager Dave Gettleman set out this offseason to make last year’s 3-13 finish a distant object in the rearview mirror. Trading for veteran linebacker Alec Ogletree, signing left tackle Nate Solder and right guard Patrick Omameh, drafting running back Saquon Barkley No. 2 overall and rounding back with the No. 34 selection and taking heralded UTEP guard Will Hernandez has the chance to significantly bolster the talent level on the Giants’ roster.

He began his coaching career as an assistant at Juniata. He was a high school assistant at Tyrone and then head coach at Ellwood City before moving on to Wake Forest and Kentucky. Knox entered professional football in the AFL with the New York Jets as offensive line coach in 1963, and played a key role in the recruitment of quarterback Joe Namath. He remained with the Jets until 1966, and was then offensive line coach with the Detroit Lions from 1967-1972.

I’m not sitting here looking to blame the coaching staff for personnel issues like that, Daniels told reporters Monday.

From a coaching staff perspective, what we constantly talk about is just the development of our young players, some of which are going well and some of which are not.

The Rangers, managed by Jeff Banister, are 18-31 and 12½ games behind the division-leading Houston Astros through Monday’s games. Adrian Beltre, Elvis Andrus, Rougned Odor, Delino DeShields, Matt Moore and Martin Perez have all spent time on the disabled list, leading to playing time for players such as Isiah Kiner-Falefa, Ronald Guzman and Jurickson Profar.

“That has been accelerated by the injuries. … Coaches have to create an environment for the players to execute in. Coaches lay out a plan and challenge the player in a way, get through to the players in a way, to get the most out of them.

At the end of the day, it’s up to players to go out and execute.
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