Giants pushing Daniel Jones to be more aggressive without being reckless

Let’s start by ruling out the ridiculous: No one is going to high-five Daniel Jones for throwing an interception during Giants practice.

But there are certain circumstances under which an interception will be noted as more than it seems.

“I tell him to try to fit tight throws in there,” coach Brian Daboll said. “You throw a few picks at practice? No sweat. That’s why we do this — to see what we can do and what we can’t do.”

Imagine if Kim Kardashian became too private or Kevin Hart became too serious. That kind of drastic overcorrection is similar to what happened with Jones, who had it drilled into his head from every corner that his promising rookie season under fired head coach/play-caller Pat Shurmur was tainted by a disregard for ball security.

While Jones’ annual percentage of interceptions per pass attempt (2.6 to 2.2 to 1.9), his fumbles-per-17-games (24.8 to 12.1 to 10.8) and his percentage of Turnover-Worthy Plays (5.5 to 3.1 to 2.7) all are on the decline over his three-year career, so is his aggressiveness.

Daniel JonesCharles Wenzelberg/New York Post

Jones made a tight-window throw (when the defender is within 1 yard at the time of the completion or incompletion) 22.4 percent of the time as a rookie, compared to 17.6 percent in 2020 and 18 percent in 2021, according to NextGenStats. He made a Big-Time Throw — Pro Football Focus’ contrast to the Turnover-Worthy Play…

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