Nice going, Daniel Jones.
Now, never do that again.
Jones sticking his nose in amid a wild melee, winding up at the bottom of a very large pile of very large and overheated men shows the quarterback of the Giants has some guts.
“I’m part of the team,’’ Jones said Tuesday after, as they say, cooler heads prevailed. “Part of the team and part of the offense and we’re competing, so I don’t see myself separated from that.”
Whoa now, young fella. You are separated from that. Training camp fisticuffs are for meaty linemen and scrappy defensive backs swatting at lithe wide receivers. Jones, at 6-foot-5 and 220 pounds, is a good-sized dude. But at the bottom of a pile, with angry teammates yanking and pulling and stomping and shoving, a shoulder can get strained or a finger on a throwing hand can get sprained. Jones wears a “do-not-touch’’ red jersey on the practice field, but underneath all that humanity, all caution flags are null and void. It is every man for himself, and that man should not be the starting quarterback.
Near the end of the first full-padded practice of camp, safety Xavier McKinney hit running back Corey Clement too hard — defenders are supposed to “thud’’ the ball-carrier, not level him — sending Clement to the grass. Tight end Evan Engram did not appreciate this over-aggressiveness by the defense and shoved safety Jabrill Peppers to the ground. Safety…