Logan Ryan was asked after practice if he had ever seen Joe Judge as mad as he was on Tuesday. His response: “Yeah.”
This is the veteran defensive back’s sixth season around the head coach, four of which came during their time together in New England when Judge coached the Patriots’ special teams. The question today was raised after Judge ordered the Giants to the goal line late in practice – the first one in full pads – following some extracurricular activity that carried past the whistle. He made them run 200-yard sprints, down and back, in addition to pushups. Then he did it again.
“We had a competitive practice,” Ryan said. “Guys getting after it. First day of pads, it gets physical, it gets chippy. Obviously, can’t have penalties. It’s unfortunate, but I think everybody’s protecting their sides and just trying to establish physicality the first day, but we’ve got to keep it within the rules.”
Ryan added, “I regret any penalty. If I would’ve cost my team any yards, I would regret it.”
Therein lied Judge’s problem.
“There’s consequences for that kind of stuff, and that’s the way it is in the game,” quarterback Daniel Jones said. “If you lose your cool, there’s consequences, and that hurts the team. So that was the message, and everyone understands that.”
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