Carroll said Peterson had an important message for the staff.
He talked about personal growth. He talked about perspective and life and working together and helping each other find our best, things that really rang true to us around here, Carroll said.
Carroll frequently brings guest speakers to address his players and coaches, a practice he began at USC and has continued in Seattle.
Strength and speed are why Hill was able to help out on special teams, but passing accuracy are what he needs to develop if he wants to be a quarterback. Playing behind Brees, Hill has time to develop. And perhaps some day, Hill could even be Brees’ successor.
It’s unclear whether the NFL will use progressive discipline in this situation. Given the way the changes to the anthem policy were handled by the league, it’s fair to wonder whether the league has even considered that angle.
At some point, the league will need to consider whether it wants to engage Johnson and the Jets in a showdown that would unfold in the NFL’s backyard, and that would play out on the front and back pages of every periodical in the nation’s No. 1 media market. Before that happens, the league would be wise to reconsider what seems to be one of the worst non-unanimous unanimous non-vote votes that ownership has ever taken not taken.
In the near-total makeover of the offensive line, the one holdover returning to the same position is Brett Jones, who started 13 games at center last season when Weston Richburg went down and took full advantage of the playing time. The new coaching staff assessed the situation, new general manager Dave Gettleman reviewed the tape and the determination was made the Giants could move forward with Jones as the center, a huge vote of confidence for the former Canadian Football League player. Jones has certainly not been unseated, but it appears as if Halapio, a guard turned center this spring, has a shot to not only make the team as a backup interior offensive lineman but also to push Jones for the coveted spot with the first team.
If so, this will be a friendly battle waged between the pair of 26-year-olds.
The competition brings out the best in him, and me, Halapio said. It’s important we both get these reps and split ’em with the first team because ultimately, we’re trying to compete for that starting role.