New Giants GM Dave Gettleman described himself Friday as “an inveterate movie watcher,” however when requested if he wished to see rookie QB Davis Webb put some NFL snaps on movie in Sunday’s season finale, Gettleman punted.
“It’s Friday, OK? We’re enjoying Sunday,” Gettleman mentioned. “I don’t imply to be a smartass. It’s Friday. We play the sport on Sunday. What these guys determined, they determined, OK? It’s what it’s.”
Then apparently Gettleman will likely be evaluating Webb, 22, the identical manner he evaluates first-round QB prospects for April’s draft whereas probably holding the No. 2 general decide: by watching Webb’s school tape.
Steve Spagnuolo, the Giants’ interim head coach, has made Webb the No. 2 QB this week, so he will likely be energetic for the primary time all season. However Spagnuolo has proven no inclination to play Webb within the sport. The Giants know that Webb is a tough employee and a wise younger quarterback however his restricted reps in apply can’t present a workforce sufficient.
Gettleman could possibly be drafting a QB resembling UCLA’s Josh Rosen or USC’s Sam Darnold come April, too. Actually, he harassed quarterback was on the desk and that he would by no means rule out drafting a participant at a particular place simply because he felt his workforce was already sturdy in that space.
“Let me inform you one thing, I don’t care what place it’s: You possibly can by no means have too many nice gamers at one place,” Gettleman mentioned. “You concentrate on us (the Giants previously), we acquired (Michael) Strahan and gosh who was the opposite man, Osi (Umenyiora), and we’re drafting (Justin) Tuck and we’re drafting (Mathias) Kiwanuka and individuals are us like we have now mind harm. You possibly can by no means have too many nice gamers at one place.”
If Gettleman does draft a QB, although, he’ll probably achieve this with out having seen Webb play a single NFL snap.
Co-owner John Mara, in the meantime, continued spouting his revisionist historical past about how the Giants have gone from attempting to get Webb right into a sport to by no means getting him right into a sport.
“Effectively there wasn’t any plan to do this,” Mara mentioned. “It was one thing that I had expressed fairly some time in the past, however as soon as Steve acquired appointed because the interim head coach, he believed and I shared that perception that Eli provides us the most effective likelihood to win proper now. And I don’t like to inform head coaches who they need to be enjoying. It might’ve been good to get a take a look at him, however I wasn’t gonna pressure that and we’re the place we’re.”