With the 2014 NFL Draft in the books, it is time for teams around the league to begin welcoming their rookies to the NFL. A number of franchises will be holding their rookie minicamps this weekend to give their new players a taste of what to expect in the NFL, but the New York Giants have decided to go a different route.
Giants head coach Tom Coughlin said that his team would not be conducting a rookie minicamp this weekend, because he feels that it hurts the groove of his team more than it helps.
Coughlin’s plan is to get his rookies on the field with veterans as soon as he can, so that they can instantly get some guidance and jump right into the flow of the team’s current offseason programs.
“It is integrating them right into the program,” Coughlin said, via NJ.com. “Certainly they’ll be right with our veteran players right from the get-go.”
The Cincinnati Bengals have also decided to skip rookie minicamps, though they have provided no reason.
It will be interesting to see how the Giants are able to transition their rookies into the league, but we can’t knock their decision to ignore the rookie camp unless all of their first-year players flop miserably in 2014.