The hope for the Giants is that they can find a way to put pressure on the opposing quarterback. There were some encouraging signs of victory in the preseason Friday night (32:13) over the bears. Outline player Markus Golden prevailed in the second quarter against Bradley Sowell and got himself an 8-yard bag Chase Daniel. Golden had 12.5 bags for the Cardinals in 2016, but has not nearly reached this production since knee surgery.
Later that same quarter, Olsen Pierre, another former Arizona player who had been signed to the Giants in that off-season, lost to Daniel with a 12-yard defeat. Lorenzo Carter, the full-back, from whom the Giants expect a breakthrough in season two, drew a penalty against Charles Leno as Leno pulled Carter down to keep him from threatening Daniel.
Rookie Oshane Ximines intervened and turned his first As he stumbled on Daniel in the preseason with a 5-yard loss.
"We were a bit more disturbing, which was good," said coach Pat Shurmur.
Rookie LB Ryan Connelly took the place of the injured Alec Ogletree and just missed a stroke. In a third-and-one game in the inaugural series, Connelly broke through the line and dived, but could not reach Ryan Nall, who raced past and caught up 1
T.J. Jones got the reputation as the first punt returner, but muffled his first attempt before recovering his own fumbling. Jones went on to have another impressive tour in his bid to make the team.
Bears coach Matt Nagy attempted to extend an offensive possession by claiming that giant rookie CB Corey Ballentine had committed a passport penalty in the second quarter, even though no flag was thrown. The decision in the field was confirmed and Nagy lost the challenge.
Rookie TE C.J. Conrad ran a solid track and drew a 24-yard pass interference penalty. … Rookie RB Jon Hilliman from Rutgers had a 10-yard touchdown in the fourth quarter.
Kyle Lauletta, currently the # 4 quarterback, struggled with a 15-yard attack on TE Garrett Dickerson and ended the ride with a 10-yard attack.
CB Antonio Hamilton was forced to suffer a groin injury in the second quarter. … The Giants have done something they've rarely had to do for more than a decade: play through a game without Zac DeOssie doing the long chores. DeOssie was held out with a toe injury, making Taybor Pepper, a Michigan State sophomore, a long-snapper.
Several Giants were kept out with injury problems: RB Wayne Gallman (ankle), CB Sam Beal (Achilles tendon), CB DeAndre Baker (knee), Ogletree (calf), OT Brian Mihalik (Brenner), OT George Asafo-Adjei (concussion ), WR Darius Slayton (Achilles tendon) and WR Sterling Shepard (thumb).
Bears G Kyle Long did not make the trip. On Wednesday, Long demolished the helmet of teammate Jalen Dalton and struck him during an altercation in training.