The Giants’ Marcus McKethan drove off the field during the scrimmage

Observations from Friday’s Giants training camp session.

Better to be on the safe side

They called it a blue-white scrimmage Friday night at MetLife Stadium, but there were no live tackles allowed by the Giants’ first and second teams. It was a good move by first-year head coach Brian Daboll. Sometimes scrimmages can get overheated, with players overzealous about beating someone. Reducing the risk of injury was the way to go.

Daniel moans

The first pass Daniel Jones threw in the possession period should have been turned into a pick-six by Adoree’ Jackson. It only got a little better after that for Jones as he had trouble locating open targets and was under too much pressure and was forced to put it and run too often.

Caught my eyes

On a third-and-8, defensive coordinator Wink Martindale had rookie LB Kayvon Thibodeaux drop into coverage on a pass from Jones to rookie Wan’Dale Robinson for 28 yards. Have a feeling that won’t be the norm this season.

Thibodeaux has shown explosive burst as a pass rusher all summer, and he drew multiple team penalties — one on LT Andrew Thomas — in the game.

Medical report

Giants rookie offensive lineman Marcus McKethan is carted off the field during the Giants' Blue-White scrimmage.
Giants rookie offensive lineman Marcus McKethan is carted off the field during the Giants’ Blue-White scrimmage.
Robert Sabo

Rookie OL Marcus McKethan, a fifth-round pick out of North Carolina, went down pass blocking and had to be carted off the field.

It’s been a rough stretch for new TE Ricky Seals-Jones, who missed a sixth straight practice.

WR David Sills V worked the side, as did newly acquired DB Nate Meadors. CB Rodarius Williams and WR Robert Foster also did not practice. Adoree’ Jackson appeared to cramp up during a long drive.

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