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    CB Amukamara & WR Rueben Randle Star At Practice

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    "The Giants’ training camp practice today had many entertaining components, but perhaps none more than the ongoing competition between wide receiver Rueben Randle and cornerback Prince Amukamara.

    Randle, a second-year pro, was a standout for the second day in a row. But Amukamara, entering his third NFL season, challenged him all day and also made some plays.

    “Prince competed like heck,” coach Tom Coughlin said. “He really did and that’s what we’re trying to get there and he’s rising to the occasion. He’s being more and more competitive.”

    Hakeem Nicks (groin) sat out some team periods as a precautionary measure, so Randle ran with the first team against the starting defense, including Amukamara. He made a leaping catch on the sideline, another in the end zone and caught a long pass from Eli Manning that elicited a roar from the fans in attendance.

    “He’s made some outstanding plays and today he had a couple that were almost, that would’ve been nice plays,” Coughlin said. “The one in the team drill in the left corner…the jump ball post in the middle of the field was a nice play.”

    After the workout, Randle focused more on missed opportunities than memorable receptions.

    “I’m frustrated with the ones I didn’t make,” he said. “It’s a lack of concentration, plays that you know you should make. You know you’re going to make them, but they’re still going to haunt you at the end of the day.”

    Randle and Amukamara agree that facing each other in practice is good preparation for regular-season games.

    “It’s great,” Amukamara said. “I’m giving him good work and he’s giving me good work. He’s a prototypical receiver that I’m going to face a lot this year, with him being that size (6-3, 211), almost like a Miles Austin type, or a Dez Bryant type of build. So it definitely gives me those reps.”

    “It’s just two guys trying to get better, make each other better,” Randle said. “We both appreciate the competition so at the end of the day, we’re just trying to make each other better and help the team out as much as possible. At the end of the day, we’re teammates but also we’re trying to compete and win."

    *The defense intercepted five passes in practice, one each by Tyler Sash, Aaron Ross, Jyoron Hosley ,Junior Mertile, and Laron Scott. None of the picks were thrown by Manning.

    So are ball-hawking skills instinctive or the product of good teaching?

    “It’s both,” Coughlin said. “You can teach them where to be and how to play it and what position they should be in and where their eyes ought to be. And then, of course, there’s some individual ability involved. You can definitely teach the whole thing probably except for catching the ball, which we can work at that, too.”

    *Defensive line coach Robert Nunn is hopeful that Marvin Austin can make a significant impact for the first time as a third-year pro. Austin, a second-round draft choice in 2011, spent his rookie season on injured reserve and played in only eight games last year.

    “He’s been healthy for the first time,” Nunn said. “He’s never been able to go through a true offseason because of different ailments that he’s had. He’s where he needs to be right now, he just can’t disappear when the pads come on. He knows what he’s got to do, I’ve spoken to him about it, when the pads come on he’s got to produce, when he gets out there under the lights he’s got to produce.

    “Right now, he’s got himself in the position to give himself the best opportunity since he’s been here of having a productive year.”

    *Attendance for the first three days of camp at the Quest Diagnostics Training Center: 943 on Saturday, 7,439 on Sunday and 1,058 today.

    *The Giants, who have practiced in shells for three days, will put their shoulder pads for the first time tomorrow. They are off on Wednesday before their first full pads practice on Thursday."
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    Randle may be more of a problem for Nicks than his groin.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RoanokeFan View Post
    Randle may be more of a problem for Nicks than his groin.
    Granted, it's just camp, but man this is some good stuff coming out about Randle. I haven't heard such rave reviews about a player at camp since T2 in 2011. Let's just hope that it plays out differently for Randle.

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    Randle may be more of a problem for Nicks than his groin.
    agreed. Nicks has to perform to show his value to this team.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BigBlue1971 View Post
    agreed. Nicks has to perform to show his value to this team.
    This season is an open audition for Nicks. I wonder if this groin issue wasn't the reason he stayed away form OTAs?
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    Quote Originally Posted by RoanokeFan View Post
    Randle may be more of a problem for Nicks than his groin.
    I didn't notice anything that impressive in the highlights. The long ball he was wide open and caught a ball thrown right to him. Is that really so impressive? I mean he beat Corey Webster just like everyone seems to do. He had a nice grab vs Prince but then dropped a ball right in his hands. With those mid to low lights how could you think he could be a problem for Nicks. Have you seen the Nicks catches in camp with his limited reps? More impressive without a doubt. Let's not get to worked up about RR catching balls while he's wide open - in shorts - vs Webster. I don't remember you getting that excited about Jernigan in the 2012 camp when he was leading the WR group in Top 5 plays of the day.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shockeystays08 View Post
    I didn't notice anything that impressive in the highlights. The long ball he was wide open and caught a ball thrown right to him. Is that really so impressive? I mean he beat Corey Webster just like everyone seems to do. He had a nice grab vs Prince but then dropped a ball right in his hands. With those mid to low lights how could you think he could be a problem for Nicks. Have you seen the Nicks catches in camp with his limited reps? More impressive without a doubt. Let's not get to worked up about RR catching balls while he's wide open - in shorts - vs Webster. I don't remember you getting that excited about Jernigan in the 2012 camp when he was leading the WR group in Top 5 plays of the day.
    I don't get excited about anything that goes on in camp. The press sees very little on average and I prefer to see for myself in pre-season games. These are reports and I just share them. Agree, disagree, it's no big deal.

    I do wonder about what players aren't on the field and the very limited amount of time they have to get ready for the season.

    He can be a problem to Nicks whether you think so or not as long as he's the only one of the two doing anything on the field.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shockeystays08 View Post
    I didn't notice anything that impressive in the highlights. The long ball he was wide open and caught a ball thrown right to him. Is that really so impressive? I mean he beat Corey Webster just like everyone seems to do. He had a nice grab vs Prince but then dropped a ball right in his hands. With those mid to low lights how could you think he could be a problem for Nicks. Have you seen the Nicks catches in camp with his limited reps? More impressive without a doubt. Let's not get to worked up about RR catching balls while he's wide open - in shorts - vs Webster. I don't remember you getting that excited about Jernigan in the 2012 camp when he was leading the WR group in Top 5 plays of the day.
    Who said his statement was based on those highlight videos? The coaching staff has never praised Jernigan as they have Randle recently, the media has never talked about Jernigan as they have Randle recently, and oh by the way, Randle put up better numbers in his "immature" rookie season than Jernigan has in his career!

    Relax Hakeem!

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    Quote Originally Posted by DVision View Post
    Who said his statement was based on those highlight videos? The coaching staff has never praised Jernigan as they have Randle recently, the media has never talked about Jernigan as they have Randle recently, and oh by the way, Randle put up better numbers in his "immature" rookie season than Jernigan has in his career!

    Relax Hakeem!
    I have seen similar Barden praise, but it goes without saying that Randle isn't even comparable to Barden as a prospect.

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