Pat Shurmur
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New York Giants head coach Pat Shurmur is pleased with the team’s progress after the first week of training camp.

Last week, New York Giants rookies reported to training camp on Monday, with veterans reporting on Wednesday. The first full-team practice was then on Thursday, as the team had their first two fully-padded practices on Saturday and Sunday.

Although it’s only been a week thus far in this long season, head coach Pat Shurmur believes the team has put a ton of work in.

“I thought it was good work. We got an opportunity to get the main installs in,” Shurmur said, per Michael Eisen of the Giants official website. “It was good, competitive work. Now we’ll get a chance to take a day (off) here, players get a little rest and come back and get after it again.

“This is a really good group in terms of how they work and how they approach practice. If we can continue to do that, then we’ll make the improvements we need and be ready to play.”

Despite the multiple setbacks for the Giants this week, including injuries to Sterling Shepard (fractured thumb) and Corey Coleman (ACL tear), along with the four-game suspension for Golden Tate, Shurmur is preaching progression heading into week two.

“We get ready for the next practices,” Shurmur said. “We watch everything we’ve done, and then we get ready for the next group of practices.”

The Giants will get ready for another week of football this week at the Quest Diagnostics Training Center. Their first preseason game is next Thursday, Aug. 8 at MetLife Stadium against the New York Jets.

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Ryan Honey is a staff writer and host of the Wide Right Podcast.