2011 New York Giants Training Camp News

June 25, 2011

NEW YORK – The New York Giants have not made an announcement concerning their 2011 NFL Training Camp plans. The training camp is scheduled to begin at the University of Albany from Saturday July 30, 2011 through Sunday August 21, 2011. The recent news about NFL teams (including the New York Jets) opting to cancel their usual training camps at area colleges has brought more strife to local business’ that support the NFL invasion of their town every year. Most reports state that if the lockout continues into July or beyond July 1, 2011 to be specific, the Giants will cancel Albany and hold camp at the Giants facility in East Rutherford.

Now that we are less then a week away from July 1, 2011, I thought it would be a good time to revisit this situation. I’m sure the fans will know a lot more within the next week or so for certain. We have to ask the question about this years training camp being open to the public. This has not been addressed yet by the team or coaches. It may be a situation where only certain days will be open to the public with the majority of them being closed off. I was at training camp last year in Albany and if you are a Giants fan, it has the feeling of coming home and being surrounded by family. There is a sea of blue jerseys and Giants fans are everywhere you look. I highly recommend this experience for any true blue fan who wants to have a nice day with the family (you can find photos from the 2010 training camp in our “Images” tab on top toolbar).

Be sure to check back for updates on this situation. I expect news to come out very soon, now that other NFL teams have started canceling their usual training camp plans and opting to stay closer to home in 2011. This lockout has effected so many people in such a negative way, that I firmly believe that the NFL has lost a small portion of their fan base. When a man cannot eat or provide for his family, the last thing he is thinking about is football.

Did you have plans to visit the 2011 New York Giants training camp this year?

RD – nygreporter.com

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The NY Giants Will Stay in Albany Through 2012

June 8, 2010

The New York Giants have made a deal with the University of Albany, that will keep the team’s training camp there through 2012. Perhaps the team is taking heed to the ancient aztecs warning of impending doom and avoided making any commitments beyond that notorious 2012 year. More then likely, they just have become accustomed to holding training camp there and see no reason why they should add more “new things” (such as getting use to a new facility) into the mix this season. I truly believe the front office has done all it could to get the talent on the field and now we will see who rises to the occasion. I would not have minded seeing another LB brought in but I understand that one of the current young LB’s will need to step up and take charge.

The 2010 Training Camp will begin August 1, 2010 for Big Blue and run through August 20, 2010. This will be a shorter training camp then the Giants have had in the past. There will be seven double sessions (two-a-days) and a total of 16 practice days. This is good news for the team and will lend some stability to the players while they go through the transitions with new coaches and players. Keeping training camp is a familiar setting was a smart move by Jerry Reese and Tom Coughlin.

I expect to see the biggest battles on the defensive side of the ball. Keep an eye out for the defensive linemen and linebackers in particular. We will surely see the most work coming from those two groups. The middle linebacker position will be under a microscope and there is still no true leader at that spot, even though reports are coming out about players getting in work there. The entire team need to remain healthy and I hope the trainers are aware of what needs to get done. Keep the players fresh as much as possible and get them in there for treatments. Last year was horrific from an injury standpoint.

What do you think about the New York Giants continuing to keep their training camp at the University of Albany? Will you be attending any of the practices this off season?

RD – NYGReporter.com