Thursday Mini Camp Update

Yesterday Shockey left S Shaun Williams cursing... Today he followed up his impressive performance by leaving DT Keith Hamilton in a tirade!

One day after Jim Fassel declared that every single member of his club would be required to handle some special teams duties, the specialty units were still the talk of mini-camp.

"We'll see what happens in September," joked CB Jason Sehorn, who had worked on his holding skills during Wednesday's afternoon session.

QB Kerry Collins and WR Ike Hilliard joined Sehorn in holding for field-goal attempts.

According to Fassel, Defensive Player of the Year DE Michael Strahan will be on the field goal and field-goal block units. "I'm already on field-goal block," Strahan said. "We're already out there to begin with. But I don't know anything about being on the field goal team. I used to be, but I'm not now."

Fassel said his idea to incorporate every member of his roster into the club's specialty units "came out of the blue" and was met with surprise by new Special Teams Coach Bruce Read.

"I'm hell-bent on us playing good special teams," Fassel said.

As Sehorn said, we'll see what happens when the season rolls around…

Strong safety Shaun Williams missed practice Thursday morning with what Fassel termed "a little tenderness around his kneecap." Williams was sent for an MRI on his right knee, but said he felt fine…

Fassel spoke about his wide receiver crop, and noted the obvious upgrade in the speed department. "One coach said that our fastest guy in the past would be our slowest now," Fassel said.

The coach mentioned that the third and fourth receiver spots are open, and mentioned that second-year man Jonathan Carter has had "three really good practices."

The coaching staff has also been pleased with their two rookie receivers – second-round pick Tim Carter and seventh-rounder Daryl Jones

Fassel said that he was impressed with RB Sean Bennett, who's receiving a second chance from the Giants. "He's the same Sean Bennett," he said. "He hasn't lost a step. He's an athlete."

A highlight from the practice field was a good catch by – you guessed it – Jeremy Shockey, followed by a verbal tirade launched at Shockey by DT Keith Hamilton. Hamilton was upset and accused Shockey of pushing off the defender. Shockey wisely chose not to return Hammer's verbal volley…


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