Sheridan takes charge
Bill Sheridan said a few weeks ago that the toughest part of adjusting to his new role of defensive coordinator was letting go of his old linebacker coach duties. During the rookie minicamp, he said, it was hard for him to take his eyes off the LBs and he said he was certain he stepped on new LB coach Jim Herrmann's toes once or twice.
Today was his first day on the field with the whole unit -- they are spending the first two OTAs divided between offense and defense and will come together for a team workout on Monday -- and the players were able to see Sheridan in action as their new coordinator.
Again, some player quotes courtesy of the Giants:
It was interesting to see him in front of the team and talking to the whole defense and speaking in front of everybody, said MLB Antonio Pierce. "Im used to hearing him speak, so thats nothing new. I think just watching everybody else interacting with him and now looking at him, all eyes are on him now. We look to him for leadership. He sets the tone with us by his leading and the way he approaches us and his philosophy of defense. I think itll be fun. Its going to be a work in progress. Im pretty sure by the time we get to training camp well be alright.
It felt normal, DE Osi Umenyiora said. Bill is going to be himself. He hasnt changed at all. The same way he was before, the way he talks, his whole attitude is the exact same. We felt comfortable with him. Weve always felt comfortable with him. I think hes going to do a fantastic job.