Sterling Shepard has two young daughters, but he had no hesitation about opting in for the 2020 season amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. And in doing so, he gets to work under a new offensive coordinator in Jason Garrett, whose schemes are already impressing Big Blue’s star wideout.
“I like all the moving pieces. We have a lot of versatile receivers, and he has guys moving around the field, and is getting Saquon (Barkley) out of the backfield running routes,” Shepard told the Moose & Maggie Show during WFAN’s Giants Day celebration on Wednesday. “I think he does a good job of using guys to their skill sets. He’ll design plays to fit each player’s skill set.”
The Giants offense is expected to be much improved this year, and during his hit on Moose & Maggie, Shepard noted how he’s impressed by Daniel Jones’ physical shape and on-field decision making so far, which will help the wide receiver corps a lot.
Especially good, considering Darius Slayton could be in line for a breakout sophomore season similar to the one Shepard was having before his 2017 was cut short.
“I tell Darius he has to stay consistent. It comes with the work that you put in throughout the week, and taking things one week at a time,” Shepard said. “He’s an in the moment guy so he’s been doing a good job of that and working hard throughout camp.”
And, because of course we have to note it, Shepard did say that the team is indeed buying in to what new head coach Joe Judge is selling.
“Everything he has us do has a reason behind it, and it’s going to take everyone to buy in. Hopefully everybody is on that same page,” Shepard said. “We have to put in the work to get to our goals. I’m proud of how we’ve been working day in and day out – it’s been a good experience for us so far trying to get the system down and get moving in the right direction.”
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