The New York Giants made one of the flashiest trades of the offseason before their MetLife Stadium roommates, the New York Jets, went on to acquire four-time MVP Aaron Rodgers.
The Giants added firepower to the offense with a trade for Darren Waller from the Las Vegas Raiders. In 56 games for Las Vegas, Waller had 286 catches for 3,469 yards and 17 touchdowns. It could definitely be one of the best targets Daniel Jones has had so far.
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The once-Pro Bowl tight end already seemed to embrace the new locker room culture established by head coach Brian Daboll, and he said so Thursday.
«Yeah, they value our opinions here,» Waller said, via ESPN. «As a player, I feel like a lot of places I’ve been to, they tell you to do things a certain way and you do it. But here it’s like they ask a lot of questions. They want to know what you’re thinking, what you want to do more.
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«So providing information is a really cool thing because coaches and players have to be in partnership. We’re all together and we shouldn’t clash with each other. We’re all going in the same direction.»
Waller came from an organization that has been through some difficult years. The unease surrounding the Raiders was coming from the front office, the coaching staff and those who were putting the silver and black game in and out.
Waller added that he enjoys the «different types of energies» on the field.
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«That’s what I love about being here,» he said. «It’s just been fun. It’s also been a challenge. The guys have kept you at a high level since I’ve been here and I try to reciprocate that.»