David Tyree experienced a frustrating Monday practice at New York Giants training camp in Albany, N.Y.
After dropping one of three passes on the day, Tyree let some emotion show. Tyree punched the turf after missing on a difficult, yet makeable, catch on a pass from David Carr during 11-on-11 drills. He then took off his helmet and kicked it around a bit.
Mike Garafolo of The Star-Ledger reports that Tyree did redeem himself:
- Tyree did make a play late in practice when he caught a back-shoulder TD from QB Andre’ Woodson past Johnson.
However, Newsday‘s Tom Rock offered this assessment of Tyree’s camp experience:
- It was going to be difficult for Tyree to make the team with a great performance in training camp. With him missing practices and dropping balls, it might be downright impossible.
Ralph Vacchiano of the New York Daily News agreed:
- It’s starting to get late pretty early for Super Bowl hero David Tyree. And it looks like he knows it, too.
- It’s getting harder and harder to see where Tyree fits since the Giants are highly unlikely to take more than seven receivers into the season. Special teams are always a possible way for him to sneak onto the roster, but after missing all of last season with a knee injury and with his advancing age, he’s just not as fast as he used to be.
Tyree now has five dropped passes in the last two practices since returning from injury. After Monday’s practice, Giants coach Tom Coughlin was asked if he thought Tyree was pressing trying to find a spot on the roster.
“Anytime a guy is off for a day or a day and a half and then comes back, it’s tough,” Coughlin said. “I mentioned to Taye (Biddle) when he first came back last night, things looked real foreign to him. Dave made a nice catch here today, so hopefully he is working his way back into it.”