Nick Sirianni

Q. You have had your offensive coordinator call plays pretty much the whole time you have been here, but with Offensive Coordinator Kellen Moore now, what are you noticing some early differences on how it’s working? (Eliot Shorr-Parks)

NICK SIRIANNI: You know, it’s at this time of year, it’s going through the details and really mastering the details. You know, we haven’t had a lot of call it periods, meaning where they don’t know what’s coming, and I just throw a situation on them, or we’re going drive a lot of this is scripted to this time of year.

So, you know, I think Kellen’s [Moore] doing an awesome job leading the offense. Think he’s doing an awesome job in front of the room, out in the field. Really pleased with Kellen, he’s as advertised, and excited about the direction we’re going and the work that, you know, that they’re putting on the offense side.

Q. This is the first mandatory minicamp for you, What led to the decision to have it this year? (Ed Kracz)

NICK SIRIANNI: Every year you go through it and you think to yourself, What can we do better this year? You know? And I think what we, you know, one of the things that we did, I mean, there’s many things we wanted to get some extra practices in.

We wanted to have, you know, the set the stage of, as far as you know this, this day is a little bit different than an OTA day, kind of, it kind of mirrors a day of practice. But also you can get some meetings done that you don’t have to do in training camp. Now there’s one reason, you get some the physicals done.

You can get the meetings that you would do in training camp that kind of eat up a night meeting, like we got to watch this tape tonight, and you got some sort of meeting that you’re like, that eats into it. So you can get some of those done too. But it’s just to get out there, and really, at the end of the day, is to get out there and work, have the whole team in here and working together. And, you know, going hard at it.

Q. You and Offensive Coordinator Kellen Moore talked about meshing the offense together, that process, where are you guys at in that process? (E.J. Smith)

NICK SIRIANNI: Yeah, again, just really excited about where we are as we’re as an offense. You know, got a lot, have gotten a lot of good reps, and our reps are up from where they’ve been the last couple years, we’re actually getting an extra week, obviously here.

But even if you compare two weeks of last year and two weeks of this year, you know it’s a lot more, it’s a lot more reps. So just again, excited about some of the things we’re doing, some of the new tweaks, where there’s, there’s times we’ll have something that’s a that’s a new tweak, that I’ve said it to Kellen [Moore] probably a handful of times, like, man, I really like that. I really like the way that looks. And obviously not going to get into exactly what that is.

But you know, just again, Kellen has a brilliant offensive mind. Has a great, unique way of explaining it to his coaches and to the players. And just again, like I said, really excited about where we are and some of those tweaks are really awesome.

Looking forward to, you know, seeing him as this practice goes today, and then as the year goes.

Q. Will you have every player here? (Jeff McLane)

[G] Landon [Dickerson] won’t be here. He came to me a couple months ago, had a personal thing that he had to do at this time. You know,so he won’t be here, but I know he’s working. It’s an excused absence.

Q. What has stood out about WR A.J. Brown this offseason? You had pointed out the significance of him being at the rookie minicamp, What have you noticed from a leadership perspective or a mentality perspective? (Tim McManus)

NICK SIRIANNI: [WR] A.J. [Brown] became a captain for us last year because he has a great work ethic, and he knows how to lead and, you know, it’s similar things, you know, I just noticed how good a shape he is in, how hard he’s working.

You know, we keep track of, you know, we keep track as far as how many balls went to him and how many were completed. He’s got a high number. I think he’s got the most catches throughout this, throughout this camp, this OTA, and probably the best percentage as well up there with the receivers.

So he just works his butt off. He wants to be great. He has his sights on being great. He’s been great, and he wants to continue to do it year after year and this year, I’m excited for you guys to be able to go out there and see him, because he’s looked really good.

Q. At wide receiver, who stands out for the third spot specifically and the depth overall? (Zach Berman)

NICK SIRIANNI: I like the depth. I really like the depth as far as the third spot, I mean that can look a lot of different ways, right? That can look 12 personnel, that can look 21 personnel that can work. You know, we don’t have a fullback, but two half backs that can look like 11 personnel, right?

And so, you know that third, you know, [TE] Grant Calcaterra has done an unbelievable job. He’s shown, toughness and mental toughness to get better every single day, I noticed that every single day I’m not, you know, and so that he’s, he’s a guy that’s in there, you know, I’m pleased with our depth.

[WR] Parris [Campbell] has had a had a good camp. [WR] Joe [Joseph] Ngata had a good camp. [WR] Johnny Wilson’s had a good camp. [WR] John Ross has had a good camp. I know he just got here, but he’s had a good camp, you know, with the rookie mini camp and then other practices that he’s had and have gotten opportunity. [WR] Britain Covey’s had a really good camp.

So, you know, it doesn’t have to be a receiver, but I’m happy with the depth. I’m really, really excited about working with some of these guys. I think [Executive Vice President/General Manager] Howie [Roseman] and his staff have done an unbelievable job of bringing guys in that, you know, I’m really excited. We’ve been excited to work with all of them, and then they’ve all shown flashes of being, being really good.

I think when you can look at the guys and look at every single player on your depth chart and say, man, I’m excited to work with them. That’s really good scouting, that’s really good by Howie [Roseman] and his staff.

Q. We’ve heard a few players and a couple position coaches talk about Offensive Coordinator Kellen Moore and his ability to encourage guys to contribute, and his ability to listen and be collaborative. What’s the value in that? (Reuben Frank)

NICK SIRIANNI: I think we’re on a team. We’re in the greatest team sport there is, and it takes everybody, right? It doesn’t just take the offensive coordinator, it doesn’t just take the quarterback, it takes everybody to be successful.

That’s why we that’s one of the things that I love about this game, is that it takes, it takes all parties. And so, you know, at the end of the day, [Offensive Coordinator] Kellen’s [Moore] got to make the decision of what we’re what we’re going to do and listen to all the parties.

But when you’re able to hear this party and that party and this party and that party, and then do what’s best for the total of the group that, to me is good coaching. You’ve put ownership in the rest of the rest of the guys that are giving the suggestions, but at the end of the day, you took all those suggestions, you made it.

You made what you thought was the best decision for the group. I think that’s good because, again, it’s a team, and it takes everybody. So I think that’s the benefit of that room.

Q. WR DeVonta Smith said that the offense gave the receivers more freedom. Would you agree with that assessment? And looking at it and thinking about that, what are some of the ways it does give the receivers a little more? (Jeff McLane)

NICK SIRIANNI: Yeah, again, you’ll see some of those things out there. You guys have seen some of the things out there without getting too much into the X’s and O’s.

I think one thing that we have going into game one is, very similar to what Green Bay has going into game one, is there’s unknowns, right? There’s a lot of unknowns that we won’t be showing during preseason games, and they probably won’t as well. So, but again, those guys have done a good job, whether it’s an option route or whether it’s different, different types of things, with some with some options there. There’s multiple things.

But again, those guys have done a good job of learning the system. [Offensive Coordinator] Kellen [Moore]’s done a really outstanding job teaching the system and our quarterbacks have done a nice job of learning it. [QB] Jalen [Hurts] and [QB] Kenny [Pickett] and [QB] Will [Grier] and [QB] Tanner [McKee], really been doing a good job of learning the system and getting the ball to the receivers.

Q. What have you seen from CB James Bradberry so far during the offseason program? (Martin Frank)

NICK SIRIANNI: His versatility. His versatility. You know, he was able to do a couple different things last year. Had played a majority of his career at corner, and then was able to do some things at the dime and some things at the nickel, you know, some things at the corner. And now, you know, he’s working some of the safety stuff, which you’ll see today.

I’m excited about that, and his opportunity to be able to – you know, you’ve seen a lot of good corners in this league. I guess the first guy that comes to my mind, [Pro Football Hall of Fame DB] Charles Woodson. He went from elite corner to being an elite nickel to being an elite safety. And so, I’m excited about that for James [Bradberry], that he’s able to do more.

Q. As an offensive guy, is that a luxury to have that skill set of RB Saquon Barkley, he can do so many different things? (John McMullen)

NICK SIRIANNI: Yeah, of course. Man, Saquon, it’s really nice to see him in green. And I know, you know, it’s really nice to see him in there. Like we missed the tackle on him the other day on the sideline. Now we’re not tackling, but you can tell without pads on, you can tell if that guy made the tackle or not.

And I had visions back of like him on the sideline, and us watching all these plays on the sideline, of Saquon making somebody miss, and Saquon making somebody miss and doing it again. It was like, it brought me back to that and it’s like, ‘Man, I’m glad that I wasn’t happy that our defensive player missed the tackle on this particular one, but I’m really happy that Saquon, that No. 26 is on our on our side, making the guy miss.’

Sometimes you see Giants fans around here with it being so close and, you know, they give me a good like, ‘Hey, Go Giants.’ And I typically let it go, but if the guy gets me good enough, I usually say, ‘you know, I got your best player.

Q. Why the cross training with CB James Bradberry? (Jeff McLane)

NICK SIRIANNI: Yeah, just the more you can do. And, you know, and [CB James Bradberry] he’s got the skill set and he has the mental capacity to do it, and so I’m really excited about where he’s at right now.

Q. On how CB James Bradberry responded to being asked to play a number of positions… (Chris Franklin)

NICK SIRIANNI: James [Bradberry] has always been a team guy, since the moment he stepped in here. And from what I understand, everywhere else he’s been, because we obviously did our research before we brought James in in 2022 and he’s always been a great team guy. He’d do anything for his teammates. He’ll do anything for the team.

Q. Not showing anything in the preseason, but have you rethought – since you’ve rethought doing the mandatory minicamp – have you rethought starters in the preseason? (Rob Kuestner)

NICK SIRIANNI: Oh my god. What game? What day is that that’s like? I don’t have to think about that yet. I don’t have to think about that. We’ll see, you know, we’ll see.

Obviously, everything’s always on the table- what we can do, what we feel like is best to get the team ready to play game one, we’ll do, right? And game one and beyond, right? It’s so that we hit your stride, and so everything’s on the table. Now we don’t have to be there quite yet, and not there quite yet.

Q. What makes you like G/T Tyler Steen at RG? (Brooks Kubena)

NICK SIRIANNI: Again, we don’t have to figure out our starters at any position yet. Tyler’s [Steen] done a nice job. He’s been working in with the ones. We were excited about Tyler when we drafted him. He added good depth last year, played in some good games last year. We had a played in a game against the division rival that he played well in, got some good experience in that against the Cowboys, and love our depth.

You know, again, [Executive Vice President/General Manager] Howie [Roseman] is so committed to making the offensive and defensive lines better, and it doesn’t matter what– you know, we’re year four with me, so you’re going to hear me say the same things quite frequently, right? And it doesn’t matter what level you’re at, you know. I got some coaches, some high school coaches here today. I got my brother, his staff is here today, some college coaches, and then obviously we’re here.

No matter what level you’re at, it starts with offense and defensive line and Tyler’s done a nice job. And I like the depth of where we are right now with that.

Q. Are you done with the joint scheduling, joint practices, or do you plan to have more than just the Patriots? (Jeff McLane)

NICK SIRIANNI: It’s probably just going to be the Patriots this year.