(Albany, NY- August 3, 2009) -
When Ramses Barden walked out of the Colonial Quad dining hall after practice Monday morning, most reporters stationed outside were confused.
It will be up to a host of young wide receivers to help the duo of rookie receivers learn the playbook and the concept of the offense.
Though they lack sufficient experience, guys like Steve Smith and Sinorice Moss are now the veteran leaders of the receiving corp. They learned from Burress and Toomer; now they must pass down that knowledge to players barely younger than they are.
"(Nicks) was getting frustrated because he wasn't getting balls," Smith said. "I told him to keep his head in it and to stay focused. The opportunities are going to come and just make sure you're ready."
Moss has also taken it upon himself to get the duo up to speed.
"I'm going into my fourth year; I know the offense, I know the dos and don'ts. I can teach Hakeem and Ramses what to do," he said.
As both players digest the playbook, they will receive reps with the second and third teams, but Coughlin said that both players would receive time with the first unit.
"Right now those guys are up to here trying to learn what we do, and that's the first thing," he said. "Lets see if they can comprehend all the things we're asking them to do."
David Sanchirico is in Albany this month to cover training camp for blogNYG.com, Bleacher Report, bigblue101.com and SNY's Giants' Football Blog....
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