Giants backup quarterback Davis Webb looks to rebound from his rough preseason opener when New York faces the Detroit Lions on the road Friday night.
The 23-year-old Webb threw for 70 yards on 9-of-22 passing with no touchdowns or interceptions, accumulating a 49.4 passer rating in the Giants' 20-10 preseason-opening loss to the Cleveland Browns last Thursday.
Though he took most of the snaps ahead of starter Eli Manning and rookie Kyle Lauletta, Webb said he felt he needed to calm down on his throws and be more accurate with his targets.
"I've watched that Cleveland game plenty of times so I've pretty much memorized what I need to do," he said, according to Newsday's Tom Rock. "The best part is it's not like I can't do it. There are no issues there. It's a matter of fact."
Lauletta, whom the Giants drafted in the fourth round out of Richmond this past spring, went 6-for-9 for 48 yards in his first preseason game. Though Webb has one more year of NFL experience and has taken most of the No. 2 reps with the Giants, Lauletta said he is focusing on himself over the possibility of jumping Webb on Pat Shurmur's depth chart.
"Nobody has said that Davis is definitely the backup, or me," Lauletta said. "But it doesn't matter. I'm going to do everything I can and perform the best I can and that decision will be left up to Coach. Of course I'll be doing everything I can on the field to try to get that spot."
At Giants camp in June, Webb said his focus on details and opportunity to continue to learn from Manning, who is entering his 15th season in the league, would help him impress the Giants' brass to help him prove he could be the heir.
"I want to be a good player," he said. "I'm not there yet. I want to be good and I'm gonna try to do as much as I can to get good."
Friday night will be his next test.