This year, things are different. Barry Cofield is gone and so is Rocky Bernard. All that is left at DT is veteran Chris Canty and rookie Marvin Austin. Joseph will play this year. He will play lots.
Justin Tuck says Linval is the strongest player on the team. GM Jerry Reese called him an unmovable object. Perry Fewell is a big backer as well:
"He shows power, he shows speed. He shows quickness. We have to work on him with some little things and I won’t use the coaching point or phrases that we will work with him on but there are some little things that we would like him to improve on from a blocking scheme standpoint. I do like his mental makeup right now. Again we are only into two days of practice. All these guys are excited to be here just like as coaches, we are excited to be here and excited to be practicing football again. They have come in with great attitudes but can we have a consistent level of performance from them day in and day out? That is what we are looking for in our training camp this year..."
Joseph is modest. He knows he can play at this level. The Giants feel he can excel. He met the beat pool today outside the TIMEX Performance Center....WATCH