While it is not known whether Scott has leapfrogged Danny Ware on the Giants' depth chart, he sure appears more ready this year.
Earlier this spring, head coach Tom Coughlin intimated that Scott would see more action in the offense. Considering his breakaway speed, that should excite Giant fans everywhere.
Mike Garafolo reported the following this morning in the Star-Ledger
I wanted to start with something that struck me more than anything, and that’s the different look and sound to Da’Rel Scott, who immediately seemed a lot more confident in himself and determined than he did during his first year in the NFL.
“Just having that rookie year under my belt right now and these offseason workouts right now because I feel like I can prepare as much as I can this upcoming season,” the Giants’ running back said while standing at his locker, arms crossed and eyes trained on the reporter he was addressing. “There are no excuses I can make – ‘Oh, I didn’t have an offseason. I didn’t have enough workouts.’ I have all the access right now, so I can’t make any excuses.
“I’m not going to be one of those guys – ‘Oh, I wish I could’ve done that.’ I’m going to make sure I can take the load if they call my number.”
GM Jerry Reese said he expects nothing less from his young backs but never stops seeking alternatives...
"We have some running backs, a couple of young running backs. Andre Brown, Da'Rel Scott, we expect them to step out of the shadows a little bit and see what they can do. We like those guys. We know what Brad(shaw) can do, we know what Danny Ware can do. We'll continue to look in free agency. We'll look in the draft as well and see if there's a running back there that we think can help us."
Looks like Scott could be the answer (or part of the answer) to the Giants' "need" at RB. Time to rearrange your draft boards ....again.