Not since he was 10 years outdated.
That’s the final time Joe Looney recollects being advised to “run a lap.”
Looney is 30 years outdated, so that’s a variety of time between laps.
The large offensive lineman took a jog across the subject Monday throughout his first actual coaching camp follow with the Giants. He signed on Saturday and took part in a lightweight exercise along with his new workforce throughout a group service occasion in Newark. This was extra of a debut for Looney, and a foul center-quarterback trade with Daniel Jones — Looney mentioned he snapped the ball too early — prompted head coach Joe Choose to ship each gamers out on a run.
“Yeah, that’s one thing I ain’t finished since little league, however you already know I liked it,’’ Looney mentioned. “It’s one other method to maintain us accountable as professionals. When you make a mistake, you’re going to should run a lap for it. You recognize, I’m all about it.’’
It stays to be seen what Looney might be all about with the Giants. He has 42 NFL begins on his résumé, principally at middle, a number of sprinkled in at proper and left guard. Shane Lemieux started camp because the beginning left guard, however he’s at present sidelined with a knee harm, though Choose mentioned he’s day-to-day and will return quickly. Looney can function a backup in any respect three inside line spots, however he additionally may problem Lemieux, Will Hernandez at proper guard or Nick Gates at middle for beginning assignments.
“I don’t have a choice,’’ Looney mentioned. “Wherever they need me at and wherever I can are available in and assist and step in, even coach and provides guys little ideas right here and there. I’m simply out right here attempting to have enjoyable. On the finish of the day, this can be a recreation. It’s a child’s recreation that we play, so I’m going to return out right here and have enjoyable and provides it my all.’’
Looney spent the previous 5 years with the Cowboys, the primary 4 with Jason Garrett as his head coach. The system Garrett put in final yr because the Giants’ offensive coordinator is sort of comparable, giving Looney familiarity as he performs catch-up, arriving one week into camp.
Garrett and the Giants wished to signal Looney final offseason, however he returned to the Cowboys. A yr later, they’re reunited.
“Oh man, it’s loopy, him right here and all this,’’ Looney mentioned. “You recognize we sat out right here on the follow subject and reminisced just a little bit. It’s superior to be with him. I can’t say sufficient about coach Garrett. He gave me an ideal alternative to be with Dallas and now right here. I need to play my tail off for him.’’