By John Fennelly
The New York Giants will be traveling to Detroit several days ahead of Friday night’s preseason showdown with the Lions. The plan is to practice all week with against the Lions leading up to the game Friday night at Ford Field.
“We’re going to practice on Monday, and then we’ll fly to Detroit,” said head coach Pat Shurmur. “Then Tuesday, the practices will be held in the mid-morning. So Tuesday, we’ll practice in Detroit in Allen Park there at their facility. I guess it’ll be like 9:30 [a.m.] or so. Same on Wednesday, same on Thursday. Then, we’ll play them Friday night.”
The Lions’ facility in Allen Park is about 10 miles outside of downtown Detroit where Ford Field is located. Shurmur has a past relationship with Lions’ first-year head coach Matt Patricia, who was formerly the defensive coordinator of the New England Patriots.
“When Matt [Patricia] was the defensive coordinator at New England, I did it twice when I was with Philadelphia,” said Shurmur. “I’ve worked with Matt before. We’ve got a good feel of the tempo and how we want to do it. We kind of set the ground rules ahead of time, and try to get good...