Knowing team-building would be the biggest challenge to the virtual environment, the former three-time Super Bowl champion assistant in New England set up trivia challenges to get to know each other and their surroundings.
“We kind of took some lessons from really watching my kids do virtual school and some guys from around the country on what they were doing at different colleges and different pro programs,” Judge said in a remote interview with the Voice of the Giants Bob Papa as the team wrapped up its offseason program. “I was watching my kids use the Kahoot! app, and we found out a couple of colleges were using the same thing. Really, it started through player development and went across the offense and defense as well in terms of having some daily competitions and weekly competitions. We subdivided the teams into different groups and made it competitive, played for some prizes. We were able to ask questions about things related to getting to know your teammate or getting to know the area, organizational history or maybe something directly tied into offense or defense.”
Love thought it was very effective.
“There’s an importance on getting to know the area because we’re the New York Giants and we encompass a lot of demographics, a lot of people, a lot of areas geographically as well,” Love said. “So part of it could be know the New Jersey area, know different areas of New York in trivia and geographic ways, and then there is get to know your teammates. You learn such interesting [backstories] on people. I think you learn more doing that than you do in person with each other in a way.”