The New York Giants’ defense had some early success in the minicamp recently, as the group got the better of Daniel Jones and the offense in a session on Tuesday. However, Giants head coach Brian Daboll tried to pump the brakes and give everyone a dose of reality before any overreactions could set in.

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Brian Daboll on the defense beating the offense yesterday: “Let’s not get ahead of ourselves.” His point: It’s only minicamp.

Here’s Dan Duggan of The Athletic providing a clearer picture of what transpired during that intriguing session:

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There was a particularly hideous stretch for the first-team offense late in practice. It started when quarterback Daniel Jones and David Sills couldn’t connect on a deep ball that appeared slightly overthrown after the receiver got behind top cornerback Adoree’ Jackson. Then there were consecutive passes thrown into the grass well short of the intended receiver. Next was a “touchdown” pass to Sills in the red zone — but only after extensive scrambling by Jones on what surely would have been a sack if contact was permitted.

While Daboll is right to put things into perspective by using minicamp as the key context, the Giants’ offense didn’t do itself any favor by struggling against defensive coordinator Wink Martindale’s men.

New York is coming off a season in which the Giants had one of the hardest-to-watch offenses in all of pro football, ranking just 31st in scoring average (15.2 points per game) and 31st as well in terms of total offense with just 287.3 total yards per contest, so this kind of showing in practice is either a mere product of rustiness or a symptom of a bigger problem.