Darne Holmes steals the show at Giants Training Camp

There’s so much spotlight on Kywan Thibodaux and Evan Neal and Van’Dell Robinson, and of course it’s on Saxon Barkley and Daniel Jones as they begin the fight to remain giants… but Darne Holmes has been training camp. Unexpected star.

Starney Homes.

“I go on the field with this mindset, ‘You’ve got to deal with me,'” Holmes told The Post. “That’s the approach you have to take in life in general. Being passive in this day and age isn’t the best thing, unless it’s with a woman. But other than that, just adjusting to yourself, it Understanding that when things go south, it doesn’t define you. So just the state of mind of progress should be high and not stagnant.”

Progress manifested itself in three interceptions in the first week of practice, including a pick six, and a forced fumble from Saxon Barkley—which leads you to believe the best is yet to come for Holmes, either. At his current slot corner spot or maybe even on the outside if Aaron Robinson doesn’t cut it.

“I would say that what inspired me as a young child was not who I could be,” Holmes said. “And what drives me still is still there.”

Holmes has two interceptions in nine career starts in two injury-free seasons including a rib fracture that ends his 2021 season. That was then. It is now.

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Darne Holmes observed an interception.
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Holmes said, “Confidence is something I think you have to work on, and it comes from preparation, it comes from the spiritual side and it comes from a visible side, imagining yourself to be successful.” Let that success manifest,” Holmes said. “Really just understanding that you can’t let your confidence come from your results, ’cause then you’re going to be a roller coaster. So just be at ease and know that my confidence comes from the guy on top and It comes from the process that I put off.”

Holmes said that Barkley taught him to visualize last season.

What did he learn?

“Just going through the different play calls that you know was on the ready list, and imagining the different structures that might come with it or imagining your matchups and when things go your way, So how do you go about it when things don’t go your way, how do you respond, so when that stuff comes up, it’s not just bothering you, you’ve been there before.

Dubax Academy Sports Performance Life Coach Brian Walker mentors Holmes ahead of the 2020 NFL Draft and his growth in the off-season at Mackey Park in Englewood, NJ.

“I noticed he accelerated,” Walker told The Post. “The biggest thing is that he is healthy. He is adjusted to the NFL lifestyle. He’s a California guy, so he’s adjusted to the East Coast. He’s always been mature, but I think for him he sees there’s an opportunity with him [CB James] Bradberry moving to another team [the Eagles] – Inside, outside – he’s just driven to get better as a player.”

Holmes is 5 foot-10, 190 pounds and fearless.

“Physically he’s got a lot leaner,” Walker said. “It looks like he’s just defined and cut. He’s just preparing to play in any position they want him to.”

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Darne Holmes runs a drill at Giant’s Camp.
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Holmes’ Scouting Report on Holmes:

“He’s physical. Quick, I’d say. Good instincts, ball skills and he can be a guy who can cover any shape if it has to.

How High is Darne Holmes?

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Darne Holmes smiling at Giants Camp.
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“I personally see him as a young man who could be a pro bowler,” Walker said. “I always said he reminds me of a guy like Chris Harris, who’s a pro bowler. He also reminds me of DeAngelo Hall of that size. Even though he thinks Darne is small, he’s 5-10, 190, so he’s an inch shorter than her [Darrelle] Revis, if that. ,

Holmes was a star running back and receiver and five-star recruit at Calabasas HS “That’s why I like to have my hand on the ball, being able to show some things,” he said, and smiled.

He has stolen the show.

“I’ve seen growth in him as a person and it shows in his game,” said CB Adori’ Jackson. “I’ve known him since I was 17, 16, and I’m about to be 27. It’s been like 10 years of knowing him and being able to play and compete at the highest level it has been, so much to see.” That’s great.”

Starne says of head coach Brian Dabol: “He allows us to run the show, but he’s very diligent at what he expects of us.”

And he explains of defensive coordinator Vink Martindale: “He’s a down-to-earth guy. He’s the kind of guy who wants everyone to win. He cares about all of our success, which is in this world.” It’s hard to meet.”

Homes Sweet Homes.

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