T-Rock's Take on the Giants
First-round pick Justin Pugh has yet to sign his contract with the Giants, but he said it will get done before the start of training camp in late July.
“I’m not really worried about it,” he said. “I just want to focus on football. That’s why I signed [the injury protection form to participate in the offseason program], so I can be out here. I know it’ll be done. I’m not missing any training...Read more »
Don't forget about your chance to meet Mark Herzlich and Bruce Beck, walk on the field at MetLife Stadium, and even get a tour of the locker rooms!
Herzlich and Beck are co-hosts of the NBC 4 and New York Giants Health & Fitness Expo, a family-friendly health and fitness event to be held June 22-23 at MetLife Stadium from 11 a.m. – 6 p.m
The Expo will offer an extensive lineup of...Read more »
Hakeem Nicks is still not running at full speed, but the Giants are not limiting him much on the field. Despite coming of knee surgery, Nicks was participating in practice and drill for a second straight day at minicamp. He even ran a go route, although the ball was overthrown and Nicks did not exactly burst to try to catch up to it.
Still, there’s no babying him on the part of the Giants.
“We...Read more »
Fights between players usually happen late in training camp, after guys are tired of beating on one another in the heat and humidity and full pads that go along with those grueling workouts.
They do not normally occur during minicamp, when players are wearing shorts and jerseys and a cool June breeze is blowing across the field.
And yet …
“They got a little frisky, a couple of...Read more »
Terrell Thomas knows the odds are against him, but that’s just the way he likes it.
After suffering back-to-back ACL injuries that sidelined him for consecutive years, the former starting cornerback hasn’t played in a regular-season game since 2010. It’s been a long process for Thomas, who has undergone three ACL surgeries during his career — the first of which came when he was playing at...Read more »
Long gone are the days of Brandon Jacobs and Ahmad Bradshaw ruling the Giants’ backfield.
So when Giants running back Andre Brown looks around the locker room these days at his fellow backfield teammates, he’s met with an unfamiliar sight and an unsettling epiphany is conjured: As the oldest running back on the team, it’s his time to step and be a leader.
“Being around Ahmad and Brandon...Read more »
Mark Herzlich said he feels like a starter. After a rookie year in which he got a two-game taste of the job before getting injured and a 2012 season in which he was a backup to Chase Blackburn, he feels ready to step into the middle linebacker job.
More importantly, his teammates seem to think he’s ready as well.
“A big part of feeling like a starter is that people around you have to...Read more »
In four seasons with the Giants, David Carr has played in only 11 games and thrown just 48 passes. At age 33 – he’ll turn 34 this summer – Carr feels he is at his peak as an NFL quarterback.
“Experience-wise I feel pretty comfortable playing football right now and physically I don’t feel like I’ve lost anything,” the former No. 1 overall draft pick said. “When you’re young you don’t know anything...Read more »
So you’ve had enough of Hakeem Nicks for one day? Here’s your 88-free practice report from the first workout of minicamp.
First a few medical updates. Some players were working on the side: Chris Snee, David Baas and Terrell Thomas (UPDATE: Forget Markus Kuhn in this bunch, too!). Two others were not participating at all: Selvish Capers and Ryan Torain. And two players were elsewhere recovering...Read more »
Tom Coughlin got one of his missing wide receivers back today. Now he’s waiting for the other.
“I’ve been optimistic since day one and it hasn’t gotten me anywhere, has it?” Coughlin said about having to wait out negotiations between the Giants and Victor Cruz. “I’ll just continue to be that way.”
If Cruz is on the field in July when training camp starts, then chances are he’ll not have...Read more »