T-Rock's Take on the Giants
The Giants issued their pre-practice injury report this morning, which is notable more for those NOT on it than those on it.
Michael Boley, Kenny Phillips, Mathias Kiwanuka, Jayron Hosley, Will Beatty and Adrian Tracy – all of whom have been on the list or missed practice in the last week – are no longer considered injured.
The Giants did add two new names to the list. David Baas has...Read more »
The Giants have never beaten the Cowboys in a season-opening game and are now 0-5 in such contests. Two of the Giants’ four Super Bowl-winning seasons, however, opened with one of those losses. A look at the regular-season openers vs. Dallas and how that year ended: Year Score Season record 1965 L, 31-2 7-7 1986 L, 31-28 14-2* 1995 L, 35-0 5-11 2007 L, 45-35 10-6 2012 L, 24-17 --
*Super Bowl...Read more »
Victor Cruz had his first weekly meeting with Mike Francesa on WFAN this afternoon and left this self-indicting comment to fill the airwaves: He thought things would be a lot easier in Wednesday’s game against the Cowboys and seemed to question his own work ethic.
It’s unclear what Cruz was trying to say exactly. He’s been, by all accounts, focused on football despite a busy offseason that...Read more »
If you’ve been paying much attention to Victor Cruz the last two years, or read his book “Out of the Blue,” then you know how much his grandmother means to him. She’s been an inspiration to him since he was a child and, in some ways, the source of his now famous salsa dance.
Tonight, Cruz posted this message on Twitter:
“R.I.P to one of the strongest women I've ever met. I will forever...Read more »
A nice relaxing three-day weekend for the Giants? Not for Justin Tuck, who said he has not been sleeping well since he and his teammates lost to the Cowboys on Wednesday. And he suspects he is not alone.
“I think every guy in this locker room is disgusted with how we played,” the defensive captain said.
The Giants have heard a lot of teams talk about their playoff wins last year as being...Read more »
The Giants seemed pretty upbeat. You know, for a last-place team.
As the only squad in the NFC East without a victory so far this season, you might expect them to be packing it in and planning for 2013. But no! They actually looked and sounded like a team that will fight through the rest of the season (or at the very least the rest of the month).
When last we left the Giants, Tom Coughlin...Read more »
It’s still a long way until Sunday, but the Giants caught a glimpse of some good news on their practice field this morning.
Prince Amukamara, who missed the opener with a sprained ankle from the preseason, was practicing and it seemed to be that he was doing so without any physical limitations. He was running, jumping, cutting, backpedaling, and doing all of the things that an NFL cornerback...Read more »
Art Modell is being remembered today as the NFL owner who made an impact on two cities and their franchises (or is it one franchise, technically): Cleveland and Baltimore. But there’s a third team that he also influenced in a way no one may have ever realized.
It turns out that Modell was the one who initially brought the Mara and Tisch families together.
“It was Art who formally introduced...Read more »
Over the last year the Giants have managed to get the better of the Ryan Brothers. Whether it was beating the Cowboys twice last year to eliminate them from playoff contention or beating the Jets to essentially finish their season, the Giants have had the better of the matchups.
Last night, though, with Rob Ryan coordinating the Cowboys’ defense, a Ryan finally got a bit of the upper hand....Read more »
David Wilson posted his list of goals this week. One of the major ones was to get through the season without a fumble.
The season? He didn’t even last a half of a game. And now he’s got a new list to be worried about. Coughlin’s blankety-blank list.
Wilson had just one carry for three yards before he fumbled, and after that play in which Sean Lee blasted him and popped the ball out to...Read more »