The previous blog post noted that Victor Cruz dropped three passes among the five times he was targeted and did not catch the ball. Well, there was a fourth time that probably wasn’t his fault. And it could have led to some salsa, too.
After the Giants were pushed backwards on their first two attempts from first-and-goal at the 1 following Michael Boley’s interception, Manning tried to find...Read more »
For the first time in his short but illustrious career with the Giants, they were not yelling “Cruuuz!”
There were, in fact, some frustrated boos that rained down on Victor Cruz during Wednesday night’s game against the Cowboys in which the receiver dropped three passes that should have been caught. All three came at somewhat critical moments.
There was a third-and-6 pass to him on the...Read more »
Chad Jones, the Giants safety who was in a car accident shortly after being drafted and is attempting to come back from a traumatic leg injury, is the subject of this short documentary. There's a warning at the beginning of the film, which I'll reiterate here: There are some graphic images of his mangled leg shortly after the accident
Jones was released in May. According to the film he had...Read more »
Based on the injury report, the Giants win!
The Giants and Cowboys have been watching closely as they each spent the week trying to figure out just how ready their most important receiving threats would be for the game on Wednesday night. Hakeem Nicks sat out the last two practices with soreness in his surgically-repaired right foot and Jason Witten has been recovering from a non-surgically-repaired...Read more »
I always thought that vanilla got a bad rap. It’s a good flavor. A very strong scent. It’s even got a French permutation, which is always nice.
But in preseason football, all we hear about is how the play-calling is vanilla, the schemes are very vanilla, the level of excitement is vanilla. I just don’t think that’s fait to vanilla. If anything, we should come up with something that is far...Read more »
It isn’t often that a rookie who hasn’t even played in a regular-season game is giving advice to established starts like Hakeem Nicks and Victor Cruz. But that’s what Rueben Randle was able to do this week.
Randle not only played against Cowboys rookie cornerback Morris Claiborne in practice each day at LSU, but the two players were close friends and even roommates during part of their freshman...Read more »
The Giants are big fans of the confidence that Adewale Ojomo showed in the preseason.
“I love his attitude, the way he went out and worked, and he has a lot of confidence in himself,” defensive coordinator Perry Fewell said of the undrafted rookie defensive end. “(He says) 'Hey, I did it last week. I could do it this week,' and I’m kind of looking, saying to myself, 'Yeah, right.' And he goes...Read more »
Victor Cruz had a self-imposed salsa-dancing ban in training camp because he didn’t want to be showing up his teammates. And in the preseason he did not catch a touchdown pass, so he never had a chance to flash his signature move. But the regular-season starts tomorrow, and that means the salsa is back in play.
“I guess that comes along with the Victor Cruz territory right now,” the receiver...Read more »
How do you define “practice?”
In Hakeem Nicks’ case, he technically wasn’t practicing for a second straight day. He was not wearing shoulder pads under his jersey and he will likely be listed as not participating in the workout.
And yet there he was today, taking part in some of the walk-through drills with the team, catching passes while the quarterbacks warmed up, and doing some jogging....Read more »
For the first time since he returned from his foot surgery, Hakeem Nicks was not practicing with the Giants today. It may not be anything to be alarmed about. Coming off his surgery, Nicks will undoubtedly need to manage the injury to some extent and this may be a planned day off to keep him on track for Wednesday’s game.
Here’s what Nicks said yesterday about the pain in...Read more »