T-Rock's Take on the Giants

Practice report for 7/28: Eli Manning goes deep, Henry Hynoski loses his hat, Victor Cruz waves

Giants quarterback Eli Manning throws a pass during

(Credit: Brad Penner)

It was almost as if Eli Manning was so concerned about defusing the idea that he will no longer throw deep passes in the new West Coast system that he purposely came out chucking it long on Monday. He took several vertical shots down the field, maybe more today than he has all of the previous practices combined.

It would have been a more effective argument if he had completed one of them.

Instead,...

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'Four Downs' for July 25

David Wilson #22 of the Giants runs drills

(Credit: Mike Stobe)

Realizing how difficult it can be to keep up with every detail throughout the day, I’ll try to post a digest each night that lets you know what the most significant parts of training camp were so you can at least appear to be in tune with the team when you gather around the water cooler.

Here are the four most important things you need to know about what went down at Giants training camp today:

1....

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Practice report 7/25: Kennard hits, Eli falls, and Coughlin yells

Devon Kennard of the Giants looks on during

(Credit: Mike Stobe)

And here I thought Devon Kennard looked good when he wasn’t allowed to hit people. Put the kid in shoulder pads and … whoa boy!

The rookie linebacker – let me rephrase that, rookie STARTING linebacker – made the hit of the day early on in the team’s first practice with shoulder pads. It was during a special teams drill in which he was to drop back and set up to block an on-coming gunner. In...

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Coughlin: Small gains for Giants' offense

Tom Coughlin speaks to the media after conditioning

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Three practices in, how does Tom Coughlin see the new offense progressing?

“It’s always going to be small gains,” he said. “You may have a good day, but it is the consistency factor, the competition factor, it’s working against good people, it’s the intelligent communication and adjustments from the quarterbacks to the entire offense, the receiver corps and you strive every day. You are throwing...

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'Four Downs' for July 24

Jason Pierre-Paul of the Giants looks on during

(Credit: Mike Stobe)

Realizing how difficult it can be to keep up with every detail throughout the day, I’ll try to post a digest each night that lets you know what the most significant parts of training camp were so you can at least appear to be in tune with the team when you gather around the water cooler.

Here are the four most important things you need to know about what went down at Giants training camp today:

1....

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So, about that Will Beatty question?

Giants tackle Will Beatty drinks water during team

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Jason Pierre-Paul was asked about Will Beatty on Thursday.

Actually the question was never really asked. Beatty’s name was mentioned in what would have been a question but JPP cut it off and gave a long, rambling answer about the Giants’ presumed left tackle who has surprised (and maybe impressed) a lot of folks by being on the field for every practice in camp so far.Anyway, here’s what JPP...

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Practice report 7/24: Eli and Cruz get back together, but it's Painter who goes deep

Victor Cruz, second from right, runs into the

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It’s expected to be the most dynamic combination the Giants will have this season, and it took three days for it to finally show up. I speak, of course, of the Eli Manning pass to Victor Cruz. For the first two practices that connection had been non-existent (at least in 11-on-11 team drills). But today, it finally appeared.

Manning hit Cruz on a slant on the right side early in the no-huddle...

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'Four Downs' for July 23

New York Giants general manager Jerry Reese speaks

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Realizing how difficult it can be to keep up with every detail throughout the day, I’ll try to post a digest each night that lets you know what the most significant parts of training camp were so you can at least appear to be in tune with the team when you gather around the water cooler.

Here are the four most important things you need to know about what went down at Giants training camp today:

1....

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Practice report for 7/23: A quick pace, a quick break, and a Wynn-win

Head Coach Tom Coughlin of the Giants speak

(Credit: Mike Stobe)

I said yesterday that I would try to time the snaps when the Giants were in the hurry-up portion of their offense, and I am nothing if not a man of my word. The results that I procured indicate that the Giants are moving at a very brisk speed.

First some background on my un-scientific procedure. I used the stopwatch function on my iPhone and hit the lap button every time the ball was snapped....

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No contract talks for Antrel Rolle

Antrel Rolle looks on during a preseaosn game

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Giants veteran safety Antrel Rolle has expressed an interest in remaining with the team for the rest of his career, but it looks like this may be his last season in New York. 

Rolle, 31, said there have been no discussions with the Giants about extending his deal. He is in the final year of a five-year, $37 million contract he signed in 2010. 

Rolle doesn't appear troubled...

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