T-Rock's Take on the Giants
Tom Coughlin pointed it out almost immediately following Sunday’s loss.
“We’ve been 0-2 before, we’ve dug ourselves into a hole before, and been able to fight our way out of it,” he said. “And we did it with ‘team.’”
It is true. In 2007 the Giants started the season with two straight losses and then rallied to win the Super Bowl. Maybe this team will do that, too. Probably it won’t....Read more »
Kevin Gilbride said the two interceptions on screen passes Sunday against the Cowboys were “two completely different” plays. They did have one common component, though: an inexperienced running back who made a bad adjustment.
“One was a play action screen,” the offensive coordinator said today, “and you hope that the defensive end (DeMarcus Ware) goes one way, while he ended up coming underneath....Read more »
Dan Connor signed a one-year contract with the Giants. It turned out to be a one-game deal.
The starting middle linebacker who left Sunday’s opener with a burner just before halftime was placed on season-ending injured reserve today. Connor also suffered a burner against the Patriots in the preseason finale.
The Giants were awarded linebacker Allen Bradford off waivers from Seattle to...Read more »
Jerry Jones accused the Giants -- and without naming him directly, Cullen Jenkins -- of faking injuries in Sunday’s game against the Cowboys. Today, Jenkins fired back.
“I don’t know what he saw if he thinks I was faking,” Jenkins said. “Maybe he can get his son-in-law to clean his glasses a little better next time so he can see what’s going on out there.”
And Jenkins wasn’t through....Read more »
The Giants are certainly relieved not to have to face Von Miller, a Defensive Player of the Year candidate currently serving a six-game suspension for violating the NFL’s substance abuse police and continuing to find himself in more trouble on an almost daily basis.
But there is one Giants player who is disappointed that Miller won’t be making the trip to New Jersey this weekend.
That’d...Read more »
Brandon Jacobs played in only two games and took five handoffs during his season with the 49ers. But he said he knew his career wasn’t over because the very team that was keeping him on the bench was also keeping him on the roster.
“I didn’t think it was done when they didn’t want to release me,” said Jacobs, who was finally let go just before the playoffs. “I was told point blank: ‘Do I look...Read more »
David Wilson wasn’t quite aware of what folks were saying about him on Twitter and through other social media outlets after he fumbled twice in the opener in Dallas. But then …
“I started using my other phone and the notifications came in at the top,” he said.
They weren’t good. Questions about his dedication, his ability, accusations from people who had lost fantasy football games because...Read more »
Justin Tuck doesn’t get to decide which quarterback he’d rather have playing on his team. But if he did, he’d choose the one he has now.
“Eli has been in the league less years and has more Super Bowls,” Tuck said when asked to decide – hypothetically – between Eli and Peyton Manning. “That makes him the quarterback I’m going to go with.”
What he didn’t say, though, is that Eli is “better”...Read more »
While most of the attention at practice was on Brandon Jacobs returning to the Giants, perhaps a more significant return was occurring just a few yards away.
David Baas was practicing with the team.
Baas missed the opener while recovering from a sprained MCL and was on the practice field for the first time since that injury today. If he plays on Sunday it could mean a return to normal...Read more »
The last guy to wear the number 34 jersey here was Laron Scott, a 5-9, 184 pound cornerback who was with the Giants in training camp. Today, a 6-4, 265 pounder was wearing it.
Brandon Jacobs participated in his first practice with the Giants since the week leading up to Super Bowl XLVI, and his first since re-signing with the team on Tuesday. The running back was wearing a different number...Read more »