T-Rock's Take on the Giants

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

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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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'Four Downs' for July 22

New York Giants defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul and

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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:

IT’S...

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Practice report 7/22: Giants pick up the pace

Quarterback Eli Manning of the Giants looks to

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As a reporter who tries to jot down a note on every snap in training camp, this summer is going to be a challenge. That’s because the tempo of practice was noticeably quicker than it has been in the past. I don’t have an exact time – I think I’ll try to bring a stopwatch and figure that out in the coming days believe it or not -- but the snaps-per-minute were definitely ramped up.

“There are...

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When healthy, David Wilson ready to shine in Giants' new offense

New York Giants running back David Wilson walks

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Running back David Wilson hasn’t yet played in the Giants’ new offense, but when he does he thinks he’ll be able to flourish.

Why?

"No decisions," he said.

And he’s not the first player to note the simplicity of the system. The wide receivers have been glowing about not having to decipher coverages and signal their intentions back to the quarterback like they used to do under the...

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The growth of Antrel Rolle at safety

Antrel Rolle reacts in the second half of

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Antrel Rolle was the Giants’ best defensive player in 2013. His position coach said he can still be better.

“Antrel is now starting to understand and develop as a safety,” coach Dave Merritt said on Thursday. “He was a corner as we all know, drafted out of Miami. Then all of a sudden he was a safety. He’s now starting to understand the position more than ever. Before, he didn’t see formations,...

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Tom Coughlin to Giants: See you soon

New York Giants head coach Tom Coughlin answers

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The Giants may be on vacation for the next 31 days, but Tom Coughlin made it clear to players that they are still Giants.

“The ‘NY’ never comes off,” he told his players as they departed with the close of minicamp on Thursday.

“We always talk about being smart,” Coughlin said, explaining his message. “Be responsible. Don’t let someone who has nothing invested in your future make decisions...

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