T-Rock's Take on the Giants

Adrien Robinson says it's not too late to live up to draft day promise

Giants tight end Adrien Robinson practices during team

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Adrien Robinson believes there is still time to live up to the description Jerry Reese saddled him with on the day he was drafted just over two years ago.

“At the time, I didn’t think much of it, people kept talking about it,” Robinson said last week when talk once again resurfaced of his being introduced to Giants fans as “the JPP of tight ends.” This was at a time when Jason Pierre-Paul...

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Giants go through whole draft without taking a tight end

Giants tight end Adrien Robinson practices during team

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If you thought the Giants’ pre-draft talk about not needing a flashy new tight end from this year’s crop of incoming players was a smokescreen, well, the joke is on you. Because seven picks later, the Giants still have the same four largely unproven players at the position (although they do appear to be signing undrafted free agent Xavier Grimble from USC, the official announcement of which will...

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10 years later, Eli Manning still at the center of the Giants' draft

2004: ELI MANNING Drafted: 1st round, No. 1

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Ten years ago he was the headliner of the Giants’ draft. This year, Eli Manning still had a strong impact on the decisions that were made. His physical status four weeks removed from ankle surgery and the urgency with which the Giants are giving him weapons to return to glory were two key matters this weekend.

First, the players that were added.

“We’re trying like heck,” Jerry Reese...

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Giants on Hard Knocks? 'They'd fire us in a minute,' says Coughlin

Tom Coughlin waves to the crowd as he

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Tom Coughlin just survived his first draft with an NFL Network camera in the Giants’ war room. How did that go?

“There were a few more ties,” he said of the participants who wanted to look their best on television.

Some have speculated that such a breach of the Giants’ privacy was a step towards an appearance on the HBO series “Hard Knocks,” perhaps even this summer. The Giants are one...

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A look at the first-rounders the Giants will face in 2014

North Carolina tight end Eric Ebron, center, poses

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I always have the same reaction whenever something big and newsy takes place:

How does this affect me?

Following that way of thinking, let’s take a look at the first round of the draft from last night through the prism of what it means to the Giants. Obviously they made their pick, but many of the teams on their schedule made picks as well. So here’s a look at what kind of first-rounders...

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Eric Ebron on dropped passes: 'Big whoop!'

North Carolina tight end Eric Ebron is tackled

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So, Eric Ebron … about those drops?

“I do not drop too many passes,” the tight end from North Carolina -- and, some people seem to believe, future Giant – said at the NFL’s Play 60 event in New York on Wednesday. “I had a rough sophomore year, yeah. I learned a new system. My junior year I only dropped four passes out of 63. Big whoop!”

It became a bit of a bigger whoop when he dropped...

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Smile, Giants! You're on Candid (War Room) Camera!

Giants general manager Jerry Reese stands alongside team

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The sanctity of the Giants’ war room is about to be breached.

This week, for the first time ever, cameras will be placed inside the team’s sanctuary to record and broadcast the goings-on as John Mara, Jerry Reese, Tom Coughlin and their assembled advisors determine who they will be selecting in the NFL Draft. The Giants will be one of 16 teams to allow the NFL Network access to the decision-making...

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Peyton visits Yankees, gives Eli update

Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning, right, waves to

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Eli Manning updates can turn up in some pretty strange places. The latest one came today. From Peyton Manning. At Yankee Stadium.

"Eli feels good,” Peyton told reporters while spending some pregame time with the pinstripers this morning, according to our Anthony Rieber. “He was doing some light throwing the other day. Obviously, just upper body. He's disappointed he has to miss some of the...

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So you want to go to the Draft?

Eli Manning, a quarterback from Mississippi, holds a

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There are two ways to get to the NFL Draft. The first is to be genetically gifted as one of the most athletic human beings on earth, work hard to chisel your body into shape, play anywhere from two to four years of college football at an incredibly high level, and get yourself invited by the Commissioner to sit in the green room and wait to hear your name called.

The second way is much easier....

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Victor Cruz looking to hit more home runs in 2014

Victor Cruz greets teammates before a game against

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It wasn’t a perfect season, but you could make the case that Victor Cruz was the only fully functioning part of the Giants offense in 2013. There weren’t any salsas after September, he had the ball ripped from his hands in the critical Cowboys game in November, and he missed the final two games with a knee injury. But he also caught 73 passes for 998 yards – and would have had 1,000 yards if the...

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