T-Rock's Take on the Giants

Crisis at running back averted: Brown and Hillis return to practice field

Andre Brown tries to get around the tackle

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The Giants’ crisis at running back has been downgraded to a concern.

Both Andre Brown and Peyton Hillis were listed as limited participants in Wednesday’s practice, an indication that both had cleared the NFL’s concussion protocols and are on their way towards being available on Sunday against the Redskins.

The Giants didn’t have a full practice, just a jog-through. The injury report...

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Give it away, give it away, give it away, give it away now!

Antrel Rolle intercepts a pass in the first

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‘Tis the season of giving, and that’s exactly what these two teams have done for most of the year.

The Giants lead the NFL with 39 turnovers while the Lions are second with 31. The two teams have a combined turnover differential of minus-30. With the Giants offense struggling, defensive coordinator Perry Fewell put the pressure on his unit to force the Lions to keep up that pace.

“You’ve...

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Perry Fewell wasn't frustrated with Giants' offense, game should have been a 0-0 tie

Giants defensive coordinator Perry Fewell speaks to the

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A lot of defensive players were upset at the offense after last week’s 23-0 loss to the Seahawks. Was defensive coordinator Perry Fewell upset as well?

“No,” he said on Thursday. “There have been plenty of times when we didn’t play very good and our offense has bailed our (butt) out and I was loving on them and thanking them for that. It’s a team game. We all work together. Some days we’re...

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Dallas Reynolds says he's ready, no matter who plays QB

Eli Manning looks on as he walks back

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Eli Manning said he’ll play no matter who is blocking for him.

Funny, because Dallas Reynolds said he’ll block no matter who is behind him.

Reynolds, one of the last available pieces of the offensive line who may be pushed into action on Sunday against the Lions and the ferocious front of Ndamukong Suh and Nick Fairley, said he was not surprised that Manning chose to play behind the...

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Corey Webster put on IR, days with Giants likely over

Giants cornerback Corey Webster looks on during training

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The Corey Webster Watch ends not with a return to the field but with him being placed on injured reserve and unlikely to ever return to the field, at least with the Giants.

Webster, who played in just four games this season and none since Oct. 27 against the Eagles, is in the final year of his contract. He took a substantial paycut to remain with the team this season, but groin, hip and, lastly,...

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Giants clinch third place in NFC East!

Rueben Randle, right, celebrates his touchdown with tight

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Here’s some good news for Giants fans: Things can’t get worse! At least not in terms of the NFC East standings!

According to the Giants and the Elias Sports Bureau, the Giants will finish in third place in the division no matter what happens in the season’s final two weeks. It may have gone unrecognized at the time on Sunday, but here's the math from the team’s weekly notes:

“If they...

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Simms says Eli, Giants have hit 'rock bottom,' calls for 'big overhaul'

Phil Simms, guest host Dan Marino, left, and

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Phil Simms says Eli Manning and the Giants have hit “rock bottom.”

After Sunday’s 23-0 loss to the Seahawks in which the Giants’ quarterback threw a career-high five interceptions and set the franchise record for most picks in his career, Simms addressed the mess that his former team has become on today’s episode of NFL Monday QB on CBS Sports Network.

“Sometimes you just have to hit...

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Coughlin sticking with Gilbride as OC

Giants offensive coordinator Kevin Gilbride speaks with the

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Despite the first home shutout since 1995, the first season with two shutouts since 1996, a quarterback on the verge of setting the franchise record for most interceptions in a season and the first losing season since 2004, Tom Coughlin said that he’s sticking with offensive coordinator Kevin Gilbride.

Asked if he continues to have faith in his offensive coaches, Coughlin said simply: “Yes....

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Terrell Thomas reaches new heights (about 12k feet) in his workouts

The detail from the mask to the chest

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Darth Vader? No, it’s just Terrell Thomas.

Although it’s easy to see where the two can be confused, especially on Wednesdays when the Giants cornerback strolls into the locker room wearing a space-age looking triangular mask over his nose and mouth and breathing audibly, just like the Star Wars villain.

What Thomas is actually doing is trying to make his workouts more efficient and wearing...

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No surgery needed for JPP, who says he will 'never shut it down'

Jason Pierre-Paul rushes during a game against the

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Jason Pierre-Paul said he will not “shut it down” this season because of the injured right shoulder that has kept him out of the last two games, but that may just be semantics because the defensive end seems unlikely to play again this season. A second-opinion on the injury showed no need for surgery, only rest, and with just three games remaining there may not be time for him to heal enough to...

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