T-Rock's Take on the Giants
Giants defensive tackle Mike Patterson goes up against his old team on Sunday, but the former Eagles' first-round draft pick said there really won't be any added motivation.
Well, kinda sorta.
When we asked Patterson if there was any desire on his part to show the Eagles they were wrong for releasing him in the off-season, he said, "Probably after the game. We'll see...Read more »
Da’Rel Scott was the Giants’ starting running back on Sunday and by some statistical measures was the most productive member of the team’s backfield. Now he’s gone.
Scott was waived to make room on the roster for Dallas Reynolds, a center who most recently played for the Eagles and could be in line to replace David Baas with the Giants if Baas’ neck injury does not improve. Jim Cordle started...Read more »
Hey, someone may have found a team that the Giants can beat!
John Ewing of PredictionMachine.com punched in the numbers just to see what would happen if the top team in the country in college football (Alabama) played the four worst teams in the NFL (the Giants, Jaguars, Steelers and Bucs, all 0-4).
So how did the college kids do? Not too well. Assuming the hypothetical games were played...Read more »
Let’s extrapolate, shall we?
The season is a quarter over, a decent sample size, so now is a good time to project how the rest of the season may play out for the Giants from a statistical point of view. Of course, not many of the numbers will be pretty. But hey, it’s the NFL.
So, here’s a chart that shows some key stats from games one through four and what they should be after 16 games....Read more »
There are some Giants who think losing four straight games is tough. And then there is Cullen Jenkins.
Going back to last year when he was with the Eagles, Jenkins is 1-15 in his last 16 games. That lone win came against the Bucs last December. So what can the veteran defensive tackle tell us about how to handle losing?
“You have to make sure it’s not the mindset,” he said. “You don’t...Read more »
The one salvation for the Giants as they regrouped on Monday to lick the wounds of a fourth straight loss was a glance at the standings.
The Giants may stink, but so does every other team in the division. The Cowboys are on top with a 2-2 record and the Eagles and Redskins each have one victory. For all of their troubles, the Giants are only two games back.
They have an opportunity to...Read more »
There was no sign of relief for the Giants’ offensive line at practice today.
Neither Chris Snee (hip) nor David Baas (neck) were on the field with the team during the portion of the workout open to the media. With one more day of practice remaining, there continues to be slimmer and slimmer chances that the two veterans will be ready to play on Sunday in Kansas City.
David Diehl did...Read more »
Hakeem Nicks may not be able to throw passes to himself, but the Giants are convinced that he wasn’t throwing darts either.
“A little bit of this has gotten a little out of proportion, that he didn’t mean it that way or intend it that way,” Tom Coughlin said of Nicks’ comments after he had zero catches and only one target against the Panthers. “I know that it doesn’t matter. It’s what you...Read more »
The Giants had a good practice today.
Big deal. Congratulations. The Giants are still undefeated from Monday through Saturday.
As we’ve seen in the past few weeks, their good practices aren’t translating to the games on Sunday. And no one seems to understand why.
“We’re just not getting anything done on gameday,” Prince Amukamara said. “There’s really no secret recipe. It seems...Read more »
The Giants’ bandwagon may be emptying these days, but the players don’t have much need for those who are bailing.
“They ain’t real fans,” Jason Pierre-Paul said. “If they gave up, they ain’t real Giants’ fans. At the end of the day, we’ll never give up on ourselves.”
Justin Tuck also addressed those who have thrown in the towel.
“Don’t be a fair-weather fan,” he said. “It’s about...Read more »