T-Rock's Take on the Giants
Giants wide receiver Victor Cruz returned to practice just as he said he would, but he did so wearing some unusual clothing. Instead of donning his normal white jersey with the number 80 on it and his name across the back, Cruz was wearing a red jersey, number 8, with no number. In other words, a non-contact jersey, the kind that quarterbacks typically wear. (This one in particular...Read more »
Just a few weeks ago Jason Pierre-Paul said he might not get back to full health until next season. Today?
“I feel great,” he said Wednesday. “I feel good. I went out there and had a great practice. I’m starting to get that confidence back. I feel good. It’s been eight games and I say I feel like 90 percent now. For those eight games, I’ve been playing like, ‘How’s my back going to take this?’...Read more »
Brandon Myers caught 79 passes for the Raiders last season, but when he became a free agent, the team never even threw an offer in his direction.
Myers wound up signing with the Giants in the offseason and on Sunday he’ll face his former team for the first time. He said he’s glad he wound up where he’s at, but there is still a part of him that took the snub to heart.
“I think anybody...Read more »
The Giants have been waiting for their offense to kick into high gear and start putting up yards and points at the rate they thought they would be when the season began.
Now, after the bye and midway through the campaign, Victor Cruz is done waiting.
“I think it’s time,” he said. “I think we understand what position we’re in, I think we understand that we’re looking at this three-game...Read more »
From the Giants:
The New York Giants will host their 17th annual food drive at MetLife Stadium when they host the Oakland Raiders on Sunday, November 10. Fans are encouraged to bring canned or non-perishable foods and deposit them at any of the Shop & Shop trucks parked at each stadium entrance.
All food collected during the drive will be donated to the Community FoodBank of New...Read more »
Jason Pierre-Paul has admitted that he has not been playing up to the 2011 standard he set for himself. But he also pointed out that neither is anyone on the team, really, and in fact this year’s roster might not be as good as that Super Bowl team.
“We had a number of studs on that team and we was able to get the job done,” Pierre-Paul said. “Here, this team, we’ve still got some similarities,...Read more »
Jon Beason has been a Giant for three weeks. He’d like to stay much much longer.
“I don’t plan on going anywhere, ever,” the linebacker and free agent at the end of this season said today. “Ever.”
Beason, who has led the Giants in tackles in each of his two games as a key part of the defense, has already fallen in love with New York after spending his career as a Pro Bowl player but...Read more »
All things considered, Victor Cruz would rather not be in Philadelphia.
“We don’t enjoy playing there,” the Giants receiver said of the annual trip down the Turnpike. “It’s something we have to do.”
They have to do it on Sunday, returning to Lincoln Financial Field. So what makes it so terrible?
“Just the atmosphere and it’s not the best place we always want to go and play,” Cruz...Read more »
David Baas fought through multiple offseason surgeries to be ready for the start of training camp, an accomplishment he was very proud of. Since the season started, though, it’s been injury after injury. Today, the starting center was put on season-ending injured reserve after re-injuring his knee in Monday night’s game against the Vikings.
Baas played only one full game this season. He missed...Read more »
Peyton Manning is doing something today that Eli Manning hardly ever does. He’s missing practice with an injury.
Big Brother apparently tweaked his ankle and is taking a day off from the workouts today, and he’s expected to be back in the Broncos’ saddle by tomorrow and in time for Sunday’s game. But it’s still enough to send ripples.
So how has Eli been able to avoid injury? Look around...Read more »