T-Rock's Take on the Giants
The Giants’ pass rush is awful. How awful? There are 26 players in the league who have at least as many sacks as the Giants have as a team. And Sunday, despite talking all week about the need to hit Peyton Manning to make him uncomfortable, they were credited with only two hits and no sacks.
“We’re better than that, we’re better than that,” Coughlin said. “And when we do get there we have...Read more »
One of the first things Tom Coughlin said about the Carolina Panthers on Wednesday was that “they do not beat themselves.”
No one would say the same about the Giants. That’s why this week is not so much about who the Giants are playing or the danger of falling to 0-3. Coughlin’s introduction of the opponent this week should have included a snapshot of his own team.
“We gotta get our...Read more »
Justin Tuck will spend this week trying to make sure the Giants are fired up and passionate. Yesterday, though, he spent some time trying to get New York City middle schoolers fired up and passionate about reading.
Tuck launched the sixth season of his Tuck’s R.U.S.H. for Literacy campaign which encourages young students to read. The event took place yesterday at the headquarters of Scholastic...Read more »
So, what’s up with our old friends in Carolina?
Former Giants Chase Blackburn and Domenik Hixon both signed with the Panthers this offseason, but so far neither is making much of an impact. Blackburn has yet to play a down on defense and while he has been seeing the field on special teams quite a bit he’s come up with just one tackle in two games. Hixon, meanwhile, did not play in the opener...Read more »
Antrel Rolle is a captain now. This is what he said about the team:
“We need to understand that and we need to get extremely better. Not just a little bit better, but a whole lot better. Like I said, that’s in all three phases of the game and I think that we’re not finishing games. I don’t think we’re playing with the excitement, the enthusiasm. What it looks like from the sideline, and outside...Read more »
Prince Amukamara to magazine on his sobriety and virginity: 'Some people call me the black Tim Tebow'
Prince Amukamara is engaged and is planning to get married in mid-February, right after the Super Bowl. It turns out that will be a bigger deal than we knew.
In an interview with Muscle & Fitness Magazine, which named him to its 2013 All-Stregth Team, the Giants’ starting cornerback talks about how he has never even had a sip of alcohol in his life and proudly proclaims himself to be a...Read more »
Tom Coughlin pointed it out almost immediately following Sunday’s loss.
“We’ve been 0-2 before, we’ve dug ourselves into a hole before, and been able to fight our way out of it,” he said. “And we did it with ‘team.’”
It is true. In 2007 the Giants started the season with two straight losses and then rallied to win the Super Bowl. Maybe this team will do that, too. Probably it won’t....Read more »
Kevin Gilbride said the two interceptions on screen passes Sunday against the Cowboys were “two completely different” plays. They did have one common component, though: an inexperienced running back who made a bad adjustment.
“One was a play action screen,” the offensive coordinator said today, “and you hope that the defensive end (DeMarcus Ware) goes one way, while he ended up coming underneath....Read more »
Dan Connor signed a one-year contract with the Giants. It turned out to be a one-game deal.
The starting middle linebacker who left Sunday’s opener with a burner just before halftime was placed on season-ending injured reserve today. Connor also suffered a burner against the Patriots in the preseason finale.
The Giants were awarded linebacker Allen Bradford off waivers from Seattle to...Read more »
Jerry Jones accused the Giants -- and without naming him directly, Cullen Jenkins -- of faking injuries in Sunday’s game against the Cowboys. Today, Jenkins fired back.
“I don’t know what he saw if he thinks I was faking,” Jenkins said. “Maybe he can get his son-in-law to clean his glasses a little better next time so he can see what’s going on out there.”
And Jenkins wasn’t through....Read more »