T-Rock's Take on the Giants
After a dreadful 0-6 start, the Giants have won three games in a row and suddenly find their season very much alive in a wild NFC East.
But what’s changed about this team that not so long ago looked helpless?
During their 0-6 start, the Giants favored the pass by more than a 2-1 ratio. The offense attempted 233 passes (38.8 per game) and running backs had 113 carries (18.8...Read more »
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 »
Andre Brown says he’d be “pretty close” to returning to the field if he were not on injured reserve with a designation to return.
The Giants running back fractured his leg in the preseason finale against the Patriots three weeks ago yesterday, and while he is still wearing a protective boot on his left foot he said the fracture itself has healed.
“I’ll get some more tests this week and...Read more »
Tom Coughlin gave the most optimistic three words yet on the status of Victor Cruz and Jason Pierre-Paul on Wednesday: “Full speed ahead.”
And yes, the two of them were practicing with the Giants on Wednesday in the first gameplan-specific workout of the season. Coughlin admitted that they might wind up being limited on the official injury report that comes out later, but he seemed convinced...Read more »
Da’rel Scott may have picked a great time to have a breakout performance, rushing for 25 yards on 4 carries, having a rushing touchdown overturned, and catching a 6-yard touchdown pass. But he refused to see it that way.
“That’s not good timing,” Scott said of the injury to Andre Brown that probably opened up opportunities for all of the running backs on the roster. “That’s one of our backs...Read more »
Andre Brown knows what he’s in for this week.
“I know I can be in the doghouse when you fumble the ball, especially with Coach Coughlin, I know he’s going to be on me this week about holding onto the ball and my protection,” he said. “I mean, you know, I’m gonna look at it, learn from it, stay positive and make sure I go out here and be effective this week.”
Brown’s fumble in the second...Read more »
Long gone are the days of Brandon Jacobs and Ahmad Bradshaw ruling the Giants’ backfield.
So when Giants running back Andre Brown looks around the locker room these days at his fellow backfield teammates, he’s met with an unfamiliar sight and an unsettling epiphany is conjured: As the oldest running back on the team, it’s his time to step and be a leader.
“Being around Ahmad and Brandon...Read more »