T-Rock's Take on the Giants
One of the games that has stuck with the Giants from 2012 to now was the Week 4 loss to the Eagles, a 19-17 decision that ended with Lawrence Tynes coming up short on a 54-yard field goal attempt with 15 seconds left. Another few feet of distance on that kick and the Giants would have made the playoffs.
It seems they do not want to come up short again, whether it be on a field goal attempt...Read more »
It didn’t work out all that well last time, but Eli Manning still thinks he’ll be able to take a few notes and nuggets from his brother Peyton as he prepares for the Ravens … the team Peyton and the Broncos just beat.
It’s only the fourth time in their careers that the Mannings are facing the same team in back-to-week weeks, but it’s the second time this season. Eli picked Peyton’s brain in...Read more »
Keith Rivers spent the first four years of his career with the Bengals, during which he played in 35 games and missed 29. So his being inactive today for his return to Cincinnati may be somewhat appropriate. Rivers will miss a second straight game with a calf injury and his fifth so far this season, his first with the Giants.
Byt the way, the gift shop here at Paul Bron Stadium had a display...Read more »
Prince Amukamara did not make any threats towards A.J. Green. He did not say he would answer the receiver’s comments with his pads, as Antrel Rolle did. Nor did he recommend that Green duck if he sees him, as Rolle did.
No, Prince is much more subtle than that.
What he did was point out that while Green is a “flawless” receiver, for some reason there aren’t many defenses in the league...Read more »
There’s usually some mixed emotions for a special teams performer when a player makes a big play against an opponent the week before he faces that team. That’s the conundrum for David Wilson. The Giants’ dangerous kickoff returner saw Trindon Holliday return a kickoff 105 yards for a touchdown against the Bengals last week. But he was unsure if that means there is a vulnerability there, or if the...Read more »
A.J. Green thinks there are plenty of places to make plays against the Giants’ secondary. And he isn’t afraid to tell them.
Appearing on WFAN this morning, the Bengals’ receiver took a shot at the Giants’ secondary and it’s recent lapses by telling hosts Boomer Esiason and Craig Carton: “I feel like they’ve got a lot of holes in their defense.”
OK, Green did have some praise. But not...Read more »
Asked about the middle of the Giants’ run defense against the Steelers, Tom Coughlin used a four-letter word as far as football players are concerned.
“It was soft, it was soft, no question,” Coughlin said. “It was soft early … We got mushed a little bit up front. Their big bodies knocked us back.”
Asked about being called soft, some defensive tackles took a bit of umbrage.
“That’s...Read more »
Tom Coughlin normally drops in on Eli Manning in the quarterbacks room on Tuesdays to say hello, go over a few things, make sure he and Manning are moving forward together. On Tuesday, following one of the poorest performances of Manning’s career – certainly the worst in the regular season since he became a Super Bowl winner in 2007 – Coughlin again stopped by. This time, though, the two spoke in...Read more »
Tom Coughlin channeled his inner LL Cool J when discussing Kenny Phillips’ knee injury today.
Don’t call it a setback, he said.
Whatever he calls it, it will keep Phillips out for Sunday’s game against the Bengals and allow him to rest his ailing knee through the bye week. Coughlin said the team has shut their safety down until at least the Nov. 25 game against the Packers.
"It's...Read more »
The Giants might have an advantage against the Bengals this week because they sent their most trusted scout out to Cincinnati last weekend: Peyton Manning.
This will be only the third time in NFL history (at least the history since both brothers were in the league starting in 2004) that the Manning Brothers will face the same opponent in consecutive weeks. It will, however, be the first time...Read more »