T-Rock's Take on the Giants

Tom Coughlin on penalties

A penalty flag is seen after being thrown

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Here is the complete, almost four-minute-long answer that Tom Coughlin gave today regarding the number of penalties being called in the secondary not only against the Giants but around the league. Luckily the Giants transcribed it because I wasn't going to. Anyway, the answer:

"That is the charge that the officials have been given. We talked about this before. I think what our job is we have...

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Practice report 8/11: Corey Washington steals Odell Beckham Jr.'s spotlight

Corey Washington of the Giants catches a pass

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Monday’s practice was about keeping an eye on one rookie receiver. Another one stole the show.

Odell Beckham Jr. returned to the field for the first time in three weeks due to a hamstring injury he suffered on the first day of training camp. He participated in individual drills which included running through a gauntlet of teammates trying to dislodge the ball from his hands and running routes...

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Practice report 8/7: Jets fans show their support, Bowman has two picks, Washington ends it

Corey Washington of the Giants catches a pass

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The Giants’ evening practice today was closed to the public because of the Jets preseason opener being played at MetLife Stadium. But that didn’t stop more than a few Jets fans from rolling down their windows as they drove past the workout and shouting good tidings and support for Eli Manning. One guy kept yelling “You, Tuck! You, Tuck!” over and over again. I had to gently remind the fellow that...

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Practice report 8/6: Soup moves to front burner, WT3 gives Cruz fits, Quarles carted off

Giants wide receiver Marcus Harris #18 catches a

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I could probably do a full practice report focusing on just one player: Marcus Harris.

That’s how big of a day this was for the second-year player (he was on the practice squad last year) who got his first chance to run with the big boys. With Jerrel Jernigan sidelined with a right knee injury, Harris stepped into the starting role for three-receiver sets (Rueben Randle was the other outside...

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Practice report 8/5: Hillis sprains ankle, 3.5 picks for the D, and Soup is on

One Direction members, from left, Louis Tomlinson, Zayn

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A few quick notes from today’s practice, since it was closed to the public thanks to those crazy kids in One Direction, or as I like to call them, 1D.

First, Odell Beckham Jr. did not practice on the two week anniversary of his hamstring injury, but he celebrated the occasion by doing more running on the side than we’ve seen him do since he first left practice. He was doing 100-yarders and...

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Practice report for 7/28: Eli Manning goes deep, Henry Hynoski loses his hat, Victor Cruz waves

Giants quarterback Eli Manning throws a pass during

(Credit: Brad Penner)

It was almost as if Eli Manning was so concerned about defusing the idea that he will no longer throw deep passes in the new West Coast system that he purposely came out chucking it long on Monday. He took several vertical shots down the field, maybe more today than he has all of the previous practices combined.

It would have been a more effective argument if he had completed one of them.

Instead,...

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'Four Downs' for July 25

David Wilson #22 of the Giants runs drills

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Realizing how difficult it can be to keep up with every detail throughout the day, I’ll try to post a digest each night that lets you know what the most significant parts of training camp were so you can at least appear to be in tune with the team when you gather around the water cooler.

Here are the four most important things you need to know about what went down at Giants training camp today:

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Practice report 7/25: Kennard hits, Eli falls, and Coughlin yells

Devon Kennard of the Giants looks on during

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And here I thought Devon Kennard looked good when he wasn’t allowed to hit people. Put the kid in shoulder pads and … whoa boy!

The rookie linebacker – let me rephrase that, rookie STARTING linebacker – made the hit of the day early on in the team’s first practice with shoulder pads. It was during a special teams drill in which he was to drop back and set up to block an on-coming gunner. In...

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'Four Downs' for July 24

Jason Pierre-Paul of the Giants looks on during

(Credit: Mike Stobe)

Realizing how difficult it can be to keep up with every detail throughout the day, I’ll try to post a digest each night that lets you know what the most significant parts of training camp were so you can at least appear to be in tune with the team when you gather around the water cooler.

Here are the four most important things you need to know about what went down at Giants training camp today:

1....

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Practice report 7/24: Eli and Cruz get back together, but it's Painter who goes deep

Victor Cruz, second from right, runs into the

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It’s expected to be the most dynamic combination the Giants will have this season, and it took three days for it to finally show up. I speak, of course, of the Eli Manning pass to Victor Cruz. For the first two practices that connection had been non-existent (at least in 11-on-11 team drills). But today, it finally appeared.

Manning hit Cruz on a slant on the right side early in the no-huddle...

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