T-Rock's Take on the Giants
David Wilson, Kregg Lumpkin, Ryan Torain. That’s not the backfield the Giants imagined for themselves to come down the stretch with. A rookie and two guys who hadn’t played football this season until they were signed about two weeks ago.
Can they handle it?
“I feel like we can,” Lumpkin said. “We’re putting in a lot of work, a lot of hours, just trying to make sure we have all the right...Read more »
Jack Hagerty was the first Giants player to return a kickoff for a touchdown, bringing one back against the Buffalo Bisons on Nov. 5, 1929. He was not, I am fairly certain, named the NFC Special Teams Player of the Week for that accomplishment. Nor do records indicate that he celebrated with a back flip in the end zone.
David Wilson was the most recent Giants player to return a kickoff for...Read more »
Now that the Giants have their dog, Antrel Rolle says it’s not going back on the leash.
The Giants’ safety who last week sparked the team to be nastier and then backed up those words with strong play against the Saints on Sunday, was back on the radio for his weekly WFAN spot on Tuesday. Rolle said that the Giants have not intention of letting up after finding their ferocity.
“We have...Read more »
Think of the New Orleans Saints and what likely is the first thing that comes to mind? Well, aside from “Bountygate” and that ongoing scandal.
The vaunted passing attack, of course.
The Saints are averaging 306 yards per game through the air – second most in the NFL – and Drew Brees already has thrown for 3,674 yards and a league-high 31 touchdowns. A season after setting the NFL record...Read more »
Hakeem Nicks and Ahmad Bradshaw returned to practice on Friday for the Giants, but safety Kenny Phillips rode the stationary bike and is listed as doubtful for Sunday's game against the Saints.
Phillips, against the Packers, aggravated a sprained MCL that cost him six games this season. He did play sparingly on Monday against the Redskins, but his inability to practice all week makes it unlikely...Read more »
Antrel Rolle didn’t name names, but Osi Umenyiora was surely one of the teammates he had in mind – along with others – when he said this week that the Giants are too lovey-dovey towards opponents when they talk about them in the week leading up to games. It was Osi, remember, who said he would call Robert Griffin III “Sir” prior to their last outing, who said he had given up on trying to get sacks...Read more »
Hakeem Nicks is back on the injury report, a list he can’t seem to escape this season.
The Giants’ wide receiver was inactive during today’s practice and riding a stationary bicycle in the injury area. It’s presumably the same knee injury that has given him trouble all year on and off that had him sidelined today. He was not on yesterday’s injury report and played against the Redskins on Monday...Read more »
The Giants have their first ever Seawolf.
Paul Fenaroli, a center at Stony Brook University for four seasons, was signed to the Giants’ practice squad on Wednesday. It’s about 65 miles from Stony Brook University to the Giants’ training facility at the Timex Performance Center, but it’s taken Fenaroli a couple of years to get here.
After finishing his career at Stony Brook he played...Read more »
Jim Cordle was initially upset that he let the team down. Then, after a while, he started to worry that he’d let himself and his NFL dreams down.
The backup offensive lineman was concerned he might not have a job to come back to this week after a pair of holding penalties on kickoff returns cost the Giants in Monday’s 17-16 loss to the Redskins. On some teams, mistakes like those would lead...Read more »
Is there such a thing as unicorn tears?
That’s what Packers safety Jerron McMillian said cost his team 15 penalty yards and a $21,000 fine from the league after a hit on Martellus Bennett – the self-titled Black Unicorn – on Sunday night.
“I guess it’s for the well-being of whoever was down, because I guess he was crying and whatnot,” McMillian told reporters in Green Bay this week....Read more »