T-Rock's Take on the Giants

Justin Tuck is feeling good, and it shows (even off the field)

Justin Tuck #91 of the New York Giants

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I’ve been to many, many off-the-field events headlined by Justin Tuck over the last few years, which says a lot more about his commitment to the community than my doggedness in reporting about him. From his Tuck’s RUSH for Literacy campaign to other endeavors with school-aged kids, he always has time to talk to the students, pose for pictures, sign autographs, hand out books and, of course, give...

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Hard Knocks for the Giants? Tuck says league is 'trippin'

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In a scene that could conceivably become part of the trailer for next year’s string of episodes, Justin Tuck was asked today about the new NFL rule that could force a team to be filmed on “Hard Knocks.”

“The NFL is trippin’,” Tuck said. “Seriously. How you gonna pass a rule to force you to be on Hard Knocks? … That’s hilarious. Wow. That’s hilarious.”

They NFL did that on Tuesday. Of...

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Have you given up? Giants say you're not a 'real' fan if you have

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The Giants’ bandwagon may be emptying these days, but the players don’t have much need for those who are bailing.

“They ain’t real fans,” Jason Pierre-Paul said. “If they gave up, they ain’t real Giants’ fans. At the end of the day, we’ll never give up on ourselves.”

Justin Tuck also addressed those who have thrown in the towel.

“Don’t be a fair-weather fan,” he said. “It’s about...

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Justin Tuck fires up young readers

Giants defensive end Justin Tuck practices during team

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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...

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Justin Tuck makes the case for Eli over Peyton Manning

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Justin Tuck doesn’t get to decide which quarterback he’d rather have playing on his team. But if he did, he’d choose the one he has now.

“Eli has been in the league less years and has more Super Bowls,” Tuck said when asked to decide – hypothetically – between Eli and Peyton Manning. “That makes him the quarterback I’m going to go with.”

What he didn’t say, though, is that Eli is “better”...

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Justin Tuck: Giants have the talent to be No. 1 defense in the NFL

Giants defensive end Justin Tuck stretches during a

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The Giants' defense was ranked 31st in the NFL last season, but Justin Tuck believes they can do better. About 30 spots better.

“The ceiling is the No.1 defense,” Tuck said Thursday. “That has to be the ceiling. That has to be your thought process. I don’t think anybody in that defensive meeting room can allow themselves to think that we can’t do that.”

That’s a pretty high bar to set,...

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Practice report: Giants D goes 'multiple,' Hosley looks sharp, Randle shaken up but returns

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The Giants lined up in so many wacky, unorthodox formations on defense today, that there were times when it was hard to tell if they were actually practicing those looks for use in games or just experimenting. But there is definitely something different in this season’s defense (after finishing 31st, there’d better be!) and the Giants are playing it pretty close to the vest when it comes to talking...

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Practice report: Pugh returns, Damonster is mashed, Barden needs just one hand

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Well, the big news of the day was Antrel Rolle going down with an ankle injury, the severity of which has yet to be determined. But practice went on without him once he was carted off and the flow of injured players returning to the field and those leaving it continued.

Let’s start with the ones who returned to action. Chris Snee (hip) was taking pretty much all of the first-team reps at right...

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