T-Rock's Take on the Giants

Jon Beason happy to see Panthers playing well (but thinks it should have been a penalty)

Carolina Panthers' Luke Kuechly blocks New England Patriots'

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Add Jon Beason to the list of people who thought that there should have been a penalty called at the end of Monday night’s game between the Panthers and the Patriots.

“Sometimes they make calls and it never ceases to amaze me,” he said. “I’m always surprised by the outcome.”

Beason said he thinks that as long as the pass is in the field of play that it shouldn’t be called “uncatchable.”...

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Was Chase Blackburn's insight the difference on Sunday?

Chase Blackburn reacts after sacking Green Bay Packers

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There is speculation that linebacker Chase Blackburn was an integral part of the Panthers’ 38-0 win over his former team by providing detailed notes and tips on facing the Giants. Mathias Kiwanuka gave that theory some credence, but ultimately said it was not Blackburn who beat the Giants.

“That definitely contributed,” Kiwanuka said on ESPN Radio in New York. “I have to give Chase a lot of...

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Terrell Thomas and Thomas Davis will share a bond on the field this Sunday

Giants cornerback Terrell Thomas makes a catch during

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Game notes for NFL teams usually have a section in which they point out the various connections between the two teams. Guys who played together in college, coached together a lifetime ago, or grew up in the same hometown. And there will be plenty of those when the Giants face the Panthers on Sunday.

But Giants cornerback Terrell Thomas and Panthers linebacker Thomas Davis have a connection...

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Lots of connections between middle linebackers on Giants, Panthers

Mark Herzlich lines up during the first quarter

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It’ll be a middle linebacker reunion in Carolina this weekend when Mark Herzlich gets to see the player he mentored in college and the player who mentored him in the NFL.

Herzlich was a few years ahead of Panthers emerging star Luke Kuechly when they were teammates at Boston College and they remain close friends. Kuechly’s backup in Carolina is Chase Blackburn, the player Herzlich played behind...

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Chase Blackburn, Domenik Hixon prepping to face old team

Domenik Hixon looks on during a game against

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Domenik Hixon usually studies his upcoming opponents by watching film and jotting down notes. This week, he said, it’s strange because the names he is writing down are so familiar.

“Writing down my friends’ names who I played with has been a little different,” Hixon said. “But knowing those guys and playing with them for so long, I know what I’m going to get.”

Hixon is just one former...

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Giants begin 'must-win' week with a spirited practice

Brandon Jacobs #34 of the Giants celebrates his

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As we’ve seen in the past, a good week of practice is not guaranteed to transfer over to the game on Sunday. But today’s practice, many players agreed, had a little more spark and energy and fire than just a regular Wednesday workout. The Giants are 0-2 and going to Carolina for what nearly everyone considers a must-win game. They began their preparations as if their season is on the line.

“We...

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Hixon and Blackburn barely playing in Carolina

Chase Blackburn celebrates during a game against the

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So, what’s up with our old friends in Carolina?

Former Giants Chase Blackburn and Domenik Hixon both signed with the Panthers this offseason, but so far neither is making much of an impact. Blackburn has yet to play a down on defense and while he has been seeing the field on special teams quite a bit he’s come up with just one tackle in two games. Hixon, meanwhile, did not play in the opener...

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