T-Rock's Take on the Giants
We know the four teams on the Giants’ preseason schedule, but only one of the dates and times of the games. That one is in Week 2 of the preseason when the Giants will host the Colts at 8 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 18. That game will be televised nationally on FOX.
As for the other games, the schedule is a bit nebulous. The Giants open on the road against the Steelers and will play at some point...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 »
So much for the three-safety look.
After planning to deploy the familiar scheme this week against a team that relies heavily on three-receiver sets, the Giants will be without one of the three safeties needed to form the trifecta. Kenny Phillips, who has missed the last four games with a knee injury, will miss a fifth. He is inactive despite practicing this week.
Also inactive is TE...Read more »
Most people wondered whether Stevie Brown would still have a roll in the Giants’ secondary once Kenny Phillips came back from his knee injury. Turns out the Giants were thinking just the opposite and trying to figure out how Phillips would fit in with Brown still on the field.
Defensive coordinator Perry Fewell said yesterday that having all three of the Giants’ safeties healthy is “a good...Read more »
Sean Locklear’s days as a starting linemen for the Giants are over, at least for the foreseeable future.
The veteran who started the first two games of the season at left tackle and the last six at right tackle, said he was told today that he will be the team’s sixth lineman against the Steelers. That means David Diehl will return to the starting lineup at right tackle.
“It’s just what...Read more »
Where ‘Trel at? Well, today, he was on the field.
The Giants’ safety was participating in practice today, having apparently cleared the concussion protocols that kept him sidelined on Wednesday. Rolle hit his head on the turf late in the game against the Cowboys and missed the final two minutes. He had to go through NFL-mandated screenings before getting back on the field.
David Baas...Read more »