T-Rock's Take on the Giants

Are the Giants a run-first team now?

Giants running back Andre Brown (no. 35) takes

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The Giants’ offense had more net rushing yards than passing yards in Sunday’s win over the Raiders, the first time that’s happened in almost three full seasons. Eli Manning said in his WFAN appearance Monday evening that was largely due to the Oakland defense, which was “stubborn” in keeping two safeties back.

“I was itching to throw the ball some more but they were staying back there,” he...

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John Mara to be honored at Friday's Champions for Children Gala for Jay Fund

New York Giants owner John Mara speaks at

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Coming off the first win of the season, all of the Giants who will attend the Tom Coughlin Jay Fund Champions for Children Gala on Friday night should be in a good mood. Especially the one who is being honored.

John Mara, president and CEO of the team, will be one of this year’s honorees. Along with Frank J.Bisignano, CEO of First Data Corporation, he will be recognized for “civic leadership...

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Even Eli's backup doesn't think he should be benched

Even the guy who would benefit the most from benching Eli Manning seems to be against the idea.

“Eli is our quarterback and I think he’s doing a great job and he’ll continue to do a great job,” backup quarterback Curtis Painter said (apparently using the word “great” as a euphemism for “interception-prone”). Manning leads the league with 15 interceptions and some questions have started to...

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Phil Simms doesn't listen to Tom Coughlin, goes and blames Eli Manning

Giants quarterback Eli Manning walks to the sidelines

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Tom Coughlin wanted us to stop maligning his quarterback. But one of Eli Manning’s predecessors says sorry, that’s part of the deal.

“You always have to give a lot of the blame to the quarterback, especially when you’re throwing interceptions at the numbers that he has,” said Phil Simms on this evening’s broadcast of “NFL Monday QB” on CBS Sports Network. “All quarterbacks know this situation.”

Simms...

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Spencer Paysinger appreciated Tom Coughlin 'taking the bullet' for losses, but disagrees

Spencer Paysinger of the New York Giants takes

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Tom Coughlin tried to shield the players from criticism today by saying that the blame for the 0-5 start should be placed squarely on his own shoulders.

“What should happen is people should shift it to me,” he said of the blame.

Of course that’s not entirely true. And Spencer Paysinger, for one, knows it.

“Coach Coughlin, he’s one of the best coaches I’ve ever had,” Paysinger said....

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Coughlin: Don't blame Eli, blame me!

Giants head coach Tom Coughlin reacts during the

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A day after he called some of Eli Manning’s plays “almost unbelievable” and “terrible” in the wake of the loss to the Eagles, Tom Coughlin made it clear that not even the three interceptions that doomed the Giants were entirely the quarterback’s fault.

“I know that we’re maligning my quarterback today, and believe me there’s a bunch of people involved in that,” Coughlin said. “Those things...

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'We'll see'? Not for David Diehl, who says he's starting

David Diehl emphatically celebrates a Giants win. (Oct.

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David Diehl isn’t waiting to see.

The veteran offensive linemen who missed the first four games with thumb surgery (he was active last week but did not play) trampled over Tom Coughlin’s line of “we’ll see” when he was asked about changes in the lineup for Sunday, pancaking it like a defensive lineman with a blindspot. Diehl made it clear that yes, there will be changes from last week, and...

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Giants not upset that Hakeem Nicks wasn't really upset

Hakeem Nicks of the New York Giants hauls

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Hakeem Nicks may not be able to throw passes to himself, but the Giants are convinced that he wasn’t throwing darts either.

“A little bit of this has gotten a little out of proportion, that he didn’t mean it that way or intend it that way,” Tom Coughlin said of Nicks’ comments after he had zero catches and only one target against the Panthers. “I know that it doesn’t matter. It’s what you...

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Giants injuries mounting

An official checks on center David Baas at

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It’s not just the Giants’ record that’s hurting.

At least 10 players will appear on today’s injury report – one of them, FB Henry Hynoski, having already been moved to injured reserve – and six others did not participate in today’s practice. Last week on Wednesday, the Giants had just two names on their injury report.

Not working today were: offensive linemen David Baas (neck) and Chris...

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O-line could see changes due more to injuries than poor play

Giants guard Chris Snee speaks to the media

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A day after one of the worst showings by the Giants offensive line in some time, two veteran pieces of the group had MRIs to determine if they can continue to play.

Guard Chris Snee and center David Baas, both of whom underwent offseason surgery, were examined on Monday. Snee is coming off hip surgery this offseason while Baas, who missed the opening game with a sprained MCL and had several...

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