T-Rock's Take on the Giants

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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Tom Coughlin describes 'emotional tug-of-war' between family and team after brother's death

Tom Coughlin speaks to the media during training

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Tom Coughlin described the loss of his brother John earlier this week and his responsibilities with the Giants as “an emotional tug-of-war.”

Coughlin has not spoken much about it, either in public or with his team. He noted it in a meeting on Wednesday to the players and then moved on to the Panthers. But it has been difficult for him to balance between being an NFL head coach and the patriarch...

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A healthy Damontre Moore could spark the pass rush

New York Giants' Damontre Moore blocks a punt

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The Giants’ pass rush is awful. How awful? There are 26 players in the league who have at least as many sacks as the Giants have as a team. And Sunday, despite talking all week about the need to hit Peyton Manning to make him uncomfortable, they were credited with only two hits and no sacks.

“We’re better than that, we’re better than that,” Coughlin said. “And when we do get there we have...

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Giants focused on fixing their own problems

Eli Manning (10) leaves the field after throwing

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One of the first things Tom Coughlin said about the Carolina Panthers on Wednesday was that “they do not beat themselves.”

No one would say the same about the Giants. That’s why this week is not so much about who the Giants are playing or the danger of falling to 0-3. Coughlin’s introduction of the opponent this week should have included a snapshot of his own team.

“We gotta get our...

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Giants say 'we've done it before' ... but who is 'we'?

Giants head coach Tom Coughlin speaks to the

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Tom Coughlin pointed it out almost immediately following Sunday’s loss.

“We’ve been 0-2 before, we’ve dug ourselves into a hole before, and been able to fight our way out of it,” he said. “And we did it with ‘team.’”

It is true. In 2007 the Giants started the season with two straight losses and then rallied to win the Super Bowl. Maybe this team will do that, too. Probably it won’t....

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Baas returns to practice, Prince looks close

Giants cornerback Prince Amukamara puts on his helmet

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While most of the attention at practice was on Brandon Jacobs returning to the Giants, perhaps a more significant return was occurring just a few yards away.

David Baas was practicing with the team.

Baas missed the opener while recovering from a sprained MCL and was on the practice field for the first time since that injury today. If he plays on Sunday it could mean a return to normal...

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