T-Rock's Take on the Giants

Another day, another starting o-line for the Giants

David Diehl emphatically celebrates a Giants win. (Oct.

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Remember about 20 hours ago when the Giants’ offensive line had a new look? Scratch that one.

The Giants will return to the lab to concoct another five-man compound on their offensive line after veteran tackle-turned-guard David Diehl was diagnosed with instability in his right thumb which will require surgery. Diehl will be out for six weeks, meaning that another gap on the line must be filled.

Yesterday...

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Practice report: Debut of new O-line, Eli hits Randle twice, Rolle coming along

Justin Pugh, right, looks to block linebacker Keith

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There wasn’t much in the way of live action at today’s practice as most of it was done off cards. But that doesn’t mean there wasn’t news.

For instance, we saw the new shape of the Giants’ offensive line for the first time. With David Baas out for a few weeks, the team decided to make three moves to replace him. They shifted Kevin Boothe from left guard to center, moved David Diehl from right...

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Giants more focused on their own issues than the Jets this week

New York Jets head coach Rex Ryan, right,

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It's Jets Week!

Although it's hard to tell. Not much in the way of animosity between these two teams lately, at least not since things were pretty much settled back on Christmas Eve two years ago.

But the annual preseason meeting between the two teams from New York -- co-hosts of Super Bowl XLVIII, it should be noted -- does bring about a sense of urgency. It is, afterall, Week 3 of...

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Tom Coughlin flagged for 'foolish' penalty

Head coach Tom Coughlin of the New York

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Tom Coughlin channeled his inner Earl Weaver at halftime when he came onto the field as the players headed to the locker room and confronted referee Ed Hochuli about a 15-yard unsportsmanlike conduct penalty that was called against him on the Giants bench. The two had a brief but (for Coughlin, at least) heated exchange.

Later, though, Coughlin was mostly apologetic about the incident that...

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Tom Coughlin does not want his players reading this blog post or anything else

Tom Coughlin shouts during a game against the

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I don’t know which of my media brethren (and sisteren) are writing such glowing things about the Giants, but Tom Coughlin wants you to knock it off. At the very least, he wants his players to stop reading those kind comments and optimistic outlooks.

“What we really need to do now is come back in, stop reading the clippings, come back in here and go to work and get better over the course of...

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Practice report: Donnell goes down, good news on JPP, and a fight on the last play

Giants tight end Larry Donnell practices during team

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Well, I don’t think THAT was scripted on the scouting cards.

Most of practice was played off of the diagrams that the coaches make up to prepare for the upcoming opponent, so there was very little in the way of live action. Guys were playing hard and there were some interesting things to note, but most of it was just working on fits and placements in shells.

Until …

Practice ended...

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Practice report: Laron Scott grabs attention, Antrel is out and about, David Wilson throws a TD pass

Giants running back David Wilson gets ready to

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It’s usually not a great day for the offense when the best catch at practice is made by a cornerback. But that was the case today as the Giants practiced in full pads outside in a ripping breeze that made for a legitimately chilly afternoon. The wind was playing with anything that was thrown or kicked into the air – Steve Weatherford was warming up by popping 70-yard punts or so over the fence and...

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