T-Rock's Take on the Giants
Justin Tuck will spend this week trying to make sure the Giants are fired up and passionate. Yesterday, though, he spent some time trying to get New York City middle schoolers fired up and passionate about reading.
Tuck launched the sixth season of his Tuck’s R.U.S.H. for Literacy campaign which encourages young students to read. The event took place yesterday at the headquarters of Scholastic...Read more »
Justin Tuck doesn’t get to decide which quarterback he’d rather have playing on his team. But if he did, he’d choose the one he has now.
“Eli has been in the league less years and has more Super Bowls,” Tuck said when asked to decide – hypothetically – between Eli and Peyton Manning. “That makes him the quarterback I’m going to go with.”
What he didn’t say, though, is that Eli is “better”...Read more »
The Giants' defense was ranked 31st in the NFL last season, but Justin Tuck believes they can do better. About 30 spots better.
“The ceiling is the No.1 defense,” Tuck said Thursday. “That has to be the ceiling. That has to be your thought process. I don’t think anybody in that defensive meeting room can allow themselves to think that we can’t do that.”
That’s a pretty high bar to set,...Read more »
The Giants lined up in so many wacky, unorthodox formations on defense today, that there were times when it was hard to tell if they were actually practicing those looks for use in games or just experimenting. But there is definitely something different in this season’s defense (after finishing 31st, there’d better be!) and the Giants are playing it pretty close to the vest when it comes to talking...Read more »
Well, the big news of the day was Antrel Rolle going down with an ankle injury, the severity of which has yet to be determined. But practice went on without him once he was carted off and the flow of injured players returning to the field and those leaving it continued.
Let’s start with the ones who returned to action. Chris Snee (hip) was taking pretty much all of the first-team reps at right...Read more »
Markus Kuhn ran wind sprints on a side field and looked good doing it Thursday. The second-year defensive tackle remains on PUP after having an ACL reconstruction, but he’s showing signs that he may be close to healthy enough to lose the designation and return to the active roster.
The question then becomes: Should he?
As long as he is on PUP, he’s safe. He can stay there through the...Read more »
Justin Tuck said he was feeling better than he was yesterday. But Tom Coughlin was hoping that he’d be even further along.
“Today was not what we wanted,” Coughlin said. “He’s not quite as nimble and nifty as we had hoped. We’ll have to see, but I actually thought he would work today.”
He didn’t. Tuck missed a second straight day of practice with back tightness that flared up.
“It’s...Read more »
No fights on the field today. Unless you count the one between me and Paul Dottino. And even that was more of a disagreement.
Here’s what happened. Late in practice the Giants were running 11-on-11 plays from the goal line (they were in shells, so it wasn’t full contact). Ryan Nassib threw a pass in the back of the end zone for Brandon Collins, who jumped up in the air and caught the ball....Read more »
Wish you were here!
Giants practice was closed to the public today because of a scheduling overlap with some soccer matches at MetLife Stadium, and despite the eeriness of there being almost no ambient noise (other than a circling NJ State Police helicopter and Ryan Torain screeching on kickoff returns) it was a pretty exciting practice. Full pads. Beautiful day. Almost perfect.
I say...Read more »