T-Rock's Take on the Giants
INDIANAPOLIS – We’re here at the NFL Scouting Combine to talk about the future players, but inevitably when coaches come to the podium questions turn to the players already on the roster. Particularly the ones who are coming off of injuries or heading into free agency. So here’s a roundup of the current Giants that Tom Coughlin spoke about on Friday:
“We’re very confident...Read more »
Jason Pierre-Paul said he will not “shut it down” this season because of the injured right shoulder that has kept him out of the last two games, but that may just be semantics because the defensive end seems unlikely to play again this season. A second-opinion on the injury showed no need for surgery, only rest, and with just three games remaining there may not be time for him to heal enough to...Read more »
As long as there is hope for the Giants to make the playoffs, there will be hope that Jason Pierre-Paul returns to the field.
“If I can finish the season, I will,” the defensive end said of playing through the shoulder injury that sidelined him last Sunday. “I will continue to rehab because you never know what might happen. We win out, there’s a possibility we can get in. Who knows? If I shut...Read more »
Hakeem Nicks was showing no lingering effects of the abdominal injury that sidelined him last week. The wide receiver was catching fade passes from the quarterbacks during warmups in today’s practice, stretching high for the football in a move that would seem to be impossible (or at least uncomfortable) with any kind of serious strain to the midsection.
Nicks seemed happy to be on the field....Read more »
JPP said there will be blood on Sunday. But will there be JPP?
Probably, but it’s worth noting that the defensive end was not practicing with the Giants on Wednesday, recovering from the shoulder injury that kept him out of most of last week’s workouts. Tom Coughlin did not seem too concerned about JPP’s absence today, saying that he was just sore, but it’s something to monitor this week.
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Antrel Rolle has been the outspoken voice of the Giants defense for the last several years, but there is at least one player on the unit whose words – though rare – even he must adhere to.
“If JPP says there will be blood,” Rolle said, “then there will be blood.”
He was responding to Jason Pierre-Paul’s comments about the upcoming game against the Cowboys. After Sunday’s win over the...Read more »
Some Giants are feeling a little insulted that NBC has deemed them not ready for prime time players. For the first time since flex scheduling came into the league in 2006, the Giants were bumped from the Sunday night spotlight. And it was a decision made before Aaron Rodgers’ injury, so they can’t even blame it on the nation’s lack of an appetite for Scott Tolzien.
“Anytime you get flexed...Read more »
Everyone raved about Jason Pierre-Paul’s practices last week and it looked as if the defensive end was finally turning a corner in his return from offseason back surgery. But just when he was starting to make strides in the game on Sunday, bringing Terrelle Pryor down for a sack and causing havoc on the line of scrimmage, Pierre-Paul injured his shoulder.
He returned to the game and wound...Read more »
Just a few weeks ago Jason Pierre-Paul said he might not get back to full health until next season. Today?
“I feel great,” he said Wednesday. “I feel good. I went out there and had a great practice. I’m starting to get that confidence back. I feel good. It’s been eight games and I say I feel like 90 percent now. For those eight games, I’ve been playing like, ‘How’s my back going to take this?’...Read more »
Jason Pierre-Paul has admitted that he has not been playing up to the 2011 standard he set for himself. But he also pointed out that neither is anyone on the team, really, and in fact this year’s roster might not be as good as that Super Bowl team.
“We had a number of studs on that team and we was able to get the job done,” Pierre-Paul said. “Here, this team, we’ve still got some similarities,...Read more »