T-Rock's Take on the Giants
Justin Tuck will not play in the Giants’ most important game of the season.
The defensive end was listed as inactive against the Ravens, even though he was labeled as questionable for the game late in the week. He did not practice at all this week with a shoulder injury.
Tuck was unsure if he would play when he spoke to reporters on Thursday, but certain that whatever role he was in...Read more »
The Giants’ secondary looks to be coming together. The offensive line is going in the opposite direction.
While Kenny Phillips and Prince Amukamara were both back practicing with the Giants for a second day and looking like they’ll be ready to play against the Ravens on Sunday, two of the team’s starting offensive linemen – Chris Snee and David Baas – missed a second straight practice.
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Ahmad Bradshaw said he needs to convince Tom Coughlin to let him play against the Ravens. Turns out he’s targeting the wrong opinion.
“We’d all love to have him play, but it will be a medical decision, it’s not going to be mine,” Coughlin said. “Although he wants to play as badly as he can, if the doctors feel he can play without hurting himself, then I think that very well could be the case....Read more »
Hakeem Nicks and Ahmad Bradshaw returned to practice on Friday for the Giants, but safety Kenny Phillips rode the stationary bike and is listed as doubtful for Sunday's game against the Saints.
Phillips, against the Packers, aggravated a sprained MCL that cost him six games this season. He did play sparingly on Monday against the Redskins, but his inability to practice all week makes it unlikely...Read more »
Hakeem Nicks is back on the injury report, a list he can’t seem to escape this season.
The Giants’ wide receiver was inactive during today’s practice and riding a stationary bicycle in the injury area. It’s presumably the same knee injury that has given him trouble all year on and off that had him sidelined today. He was not on yesterday’s injury report and played against the Redskins on Monday...Read more »
Kenny Phillips saw a silver lining in missing six games with a knee injury. The lining of his pocket.
“I haven’t hit anyone in forever,” Phillips said, looking forward to returning against the Packers on Sunday (he’s listed as questionable but had practiced all week). “It kept me from getting fined, which is a good thing. Kept a little money in my pocket. But I’m looking to get back out there...Read more »
Kenny Phillips is back. Again.
The safety who seemed to be on the verge of returning from a knee injury several weeks ago but could not make it onto the field was practicing today, the day the team returned from the bye week. That was the plan when the Giants shut Phillips down to give him the extra rest that would be afforded him with the team having a week off. Phillips should be ready to...Read more »
Tom Coughlin channeled his inner LL Cool J when discussing Kenny Phillips’ knee injury today.
Don’t call it a setback, he said.
Whatever he calls it, it will keep Phillips out for Sunday’s game against the Bengals and allow him to rest his ailing knee through the bye week. Coughlin said the team has shut their safety down until at least the Nov. 25 game against the Packers.
"It's...Read more »
So much for the three-safety look.
After planning to deploy the familiar scheme this week against a team that relies heavily on three-receiver sets, the Giants will be without one of the three safeties needed to form the trifecta. Kenny Phillips, who has missed the last four games with a knee injury, will miss a fifth. He is inactive despite practicing this week.
Also inactive is TE...Read more »
Most people wondered whether Stevie Brown would still have a roll in the Giants’ secondary once Kenny Phillips came back from his knee injury. Turns out the Giants were thinking just the opposite and trying to figure out how Phillips would fit in with Brown still on the field.
Defensive coordinator Perry Fewell said yesterday that having all three of the Giants’ safeties healthy is “a good...Read more »