T-Rock's Take on the Giants

Giants move out, make room for NFC reps at Super Bowl

Giants cornerback Terrell Thomas (24) reacts during the

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Players typically clean out their lockers the day after their season ends, but for the Giants that chore had deeper indignity this year. In a few weeks another team will be invading their space as Quest Diagnostics Training Center becomes the Super Bowl home for the NFC representative.

“Whoever they are, I hope they don’t trash the place up and they respect it like we do,” Terrell Thomas said....

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Terrell Thomas reaches new heights (about 12k feet) in his workouts

The detail from the mask to the chest

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Darth Vader? No, it’s just Terrell Thomas.

Although it’s easy to see where the two can be confused, especially on Wednesdays when the Giants cornerback strolls into the locker room wearing a space-age looking triangular mask over his nose and mouth and breathing audibly, just like the Star Wars villain.

What Thomas is actually doing is trying to make his workouts more efficient and wearing...

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Terrell Thomas: 'No doubt, we're going to win this game'

Antrel Rolle (26) celebrates with teammates Will Hill

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Antrel Rolle didn’t go there. The safety said that he is not allowing himself to even imagine a loss to the Cowboys on Sunday, but he never said the words.

Jason Pierre-Paul didn’t go there either, although he came close. “I was almost going to say we’re going to win it,” he said earlier this week. “You never know.”

Today, Terrell Thomas spoke the phrase that ripples through rivalries...

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Terrell Thomas says Adrian Peterson's path from ACL to MVP was NOT inspiring

Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson makes his

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You’d think that while Terrell Thomas was sitting out rehabbing from a torn ACL last season he was drawing some inspiration from what Adrian Peterson was able to accomplish.

“Nope,” Thomas said. “Not even a little bit.”

Just months after having his ACL torn in December 2011, Peterson ran for 2,097 yards in 2012 and was named the MVP and Offensive Player of the Year in the league. But...

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Baas and Snee still not practicing for Giants

Chris Snee celebrates against the New England Patriots

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There was no sign of relief for the Giants’ offensive line at practice today.

Neither Chris Snee (hip) nor David Baas (neck) were on the field with the team during the portion of the workout open to the media. With one more day of practice remaining, there continues to be slimmer and slimmer chances that the two veterans will be ready to play on Sunday in Kansas City.

David Diehl did...

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Terrell Thomas and Thomas Davis will share a bond on the field this Sunday

Giants cornerback Terrell Thomas makes a catch during

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Game notes for NFL teams usually have a section in which they point out the various connections between the two teams. Guys who played together in college, coached together a lifetime ago, or grew up in the same hometown. And there will be plenty of those when the Giants face the Panthers on Sunday.

But Giants cornerback Terrell Thomas and Panthers linebacker Thomas Davis have a connection...

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Terrell Thomas looking to make an award-winning comeback

Giants cornerback Terrell Thomas makes a catch during

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One of Terrell Thomas’ goals last year was to win Comeback Player of the Year. He wound up missing a second straight season and, looking back, he probably wouldn’t have even been in the conversation with Peyton Manning and Adrian Peterson.

This year he’s again hoping to capture that honor. But if he doesn’t?

“It’s not a problem,” he said. “I’ve done enough overcoming two ACLs and I’m...

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Cooper Taylor hopes to show that three true safeties are plenty

COOPER TAYLOR, S A last chance to make

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As a safety, Cooper Taylor is used to being the last line of defense. But being the only one? That’s a little jarring.

So when the rookie looked at the depth chart after this weekend’s cuts and realized that he’s the only other true safety on the roster besides starters Antrel Rolle and Ryan Mundy, it caught his attention.

“It’s something you definitely see, that there are no other guys...

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Terrell Thomas confident he's done enough to make 53

New York Giants cornerback Terrell Thomas does a

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The next stop for Terrell Thomas is the regular season. At least he hopes it is.

The cornerback hasn’t made the team yet, but he feels confident that coming off of back-to-back ACL surgeries he has shown enough that he’ll be part of the 53-man roster when it is whittled down this weekend.

“I did everything they asked me to do,” Thomas said. “From day one of OTAs I’ve been out there,...

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Practice report: Cordle at center, Thomas to play, Hardy caps camp

Giants cornerback Terrell Thomas makes a catch during

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Well, training camp 2013 is in the books. The team breaks camp Wednesday and when they arrive for work Thursday, things will be vastly different. Wait, what? They won’t be? Oh. Nevermind then.

The last day of training camp used to be ceremonious, with the Mayor of Albany coming to wave goodbye and the players jumping in their cars for the drive down the Thruway. The Albany 500, we called it....

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