Jon Beason is scheduled to undergo season-ending surgery on his right foot and toe this morning. While the procedure shouldn't take all that long, preparing for it did and recovering from it will.
"You take 24 hours, maybe 48 hours to kind of sulk, you're upset and you're emotional about it because the end result is so far out, now you're talking September 2015," the Giants' linebacker said Tuesday on WFAN. "As soon as you get past that, you know there's progress in getting it fixed, knowing you're going to be healthy again. Attack the rehab and you know that if you're healthy you're one of the best, and that's how I feel. If I'm healthy I feel I'm the best in the league and that's a goal, that's what's going to happen."
Beason said he does not plan to abdicate his responsibilities as a captain. Like Victor Cruz, another captain lost for the season to injury, Beason said he wants to be around the team as much as possible. "As soon as I can get back on my feet and start running around a little bit I'll be back there," he said. "I want to be around, I want to go to practices, I want to go to the meetings and still do my part. I still love the preparation of the game. I think that actually helps you heal faster, still being around it. It keeps you motivated, it keeps you engaged and I want to be around my teammates."
Beason will be placed on injured reserve and replaced on the roster with cornerback Mike Harris, who was signed off the Lions' practice squad. Those moves are expected to be officially announced on Wednesday.
The Giants may not have played a game in Week 8, but they did make progress. With both the Cowboys and Eagles losing, the Giants trail both teams by two games in the loss column.
"I'm a believer in creating our own luck," safety Antrel Rolle said on WFAN. "Obviously if things fall the way they need to fall it's a plus, but I believe in making our own way. I'm a firm believer in that."
Eli Manning will start his 159th game for the Giants on Monday night, tying the franchise record for quarterbacks set by Phil Simms from 1979-93 . . . Giants opponents gained at least 400 yards four times in the first seven games. According to the Elias Sports Bureau, that last happened in 1948 . . . The Giants have not scored an opening-possession touchdown in 18 consecutive games, the NFL's longest streak.