A few other things that probably didn't make the paper (although you can find them on Newsday.com thanks to the efforts of Greg Gutes!) before I head back to Long Island.
Aaron Ross said even though he was talking it up on Saturday as if he would be playing, he had a pretty strong feeling that his hamstring would not allow him to play on Monday night.
“I pretty much knew from the little things I had to do to test it out,” Ross said.
He’ll have another MRI on the hamstring Tuesday to determine if there is any fuirther damage to a muscle that had torn in three places and kept him sidelined through the first nine games of the season. “I’m tired of them,” Ross said of the MRIs (he had one last week when the hamstring acted up).
Ross was slated to start for Corey Webster, who missed the game with a sprained knee. He said he doesn’t think he’s damaged the hamstring.
“I just didn’t want to make it worse, that was the main thing,” he said of the decision made by him and the team to sit it out. “It wasn’t bad, but it wasn’t good.”
Ross' isn't the only hamstring on the Giants' minds today after the game. Hakeem Nicks came out of the game early with soreness in his, an injury that (like Ross) goes back to training camp. But Nicks said he doesn't think it's a big deal.
“Back in training camp it probably was worse,” Nicks said. "I don’t think it’s anything serious that will hold me out from playing. It was just the decision they made (Monday). We had to play it smart.”