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RoanokeFan
04-23-2012, 08:46 PM
GIANTS' MARVIN AUSTIN IS HEALTHY AND EAGER TO GET BACK ON THE FIELD AFTER BEING OFF IT FOR TWO YEARS (http://www.nj.com/giants/index.ssf/2012/04/giants_marvin_austin_is_health.html)

"December 26, 2009.


That's the last time Marvin Austin was on the field for a meaningful football
game. It was the final game of his junior season at North Carolina, a 19-17 loss
in the Meineke Car Care Bowl against Pittsburgh.</p>


That turned out to be the defensive tackle's final game as a Tar Heel after
he was suspended for his senior season before it even started. The Giants (http://www.nj.com/giants/) still took him in the second round
in last year's draft. Then he tore his pectoral muscle in the Giants' second
preseason game and was placed on the injured reserve list before his rookie
season even started.</p>


And just like that, another year without meaningful football.</p>


"[It's] extremely tough," he said. "Just being out of football for two years
is tough in itself and I just look at it as I got a great opportunity here. I
just got to capitalize on the opportunity I have and try my best to do great
today."</p>


Austin says he is 100 percent healthy and eager to get on the field for a
game that matters. Barring another setback, that won't happen until Sept. 5
against the Cowboys – nearly three years after his final game at North Carolina
-- so for now, he's satisfied with just being around his teammates and being
part of a team.</p>


"It's like a kid in the candy shop," Austin said last week during voluntary
workouts. "It's time to go out there and just to be back on the field, be back
in the weight room doing what I love is exciting."</p>


Austin said he has a "pretty good" understanding of the defense, but admitted
not being on the field has somewhat hindered his education.</p>


"I wouldn't say it's hard to full understand it, but when you're not playing,
it's different," he said. "It's harder to learn when you're not out there
actually going through the motions and getting the calls and getting a feel and
having the chemistry with the guys is definitely a lot harder."</p>


<a href="http://www.nj.com/giants/index.ssf/2012/04/giants_prince_amukamara_still.html">Much
like Prince Amukamara</a>, the Giants' first-round pick last year, Austin will
have to prove his worth despite the setbacks. </p>


Last month, general manager <a href="http://www.nj.com/giants/index.ssf/2012/03/giants_jerry_reese_suggests_op.html">Jerry
Reese voiced some uncertainty about Austin</a> in an interview with Sirius XM
Radio.</p>


“We’re worried about him a little bit,” Reese admitted. “He hasn’t played in
such a long time now. He tore his pec. He’s been out for such a long time."</p>


Austin thinks the pressure would've been on him no matter what.</p>


"Playing football you should always feel like you have something to prove so
I'm pretty sure every guy on the team, not just our draft class, has something
to prove," he said. "It's not a collective thing where we sat down and said,
'Our draft class, we need to do better.' It's just all of us need to step up."</p>

giantsfan420
04-23-2012, 08:56 PM
this is what i want to hear...i might be the most excited about seeing Austin more so than any other player on defense.

giantsfan420
04-23-2012, 08:59 PM
does anyone know if next season will be counted officially as his rookie season?

i dunno if im confusing this with college, but I thought i remembered a player who missed the entire regular season on IR, and the next season he played, and it was his rookie season.

maybe im confusing it with another sport but can anyone answer that for me?

NYGRealityCheck
04-23-2012, 09:03 PM
does anyone know if next season will be counted officially as his rookie season?

i dunno if im confusing this with college, but I thought i remembered a player who missed the entire regular season on IR, and the next season he played, and it was his rookie season.

maybe im confusing it with another sport but can anyone answer that for me?

I highly doubt it. Otherwise, Victor Cruz would have had a ridiculous "rookie season" and gotten the rookie of the year award.

Prince and Marvin Austin will be looking to prove themselves this season.

giantsfan420
04-23-2012, 09:22 PM
does anyone know if next season will be counted officially as his rookie season?

i dunno if im confusing this with college, but I thought i remembered a player who missed the entire regular season on IR, and the next season he played, and it was his rookie season.

maybe im confusing it with another sport but can anyone answer that for me?

I highly doubt it. Otherwise, Victor Cruz would have had a ridiculous "rookie season" and gotten the rookie of the year award.

Prince and Marvin Austin will be looking to prove themselves this season.

i believe cruz was actually activated early that season then placed on IR bc of a hammy issue.

I'm talking about put on IR before the season starts...i am almost positive i remember this happened to a player and he got some ROY votes

giantsfan420
04-23-2012, 09:31 PM
does anyone know if next season will be counted officially as his rookie season?

i dunno if im confusing this with college, but I thought i remembered a player who missed the entire regular season on IR, and the next season he played, and it was his rookie season.

maybe im confusing it with another sport but can anyone answer that for me?

I highly doubt it. Otherwise, Victor Cruz would have had a ridiculous "rookie season" and gotten the rookie of the year award.

Prince and Marvin Austin will be looking to prove themselves this season.

i believe cruz was actually activated early that season then placed on IR bc of a hammy issue.

I'm talking about put on IR before the season starts...i am almost positive i remember this happened to a player and he got some ROY votes

i got it confused with baseball. u can be a 2nd year rookie if ur first year u amassed less than 150 AB

Flip Empty
04-23-2012, 10:08 PM
does anyone know if next season will be counted officially as his rookie season?

i dunno if im confusing this with college, but I thought i remembered a player who missed the entire regular season on IR, and the next season he played, and it was his rookie season.

maybe im confusing it with another sport but can anyone answer that for me?

I highly doubt it. Otherwise, Victor Cruz would have had a ridiculous "rookie season" and gotten the rookie of the year award.

Prince and Marvin Austin will be looking to prove themselves this season.

i believe cruz was actually activated early that season then placed on IR bc of a hammy issue.

I'm talking about put on IR before the season starts...i am almost positive i remember this happened to a player and he got some ROY votes

i got it confused with baseball. u can be a 2nd year rookie if ur first year u amassed less than 150 AB
Happens in the NBA as well. Blake Griffin had his rookie season last year despite being drafted in 09.


And Cruz was stashed for that year. His injury didn't warrant putting him on IR. The Giants needed a roster spot and didn't want to cut him.

NJGiants2733
04-23-2012, 10:08 PM
Hockey has a similar rule, where a player is eligible for the Rookie of the Year if he has not played more than 25 games in any single season, or 6 games in each of 2 separate seasons in any professional league. Haven't found anything like that for the NFL though.

Redeyejedi
04-23-2012, 10:29 PM
i think the Giants have to act like he isnt on the team at this point. If a DT has good value early u take him. If he plays, great its gravy but I counting on him is something that U cant do

giantsfan420
04-23-2012, 10:32 PM
i think the Giants have to act like he isnt on the team at this point. If a DT has good value early u take him. If he plays, great its gravy but I counting on him is something that cant do

thats a fair statement and i assume thats how JR is viewing the situation...but im holding onto the belief he could be downright terror to opposing OL

rcrane082985
04-23-2012, 11:00 PM
it would make sense that in sports with other leagues in this country form which players are called up to the bigs, that this would make sense. But in the nfl, there is no other league where they can grab players for a few games.

T.Rice57
04-23-2012, 11:27 PM
I'm telling y'all, Austin is going to be an unbelievable player. He'll be the guy we've needed to take the attention off of our ends, and free up our rushers. When healthy Austin can flat out get after the quarterback. I hated playing against him as an NC State fan, but this kid is legit.

buddy33
04-23-2012, 11:38 PM
He is young and he was injured for only one of the two years he missed.

Imagine if this guy gets out there and adds pressure up the middle with his freakish strength and speed with the Giants pass rush.

BlueSanta
04-24-2012, 04:29 AM
I try to remain positive, however I seem to remember almost this exact same article coming out a year ago.

I am glad he is excited and I like the kid as a player, but he hasnt been a player for almost 3 years by the time season starts.

So, Gluck Marvin. It wont be easy.

G-Man67
04-24-2012, 09:36 AM
does anyone know if next season will be counted officially as his rookie season? i dunno if im confusing this with college, but I thought i remembered a player who missed the entire regular season on IR, and the next season he played, and it was his rookie season. maybe im confusing it with another sport but can anyone answer that for me? I highly doubt it. Otherwise, Victor Cruz would have had a ridiculous "rookie season" and gotten the rookie of the year award. Prince and Marvin Austin will be looking to prove themselves this season. i believe cruz was actually activated early that season then placed on IR bc of a hammy issue. I'm talking about put on IR before the season starts...i am almost positive i remember this happened to a player and he got some ROY votes i got it confused with baseball. u can be a 2nd year rookie if ur first year u amassed less than 150 AB Happens in the NBA as well. Blake Griffin had his rookie season last year despite being drafted in 09. And Cruz was stashed for that year. His injury didn't warrant putting him on IR. The Giants needed a roster spot and didn't want to cut him.</P>


Cruz was checked out by league doctors and his injury was deemed to be IR-able</P>


a player is eligle for IR if they are not immediately available for participation with the club</P>

hungrrrry
04-24-2012, 09:40 AM
I hope this kid can create the new face at DT for the Giants for years to come. He needs to get playing at full speed. We need a dominting force at DT, which so far, with Canty and Joseph, I would say were are solid but not dominating, but we are weak against the run overall within our front 7(?)! I expect Reese to bring in a Rookie DT from within the 1st 3 rounds of the draft.
Very anxious to see Austin out there for a full season!!!

B&RWarrior
04-24-2012, 11:40 AM
I hope this kid can create the new face at DT for the Giants for years to come. He needs to get playing at full speed. We need a dominting force at DT, which so far, with Canty and Joseph, I would say were are solid but not dominating, but we are weak against the run overall within our front 7(?)! I expect Reese to bring in a Rookie DT from within the 1st 3 rounds of the draft. Very anxious to see Austin out there for a full season!!!</P>


+10000000000</P>


3 Years out of football is a long time. I hope he can do it. Draft Alameeda Baby. The rebirth of interior D. Bring usback to the days of the Hammer when the middle was no man's land. </P>