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RoanokeFan
05-12-2012, 08:58 PM
NOTEBOOK: RUTGERS' DUO IMPRESSES (http://espn.go.com/blog/new-york/giants/post/_/id/14125/notebook-rutgers-duo-impresses)

"The New York Giants finished their second day of practices at rookie camp.


If this was the last chance for some to make an impression on the
Giants, some players made favorable ones.

The Giants saw glimpses of
some big-play ability out of first-round running back David
Wilson and second-round wide receiver Rueben Randle.


Wilson showed nice burst and was shifty on cuts during the non-contact
practices. He also showed an ability to catch out of the backfield, but has to
continue to learn how to pass protect.

Randle dropped some passes but
also made big catches like a deep reception he had on Friday against third-round
corner Jayron Hosley.

Defensive coordinator
Perry Fewell thinks Hosley has talent to work with. Hosley also
was the main punt returner during rookie camp.

"Jayron Hosley still has
a lot to learn," Fewell said. "We see some athletic ability and talent there. He
has got to progress with the speed of the game in the NFL and the pace of
practice. But I think there is a lot to work with there."

Tight
end Adrien Robinson predictably had some ups and downs during
rookie camp. He can make a sensational high catch over the middle in traffic but
also drop a routine catch, like he did on Saturday afternoon.

As for
some of the players who weren't drafted, running back/fullback Joe
Martinek from Rutgers left a good impression on head coach Tom
Coughlin.

Martinek, one of the<a href="http://espn.go.com/blog/new-york/giants/post/_/id/14089/giants-sign-all-seven-draft-picks">
eight undrafted rookie free agents signed by the Giants</a>, displayed
versatility and quickness.

"He has been pretty good the whole camp, to
be honest with you. Very steady," Coughlin said. "I think probably he can play
both spots. That would be good."

Rutgers cornerback Brandon
Bing, who was on the team's practice squad last year, also impressed by
breaking up a few passes.

"I call him 'Bada,'" Fewell said. "He is not a
surprise because he worked and he is enthusiastic. He is showing what he can do.
We are excited about him competing for one of those jobs this spring as well as
this fall."

One player who struggled on the second day was former
Steelers second-rounder Limas Sweed. The 6-4 wide receiver, <a href="http://espn.go.com/blog/new-york/giants/post/_/id/14092/sweed-hopes-to-impress-in-comeback">attempting
a comeback after suffering an Achilles injury</a> in 2010, dropped several
passes in the afternoon session on Saturday.

Sweed said he has a few
more tryouts lined up with other teams after this one with the Giants.


Former Southern Mississippi linebacker Korey Williams
had a nice interception on Saturday while dropping back into coverage, but
former Florida safety Will Hill was not where he needed to be
on that play, drawing the ire of safeties coach Dave Merritt.


SPACE EATERS: Fewell sounded excited about the addition
of veteran defensive tackle Shaun Rogers.

The Giants
recently signed the 12-year veteran for depth behind Chris
Canty and Linval Joseph. Fewell is hoping the
350-pound Rogers will force teams to commit two offensive linemen to Rogers.


"I have watched him throughout his career," Fewell said. "I thought he
ran well [last year with New Orleans]. I thought he was a load in there; a big
man that can push the pocket in the pass game. You better put two people on him.
And that helps our defensive ends. And then a big anchor as far as the run game
is concerned. He can swallow up a hole.

"So he has got to get himself
into football shape. We really like what we evaluated and we hope he is
motivated enough to come in and provide us with that dominant guy up front."


The Giants also have last year's second-round pick, Marvin
Austin, at defensive tackle. Austin has not played in a football game
in more than two years due to the NCAA scandal at North Carolina and a
season-ending pectoral muscle suffered last preseason.

Fewell said he is
not worried about Austin being out of the game for the last two years.


"I think that drives him a little bit more, because Marvin is a very
hungry young player," Fewell said. "Now, the concern is, 'Wow, he hasn't seen
this block or that block, or experienced this in such a long time that he is
rusty.' But we are going to try to give him as many reps as we possibly can in
the preseason to knock that rust off. I think Marvin is a good football player."


HAPPY TRAILS: Veteran center Jamaal
Jackson left rookie camp on Saturday, telling Coughlin that his heart
was no longer into it.

"He retired," Coughlin said. "He came in, he was
very nice. He just said, 'Coach, I just don't feel like my heart is in it.'"


Jackson started 72 games for the Eagles before trying out at rookie camp
for the Giants."

Rat_bastich
05-12-2012, 09:47 PM
Didn't someone quit last camp too?

ShakeNBake
05-12-2012, 10:12 PM
Didn't someone quit last camp too?

Yeah, Ben Patrick(TE) retired during training camp last year, I think hes back playing this year though.

NYGRealityCheck
05-12-2012, 11:19 PM
"One player who struggled on the second day was former Steelers second-rounder Limas Sweed. The 6-4 wide receiver, attempting a comeback after suffering an Achilles injury in 2010, dropped several passes in the afternoon session on Saturday.

Sweed said he has a few more tryouts lined up with other teams after this one with the Giants. "

lol Steelers had to deal with his dropped passes for 2 seasons (7 catches total). This is a typical example of someone with the physical attributes to be a WR but simply can't catch the ball....

miked1958
05-13-2012, 10:30 AM
NOTEBOOK:* RUTGERS' DUO IMPRESSES (http://espn.go.com/blog/new-york/giants/post/_/id/14125/notebook-rutgers-duo-impresses)

"The New York Giants finished their second day of practices at rookie camp.


If this was the last chance for some to make an impression on the
Giants, some players made favorable ones.

The Giants saw glimpses of
some big-play ability out of first-round running back David
Wilson and second-round wide receiver Rueben Randle.


Wilson showed nice burst and was shifty on cuts during the non-contact
practices. He also showed an ability to catch out of the backfield, but has to
continue to learn how to pass protect.

Randle dropped some passes but
also made big catches like a deep reception he had on Friday against third-round
corner Jayron Hosley.

Defensive coordinator
Perry Fewell thinks Hosley has talent to work with. Hosley also
was the main punt returner during rookie camp.

"Jayron Hosley still has
a lot to learn," Fewell said. "We see some athletic ability and talent there. He
has got to progress with the speed of the game in the NFL and the pace of
practice. But I think there is a lot to work with there."

Tight
end Adrien Robinson predictably had some ups and downs during
rookie camp. He can make a sensational high catch over the middle in traffic but
also drop a routine catch, like he did on Saturday afternoon.

As for
some of the players who weren't drafted, running back/fullback Joe
Martinek from Rutgers left a good impression on head coach Tom
Coughlin.

Martinek, one of the<a href="http://espn.go.com/blog/new-york/giants/post/_/id/14089/giants-sign-all-seven-draft-picks">
eight undrafted rookie free agents signed by the Giants</a>, displayed
versatility and quickness.

"He has been pretty good the whole camp, to
be honest with you. Very steady," Coughlin said. "I think probably he can play
both spots. That would be good."

Rutgers cornerback Brandon
Bing, who was on the team's practice squad last year, also impressed by
breaking up a few passes.

"I call him 'Bada,'" Fewell said. "He is not a
surprise because he worked and he is enthusiastic. He is showing what he can do.
We are excited about him competing for one of those jobs this spring as well as
this fall."

One player who struggled on the second day was former
Steelers second-rounder Limas Sweed. The 6-4 wide receiver, <a href="http://espn.go.com/blog/new-york/giants/post/_/id/14092/sweed-hopes-to-impress-in-comeback">attempting
a comeback after suffering an Achilles injury</a> in 2010, dropped several
passes in the afternoon session on Saturday.

Sweed said he has a few
more tryouts lined up with other teams after this one with the Giants.


Former Southern Mississippi linebacker Korey Williams
had a nice interception on Saturday while dropping back into coverage, but
former Florida safety Will Hill was not where he needed to be
on that play, drawing the ire of safeties coach Dave Merritt.


SPACE EATERS: Fewell sounded excited about the addition
of veteran defensive tackle Shaun Rogers.

The Giants
recently signed the 12-year veteran for depth behind Chris
Canty and Linval Joseph. Fewell is hoping the
350-pound Rogers will force teams to commit two offensive linemen to Rogers.


"I have watched him throughout his career," Fewell said. "I thought he
ran well [last year with New Orleans]. I thought he was a load in there; a big
man that can push the pocket in the pass game. You better put two people on him.
And that helps our defensive ends. And then a big anchor as far as the run game
is concerned. He can swallow up a hole.

"So he has got to get himself
into football shape. We really like what we evaluated and we hope he is
motivated enough to come in and provide us with that dominant guy up front."


The Giants also have last year's second-round pick, Marvin
Austin, at defensive tackle. Austin has not played in a football game
in more than two years due to the NCAA scandal at North Carolina and a
season-ending pectoral muscle suffered last preseason.

Fewell said he is
not worried about Austin being out of the game for the last two years.


"I think that drives him a little bit more, because Marvin is a very
hungry young player," Fewell said. "Now, the concern is, 'Wow, he hasn't seen
this block or that block, or experienced this in such a long time that he is
rusty.' But we are going to try to give him as many reps as we possibly can in
the preseason to knock that rust off. I think Marvin is a good football player."


HAPPY TRAILS: Veteran center Jamaal
Jackson left rookie camp on Saturday, telling Coughlin that his heart
was no longer into it.

"He retired," Coughlin said. "He came in, he was
very nice. He just said, 'Coach, I just don't feel like my heart is in it.'"


Jackson started 72 games for the Eagles before trying out at rookie camp
for the Giants."
Wow

lavar2
05-13-2012, 01:44 PM
Any chance jersey joe makes the team? Have a foursome of Bradshaw, Wilson, Martinek, and Scott? Ware is easily replaceable and it sounds like Martinek is a tough guy and a hell of a blocker. He has great versatility and could be used for short yardage. So, is there a chance?