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</font></u><font color="#0000FF"><u><font size="4">NEWS
ARTICLES ABOUT THE NEW YORK FOOTBALL GIANTS ARE POSTED DAILY AND
UPDATES ARE ADDED THROUGHOUT THE DAY. GENERAL SPORTS NEWS LINKS ARE
ALSO INCLUDED.


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<font size="4"><u>NEWARK STAR LEDGER</u></font>
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http://www.nj.com/giants/

</div></div><u><font size="4">NY DAILY NEWS</font></u>

GIANTS' SUPER BOWL TOUR ENDS ON FRIDAY WITH CEREMONY ON SOUTH LAWN OF THE WHITE HOUSE (http://www.nydailynews.com/sports/football/giants/ny-giants-return-white-house-article-1.1091863)

"They’ve paraded down the Canyon of Heroes, celebrated in their hometowns,
partied at Tiffany and been cheered everywhere they’ve gone. On Friday
afternoon, though, the Giants’ victory tour makes its final and most significant
stop.


For the second time in five years, the Giants will be honored by the
President in a ceremony on the South Lawn of the White House. It’s a traditional
championship perk that Tom Coughlin (http://www.nydailynews.com/topics/Tom+Coughlin) called “a
great honor,” and was one of the highlights of his last championship offseason
in 2008.</p>


“We are excited,” Coughlin said. “It’s always something that we look forward
to.</p>


“It’s a great honor to go to the White House, to be invited by the President
of the United States, to have our Super Bowl XLVI and world championship team go
and be in the presence of the President and the historic White House.”</p>


Coughlin’s not overselling its importance either — at least not for him. A
fiercely patriotic man who recently received the Outstanding Civilian Service
Award from the U.S. Army — the third-highest public service honor the Army can
give to a civilian — Coughlin seemed overwhelmed when he and the team met
President Bush at the White House in 2008. He called it “a true privilege” and
beamed from the start of the ceremony until long after its end.</p>


This time, according to the White House, President Obama will not only
celebrate the Giants’ victory in Super Bowl XLVI. He'll “highlight the Giants’
ongoing support to the men and women who serve in the military and their
families.”</p>


Before the ceremony, the Giants will meet with a group of Wounded Warriors at
the White House.</p>


When the Giants visited the White House after Super Bowl XLII, they first
stopped at Walter Reed Army Medical Center to visit some of the troops, but they
won’t be able to do that on this trip since that building is now closed.</p>


The trip will be a short one for the Giants. They will take the train down on
Friday morning and return to New York on Friday night. Once they arrive in
Washington, they’ll get a private tour of the White House and the West Wing,
meet with the Wounded Warriors and then be escorted out to the ceremony on the
South Lawn.</p>


During the ceremony they’ll present the President with Ahmad Bradshaw’s No.
44 Giants jersey, befitting the 44th President of the United States.</p>


Most of the defending champions are expected to attend, including the
recently re-signed Osi Umenyiora. Even former Giants, such as Mario Manningham,
Brandon Jacobs and Aaron Ross have been invited, although Coughlin wasn’t sure
their schedules would allow them to make the trip.</p>


It’ll be a thrill of a lifetime, though, for any players that do.</p>


“I’m sure that all of our players and all of our organization will be very
excited about going,” Coughlin said. “We will take great memories from our
opportunity to visit with the President.”</p>


POST TIME FOR TOM
Coughlin will be in attendance at the
144th running of the Belmont Stakes on Saturday, where he will call “riders up”
before the jockeys mount their horses. . . . The Giants will hold a three-day,
full-team, mandatory mini-camp on Tuesday-Thursday."</p>http://www.nydailynews.com/sports/football/giant<div>
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<div><div><u><font size="4">NY POST</font></u>
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NICKS LAUDS TOM'S DEAL (http://www.nypost.com/p/sports/giants/nicks_lauds_tom_deal_nNFOVKyXXO0lgIvzmGYo3O)

"Hakeem Nicks said Thursday he believes the defending Super Bowl champs did
the right thing by extending coach Tom Coughlin’s contract.<div>


“We’re heading in the right direction,” the Giants receiver told The Post at
a signing event at Lord and Taylor in midtown. “[Coach Coughlin] has taught me
how to be a pro, how to be valuable to the team. He demonstrates great
character, which rubs off on the players.”</p>


The Giants gave Coughlin a three-year, $20 million extension on Wednesday,
making him the third-highest paid coach in the NFL.</p>


“I definitely [consider him a top coach in the NFL],” Nicks said. “A good
team needs to have a head coach who knows what he’s doing.”
</p>Nicks, who was wearing a walking boot after suffering a fractured fifth
metatarsal during an OTA practice last month, was optimistic about his recovery
schedule.<div style="BORDER-BOTTOM: medium none; TEXT-ALIGN: left; BORDER-LEFT: medium none; BACKGROUND-COLOR: #ffffff; COLOR: #000000; OVERFLOW: hidden; BORDER-TOP: medium none; BORDER-RIGHT: medium none; TEXT-DECORATION: none">


“[The rehab] is going real good,” he said. “It’s only been two weeks, so I’ve
been taking it slow, icing it, keeping the swelling down. I feel like everything
has been going the way we planned, the way we would like things to be
going.”</p>


The Giants originally put a 12-week timetable for the star receiver’s return,
but Nicks has been keeping his head up during the rehab process.</p>


“I don’t look at [the injury] in a negative light,” Nicks said. “I look
forward to it as a positive and that I’ll be able to go back out there and do
the things that I do.”</p>


Nicks’ injury will not keep him from the Giants’ Super Bowl celebration at
the White House this afternoon.</p>


“I’m excited about it; it’s the experience of a lifetime. Hopefully we’ll get
a chance to do it again,” Nicks said."</p></div>http://www.nypost.com/sports/giants
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</div></div></div></div></div></div><u><font size="4">THE BERGEN RECORD</font></u>

PRESIDENT TO HOST NEW YORK GIANTS TODAY (http://www.northjersey.com/sports/President_to_host_New_York_Giants_today.html)

"President Barack Obama will host a dignitary and the Super Bowl champions Friday
at the White House.

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Obama will first welcome Philippines President Benigno Aquino for a
bilateral meeting. The Philippines is a long-standing ally of the United States
and the president will discuss with Aquino the strategic and economic ties
between the two countries.</p>


Later in the day, Obama will host the defending Super Bowl champion New York
Giants at the White House, honoring their victory over New England in Super Bowl
46.</p>


Obama will attend a campaign event Friday evening in Washington."</p></div>HAIL TO THE CHAMPS: GIANTS VISITING WHITE HOUSE (http://www.northjersey.com/sports/158025065_White_House_to_turn_Blue_today.html)

"President Obama has filled out March Madness college basketball brackets.<div id="storybody">


The lifelong Chicago Bears fan keeps up with his passion for hoops by not
only playing pick-up games, but by purchasing and watching NBA League Pass on
his iPad.</p>


But an intriguing non-election question remains for the man dubbed America's
First Sports Fan when the Giants visit the White House this afternoon for a
ceremony honoring their Super Bowl XLVI victory over the Patriots:</p>


Will POTUS bust a move out of respect for the "Silk City Salsa" made famous
by Paterson (/paterson) native Victor Cruz?</p>


The dance steps of the Giants' record-setting wide receiver have been
mimicked by Madonna at the Super Bowl and done by Cruz himself on the stage of
The Grammy's, so the South Lawn of the White House certainly seems like the next
logical place for it to happen.</p>


Cruz helped host a bowling campaign fundraiser for the president in March
where he appeared with first lady Michelle Obama at Manhattan's Chelsea Piers,
so there is that connection as well.</p>


When the Giants won Super Bowl XLII, they visited President George W. Bush
and Amani Toomer presented him a white No. 43 team jersey. They also gave him an
official Super Bowl ball signed by the entire team.</p>


They will present the president with a blue No. 44 jersey complete with his
last name on the back.</p>


The team is also expected to meet with a select group of Wounded Warriors in
Washington.</p>


"We are excited [and] it is always something that we look forward to," coach
Tom Coughlin said.</p>


"It is a great honor to go to the White House – to be invited by the
president of the United States – to have our Super Bowl 46 and world
championship team go and be in the presence of the president and the historic
White House. And I'm sure that all of our players and all of our organization
will be very excited about going."</p>


Coughlin said the invitation to attend includes players from last season's
team no longer with the Giants, whether it be free agent Kareem McKenzie or
players such as Mario Manningham and Brandon Jacobs, both now with the
49ers.</p>


Cornerback Terrell Thomas previously visited President George W. Bush at the
White House when he was at USC and this time he is bringing a camera.</p>


"This has nothing to do with politics," Thomas said.</p>


"We're being honored as the best team in the National Football League, so
it's special. … I'm going to try my hardest to get a picture with the president,
frame it and show all my friends. It's just another big moment for this
team."</p></div>http://www.northjersey.com/sports/pro_sports/football/
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<u><font size="4">WALL STREET JOURNAL</font></u>

http://online.wsj.com/public/page/news-sports-nfl.html

<u><font size="4">THE NEW YORK TIMES</font></u>

<a href="http://www.nytimes.com/pages/sports/football/index.html">http://www.nytimes.com/pages/sports/football/index.html
</a>
<u><font size="4">GIANTS 101</font></u>
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FORMER GIANTS, LAWRENCE TAYLOR &amp; OTIS ANDERSON, TO HOST FANTASY FOOTBALL FESTIVAL IN ATLANTIC CITY (http://www.giants101.com/2012/06/08/former-giants-lawrence-taylor-ottis-anderson-to-host-fantasy-football-festival-in-atlantic-city/)

"There are more than 32 million people in North America who play some variety
of fantasy sports annually. Predominantly, fantasy football (http://www.giants101.com/tag/football/)
leads the $1 billion market, and for the true hardcore players who are also fans
of the <a class="st_tag internal_tag" title="Posts tagged with New York Giants" href="http://www.giants101.com/tag/new-york-giants/" rel="tag nofollow">New York
Giants</a>, you may want to find your way to Atlantic City in mid-August.

On August 18th and 19th, former Big Blue legends <a class="st_tag internal_tag" title="Posts tagged with Lawrence Taylor" href="http://www.giants101.com/tag/lawrence-taylor/" rel="tag nofollow">Lawrence
Taylor</a> and <a class="st_tag internal_tag" title="Posts tagged with Ottis Anderson" href="http://www.giants101.com/tag/ottis-anderson/" rel="tag nofollow">Ottis
Anderson</a> will be co-hosting "Fantasy Football Festival 2012 (http://www.fantasyfootballfest.com/)" in Atlantic City, New
Jersey.</p>


From the Press Release (http://www.fantasyfootballfest.com/en/Media/Press-Releases/New-York-Giants-Legends-Lawrence-Taylor-and-Ottis-Anderson-Slated-to-Attend-ReedPops-Fantasy-Football-Fest-Extravaganza/):</p>
<blockquote>


<a class="st_tag internal_tag" title="Posts tagged with New York Giants" href="http://www.giants101.com/tag/new-york-giants/" rel="tag nofollow">New York
Giants</a> Hall of Fame linebacker <a class="st_tag internal_tag" title="Posts tagged with Lawrence Taylor" href="http://www.giants101.com/tag/lawrence-taylor/" rel="tag nofollow">Lawrence
Taylor</a> and Super Bowl XXV MVP Ottis "O.J." Anderson have teamed up with
ReedPOP to help launch the inaugural Fantasy Football (http://www.giants101.com/tag/football/) Festival in Atlantic City, which expects to
bring over 25,000 fans in approximately 300,000 square feet of total experience
space in two days, August 18th-19th. The stars will host autograph signings in
the Steiner Sports Autographing Area and take part in panel discussions that
includes a Q&amp;A session for fans.</p>


While the Fantasy Football (http://www.giants101.com/tag/football/) Fest focuses on fantasy football (http://www.giants101.com/tag/football/)
including space for leagues to conduct drafts and fantasy experts providing tips
and insights to help players’ teams perform at their best, the festival is much
more than just fantasy. It promises to be about every aspect of football (http://www.giants101.com/tag/football/)
except strapping on the pads and getting hit. The show features will offer
something for every member of the family in addition to an amazing weekend for
the hardcore fantasy player.</p>


Activities and special events include a draft day party, athlete and
celebrity appearances, sports video game tournaments and free-play, interactive
athletic competitions, sports memorabilia, a tailgate party and beer
tasting.</p>


In addition to Taylor and Anderson, <a class="sbn-auto-link" href="http://www.sbnation.com/nfl/teams/philadelphia-eagles">Philadelphia
Eagles</a> stars Michael Vick (http://www.sbnation.com/nfl/players/1188/michael-vick)
and LeSean McCoy (http://www.sbnation.com/nfl/players/71549/lesean-mccoy),
former <a class="sbn-auto-link" href="http://www.sbnation.com/nfl/teams/washington-redskins">Washington
Redskins</a> quarterback Joe Theismann, NFL (http://www.giants101.com/tag/nfl/) Hall of Famers Bruce Smith and Chris Doleman and ESPN
Fantasy Expert Matthew Berry have been confirmed to attend the show as well.</p>


Tickets for the two day extravaganza can now be purchased at www.FantasyFootballFest.com (http://www.fantasyfootballfest.com/). For up-to-the-minute info on new
announcements and Fantasy Football (http://www.giants101.com/tag/football/) Fest programming and celebrity athletes follow
Fantasy Football (http://www.giants101.com/tag/football/)
Fest on <a href="http://twitter.com/#%21/FanFootballFest" target="_blank">Twitter
@FanFootballFest</a> or like Fantasy Football (http://www.giants101.com/tag/football/) Fest on Facebook www.facebook.com/FantasyFootballFest (http://www.facebook.com/FantasyFootballFest).</p>


AboutReedPOP:</p>


ReedPOP is a boutique group within Reed Exhibitions which is exclusively
devoted to organizing events, launching and acquiring new shows, and partnering
with premium brands in the pop culture arena. ReedPOP is dedicated to producing
celebrations of popular culture throughout the world that transcend ordinary
events by providing unique access and dynamic personal experiences for consumers
and fans.</p>


The ReedPOP portfolio includes: New York (http://www.giants101.com/tag/new-york/) Comic Con (NYCC), Chicago Comic &amp;
Entertainment Expo (C2E2), Penny Arcade Expo (PAX) East &amp; West, Star Wars
Celebration and UFC® Fan Expo. The staff at ReedPOP is a fan based group of
professionals producing shows for other fans, thus making them uniquely
qualified to service those with whom they share a common passion. ReedPOP is
focused on bringing its expertise and knowledge to world communities in North
America, South America, Asia and Europe."</p></blockquote>http://www.giants101.com/

<u><font size="4">BIG BLUE VIEW</font></u><span id="entry_flag_counts_2011/12/23/2655531/friday-five-with-pat-traina-jets-giants-edition" class="flag-counts"><span class="light"></span> </span><span id="entry_flag_links_2011/12/23/2655531/friday-five-with-pat-traina-jets-giants-edition"></span>

<a href="http://www.bigblueview.com/2012/6/8/3072377/new-york-giants-news-and-notes-white-house-friday-edition">NY GIANTS' NEWS AND NOTES: WHITE HOUSE FRIDAY EDITION
</a>
Excerpt: "Good morning fellow Giants fans. It isn't every day a sports team has the
chance to visit the White House, but our Super Bowl champion <a class="sbn-auto-link" href="http://www.sbnation.com/nfl/teams/new-york-giants">New
York Giants</a> will do just that today, and it's expected that President Obama
will highlight the team's ongoing support of our military and their families. I
know that Tom Coughlin must be thrilled to be doing this for the second time in
five years, as he takes national pride very seriously. Meanwhile, there were
more OTAs this week, and next week mini-camp starts. So let's see what's going
on.....Read more...

http://www.bigblueview.com/section/news



<u><font size="4">INSIDE FOOTBALL</font></u>


http://www.insidefootball.com/



<font size="4"><u>THE RED ZONE
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<font size="3">http://www.theredzone.org/</font> (http://www.theredzone.org/)

</font><font size="4"><u>GIANTS GAB</u></font>




<font size="3">http://www.giantsgab.com/</font> (http://www.giantsgab.com/)



<u><font size="4">GMEN HQ</font></u>



http://gmenhq.com/



<font size="4"><u>YARDBARKER</u></font>

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ELI MANNING IS, INDEED, ELITE (http://network.yardbarker.com/nfl/article_external/eli_manning_is_indeed_elite/10966454)

"Many people believe that Eli Manning can be contributed into the conversations
of the Tom Brady’s, Aaron Rodgers, and Peyton Manning’s. Is there a reason for
people not to believe that this statement is not true?

Well in case you
did not know, Eli has proven to the league, fans, his team, and himself, that he
is elite. After the Super Bowl victory over “Pretty Boy Tom”, his confidence
level has increased dramatically because, Eli was finally comfortable with
having an elite quarterback title under his belt, along with two Super Bowl
rings.

Throwing 29 touchdown passes during the 2011 season with nine of
those snagged by salsa dancing Victor Cruz. Eli also packed on 4,933 passing
yards making him just one long 67 yard pass to Hakeem Nicks or Victor Cruz from
reaching that 5,000-yard passer club.

In this pass happy league today,
you have to be able to come up big when it matters the most. The most meaning
the fourth quarter of those hard-nosed and hard-fought football games on
Sundays, Mondays, and Thursdays. The G-Men has had it good these past couple of
season in crunch time, but still seems to come up short when asked to win 10+
plus games during the regular season.

Defense wins games and when the
defense cannot create that crucial turnover needed, the quarterback will have to
take over. This is where Eli stands out. Since the younger Manning brother
entered the league in 2004, he has produced 21 fourth quarter comebacks during
the regular season months.

In 2006, Eli Manning had a game, which he
threw for 371 yards, three touchdowns, and completed 31-43 pass attempts against
the Philadelphia Eagles. In that game, you could tell that Eli would be special
in years to come in the NFL. With the recognition of being elite in this league,
Manning earned the honor of being named the 31<sup>st</sup>best player in this
year’s Top 100 players of 2012.

Some think he deserves to be ranked
higher, but this year’s list is accurate so far, due to all of the up and coming
stars in the league. After this year’s draft, the G-Men sent a message out to
the fans that they would be making a run for the Lombardi Trophy once again
after adding key additions, David Wilson to help the run game and Rueben Randle
to replace the role of Mario Manningham. So I’ll ask, why not Eli Manning?"

<font size="3">http://www.yardbarker.com/nfl/teams/new_york_giants/56</font> (http://www.yardbarker.com/nfl/teams/new_york_giants/56)
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<u>SPORTING NEWS

</u><font size="3">http://aol.sportingnews.com/nfl/stories</font> (http://aol.sportingnews.com/nfl/stories)<u>
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<u>NYG REPORTER
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<a href="http:///">http://nygreporter.com/
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<font size="4"><u>NFL.COM</u></font>


http://www.nfl.com/teams/newyorkgiants/profile?team=NYG




<font size="3"><font size="4"><u>YAHOOSPORTS</u></font></font>

GIANTS' BURGEONING STAR JASON PIERRE-PAUL PROVING TO BE A STUDENT OF THE GAME (http://sports.yahoo.com/news/nfl--giants-burgeoning-star-jason-pierre-paul-proving-to-be-a-student-of-the-game.html)

"To New York Giants defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul's teammates and coaches, his
utter lack of self-consciousness is an endearing quality.


To opponents, it's endangering.
</p>


</p>

As Pierre-Paul prepares for his third season, hoping to follow up on his
breakout, 16 ½-sack campaign that helped the Giants win Super Bowl XLVI, the
natural tendency is to attribute his success to his freakish athletic ability.
</p>


While he is his physical gifts are unquestionable – as evidenced by his <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pY1i1KzxwNg" target="_blank">legendary back
flips</a> – that ignores another important quality: </p>


Pierre-Paul is not afraid to ask questions, even questions others might be
embarrassed to ask. He's also not afraid to make mistakes. Full-on, high-speed
mistakes. While the instinct of many is to avoid reaching out for help,
Pierre-Paul knows what he doesn't know and is trying to learn quickly. </p>


"I think I said something to him about his hand placement and there he was by
the end of practice, fixing it," defensive lineman Justin Tuck said. "I think we
said something to him about his stance a month ago and he fixed it. </p>


"He's not just trying to get by on his athletic ability. He's trying to go
way beyond that."
</p>

That fact led Tuck to a somewhat staggering evaluation of just how far
Pierre-Paul may progress this season. </p>


"I don't see anybody in this league at that position who has that kind of
athleticism," Tuck said of Pierre-Paul. "And yes, I'm talking about [Chicago
defensive end Julius] Peppers, I'm talking about [Dallas linebacker] DeMarcus
[Ware] and Mario (Williams), all those guys. </p>


"I really don't see anybody who has that ability to adjust his body in
positions that he can do. A man that big should not be allowed to do that. He's
truly a freak. The sky is the limit for him and I know we use that cliché a lot,
but it's really true with him because of his work ethic." </p>


Pierre-Paul may have the mix of talent and personality that creates the truly
rare athlete – a talented overachiever. It's the combination of force that
creates the likes of Michael Jordan, Peyton Manning and Emmitt Smith.
</p>During Pierre-Paul's first two seasons, which have produced 21 ½ sacks,
Pierre-Paul has gotten by mostly on raw ability. In the background is a player
who is extraordinarily interested in learning a game he only started playing as
a senior in high school.


"My parents always told me to ask [questions]," Pierre-Paul said. "They would
never make any of us feel bad for asking a question. That's just how I was
raised." </p>


That attitude has shown up time and again in the ego-heavy confines of the
team meeting rooms or on the practice field.
</p>


</p>

"You get a lot of guys, especially young guys, who are afraid to ask," Giants
linebacker/defensive end Mathias Kiwanuka said. "They sit in the back and you
look at them and say, 'Do you understand?' They look up and say, 'Yeah, I got
it' and you know they don't, but they're too embarrassed to ask. </p>


"With Jason, he doesn't care. He's smart enough to know what he doesn't know
and he'll keep asking and asking and asking. If he has to ask something five
times, he will until he gets the answer that he understands. He's not just a
great athlete trying to get by on talent. He wants to learn."
</p>That's critical for Pierre-Paul because there is much he still doesn't know.
It's well-documented that Pierre-Paul <a href="http://sports.yahoo.com/nfl/news?slug=jc-cole_jason_pierre_paul_giants_super_bowl_backflips _020112">didn't
pick up the game</a> until his senior year at Deerfield Beach (Fla.) High School
when one of the coaches basically forced him to come out for the team. He then
bounced through two junior colleges and one year at the University of South
Florida before ending up the No. 15 overall pick by New York in 2010.


When he started playing, X's and O's looked like something from a
trigonometry class – which makes his early NFL success all the more impressive.
</p>


In the human chess match that is football, the game is not supposed to be
that easy. Getting 16 ½ sacks is usually for guys who have both natural ability
and a deep understanding of how to actually play. Down, distance, hand placement
and the ability to read blocking schemes are just a few of the factors that
should be diagnosed with each play, even by a great pass rusher. </p>


With Pierre-Paul, so much of that is being gathered as he goes along.
Sometimes the learning process is downright comical to his teammates. There was
the game last season at Dallas when, right before halftime, Pierre-Paul got to
the line of scrimmage not knowing exactly what to do. </p>


He got down on one knee, looked at the sideline for instruction, got the "go"
signal and ended up with a sack. It wasn't really the right call, but it worked
out fine because Pierre-Paul knows enough not to let what he doesn't know get in
the way.
</p>

"If he makes a mistake, he goes full speed and doesn't hesitate," Kiwanuka
said. "As a teammate, I can deal with that because I can adjust. I know that if
JPP rushes or covers a [running] back when he's not supposed to, he's not going
to hesitate. He's going to just do it and I can cover for him. It's the guys who
hesitate who make it tough because then you don't know what to do." </p>


While the essence of football – blocking and tackling – is pretty simple,
it's a sport where missteps can send an entire defense into chaos. That's why
Pierre-Paul continues to work on understanding the game. </p>


"Jason doesn't care about what other people might think of him asking a
question, he just wants to know," Giants head coach Tom Coughlin said. "It's
refreshing when you have somebody who doesn't worry about appearance and just
wants to know." </p>


It's the kind of sincere, innocent approach that can create greatness. On
game day, he usually spends up to half an hour going over the game plan one last
time with defensive line coach Robert Nunn. </p>



"He may ask five times, but he's going to have you explain it until he
understands it," Kiwanuka said. "He may have to hear it a different way, but
he's going to get it. He's at the point where I have no problem asking him if I
missed something. He may not use the same terms, but he knows it in a way he
understands it and can explain it."
</p>And that's critical as this season starts. After his breakout performance a
year ago, Pierre-Paul is going to be a marked man for opposing offenses to
control.


"He's going to see more double teams and different protections and he's going
to have to figure them out," Nunn said. "There comes a point where the athletic
ability can take you so far. With Jason, that's a long way. But even then, you
can take it farther with knowing the game." </p>


Such as the idea of hand placement as a way to fight off a guard or not
tipping off what you're doing by the way you line up in your stance. </p>


"When he learns something, he has it down pat," Tuck said. "He takes
everything to heart … it's almost as impressive as his physical skills."
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SAINTS TO MAKE NEW OFFER TO BREES (http://online.wsj.com/public/page/news-sports-nfl.html)

THE JETS HAVE CALIFORNIA ON THEIR MINDS (http://www.nytimes.com/2012/06/08/sports/football/jets-planning-for-minicamps-both-formal-and-informal.html?_r=1&amp;ref=football)

HEAD INJURY LAWSUITS AGAINST NFL CONSOLIDATED (http://www.nytimes.com/aponline/2012/06/07/us/ap-fbn-concussion-lawsuits.html?ref=football)

REX RYAN SAYS JETS ARE "OTA CHAMPS" (http://www.theredzone.org/BlogDescription/tabid/61/EntryId/26800/Rex-Ryan-says-Jets-are--OTA-champs-/Default.aspx)

NFL IS LOOKNIG AT NEW ORLEANS SAINTS' FILM IN WAKE OF DUSTUP (http://www.theredzone.org/BlogDescription/tabid/61/EntryId/26792/NFL-is-looking-at-New-Orleans-Saints-film-in-wake-of-dustup/Default.aspx)
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Captain Chaos
06-08-2012, 02:51 PM
Thanks Roanoke!

nygsb42champs
06-08-2012, 02:53 PM
As always thanks RF.

RoanokeFan
06-08-2012, 03:16 PM
Thanks Roanoke!

[B]

RoanokeFan
06-08-2012, 03:17 PM
As always thanks RF.

[Y]

BigBlue1971
06-08-2012, 08:00 PM
many thanks Roanoke!</P>


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RoanokeFan
06-08-2012, 08:08 PM
many thanks Roanoke!</p>


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[Y]

derekunion28
06-08-2012, 08:45 PM
thanks rf

giantsfan420
06-09-2012, 02:37 AM
Gr***ie rf gr***ie