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</font></u><font color="#0000FF"><u><font size="4">NEWS


<font size="4"><u>NEWARK STAR LEDGER</u></font>
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GIANTS' SUMMER QUESTIONNAIRE: LB CHASE BLACKBURN (http://www.nj.com/giants/index.ssf/2012/06/giants_summer_questionnaire_lb.html)

"Chase Blackburn had a memorable 2011 season, to say the least. After six
seasons with the Giants, predominately as a special teamer, Blackburn spent the
first 12 weeks of the 2011 regular season unemployed, awaiting for a team to
call at his home in Ohio. He was on verge of becoming a math teacher when the
Giants gave him a call.

Four days after reporting to East Rutherford, Blackburn was at middle
linebacker against the undefeated Packers and picked off Aaron Rodgers. He would
start the remaining eight games for the Giants -- four in the regular season and
four in the playoffs. He capped of the improbable run with a crucial
interception of Tom Brady in Super Bowl XLVI. </p>

He then became a free agent again, this time he would surely land somewhere.
The question was where. That was answered in April when the Giants brought him
back again.</p>

Now, Blackburn is the Giants' starting middle linebacker entering training
camp next month. He talks about being a free agent, the stiff competition at
linebacker and how his life has changed since the Super Bowl in this latest
installment of our <a href="http://www.nj.com/giants/index.ssf/summer_questionnaire/index.html">Giants
summer questionnaire series</a>.

There was a while there where your future was up in the air again
as a free agent. How was that for you?</p>

I was just trying to focus on where I was going to be at. Obviously, being an
unrestricted free agent again you never know what can happen. Obviously, I'm
glad to be here and be part of this team again. I'm going to try to do good
things here. It's been an honor and a privilege to be here my entire career.
That's unheard of at a lot of places.</p>

Was there a point where you thought you wouldn't be back with the

Not really. I guess there's always a doubt I guess because of what may
happen. Another team can come in and offer something or the Giants may have not
offered anything, it's just one of those things where you never know until the
offers come in.

You were signed late in the season last year. How
different is this season, having an offseason and all that?</p>

It'll be nice. It'll definitely be nice actually getting to be part of it the
whole way through, being part of the journey the whole way and obviously getting
a little more time with the playbook and getting used to the other guys and how
they play and the other guys.</p>

There's a lot of competition at linebacker. How has that been so

It's good. Anytime you have depth, it increases competition and it makes
people play harder. It puts more stress on the job and makes you want it a
little more. Obviously, I know I have to be at my best at all times because
there are guys trying to take my spot.

In your first stint with
the Giants you were almost exclusively a special teams player. But last season
you played plenty of linebacker and made a few big plays -- especially that pick
in the Super Bowl. How has your life changed since that play?</p>

Obviously, I've been recognized more this year than in the past whenever I go
out and all that because of the media stuff that happened with me coming back
and also being part of the Super Bowl and having an interception, it always
helps." </p>http://www.nj.com/giants/

</div></div><u><font size="4">NY DAILY NEWS
CANTY" "ALL SIGNS POINT TO GO" (http://www.nydailynews.com/blogs/giants/2012/06/canty-all-signs-point-to-go)

"Defensive tackle Chris Canty, who did not participate in the Giants offseason
training program because he was recovering from a knee surgery, says his rehab
has him on track to return in time for training camp next month.

“All signs point to go,” he said. “I’m feeling pretty good about training

Canty, who is preparing to host his annual Camp of Champions for youth on
Thursday, has spent his offseason in New York and is rehabbing at the Giants
practice facility daily. He said he is “progressing” toward running and hopes to
try that soon.</p>

“The knee feels pretty good,” Canty. “It’s pretty strong now. It’s

<div><div><u><font size="4">NY POST</font></u>

<a href="http://www.nypost.com/sports/giants">http://www.nypost.com/sports/giants
</div><u><font size="4">THE BERGEN RECORD</font></u>

<u><font size="4">WALL STREET JOURNAL</font></u>



<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
<u><font size="4">GIANTS 101</font></u>

JUSTIN TUCK CALLS ELI MANNING'S NFL TOP 100 RANKING "A JOKE" (http://www.giants101.com/2012/06/25/new-york-giants-justin-tuck-calls-eli-mannings-nfl-top-100-ranking-a-joke/)

"A year ago, <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> quarterback <a class="st_tag internal_tag" title="Posts tagged with Eli Manning" href="http://www.giants101.com/tag/eli-manning/" rel="tag nofollow">Eli
Manning</a> wasn't even considered to be one of the top 100 players in the NFL (http://www.giants101.com/tag/nfl/) according to
his peers. In 2012, Easy-E skyrocketed to #31 on the NFL's Top 100 List (http://www.giants101.com/2012/06/07/new-york-giants-eli-manning-victor-cruz-ranked-31st-and-39th-on-nfls-top-100-list-for-2012/), but even that isn't enough says teammate Justin Tuck (http://www.nfl.com/news/story/09000d5d82a179f1/article/justin-tuck-on-eli-mannings-top-100-ranking-thats-a-joke?module=HP11_headline_stack), who was ranked #62 (http://www.giants101.com/2012/05/17/new-york-giants%e2%80%99-justin-tuck-62-on-nfl%e2%80%99s-top-100-list-for-2012/) on the list.

"That's a joke," Tuck said of Manning's No. 31 ranking. "No question. He is
top five, hands down. Top five."</p></blockquote>

Tuck isn't the only teammate or former teammate who has expressed his
displeasure in Eli's ranking. Former Giants running back <a class="st_tag internal_tag" title="Posts tagged with Brandon Jacobs" href="http://www.giants101.com/tag/brandon-jacobs/" rel="tag nofollow">Brandon
Jacobs</a> tweeted that Manning should have been ranked #1 on the list, while
wide receiver <a class="st_tag internal_tag" title="Posts tagged with Victor Cruz" href="http://www.giants101.com/tag/victor-cruz/" rel="tag nofollow">Victor
Cruz</a> said he felt his quarterback should have definitely been ranked

More than just the numbers, Tuck feels Eli should have garnered more respect
from his peers for the things he did a year ago that didn't show up in the box

"You win the Super Bowl, you have the season he had, you are automatically
top 10," he added. "But it's how he did it, as far as the fourth-quarter
comebacks, leading a team that really didn't have a super, super star wide
receiver at the beginning of the year. He made two guys in Hakeem (Nicks) and
Victor (Cruz), he made those guys what they are now. I really feel as though he
should have been a lot higher than he was."</p></blockquote>

Hakeem Nicks and Cruz were ranked 39th and 90th respectively, with defensive
end <a class="st_tag internal_tag" title="Posts tagged with Jason Pierre-Paul" href="http://www.giants101.com/tag/jason-pierre-paul/" rel="tag nofollow">Jason
Pierre-Paul</a> coming in ahead of Manning at No. 24 (http://www.giants101.com/2012/06/14/new-york-giants%e2%80%99-jason-pierre-paul-24-on-nfl%e2%80%99s-top-100-list-for-2012/).</p>

Like many of those in the media, short of actually seeing Manning on the
field, most of the players' consideration came from what they were able to
witness on ESPN and other sports highlight shows. As a result, the list is
nothing more than a bona fide popularity contest similar to NFL (http://www.giants101.com/tag/nfl/) Pro Bowl
voting, which is done by the fans. So to think there are 30 players in the NFL (http://www.giants101.com/tag/nfl/) that bring
more value to their team than Eli does, including one of his own teammates, is
preposterous. And quite frankly, Tuck hit the nail right on the head."</p>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>

ON MARTELLUS BENNETT, AND FOOLISH THINGS BLOGGERS SOMETIMES WRITE (http://www.bigblueview.com/2012/6/26/3118737/martellus-bennett-new-york-giants-tight-end#storyjump)

"Blogging The Beast editor Jimmy Kempski, known around these parts as
'JimmyK,' got himself into a bit of hot water (http://bloggingthebeast.com/2012/06/21/dont-be-surprised-to-see-the-giants-cut-martellus-bennett-and-with-good-reason/) with some <a class="sbn-auto-link" href="http://www.sbnation.com/nfl/teams/new-york-giants">New
York Giants</a> fans recently when he wrote that the Giants might end up cutting
<a class="sbn-auto-link" href="http://www.sbnation.com/nfl/players/34521/martellus-bennett">Martellus
Bennett</a>, the free-agent acquisition expected to be the team's tight end in
2012.<div class="entry-body">

I have avoided the whole subject because, well, because it's a foolish
position to take to begin with. And, as Jimmy has found out, the reaction from
some readers of some boards who don't behave as well as you guys do has been,
umm, less than kind (http://bloggingthebeast.com/2012/06/26/my-thoughts-on-martellus-bennett-redux/#more-5128).</p>
<p class="extend-divide"><a name="storyjump"></a>http://cdn1.sbnation.com/images/blog/star-divide.v5e9d7f1.jpg</p>

Let's just stick with Bennett and his potential future with the Giants. The
idea that the team would cut Bennett, foolishly at 291 pounds during OTAs, is

This was part of Inside Football editor Pat Traina's reaction:</p>

I respect others' opinions, but the idea of the team cutting Bennett just to
pick up more draft picks next year is ludicrous. And as for him reportedly being
a headache, trust me when I say that team has put up with bigger headaches in
recent years and have done so with a smile so long as said headaches have

Knowing Pat the way that I do I am surprised she took the time to write about
this. I happen to agree with her completely, however.</p>

The Giants gave Bennett only a one-year contract for a reason. They aren't
sure about the guy. They see the talent, but they also have to understand that
Jason Witten's (http://www.sbnation.com/nfl/players/3446/jason-witten)
presence in Dallas may not be the only reason Bennett did not flourish with the
Cowboys (http://www.sbnation.com/nfl/teams/dallas-cowboys).</p>

The Giants, though, are an extraordinarily patient organization. Bennett may
not be the long-term answer, but he isn't getting cut before he gets a chance to
fully state his case one way or the other."</p></div>


NY GIANTS' NEWS AND NOTES: MONDAY MORNING MASHUP EDITION (http://www.bigblueview.com/2012/6/25/3115722/new-york-giants-news-and-notes-monday-morning-mashup-edition)

"Good morning fellow Giants fans. I'm back, and while I'm definitely here at
my desk physically, you'll have to excuse my brain, which is three steps behind
my body in vacation mode. But enough about me. Let's talk about the Super Bowl
champion New York Giants (http://www.sbnation.com/nfl/teams/new-york-giants)
(yes, it still feels good to say that).....<div class="entry-body">

<a href="http://communities.washingtontimes.com/neighborhood/narcotics-leatherheads-nfl-and-other-sports-storie/2012/jun/24/ny-giants-and-other-champions-hard-road-ahead/">The
NY Giants and other champions: The hard road ahead | Washington Times
Congratulations to the Los Angeles Kings, Miami Heat,
and Dale Earnhardt Jr. The month of June brought them true glory. The Miami Heat
won the NBA Championship for the second time in their history. Lebron James won
his first championship. The Los Angeles Kings won the NHL Championship for the
first time in their existence after 45 years of futility. Dale Jr. won his first
race in four years and has a realistic chance to win his first championship.
They join the New York Giants, winners of the most recent NFL Superbowl back in

<a href="http://www.sbsun.com/ci_20927202/terrell-thomas-holds-annual-camp-alexander-clady">Terrell
Thomas holds annual camp with Alexander, Clady - San Bernardino County
Nobody would have been surprised if circumstances were
entirely different for <a class="sbn-auto-link" href="http://www.sbnation.com/nfl/players/34498/terrell-thomas">Terrell
Thomas</a> when the Rancho Cucamonga High School graduate held his fourth annual
youth football camp Saturday at Chaffey College. Instead of spending this summer
making one last push to convince NFL teams the ACL he tore 10 months is healthy,
Thomas has long since secured a new four-year, $28million contract. Despite
suffering one of the most devastating injuries in the game, the cornerback out
of USC will play his fifth NFL season with the same team that employed him for
the first four, the Super Bowl champion New York Giants. </p>

<a href="http://www.nfl.com/news/story/09000d5d82a18b2e/article/keith-rivers-happy-to-be-healthy-playing-for-new-york-giants">Keith
Rivers happy to be healthy, playing for New York Giants -
After four injury-plagued seasons with the <a class="sbn-auto-link" href="http://www.sbnation.com/nfl/teams/cincinnati-bengals">Cincinnati
Bengals</a>, Keith Rivers (http://www.sbnation.com/nfl/players/34370/keith-rivers)
is glad to be a New York Giant. "It's exciting being with a team that is
contending every year," the linebacker said Saturday at Giants cornerback
Terrell Thomas' youth football camp in Rancho Cucamonga, Calif. "It's been a
great experience (and) they got some great guys in the locker room. It's been a
great experience thus far."</p>

</p><p class="extend-divide"><a name="storyjump"></a>http://cdn1.sbnation.com/images/blog/star-divide.v5e9d7f1.jpg</p><a href="http://www.prosportsdaily.com/articles/justin-tuck-on-eli-mannings-top-100-ranking-thats-a-joke-679416.html">Justin
Tuck on Eli Manning's 'Top 100' ranking - 06-24-2012</a>
"Justin Tuck
didn't mince words Saturday when asked if New York Giants teammate Eli Manning (http://www.sbnation.com/nfl/players/2235/eli-manning) was
properly ranked by his peers in the annual "Top 100" players survey. "That's a
joke," Tuck said of Manning's No. 31 ranking. "No question. He is top five,
hands down. Top five."

<a href="http://www.lansingstatejournal.com/article/20120624/GW/306240159/Former-Spartans-take-soccer-field-raise-funds?odyssey=mod%7Cnewswell%7Ctext%7CFRONTPAGE%7C s&amp;nclick_check=1">Former
Spartans take to soccer field to raise funds | Lansing State Journal |
Greg Jones doesn’t have a background in
soccer, but the former Michigan State star does know what Ronald McDonald House
represents. "I do it because of what they stand for and it’s something I believe
in," said Jones, a Super Bowl champion linebacker with the New York Giants. "I
had a Ronald McDonald House that was close to me growing up (in Cincinnati), so
I love to help out." Jones and a number of former Spartan athletes gathered
Saturday at DeMartin Stadium for the second annual Kick for the House, a charity
soccer game to benefit the Ronald McDonald House of Mid-Michigan.</p>

But will Jones make the 53-man roster? I was and still am high on this kid,
but I want to see that same explosiveness that I saw in the Greg Jones that
played for Michigan State.</p>

<a href="http://www.dailypress.com/sports/dp-spt-colonial-camp-preview-0624-20120623,0,5408370.story">Tebow
headlines guests at W&amp;M Colonial All-Pro Camp -
William and Mary might never be the same after
"Tebow Mania" comes through this week. New York Jets (http://www.sbnation.com/nfl/teams/new-york-jets)
quarterback Tim Tebow (http://www.sbnation.com/nfl/players/108608/tim-tebow)
headlines the list of guest instructors at the W&amp;M Colonial All-Pro football
camp from June 24-27. He's joined by New York Giants wide receiver Victor Cruz (http://www.sbnation.com/nfl/players/109584/victor-cruz)
and Arizona Cardinals (http://www.sbnation.com/nfl/teams/arizona-cardinals)
wide receiver <a class="sbn-auto-link" href="http://www.sbnation.com/nfl/players/1741/larry-fitzgerald">Larry
Fitzgerald</a>. The NFL guests join Tribe football coach Jimmye Lay**** and his
staff in the annual event on the William and Mary campus.</p>

<a href="http://msn.foxsports.com/nba/story/amare-stoudemire-fiancee-to-flash-engagement-ring-at-calvin-klein-fashion-show-062412">Amar'e
Stoudemire's fiancee to flash engagement ring at Calvin Klein fashion show - NBA
News | FOX Sports on MSN</a>
New York Giants star Victor Cruz, who
wore a Calvin Klein tuxedo to the Met Ball this year, also will sit in the front
row at the Milan show with his girlfriend, Elaina Watley.</p>

Have Cruz or Manning had any sleep this offseason?</p>

<a href="http://espn.go.com/blog/new-york/giants/post/_/id/14774/spotlight-marvin-austin">Spotlight:
Marvin Austin - Giants Blog - ESPN New York</a>
If Austin's quickness
and strength is as advertised, he should split backup snaps at defensive tackle
with Bernard. Rogers could be a factor as a backup defensive tackle if he is
healthy but there was enough concern there that the Giants went out and got
Bernard back. </p>

I know you guys probably saw this last week, but I had to comment on <a href="http://www.lvrj.com/sports/ex-giants-rb-jacobs-returns-fan-s-generosity-160106735.html">Brandon
Jacobs spending some time with the kid</a> who sent him three bucks and
change to come back to the Giants. If you skim that article, the first thing you
might see is that Jacobs gave him $5 to reimburse him for the $3.36. But the
signed helmet and quality time Jacobs gave were way more valuable, especially if
the helmet is the same one Jacobs threw into the stands against the Colts (http://www.sbnation.com/nfl/teams/indianapolis-colts) two
seasons ago."</p></div>http://www.bigblueview.com/section/news

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

SUMMERTIME B LOG BITS: LINEBACKER JACQUIAN WILLIAMS (http://insidefootball.com/blog/archives/4615)

"In this installment of Summertime Blog Bits, we hear from linebacker
Jacquian Williams.<span id="more-4615"></span>

Q: Now that you’ve had a full off-season to really sit down and
understand the intricacies of the play book, how much of a measurable difference
do you think it will make when you get to camp?
A: Well from the
linebackers’ perspective, I think we have a better understanding not of just our
role, but how our role fits in with the rest of the defense. Last year we were
just given our playbooks and it was up to us to learn what we could and how
fast. So I think this year when we get to camp, the linebackers are going to be
better in terms of making more plays, which is the goal.</p>

Q: What about the playbook for you personally? How much more have
things slowed down for you?
A: Things have slowed down for me a lot,
and I think for the other rookie linebackers from last year as well. We
definitely respect this new opportunity we have this

Q: How much better are you personally, having gone through the weight
and conditioning program as well as your personal grasp of your role in the
A: There are still some thing that need to be cleaned up,
but overall, I’m learning and getting comfortable and more confident.</p>

Q: What kind of things need to be cleaned up?
A: Just
different things from a football aspect like drops and coverage, and

Q: Last year, there was a belief held by some that the rookies sort
of had a pass given that you didn’t have the classroom time, the weight room
time, and all the other stuff that was wiped out due to the lockout. With that
said, now that you’ve gone through a complete off-season, is there more or less
pressure when you go out there this year?
A: I don’t know if there’s
any difference. There is still the pressure of learning your assignments, the
new wrinkles that coach wants to run, and all that and then going out there and
showing that you’re better in your technique. So I guess you could say there is
more pressure because you don’t want to slow down and rest on your laurels from
last year."</p>http://www.insidefootball.com/

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HOW WILL THE GIANTS USE ANTROL ROLLE THIS SEASON? (http://network.yardbarker.com/nfl/article_external/how_will_the_new_york_giants_use_antrel_rolle_in_2 012/11095553)

"One of the best free agent signings
that Jerry Reese (http://www.rantsports.com/search/?cx=partner-pub-1362184578149106%3A0810558991&amp;cof=FORID%3A10&amp;ie=UT F-8&amp;q=jerry+reese&amp;sa=Search&amp;siteurl=www.rantsports.c om%2Fnew-york-giants%2F&amp;ref=) has made in his time as New York Giants (http://www.rantsports.com/new-york-giants/) General Manager, has been Antrel Rolle (http://www.rantsports.com/search/?cx=partner-pub-1362184578149106%3A0810558991&amp;cof=FORID%3A10&amp;ie=UT F-8&amp;q=antrel+rolle&amp;sa=Search&amp;siteurl=www.rantsports. com%2Fnew-york-giants%2F&amp;ref=). The Giants clearly needed help at the
back end of the secondary and when Rolle became available on the free agent
market, the Giants swooped in and gave him the biggest contract for a <span style="BACKGROUND: none transparent scroll repeat 0% 0%; COLOR: darkgreen; FONT-SIZE: inherit; FONT-WEIGHT: inherit" id="itxthook0w0" class="itxtrst itxtrstspan itxthookspan">safety</span> (#) in the
league’s history.

Rolle has been used as a safety and in
nickel situations moves down to the slot to cover the slot receiver or the tight
end depending on the team. Deon Grant (http://www.rantsports.com/search/?cx=partner-pub-1362184578149106%3A0810558991&amp;cof=FORID%3A10&amp;ie=UT F-8&amp;q=deon+grant&amp;sa=Search&amp;siteurl=www.rantsports.co m%2Fnew-york-giants%2F&amp;ref=)would
take his spot in the back end. Grant is now a free agent and it doesn’t seem
like he’s going to be brought back. The Giants didn’t bring him back last year
until the middle of <span style="BACKGROUND: none transparent scroll repeat 0% 0%; COLOR: darkgreen; FONT-SIZE: inherit; FONT-WEIGHT: inherit" id="itxthook1w0" class="itxtrst itxtrstspan itxthookspan">training</span> (#) camp
though with the collection of safeties the Giants have, unless there’s some sort
of injury or all the rookies aren’t up to par then he could come back.</p>

The Giants have some quality at corner
with Corey Webster (http://www.rantsports.com/search/?cx=partner-pub-1362184578149106%3A0810558991&amp;cof=FORID%3A10&amp;ie=UT F-8&amp;q=corey+webster&amp;sa=Search&amp;siteurl=www.rantsports .com%2Fnew-york-giants%2F&amp;ref=) and the return of Terrell Thomas (http://www.rantsports.com/search/?cx=partner-pub-1362184578149106%3A0810558991&amp;cof=FORID%3A10&amp;ie=UT F-8&amp;q=terell+thomas&amp;sa=Search&amp;siteurl=www.rantsports .com%2Fnew-york-giants%2F&amp;ref=). Prince Amukamara (http://www.rantsports.com/search/?cx=partner-pub-1362184578149106%3A0810558991&amp;cof=FORID%3A10&amp;ie=UT F-8&amp;q=prince+amukamara&amp;sa=Search&amp;siteurl=www.rantspo rts.com%2Fnew-york-giants%2F&amp;ref=) is now healthy and will participate in
a full training camp this year and rookie<a href="http://www.rantsports.com/search/?cx=partner-pub-1362184578149106%3A0810558991&amp;cof=FORID%3A10&amp;ie=UT F-8&amp;q=jayron+hosley&amp;sa=Search&amp;siteurl=www.rantsports .com%2Fnew-york-giants%2F&amp;ref="> Jayron Hosley
</a>will get some time as well. Where will Rolle fit in the nickel scheme?</p>

The answer may depend on the safties as
well. How will Tyler Sash (http://www.rantsports.com/search/?cx=partner-pub-1362184578149106%3A0810558991&amp;cof=FORID%3A10&amp;ie=UT F-8&amp;q=tyler+sash&amp;sa=Search&amp;siteurl=www.rantsports.co m%2Fnew-york-giants%2F&amp;ref=)perform
in his second year? Will Stevie Brown (http://www.rantsports.com/search/?cx=partner-pub-1362184578149106%3A0810558991&amp;cof=FORID%3A10&amp;ie=UT F-8&amp;q=steve+brown&amp;sa=Search&amp;siteurl=www.rantsports.c om%2Fnew-york-giants%2F&amp;ref=)push him for that spot? Will undrafted
rookies Will Hill (http://www.rantsports.com/search/?cx=partner-pub-1362184578149106%3A0810558991&amp;cof=FORID%3A10&amp;ie=UT F-8&amp;q=will+hill&amp;sa=Search&amp;siteurl=www.rantsports.com %2Fnew-york-giants%2F&amp;ref=) and<a href="http://www.rantsports.com/search/?cx=partner-pub-1362184578149106%3A0810558991&amp;cof=FORID%3A10&amp;ie=UT F-8&amp;q=janzen+jackson&amp;sa=Search&amp;siteurl=www.rantsport s.com%2Fnew-york-giants%2F&amp;ref&amp;doing_wp_cron"> Janzen Jackson
</a>step in and take the spot? How Perry Fewell (http://www.rantsports.com/search/?cx=partner-pub-1362184578149106%3A0810558991&amp;cof=FORID%3A10&amp;ie=UT F-8&amp;q=perry+fewell&amp;sa=Search&amp;siteurl=www.rantsports. com%2Fnew-york-giants%2F&amp;ref=www.rantsports.com%2Fsearch%2F%3Fcx% 3Dpartner-pub-1362184578149106%253A0810558991%26cof%3DFORID%253A 10%26ie%3DUTF-8%26q%3Dwill%2Bhill%26sa%3DSearch%26siteurl%3Dwww. rantsports.com%252Fnew-york-giants%252F%26ref%3D) figures this out might be the key to
defense in the upcoming season."</p><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><font size="3">http://aol.sportingnews.com/nfl/stories</font> (http://aol.sportingnews.com/nfl/stories)<u>

<a href="http:///">http://nygreporter.com/

<font size="4"><u>NFL.COM</u></font>


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<a href="http://msn.foxsports.com/nfl/team/new-york-giants/67056">http://msn.foxsports.com/nfl/team/new-york-giants/67056

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BLACKBURN STILL HAS THE EDGE FOR GIANTS' MLB SLOT (http://www.profootballweekly.com/2012/06/24/blackburn-still-has-edge-for-giants-mlb-spot)

"</font></font>Even though the Giants traded for former No. 9 overall pick Keith
Rivers from the Bengals the week before they re-signed Chase
Blackburn, it appears that Blackburn is a starter now and Rivers is
not. They don’t play the same position technically, although Rivers could be
used inside in training camp as a backup to two spots. He also would play behind
WLB Michael Boley, whom GM Jerry Reese hinted
could be moved inside. Boley says he believes he is the weak-side linebacker
going forward, and it appears that Blackburn, the late-season hero who came off
his couch to start for the Giants’ Super Bowl-winning defense, remains in line
to play a lot of snaps again. Health obviously will be a factor, but Rivers
could earn a role as a sub-package linebacker. Observers say that Rivers has
looked good so far, but that the Giants’ LB depth is quite strong, which could
limit the bench players’ possible reps."

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06-25-2012, 09:19 AM
thanks Roanoke!</P>

the nfl 100 is a joke! </P>

Eli certainly should be ranked in the top10.</P>

how can Andre Johnson be ranked as high as he is after missing 8-10 games last year?</P>

Captain Chaos
06-25-2012, 06:12 PM
thanks Roanoke!</P>

the nfl 100 is a joke!* </P>

Eli certainly should be ranked in the top10.</P>

how can Andre Johnson be ranked as high as he is after missing 8-10 games last year?</P>

Guy carries his team offensively to the superbowl and that's the respect he gets, only for a NYG>>>

06-25-2012, 07:45 PM
thanks Roanoke!</p>

the nfl 100 is a joke! </p>

Eli certainly should be ranked in the top10.</p>

how can Andre Johnson be ranked as high as he is after missing 8-10 games last year?</p>


As Bill arcvells has pointed out; You are what your numbers say you are...2 Super Bowl wins in 5 years as MVP? That's what matters.

06-25-2012, 10:46 PM
thanks Roa

G-Men Surg.
06-26-2012, 12:15 AM
Thanks RF !

06-26-2012, 07:26 AM
thanks Roanoke!</p>

the nfl 100 is a joke!* </p>

Eli certainly should be ranked in the top10.</p>

how can Andre Johnson be ranked as high as he is after missing 8-10 games last year?</p>


As Bill arcvells has pointed out;* You are what your numbers say you are...2 Super Bowl wins in 5 years as MVP?* That's what matters.

This also makes me think that sometimes the players are as clueless as the fans sometimes. Most of the player voters I'm sure were paying more attention to players in their division or direct opponents rather than the overall teams. That is, until the end of the season when they started getting into the playoffs and the field of competition began to dwindle.

Think players are just like anyone else and are probably even more cloistered up during the season.

06-26-2012, 12:13 PM
thanks Roa


06-26-2012, 12:16 PM
thanks Roanoke!</p>

the nfl 100 is a joke! </p>

Eli certainly should be ranked in the top10.</p>

how can Andre Johnson be ranked as high as he is after missing 8-10 games last year?</p>


As Bill arcvells has pointed out; You are what your numbers say you are...2 Super Bowl wins in 5 years as MVP? That's what matters.

This also makes me think that sometimes the players are as clueless as the fans sometimes. Most of the player voters I'm sure were paying more attention to players in their division or direct opponents rather than the overall teams. That is, until the end of the season when they started getting into the playoffs and the field of competition began to dwindle.

Think players are just like anyone else and are probably even more cloistered up during the season.

My theory is that Eli doesn't portray the Neanderthal type of personality. He doesn't get rattled, he has never missed a game, he doesn't usually display obvious frustration with his teammates' mistakes.

Most NFL players are Neanderthal types and I think they resent Eli.