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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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GIANTS' SUMMER QUESTIONNAIRE: KICKER LAWRENCE TYNES (http://www.nj.com/giants/index.ssf/2012/06/giants_summer_questionnaire_ki.html)

"Victor Cruz has a book coming out next month. That news surprised no one.
But what would you say if I told you kicker Lawrence Tynes is working on a book
as well?


Tynes is an opinionated player and <a href="http://www.nj.com/giants/roadtrip/index.ssf/2008/01/ny_giants_lawrence_tynes_and_h.html">has
been outspoken in his defense of his brother, </a>who is currently serving time
after being convicted of marijuana trafficking, as well as many other issues in
the game of football. So his book could be an interesting read.</p>


Tynes' opinionated nature is also why we believed he would be a good
addition to our group of <a href="http://www.nj.com/giants/index.ssf/summer_questionnaire/index.html">Giants
summer questionnaires</a>.</p>


How's the book coming?</p>


It’s just in the early stages. It’s an autobiography. No title for it yet.
It’ll be out late this year or early next year. Damon Amendolara, the guy up in
Boston. We used to have a radio show together in Kansas City, I had a spot once
per week. He wants to put a book out. We thought it would be a good idea to do
it on me and see how it goes. We’ve done a little bit of work together.
Obviously, it’s going to take some more time 1-on-1. We’ll see how it goes.</p>


Any dark secrets to reveal?</p>


No, I don’t have anything that’s going to be like that. I should, though. I
should have something that makes it pop, right? You’ve gotta have some shock
value. If I had some crazy double life or something, that would work. I mean,
there’s gotta be something they can grab and say, ‘Wow, he said this about this
player?!’ I may talk about a GM, but I’m not going to talk about a player like
that.</p>


You talked about how healthy you were last year when you set a
career-high with 34 touchbacks. How do you feel this year?</p>


Great. Strong. I’m working out with Steve (Weatherford) a lot, so I’ve gotten
a lot stronger. This is the strongest I’ve ever been. I definitely feel
good.</p>


Working out with Weatherford will do that for you?</p>


Yeah, at this point in my career, it’s good to have a guy like that in here
because he kind of challenges you physically in the weight room. It’s good. He’s
got energy that never stops and it’s rejuvenated what I’ve been doing in the
weight room.</p>


John Mara has talked about <a href="http://www.giants.com/news-and-blogs/article-1/Giants-President-John-Mara-on-rule-changes/4251e760-3ad7-431b-bbc8-b37cd5226de9">eliminating
kickoffs</a> in an attempt to take away a dangerous play. What are your thoughts
on that?</p>


Well, obviously, I don’t like it. But I don’t think it’ll ever happen. You’re
taking away possession. I’ve always said they should use the CFL rule where,
after a field goal, it’s an option (to kick off) and after a touchdown you have
to kick off. That would make sense.</p>


But you’d still need kickers for place kicks. It’s not like you’d
become obsolete.</p>


It’s less work, though. But I don’t think they’ll ever be eliminated. I think
people enjoy them. It’s the start of a game and people really look forward to
that play. The touchbacks kind of put a damper on it last year, but it did
improve the safety and concussion rate. I don’t know, I just don’t think they’ll
ever eliminate them.</p>


At least not in your time?</p>


I hope not. I actually enjoy doing them, so I hope not."</p>GIANTS, JETS LAWSUIT TO STOP AMERICAN DREAM PROJECT AN "INSULT", DEVELOPER SAYS (http://www.nj.com/bergen/index.ssf/2012/06/giants_jets_lawsuit_to_stop_american_dream_project _an_insult_developer_says.html)

"A spokesman for the developers of the American Dream Meadowlands project on
Monday called a lawsuit filed by the New York Giants and Jets to <a href="http://www.nj.com/news/index.ssf/2012/06/jets_giants_file_lawsuit_again.html">stop
the project</a> "an insult" to New Jersey residents who could benefit from the
complex.


In a statement <a href="http://www.northjersey.com/eastrutherford/jets_giants_lawsuit_meadowlands_american_dream_tri ple_five_xanadu.html">prepared
for The Record</a>, Alan Marcus said the teams displayed a desire to "exert
monopolistic control over the entire complex."</p>


"They want to tell us when and how we can operate our business," Marcus said.
"I am sure they would not want us to tell them when they can play their football
games."</p>


The Giants and the Jets, who play next to the planned complex at MetLife
Stadium, said Triple Five, the developer of the American Dream project, never
got permission to expand the project beyond the abandoned Xanadu structure, <a href="http://www.northjersey.com/eastrutherford/jets_giants_lawsuit_meadowlands_american_dream_tri ple_five_xanadu.html">The
Record reported Friday</a>. </p>


Triple Five <a href="http://www.nj.com/bergen/index.ssf/2011/11/public_hearings_being_held_in_meadowlands_as_ameri can_dream_developer_eyes_another_expansion.html">plans
to add an indoor water park and amusement park</a> to the proposed mall.</p>


Marcus said the American Dream development would be compatible with the
teams' use of MetLife Stadium. He called for the Giants and Jets to drop the
"frivolous" lawsuit."</p>http://www.nj.com/giants/

</div></div><u><font size="4">NY DAILY NEWS
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http://www.nydailynews.com/sports/football/giants
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<div><div><u><font size="4">NY POST</font></u>
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STRAHAN SAYS GIANTS ROBBING "UNDERPAID" OSI (http://www.nypost.com/p/sports/giants/strahan_says_giants_robbing_underpaid_3Q5p0msdWPCN dQX7EAo4vL)

"Michael Strahan knows exactly what the Giants were paying his buddy Osi
Umenyiora and “underpaid’’ doesn’t begin to tell the tale.<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">


“To be honest with you, it’s flat-out robbery,’’ Strahan said yesterday at
the Big Daddy Oheka Castle Celebrity Golf Tournament in Huntington.</p>


Strahan during his 15-year career with the Giants engaged in an occasional
contract skirmish with the front office, and his protégé at defensive end
followed in his footsteps before finally declaring peace. Umenyiora, for several
years unhappy with the deal he signed in 2005, earlier this month agreed to a
restructuring that will pay him about $6 million this season before heading into
free agency.
</p>“If it were me, I would have sat at home and I wouldn’t have played,’’
Strahan said. “That’s just me. I’ve threatened to do that in my time and I ended
up getting what I wanted. Osi’s a different mindset than me. I’m probably a
little more, ‘I don’t care what people think.’<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">


“For him it works out, he’s going to be fine, he’s going to play well. If he
played well under the previous situations of being unhappy to being somewhat
happy now, I’m sure he’ll do great.’’</p>


During the contract unrest, Strahan said Umenyiora should have taken a harder
stance with the Giants. </p>


“He just didn’t take advantage of it at the times when he should have,’’
Strahan said. “I think Osi has a good heart. He expects for people to do as what
he would do, you expect people to treat you the way you expect to be treated.
Sometimes in the game of business it doesn’t work that way and you have to
understand it as a player sooner rather than later.’’</p>


Umenyiora last season lost his starting job to Jason Pierre-Paul but still
registered 12 1/2 sacks in the 13 games (including the postseason) he
played.</p>


“There aren’t many players who can do that,’’ Strahan said. “Osi’s gotten a
bad rap over this, the contract, the contract, the contract. He’s always
performed well when he’s been healthy. I think he’ll play well and I think next
year, contract-wise, will be a big year for him and I can get a loan from
him.’’</p>http://www.nypost.com/sports/giants
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</div><u><font size="4">THE BERGEN RECORD</font></u>
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ZILCH

http://www.northjersey.com/sports/pro_sports/football/
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<u><font size="4">WALL STREET JOURNAL</font></u>

ZERO

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

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

NOPE

<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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GIANTS' HAKEEM NICKS SAYS "HE'S DEFINITELY MAKING TRAINING CAMP" (http://www.giants101.com/2012/06/26/new-york-giants-hakeem-nicks-says-hes-definitely-making-training-camp/)

"For the second time in less than a month (http://www.giants101.com/2012/05/29/new-york-giants-hakeem-nicks-says-hell-return-by-training-camp/), <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> wide receiver <a class="st_tag internal_tag" title="Posts tagged with Hakeem Nicks" href="http://www.giants101.com/tag/hakeem-nicks/" rel="tag nofollow">Hakeem
Nicks</a>, who is recovering from a fractured 5th metatarsal of his right foot,
has said he'll be back by training camp. This time however, Nicks also told WFNZ Charlotte (http://charlotte.cbslocal.com/?podcast_url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.podtrac.com%2Fpts%2F redirect.mp3%2Fnyc.podcast.play.it%2Fmedia%2Fd0%2F d0%2Fd1%2Fd0%2FdQ%2FdM%2FdJ%2F10QMJ_3.MP3&amp;podcast_ name=Hakeem+Nicks+on+Mac+Attack+June+21&amp;podcast_ar tist=The+Mac+Attack&amp;station_id=61&amp;audio_link=true&amp; config_file=config.xml&amp;dcid=CBS.CHARLOTTE) that he's no longer in a walking boot and
had, at one point, started running.
<blockquote>


“Definitely making training camp. I started running about two weeks [ago] but
the coaches don’t really want me to force the issue right now so I haven’t
[resumed] running yet. They want me to just take my time with it — they feel
like that’s what’s best. So right now I’m just taking my time with it. But I’ll
definitely be ready for the season,” Nicks said.</p></blockquote>


Nicks said he knew a bone in his foot was broken the moment it happened, but
didn't really believe it was that big a deal as he was able to walk off the
field without so much as a limp.</p>
<blockquote>


“Yeah, I know right away. I felt it. I heard it in my body. It was like a
little snap on the side of my foot. I knew it right away. I walked off the
field, didn’t nobody even know," he added. "I just walked off the field and told
the trainers on the side, ‘I think I just broke a bone in my
foot.’”</p></blockquote>


The initial projection was that Nicks would miss upwards of 12 weeks, meaning
a return sometime in mid-August, but he's remained adamant from day one that
he'd be able to return much sooner. Since then, there have also been several
reports that the wide receiver out of North Carolina could return in as little
as 4-6 weeks. Either way, the Giants will undoubtedly ease Nicks back into the
fold only when they feel confident that his foot has healed properly. The last
thing they want to do is have him re-injure his foot and miss the week one game
against the Dallas Cowboys."</p>GIANTS' TOM COUGHLIN RANKED NFL'S # 1 "GOOD GUY" (http://www.giants101.com/2012/06/25/new-york-giants-tom-coughlin-ranked-nfls-1-good-guy/)

"Two-time <a class="st_tag internal_tag" title="Posts tagged with Super Bowl" href="http://www.giants101.com/tag/super-bowl/" rel="tag nofollow">Super
Bowl</a> Champion and head coach of the New York (http://www.giants101.com/tag/new-york/) Giants, <a class="st_tag internal_tag" title="Posts tagged with Tom Coughlin" href="http://www.giants101.com/tag/tom-coughlin/" rel="tag nofollow">Tom
Coughlin</a>, has an impressive resume that proves he's a winner on the
gridiron. However, what is less recognized is his work off the field … that is
until now. Coughlin has been ranked the number one "good guy" in the NFL (http://www.giants101.com/tag/nfl/) <a href="http://www.cbssports.com/nfl/story/19415365/nfls-10-biggest-jerks-wideouts-rule-but-plenty-of-nasty-to-go-around" target="_blank">according to National NFL Insider Mike Freeman of CBS
Sports</a>.


Throughout his seven-year stint as the head coach of the Jacksonville Jaguars (http://www.giants101.com/tag/jacksonville-jaguars/), and his first couple years as the
Giants' head coach, Coughlin was known to have a strict, almost militaristic
style of coaching. He received criticism from some of his own players for being
too strict at times. For example, he fined <a class="st_tag internal_tag" title="Posts tagged with Michael Strahan" href="http://www.giants101.com/tag/michael-strahan/" rel="tag nofollow">Michael
Strahan</a> for failing to arrive five minutes early to a team meeting. However,
during the Giants' 2007 championship season, the players credited the team's
success to Coughlin's ability to change coaching styles.</p>


The team had struggled at times during the regular season that caused many to
believe that his job was on the line. Doubters continued to question before last
year's <a class="st_tag internal_tag" title="Posts tagged with Super Bowl" href="http://www.giants101.com/tag/super-bowl/" rel="tag nofollow">Super
Bowl</a> Championship if the Giants would extend his contract. Coughlin has
since been signed though 2014. Freeman cites Coughlin's ability to thrive while
on the hot seat to justify him earning the top spot in the rankings.</p>
<blockquote>


"No. 1: <a class="st_tag internal_tag" title="Posts tagged with Tom Coughlin" href="http://www.giants101.com/tag/tom-coughlin/" rel="tag nofollow">Tom
Coughlin</a>: Yeah, that <a class="st_tag internal_tag" title="Posts tagged with Tom Coughlin" href="http://www.giants101.com/tag/tom-coughlin/" rel="tag nofollow">Tom
Coughlin</a>. This isn't just about his charity work. Jerks do charity work.
This is about Coughlin's perseverance. Over the past few years, the only person
who didn't fire Coughlin was Donald Trump. A handful of New York (http://www.giants101.com/tag/new-york/)
media were vitriolic and unfair, and Coughlin mostly kept his cool and should be
a Hall of Famer."</p></blockquote>


Freeman chooses not to delve into his charity work, probably because it would
take up too much space. Coughlin has been a great servant to his community and
has touched many lives. In 1996 he began the <a class="st_tag internal_tag" title="Posts tagged with Tom Coughlin" href="http://www.giants101.com/tag/tom-coughlin/" rel="tag nofollow">Tom
Coughlin</a> Jay Fund Foundation who's mission statement states is "to assist
children with leukemia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leukemia) and other cancers and
their families by providing emotional and financial support to help reduce the
stress associated with treatment and improve their quality of life." He also
recently received the U.S. Army Outstanding Civilian Award (http://www.giants101.com/2012/05/15/new-york-giants-tom-coughlin-to-receive-u-s-army-outstanding-civilian-service-award/) for his work
with the troops.</p>


The fact that he is a family man doesn't hurt either. He is the father of
four children. Ironically, his daughter Keli is married to starting right guard
<a class="st_tag internal_tag" title="Posts tagged with Chris Snee" href="http://www.giants101.com/tag/chris-snee/" rel="tag nofollow">Chris
Snee</a>. Together, he and his wife Judy have ten grandchildren. With all of
these reasons considered, Coach Coughlin is extremely deserving to be ranked at
the top of this list. He is a stand-up coach for one of the classiest
organizations in the NFL (http://www.giants101.com/tag/nfl/)."</p>GIANTS' TERRELL THOMAS EXPECTS TO BE A STARTING CORNERBACK THIS SEASON (http://www.giants101.com/2012/06/25/new-york-giants-terrell-thomas-expects-to-be-a-starting-cornerback-this-season/)

"<a class="st_tag internal_tag" title="Posts tagged with Terrell Thomas" href="http://www.giants101.com/tag/terrell-thomas/" rel="tag nofollow">Terrell
Thomas</a>' injury in last season's second preseason game against the <a class="st_tag internal_tag" title="Posts tagged with Chicago Bears" href="http://www.giants101.com/tag/chicago-bears/" rel="tag nofollow">Chicago
Bears</a> was perhaps the team's most devastating injury in an offseason that
included the loss of several other key players. However, the New York (http://www.giants101.com/tag/new-york/)
Giants persevered through it all, and went on to win their second Super Bowl in
five seasons. While speaking at his own youth football (http://www.giants101.com/tag/football/) camp, Thomas addressed how he felt (http://www.nfl.com/news/story/09000d5d82a18e4a/article/terrell-thomas-im-going-to-be-new-york-giants-starting-cb) after his injury last
preseason.
<blockquote>


"It was a big-time situation for me. I had contract talks on the horizon, I
was picked to really break out that year, so it was tough. A lot of hard work
went in throughout the lockout. It was a time to get ahead, but you take
everything as a lesson, and that is what I did. I feel I'm a lot stronger as an
individual, as a man," Thomas said.</p></blockquote>


With the last year's extremely up and down season, Thomas became a forgotten
man in many circles. The fifth-year veteran out of USC actually led the Giants
in tackles in 2010 and was looking to have a Pro Bowl caliber season in 2011.
Although his replacement, <a class="st_tag internal_tag" title="Posts tagged with Aaron Ross" href="http://www.giants101.com/tag/aaron-ross/" rel="tag nofollow">Aaron
Ross</a>, played relatively well in Thomas' absence, General Manager <a class="st_tag internal_tag" title="Posts tagged with Jerry Reese" href="http://www.giants101.com/tag/jerry-reese/" rel="tag nofollow">Jerry
Reese</a> decided to let Ross leave via free agency and resign Thomas to a 4
year/ $28 million deal.</p>


Thomas' return to the team should provide a needed boost to a Giants'
secondary that looked bad at times last season. However, although Thomas is
expected to be the starting cornerback alongside <a class="st_tag internal_tag" title="Posts tagged with Corey Webster" href="http://www.giants101.com/tag/corey-webster/" rel="tag nofollow">Corey
Webster</a>, there is stiff competition for the position heading into training
camp. Second year player <a class="st_tag internal_tag" title="Posts tagged with Prince Amukamara" href="http://www.giants101.com/tag/prince-amukamara/" rel="tag nofollow">Prince
Amukamara</a> recently had this to say (http://articles.nydailynews.com/2012-06-17/news/32272558_1_amukamara-super-bowl-xlvi-nfl) regarding his goals for this
season:</p>
<blockquote>


"I wouldn’t say ‘start over,’ ” Amukamara said. “Just ‘keep going.’ I still
have a job to win and that’s my mentality, to come in and be one of the starting
cornerbacks.”</p></blockquote>


Thomas was not brought back to the team to play in a back-up role, but he
does have to prove that he has fully healed from his torn ACL before the team
will anoint him as the starting cornerback in training camp. While addressing
the media, Thomas talked about the role he expects to play for the team this
season:</p>
<blockquote>


"I've said I'm the starter, and they brought me back to be the starter, and
that is the mindset I have. I'm not going to go in saying, 'Oh, I want to
compete for a job.' No, I'm the starter," he said.</p></blockquote>
<div>If <a class="st_tag internal_tag" title="Posts tagged with Terrell Thomas" href="http://www.giants101.com/tag/terrell-thomas/" rel="tag nofollow">Terrell
Thomas</a> is healthy, he has the potential to be the best defensive back on the
team. He makes plays on the ball in the air and is also an outstanding open
field tackler. There is no reason that a healthy T2 should not become a key
contributor to Big Blue 's defense throughout the 2012 campaign. However, knee
injuries can be extremely unpredictable in terms of their long term effects on
an athlete, especially an athlete that relies heavily on his ability to keep up
with some of the fastest players on the field. If <a class="st_tag internal_tag" title="Posts tagged with Terrell Thomas" href="http://www.giants101.com/tag/terrell-thomas/" rel="tag nofollow">Terrell
Thomas</a> can demonstrate that he has fully recovered and is the player we have
all known him to be, look for him to have a big season in 2012."</div>
KEITH RIVERS READY TO TURN CAREER AROUND WITH NEW YORK GIANTS (http://www.giants101.com/2012/06/25/keith-rivers-ready-to-turn-career-around-with-new-york-giants/)

"Expectations were extremely high for linebacker <a class="st_tag internal_tag" title="Posts tagged with Keith Rivers" href="http://www.giants101.com/tag/keith-rivers/" rel="tag nofollow">Keith
Rivers</a> when he was drafted in the first round (9th overall) of the 2008 NFL (http://www.giants101.com/tag/nfl/) Draft by the
Cincinnati (http://www.giants101.com/tag/cincinnati/) Bengals. He was supposed to help solidify the
Bengals' front seven and rapidly develop into one of the most dangerous
linebackers in the game. Unfortunately for Rivers, that didn't happen and a wide
range of injuries have plagued his young career. As a result, Cincinnati (http://www.giants101.com/tag/cincinnati/) waived the white flag on the former USC Trojan
and traded him to the New York Giants (http://www.giants101.com/2012/04/11/new-york-giants-acquire-keith-rivers-from-cincinnati-bengals-for-5th-round-pick/) for a 5th round pick earlier
this offseason.


Now facing a fresh start in a new location with a new team, Rivers has been
able to refocus himself and get himself mentally and physically prepared for the
season ahead. And with no distractions or first-round expectations, he's been
able to process and move on from the "bust" label (http://www.nfl.com/news/story/09000d5d82a18b2e/article/keith-rivers-happy-to-be-healthy-playing-for-new-york-giants) that was applied to him in Cincinnati (http://www.giants101.com/tag/cincinnati/).</p>
<blockquote>


"I don't think it was a situation of being a 'bust.' It was a situation where
I was injured a lot, and it was unfortunate injuries — some things were out of
my control," Rivers said. "It happens like that, and hopefully the injuries are
gone and we can move forward from there."</p></blockquote>


In New York (http://www.giants101.com/tag/new-york/),
Rivers has only one goal in mind: to help Big Blue win in any way that he
possibly can.</p>
<blockquote>


"Hopefully I can come in there and contribute and do whatever they need me to
do, whatever position at linebacker they need me to be," he said. "I've been
working really hard this offseason to get out there and make the plays I need to
on the field and stay healthy."</p></blockquote>


As it will be for every other player on the Giants, health is going to be
key. Rivers is very athletic and very talented, but that means absolutely
nothing in the NFL (http://www.giants101.com/tag/nfl/) if you can't
stay on the field. However, if he can remain healthy and get a firm grasp on the
style of defense Big Blue plays, the 6'2'', 245 lbs. linebacker brings a lot of
versatility to a unit that's already very deep. And having too much of a good
thing is exactly what Tom Coughlin and Perry Fewell want headed into training
camp."</p>
http://www.giants101.com/

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2007 GIANTS VS. 2011 GIANTS: COMPARING SUPER BOWL CHAMPIONS - -DEFENSIVE LINE (http://www.bigblueview.com/2012/6/26/3110990/2007-giants-vs-2011-giants-comparing-super-bowl-champs-defensive-lines)

"As we continue comparing the 2007 and 2011 Super Bowl-winning <a class="sbn-auto-link" href="http://www.sbnation.com/nfl/teams/new-york-giants">New
York Giants</a> let's finally turn our attention to defense. Today, we look at
the defensive lines of the two teams.<div class="entry-body">


We know by now that the Giants build their defenses around their front four,
and when the front four is good then the defense is good. In both of these two
seasons, especially when it came to the playoffs and the Super Bowl, these
defensive lines were very, very good.</p>


Below are the regular season numbers for both teams.</p>


2007 Regular Season</p>


Osi Umenyiora (http://www.sbnation.com/nfl/players/2262/osi-umenyiora),
DE -- 52 tackles, 13 sacks, 5 forced fumbles
Justin Tuck (http://www.sbnation.com/nfl/players/2260/justin-tuck), DE
-- 10 sacks, 64 tackles, 1 forced fumble
<a class="sbn-auto-link" href="http://www.sbnation.com/nfl/players/2257/michael-strahan">Michael
Strahan</a>, DE -- 9 sacks, 57 tackles, 1 forced fumble
Fred Robbins (http://www.sbnation.com/nfl/players/2247/fred-robbins),
DT -- 5.5 sacks, 42 tackles
Barry Cofield (http://www.sbnation.com/nfl/players/2212/barry-cofield),
DT -- 1 sack, 34 tackles</p>


Jay Alford (http://www.sbnation.com/nfl/players/16764/jay-alford) (DT)
and <a class="sbn-auto-link" href="http://www.sbnation.com/nfl/players/1984/dave-tollefson">Dave
Tollefson</a> (DE) were bit players on this team much of the regular season.</p>


2011 Regular Season</p>


<a class="sbn-auto-link" href="http://www.sbnation.com/nfl/players/108442/jason-pierre-paul">Jason
Pierre-Paul</a>, DE -- 16.5 sacks, 93 tackles, 2 forced fumbles, 1 safety, 7
passes defensed
Osi Umenyiora, DE -- 9 sacks, 29 tackles, 2 forced
fumbles
Justin Tuck, DE -- 5 sacks, 41 tackles, 1 forced fumble
Dave
Tollefson, DE -- 5 sacks, 19 tackles
Chris Canty (http://www.sbnation.com/nfl/players/3394/chris-canty), DT
-- 4 sacks, 48 tackles, 1 safety
<a class="sbn-auto-link" href="http://www.sbnation.com/nfl/players/108661/linval-joseph">Linval
Joseph</a>, DT -- 2 sacks, 48 tackles
Rocky Bernard (http://www.sbnation.com/nfl/players/2289/rocky-bernard),
DT -- 31 tackles</p>
<p class="extend-divide"><a name="storyjump"></a>http://cdn1.sbnation.com/images/blog/star-divide.v5e9d7f1.jpg</p>


It is, in my mind, pretty difficult to pick one line over the other. The '07
line featured a Hall of Fame defensive end (Strahan), and Umenyiora and Tuck
were both younger and healthier than in 2011. That team also had a dominant Fred
Robbins on the inside.</p>


The 2011 team featured the arrival to superstar status of Pierre-Paul, and
saw Tuck and Umenyiora often limited or unavailable due to injuries. It had a
trio of solid defensive tackles with Canty, Joseph and Bernard, and often got
good play from Tollefson.</p>


In the end, I think the emergence of Pierre-Paul and what seems like superior
overall depth swings the advantage to the 2011. So, that's what I'm going
with.</p>


ADVANTAGE: 2011</p>


Your thoughts?"</p></div>N Y GIANTS' NEWS AND NOTES: CHASE BLACKBURN, WILL HILL, AND MORE (http://www.bigblueview.com/2012/6/26/3117581/new-york-giants-news-and-notes-chase-blackburn-will-hill)

"Good morning, New York Giants (http://www.sbnation.com/nfl/teams/new-york-giants)
fans! Here isyour Tuesday morning notebook.<div class="entry-body">


<a href="http://www.nj.com/giants/index.ssf/2012/06/giants_summer_questionnaire_lb.html">Giants
summer questionnaire: LB Chase Blackburn | NJ.com</a>
Says he's recognized
more after his Super Bowl heroics.</p>


<a href="http://www.rantsports.com/new-york-giants/2012/06/25/new-york-giants-safety-will-hill-trying-to-regain-past-glory/">New
York Giants: Safety Will Hill Looking for a New Start : New York
Giants</a>
New York Giants safety Will Hill (http://www.sbnation.com/nfl/players/130858/will-hill) was
once the number one prospect in the 2008 NCAA recruiting class. Now, he is
trying to make the NFL.</p>


<a href="http://sports.yahoo.com/blogs/nfl-shutdown-corner/great-starts-2011-best-third-day-draft-picks-201813692--nfl.html">Great
Starts: 2011's best third-day draft picks | Shutdown Corner - Yahoo!
Sports</a>
From the blog Shutdown Corner: For the next entry in our Great
Starts series, we turn our attention to those draft picks who impressed the most
in 2011 despite their status as third-day picks -- those players taken from the
fourth through seventh rounds.</p>


<a href="http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2012/06/22/jay-ratliff-says-cowboys-need-less-talk-more-work/">Jay
Ratliff says Cowboys need less talk, more work | ProFootballTalk</a>
"We’re
not going to sit here and talk about what we’re going to do this year or all the
expectations everyone else has for us," Ratliff told KTCK. "I think the attitude
for us this year needs to be we’re going to be quiet. To put it bluntly, we’re
going to shut up, not say a thing and do our jobs."</p>

MICHAEL STRAHAN: OSI UMENYIORA SALARY IS "FLAT OUT ROBBERY" (http://www.bigblueview.com/2012/6/26/3118233/michael-strahan-osi-umenyiora-salary-flat-out-robbery-new-york-giants)</p>

"Osi Umenyiora (http://www.sbnation.com/nfl/players/2262/osi-umenyiora)
grumbled for years about his contract with the New York Giants (http://www.sbnation.com/nfl/teams/new-york-giants).
Now that the two-time Pro Bowler has a restructured contract with the team he
appears to be content. That, however, does not mean we are done hearing about
Umenyiora and money.</p><div class="entry-body">


Former Giants great <a class="sbn-auto-link" href="http://www.sbnation.com/nfl/players/2257/michael-strahan">Michael
Strahan</a> has apparently <a href="http://www.nypost.com/p/sports/giants/strahan_says_giants_robbing_underpaid_3Q5p0msdWPCN dQX7EAo4vL?utm_medium=rss&amp;utm_content=Giants">taken
up the cause</a> of complaining about how much the Giants are not paying the
eight-year veteran, saying the $6 million the Giants are repotedly paying him
for 2012 is "flat-out robbery."</p>


Strahan knows what he would have done in Umenyiora's shoes.</p>


"If it were me, I would have sat at home and I wouldn't have played,''
Strahan said. "That's just me. I've threatened to do that in my time and I ended
up getting what I wanted. Osi's a different mindset than me. I'm probably a
little more, ‘I don't care what people think.' "</p>


We know that's the truth, too, because we know that Strahan did exactly that
during his Giants career."</p></div></div>http://www.bigblueview.com/section/news



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Cool Papa B.
06-26-2012, 05:02 PM
Hey Roanoke. I want to personally thank you for taking the time and gathering all this info on a daily basis. Everyday I come to your thread to see what's new with the GMen.

Thanks.

Shockeystays08
06-26-2012, 05:36 PM
Hey Roanoke. I want to personally thank you for taking the time and gathering all this info on a daily basis. Everyday I come to your thread to see what's new with the GMen.

Thanks.
+1

RoanokeFan
06-26-2012, 06:06 PM
Hey Roanoke. I want to personally thank you for taking the time and gathering all this info on a daily basis. Everyday I come to your thread to see what's new with the GMen.

Thanks.

You are very welcome

BigBlue1971
06-26-2012, 08:14 PM
thanks much Roanoke!

RoanokeFan
06-26-2012, 09:39 PM
thanks much Roanoke!

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