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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.

</font></u></font><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
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GIANTS' CRUZ CONFIDENT HE'LL AVOID SUPER BOWL HANGOVER (http://www.nydailynews.com/sports/football/giants/ny-giants-wideout-victor-cruz-confident-ll-avoid-super-bowl-hangover-article-1.1114483)

"At this time last year, Giants wide receiver Victor Cruz (http://www.nydailynews.com/topics/Victor+Cruz) was worried
about just making the team.<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"><div class="story-body p402_premium" itemprop="articleBody">


Eighty-two receptions, 1,536 yards, nine touchdowns, one Super Bowl victory
and a whole lot of salsa dancing later, the New Jersey native is in high
demand.</p>


Earlier this week he was at the ESPYs in Los Angeles. On Friday he sat in
front of hundreds on the stage of Queens Theatre in Flushing to discuss his new
book, Victor Cruz: Out of the Blue as part of Time Warner Cable's "Enjoy Queens
Better" campaign.</p>


Even with all of the fan fare, Cruz isn't worried about any kind of Super
Bowl hangover.</p>


"None of this stuff is going to hinder what I do on the field. It's just
stuff that comes along with what I always wanted to be," Cruz said. "It was
always my dream to be shooting commercials and (doing) photo shoots."</p>


"I just did things that I always dreamed of doing. As far as on the field
stuff, that's going to take care of itself. I haven't gotten Hollywood at
all."</p>


Hollywood or not, the Patterson, NJ native's position with the defending
Super Bowl champs has certainly changed, and expectations going into training
camp for Cruz and the Giants are high.</p>


"It's going to be a little weird," Cruz said. "But coach Coughlin tells us
that no matter what year we're in to always treat training camp like you're a
19-20 year old kid trying to make the team. I think that's how I'm going to
approach it."</p>


If Cruz's approach yields similar results to last season, there will be a
whole new distraction to deal with: contract negotiations.</p>


Cruz enters 2012 in the final year of a rookie contract that will pay the
All-Pro wide out just $490,000.</p>


"I'm going to go out there and just take care of what my job is and that's go
out there and play football," Cruz said. "Whenever the contract comes, it
comes."</p>


Going from just hoping to have a paycheck to negotiating just how many zeroes
will be at the end of it in one year is quite a turnaround for Cruz, but he's
not letting the bright lights or all of the recent success take his mind away
from what he wants next.</p>


"Win another super bowl. That's the plan," Cruz said. "I kind of got spoiled
winning one in my second year, but I want to win another one. That's the only
goal."
</p></div></div>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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CRUZ WILL ARRIVE AT GIANTS' TRAINING CAMP AS ESTABLISHED STAR (http://www.nypost.com/p/blogs/giantsblog/cruz_will_be_lone_established_receiver_8Z9wwYoOyO0 XA24RCQG7vN)

"Victor Cruz caught up with Hakeem Nicks the other night at the ESPYs and Cruz
noticed that Nicks was walking on his own, without any crutches.<div>


“That’s definitely a good sign,’’ Cruz said on Friday at a Time Warner Cable
event at the Queens Theatre. </p>


Nicks fractured the fifth metatarsal in his right foot back on May 24 and the
Giants set a recovery time of three months until he could get back in the
game.</p>


“He told me he’s gonna take training camp to continue rehabbing and continue
getting his foot back right but I definitely expect him to be ready by Game
One,’’ Cruz said.</p>


That sounds about right and as a result, Cruz suddenly is the one established
receiver for Eli Manning to throw to once training camp kicks off July 26 at the
University at Albany. One year ago, Cruz did not have a single NFL reception and
was preparing for a camp battle merely to survive the roster cuts. In two weeks,
he heads north as a young star, a Super Bowl champion with a franchise record
for receiving yards in a season, owner of a magnetic salsa end zone dance, an
incredible local-kid-makes-good tale, a bright smile and, seemingly, a
burgeoning career awaiting him.</p>


“I wake up every morning, a part of me is just grateful I’ve been able to
accomplish everything I’ve been able to accomplish this year and this
off-season,’’ Cruz said. “I just wake up and I’m like ‘Man, a kid from Paterson
[N.J.] that came up and has been able to cross all those barriers and now he’s
coming into camp as a guy that’s a staple in the Giants offense now.’ It’s all
good stuff, it’s good timing, I’m not too stressed out going into camp this
year.’’</p>


This year is also different from last year in that Cruz, amid the post-Super
Bowl hubbub, admits he hasn’t worked out as often. “I think last year I actually
got more time because of the lockout, I spent a lot more time working out and
training,’’ Cruz said. “This year, among all the things I’ve been doing as far
as off-the-field stuff I’ve been able to manage three, four days a week for me
to go in and work out. </p>


“It’s not so much finding time, just making sure I get there on time. All
these events are great but I make sure I plan time and set time aside for myself
to work out and get ready for my real job, which is playing football.</p>


“None of this stuff is going to hinder what I do on the field, just stuff
that comes along with what I wanted to be. It was always my dream to be shooting
commercials and photo shoots and stuff like that. I just did things I only
dreamed of doing. As far as on the field stuff that’s going to take care of
itself. I haven’t gone Hollywood at all, at least I don’t think so.’’</p>


His mindset heading into camp, Cruz says, is not the same as it’s been in the
past. His goal is to sharpen his skills while also helping the other receivers
on the team, as there’s no longer the need to open eyes in order to stick
around.</p>


“This year I just want to go in and maintain my same play and make sure I’m
staying sharp on the plays, staying sharp on my football as well as getting some
of the young guys acclimated and getting them ready to go,’’ Cruz said.
“Somebody’s got to fill that third role, whether it be an older guy like Ramses
or a younger guy like [Reuben] Randle or Jerrel Jernigan. Those guys
have to be ready so it’s kind of double-duty, making sure I’m good to go, making
sure I’m sharp and making sure the younger guys are getting in the
playbooks.’’</p>


As far as not having to fight for a roster spot, Cruz said “It’s gonna be a
little weird, but coach Coughlin always tells us no matter what year we’re in
always treat training camp like you’re a 19-, 20-year-old kid trying to make the
team. I think that’s how I’m gonna approach it, making sure I’m still at the top
of my game, still competing, still getting after it just like all the other
guys, because that’s the only way you can get better. If you’re just sitting
back and you’re timid and ‘I don’t want to go out there and show too much
because I’ve already done this’ that’s either when you get hurt or you don’t
prepare yourself for the upcoming season.’’
</p></div>http://www.nypost.com/sports/giants
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</div><u><font size="4">THE BERGEN RECORD</font></u>
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NADA

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>

30 SECONDS WITH VICTOR CRUZ (http://fifthdown.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/07/14/30-seconds-with-victor-cruz/?ref=football)

"Victor Cruz’s rise from undrafted free agent to elite receiver (http://www.nfl.com/player/victorcruz/2507855/profile)
in the N.F.L. is inspiring. But he may be best known for his salsa end-zone
celebration, which had the ultimate showcase during the Giants’ Super Bowl
victory in February. It is even <a href="http://www.giants101.com/2012/05/21/ea-sports-releases-video-of-victor-cruz-salsa-dance-in-madden-13/">mimicked
by his avatar</a> in the Madden 13 video game. This is a busy month for Cruz,
25. His autobiography, “Out of the Blue,” written with Peter Schrager, will be
released Tuesday, and training camp opens July 26. <div id="entry-104644" class="post-104644 post type-post status-publish hentry category-uncategorized tag-giants tag-victor-cruz entry "><div class="entry-content">
<div class="q left">Q.</div>


Why did you decide to write a book now?</p>
<div class="a left">A.</div>


I felt like I’ve been through so much in my life, and there are only short
versions out there or some aspects in newspaper stories and elsewhere. I just
wanted to tell the full story and not half of it or a piece of it or what’s
happening now. I wanted to start from the beginning and go all the way through.
And my mom was asking me to write a book as well.</p>
<div class="q left">Q.</div>


What message do you want readers to get from “Out of the
Blue”?
</p>
<div class="a left">A.</div>


It’s a book for adults and kids. It’s for anyone who was through a tough time
or is in a tough time and think that they have been through so much and can’t
pull themselves out of it. But if they read my book, they’ll know that I’ve been
through a tumultuous time and things that you would think that would keep me
down. And through all of that, I persevered and survived and made good out of a
sometimes bad situation.<span id="more-104644"></span></p>
<div class="q left">Q.</div>


In the book, you discuss the other athletes from Paterson, N.J.,
including Larry Doby and Jason Perry, and how they motivated you. Do you hope to
provide the same motivation to young athletes?</p>
<div class="a left">A.</div>


I hope so. That’s always the goal, especially being from Paterson. I hope a
lot of the kids and the teachers, even from local schools, can pick up the book
and because my face is on it, it will be something that will inspire the kids to
read. I think they won’t find the book boring but inspiring. I hope my story
really gets kids — not just in Patterson but everywhere — motivated and gets
them excited about reading a book and reading about my life.</p>
<div class="q left">Q.</div>


How are you and the Giants going to prevent a letdown this
season?</p>
<div class="a left">A.</div>


Just by understanding that we were 9-7 in the regular season and we had some
tough games and we had a lot of mistakes. And we know that there is plenty of
room for improvement and plenty of room for growth within our wide receiving
corps and our entire team in general. And I think we are all still hungry. We
know that we are young and we know that we will be able to make another push for
it again this year if everybody stays healthy and everybody stays focused.</p>
<div class="q left">Q.</div>


Will the team miss Mario Manningham?</p>
<div class="a left">A.</div>


Just from a personality standpoint and a friendship standpoint, we are going
to miss him. But we understand that this is a business. And things like that
happen. Guys get traded. Guys join new teams. It’s just part of the game. But we
got some younger guys that we have to test a little bit, and they have to step
and learn the position and learn what they have to do to get better.</p>
<div class="q left">Q.</div>


Do you expect defenses to pay more attention to you?</p>
<div class="a left">A.</div>


I just want to keep doing what I’m doing and understand that the double team
is going to come and not be shocked by it. I’ll alternate my routes accordingly
and still be able to do the same things I’ve been doing. Hopefully, when I get
double-teamed, that just means my teammates are open and they can make the best
of their one-on-one situations and there is room for everyone else to get
better.</p>
<div class="q left">Q.</div>


Were you surprised to learn about the New Orleans Saints’ bounty
system?</p>
<div class="a left">A.</div>


I was a little bit surprised, obviously, just hearing about the things that
happened. I just want to know at the end of the day that all N.F.L. players and
coaches are good-character people and the league will get to the bottom of
it.</p>
<div class="q left">Q.</div>


You’ve attended enough social events this off-season to make Donald Trump
envious. Of all the events, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume
Institute Gala, an Audemars Piguet anniversary event with Tom Brady, and the
Grammy Awards, which one did you enjoy the most?</p>
<div class="a left">A.</div>


I would have to say the Cartoon Hall of Fame Awards. Just because it was all
for kids and they were so excited. It was just a good time. I did a skit with
Shaq and it was a fun time.</p>
<div class="q left">Q.</div>


What person were you most excited to meet after the Super Bowl
victory?
</p>
<div class="a left">A.</div>


Jerry Rice. I was like a little kid. I could barely say three words. He knew
who I was. It was just a surreal moment for me. The guy is the best wide
receiver to ever play the game and for him to know who I was and wish me luck
was amazing. It was a great experience for me.</p>
<div class="q left">Q.</div>


Where is the strangest place you’ve been asked to salsa?</p>
<div class="a left">A.</div>


I’ve been asked to dance in the supermarket. Sometimes, I think they’re are
joking around, but they stand there with a serious face like, We really want you
to do it. And I’m like, There’s no way I’m doing it right now. It’s crazy.</p>
<div class="q left">Q.</div>


Would you go on “Dancing With the Stars”?</p>
<div class="a left">A.</div>


I was asked last year, halfway through the season. But I had to decline at
the time. I just wanted to focus on football and focus on my craft. We would
have to see what happens if I’m asked again. I’m not sure.</p>
<div class="q left">Q.</div>


Who is the best dancer to salsa with you?</p>
<div class="a left">A.</div>


I would have to say my grandmother. She was the one who taught me. She’s the
best person that I know that dances salsa.</p>
<div class="q left">Q.</div>


What’s on your iPod?</p>
<div class="a left">A.</div>


Wale, Jay-Z, Kanye West, Wiz Khalifa. A lot of hip-hop.</p>
<div class="q left">Q.</div>


Which athlete in another sport do you admire?</p>
<div class="a left">A.</div>


Derek Jeter. He’s another New York athlete, and he has perfected his craft
for a long time. He’s well respected ? in the area and all over the world.
Everybody knows his name. He’s a guy who worked really hard at his craft, and he
even when he’s down and out, he comes back and has a tremendous season. I’m just
excited to watch him He’s one of the guys I look at every day.</p>
<div class="q left">Q.</div>


What’s your favorite nightclub in New York City?</p>
<div class="a left">A.</div>


A place called Tenjune. It’s nice club. It’s one I go to from time to time
and I have fun there.</p>
<div class="q left">Q.</div>


Favorite restaurant?</p>
<div class="a left">A.</div>


The Spotted Pig."</p></div></div><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' ANN MARA: LAST OF A DYING BREED (http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2012/07/14/josh-gordon-failed-three-marijuana-tests-in-college/related/)

"The history of a thirty-eight year-old Tim Mara purchasing a New York (http://www.giants101.com/tag/new-york/) football (http://www.giants101.com/tag/football/)
team for five-hundred dollars (some debate it was two-thousand five hundred) in
October of 1925 is well-known to the educated Giants fan. So is the fact that a
thirteen year-old Wellington Mara (http://www.giants101.com/tag/wellington-mara/) (along with brother, Jack) was given
ownership four years later in 1929.
<p dir="ltr">The history of the franchise and the Mara's is rich, but one person
that deserves mention and recognition is the ever-present matriarch and
protector: Ann (Mumm) Mara. Mrs. Mara remains a very visible fixture with her
boys in blue.</p>
<p dir="ltr">Many give the credit to Mara for having the Giants sideline on the
sunny side, when in actuality that dates back to Tim Mara’s wife Elizabeth in
1925 at the Polo Grounds—as recalled by Wellington himself:</p>
<blockquote>
<p dir="ltr">“We were sitting on the Giants side of the field, and it was chilly.
My mother complained to my father that we were sitting in the shade. 'Why
couldn’t we sit where we’d be nice and warm?’ So, the next game, and from then
on, the Giants were in the sun.”</p></blockquote>
<p dir="ltr">Tradition is huge with Big Blue as is maintaining a certain level of
continuity with the team as well as with the family; the Mara's never changed
this line of thinking. There’s no way Mrs. Mara didn’t remind Wellington of this
“sunny side” during the building and eventual opening of Giants Stadium in 1976
and again to John Mara (http://www.giants101.com/tag/john-mara/)
regarding the New Meadowlands Stadium/MetLife in 2010.</p>
<p dir="ltr">Ann Mara (http://www.giants101.com/tag/ann-mara/)’s
very first time on the field wasn’t until 2001, believe it or not, and it was at
home at Giants Stadium—after the 41-0 drubbing of the Minnesota Vikings en route
to Super Bowl XXXV. From then on, she never looked back. She got a taste of
that bonding and continued getting to know her “children”—eventually celebrating
again with them.</p>
<p dir="ltr">In 2008, after the New York (http://www.giants101.com/tag/new-york/) Giants beat the Green Bay (http://www.giants101.com/tag/green-bay/)
Packers in Lambeau in OT in the NFC Championship Game, Ann Mara (http://www.giants101.com/tag/ann-mara/)
let her fiery side show.</p>
<blockquote>
<p dir="ltr">"Let me tell you about <a class="st_tag internal_tag" title="Posts tagged with Green Bay" href="http://www.giants101.com/tag/green-bay/" rel="tag nofollow">Green
Bay</a>," she said. "This is before we even got to the stadium on Lombardi Ave.,
before it was Lombardi this and Lombardi that. This was at the hotel the night
before . They even had a Lombardi Steakhouse, with a letter
from my husband framed on the wall. All this Lombardi around you, no matter
where you turned, and all I could think was, 'Vinny used to sleep on our
couch!’… 1040 Park Ave. We didn't know at the time we had an immortal sleeping
on the hideaway."</p></blockquote>
<p dir="ltr">Gotta love mama Mara! She doesn’t back down and she shows that she,
too, has the heart of a Giant. She was even hyped up a week prior post-NFC
Divisional win versus the Dallas Cowboys.</p>
<blockquote>
<p dir="ltr">"What do I know?" she said, before she goes to Arizona for Super Bowl
Week. "I was happy enough after we beat the Cowboys. I thought that was our
championship game…All those Sundays, all the way back to the Polo Grounds. Who
could have known there could still be a few more like this?"</p></blockquote>
<p dir="ltr">A few more, indeed. The 2011 Giants season gave her more to
celebrate—and more to show her loyal side over. This past January, Mrs. Mara got
on the field after the NFC Championship win versus the San Francisco 49ers and
poked at former NFL (http://www.giants101.com/tag/nfl/) quarterback
(now FOX broadcast analyst) <a class="st_tag internal_tag" title="Posts tagged with Terry Bradshaw" href="http://www.giants101.com/tag/terry-bradshaw/" rel="tag nofollow">Terry
Bradshaw</a> and shouted:</p>
<blockquote>
<p dir="ltr">“Hey! Excuse me!” she said during an interview with Giants wide
receiver, Victor Cruz. “You never pick the Giants!” while waving her finger at
him—forcing the HOF QB to apologize and recover: “I’m sorry,” Bradshaw said then
(turning to the cameras), “I'm getting hammered for not picking the
Giants.”</p></blockquote>
<p dir="ltr">Mrs. Wellington Mara (http://www.giants101.com/tag/wellington-mara/) is very much like her team and head coach
Tom Coughlin has confessed such.</p>
<blockquote>
<p dir="ltr">“I know that in many ways, many times Mrs. Mara’s attitude is
reflective of the way that we would hope our team plays. She has great energy
and tremendous interest and she is so interested in the team playing well and
doing well.”</p></blockquote>
<p dir="ltr">Much like the head coach, Ann Mara (http://www.giants101.com/tag/ann-mara/) doesn’t let injury stop her either. She had a
fall and she broke her right shoulder after receiving Communion at Mass hours
after the Giants win in Candlestick Park. </p>
<blockquote>
<p dir="ltr">“…But other than this,” she said, looking at her right shoulder in a
sling, “I’m fine now. I’m just sore, and black and blue.”</p></blockquote>
<p dir="ltr">That didn’t stop her from flying to Indianapolis and watching her New York (http://www.giants101.com/tag/new-york/)
Giants win and hoist another Lombardi Trophy. She was right there, too,
hoisting away."</p>

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NFC EAST FOES MARKING GIANTS' GAMES ON THEIR CALENDARS (http://www.giants101.com/2012/07/14/nfc-east-foes-marking-new-york-giants-games-on-their-calendars/)

"As New York (http://www.giants101.com/tag/new-york/)
Giants’ training camp is officially set to open July 26, the preamble to the
jawing has begun. With NFL (http://www.giants101.com/tag/nfl/) club camps opening, the 2012 season will soon be
following—which means the banter becomes even more real.


Recently, not-yet-signed Washington Redskins (http://www.giants101.com/tag/washington-redskins/)’ rookie quarterback, Robert Griffin
III, targeted Big Blue.</p>
<blockquote>


“…I’m really excited about the possibilities for us within the NFC East (http://www.giants101.com/tag/nfc-east/)
and outside of that division, but you gotta take it one game at a time and if
the New York (http://www.giants101.com/tag/new-york/)
Giants pop up on that schedule, you better believe those guys are gonna be
pumped and ready to go—maybe a tad more than they would be for another team, but
every team’s important…”</p></blockquote>


Ya don’t say, RGIII? According to Head Coach Tom Coughlin, “Respect All and
Fear None” is the Giants approach and that doesn’t appear to be on the agenda to
change for 2012. Griffin just doesn’t know. Yet.</p>


More quotes and quips will be sure to arrive in the coming month as a deluge
of questions asked will for sure be an attempt to catch a player in an offseason
interview lull and net a juicy headline-worthy piece. It happens every year: see
“Dream Team”.</p>


So far, the <a class="st_tag internal_tag" title="Posts tagged with Dallas Cowboys" href="http://www.giants101.com/tag/dallas-cowboys/" rel="tag nofollow">Dallas
Cowboys</a> front has remained complimentary of the World Champion Giants. LB
DeMarcus Ware remarked that he wanted his team to emulate Big Blue.</p>
<blockquote>


“I really don’t like to talk about the Giants, but their team camaraderie,
where they had the adversity right at the beginning, and then all of a sudden,
it really kicked in,” Ware said. “The last maybe eight games, the blood sweat
and tears really kicked in, the guys started feeling it and they had that
swagger about themselves. It’s not on the coaches at all, it’s all about the
players. It’s just being there for the man beside you.”</p></blockquote>


Cowboys Owner/GM/Coach, <a class="st_tag internal_tag" title="Posts tagged with Jerry Jones" href="http://www.giants101.com/tag/jerry-jones/" rel="tag nofollow">Jerry
Jones</a> was actually first to praise his NFC East (http://www.giants101.com/tag/nfc-east/) adversary earlier this year.</p>
<blockquote>


"I don't want to take anything away, but the big difference was Eli came up
here and started what seemed like a pretty significantly — not improving is the
word for it — but the quarterback play with Eli was the huge difference," Jones
said. "They're a real inspiration and, frankly, what I hoped that we were going
to be — and that is a team that had good days and bad days and really took off
on a run," Jones said of the Giants defense. "They did, and we
didn't."</p></blockquote>


The Philadelphia (http://www.giants101.com/tag/philadelphia/) Eagles have thus far to comment. Training
camp is usually where Head Coach Andy Reid (http://www.giants101.com/tag/andy-reid/)
gets his PC commentary in. This is also where, in the past, the players have run
away with a bit of their own itinerary. The disdain is always going to be there
towards the G-Men; it’s only a matter of time and who passes the bulletin board
material on to the press.</p>


Needless to say, along with reports about how each team and players appear
for the upcoming NFL (http://www.giants101.com/tag/nfl/) season,
injuries and pending player signings, we should also expect a bit of particulars
for us here to prepare ranting diatribes on. It’s almost time to put the kicking
tee down for kickoff, Giants fans. Anyone else hear AC/DC’s “Hells Bells”?"</p>GIANTS' JUSTIN TRYON ON COMPETITION AT CORNERBACK: "I'LL BE FINE" (http://www.giants101.com/2012/07/14/new-york-giants-justin-tryon-on-competition-at-cornerback-ill-be-fine/)

"Last offseason, 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> suffered a slew of devastating injuries to several key players. Among
those players were cornerbacks <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>, Prince Amukamara, and Brian Witherspoon. This left the team
short-handed at a key position, and it necessitated General Manager Jerry Reese
to search the free agent scrap-heap for an unsigned, yet capable player to come
in and become a contributing member to the defense.


In came <a class="st_tag internal_tag" title="Posts tagged with Justin Tryon" href="http://www.giants101.com/tag/justin-tryon/" rel="tag nofollow">Justin
Tryon</a>, the 2008 fourth-round draft pick of the Washington Redskins, who had
recently been released by the Indianapolis Colts. He was signed by the Giants
after Week four, and made his debut the next game against the Seattle
Seahawks.</p>


Tryon actually played well in dime packages for the team last season.
However, in only his third game with Big Blue, heseverely broke his arm against
the Miami Dolphins. Tryon hurt his arm fairly early in the contest. However, he
exacerbated the injury while making a valiant effort to tackle Dolphins' punt
returner Reggie Bush.</p>
<blockquote>


"I ran down there and was hoping to just knock him out of bounds because he
was near the sideline. It just came down to having a whole lot of hope and just
trying to make that play," Tryon said.</p></blockquote>


Tryon received praise (http://www.nj.com/giants/index.ssf/2011/10/giants_suffer_blow_with_injury.html) from his coaches and teammates for the play,
but he still had to sit out the rest of the team's eventual Super Bowl run
because of his injury. After the Week 8 matchup against Miami, Giants head coach
<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> commented about Tryon's broken arm.</p>
<blockquote>


"The gunners, as you know, in that situation have not always come through for
us, and this kid did. The other thing I appreciated and I take my hat off to him
is I was standing close by as the doctors were showing him and talking to him
about his injury, he didn’t want to hear about it. He said, ‘When can I play?
Can I play again? Just put a cast on it and I’ll play.’ That was something to
hear a young man talk like that, how badly he wanted to play.”</p></blockquote>


On the field, Tryon is an undersized corner (5'9") that plays very
aggressively. He's not afraid to get into the face of an opposing wide receiver
at the line of scrimmage. However, he lacks the speed and acceleration to make
pays on the ball if a receiver does break free of his initial coverage . That
being said, Tryon has proven to be an asset on special teams and if he makes the
53-man roster, he would surely have significant responsibilities in that
department.</p>


Heading into training camp this season, the Giants currently have four
cornerbacksthat are a lock to make the roster, but Tryon is not one of them.
With projected starters <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> and <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>, along with recent draft picks Prince Amukamara and Jayron Hosley,
the team will most likely take one more player to fill out the depth chart.</p>


If healthy, Tryon should be the favorite to win the final cornerback spot.
However, Antwaun Molden and <a class="st_tag internal_tag" title="Posts tagged with Michael Coe" href="http://www.giants101.com/tag/michael-coe/" rel="tag nofollow">Michael
Coe</a> are going to be stiff competition. Molden, in particular, played in all
16 games for the <a class="st_tag internal_tag" title="Posts tagged with New England" href="http://www.giants101.com/tag/new-england/" rel="tag nofollow">New
England</a> Patriots last season, and recorded two interceptions. However, Tryon
does not seem too worried (http://www.nj.com/giants/index.ssf/2012/07/giants_summer_questionnaire_co_1.html) about the competition.</p>
<blockquote>


The defense, it all ties into what I do best. So I’m cool, I don’t care about
the competition (at corner) because I know if I do what I do, I’ll be fine.’
Guys asked me if I’m worried about the competition? No, because if I handle
myself, I’ll be okay.</p></blockquote>


It should be interesting to watch how the battle at cornerback plays out
during training camp. Not only is there competition to fill out the bottom of
the depth chart, but even the identities of both the second starting cornerback
and nickel cornerback are still not officially determined. Stay tuned to Giants
101 for further updates regarding the team's situation in the defensive
backfield."</p>NEW YORK GIANTS CONTINUE TO GET NO RESPECT (http://www.giants101.com/2012/07/13/new-york-giants-continue-to-get-no-respect/)

"The underdog card is one that is constantly over-played in sports. A team can
dominate all season and still find a reason to declare themselves the
"underdog", even if it's unwarranted. Every year it seems 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> find themselves the as one, even coming off a <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 season. It may sound like overkill, but despite all the
success last season, NFL (http://www.giants101.com/tag/nfl/) "analysts" and talking heads, like every year,
continue to give the G-Men no respect.


This offseason, it all began with the release of the Las Vegas odds for teams
to reach the <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>. Vegas clearly believes the Giants' odds to repeat as champs are
unlikely, giving them the tenth best odds in the NFL (http://www.giants101.com/tag/nfl/) and fifth best in the NFC (http://www.giants101.com/tag/nfc/) at 18-1. Their division rival Philadelphia Eagles
rank ahead of the Giants with the fourth best odds at 12-1, and the Dallas
Cowboys are tied with the Giants at 18-1.</p>


Even the experts at ESPN (http://www.giants101.com/tag/espn/) are riding the Eagles' and Cowboys' band wagons. On
NFL (http://www.giants101.com/tag/nfl/) Live, Damien
Woody and Marcellus Wiley both predicted that the Eagles would win the NFC East (http://www.giants101.com/tag/nfc-east/),
with the Cowboys coming in second, and the <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 Giants in third, missing the playoffs. Their reason was that
the Giants had only a 9-7 regular season, ignoring the fact that the Eagles or
self-declared "dream team," finished 8-8 and the Cowboys also finishing 8-8.
When asked who the MVP of the NFC East (http://www.giants101.com/tag/nfc-east/) would be, both Damien and Marcellus replied that
Cowboys' quarterback Tony Romo (http://www.giants101.com/tag/tony-romo/)
would be the division's most valuable player. 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> MVP <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> was left completely out of the conversation.</p>


On ESPN (http://www.giants101.com/tag/espn/)'s Sports
Center, former player and now NFL (http://www.giants101.com/tag/nfl/) analyst Mark Schlereth was asked what order the teams
in the NFC East (http://www.giants101.com/tag/nfc-east/)
would finish. His order was exactly the same as Damien Woody's and Marcellus
Wiley's with the Eagles finishing first, the Cowboys second, and the Giants
third. The host even acknowledged the fact that the Giants are being given no
love and they now have plenty of motivation to prove everyone wrong.</p>


Adam Rank of NFL (http://www.giants101.com/tag/nfl/).com is
another Giants doubter. In his "Pick 6" he makes six predictions (http://www.nfl.com/news/story/09000d5d82a730ac/article/dallas-cowboys-win-the-nfc-east-and-other-predictions) regarding the
upcoming season. His number two prediction states that the Giants will improve
their record but will not make the playoffs.</p>
<blockquote>


"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> finished with a 9-7 mark in 2011 but reached the playoffs after
winning the NFC East (http://www.giants101.com/tag/nfc-east/).
It was a fitting development, because Giants fans moaned after their 10-6 club
missed the playoffs in favor of the 7-9 <strike>Saints</strike> Seahawks in
2010. Look for history to repeat itself this year as the Giants improve their
win total but just miss the playoffs."</p></blockquote>


His number one prediction is that the Cowboys will win the NFC East (http://www.giants101.com/tag/nfc-east/),
being the only NFC East (http://www.giants101.com/tag/nfc-east/)
team to make the playoffs.</p>
<blockquote>


"The Dallas Cowboys would have won the NFC East (http://www.giants101.com/tag/nfc-east/) last season if <a id="yui_3_5_0_1_1342199794574_2099" class="player-flyout" href="http://www.nfl.com/players/milesaustin/profile?id=AUS467198">Miles
Austin</a> and Tony Romo (http://www.nfl.com/players/tonyromo/profile?id=ROM787981)
could have connected on a critical third-down play late in the fourth quarter of
a Week 14 home loss to the Giants. That game was part of a 1-5 fade down the
stretch. This year, though, the team will close with five home games out of the
final seven, a favorable set-up that should help propel the Cowboys to the
postseason. No wild card for the Giants, though, as three teams from the NFC (http://www.giants101.com/tag/nfc/) North will
make it."</p></blockquote>


Michael Stewart of Football Nation (http://www.footballnation.com/content/nfl-2012-nfc-east-predictions/15226/2/) gives the Giants slightly
more credit, predicting they will finish second in the division behind the
Philadelphia Eagles.</p>
<blockquote>


"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> will be defending champions entering the 2012 season and for that
achievement, the schedule makers have given the Giants the toughest schedule
within their division (119-89). Many NFL (http://www.giants101.com/tag/nfl/) experts suggest that the Giants did not improve
enough from last season to make a difference in 2012. I have to disagree a notch
as players such as [b]Terrell Thomas, Marvin Austin,
Justin Tuck, Ahmad Bradshaw and Osi Umenyoira were
either missing for the entire season, missed major playing time or played hurt
throughout the season."</p>


"My final prediction for the Giants is a 9-7 record, which could perhaps be
10-6, if everything goes their way. However; they will still most likely fall
short and not make the playoffs."</p></blockquote>


And Finally ESPN's KC Joyner believes (http://espn.go.com/blog/nfceast/post/_/id/40755/joyner-why-the-eagles-will-win-nfc-east) that even though the Giants are the
defending <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> victors, the Eagles will win the division.</p>
<blockquote>


"Prior to the 2011 NFL (http://www.giants101.com/tag/nfl/) season, the Philadelphia Eagles' "Dream Team" was
considered by most to be the NFC East (http://www.giants101.com/tag/nfc-east/) favorite. This summer, the Giants are the
defending <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 as such are probably considered by most to be the
division favorite. But the truth of the matter is <a href="http://insider.espn.go.com/nfl/story/_/id/8157887/nfl-why-philadelphia-eagles-team-beat-nfc-east" target="_blank">the Eagles should be favored to win the
division."</a></p></blockquote>


The players are well aware of what the pundits are saying and are fully
prepared to shut them up. Justin Tuck already guarantees a playoff
appearance.</p>
<blockquote>


"Tell your colleagues," Tuck said, "we [i]ARE going to make the
playoffs."</p></blockquote>


Captain <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> also chimed in.</p>
<blockquote>


"(We are) taking kind of the attitude that we still have something to prove,"
Manning said. "They called it a fluke and we got hot at the right time, but we
were still not a great team. That should be the mindset (now). We have to be
more consistent. We have to be better throughout the whole season and not have
these streaks of good play and bad play."</p></blockquote>


The Giants have been in this position before and actually prefer to play as
the underdog. The team feels that playing with a chip on their shoulder helps
them perform better, which has proven true in the past.</p>


The NFC (http://www.giants101.com/tag/nfc/) "Beast" is
always a very difficult division, maybe the toughest in the NFL (http://www.giants101.com/tag/nfl/), and every
team faces a very grueling schedule. It is certainly feasible to see either the
Giants, Cowboys, or Eagles coming away with the division. However, it seems
among the so called experts, there are many more Giants doubters than there are
believers. The bulletin board material keeps adding up as the offseason
progresses, providing the Giants' coaches and team leaders with plenty to
motivate their teammates. The Giants are faced with yet another season trying to
prove the "haters" wrong. Perhaps Justin Tuck put it best.</p>
<blockquote>


"When you get to the top of the mountain you don't want to go back down it,
you want to stay there."</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>

GIANTS' DAVID DIEHL: WORST PASS BLOCKING TACKLE - PRO FOOTBALL FOCUS (http://www.bigblueview.com/2012/7/14/3158884/new-york-giants-david-diehl-worst-pass-blocking-tackle-pro-football)

"Pro Football Focus has been running a series of three-year efficiency ratings
for a variety of positions and circumstances. One of PFF's most recent studies
was a look at offensive tackle pass-blocking effiency (https://www.profootballfocus.com/blog/2012/07/12/three-years-of-pass-blocking-efficiency-offensive-tackles/).<div class="entry-body">


It will come as no surprise to New York Giants (http://www.sbnation.com/nfl/teams/new-york-giants)
fans that PFF rates David Diehl (http://www.sbnation.com/nfl/players/2214/david-diehl) of
the Giants as the least efficient pass-blocking tackle in the NFL over the past
three seasons. PFF divided total pressures (sacks, hits, hurries) allowed and
divided that by snaps played at tackle. Diehl came up with an NFL-worst
plass-blocking efficiency rating of 92.30.</p>


Showing a sense of humor, PFF wrote that the Giants' tackle has an
"impressive ability to give up pressure." That, I am sure Giants' fans already
knew.</p>


Here, though, is something you might not have known. Sean Locklear (http://www.sbnation.com/nfl/players/2318/sean-locklear),
signed by the Giants as a free agent to provide veteran depth at both tackle
spots, is ranked 11th-best in pass-blocking efficiency the past three seasons
with a 95.51 rating.</p>


Locklear, if you are wondering, has spent most of his eight-year career
playing on the right side -- where Diehl is the starter for the upcoming
season."</p>

NY GIANTS' NEWS AND NOTES: VICTOR CRUZ, AUTHOR (http://www.bigblueview.com/2012/7/14/3158794/new-york-giants-news-and-notes-victor-cruz-author)</p>

"Good morning, New York Giants (http://www.sbnation.com/nfl/teams/new-york-giants)
fans! Here is a little Saturday morning reading material for you.</p><div class="entry-body">


<a href="http://espn.go.com/blog/new-york/giants/post/_/id/15004/cruzs-book-tackles-revis-and-cromartie">Cruz's
book tackles Revis, Cro, Cowboys - Giants Blog - ESPN New York</a>
He had
heard plenty of trash talk last year, but being put down by Jets (http://www.sbnation.com/nfl/teams/new-york-jets) cornerbacks <a class="sbn-auto-link" href="http://www.sbnation.com/nfl/players/1262/darrelle-revis">Darrelle
Revis</a> and <a class="sbn-auto-link" href="http://www.sbnation.com/nfl/players/2984/antonio-cromartie">Antonio
Cromartie</a> resonated with Giants receiver <a class="sbn-auto-link" href="http://www.sbnation.com/nfl/players/109584/victor-cruz">Victor
Cruz</a>.</p>


<a href="http://sports.yahoo.com/news/mannings-rallying-around-peytons-comeback-001308069--nfl.html">Mannings
rallying around Peyton's comeback - Yahoo! Sports</a>
Eli, meanwhile, smiles
at the sight of his older brother back on the field, actively running high
school-age campers through drills along with the college quarterbacks who serve
as counselors.

''I've seen him play football since I was 7 years old, so
the last 25 years he's been a great role model and someone to follow - his work
ethic and how he handles himself and how he plays the game at such a high
level,'' Eli said. ''I'm excited to see him back in uniform, see him back
playing. Obviously he went through a tough year last year.''</p>


<a href="http://espn.go.com/blog/dallas/cowboys/post/_/id/4693885/jason-witten-responds-to-amani-toomer-comments">Jason
Witten responds to Amani Toomer comments - Dallas Cowboys Blog - ESPN
Dallas</a>
"I think he's an elite league quarterback," Witten said of Romo.
"Many people have said that. I think that's great that Amani said that, but at
the end of the day, Eli is a Super Bowl champ. He's won two out of the last five
years. They're doing a lot of good things right up there. They're the poster
boys of how you do it and not let adversity get in the way because of where
they're at."</p>


<a href="http://www.cbssports.com/nfl/story/19579224/seahawks-release-receiver-williams-after-disappointing-2011-season/rss">Seahawks
release receiver Williams after disappointing 2011 season - NFL - CBSSports.com
News, Rumors, Scores, Stats, Fantasy</a>
The Seattle Seahawks (http://www.sbnation.com/nfl/teams/seattle-seahawks)
have cut wide receiver Mike Williams after two up-and-down seasons that first
reignited his career before injuries slowed him in 2011.</p>


<a href="http://fifthdown.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/07/12/fantasy-football-draft-guide-how-to-outsmart-the-competition/">Fantasy
Football Draft Guide: How to Outsmart the Competition - NYTimes.com</a>
One
of the most common mistakes in fantasy drafts is the selection of the "best
player available."</p>


<a href="http://www.eveningsun.com/localsports/ci_21027578/new-york-giants-coach-watches-his-sons-career?source=rss">New
York Giants coach watches his son's career develop - Evening Sun</a>
New York
Giants offensive line coach Pat Flaherty walked into the NFL teams film room
two years ago and saw himself, from his playing days at Delone Catholic High, on
the screen."</p></div>

[/url]BIG BLUE VIEW PRESEASON ALL NFC EAST TEAM - RUNNING BACK (http://www.bigblueview.com/2012/7/14/3158794/new-york-giants-news-and-notes-victor-cruz-author)</p>

"Let's turn to running back today as we continue to go position-by-position to
name our Bog Blue View Preseason All-NFC East Team.</p>
<p class="extend-divide"><a name="storyjump"></a>http://cdn0.sbnation.com/images/blog/star-divide.v59c7267.jpg</p>


Here are your nominees.</p>


LeSean McCoy (http://www.sbnation.com/nfl/players/71549/lesean-mccoy),
Eagles -- McCoy ran for 1,307 yards in 2011, averaged 4.8 yards per carry
and led the NFDL with 17 rushing touchdowns. He has has back-to-back 1,000-yard
seasons and, entering his fourth season, is a tremendous player. He was named
All-Pro for his work last season.</p>


<a class="sbn-auto-link" href="http://www.sbnation.com/nfl/players/16768/ahmad-bradshaw">Ahmad
Bradshaw</a>, Giants -- Ran for 659 yards in 12 games last season, roughly
half of the 1,235 yards he accumulated in 2010. The Giants' running game needs
to get better and Bradshaw needs to be part of that.</p>


<a class="sbn-auto-link" href="http://www.sbnation.com/nfl/players/131037/demarco-murray">DeMarco
Murray</a>, Cowboys (http://www.sbnation.com/nfl/teams/dallas-cowboys) -- A
third-round pick a season ago, Murray ran for 897 yards in 13 games (only seven
starts) for Dallas. He averaged 5.5 yards per carry and had a 253-yard game
against the St. Louis Rams (http://www.sbnation.com/nfl/teams/st-louis-rams).</p>


Roy Helu (http://www.sbnation.com/nfl/players/131030/roy-helu), <a class="sbn-auto-link" href="http://www.sbnation.com/nfl/teams/washington-redskins">Washington
Redskins</a> -- Ran for 640 yards (4.2 yards per carry) and caught 49 passes
as a rookie in 2011.</p>


David Wilson (http://www.sbnation.com/nfl/players/152687/david-wilson),
Giants -- Might as well put the Giants' first-round draft choice on the list
since we are projecting.</p>


Big Blue View Preseason All-NFC East Team </p>


Center -- David Baas (http://www.sbnation.com/nfl/players/2069/david-baas), Giants (http://www.sbnation.com/nfl/teams/new-york-giants) [47 percent of the vote (http://www.bigblueview.com/2012/7/5/3138854/big-blue-view-preseason-all-nfc-east-team-center-david-baas-phil-costa-jason-kelce-will-montgomery)]
Guard -- Chris Snee (http://www.sbnation.com/nfl/players/2256/chris-snee),
Giants [70 percent of the vote], Evan Mathis (http://www.sbnation.com/nfl/players/2177/evan-mathis), Eagles (http://www.sbnation.com/nfl/teams/philadelphia-eagles) [26 percent of the vote (http://www.bigblueview.com/2012/7/6/3139518/big-blue-view-preseason-all-nfc-east-team-guards)]
Left Tackle -- Tyron Smith (http://www.sbnation.com/nfl/players/131009/tyron-smith),
[39 percent of the vote (http://www.bigblueview.com/2012/7/9/3147235/big-blue-view-preseason-all-nfc-east-team-left-tackle-re-vote)]
Right Tackle -- <a class="sbn-auto-link" href="http://www.sbnation.com/nfl/players/1326/todd-herremans">Todd
Herremans</a>, Eagles [53 percent of the vote (http://www.bigblueview.com/2012/7/10/3147346/big-blue-view-all-nfc-east-team-right-tackle-david-diehl-doug-free-jammal-brown-todd-herremans)]
Tight End -- Jason Witten (http://www.sbnation.com/nfl/players/3446/jason-witten),
Cowboys [88 percent of the vote (http://www.bigblueview.com/2012/7/11/3150398/big-blue-view-preseason-all-nfc-east-team-tight-end-jason-witten-martellus-bennett)]
Wide Receivers -- Hakeem Nicks (http://www.sbnation.com/nfl/players/71294/hakeem-nicks),
Giants [77 percent of the vote (http://www.bigblueview.com/2012/7/12/3154507/big-blue-view-all-nfc-east-team-wide-receiver-hakeem-nicks-victor-cruz-dez-bryant-jeremy-maclin)]; Victor Cruz (http://www.sbnation.com/nfl/players/109584/victor-cruz),
Giants [19 percent of the vote (http://www.bigblueview.com/2012/7/12/3154507/big-blue-view-all-nfc-east-team-wide-receiver-hakeem-nicks-victor-cruz-dez-bryant-jeremy-maclin)]</p>
<fieldset class="poll-box"><legend>Poll</legend>
<h5 class="poll-title">Who should be the running back on our 2012 Big Blue View
Preseason All-NFC East team?</h5>
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GIANTS' 2012 TRAINING CAMP PREVIEW: RUNNING BACKS (http://insidefootball.com/blog/archives/4626)

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NY GIANTS' 2012 MAKE OR BREAK CANDIDATE: CLINT SINTIM (http://network.yardbarker.com/nfl/article_external/new_york_giants_2012_make_or_break_candidate_clint _sintim/11220028)

"Clint Sintim was supposed to provide big
time edge rushing for the<a href="http://www.rantsports.com/new-york-giants/"> New York
Giants.</a> He was a 3-4 outside linebacker at the University of Virginia and was supposed to be a pass
rushing linebacker/defensive end for the Giants, much in the same vein as
Matthias Kiwanuka. Two torn ACL’s
later, his <span style="BACKGROUND: none transparent scroll repeat 0% 0%; COLOR: darkgreen; FONT-SIZE: inherit; FONT-WEIGHT: inherit" id="itxthook0w0" class="itxtrst itxtrstspan itxthookspan">career</span> (#) is
very much in doubt.


Sintim has only started one game in his
career, and has recorded just one sack. With all the depth the Giants have now
at linebacker, there is some question as to whether or not he’s going to make
the team. He won’t crack the starting lineup unless there are injuries. Jacquian Williams and Marc Herzlich are ahead of him on the depth chart as
<span style="BACKGROUND: none transparent scroll repeat 0% 0%; COLOR: darkgreen; FONT-SIZE: inherit; FONT-WEIGHT: inherit" id="itxthook1w0" class="itxtrst itxtrstspan itxthookspan">backups</span> (#).
Greg Jones can play in the middle
which Sintim can’t. It seems like he doesn’t have a clear fit on the the
roster.</p>


As the Giants have shown for years, you
can never have enough pass rushers. The thing that Sintim has going for him is
that skill. After two ACL surgeries, you have to wonder whether some of that
ability has left him. Sintim led all NCAA linebackers in sacks with 11 in his
senior year and that ability led Jerry
Reese to drafting him with a second round pick.</p>


For all the reasons above, this <span style="BACKGROUND: none transparent scroll repeat 0% 0%; COLOR: darkgreen; FONT-SIZE: inherit; FONT-WEIGHT: inherit" id="itxthook2w0" class="itxtrst itxtrstspan itxthookspan">training</span> (#) camp
is very important for Sintim’s career. He’s gone from second round pick, to
basically on the bubble as to whether or not he’s going to make the roster. If
he <a style="BORDER-BOTTOM: darkgreen 0.07em solid; PADDING-BOTTOM: 1px; BACKGROUND-COLO

BeatYale
07-14-2012, 03:41 PM
Thanks bro.

G'morning.

RoanokeFan
07-14-2012, 07:04 PM
Thanks bro.

G'morning.

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