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08-17-2012, 11:32 AM



GIANTS' DEFENSE SAYS ITS PERFORMANCE AGAINST TEH RUN IS "UNACCEPTABLE" (http://www.nj.com/giants/index.ssf/2012/08/giants_d-line_experiencing_gro.html)

Excerpt: "Antrel Rolle didn’t like the fact the Giants gave up 156 yards rushing to the Jaguars. Never mind it was the preseason opener and half of the guys playing won’t be on the roster in a few weeks.

This past Sunday, while Rolle was calling the effort “unacceptable” and vowing the defense “will clean that up,” he was agitated.“I was, too!” defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul exclaimed today. “I mean, we have to do a much better job stopping the run. Me personally, I put that on myself because that starts up front." Read more...

GIANTS' WILL BEATTY CAN'T SHAKE BACK ISSUES (http://www.nj.com/giants/index.ssf/2012/08/giants_will_beatty_still_not_r.html)

Excerpt: "Will Beatty missed most of the offseason due to a lingering back injury he suffered during organized team activities in the spring and rarely participated in practices. So when Beatty returned to practice for few a days in a row this week, Tom Coughlin was under the impression that Beatty was on the field for good.

Not so fast."

AMANI TOOMER IMPRESSED WITH GIANTS' DJ WARE (http://www.nj.com/giants/index.ssf/2012/08/amani_toomer_impressed_with_gi.html)

Excerpt: "Amani Toomer thought last week’s preseason opener was just another glimpse at a well-oiled team (http://www.nj.com/giants/index.ssf/2012/08/giants_preseason_opener_three_1.html) ready to pick up where they left off.

That being said, the play of one running back in particular was memorable for the former Giants wideout.“What stuck out to me mostly was D.J. Ware, the fact that he’s running like I’ve never seen him before,” Toomer said at a MetLife event promoting Saturday's Jets-Giants preseason game. “The cuts, the balance, the vision, usually when you get a guy who’s on the edge – he was the third running back last year – now he has an opportunity to make a big jump in his career." Read more...

METLIFE STADIUM TO UNVEIL NEW SECURITY SYSTEM (http://www.nj.com/giants/index.ssf/2012/08/metlife_stadium_to_unveil_new.html)

Excerpt: "Entering MetLife Stadium for Jets, Giants and other sporting events may not take so long for fans any more.

The Jets and Giants will be testing a new, automated security screening system for preseason NFL games and other events in August and September that its developers say is faster and less intrusive than being searched by security personnel." Read more..

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FIVE THINGS TO WATCH WHEN THE GIANTS PLAY THE JETS (http://www.nydailynews.com/blogs/giants/2012/08/five-things-to-watch-when-the-giants-play-the-jets)

Excerpt: "Victor Cruz once lit up the Giants-Jets preseason game in such a remarkable way that two summers later we’re still asking him about it. The site of him ripping the Jets for six catches, 145 yards and three touchdowns – much to the amazement of Jets coaches, whose surprise was caught on HBO’s Hard Knocks – is still burned into Giants’ fans memory.

The truth is, that’s one of the few truly memorable moments in my nearly 20 years of covering NFL preseason football, where the real action is usually much farther out of the spotlight. Preseason games are measured in small gains by established starters and usually unnoticeable ones by players much farther down the depth chart.

And by far, the most important thing is always hoping that nobody gets hurt." Read more...


DARRELLE REVIS VS. VICTOR CRUZ MIGHT BE ON THE MENU WHEN GIANTS AND JETS FACE OFF (http://www.nydailynews.com/sports/football/giants/darrelle-revis-victor-cruz-menu-giants-jets-face-article-1.1138320)

Excerpt: "Darrelle Revis (http://www.nydailynews.com/topics/Darrelle+Revis) and Victor Cruz (http://www.nydailynews.com/topics/Victor+Cruz) spent the week leading up to last year’s Christmas Eve Jets-Giants game trash talking to each other, so in this big city of ours, what are the chances they would then wind up face-to-face in the same Manhattan restaurant with their families a few hours after the game?

It was quite a civil get-together — this is not Drake and Chris Brown, of course — unlike a few days earlier when Cruz had said teams were no longer scared of Revis and Revis fired back, saying he had never heard of Cruz, who was already 14 games into the best season ever by a Giants wide receiver.
The back-and-forth went like this:
“He’s got to earn his money this year,” Cruz said. “Teams aren’t really backing down. I feel like we’re going to do the same thing. Until he physically stops us, we’re going to throw the ball on him.” Read more...

PRINCE AMUKAMARA KNOWS HE'S A BIG BLUE TARGET IN GIANTS' SECONDARY (http://www.nydailynews.com/sports/football/giants/prince-amukamara-ny-giants-corner-article-1.1138263)

Excerpt: "Prince Amukamara (http://www.nydailynews.com/topics/Prince+Amukamara) knows how this season is going to work. He is the weakest link in a veteran Giants secondary, a second-year cornerback playing opposite seasoned cover man Corey Webster.

It all means that Amukamara will get challenged often, a fact that safety Antrel Rolle alluded to when he said Amukamara knows there’s “no time for babying” in the NFL. But Amukamara isn’t losing any sleep over the action he’ll see this season.

“It would make sense to go at the less experienced guy,” he said. “I mean, Corey is an eight-year vet. So it would make sense to come to my side. I just have to keep doing my job and force them to go other places.” Read more...

BACK UP: MARVIN AUSTINS BACK NOT SO GOOD NEWS (http://www.nydailynews.com/blogs/giants/2012/08/back-up-austins-injury-news-not-so-good)

Excerpt: "Marvin Austin thought the news on his injured back was good (http://www.nydailynews.com/blogs/giants/2012/08/marvin-austin-just-a-little-back-ache), but he probably should’ve checked with Tom Coughlin first.

The Giants coach was much more pessimistic about the back issue Austin described earlier as just “a little back ache”. In fact, Coughlin said the Giants are sending Austin for more tests. He also wouldn’t rule out the possibility that problem was structural – like a disc problem." Read more...

SITE LINK (http://www.nydailynews.com/sports/football/giants)


VICTOR CRUZ EARNED SPOTLIGHT VS, REX'S JETS (http://www.nypost.com/p/sports/giants/making_vic_tims_of_jets_KvkiiUqJmFc94bMVzNjmOO)

Excerpt: "Everyone around him knew, but Victor Cruz refused to breathe a sigh of relief and bask in the glow of his tremendous and wholly unexpected achievement.

Cruz didn’t come out of nowhere two years ago, but it was close to it — Paterson, N.J., University of Massachusetts and off the pile of unwanted toys otherwise known as undrafted rookies — when he erupted onto the stage with a performance that almost always automatically stamps “Approved’’ on a roster passport. He had done the near-impossible, turning a preseason game into an individual showcase. It was, officially, the first-football game played at MetLife Stadium and blood was spilled that mid-August night in 2010, gushing from the lacerated forehead of Eli Manning. It was Cruz, though, who caused the greatest devastation, feasting on a bunch of Jets backups for not one, not two, but three touchdown receptions, which is fantasy football stuff and virtually impossible to accomplish, given the confines of a summertime exhibition game." Read more...

BANKS: GIANTS SHOULD WORRY ABOUT IMPROVEMENTS, NOT JETS (http://www.nypost.com/p/sports/giants/nobody_perfect_WpU7BOZF3synMZQw7qj6hI)

Excerpt: "They have problems, too.

Winning a Super Bowl masked a lot of the Giants’ faults last season, and the green circus tent the Jets have put up has led to more headlines about New York’s other football team. But the Giants were far from perfect on their way to a second title in five years last season, and former linebacker Carl Banks says the team cannot afford to coast through the preseason on last year’s accomplishments.

“One of the things I wanted to see is if they came in humble and hungry or complacent, and they really came in ready to go,” Banks said." Read more...

SITE LINK (http://www.nypost.com/sports/giants)


GIANTS' NOTES: CONCERN FOR WILL BEATTY (http://www.northjersey.com/sports/166508706_Giants_notes__Concern_for_Will_Beatty.ht ml)

Excerpt: "LT Will Beatty had returned to practice for the final three days of camp at the University at Albany, leaving coach Tom Coughlin to believe the sciatic nerve issue that had been bothering him was under control.
Not so fast.
Beatty was back in the trainer’s room Thursday, shut down due to more medical concerns and raising questions as to what the Giants will do up front as a contingency plan." Read more...

SITE LINK (http://www.northjersey.com/sports/pro_sports/football/)


AS JETS GRAB SPOTLIGHT, GIANTS ARE HAPPY TO STEP ASIDE (http://www.nytimes.com/2012/08/18/sports/football/as-jets-grab-spotlight-giants-gladly-step-aside.html?_r=1&ref=football)

Excerpt: "
The prevailing hullabaloo at Giants training camp in Albany arose on Tuesday, relating to uncomfortable dorm room accommodations.

Specifically, the beds were stiff and too small. A few players developed back soreness. A couple of headlines emerged.

“And that was the last day of camp,” tight end Martellus Bennett said. “Somebody should’ve complained about it earlier. They would’ve done something about it.” Read more...


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GIANTS' TOM COUGHLIN NOT HAPPY ABOUT FIGHTS AT PRACTICE (http://www.giants101.com/2012/08/17/new-york-giants-tom-coughlin-not-happy-about-fights-during-practice/)

Excerpt: "On the next-to-last play of practice on Thursday, safety Tyler Sash (http://www.giants101.com/tag/tyler-sash/) and tight end Bear Pascoe (http://www.giants101.com/tag/bear-pascoe/) got into it pretty good, and eventually had to be pulled apart by their teammates, including rookie defensive tackle Markus Kuhn (http://www.giants101.com/tag/markus-kuhn/). Afterwards, New York (http://www.giants101.com/tag/new-york/) Giants head coach Tom Coughlin (http://www.giants101.com/tag/tom-coughlin/), understandably upset, expressed his displeasure in the situation." Read more...


GIANTS' JUSTIN TUCK WISHES JASON WITTEN A QUICK RECOVERS FOR....WEEK TWO (http://www.giants101.com/2012/08/17/new-york-giants-justin-tuck-wishes-jason-witten-a-quick-recovery-for-week-two/)

Excerpt: "News broke earlier this week that Dallas Cowboys tight end Jason Witten (http://www.giants101.com/tag/jason-witten/)suffered a lacerated spleen after a hit from Oakland's Rolando McClain during the last preseason game, that will result in him missing the rest of the preseason and perhaps the season opener against the New York Giants (http://www.giants101.com/tag/new-york-giants/). The injury caused internal bleeding, but for now, it is not believed that it will require surgery." Read more...

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GIANTS VS. JETS: WHAT TO WATCH (http://www.bigblueview.com/2012/8/17/3249650/giants-vs-jets-what-to-watch-tim-tebow-mark-sanchez-snoopy-tv-schedule#storyjump)

Excerpt: "
You know, I'm sure that the New York Giants (http://www.sbnation.com/nfl/teams/new-york-giants)
face the New York Jets (http://www.sbnation.com/nfl/teams/new-york-jets)
Saturday at 7 p.m. ET at MetLife Stadium in the second preseason game for both teams. The preseason game is now dubbed the 'MetLife Bowl.'

Here are my thoughts on things to watch Saturday evening. I will stay off the Mark Sanchez-Tim Tebow stuff, because it's pretty obvious everyone will be paying at least some attention to that." Read more...


TOM COUGHLIN TO AUTHOR BOOK (http://www.bigblueview.com/2012/8/16/3247875/tom-coughlin-to-author-book)

Excerpt: "New York Giants (http://www.sbnation.com/nfl/teams/new-york-giants)coach Tom Coughlin is authoring a book tentatively titled 'Earn The Right To Win,' which will highlight "his system of relentless preparation and old-school tough-mindedness," according to the release the Giants sent out on Thursday." Read more...

NY GIANTS' NEWS AND NOTES: BRANDON JACOBS, KENNY PHILLIPS, AND MORE (http://www.bigblueview.com/2012/8/17/3248315/new-york-giants-news-brandon-jacobs-kenny-phillips-eli-manning-justin-tuck)

Excerpt: "Good morning, New York Giants (http://www.sbnation.com/nfl/teams/new-york-giants)fans. Here is your Friday morning noteboook." Read more...

GIANTS OVER/UNDER AT 9 WINS: TOO HIGH? TOO LOW? (http://www.bigblueview.com/2012/8/17/3249176/new-york-giants-over-under-at-9-wins-oddsmakers-bovada)

Excerpt: "We know, of course, that the New York Giants (http://www.sbnation.com/nfl/teams/new-york-giants) won the 2012 Super Bowl while garnering only nine wins in the regular season. The oddsmakers from Bovada (http://www.bovada.lv/) have once again placed the over/under on Giants' victories this season at nine. Too high? Too low? Just right?

Here is a quick look at the Giants' 2012 schedule. Next to each game I am going to hazard a guess as to whether or not the Giants will be favored." Read more...

GIANTS GET GOOD NEWS ON MARVIN AUSTIN (http://www.bigblueview.com/2012/8/16/3247502/new-york-giants-marvin-austin-injury-report-nfl-preseason-chris-canty-shaun-rogers#storyjump)

Excerpt: "The New York Giants (http://www.sbnation.com/nfl/teams/new-york-giants) have lost defensive tackles Shaun Rogers and Martin Parker (http://www.sbnation.com/nfl/players/131213/martin-parker) for the season. Chris Canty (http://www.sbnation.com/nfl/players/3394/chris-canty)is still not available. The team is bringing in new tackles by the truckload, having signed Carlton Powell (http://www.sbnation.com/nfl/players/34977/carlton-powell), Oren Wilson and Bobby Skinner (http://www.sbnation.com/nfl/players/162225/bobby-skinner) within the last 24 hours. A fourth new defensive tackle, former Denver Broncos (http://www.sbnation.com/nfl/teams/denver-broncos)lineman Marcus Thomas, was working out at the Timex Performance Center Thursday.

So, you can understand head coach Tom Coughlin's angst earlier this week when he was talking about defensive tackle Marvin Austin (http://www.sbnation.com/nfl/players/130945/marvin-austin), who had to be sent to the Hospital For Special Surgery in Manhattan for tests on his back.
"I’m praying that when the phone call comes, it’s a good one," Coughlin said on Tuesday.
Turns out that it was a good one. Austin said today that he had just been "having a little backache" and that tests show he should be OK." Read more...

SITE LINK (http://www.bigblueview.com/section/news)


SITE LINK (http://gmenhq.com/)


HAKEEM NICKS PRACTICING IN PADS (http://network.yardbarker.com/nfl/article_external/hakeem_nicks_practicing_in_pads/11481928)

Excerpt: "New York Giants wide receiver Hakeem Nickspracticed in pads for the first time this summer. According to a report on CBSsports.com (http://fantasynews.cbssports.com/fantasyfootball/players/playerpage/1117392/hakeem-nicks), Nicks did some light works and participated in individual drills." Read mpore...


GIANTS MAKE MORE ROSTER MOVES (http://network.yardbarker.com/nfl/article_external/new_york_giants_make_more_roster_moves/11473735)

Excerpt: "When the New York Giants (http://www.rantsports.com/new-york-giants/) make roster moves they seem to come in bunches. Here’s the breakdown for today’s moves:
Gone: Clint Sintim (waived) Justin Trattou (waived injured)
Signed: Bobby Skinner and LaRon Scott."

SITE LINK (http://www.yardbarker.com/nfl/teams/new_york_giants/56)


GIANTS AT JETS PREVIEW (http://insidefootball.com/blog/archives/4948)

Excerpt: "Game 2 of the pre-season begins the process of fine-tuning the play of the starters, where there is very little competition on the Giants. The defensive tackle position is the only one in flux, and that’s due to injuries. The Jets will likely game plan heavily and come out chippy, so the Giants will have to be ready. How will the replacement officials handle the post-whistle stuff? It could get ugly.

Let’s run down the units, and what to expect.

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SITE LINK (http://www.giantsfootballblog.com/)


SITE LINK (http://www.nfl.com/teams/newyorkgiants/profile?team=NYG)


SITE LINK (http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/football/nfl/teams/new-york-giants/?eref=sinav)


GIANTS' COACH TOM COUGHLIN PRIMED TO OUTLAST JETS' REX RYAN (http://espn.go.com/new-york/nfl/story/_/id/8276563/new-york-giants-coach-tom-coughlin-primed-outlast-jets-rex-ryan)

Excerpt: "Tom Coughlin still feels that Christmas Eve pain, the shot he took in the left leg from his own running back, D.J. Ware (http://espn.go.com/nfl/player/_/id/10768/dj-ware), who was sent reeling on a late hit delivered by -- who else? -- one of Rex Ryan's guys.
Coughlin never wanted to discuss what Aaron Maybin (http://espn.go.com/nfl/player/_/id/12456/aaron-maybin)'s mayhem did to his leg last season, not while there was a second Super Bowl with the New England Patriots (http://espn.go.com/nfl/team/_/name/ne/new-england-patriots) out there to be won. But in an interview with ESPNNewYork.com on Thursday, Coughlin revealed that he nearly required surgery on his left hamstring, and that Ryan's New York Jets (http://espn.go.com/nfl/team/_/name/nyj/new-york-jets) had left their mark in vain." Read more...


BRANDON JACOBS: JETS WILL NEVER BE "ONE UP" ON RIVAL GIANTS (http://espn.go.com/new-york/nfl/story/_/id/8275243/san-francisco-49ers-brandon-jacobs-says-new-york-jets-one-new-york-giants)

Excerpt: "Brandon Jacobs (http://espn.go.com/nfl/player/_/id/8524/brandon-jacobs) is not with the New York Giants (http://espn.go.com/nfl/team/_/name/nyg/new-york-giants) any longer, but he has no problem reminding the New York Jets (http://espn.go.com/nfl/team/_/name/nyj/new-york-jets) that they're the little brother in town.

In an interview with CBSSports.com, Jacobs explained why he believes the Jets will always be second fiddle to the defending Super Bowl champs."They were in the AFC Championship Game twice in a row, but the year after that the Giants win the Super Bowl," Jacobs told CBSSports.com. "That discredits everything as far as the 'Battle of the City.' They can't ever one-up the Giants -- not in my eyesight, not in anyone else's eyesight. They can never do that. They keep trying, but they're doing it the wrong way." Read more...

NOTEBOOK: THOMAS STARTS RUNNING IN POOL (http://espn.go.com/blog/new-york/giants/post/_/id/15959/notebook-thomas-starts-running-in-the-pool)

Excerpt: "Cornerback Terrell Thomas (http://espn.go.com/nfl/player/_/id/11297/terrell-thomas) has begun running in a pool and his right knee feels good so far.

"Progress," Thomas said. "Taking it slow but doing everything I can in the meantime to get my knee strong and healthy again. When I’m able to return, I’ll be ready to go." Read more...

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SITE LINK (http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2012/07/19/jets-reportedly-plan-to-use-tim-tebow-as-red-zone-quarterback/related/)



GIANTS RETURN TO NEW JERSEY TO RESUME WORKOUTS (http://msn.foxsports.com/nfl/story/Giants-return-to-New-Jersey-to-resume-workouts-96870411)

Excerpt: "Training camp at the University at Albany is behind the Super Bowl-champion New York Giants (http://msn.foxsports.com/nfl/team/new-york-giants/67056).
The back problems that bothered the team at camp haven't left, though, and the issue seems to be causing more concern." Read more...

SINTIM WAIVED AFTER FAILED PHYSICAL (http://msn.foxsports.com/nfl/story/new-york-giants-clint-sintim-failed-physical-waived-081612)

Excerpt: "The New York Giants (http://msn.foxsports.com/nfl/team/new-york-giants/67056) have waived linebackerClint Sintim (http://msn.foxsports.com/nfl/player/clint-sintim/638339) after he failed a physical.
The Giants announced the move Thursday while adding they waived-injured defensive endJustin Trattou (http://msn.foxsports.com/nfl/player/justin-trattou/1294769) and signed defensive back-return specialist Laron Scott and defensive tackle Bobby Skinner." Read more...
ADRIAN TRACY HAS A NEW POSITION AND A NEW NECKNAME (http://msn.foxsports.com/nfl/story/Adrian-Tracy-has-a-new-position-and-new-nickname-80608315)

Excerpt: "At last, after two long years with the Giants (http://msn.foxsports.com/nfl/team/new-york-giants/67056), Adrian Tracy (http://msn.foxsports.com/nfl/player/adrian-tracy/766579) has found a spot on defense.He also has a new name.Meet ''Young Osi,'' the defensive end who has a lot in common with his fellow position mate, Osi Umenyiora (http://msn.foxsports.com/nfl/player/osi-umenyiora/140319).Tracy is a little undersized to be an end, but he has the same type of speed and explosive burst that helped make Umenyiora a two-time Pro Bowl standout and a constant threat to quarterbacks in passing situations." Read more...

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DEMARCUS WARE WON'T PLAY SATURDAY AGAINST THE CHARGERS (http://www.theredzone.org/BlogDescription/tabid/61/EntryId/28288/DeMarcus-Ware-won-t-play-Saturday-against-the-Chargers/Default.aspx)


MARK SANCHEZ'S EFFORT TO HOLD OFF TIM TEBOW MAY BE DOOMED BY JETS' SUPPORTING CAST (http://sports.yahoo.com/news/nfl--supporting-cast-could-doom-jets-qb-mark-sanchez-in-effort-to-hold-off-tim-tebow.html)

CABLEVISION GETS MULTI-YEAR DEAL FROM NFL NETWORK (http://www.nj.com/business/index.ssf/2012/08/cablevision_gets_multi-year_ag.html)

08-17-2012, 11:44 AM
Conflicting reports here. One says Austin is good, the other says his back may be structural. Are they just trying to confuse everyone?

08-17-2012, 11:51 AM
1 day closer to 9/5.....;)

08-17-2012, 01:33 PM
Conflicting reports here. One says Austin is good, the other says his back may be structural. Are they just trying to confuse everyone?

It's news media at its finest. It depends on who they listen to last lol

08-17-2012, 01:34 PM
1 day closer to 9/5.....;)

Can't come soon enough

08-17-2012, 01:44 PM
thanks Roanoke!

a Cruz/Revis matchup may not be as tight as some think.

i havent seen anyone cover Cruz yet!

08-17-2012, 04:15 PM
thanks Roanoke!

a Cruz/Revis matchup may not be as tight as some think.

i havent seen anyone cover Cruz yet!

Given the amount of time they each will play, don't expect too much :o

Captain Chaos
08-17-2012, 07:07 PM
Thanks Roanoke, TC will outlast Ryan easy!

08-17-2012, 07:11 PM
Thanks Roanoke, TC will outlast Ryan easy!

It's interesting to me that Rex isn't making any outlandish predictions this season

08-17-2012, 10:30 PM
Thanks man!

08-18-2012, 06:13 AM
Thanks man!

You are very welcome