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08-26-2012, 07:30 AM



GIANTS' TYLER SASH CARTED OFF FIELD WITH ANKLE INJURY (http://www.nj.com/giants/index.ssf/2012/08/giants_tyler_sash_carted_off_p.html)

Excerpt: "Another day and another injury concern for the Giants secondary.
Safety Tyler Sash was carted off the practice field today, unable to put any weight on his right leg. On Friday, cornerback Prince Amukamara sprained his right ankle and was wearing a walking boot today.""His ankle locked up is what they said to me," Tom Coughlin said after the practice. "Otherwise I have no idea." Read more...

GIANTS' DAVID DOUGLAS IMPRESSES DESPITE STAT LINE (http://www.nj.com/giants/index.ssf/2012/08/giants_david_douglas_impresses.html)

Excerpt: "David Douglas was told he would be the punt returner Friday night against the Chicago Bears early in the week. And he took advantage.After he was unable to get much of anything going on his first three tries, Douglas erupted for a 36-yard return only to have it negated by a holding penalty and join best friend Nick Foles, the former University of Arizona quarterback currently backing up Michael Vick, as a rookie making an impact in the preseason." Read more...


GIANTS CONCERNED ABOUT PRINCE AMUKAMARA'S ANKLE (http://www.nj.com/giants/index.ssf/2012/08/giants_concerned_about_prince.html)

Excerpt: "Tom Coughlin was cautiously optimistic when Giants (http://www.nj.com/giants/index.ssf/2012/08/nj.com/giants) team physician Russell Warren informed him Prince Amukamara’s high ankle sprain suffered Friday night against the Chicago Bears was a mild one.
He wasn’t as positive Saturday.In a teleconference with reporters, Coughlin said Amukamara’s high ankle sprain is moderate, not mild — a slight semantic shift, but a significant one nonetheless. Coughlin refused to suggest a timetable for the cornerback’s return, but his status for the Giants’ Sept. 5 regular season opener against the Dallas Cowboys is uncertain at best as injuries continue to ravage the position." Read more...

RAMSES BARDEN HAS BIG GAME FOR THE GIANTS AT RIGHT TIME (http://www.nj.com/giants/index.ssf/2012/08/ramses_barden_has_big_game_at.html)

Excerpt: "Ramses Barden needed Friday’s game against the Chicago Bears (http://www.nj.com/giants/index.ssf/2012/08/complete_coverage_of_giants_20.html).
Badly.The fourth-year wide receiver made three catches for 46 yards and had his first career touchdown on a slant past veteran cornerback Charles Tillman. And though head coach Tom Coughlin would undoubtedly never say whether Barden’s roster spot was dependent on such a performance, the Giants (http://www.nj.com/giants/index.ssf/2012/08/nj.com/giants)’ coach certainly indicated Barden made a case for keeping it.“He contributed,” Coughlin said on a conference call today, “and made a strong statement.” Read more...

GIANTS' BRUCE JOHNSON REALIZES URGENCY TO IMPROVE HIS PLAY (http://www.nj.com/giants/index.ssf/2012/08/giants_bruce_johnson_realizes.html)

Excerpt: "I was wondering why so many people were all over Kenny Phillips for the first touchdown the Giants gave up to the Bears on Friday night. It wasn’t until I watched the broadcast today when I heard Dan Dierdorf criticizing Phillips that it all made sense.
But Dierdorf, whose opinions are very strong even when very off-base (see the untimed down note below), didn’t properly break down the play for the audience.You see, Phillips was clearly upset with the way Bruce Johnson played that one because Johnson, as the cornerback in a Cover-2 look, should’ve funneled Bears wide receiver Brandon Marshall toward the middle of the field so Phillips could’ve had a better shot to cover him." Read more...
SITE LINK (http://www.nj.com/giants/)


AMUKAMARA TALKS HJIGH ANKLE SPRAINS AND COLD TUBS (http://www.nydailynews.com/blogs/giants/2012/08/amukamara-talks-high-ankle-sprains-and-cold-tubs)

Excerpt: "“I know the saying is you can’t make the club in the tub,” he said. “So I’ve been in the tub enough.”The second-year cover man likely realized the irony of his statement, especially after the laughter that followed. But Amukamara, who suffered a mild high ankle sprain in Friday’s preseason loss to the Bears, is hoping for a speedy return.He said he’s “not sure” about a realistic timetable just yet, but added that he’s “not discouraged by no means.”“Mine is mild,” Amukamara said of his ankle. “I don’t think it’s as serious as others’ (high ankle sprains) in the past, so, again, just day-by-day. “I feel pretty confident that I do recover quick from ankle sprains.” Read more...


NY GIANTS' CORNERBACKS HURTING WITH PRINCE AMUKAMARA'S ANKLE INJURY, (http://www.nydailynews.com/sports/football/giants/ny-giants-cornerbacks-hurting-ankle-injury-prince-amukamara-article-1.1144713)

Excerpt: "When Tom Coughlin (http://www.nydailynews.com/topics/Tom+Coughlin) surveyed his roster at the beginning of training camp, he was sure he had a deep and talented group of cornerbacks. It’s hard to believe that was only one month ago.
Since then that unit has been ripped apart by injuries, including the “moderate” high ankle sprain suffered by Prince Amukamara on Friday night. Add that to the ACL injury suffered early in camp by Terrell Thomas and the turf toe suffered by rookie Jayron Hosley last weekend, and the Giants’ defense is missing three of its top four corners.
That’s a problem with the regular-season opener just 10 days away." Read more...

AUSTIN'S BACK OUT AGAIN AFTER "SETBACK" (http://www.nydailynews.com/blogs/giants/2012/08/austins-back-out-again-after-setback)

Excerpt: "It’s already been nearly three years since defensive tackle Marvin Austin played in a game that counted. Now he may have to wait a little longer.

The second-year pro who has been nursing a back injury for weeks suffered a setback in recent days, according to Tom Coughlin, and his status for the regular-season opener is suddenly in doubt. Coughlin was vague on the details of the setback, but it certainly didn’t sound good.

“He was doing well and then he had a little setback, so it’s clouded the issue again,” Coughlin said. “He had a little setback and it’s not clear when he can go.” Read more...

PERFECT TIMING: THOMAS HAS EYES ON OPENING NiGHT (http://www.nydailynews.com/blogs/giants/2012/08/perfect-timing-thomas-has-eyes-on-opening-night)

Excerpt: "“I am getting back to my old self (and) my goal is to still play in the season's opener,” Thomas wrote on his website, TerrellThomas24.com. “I have been working my butt off every day. I have been in the weight room everyday and been watching film. I have been working hard to get better in everything I can do and not worry of the things I can’t do with my knee.

“Rest is what is best for my knee. All the signs are showing of my return coming back with a strong and healthy knee are all positive.” Read more...

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


INJURY TO PRINCE AMUKAMARA LEAVES GIANTS THIN IN SECONDARY (http://www.nypost.com/p/sports/giants/coffin_corner_RJ7faXxTGJApaGNRJuUJEL)

Excerpt: "Tom Coughlin doesn’t like to describe anything as “comfortable’’ and almost never uses that word when referring to any aspect of his team. There’s another word, though, that aptly tells the tale of what he’s thinking about the increasingly depleted position of cornerback and the Giants coach isn’t wary of using it.

“We’re certainly concerned,’’ Coughlin said yesterday. “Concerned is a very modest word.’’

Where there once were many, there now are few. The latest physical issue is Prince Amukamara’s high-ankle sprain, suffered in the first quarter of Friday night’s 20-17 preseason loss to the Bears. Amukamara joins Terrell Thomas as corners either unlikely to play or unquestionably unavailable for the Sept. 5 regular-season opener against the Cowboys. Another corner, impressive rookie Jayron Hosley, is just about to get out of his walking boot to test his painful turf-toe injury." Read more...

AFFLICTIONS CONTINUE TO BOTHER BIG BLUE (http://www.nypost.com/p/sports/giants/afflictions_continue_to_bother_big_5Rl7Gy4R5nzCdaK 6luKWWL)

Excerpt: "Making progress on the injury front has been a painstaking process for the Giants this summer. Case in point: Marvin Austin.

The second-year defensive tackle is out with a back issue that continues to be viewed as not very serious — by Austin. The feeling was Austin would get back on the field this week but yesterday coach Tom Coughlin revealed,

“He was doing well and then he had a little setback and so it’s clouded the issue again.’’

Austin has played in one of the three preseason games and there’s virtually no chance he’ll suit up for Wednesday night’s finale against the Patriots." Read more...

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


RAMSES BARDEN MAY HAVE SAVED HIS JOB (http://www.northjersey.com/sports/167460475_Ramses_Barden_may_have_saved_his_job_mig ht_have_saved_his_job.html)

Excerpt: "The Giants broke the huddle and Eli Manning knew where the football was going even before the snap. He wasn't changing his mind, either.

Locking onto one receiver is somewhat of a cardinal sin for quarterbacks, for sure.
But this was a preseason game Friday night and the two-time Super Bowl MVP was convinced it was time to give Ramses Barden what amounted to yet another opportunity to essentially save his spot on the roster, if not his NFL career.
"We had the matchup we wanted," Manning said. "I felt good I was going to go there and he could win on the slant. His intensity has really picked up over the past two weeks or so, and right there he did a good job of being physical, being patient and making the catch and getting in there. Ramses deserved a chance to make that play." Read more...

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


GIANTS ARE LEFT THIN AT CORNERBACK (http://www.nytimes.com/2012/08/26/sports/football/ankle-sprain-is-latest-setback-for-giants-prince-amukamara.html?_r=1&ref=football&gwh=11910ACAD82BC5497D5C5E1589914959)

SITE LINK (http://www.nytimes.com/pages/sports/football/index.html)


SITE LINK (http://online.wsj.com/public/page/news-sports-nfl.html)


GIANTS VS. BEARS: WHAT WE LEARNED ABOUT THE OFFENSE (http://www.giants101.com/2012/08/26/new-york-giants-vs-chicago-bears-what-we-learned-about-the-offense/)

Excerpt: "Save for the offensive line, there aren't many question marks about the New York Giants (http://www.giants101.com/tag/new-york-giants/) offense going into the 2012 regular season. However, that doesn't mean there aren't things to be learned, and that certainly proved to be the case on Friday night against the Chicago Bears. Several future stars flashed their stuff when given an opportunity, while other veterans proved there may still be some gas left in the tank." Read more...

GIANTS' MARVIN AUSTIN SUFFERS SETBACK, RETURN UNCERTAIN (http://www.giants101.com/2012/08/26/new-york-giants-marvin-austin-suffers-a-setback-return-status-uncertain/)

Excerpt: "Earlier this month, New York Giants (http://www.giants101.com/tag/new-york-giants/) defensive tackle Marvin Austin (http://www.giants101.com/tag/marvin-austin/)said his back was improving (http://www.giants101.com/2012/08/16/new-york-giants-marvin-austin-on-back-issue-im-good-im-straight/) and he was inching closer to a return to the field. Unfortunately, sometime between then and now, the 2011 second-round pick suffered a setback and will not likely be ready for the season opener against the Dallas Cowboys." Read more...

SITE LINK (http://www.giants101.com/)


NY GIANTS: CORNERBACK A CONCERN (http://www.bigblueview.com/2012/8/26/3269128/new-york-giants-cornerback-a-concern)

Excerpt: "With Prince Amukamara and Terrell Thomas (http://www.sbnation.com/nfl/players/34498/terrell-thomas) almost certainly sidelined for the season opener against theDallas Cowboys (http://www.sbnation.com/nfl/teams/dallas-cowboys) on Sept. 5, and rookie Jayron Hosley (http://www.sbnation.com/nfl/players/154922/jayron-hosley) a maybe, the New York Giants (http://www.sbnation.com/nfl/teams/new-york-giants) have a problem at cornerback entering the 2012 season.
Head coach Tom Coughlin said Saturday that the team would scan the waiver wire for help in the coming days."We’ll always scan and look and try to find if there are people out there that can help us. It’s that time of year. It’s difficult to assess if there are people out there that can help us," Coughlin said. "We will continue to be vigilant. A lot of what has to happen has to come from the inside here."Let's quickly run down the remaining cornerbacks currently on the roster, keeping in mind that first cuts from 90 to 75 are coming Monday." Read more...

NY GIANTS' NEWS AND NOTES: COUGHLIN DISHES OUT INFO (http://www.bigblueview.com/2012/8/26/3268717/new-york-giants-news-tom-coughlin-terrell-thomas-prince-amukamara-ramses-barden)

Excerpt: "Good morning, New York giants fans! Lots of newsworthy tidbits from head coach Tom Coughlin (http://www.bigblueview.com/2012/8/25/3268508/tom-coughlin-08-25-12-new-york-giants-press-conference) on Saturday during his conference call with reporters.

On a recovery timetable for Prince Amukamara (http://www.sbnation.com/nfl/players/130895/prince-amukamara):"Unfortunately they’re longer than you would like them to be. Depending on how much damage there is, and how much he can tolerate. There are always some lingering effects there. We’ll see, I really don’t know, I don’t have the answer to that." Read more...

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


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


NFL RUMORS: IS CHASE BLACKBURN GIANTS STARTING MIDDLE LINEBACKER? (http://network.yardbarker.com/nfl/article_external/nfl_rumors_is_chase_blackburn_the_new_york_giants_ starting_middle_linebacker/11548939)

Excerpt: "Usually when a player starts in the third preseason
game (http://www.rantsports.com/new-york-giants/2012/08/25/nfl-rumors-is-chase-blackburn-the-new-york-giants-starting-middle-linebacker/#), unless there’s an injury, you end up starting during the regular season. Chase Blackburn was the starting middle linebacker in last night’s game for the New York Giants. (http://www.rantsports.com/new-york-giants/)Now the question is will he be come September 5th?There’s no question that Blackburn helped change the fortunes of the defense when the Giants brought him back before their regular season game against the defending Super Bowl champion Green Bay Packers (https://www.google.com/url?q=http://www.rantsports.com/green-bay-packers/&sa=U&ei=PoQ5UNW6JcrCrQHT1YD4CQ&ved=0CAUQFjAA&client=internal-uds-cse&usg=AFQjCNGdaIo-ie-_Lmz8KP5aoGDaYaHDwg). Blackburn helped stabilize a part of the defense that really struggled up the middle and made some huge plays along their run to the Super Bowl." Read more...

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


COUGHLIN CONCERNED ABOUT THE CORNERBACK SITUATION (http://insidefootball.com/blog/archives/5031)

Excerpt: "At the start of training camp, the Giants had 10 healthy players competing for a projected five spots.

However, injuries have taken a large bite out of the candidate pool, creating a situation for the Giants that Coughlin said has them concerned.

“We started out with what we thought was a lot of people for camp and good quality. I don’t have any idea why these things continue to happen at this position, but they certainly have the last couple of years, at least for us. We started with a lot of numbers and those numbers have dwindled now and it’s getting very close to when they will by virtual of legality will diminish even more.” Read more...

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


SITE LINK (http://www.theredzone.org/)


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' PRINCE AMUKAMARA IN WALKING BOOT (http://espn.go.com/new-york/nfl/story/_/id/8304607/prince-amukamara-new-york-giants-boot-staying-optimistic)

Excerpt: "Wearing a protective walking boot on his right foot, New York Giants (http://espn.go.com/nfl/team/_/name/nyg/new-york-giants) cornerback Prince Amukamara (http://espn.go.com/nfl/player/_/id/13975/prince-amukamara) knows he will be spending a lot more time in the cold tub with a high ankle sprain.
And anyone who has seen the video of Jason Pierre-Paul (http://espn.go.com/nfl/player/_/id/13256/jason-pierre-paul) pranking him knows that the last place the cornerback wants to be in is a tub full of icy water." Read more...

ROGERS WANTING CLEARANCE TO PLAY AGAIN (http://espn.go.com/blog/new-york/giants/post/_/id/16232/rogers-awaiting-clearance-to-play-again)

Excerpt: "Defensive tackle Shaun Rogers (http://espn.go.com/nfl/player/_/id/2609/shaun-rogers) said he is feeling fine and that he still hopes to play this season after suffering what was initially thought to be a season-ending blood clot during training camp.

"I’m alright," Rogers said as he spoke to reporters for the first time since suffering the blood clot nearly two weeks ago. "We did a little bit more due diligence and got a little bit better prognosis. Hopefully there is some room left in there to get out there. We’re still in the process of making that decision."


TOM COUGHLIN CONCERNED ABOUT MOUNTING INJURIES (http://espn.go.com/new-york/nfl/story/_/id/8303116/tom-coughlin-concerned-mounting-new-york-giants-injuries)

Excerpt: "New York Giants (http://espn.go.com/nfl/team/_/name/nyg/new-york-giants) cornerback Prince Amukamara (http://espn.go.com/nfl/player/_/id/13975/prince-amukamara) has a moderate high ankle sprain.But it's safe to say the level of Tom Coughlin's concern about the state of his cornerbacks as a whole is much higher than moderate.Coughlin did not give a timetable for Amukamara's return, but the Giants' coach understands it could be several weeks before last year's first-round pick returns as the starting cornerback." Read more...

SITE LINK (http://espn.go.com/nfl/team/_/name/nyg/new-york-giants)


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



MATHIAS KIWANUKA DEALING WITH GROIN INJURY, OPTIMISTIC ABOUT WEEK 1 (http://network.yardbarker.com/nfl/article_external/mathias_kiwanuka_dealing_with_a_groin_injury_optim istic_about_week_1/11549215)

Excerpt: "He’s sore,” coach Tom Coughlin said of Kiwanuka on a conference call today per Giants.com (http://www.giants.com/news-and-blogs/article-1/LB-Mathias-Kiwanuka-eyes-opener/8abc2032-a032-412f-ac99-d42e180f4414). “He’s had a similar injury to this in the past. Hopefully, it’s not going to be too long. I don’t know what his status is going to be for this game that’s coming so quickly. We would project for the opener and get this under control.” Read more...

SITE LINK (http://msn.foxsports.com/nfl/team/new-york-giants/67056?q=new-york-giants)


SITE LINK (http://sports.yahoo.com/nfl/)

GIANTS - PATRIOTS PRESEASON GAME TIME CHANGED (http://www.profootballweekly.com/2012/08/23/giants-patriots-preseason-game-time-changed)

Excerpt: "The kickoff of the Giants-Patriots preseason game on Wednesday, Aug. 29 has been changed from 7:30 p.m. ET to 7 p.m. ET." Read more...

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

FIRST IMPRESSOINS: BEARS @ GIANTS (http://www.profootballfocus.com/blog/2012/08/25/first-impressions-bears-giants-2/)

Excerpt: "With the New York Giants hosting the Chicago Bears in Week 3 of the NFL preseason, you could be sure there’d be some offensive line issues to talk about. In this match-up of our two lowest ranked lines from 2011, something had to give right?

Well something did give, but given what we’ve come to expect from both units, it could have been a lot worse.

Instead, there were a number of performances to impress (and depress) from some unexpected sources. After all, that’s what happens in preseason.

Let’s take a look at what I noted from watching the first half of this encounter." Read more...

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


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


(http://nbcsports.msnbc.com/id/48792666/ns/sports-nfl/)COWBOYS' JAY RATLIFF LEAVES LOCKER ROOM ON CRUTCHES (http://www.theredzone.org/BlogDescription/tabid/61/EntryId/28496/Cowboys--Jay-Ratliff-leaves-locker-room-on-crutches/Default.aspx)

ROMO SHINES IN WIN OVER RAMS (http://nbcsports.msnbc.com/id/48792666/ns/sports-nfl/)

2012 - 2013 NFL SCHEDULE (http://www.cbssports.com/nfl/blog/eye-on-football/19872086/2011-12-nfl-calendar-released)

Excerpt: "On Wednesday, the NFL released a calendar of its most important dates of the 2012-13 season. Without further ado, here it is (feel free to bookmark and return as often as you need).

Notice that the trade deadline is still in Week 6 (http://www.cbssports.com/nfl/blog/eye-on-football/19870802/nflpa-doesnt-approve-changes-to-trade-deadline-ir-process-) and not in Week 8 like the NFL originally wanted (I guess, at this point,all hope has been lost (http://www.cbssports.com/nfl/blog/eye-on-football/19778272/la-canfora-nfl-hasnt-given-up-hope-on-inacting-new-trade-ir-rules-for-2012) for 2012).

August 23-26 --Third Preseason Weekend.

August 27 - -Clubs must reduce rosters to a maximum of 75 players on Active List prior to 4:00 p.m., New York time.

August 29-30--Fourth Preseason Weekend.

August 31--Roster cut-down to maximum of 53 players on Active/Inactive List prior to 9:00 p.m., New York time. Clubs may dress minimum of 43 and maximum of 46 players for each regular season and postseason game.

September 1--Claiming period for players placed on waivers at the final roster reduction will expire at 12:00 noon, New York time.

September 1--Beginning at 12:00 noon, New York time, clubs may establish a Practice Squad of eight players by signing free agents who do not have an accrued season of free agency credit or who were on the 46-player Active List for less than nine regular season games during each of any Accrued Seasons. A player cannot participate on the Practice Squad for more than three seasons.

September 4 -- Deadline at 4:00 p.m., New York time, for all NFL Player Contracts, Practice Player Contracts, tender offers, and miscellaneous amounts to fit within each club's 2012 Salary Cap, in anticipation of the midnight expiration of the Top 51 Rule.

September 5 -- At 12:00 a.m., New York time, the Top 51 Rule expires for all NFL Clubs.

September 5 -- Deadline for Clubs to submit written request to receive up to $1.5 million in additional Salary Cap Room for the 2012 League Year, in accordance with CBA Article 11, Section 5(e)(ii).

08-26-2012, 11:30 AM
thanks Roanoke!

hope Kiwi is ready to go in 10 days. we need him!

08-26-2012, 11:43 AM
thanks Roanoke!

hope Kiwi is ready to go in 10 days. we need him!

We need both he and JPP on board for Dallas

08-26-2012, 11:46 AM
thanks Ro......getting closer to the 5th

08-26-2012, 11:48 AM
thanks Ro......getting closer to the 5th

Looking forward to real football

Old Giant
08-26-2012, 01:10 PM
Thank you!
Is it really possible for T2 to play against Dallas, it would be super after Bruce Johnson's play.

08-26-2012, 02:10 PM
Thank you!
Is it really possible for T2 to play against Dallas, it would be super after Bruce Johnson's play.

You're welcome

08-26-2012, 03:12 PM
boley canty kiwi nicks would be great for game one wow it would be nice if rogers can play this season.....jay ratclif hurt cowgirls getin banged up also....thanks for the reads RF

08-26-2012, 03:14 PM
boley canty kiwi nicks would be great for game one wow it would be nice if rogers can play this season.....jay ratclif hurt cowgirls getin banged up also....thanks for the reads RF

I'm worried about Canty. I think he's an unsung hero on the line.

08-27-2012, 01:38 AM
RF is best poster of all time though i question if he has a life sometime he always posts these things I only have patience to read one or two links i think he is paid by the moderators and this is his job. hey its a lot better than being an espn message board mod lol. good luck in life rf when you die nobody will post these and we will say DAMN WHERE IS RF. I hope you are young like 20 but your sig is wise and young ppl are never wise haha.

G-Men Surg.
08-27-2012, 02:53 AM
Thanks RF !

08-27-2012, 12:42 PM
RF is best poster of all time though i question if he has a life sometime he always posts these things I only have patience to read one or two links i think he is paid by the moderators and this is his job. hey its a lot better than being an espn message board mod lol. good luck in life rf when you die nobody will post these and we will say DAMN WHERE IS RF. I hope you are young like 20 but your sig is wise and young ppl are never wise haha.

I will continue from the grave lol

08-27-2012, 12:42 PM
Thanks RF !

You're welcome