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09-13-2012, 12:39 PM



Terrell Thomas undergoes 3rd ACL surgery

http://www.nj.com/giants/index.ssf/2...l#incart_river (http://www.nj.com/giants/index.ssf/2012/09/terrell_thomas_undergoes_his_t.html#incart_river)

Excerpt: "Earlier this week, Giants cornerback Terrell Thomas underwent his third surgery on the anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee, according to a person with knowledge of the procedure. That person requested anonymity because the Giants have not announced the surgery.

Thomas had originally hoped to rehab what he had called an "aggravated" ACL injury sustained during camp, the same ACL that caused him to miss last season. The Giants placed him on injured reserve -- not the short-term kind -- as he began that rehab. But after a few weeks, it became clear something wasn't right." Read more...

Jason Pierre-Paul says he was frustrated with the lack of holding calls in opener


Excerpt: "Immediately following the Giants' 24-17 loss to the Dallas Cowboys, Mathias Kiwanuka said he hadn't been held that much since he was a baby.
Add Jason Pierre-Paul to the list of those irked with the lack of holding calls in the opener.
"I don't complain, but I was frustrated on the part of the holding situation," the third-year defensive end said. "Anybody knows, even the guys watching TV, you can clearly see holding, but that's the game. The ref's not going to call holding and you got to find another way to get there." Read more...

Giants' Tom Coughlin says no change at left tackle at this point

http://www.nj.com/giants/index.ssf/2012/09/giants_tom_coughlin_says_no_ch.html#incart_river (http://www.nj.com/giants/index.ssf/2012/09/giants_tom_coughlin_says_no_ch.html#incart_river)

Excerpt: "Sean Locklear was the Giants' Week 1 starting left tackle while Will Beatty, hampered by a back injury for much of the offseason, played a jumbo tight end role.
Beatty took a step forward physically this week, no longer listed on the injury report, but it sounds like Locklear is in line to start again.

"There will be no change there unless I let you know," coach Tom Coughlin said." Read more...

Giants' Justin Tuck says there's a sense of urgency at practice this week

http://www.nj.com/giants/index.ssf/2012/09/giants_justin_tuck_says_theres.html#incart_river (http://www.nj.com/giants/index.ssf/2012/09/giants_justin_tuck_says_theres.html#incart_river)

Excerpt: "Last Friday, Tom Coughlin said he wanted "renewed vigor" (http://www.nj.com/giants/index.ssf/2012/09/tom_coughlin_disappointed_with.html) from his team after admitting that two of the Giants' three practices leading up to the season opener "weren't good enough." A 24-17 loss to the Dallas Cowboys was the result and the defeat has served as a wake-up call.

"I think practice is double of what it was last week," defensive captain Justin Tuck said. "And I think a lot of that comes from our leadership, comes from our coaching staff. Guys seem to be a little bit more excited about playing football. I think last week we were a little bit sluggish." Read more...

Kevin Gilbride "a little bit conscious" of Hakeem Nicks' injury in play calling


Execrpt: "Giants receiver Hakeem Nicks was ready for Week 1, as promised, after breaking a bone in his foot during the offseason. But he admitted that "certain things" -- routes or cuts -- cause him more discomfort than others.
Offensive coordinator Kevin Gilbride admitted that can at times factor into his play-calling." Read more...


David Wilson goes old school on himself for fumbling


Excerpt: "When Chanston Rodgers was the junior varsity running backs coach at George Washington High School in Danville, Va., he instituted a punishment for whenever a player fumbled during a practice or game.

So when he watched his former running back David Wilson of the Giants fumble on his second career NFL carry on national television, he sent his former pupil a text.

“I just told him that if it happened back here, he’d have O.B.s,” Rodgers, Wilson’s running backs coach from eighth through 10th grade, said in a telephone interview.

An “O.B.,” which stands for oddball, constitutes running the length of a football field, dropping to the ground every 5 yards with two balls tucked in your arms — high and tight, of course — and getting up without untucking the balls the entire way." Read more...

Ronde Barber says his brother's records "will never go away."


Excerpt: "Ronde Barber, at age 37, is still starting in the NFL. In fact, he'll make an impressive 201st straight start this Sunday -- against the Giants, twin brother Tiki's former team.

The Buccaneers cornerback-turned-safety didn't delve too much into the relationship between Tiki and the Giants, which has been strained in recent years, except to say he hopes it can be repaired eventually.

"That's between Tiki and the Giants," Ronde Barber said on a conference call today. "I, fortunately, don’t have anything to do about that. There’s no doubt that he was a great player for them and he’ll always be. Those records will never go away, so it is what it is. He’ll bounce back ... hopefully onto the good side of that relationship sooner or later." Read more...

Tampa Bay offense has a familiar look to the Giants


Excerpt: "About 4:30 p.m. last Sunday, David Carr was doing the same thing as many of his Giants teammates: tuning in to the Buccaneers-Panthers game while relaxing at home. The Giants were off last weekend, but many took the chance to get an early look at their next two opponents. Carr, the backup quarterback, usually only watches an upcoming opponent’s defense, but this time he got a complete look at both teams.

And the Tampa Bay offense had him riveted.

“It looks identical,” Carr said, comparing the Buccaneers’ system to the Giants’. “You could see it on the TV copy even. When they’re checking, they’re saying the same things we’re saying.Read more...

Martellus Bennett will match up Sunday against his brother, a Buccaneers' defensive end

http://www.nj.com/giants/index.ssf/2...l#incart_river (http://www.nj.com/giants/index.ssf/2012/09/martellus_bennett_will_match_u.html#incart_river)

Excerpt: "Martellus Bennett has matched up against his older brother, Michael, once before in the NFL.It was last season, when the Giants tight end played for the Cowboys. Michael Bennett is a left defensive end for the Buccaneers, meaning the two siblings would potentially go head-to-head on the field.

"I had to switch with Witten," Martellus Bennett said, referring to former Cowboys teammate Jason Witten, "so I didn’t have to block him that many times."

"We're not the type of brothers where it is like, 'Hey, I'm kicking your (butt) all day," he added. "We’re more like, 'Hey bro, good job.' We push each other moreso than to try to have the bragging rights in the family." Read more...

Giants' Will Beatty saud he's ready to reclaim starting job at Ledf Tackle

http://www.nj.com/giants/index.ssf/2...l#incart_river (http://www.nj.com/giants/index.ssf/2012/09/giants_will_beatty_says_hes_re.html#incart_river)

Excerpt: "For the first time in a long while, Will Beatty wasn't a name on the Giants' injury report today. Beatty, who had been hampered by a back injury, practiced today without limitations and split time between the first-and second-teams.

Beatty thought he was ready to start at left tackle in the season opener against the Dallas Cowboys, but Sean Locklear got the call. Instead, Beatty saw playing time only as a jumbo tight end. Now the ball is in the coaching staff's court." Read more...

Victor Cruz dealing with the loss of his grandmother, who inspired his salsa touchdown celebration

http://www.nj.com/giants/index.ssf/2...with_loss.html (http://www.nj.com/giants/index.ssf/2012/09/victor_cruz_dealing_with_loss.html)

Excerpt: "The next time Victor Cruz does his patented salsa touchdown celebration, it will have an even more special meaning.

The Giants receiver first learned the dance from his grandmother, Lucy Molina, who passed away Monday night at age 77. "

Obviously she's going to be on my mind," Cruz said today, "so it’s going to be emotional for me."Cruz was at Molina's hospital bed in New Jersey when she passed away, after being in and out of the hospital over the past several months for a combination of reasons, including diabetes.

Cruz said he will attend her services after practice Thursday and her funeral Friday. It's not clear if he'll miss practice Friday as the Giants prepare for Tampa Bay." Read more...

Giants' Prince Amukamara admits limping a "little bit" at practice, but playing Sunday is still in his plans

http://www.nj.com/giants/index.ssf/2...l#incart_river (http://www.nj.com/giants/index.ssf/2012/09/giants_prince_amukamara_admits.html#incart_river)

Excerpt: "Prince Amukamara knows he's going to be a target as soon as he steps back onto the football field, whenever that is. So when that does happen he wants to make sure he isn't slowed too badly by the high-ankle sprain he suffered in the preseason.

"I don't want to play with a limp so if I'm limping out there, I'm going to be there anyways, but the offensive coordinators they're still going to smell blood," the second-year cornerback said. "If I'm able to run and it's still lingering then that's cool, but if I'm limping then that's not cool." Read more...

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Perry Fewell to D Line: Stop griping about the refs


Excerpt: "One big reason why the Giants’ talented trio of defensive ends couldn’t get close to Tony Romo on opening night was because of what seemed to be an unusual amount of holding calls missed by the replacement refs.

Perry Fewell, the Giants’ defensive coordinator, saw them too.

His message to his players about that: Stop complaining and do something about it instead.

“You have to play the game,” Fewell said on Thursday. “You can’t officiate the game. It’s our job to play the game. If somebody holds me, then I am going to get him off me. My take is, ‘Let’s get his a** off of me.’ Excuse my French." Read more...


Wilson fighting his way out of Coughlin's doghouse


Excerpt: "David Wilson just kept on falling. And he just kept on getting up.
The Giants’ rookie tailback was alone in the team’s fieldhouse on Tuesday afternoon, running across the field, a football tucked in each arm. Every five yards, he fell forward onto the turf. Then, he clambered to his feet and began continued down the field, all without ever letting go those two footballs.The drill is called “O.B.”, Wilson explained Wednesday. It’s a relic of a punishment from his days at George Washington High in Virginia, but Wilson dusted it off this week, as he continued to fight his way back into coach Tom Coughlin’s good graces after last week’s disappointing first-quarter fumble.“He’s anxious to do right,” Coughlin said.Wilson was supposed to bring flash and explosiveness to the Giants’ moribund ground game, and he still hopes to do that, but he will enter Sunday’s game against Tampa Bay simply looking to regain Coughlin’s trust. His fumble against the Cowboys – on the second carry of his career – still has not been forgotten." Read more...

Cruz catches criticism for drops


Excerpt: "Victor Cruz (http://www.nydailynews.com/topics/Victor+Cruz) always knew there would be a price to pay for his sudden rise to stardom. And at the first sign of failure, he knew his critics would be ready to pounce.

So it was no surprise to him that they were out in force after he dropped three passes on opening night last Wednesday. Some were quick to label the Giants wide receiver a one-year wonder. Others took him to task for all the off-the-field fun he had during the offseason.

He knew there were people just waiting for him to fail.

“I did,” Cruz told the Daily News on Wednesday. “I knew it came with the territory and I was ready for it. I wasn’t na´ve to it. I knew it was going to come. Not everybody out there is going to be on your side. Not everybody likes the Giants. Not everybody likes receivers, or whatever the case is.

“You know not everybody is going to be on your side, so you just have to be prepared for a little negativity once things don't go your way.” Read more...

Bennett boys ready for brotherly battle

http://www.nydailynews.com/blogs/gia...otherly-battle (http://www.nydailynews.com/blogs/giants/2012/09/bennett-boys-ready-for-brotherly-battle)

Excerpt: "There was a moment last December, when the Dallas Cowboys visited Tampa Bay that Martellus Bennett forgot what team he was on. When his brother, Bucs defensive end Michael Bennett, sacked Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo, he got caught up in being a fan.

“I was on the sidelines and I was like ‘Yeah! Good sack! Good sack!’” Martellus recalled on Wednesday. “Then I turned around (and yelled) ‘Somebody block that MFer, man, what y’all doing out there?!’”

It was easier for him to watch his brother last season when both were backup players, but when the Bennett Boys face off on Sunday they’ll be starting for their respective teams. Last season, Martellus was able to switch sides with Cowboys tight end Jason Witten so he didn’t have to block his brother too often." Read more...

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Giants' David Wilson ready to escape Coughlin's doghouse

http://www.nypost.com/p/sports/giants/giants_rookie_rb_ready_to_escape_b584YFC3eaM4Gy7Hq 9pNGJ

Excerpt: "David Wilson fumbled his first NFL opportunity, but even the worst replacement referee in the NFL would be able to tell that he has recovered.

“He’s a little bit out of the doghouse,” coach Tom Coughlin said.

Now, the Giants’ first-round pick from the April draft is champing at the bit to prove his bark can be worse than Coughlin’s bite, and maybe even show the Buccaneers what they missed when they selected Doug Martin.
Because Coughlin is ready to unleash Wilson.

“I’ve fumbled before, and it hasn’t stopped me from getting here,” Wilson said. “It’s something you don’t want to happen, and I’m gonna do everything in my power to prevent it from happening again. And it might happen again. But, you know. ... Take a licking and keep on ticking.”

Cruz has heavy heart after grandmother's death

http://www.nypost.com/p/sports/giants/cruz_has_heavy_heart_after_grandmother_1eKtImYWVd4 qbGKDIijy2L

Excerpt: "When Victor Cruz was a youngster, he was taught to dance the salsa by his maternal grandmother, Lucy Molina. Those moves became a national sensation after Cruz emerged as a star receiver last season and celebrated in the end zone with his version of the salsa.

Cruz knows he will play Sunday’s game against the Buccaneers with a heavy heart. His grandmother, his beloved abuela, died on Monday at age 77.

“She meant the world to me,’’ Cruz said. “She practically, besides my mom, she practically raised [me], so it’s obviously something tough to go through. Just have to take it in stride, understand it was her time to go and God just wanted another angel up there with him.’’ Read more...

Giants to face former coaches on Bucs

http://www.nypost.com/p/sports/giants/giants_to_face_former_coaches_vs_hweKr1YwrWvEzWN6u stzMJ

Excerpt: "No opposing coach knows more about how the Giants operate on offense than Mike Sullivan, the first-year offensive coordinator of the Buccaneers. Sullivan liked how the Giants operated so much that he now runs a blueprint of that attack with Tampa Bay.

After eight years helping Hakeem Nicks, Victor Cruz and Eli Manning grasp the fine points and minute details of the Giants offense, Sullivan on Sunday gets to use all that useful information against his former team, and if you don’t think that knowledge will be a factor, you are wrong.

“He can help them a lot,’’ Nicks said yesterday. “He knows this offense up and down.’’ Read more...

Coughlin says Giants' rookie Wilson "a little bit our of the doghouse"

http://www.nypost.com/p/blogs/giants...kGwFoRc38csWsI (http://www.nypost.com/p/blogs/giantsblog/coughlin_says_giants_rookie_wilson_s8qQ3I7NkGwFoRc 38csWsI)

Excerpt: "Tom Coughlin said rookie running back David Wilson has gone through some new drills especially designed to help him hold onto the ball and so far, the veteran coach likes what he sees from the first-year NFL player.

“He’s anxious to do right,’’ Coughlin said Wednesday morning. “He’s a little bit out of the doghouse.’’
Asked what Wilson can do to regain his trust, Coughlin said “Ball security.’’
Wilson lost a fumble in the season opener on his second NFL rushing attempt and didn’t get a third against the Cowboys. By stating that Wilson is coming out of the doghouse, Coughlin indicated that Wilson will get a chance to redeem himself on Sunday when the Giants face the Buccaneers.

The Giants will end up having a 10-day layoff between their first and second games. Asked what he expected out of his team after so much time off, Coughlin ran through a bunch of short, declarative responses." Read more...

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Giants' Victor Cruz to honor his late grandmother with next salsa dance


Excerpt: "On Monday, New York Giants (http://www.giants101.com/tag/new-york-giants/) wide receiver Victor Cruz (http://www.giants101.com/tag/victor-cruz/) lost his grandmother, a very important person in his life and the reason for his signature salsa touchdown dance. His grandmother, Lucy Molina, had been battling several illnesses including diabetes until she passed at the age of 77. Cruz credits his grandmother and his mother Blanca for raising him as a child, and recently told Ohm Youngmisuk of ESPN how much his grandmother meant to him (http://espn.go.com/new-york/nfl/story/_/id/8371395/new-york-giants-victor-cruz-dance-heavy-heart)." Read more...

Giants' Hakeem Nicks to practice today, plans to play on Sunday


Excerpt: "In an attempt to avoid the inevitable mass hysteria that arises each timeNew York (http://www.giants101.com/tag/new-york/) Giants wide receiver Hakeem Nicks misses a practice, the star wideout came out and publicly stated his intentions of practicing tomorrow. After sitting out of team activities today to rest his foot injury, Nicks told the media that not only will he be on the field for practice Thursday, but he will also play this Sunday against Tampa Bay (http://www.giants101.com/tag/tampa-bay/). So for all of you out there that were up in arms about Nicks riding the stationary bike today, it looks as if the situation will work itself out in the Giants favor." Read more...

Giants' Martellus Bennett ready to shut down brother Michael on Sunday


Excerpt: "Like any good brother, New York (http://www.giants101.com/tag/new-york/) Giants tight end Martellus Bennett (http://www.giants101.com/tag/martellus-bennett/) isn't exactly thrilled at the prospect of going head-to-head with his older sibling this Sunday when Big Blue takes on the Tampa Bay (http://www.giants101.com/tag/tampa-bay/) Buccaneers. But the NFL (http://www.giants101.com/tag/nfl/)has a way of throwing mental and physical roadblocks at athletes, which only the best are able to overcome. Accordingly, each Bennett brother, both Michael and Martellus, are prepared to face each other (http://www.nypost.com/p/sports/giants/bennett_has_eye_on_big_brother_ZYQWAGpKTbB1fxdHhU0 ryL?utm_medium=rss&utm_content=Giants) on the gridiron. Again." Read more...

Tampa Bay Buccaneers' Greg Schiano: We need to bring our best game just to have a chance


Excerpt: "It's commonplace to hear about how disrespected the New York (http://www.giants101.com/tag/new-york/) Giants are by both fans and national media. Despite two Super Bowl championships over the last five seasons, the idea that they are often overlooked is relatively accurate and hard to dispute. But when Tampa Bay (http://www.giants101.com/tag/tampa-bay/) Buccaneers head coach Greg Schiano (http://www.giants101.com/tag/greg-schiano/) met with the media on Wednesday afternoon, he offered heaping praise for the defending champions." Read more...

Giants' Hakeem Nicks will return to practice Thursday expects to play Sunday

http://www.giants101.com/2012/09/12/...o-play-sunday/ (http://www.giants101.com/2012/09/12/new-york-giants-hakeem-nicks-will-return-to-practice-thursday-expects-to-play-sunday/)

Excerpt: "In an attempt to avoid the inevitable mass hysteria that arises each timeNew York Giants (http://www.giants101.com/tag/new-york-giants/) wide receiver Hakeem Nicks misses a practice, the star wideout came out and publicly stated his intentions of practicing tomorrow. After sitting out of team activities today to rest his foot injury, Nicks told the media that not only will he be on the field for practice Thursday, but he will also play this Sunday against Tampa Bay (http://www.giants101.com/tag/tampa-bay/). So for all of you out there that were up in arms about Nicks riding the stationary bike today, it looks as if the situation will work itself out in the Giants favor." Read more...

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Giants' injury report Hakeem Nicks practices


Excerpt: "Here is your New York Giants (http://www.sbnation.com/nfl/teams/new-york-giants) injury report for Thursday. The best news was that wide receiver Hakeem Nicks (http://www.sbnation.com/nfl/players/71294/hakeem-nicks)did practice Thursday." Read more...


Gian s vs Buccaneers: Getting to know the Tampa Bay front 7


Excerpt: "Against the Carolina Panthers (http://www.sbnation.com/nfl/teams/carolina-panthers) the Tampa Bay Buccaneers (http://www.sbnation.com/nfl/teams/tampa-bay-buccaneers) surrendered only 10 yards rushing in 13 attempts, a crazy number against a team with a good rushing attack. The Bucs also sacked Cam Newton three times in a season-opening 16-10 victory.

"They have a good front," said Giants (http://www.sbnation.com/nfl/teams/new-york-giants) coach Tom Coughlin.
Let's meet the front seven that will be a huge challenge for a Giants' offensive line that is anything but dominant." Read more...

Week 2 NFL predictions: Mikey's crystal ball


Excerpt: "Tampa Bay at NY Giants -- There is no way the Bucs look as good as they did on Sunday, and no way the Giants look as bad as they did last Wednesday. Right? Right???
Giants 24, Bucs 20"

NY Giants' news, notes, rumors, and gossip: Will Beatty, Hakeem Nicks, and more


Excerpt: "Will Beatty (http://www.sbnation.com/nfl/players/71290/will-beatty) was not on the injury report (http://newyork.sbnation.com/2012/9/12/3322902/giants-vs-buccaneers-wednesday-injury-report-hakeem-nicks-prince-amukamara/in/3073844) the New York Giants (http://www.sbnation.com/nfl/teams/new-york-giants) listed on Wednesday, the first time this season last year's starting left tackle has not been considered "injured."
"I feel great. Not on the injury report, so that's a plus, a step forward and the rest is up to coach. I've just got to make sure that my practice gives them confidence, so if they have confidence in me in practice, they'll put me in the game," Beatty said on Wednesday (http://www.bigblueview.com/2012/9/12/3323176/will-beatty-09-12-12).Head coach Tom Coughlin has continued to be cautious about Beatty, saying only "we'll see how fast he comes" when asked if Beatty could reclaim the starting job on Sunday against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers (http://www.sbnation.com/nfl/teams/tampa-bay-buccaneers). Coughlin had previously been non-committal about whether Beatty, when deemed ready for full-time duty, would return to the starting lineup." Read more...

Giants vs. Buccaneers: Some numbers to ponder


Excerpt: "I noted earlier that a sleep-deprived New York Giants (http://www.sbnation.com/nfl/teams/new-york-giants) head coach Tom Coughlin seemed pretty grumpy Wednesday when he met the press (http://newyork.sbnation.com/2012/9/12/3321218/giants-vs-buccaneers-tom-coughlin-looking-for-renewed-vigor/in/3073844) to talk about Sunday's game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers (http://www.sbnation.com/nfl/teams/tampa-bay-buccaneers).

Here are a few numbers that might, or might not, improve your own mood as we head toward Sunday's game." Read more...

David Wilson: Giants' rookie hopes to laugh about opening night fumble


Excerpt: "New York Giants (http://www.sbnation.com/nfl/teams/new-york-giants) running back David Wilson (http://www.sbnation.com/nfl/players/152687/david-wilson) did not have the kind of NFL debut anyone dreams about, especially a first-round draft pick with eyes on stardom. Two carries, four yards, a fumble, a much-discussed benching.

"That'll be something I hope to be able to look back at and laugh," Wilson said Wednesday. [Full transcript (http://that'll be something i hope to be able to look back at and laugh./)]
There is, of course, only one way that happens. That being not fumbling again for a long while.Wilson said he knew he was in an unfamiliar place after the fumble -- the doghouse of his head coach, Tom Coughlin."I was just on the sideline, watching everybody else play, and hoping for the best. It was kind of like a hopeless feeling, because there wasn't much I could do about it," Wilson said." Red more...

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Victor Cruz loses his grandmoter, the woman who taught him how to salsa

http://network.yardbarker.com/nfl/article_external/victor_cruz_loses_his_grandmother_the_woman_who_ta ught_him_how_to_salsa/11702962

Excerpt: "New York Giants wide receiver Victor Cruz lost his 77-year old grandmother Lucy Molina, this past Monday. She passed away due to a numerous complications that included diabetes." Read more...

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Beatty working his way back to the starting lineup


Excerpt: "Will Beatty wants everyone to know that he’s feeling great these days after spending the spring and summer dealing with a back problem that was a result of his overdoing things in the weight room on his first day back in the team’s off-season conditioning program.

So now that his injury is behind him, Beatty’s next goal is to convince the coaching staff that he’s fully capable of returning to the starting lineup at left tackle.

"I’ve just got to make sure that my practice gives them confidence, so if they have confidence in me in practice, they’ll put me in the game,” he said." Read more...

Giants not worried about former coaches knowledge of their offense


Excerpt: "Assistant coaches routinely move around in the NFL, that’s nothing new. But when a former assistant moves on to take a coordinator’s role with an opponent that his former team is due to play the following year, well, that can be cause for some concern.

That’s precisely the predicament the Giants find themselves in this week, as Mike Sullivan, who last year served as their quarterbacks coach, is now the Tampa Bay offensive coordinator under new coach Greg Schiano.

For the Giants, Sullivan’s new position and that they’re seeing the Bucs so early definitely has the team’s attention given all Sullivan knows about both sides of the ball." Read more...

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Injury Report: Nicks back on field


Excerpt: "Giants wide receiver Hakeem Nicks (http://espn.go.com/nfl/player/_/id/12586/hakeem-nicks) was back on the practice field Thursday, at least during the portion the media were permitted to watch.

Nicks sat out practice on Wednesday to rest his surgically repaired foot, but promised he would return Thursday.

In fact, it appeared as if everyone was participating in practice, from what we were allowed to watch. (Besides DT Chris Canty (http://espn.go.com/nfl/player/_/id/8546/chris-canty)and TE Travis Beckum (http://espn.go.com/nfl/player/_/id/12532/travis-beckum), who are on the PUP list. Those two were working out on the side.)" Read more

LeGrand to participate in Sunday's coin toss


Excerpt: "The New York Giants (http://espn.go.com/nfl/team/_/name/nyg/new-york-giants) have asked Eric LeGrand to participate in Sunday's coin toss before their game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers (http://espn.go.com/nfl/team/_/name/tb/tampa-bay-buccaneers).

LeGrand -- the former Rutgers player who was paralyzed during a game against Army in 2010 at MetLife Stadium -- is an honorary member of the Buccaneers, who are coached by his former college coach, Greg Schiano. " Read more...

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Power rankings: Week 2


Excerpt: "8) New York Giants (4th)

While Eli may still look elite and Jason Pierre-Paul was at his monstrous best, the rest of the team largely failed to show up. The secondary looks thin but more worryingly, No. 1 corner Corey Webster was all over the place. They’ll be hoping Week 1 will prove a wake-up call much like it did last year." Read more...


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Old Giant
09-13-2012, 01:47 PM
I really want Wilson to succeed. I like that "oddball" drill for him, I tried it today in the house-I couldn't get myself up second time without losing one of the balls.

This wait is grinding-thanks for the news.

09-13-2012, 02:00 PM
I really want Wilson to succeed. I like that "oddball" drill for him, I tried it today in the house-I couldn't get myself up second time without losing one of the balls.

This wait is grinding-thanks for the news.

I think he'll be fine. The upcoming game, with the reported stingy defense would be a great place for David to succeed

09-13-2012, 03:33 PM
pumped to see Wilson run this wekend. Hey....RBs fumble. Its a fact of life in the NFL......

09-13-2012, 03:35 PM
pumped to see Wilson run this wekend. Hey....RBs fumble. Its a fact of life in the NFL......

This would be a good platform for him to showcase his skills while the Bucs are being touted as this run stopping juggernaut

09-13-2012, 03:36 PM
I really want Wilson to succeed. I like that "oddball" drill for him, I tried it today in the house-I couldn't get myself up second time without losing one of the balls.

This wait is grinding-thanks for the news.

Footballs, right? ;)

09-13-2012, 04:11 PM
This would be a good platform for him to showcase his skills while the Bucs are being touted as this run stopping juggernaut
not only Wilson but the oline as well....

09-13-2012, 04:14 PM
not only Wilson but the oline as well....

I try not to think about the Oline :(

09-13-2012, 05:42 PM
Late to the party today.

Thanks bro.

09-13-2012, 05:55 PM
Late to the party today.

Thanks bro.

You're welcome

Captain Chaos
09-13-2012, 08:32 PM
Thanks Roanoke, no change at the LT position....Bummer!!!!

09-14-2012, 12:06 AM
many thanks Roanoke!

09-14-2012, 07:30 AM
Thanks Roanoke, no change at the LT position....Bummer!!!!

No change "at this point." I'm pretty sure they want to ease Will back into the lineup to make sure his back issues are history

09-14-2012, 07:30 AM
many thanks Roanoke!

You are very welcome