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10-17-2012, 07:08 PM
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NEWARK STAR LEDGER

Giants' Ahmad Bradshaw says Foot Is Fine, Ready To Shouldner The Load ON Sunday

http://www.nj.com/giants/index.ssf/2012/10/giants_ahmad_bradshaw_says_foo.html#incart_river

Excerpt: "Foot injuries have plagued Ahmad Bradshaw in the past, but the running back told reporters today that the foot injury that kept him out of practice Wednesday was the result of someone stepping on his foot late in Sunday's win against the 49ers and not serious.

"I feel good, man. No setbacks and I'm ready to go," said Bradshaw, who was limited in practice today after missing yesterday's session. "I just got stepped on during the game and it just hurt the bone a little bit, but I'm cool." Read more...

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Ahmad Bradshaw, Hakeem Nicks Practicing for Giants

http://www.nj.com/giants/index.ssf/2012/10/ahmad_bradshaw_hakeem_nicks_pr.html#incart_river

Excerpt: "Good news for the Giants offense today: running back Ahmad Bradshaw and receiver Hakeem Nicks were taking part in practice during the media access period.

Bradshaw sat out yesterday after aggravating the same kind of foot injury that has nagged him the past few years. Coach Tom Coughlin said he expected Bradshaw to practice today. Bradshaw has carried the ball 57 times over the past two games.

Nicks participated on a limited basis yesterday, his first Wednesday practice all season as he's managed foot and knee injuries. It's a good sign that he's able to again be out there today.

We'll see later how much both player are able to do in today's practice." Read more...

Giants' Defense Bracing For The Challenge of RG III

http://www.nj.com/giants/index.ssf/2012/10/giants_defense_bracing_for_the.html#incart_river

Excerpt: "When Justin Tuck studies Robert Griffin III, he sees more than just another new starting quarterback for the Washington Redskins.

“Obviously,” Tuck said, “the most exciting new addition to the NFL.”

The Giants get their inaugural try at defending Griffin this week, a task that requires discipline and respect for Griffin’s speed. Speed that was clocked at 4.41 seconds in the 40-yard dash at the NFL Combine, contributing to the Redskins boldly trading up to draft the Heisman Trophy winner No. 2 overall.

So in practice, they have enlisted back-up quarterback David Carr and reserve receiver Jerrel Jernigan to give them their best RG III. Or, as Carr modestly put it, “RG-5.”

No matter how “slick” Carr is — coach Tom Coughlin’s word — and despite Jernigan’s experience as a Wildcat quarterback at Troy University, it’s difficult to adequately replicate Griffin’s skill set.

Respect for the rookie has surged after his 76-yard touchdown run in last week’s 38-26 win against the Vikings.

From the point when Griffin emerges from the pocket and takes off with the football, he covers 80 yards on foot in less than 10 seconds — and part of his route is on an angle." Read more...

Giants' Justin Tuck Advised JPP. "It's All About The Now"

http://www.nj.com/giants/index.ssf/2...l#incart_river (http://www.nj.com/giants/index.ssf/2012/10/giants_justin_tuck_advised_jas.html#incart_river)

Excerpt: "Earlier this season, Giants defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul admitted he wasn't having as much fun this year (http://www.nj.com/giants/index.ssf/2012/10/giants_sack_artists_jason_pier.html). Entering the 49ers game, there were questions about the Giants defensive line, whose sack totals were down this season.

Elder teammates Justin Tuck and Osi Umenyiora shared some advice with Pierre-Paul as he adjusts to the expectations that came after his 16.5-sack season in 2011.

"He went through some adversity earlier this year and that kind of hit him a little bit," Tuck said. "He has been used to people, especially in New York media, saying great things about him. You hit that adversity, and people start putting you on a milk carton."

He added: "That kind of hit him hard a little bit. He kind of took it to heart. It is just something that me and Osi kind of told him, it is all about the now. New York doesn’t care about what you did last year, it is all about the now. And he fought back and came out and had a great game for us, and next week he is poised to continue that."

Pierre-Paul recorded two sacks against the 49ers, part of the Giants' six-sack effort in the decisive 26-3 win. His season sack total through six games is now 3.5." Read more...

Giants' Chris Canty Practices for the First Time, Unsure if He'll Play Sunday

http://www.nj.com/giants/index.ssf/2...l#incart_river (http://www.nj.com/giants/index.ssf/2012/10/giants_chris_canty_practices_f.html#incart_river)

Excerpt: "Chris Canty thought he didn't need to begin the season on the physically-unable-to-perform list. He felt he would be ready to get on the field before the team's seventh game, the earliest a player can be activated from the PUP list.

But the Giants felt differently and placed him on PUP due to a knee injury that forced him to undergo surgery immediately after the Super Bowl.

Today, he returned to practice and acknowledged that there's some work to do before he can help out on Sundays. After all, he hasn’t played competitively since the Super Bowl.

"It was good to be out on the field with the guys," Canty said. "I’ve got a lot of work to do, a lot to catch up on. That’s to be expected. a long ways to go before I can help and contribute to this football team, but I’m excited about being on the practice field with my teammates." Read more...

Robert Griffin III Doesn't Plan On Osi Umenyiora's "Bob" Nickname Sticking

http://www.nj.com/giants/index.ssf/2...l#incart_river (http://www.nj.com/giants/index.ssf/2012/10/robert_griffin_iii_doesnt_plan.html#incart_river)

Excerpt: "Robert Griffin III said Osi Umenyiora's nickname for him, "Bob," hasn't gained any traction in the past few months. He doesn't expect it will.

"Some of the media here in Washington started calling me 'Bob' for a few days, just trying to laugh it off, but other than that, it really hasn’t stuck," the Redskins' rookie quarterback said on a conference call with the New York media today. "I don’t plan on letting it stick, either."

Umenyiora's playful jab originated in an interview on WFAN in July.

“Who is this RG3 guy you guys keep talking about?’’ Umenyiora said at the time. “You talking about Bob Griffin? You guys are giving him a cool nickname already and everything. When he does anything in the NFL, we’re gonna call him RG3. Right now, he’s Bob Griffin.” Read more...

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NEW YORK DAILY NEWS.

Practice Notes: Nicks practicing again

http://www.nydailynews.com/blogs/giants/2012/10/practice-notes-nicks-practice-again

Excerpt: "That’s two straight days of action for Hakeem Nicks.

The Giants’ oft-injured big-play wideout, who has battled knee and foot injuries this season, practiced on Thursday. That marked the second straight day of practice for Nicks. Typically, he’s sat out most of the practice week then worked with the team on Thursdays in an effort to rest the foot he broke in May." Read more...

Giants' Ahmad Bradshaw Sit Out Practice With Lingering Foot Injury

http://www.nydailynews.com/sports/football/giants/giants-insider-trouble-afoot-ahmad-article-1.1186235


Excerpt: "He had two of the finest games of his career. And after that, Ahmad Bradshaw
needed a rest.

The Giants’ top tailback did not practice on Wednesday, and according to the team injury report, he was dealing with a foot injury. Tom Coghlin provided few specifics, although he did say it was “the same type (of) thing” that Bradshaw dealt with last season.

Bradshaw is expected to practice Thursday, so this latest injury may not be serious, but since the injury was related to last year’s problems, the news is somewhat disconcerting.

Bradshaw has battled chronic injuries to both feet throughout his career. Last season, the tailback sat out four games because of a cracked bone in his left foot, and he regularly missed practices, a routine that Coughlin would like to avoid this season.

“I don’t want to go into that one-practice-a-week business we’ve had,” Coughlin said. “So I’m hoping that this is something that he is able to overcome and see the end of it.”

The Giants have relied heavily on Bradshaw recently, which may have simply worn down his oft-injured body. He had a career-high 30 carries for 200 yards in a Week 5 win over Cleveland, then handled 27 against a physical 49ers defense on Sunday." Read more...


JPP Warns RGIII: "Don't Bring it to My Side"

http://www.nydailynews.com/blogs/gia...-it-to-my-side (http://www.nydailynews.com/blogs/giants/2012/10/jpp-warns-rgiii-dont-bring-it-to-my-side)

Excerpt: "Jason Pierre-Paul has seen the speed of Robert Griffin III and he knows the Redskins quarterback will try to run on the Giants’ defense on Sunday. But JPP had a warning for RGIII.

“Don’t bring it to my side,” Pierre-Paul said. “Go the other way.”

Not that Pierre-Paul expects Griffin to have much success going in that direction either, now that the Giants’ defense has rediscovered it’s confidence after their dominant performance in San Francisco last Sunday. Griffin may be the fastest quarterback in the NFL, and he may have run for 379 yards and six touchdowns his first six games in the league.

But Pierre-Paul think RGIII will have his hands full against a Giants’ defense that might be faster than any he’s ever seen.

“Trust me, we chase quarterbacks all time,” Pierre-Paul said. “We turn and run to the ball, no matter what. He may get past us and zoom right past us, but trust me we’re right behind him. You’ve got to respect that too. It’s not all about the speed. We’ve got guys, all 11 guys that can run to the ball very quick." Read more...

Bradshaw sits, Williams to Miss Sunday, David Carr's new Nickname

http://www.nydailynews.com/blogs/gia...s-new-nickname (http://www.nydailynews.com/blogs/giants/2012/10/bradshaw-sits-williams-to-miss-sunday-david-carrs-new-nickname)

Excerpt: "He had two of the finest games of his career. And after that, Ahmad Bradshaw needed a rest.

The Giants’ top tailback did not practice on Wednesday, and according to the team injury report, he was dealing with a foot injury. Coach Tom Coughlin provided few specifics, although he did say it was “the same type (of) thing” that Bradshaw dealt with last season.

Bradshaw is expected to practice Thursday, so this latest injury is hardly serious. But the fact that the injury was related to last year’s problems, was somewhat concerning. Bradshaw has battled chronic injuries in both feet throughout his career. Last season, the tailback sat out four games, and he regularly missed practices as he battled to stay healthy, a routine that Coughlin would like to avoid this season.

“I don’t want to go into that one-practice-a-week business we’ve had,” Coughlin said. “So I’m hoping that this is something that he is able to overcome and see the end of it.” Read more...


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

THE NEW YORK POST.

Giants' Canty Aims To Suit Up vs Redskins

http://www.nypost.com/p/sports/giants/canty_aims_to_suit_up_vs_skins_oVohpzxij3ZZZkoZRAx 5aN

Excerpt: "Defensive tackle Chris Canty practiced Wednesday for the first time since off-season knee surgery and while admitting he has “a long ways to go before I can help and contribute” he acknowledged the possibility of playing Sunday for the Giants against the Redskins.

Canty, on the physically unable to perform (PUP) list, was on the practice field the very first day he was eligible.

“Have a lot of work to do, a lot to catch up on, that’s to be expected,” Canty said. “Obviously, I’m excited about the game on Sunday. I’m excited about this week, the opportunity to prepare to play in a football game. It’s motivation that I haven’t had in the past few weeks.’’

His defensive-line teammates are ready to welcome him back.

“He’s going to be a lot of help,” said Jason Pierre-Paul, “ taking on double teams, I don’t like doing that. But he takes on double teams very well.” Read more...

Eli Intelligence Leads to Lack Of Sacks

http://www.nypost.com/p/sports/giants/eli_intelligence_leads_to_lack_of_Y5qlO4MyOgMV0OaC nHKzaO

Excerpt: "David Carr never has seen it before and never has noticed anyone else do it. Only Eli Manning. It is unique, and one of the reasons why Manning is the least-sacked quarterback in the NFL.

When the ball is thrown amid pressure in the pocket, most quarterbacks first fix their eyes downfield to see if the pass is complete. Manning looks elsewhere.

“The biggest thing that stands out about him, and it’s kind of hard to notice if you’re not in the meeting room with him, you notice after he throws the ball, if he gets hit he looks at the number,’’ Carr, the Giants backup quarterback, said yesterday. “Who hit me? It kind of catalogues, it registers in his brain. Where was that protection? Where were we weak a little bit? Where was that breakdown? Where could it possibly have been? Can I get the ball out faster? He’s done that since I’ve been here.’’ Read more...

Discipline Key To Containing Redskins' QB

http://www.nypost.com/p/sports/giants/discipline_key_to_containing_redskins_akNyzpR5KyXx ufE9rHytPP

Excerpt: "Collecting six sacks against the 49ers was the breakout game the Giants vaunted pass rush had been looking for since the season began. It validated all the hype about it being one of the best defensive lines in the NFL, capable of disrupting an offense by putting a quarterback on his back.

But there is no time to rest on their laurels. Alex Smith is not Robert Griffin III, who the Giants face Sunday at MetLife Stadium. The Redskins quarterback presents a different puzzle for the Giants defensive front to solve. Against Smith, the Giants used their power and passion to get to the quarterback and stifle the 49ers offense. Against the Redskins, they will have to play as much with their head as with their heart. This will be a thinking man’s game.

“We have to understand the unique challenges this team possesses, and one of them is the option play out of various formations,” said defensive tackle Chris Canty, who could see his first action of the season. “You just have to watch as much tape as you can and prepare for what you’re about to face.”

It’s a unique challenge because Griffin is a unique quarterback operating a unique offense. Dealing with the Redskins’ option attack will take up most of the Giants’ pregame preparations. Griffin will have three options on any given play. He can hand it off, keep it and run or pitch it to a trailing back. If the Giants over-commit, they will open running lanes. If they’re too passive, the Redskins will run right past them.

“You have to be disciplined and you have to use great recognition,” Giants coach Tom Coughlin said." Read more...

Giants' Coughlin: Redskins "energized" by RGIII

http://www.nypost.com/p/blogs/giants...gRyvrIcpAtO4sJ (http://www.nypost.com/p/blogs/giantsblog/giants_coughlin_redskins_rg_has_jzUHO2UDgRyvrIcpAt O4sJ)


Excerpt: "Over the summer, Giants defensive end Osi Umenyiora just didn’t seem all that impressed with the Robert Griffin III hype. Umenyiora, a proven veteran, felt Griffin, an unproven rookie, needed to establish himself first. Even the nickname – RG3 – was not warranted. So Umenyiora famously and playfully suggested “Bob” as a better handle for the Redskins quarterback.

Well, Bob as been proving himself.

“Robert Griffin III has energized (Washington’s) offense,” said Giants coach Tom Coughlin.

“He just doesn’t handle himself like a rookie,” offered Redskins coach Mike Shanhan.
Note that no one is calling him “Bob,” something RG3 just shrugged off for the bazillionth time Wednesday.

“Osi is a guy that’s proven himself in this league. He's a sack-master, he’s done a lot of good things in his career so I didn’t mind it at all,” Griffin said on a conference call." Read more...

LB Williams Out For Giants, Foot Issues Return For Bradshaw

http://www.nypost.com/p/blogs/giants...n0HSCwdnkGJlrO (http://www.nypost.com/p/blogs/giantsblog/lb_williams_out_for_giants_foot_FiB2ikoSn0HSCwdnkG JlrO)


Excerpt: "It figured that Jacquian Williams would be a big part of the game-plan this week, as he’s the fastest linebacker on the Giants roster and that speed would be useful against the Redskins and rookie quarterback Robert Griffin III.

It doesn’t look as if Williams will be available, though. He came out of last week’s victory over the 49ers with a knee injury and coach Tom Coughlin said Williams will not practice this week. If that’s the case, there’s virtually no way he will be ready to face the Redskins on Sunday.

It’s a big loss to the Giants defense, as Williams in the past has been effective working against scrambling quarterbacks. It will now be up to Michael Boley and perhaps Keith Rivers to pick up the slack. Both are considered to have above-average speed at linebacker but neither is as fast as Williams.

The other new injury for the Giants is actually an old one, as RB Ahmad Bradshaw did not practice on Wednesday and is listed on the injury report with a foot issue. Coughlin said Bradshaw will practice on Thursday and cautioned “I don’t want to get into that one-practice-a-week business we had.’’ Bradshaw in the past only went one day a week to ease the strain on his feet. He is coming off back-to-back games in which he carried the ball 57 times and gained 316 yards." Read more..


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

Giants Get Ready For RG III

http://www.northjersey.com/sports/174706061_Giants_get_ready_for_RGIII.html


Excerpt: "Jason Pierre-Paul has a message for the Redskins and most notably their phenomenal rookie quarterback Robert Griffin III.

Washington’s offense thrives by exploiting the opposition on the edge.

That is exactly where the Giants’ Pro Bowl defensive ends have earned their reputation.

Come Sunday when the two NFC East rivals face off at MetLife Stadium, something’s got to give and Pierre-Paul has no plans to give in, to Griffin or anybody else.

"It’s going to be a very good matchup," Pierre-Paul said with a smile. "Not on my side, though, or the other side. Not on my side. Don’t bring it to my side. Go the other way."

Despite Pierre-Paul’s swagger, the Giants are well aware Griffin isn’t about to back down from the challenge. The 2011 Heisman Trophy winner has "energized [the Redskins’] offense," according to Tom Coughlin, and his presence as a dual threat with 4.41-second speed has presented major problems over the first six games of his NFL career." Read more...

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

NEW YORK TIMES


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

WALL STREET JOURNAL

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

GIANTS.COM

http://www.giants.com/ (http://www.giants.com/)

GIANTS 101

Poor Eli Manning: NFL Regular Season Week 6

http://www.giants101.com/2012/10/18/poor-eli-manning-nfl-regular-season-week-6-2/

Excerpt: ""Poor Eli Manning (http://www.giants101.com/tag/eli-manning/)” is a compilation of quotes by both the media and fans aboutNew York (http://www.giants101.com/tag/new-york/) Giants quarterback and Super Bowl XLII & XLVI MVP Eli Manning (http://www.giants101.com/tag/eli-manning/).
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Despite his success, negativity and doubt have followed Peyton’s younger brother since the moment he was traded from the San Diego Chargers to theNew York (http://www.giants101.com/tag/new-york/) Giants on draft day of 2004. Regardless of what he does or how well he performs – even in a league that lives and dies by the motto, “What have you done for me lately?” – he is questioned and criticized.

In Sunday's 26-3 victory over the San Francisco 49ers (http://www.giants101.com/2012/10/14/new-york-giants-do-the-impossible-go-on-road-and-defeat-san-francisco-49ers-26-3/), Manning didn't put up the huge numbers he had over the first five weeks of the season, but he still played quite well, finishing the night 15 of 28 (54%) for 193 yards and a touchdown. Unfortunately, a rare Hakeem Nicks drop kept Eli from eclipsing the 200 yards mark for the 29th straight game." Read more...

Could Giants Have Three-Headed Monster In Ahmad Bradshaw, Andre Brown, and David Wilson

http://www.giants101.com/2012/10/18/could-new-york-giants-have-three-headed-monster-in-ahmad-bradshaw-david-wilson-andre-brown/ (http://www.giants101.com/2012/10/18/could-new-york-giants-have-three-headed-monster-in-ahmad-bradshaw-david-wilson-andre-brown/)

Excerpt: "The New York Giants (http://www.giants101.com/tag/new-york-giants/) finally have some exciting things going on in the running game: three 100-yard performances in the last four games, a healthy Ahmad Bradshaw (http://www.giants101.com/tag/ahmad-bradshaw/), an exciting and explosive young up-and-comer in David Wilson (http://www.giants101.com/tag/david-wilson/), and a viable option in Andre Brown (http://www.giants101.com/tag/andre-brown/).

While Brown is just returning from a concussion, we're already day-dreaming of what this stable of guys could do if they all fit nicely into their roles, especially the way the offensive line is playing.

In Bradshaw, you have your workhorse. The Giants clearly trust him the most and he'll be the guy getting the most touches one way or another, as long as he's healthy." Read more...


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Giants' Chris Canty Excited To Be Back, Hopes To Play Sunday

http://www.giants101.com/2012/10/18/new-york-giant-chris-canty-excited-to-be-back-hopes-to-play-sunday/ (http://www.giants101.com/2012/10/18/new-york-giant-chris-canty-excited-to-be-back-hopes-to-play-sunday/)

Excerpt: "The New York (http://www.giants101.com/tag/new-york/) Giants defensive line came to life last Sunday against the San Francisco 49ers. Despite several disappointing performances leading up to Big Blue's victory at Candlestick Park, the Giants broke out for six sacks againstAlex Smith (http://www.giants101.com/tag/alex-smith/) and the vaunted 49ers offense. However, the Giants have been playing shorthanded on the defensive line all season. The absence of Chris Canty (http://www.giants101.com/tag/chris-canty/) has forced defensive coordinator Perry Fewell to play some young, inexperienced players alongside Osi Umenyiora, Justin Tuck, and Jason Pierre-Paul (http://www.giants101.com/tag/jason-pierre-paul/). But Canty is hopeful he can return (http://online.wsj.com/article/AP7a38f522eb4d48869bc276ed95eaca86.html)to the lineup this Sunday.

The Giants starting defensive tackle underwent knee surgery after the Super Bowl. The extent and specifics of the injury remains unknown, but it was serious enough that the Giants put Canty on the Physically Unable to Perform (PUP) list, which automatically ruled him out for the first six weeks of the 2012 season. Canty is eligible to practice this week, and he seems excited to start getting back to football (http://www.giants101.com/tag/football/).

"It's been tough," the eight-year veteran said. "But I've been trying to keep a positive outlook about it, positive attitude, help my teammates in any way that I can, help the young guys come along. They've been doing a great job. It's exciting. It's fun to be back and be able to play." Read more...
Giants' Jason Pierre-Paul Warns Redskins RG III Don't Bring It To My Side

http://www.giants101.com/2012/10/18/new-york-giants-jason-pierre-paul-warns-redskins-rgiii-dont-bring-it-to-my-side/

Excerpt: "The New York (http://www.giants101.com/tag/new-york/) Giants defense rediscovered their pass rush last Sunday against the San Francisco 49ers, sacking quarterback Alex Smith (http://www.giants101.com/tag/alex-smith/) six times and keeping him under constant pressure all game. The pass rushers will face a more difficult challenge in this week's matchup against the Washington Redskins, who are led by rookie quarterback Robert Griffin III (http://www.giants101.com/tag/robert-griffin-iii/).

RGIII, who happens to be a world class track athlete, has proven in the first six games that he is a threat using his legs, but the Giants' defenders don't appear concerned. In fact, defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul (http://www.giants101.com/tag/jason-pierre-paul/) had a warning for the rookie QB.

“Don’t bring it to my side,” Pierre-Paul said. “Go the other way.” Read more...


Giants' Jacquian Williams Likely Out Sunday And More From Afternoon Tea With Tom Coughlin

http://www.giants101.com/2012/10/17/giants-jacquian-williams-likely-out-sunday-more-from-an-afternoon-tea-with-tom-coughlin/

Excerpt: "Following a huge win over the San Francisco 49ers, New York (http://www.giants101.com/tag/new-york/) Giants head coach Tom Coughlin (http://www.giants101.com/tag/tom-coughlin/) arrived at the podium on Wednesday is a fantastic mood. And rightfully so. But, as Coughlin would say himself, last week is over and week seven is now upon us. It's time to look forward to a meeting with the Washington (http://www.giants101.com/tag/washington/) Redskins, who Coughlin called a "dangerous" team.

Per the usual, questions focused a bit on injuries to start the day. And with that, we have the pre-practice injury report which includes a few new names and some old faces. They are Ahmad Bradshaw (http://www.giants101.com/tag/ahmad-bradshaw/) (foot), Da'Rel Scott (knee),Jacquian Williams (http://www.giants101.com/tag/jacquian-williams/) (knee), Rocky Bernard (quad), Andre Brown (http://www.giants101.com/tag/andre-brown/) (concussion), Michael Boley (hip), Hakeem Nicks (knee/foot), Corey Webster (http://www.giants101.com/tag/corey-webster/)(hand/hamstring) and Kenny Phillips (knee).

Scott's addition is the most notable because the team announced he had arthroscopic knee surgery (a debridement) to repair a meniscus tear in his right knee on Tuesday. He will likely head to temporary Injured Reserve (IR), opening up a roster spot for Chris Canty … although Coughlin just says "we'll see."

There is also bad news for linebacker Jacquian Williams (http://www.giants101.com/tag/jacquian-williams/), who Coughlin says will not practice this week and is likely out on Sunday.
"Certainly we'll miss him," Coughlin said." Read more...


Giants RB Da'Rel Scott undergoes knee surgery

http://www.giants101.com/2012/10/17/...-knee-surgery/ (http://www.giants101.com/2012/10/17/new-york-giants-running-back-darel-scott-undergoes-knee-surgery/)

Excerpt: "New York (http://www.giants101.com/tag/new-york/) Giants backup running back Da'Rel Scott was at the Hospital for Special Surgery on Tuesday receiving surgery on a torn meniscus in his right knee. He is expected to miss several weeks. The Giants have not yet made a roster move.

Scott has only had six carries so far through 2012 for a grand total of nine yards. With Ahmad Bradshaw (http://www.giants101.com/tag/ahmad-bradshaw/), Andre Brown (http://www.giants101.com/tag/andre-brown/), and David Wilson (http://www.giants101.com/tag/david-wilson/) ahead of him on the depth chart, Scott has seen very limited action on offense. With that,David Wilson (http://www.giants101.com/tag/david-wilson/)'s explosive kick off returns have negated his value to the Giants on special teams. Although Scott has breakaway speed, he has yet to showcase a physical style of play. " Read more...

Giants' Antrel Rolle named NFC Defensive Player of the Week

http://www.giants101.com/2012/10/17/...r-of-the-week/ (http://www.giants101.com/2012/10/17/new-york-giants-antrel-rolle-named-nfc-defensive-player-of-the-week/)

Excerpt: "Following what may have been his best performance as a member of theNew York Giants (http://www.giants101.com/tag/new-york-giants/), safety Antrel Rolle (http://www.giants101.com/tag/antrel-rolle/) has been named the NFC Defensive Player of Week. He is the first Giants safety to win the award since Percy Ellsworth in Week 16 of the 1998 season, and the first defensive back to win the award since Aaron Ross in Week 8 of the 2008 season." Read more...

Giants' Power Rankng Round-Up: A Team on the Rise

http://www.giants101.com/2012/10/17/...m-on-the-rise/ (http://www.giants101.com/2012/10/17/new-york-giants-power-ranking-roundup-a-team-on-the-rise/)

Excerpt: "We never take NFL (http://www.giants101.com/tag/nfl/) Power Rankings very seriously, especially during the first few weeks of the season, but now that teams have started to show what they're made of, we figured it's time to glance around the web and see what the power rankers think of the New York (http://www.giants101.com/tag/new-york/) Giants.

The fact that they're coming off a blistering beatdown of one of the league's best teams didn't hurt our decision, either. This week's theme: cracking the top three, baby!

ESPN.com (http://espn.go.com/nfl/powerrankings)
This week's rank: 3
Last week's rank: 7
Their comment: Their victory in San Francisco was the best game any team in the league has played against any other.
Our comment: Yes, it was. Booyah!

CBSsports.com (http://www.cbssports.com/nfl/story/20571525/power-rankings-falcons-take-over-top-spot-but-can-they-keep-it)
This week's rank: 5
Last week's rank: 7
Their comment: That was a statement game against San Francisco. They got back to their identity on defense with that suffocating pass rush.

Our comment: Really, CBS? You're putting Eli Manning (http://www.giants101.com/tag/eli-manning/)'s Giants, after their best two games of the season, behind Jay Cutler (http://www.giants101.com/tag/jay-cutler/)'s Chicago (http://www.giants101.com/tag/chicago/) Bears and aBaltimore (http://www.giants101.com/tag/baltimore/) Ravens team that just lost Ray Lewis and Lardarius Webb? Whatever you say, Prisco." Read more...

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BIG BLUE VIEW

Victor Cruz: Redskins punched us in the mnouth last year

http://www.bigblueview.com/giants-vs-redskins-nfl-week-7/2012/10/18/3521974/giants-redskins-nfl-week-7-victor-cruz

Excerpt: "Overlook the Washington Redskins (http://www.sbnation.com/nfl/teams/washington-redskins)? With an 0-2 record in the NFC East and with the memory of a pair of 2011 losses to the Redskins still fresh, there isn't much chance the New York Giants (http://www.sbnation.com/nfl/teams/new-york-giants) will do that.

Victor Cruz (http://www.sbnation.com/nfl/players/109584/victor-cruz) was on WFAN with Mike Francesa this week, and Francesa asked the extraordinary wide receiver about those 2011 losses:" Read more...

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NFL Week 7 Predictions: Mikey's Crystal Ball

http://www.bigblueview.com/2012/10/18/3516228/nfl-week-7-predictions-mikeys-crystal-ball

Excerpt: "Roger Goodell likes parity, but this is ridiculous. There are more teams with winning records in the NFC West (three) than there are in the entire AFC (two). The Jets (http://www.sbnation.com/nfl/teams/new-york-jets) are in first place and last place with a 3-3 record. So are thePatriots (http://www.sbnation.com/nfl/teams/new-england-patriots), Dolphins (http://www.sbnation.com/nfl/teams/miami-dolphins) and Bills (http://www.sbnation.com/nfl/teams/buffalo-bills). Weird, weird, weird. But hey, enough of that. There are games to pick, so let's go!

Gratuitous unprovoked sponsor plug--the Buffalo Wild Wings medium sauce is so good that I literally mix it into soup or tomato juice. I'm not sure why it's better than most commercial sauces, but it is--thick, tangy, perfectly spicy. And hey, it's a great place to watch all the games if you don't have Sunday Ticket--or even if you do. Okay, now then....

Washington at NY Giants -- The Giants cannot afford a letdown after a confidence-inspiring blowout of the 49ers (http://www.sbnation.com/nfl/teams/san-francisco-49ers) in San Fran last Sunday. The 'Skins swept the season series last year, but not this time. Giants 31, Redskins (http://www.sbnation.com/nfl/teams/washington-redskins) 27" Read more...

Washington Redskins' Mike Shanahan Has COnfidence In Rookies

http://www.bigblueview.com/giants-vs-redskins-nfl-week-7/2012/10/18/3519086/washington-redskins-mike-shanahan-press-conference-giants

Excerpt: "After the disappointing results the Washington Redskins have gotten with Mike Shanahan as coach the past two seasons, a 3-3 start for the team is a sign of hope for many Redskins fans. Even more surprising may be the fact they have done this while starting rookies at quarterback and running back. They have yet to play a division foe yet though, making this week's game against the New York Giants important for the Redskins. Heading into the game, Shanahan thinks it will be key for his team to shut down the Giants' run game first.

"I think anytime you go against a team you want to be able to slow down their running game," Shanahan said. "With the Giants, with the great job that they do with the passing game, if they can run it as well, you're definitely in for a long day."

The Giants, of course, are coming off back-to-back weeks where their running game was dominant. Ahmad Bradshaw has 316 yards on 57 carries in victories over the Cleveland Browns and San Francisco 49ers." Read more...

NY Giants' News And Notes: 0-2 NFC East Mark Has Giants' Attention

http://www.bigblueview.com/giants-vs-redskins-nfl-week-7/2012/10/18/3519208/new-york-giants-news-chris-canty-andre-brown-nfc-east-standings

Excerpt: "Good morning, New York Giants' fans! Here is your Thursday morning notebook.

Chris Canty on the possibility he could be activated for Sundya's game: [Full transcript (http://www.bigblueview.com/2012/10/17/3519044/chris-canty-10-17-12)]

"It just depends on the coaches' evaluations of my performance out on the practice field, whether I can help the team or not, whether they decide to make their decision. It's totally in their hands. I feel great. My body feels good. I'm healthy, so we'll have to see about that." Read more...

Tom Coughlin Wednesday Afternoon Press Conference

http://www.bigblueview.com/giants-vs-redskins-nfl-week-7/2012/10/17/3517738/tom-coughlin-wednesday-press-conference-highlights-giants-redskins

Excerpt: "New York Giants' coach Tom Coughlin met the media Wednesday for his weekly press conference. With the Washington Redskins coming to MetLife Stadium Sunday Robert Griffin III was, of course, a major topic of conversation for Coughlin.

We have already discussed the injury news (http://www.bigblueview.com/2012/10/17/3517330/giants-injury-news-jacquian-williams-likely-out-sunday) from Coughlin's press briefing. Here are some of the other highlights:

On the Redskins overall ...

"They've played well the entire year. They've scored a lot of points. They're scoring almost 30 points a game. They're giving up some points, but they're playing the run very well. They're plus-nine with four defensive touchdowns, which says a lot about their team. Brandon Banks, their return man, is a very dangerous guy who can go all the way, and of course, Robert Griffin III has energized their offense. They've done a lot with creativity, he runs the option, but he's just as dangerous when, as he did the other day, for 76 yards, just pulls the ball down in drop-back fashion, and runs and gets outside, and no one can catch him. He's probably the fastest guy on the field." Read more...

Giants' Injury News: Jacquian Williams Likely Out Sunday

http://www.bigblueview.com/2012/10/1...ely-out-sunday (http://www.bigblueview.com/2012/10/17/3517330/giants-injury-news-jacquian-williams-likely-out-sunday)

Excerpt: "Linebacker Jacquian Williams (http://www.sbnation.com/nfl/players/131487/jacquian-williams) is not likely to play Sunday for the New York Giants (http://www.sbnation.com/nfl/teams/new-york-giants) against the Washington Redskins (http://www.sbnation.com/nfl/teams/washington-redskins). Coach Tom Coughlin said Wednesday that Williams, who injured his knee against the San Francisco 49ers (http://www.sbnation.com/nfl/teams/san-francisco-49ers), will not practice this week.

Running back Ahmad Bradshaw (http://www.sbnation.com/nfl/players/16768/ahmad-bradshaw), who has carried the ball 57 times the past two weeks, did not practice Wednesday because of what the team is calling a "foot issue." Bradshaw, of course, has missed both practice and game time in the past because of recurring foot and ankle issues.

Coughlin seemed to give a bit of a testy answer when asked if Bradshaw's workload contributed to the foot issue.

"Well, he certainly wasn't sitting around Sunday afternoon with his foot up. He definitely has played well, played hard, gotten the ball a number of times, and we'd like to think he can keep on doing that," Coughlin siad. "I don't want to go into that one-practice-a-week business that we've had. So, I'm hoping that this is something that he is able to overcome." Read more...

Giants by the Numbers: Stats and More

http://www.bigblueview.com/2012/10/1...stats-and-more (http://www.bigblueview.com/2012/10/17/3516324/giants-by-the-numbers-stats-and-more)

Excerpt: "Here are some New York Giants numbers for you, courtesy of the team's PR department.

- Quarterback Eli Manning is 25-5 (.833) in October, the best winning percentage of any quarterback with at least 20 starts in the Super Bowl era.

- Victor Cruz has 2,032 receiving yards in his young career. He is sixth all-time through the first 25 games of an NFL career. Cruz is also tied for sixth in receptions in the first 25 games of an NFL career with Kellen Winslow. They each have 125." Read more...

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Are The NY Giants The Team To Beat In The NFC?

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Excerpt: "Tom Coughlin (http://thepenaltyflagblog.com/tag/tom-coughlin) set the stage early last week, saying nobody gave his Giants a chance to beat the San Franscisco 49ers on Sunday.

New York emphatically closed the curtain on that stage late Sunday, evening, completing a 26-3 beat down of the team they took care of in the NFC Championship game last January.

Now, with an impressive, dominant win over a team that many believed was the best in football, the Giants have catapulted to the top of the league’s list of best teams.
Exactly where the Giants rank on that list is still unknown, but something certainly is known: the Giants are contenders again in 2012.

Although New York did have a sub-par performances against the Dallas Cowboys (http://thepenaltyflagblog.com/tag/dallas-cowboys) and Philadelphia Eagles (http://thepenaltyflagblog.com/tag/philadelphia-eagles) — two games that resulted in losses — it seems to have figured out their issues, and, heath-wise aside, everything appears to be in order heading into the middle of its season." Read more...


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INSIDE FOOTBALL

Eli Manning Praises His Pass Protection

http://insidefootball.com/blog/archives/5355

Excerpt: "Quarterback Eli Manning smiled when asked what the biggest difference in his offensive line has been the last few weeks.

“I’m not sure,” he said, “but, I’m not complaining about it.”

And who could blame him? After all, the Giants’ offensive line has recorded four games this season in which they didn’t allow a sack, including a current three-game streak. Just as importantly though, they’ve allowed Manning time in the pocket to do what he does best, which is make the plays to move the chains.

Because the offensive line – and by extension the fullback and tight ends – have been playing so well, the Giants have given up the fewest sacks (5) in the NFL.

But it’s not just the blockers that are responsible for the success the passing game has had. Head coach Tom Coughlin believes the quarterback has a hand in it as well.

“It’s recognition, it’s understanding, it’s knowledge, and it’s delivering the ball, sometimes faster than you want it delivered,” he said. “You don’t want to go backwards; you’re trying to avoid that." Read more...

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Chris Canty Optimistic, Yet Realistic About Returning This Weel

http://insidefootball.com/blog/archives/5348

Excerpt: "Back when he was initially placed on PUP, defensive tackle Chris Canty admitted that he was surprised by the move, only because he figured he was close to being able to return after undergoing off-season knee surgery.

Now that his six weeks are up and he was able to practice, Canty is still optimistic about things heading in the right direction, but is not so sure that his return will be this weekend, as many people thought.

“I have a lot of work to do, a lot to catch up on,” he said. “That’s to be expected. Long ways to go before I can help this football team, but I’m excited to be on the field with my teammates.”

While Canty didn’t rule out returning this weekend – the Giants have a three-week window to activate him from PUP which, if they don’t by the end of that window, they must either cut him or leave him on PUP – he tempered his optimism.

“It just depends on the coaches evaluation of my performance out on the practice field, what they deem whether I can help the team or not, when they decide to make that decision,” he said. “It’s totally in their hands. I feel great. My body feels good. I’m healthy. We’ll have to see about that.” Read more...


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THE RED ZONE

Antrel Rolle Says Michael Vick and RGIII are Totally Different Players

http://www.theredzone.org/BlogDescri...-/Default.aspx (http://www.theredzone.org/BlogDescription/tabid/61/EntryId/29921/Antrel-Rolle-says-RG3--Michael-Vick-are--totally-different-QBs-/Default.aspx)

Excerpt: ""I haven't watched too much film on RGIII yet. I've just seen highlights and this, that and the other," Rolle said on his weekly spot on WFAN this afternoon by way of Jorge Castillo of the Newark Star-Ledger (http://www.nj.com/giants/index.ssf/2012/10/giants_antrel_rolle_says_rober.html). "But, of course, they're different. They're two totally different quarterbacks and I think that their game as far as their offensive approach is extremely different. RGIII, as you know, he can run the ball. I think he runs the ball a lot more than Michael Vick. I mean, he's a fast guy. He has a very, very strong arm and I think he's an all-around quarterback and he's going to get better with time." Read more...


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ESPN

Injury Report: Nicks practicing, again

http://espn.go.com/blog/new-york/giants/post/_/id/18487/injury-report-nicks-working-again

Excerpt: "Wideout Hakeem Nicks (http://espn.go.com/nfl/player/_/id/12586/hakeem-nicks) was on the practice field for the second straight day on Thursday, a promising sign that he'll start on Sunday against the Redskins.

Running back Ahmad Bradshaw (http://espn.go.com/nfl/player/_/id/10693/ahmad-bradshaw), who missed practice on Wednesday, was on the field Thursday, too. But he wasn't doing much -- at least during the portion the media were allowed to watch. Fellow running back Andre Brown (http://espn.go.com/nfl/player/_/id/12490/andre-brown) was working, though." Read more...

Countdown Daily Prediction: Redskins @ Giants - VIDEO

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Giants' Andre Brown Cleared To Return

http://espn.go.com/new-york/nfl/story/_/id/8515571/andre-brown-new-york-giants-cleared-return-jacquian-williams-least-1-week (http://espn.go.com/new-york/nfl/story/_/id/8515571/andre-brown-new-york-giants-cleared-return-jacquian-williams-least-1-week)

Excerpt: "The New York Giants (http://espn.go.com/nfl/team/_/name/nyg/new-york-giants) will have running back Andre Brown (http://espn.go.com/nfl/player/_/id/12490/andre-brown) back from a concussion, but linebacker Jacquian Williams (http://espn.go.com/nfl/player/_/id/14199/jacquian-williams) is expected to miss the week with a knee injury.

Giants coach Tom Coughlin said Brown has been cleared from his concussion, which sidelined him Sunday against the San Francisco 49ers (http://espn.go.com/nfl/team/_/name/sf/san-francisco-49ers). Coughlin said Williams, perhaps the team's fastest linebacker, will not practice this week due to a knee injury suffered in the 26-3 win over the Niners.

"(Williams) won't practice this week, doesn't look like he will," Coughlin said Wednesday.

Coughlin also said running back Ahmad Bradshaw (http://espn.go.com/nfl/player/_/id/10693/ahmad-bradshaw) will not practice on Wednesday because of pain in his foot. Coughlin said it is the same issue Bradshaw has had in the past with his surgically repaired foot. Bradshaw has dealt with a fracture and often could practice only once a week in the past.

Coughlin said he thinks that Bradshaw, who has rushed for 316 yards on 57 carries over the past two games, can continue to carry the load for the Giants." Read more...


Healthy Andre Brown Hopes To Get Share Of Workload

http://espn.go.com/blog/new-york/giants/post/_/id/18450/healthy-brown-hopes-to-get-share-of-workload

Excerpt: "Running back Andre Brown (http://espn.go.com/nfl/player/_/id/12490/andre-brown) has been cleared to resume practicing from a concussion that sidelined him on Sunday.

Ahmad Bradshaw (http://espn.go.com/nfl/player/_/id/10693/ahmad-bradshaw) has been hot ever since Brown went down, rushing for 316 yards and two touchdowns combined in the past two games. Brown hopes he can still get a fair share of carries spelling Bradshaw this week against Washington." Read more...

RG III Looks Forward To First NFC East Game

http://espn.go.com/blog/new-york/giants/post/_/id/18475/rg3-looks-forward-to-first-nfc-east-game

Excerpt: "Riobert Grffin III will get his first taste of a the storied Giants-Redskins rivalry on Sunday.

But the rookie quarterback insists it's no big deal.

"I am looking forward to having my first opportunity, but I don't look at it as a statement game or anything like that," Griffin said Wednesday. "It's another football game against another good football team in the NFL. From that aspect, I'm just looking to do whatever the coaches ask me to do and help my teammates push towards another victory. " Read more...

Giants' OLine Dominant Against 49ers

http://espn.go.com/blog/new-york/giants/post/_/id/18484/giants-o-line-dominant-against-49ers

Excerpt: "You ask Eli Manning (http://espn.go.com/nfl/player/_/id/5526/eli-manning) why his offensive line is playing so well of late, and he doesn't really have an answer.

"I'm not sure," the quarterback said on Wednesday. "But I'm not complaining about it.

"They're playing great, pass protection's been good, receivers have been getting open. Things are going well. Everybody's doing there assignments well. ... It's been pretty smooth and hopefully we can keep it that way."

Smooth might be an understatement. The Giants' offensive line was down right dominant against San Francisco.

Manning was hit just once and was not sacked in the Giants' 26-3 win.

Giants running back Ahmad Bradshaw (http://espn.go.com/nfl/player/_/id/10693/ahmad-bradshaw) broke the 100-yard barrier against San Francisco, something that an opposing running back hadn't done in 23 games. Furthermore, the Giants scored a rushing touchdown, something San Fran hadn't allowed in 14 games.

Impressive stuff. " Read more...

Jernigan Carr Stand In For RG III

http://espn.go.com/blog/new-york/gia...and-in-for-rg3 (http://espn.go.com/blog/new-york/giants/post/_/id/18462/jernigan-carr-stand-in-for-rg3)

Excerpt: "No puns intended, but Robert Griffin III (http://espn.go.com/nfl/player/_/id/14875/robert-griffin) is the triple threat.

So how do the New York Giants (http://espn.go.com/nfl/team/_/name/nyg/new-york-giants) prep for the speed, passing ability and ingenuity of a quarterback like Griffin?

Use David Carr (http://espn.go.com/nfl/player/_/id/3529/david-carr) and Jerrel Jernigan (http://espn.go.com/nfl/player/_/id/14040/jerrel-jernigan) as stand-ins.

Tom Coughlin said backup quarterback Carr was "slick enough and quick enough" to help the team prepare for the Washington Redskins (http://espn.go.com/nfl/team/_/name/wsh/washington-redskins)' lightning-fast leader. He also suggested wide receiver Jernigan, who played four years of quarterback in high school, has the speed to prepare the Giants for Griffin.

"I feel like I'm a little bit faster than [Griffin]," Carr joked. "I know that he's young and got a long road ahead of him, but I've been running for a long time."

Jernigan added, "I'm just out there trying to get the defense the best look possible and get them ready for Sunday.

"Me, Osi (http://espn.go.com/nfl/player/_/id/4514/osi-umenyiora) and [Justin] Tuck (http://espn.go.com/nfl/player/_/id/8488/justin-tuck) were having fun joking around about it," Jernigan continued. "They were like I wasn't that fast to get around the edge on them. I'm doing pretty good at it."

For the record, Jernigan did get the edge on them without the ball. " Read more...

Canty Goes From PUP List To Practice

http://espn.go.com/blog/new-york/gia...practice-field (http://espn.go.com/blog/new-york/giants/post/_/id/18458/canty-goes-from-pup-list-to-practice-field)

Excerpt: "Defensive tackle Chris Canty (http://espn.go.com/nfl/player/_/id/8546/chris-canty) practiced Wednesday after being sidelined for the first six weeks of the season. The Giants could activate him for Sunday's game against the Washington Redskins (http://espn.go.com/nfl/team/_/name/wsh/washington-redskins).

"We are just going to see how the week goes," Canty said, "and I'm sure the decision will be made between now and Sunday."

Canty and tight end Travis Beckum (http://espn.go.com/nfl/player/_/id/12532/travis-beckum) were placed on the physically unable-to-perform list during training camp because offseason knee surgery. Beckum is still a week away from practicing.

While it's not certain if Canty will play Sunday, Justin Tuck (http://espn.go.com/nfl/player/_/id/8488/justin-tuck) is sure Canty and his "go-go gadget arms" will affect opposing quarterbacks upon his return.

"You ask quarterbacks if they want to see a 6-foot-7, 300-plus-pound guy right in the middle of their face with arms that look like branches," Tuck said. "You might want to check out the quote from Tom Brady (http://espn.go.com/nfl/player/_/id/2330/tom-brady) in the Super Bowl -- it is not fun."

Having not played since the Super Bowl, Canty says there's still some rust but that his body feels good and he's still looking forward to competing.

Canty's return to the field is bittersweet as he leaves his PUP partner, Beckum, behind." Read more... SITE LINK (http://espn.go.com/nfl/team/_/name/nyg/new-york-giants)[U]

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PROFOOTBALLWEEKLY

A Giants On-Off Switch

http://www.profootballweekly.com/201...-on-off-switch (http://www.profootballweekly.com/2012/10/17/a-giant-on-off-switch)

Excerpt: "I can’t remember a team that could turn it on and off like these Eli-Coughlin Giants can. At least not many.I’m not talking about the schlock clubs you see whipping around from week to week, up and down and erratic and any-way-the-wind-blows. The plebian NFL.

I mean championship-grade teams, but ones that for some reason don’t mind la-di-da-ing around the neighborhood for a while before they decide to get down to hard business.

I suppose the old Steelers of 1979 were like that. But that group had an honorable excuse for using the snooze button on occasion. They were old. It was self-preservation. They just couldn’t rev it all the way up anymore without pieces breaking or rattling apart. So they picked their spots.

In ‘79 I saw them turn it over nine times and get whipped by a nothing Cincinnati team. And I watched them go catatonic out in San Diego, sloppy and disinterested and eight more turnovers. 35-7 losers. Good grief, what’s wrong with the Steelers?
Then, click! Lock in the seatbelt. Time to play, boys. And the Steelers got very serious and launched into their annual playoff surge then bombed the Rams out of the Super Bowl.

“We didn’t always have it,” Terry Bradshaw said about that year, the last Super run for the Steel Curtain, “but we knew where it was when we needed it.” Read more...

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MISCELLANEOUS

Marcus Hayes: Eagles Lead the NFL In Arrogance

http://www.philly.com/philly/sports/eagles/20121018_Marcus_Hayes__Eagles_lead_the_NFL_in_arro gance.html

Excerpt: "IF, IN FACT, arrogance diminishes wisdom, then the Eagles are squandering their richest resource.

Say what you will, but Andy Reid, Marty Mornhinweg and Juan Castillo are among the better coaches in the NFL in the past decade, perhaps longer. At one point or another, peers and experts hailed each as among the game's best at something: preparation, organization and hiring, in Reid's case; educating quarterbacks and implementing the West Coast offense, for Mornhinweg; and, for Castillo, the capacity to learn any of football's mysteries.
"

Put the development of Donovan McNabb and Kevin Kolb and the revival of Michael Vick's career at the feet of Reid and Mornhinweg. Credit Castillo with turning himself into the league's most innovative offensive line coach.

If only they would allow themselves the chance to let the game unfold before them. If only they would fire the weapons they have instead of trying to make those weapons more clever, more potent; instead of trying to make them devastating.

If only . . .

The 3-3 Eagles might be the 5-1 Eagles.
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NFL: Vinny DiTrani's Picks

http://www.northjersey.com/sports/174706441_NFL__Vinny_DiTrani_s_pick.html


Excerpt: "*49ers over Seahawks, giving 7 — The Giants gave Seattle keys to beating the 49ers: stay with the running game, which the Seahawks can do with Marshawn Lynch, and pressure Alex Smith, which they can do with their pass rush. Nevertheless San Francisco can’t afford another home loss, and as long as Jim Harbaugh stays basic, the 49ers should overcome what looks to be a sucker spread.

Aaron Rodgers on Whether He'll be on the Injury Report: "Probably, Maybe. We'll See"

http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com...l-see/related/ (http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2012/10/16/aaron-rodgers-on-whether-hell-be-on-the-injury-report-probably-maybe-well-see/related/)

GameTime
10-18-2012, 10:53 AM
I will be the first to thank you today.....

thanks Ro......:cool:

Sanntee31
10-18-2012, 11:48 AM
Thanks R.F.!! I need this, was away for 3 days, had a lot to catch up on lol!!

RoanokeFan
10-18-2012, 11:52 AM
I will be the first to thank you today.....

thanks Ro......:cool:

How goes it, my friend? A great test is coming up on Sunday

RoanokeFan
10-18-2012, 11:52 AM
Thanks R.F.!! I need this, was away for 3 days, had a lot to catch up on lol!!

Enjoy

BeatYale
10-18-2012, 11:58 AM
Thanks bro.

RoanokeFan
10-18-2012, 12:02 PM
Thanks bro.

You're welcome

GameTime
10-18-2012, 12:06 PM
How goes it, my friend? A great test is coming up on Sunday
All good. Very pumped for Sunday....then again I always am.

BigBlue1971
10-18-2012, 12:30 PM
thanks Roanoke!

RG3 everywhere! hope hes on his back on Sunday.

RoanokeFan
10-18-2012, 12:32 PM
All good. Very pumped for Sunday....then again I always am.

I've not seen Washington play this season but I hear their defense isn't that good. Garcon is likely out as well. So we need to really bottle up RG III and contain the running game

Old Giant
10-18-2012, 01:53 PM
I live west of DC and have watched the Skins. They have a good tight end and a decent rushing attack along with RGIII. Moss can still get open for long passes. The defense is fairly adequate. They believe they have the parts to really compete now.
The Giants can not get all sack happy and lose containment on the ends. RGIII is crazy quick and does not hesitate to run.

Thanks for the news RF.

RoanokeFan
10-18-2012, 01:57 PM
thanks Roanoke!

RG3 everywhere! hope hes on his back on Sunday.

If all goes according to plan, we should have another win.

RoanokeFan
10-18-2012, 01:58 PM
I live west of DC and have watched the Skins. They have a good tight end and a decent rushing attack along with RGIII. Moss can still get open for long passes. The defense is fairly adequate. They believe they have the parts to really compete now.
The Giants can not get all sack happy and lose containment on the ends. RGIII is crazy quick and does not hesitate to run.

Thanks for the news RF.

Discipline and Contain seem to be the watch words for this game

GameTime
10-18-2012, 02:23 PM
I've not seen Washington play this season but I hear their defense isn't that good. Garcon is likely out as well. So we need to really bottle up RG III and contain the running game

no doubt. Would love to see a dominant game from the Giants D.
A nice calm 27 to 10 win would be nice.

ashleymarie
10-18-2012, 02:33 PM
Nice Read. Tks.

RoanokeFan
10-18-2012, 02:40 PM
Nice Read. Tks.

You're welcome

RoanokeFan
10-18-2012, 02:42 PM
no doubt. Would love to see a dominant game from the Giants D.
A nice calm 27 to 10 win would be nice.

I can't help thinking Kiwanuka was the key on the DLine against the 49ers and I would expect Fewell to put him back there this week

GameTime
10-18-2012, 03:22 PM
I can't help thinking Kiwanuka was the key on the DLine against the 49ers and I would expect Fewell to put him back there this week
Chase lined up there as DT too. I saw in Snap's highlights but didnt realize during the game....

RoanokeFan
10-18-2012, 03:54 PM
Chase lined up there as DT too. I saw in Snap's highlights but didnt realize during the game....

I miss so much during the games lol But whatever worked last week would, it seems to me, to be prudent to repeat, at least in terms the scheme if not the particular players.

Captain Chaos
10-18-2012, 08:23 PM
Thanks Roanoke!

RoanokeFan
10-19-2012, 06:27 AM
Thanks Roanoke!

You're welcome