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    NOTEBOOK: RUTGERS' DUO IMPRESSES

    "The New York Giants finished their second day of practices at rookie camp.


    If this was the last chance for some to make an impression on the
    Giants, some players made favorable ones.

    The Giants saw glimpses of
    some big-play ability out of first-round running back David
    Wilson
    and second-round wide receiver Rueben Randle.


    Wilson showed nice burst and was shifty on cuts during the non-contact
    practices. He also showed an ability to catch out of the backfield, but has to
    continue to learn how to pass protect.

    Randle dropped some passes but
    also made big catches like a deep reception he had on Friday against third-round
    corner Jayron Hosley.

    Defensive coordinator
    Perry Fewell thinks Hosley has talent to work with. Hosley also
    was the main punt returner during rookie camp.

    "Jayron Hosley still has
    a lot to learn," Fewell said. "We see some athletic ability and talent there. He
    has got to progress with the speed of the game in the NFL and the pace of
    practice. But I think there is a lot to work with there."

    Tight
    end Adrien Robinson predictably had some ups and downs during
    rookie camp. He can make a sensational high catch over the middle in traffic but
    also drop a routine catch, like he did on Saturday afternoon.

    As for
    some of the players who weren't drafted, running back/fullback Joe
    Martinek
    from Rutgers left a good impression on head coach Tom
    Coughlin
    .

    Martinek, one of the
    eight undrafted rookie free agents signed by the Giants
    , displayed
    versatility and quickness.

    "He has been pretty good the whole camp, to
    be honest with you. Very steady," Coughlin said. "I think probably he can play
    both spots. That would be good."

    Rutgers cornerback Brandon
    Bing
    , who was on the team's practice squad last year, also impressed by
    breaking up a few passes.

    "I call him 'Bada,'" Fewell said. "He is not a
    surprise because he worked and he is enthusiastic. He is showing what he can do.
    We are excited about him competing for one of those jobs this spring as well as
    this fall."

    One player who struggled on the second day was former
    Steelers second-rounder Limas Sweed. The 6-4 wide receiver, attempting
    a comeback after suffering an Achilles injury
    in 2010, dropped several
    passes in the afternoon session on Saturday.

    Sweed said he has a few
    more tryouts lined up with other teams after this one with the Giants.


    Former Southern Mississippi linebacker Korey Williams
    had a nice interception on Saturday while dropping back into coverage, but
    former Florida safety Will Hill was not where he needed to be
    on that play, drawing the ire of safeties coach Dave Merritt.


    SPACE EATERS: Fewell sounded excited about the addition
    of veteran defensive tackle Shaun Rogers.

    The Giants
    recently signed the 12-year veteran for depth behind Chris
    Canty
    and Linval Joseph. Fewell is hoping the
    350-pound Rogers will force teams to commit two offensive linemen to Rogers.


    "I have watched him throughout his career," Fewell said. "I thought he
    ran well [last year with New Orleans]. I thought he was a load in there; a big
    man that can push the pocket in the pass game. You better put two people on him.
    And that helps our defensive ends. And then a big anchor as far as the run game
    is concerned. He can swallow up a hole.

    "So he has got to get himself
    into football shape. We really like what we evaluated and we hope he is
    motivated enough to come in and provide us with that dominant guy up front."


    The Giants also have last year's second-round pick, Marvin
    Austin
    , at defensive tackle. Austin has not played in a football game
    in more than two years due to the NCAA scandal at North Carolina and a
    season-ending pectoral muscle suffered last preseason.

    Fewell said he is
    not worried about Austin being out of the game for the last two years.


    "I think that drives him a little bit more, because Marvin is a very
    hungry young player," Fewell said. "Now, the concern is, 'Wow, he hasn't seen
    this block or that block, or experienced this in such a long time that he is
    rusty.' But we are going to try to give him as many reps as we possibly can in
    the preseason to knock that rust off. I think Marvin is a good football player."


    HAPPY TRAILS: Veteran center Jamaal
    Jackson
    left rookie camp on Saturday, telling Coughlin that his heart
    was no longer into it.

    "He retired," Coughlin said. "He came in, he was
    very nice. He just said, 'Coach, I just don't feel like my heart is in it.'"


    Jackson started 72 games for the Eagles before trying out at rookie camp
    for the Giants."
    “Never argue with an idiot. They will only bring you down to their level and beat you with experience.” MB Rule # 1

  • #2
    Re: NOTEBOOK: RUTGERS' DUO IMPRESSES

    Didn't someone quit last camp too?

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    • #3
      Re: NOTEBOOK: RUTGERS' DUO IMPRESSES

      [quote user="Rat_bastich"]Didn't someone quit last camp too?[/quote]

      Yeah, Ben Patrick(TE) retired during training camp last year, I think hes back playing this year though.

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      • #4
        Re: NOTEBOOK: RUTGERS' DUO IMPRESSES

        "One player who struggled on the second day was former Steelers second-rounder Limas Sweed. The 6-4 wide receiver, attempting a comeback after suffering an Achilles injury in 2010, dropped several passes in the afternoon session on Saturday.

        Sweed said he has a few more tryouts lined up with other teams after this one with the Giants. "

        lol Steelers had to deal with his dropped passes for 2 seasons (7 catches total). This is a typical example of someone with the physical attributes to be a WR but simply can't catch the ball....

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        • #5
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          [quote user="RoanokeFan"]NOTEBOOK:* RUTGERS' DUO IMPRESSES

          "The New York Giants finished their second day of practices at rookie camp.


          If this was the last chance for some to make an impression on the
          Giants, some players made favorable ones.

          The Giants saw glimpses of
          some big-play ability out of first-round running back David
          Wilson
          and second-round wide receiver Rueben Randle.


          Wilson showed nice burst and was shifty on cuts during the non-contact
          practices. He also showed an ability to catch out of the backfield, but has to
          continue to learn how to pass protect.

          Randle dropped some passes but
          also made big catches like a deep reception he had on Friday against third-round
          corner Jayron Hosley.

          Defensive coordinator
          Perry Fewell thinks Hosley has talent to work with. Hosley also
          was the main punt returner during rookie camp.

          "Jayron Hosley still has
          a lot to learn," Fewell said. "We see some athletic ability and talent there. He
          has got to progress with the speed of the game in the NFL and the pace of
          practice. But I think there is a lot to work with there."

          Tight
          end Adrien Robinson predictably had some ups and downs during
          rookie camp. He can make a sensational high catch over the middle in traffic but
          also drop a routine catch, like he did on Saturday afternoon.

          As for
          some of the players who weren't drafted, running back/fullback Joe
          Martinek
          from Rutgers left a good impression on head coach Tom
          Coughlin
          .

          Martinek, one of the
          eight undrafted rookie free agents signed by the Giants
          , displayed
          versatility and quickness.

          "He has been pretty good the whole camp, to
          be honest with you. Very steady," Coughlin said. "I think probably he can play
          both spots. That would be good."

          Rutgers cornerback Brandon
          Bing
          , who was on the team's practice squad last year, also impressed by
          breaking up a few passes.

          "I call him 'Bada,'" Fewell said. "He is not a
          surprise because he worked and he is enthusiastic. He is showing what he can do.
          We are excited about him competing for one of those jobs this spring as well as
          this fall."

          One player who struggled on the second day was former
          Steelers second-rounder Limas Sweed. The 6-4 wide receiver, attempting
          a comeback after suffering an Achilles injury
          in 2010, dropped several
          passes in the afternoon session on Saturday.

          Sweed said he has a few
          more tryouts lined up with other teams after this one with the Giants.


          Former Southern Mississippi linebacker Korey Williams
          had a nice interception on Saturday while dropping back into coverage, but
          former Florida safety Will Hill was not where he needed to be
          on that play, drawing the ire of safeties coach Dave Merritt.


          SPACE EATERS: Fewell sounded excited about the addition
          of veteran defensive tackle Shaun Rogers.

          The Giants
          recently signed the 12-year veteran for depth behind Chris
          Canty
          and Linval Joseph. Fewell is hoping the
          350-pound Rogers will force teams to commit two offensive linemen to Rogers.


          "I have watched him throughout his career," Fewell said. "I thought he
          ran well [last year with New Orleans]. I thought he was a load in there; a big
          man that can push the pocket in the pass game. You better put two people on him.
          And that helps our defensive ends. And then a big anchor as far as the run game
          is concerned. He can swallow up a hole.

          "So he has got to get himself
          into football shape. We really like what we evaluated and we hope he is
          motivated enough to come in and provide us with that dominant guy up front."


          The Giants also have last year's second-round pick, Marvin
          Austin
          , at defensive tackle. Austin has not played in a football game
          in more than two years due to the NCAA scandal at North Carolina and a
          season-ending pectoral muscle suffered last preseason.

          Fewell said he is
          not worried about Austin being out of the game for the last two years.


          "I think that drives him a little bit more, because Marvin is a very
          hungry young player," Fewell said. "Now, the concern is, 'Wow, he hasn't seen
          this block or that block, or experienced this in such a long time that he is
          rusty.' But we are going to try to give him as many reps as we possibly can in
          the preseason to knock that rust off. I think Marvin is a good football player."


          HAPPY TRAILS: Veteran center Jamaal
          Jackson
          left rookie camp on Saturday, telling Coughlin that his heart
          was no longer into it.

          "He retired," Coughlin said. "He came in, he was
          very nice. He just said, 'Coach, I just don't feel like my heart is in it.'"


          Jackson started 72 games for the Eagles before trying out at rookie camp
          for the Giants."
          [/quote]Wow
          Football has been very, very good to us.
          After losing seasons 2013-15, the giants put up 11 wins in 16.. they are on way Back
          But for now we can console ourselves with this fact-

          # of Super Bowl victories since 1985:

          1-Chicago, St. Louis, Tampa Bay, Indianapolis, New Orleans, Seattle
          2-Washington, Green Bay, Pittsburgh, Baltimore
          3-San Francisco, Dallas, Denver
          4-New York Giants!!!
          5-NE
          Let's make it 5 in 2016 so we can be on a LINE NE again!!!

          ***Stat provided by "Schloss22"***

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          • #6
            Re: NOTEBOOK: RUTGERS' DUO IMPRESSES

            Any chance jersey joe makes the team? Have a foursome of Bradshaw, Wilson, Martinek, and Scott? Ware is easily replaceable and it sounds like Martinek is a tough guy and a hell of a blocker. He has great versatility and could be used for short yardage. So, is there a chance?
            Because he's got no knees and I know how to type.

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