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    NY GIANTS' NEWS AND NOTES: COMBINE EDITION

    NY GIANTS' NEWS AND NOTES: COMBINE EDITION

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    Good morning fellow Giants fans, and welcome to the Friday Combine edition. I
    know you're all excited about this annual NFL event *cough*, and I'll be
    watching some of it this weekend and reporting on it. Of course, I may liken it
    to watching paint dry or tagging along with the wife to buy spring flowers, but
    I'll have something on it nonetheless. Otherwise, there isn't a ton of news
    about the Giants right now, but we did manage to find a few things...







    Recommended Reading
    -- SB Nation New York's Mike Fiammetta
    completes a look at Giants free agents with a player-by-player look at the potential defensive free
    agents







    Combine
    watch: Giants back in Indy - Giants Blog - ESPN New York

    The New
    York Giants
    are back in Indianapolis. Not long after winning the Super Bowl
    here, the Giants begin the process of defending their title in Indy where the
    NFL Scouting Combine is going on. GM Jerry Reese and his staff will be looking
    at draft prospects for the upcoming draft. They will pick 32nd in the first
    round. While the Super Bowl champs could go the usual route of drafting best
    player available, there are some areas the Giants can address in the draft.
    Also, the Giants have some issues in free agency.




    The
    Associated Press: Rex Ryan: No Super Bowl guarantee this year

    In
    his return to the combine on Thursday, Ryan was apologetic. Before a single
    question was asked, he said the guarantee was a "huge mistake," an honest
    attempt to push his team that backfired. "It's something that I've been thinking
    about a great deal," he said. "Obviously, we had a terrible season. I take full
    responsibility for it. Part of that guarantee really contributed to it."





    New
    York Giants WR Victor Cruz has agreed to a deal to write a memoir that will
    chronicle his unique star - NFL News | FOX Sports on MSN

    Victor Cruz,
    the salsa-dancing standout wide receiver for the New York Giants, will soon be
    able to add author to his list of accomplishments. The Penguin USA imprint
    Celebra Books is said to have won a spirited auction for the post-Super Bowl
    memoir of Cruz, with an advance estimated to be in the mid-six-figure
    range.




    Hey, here is your gratuitous Victor Cruz mention!




    New
    York Giants 2012 team needs - NFL - SI.com

    Enlarge font The Super
    Bowl Champion Giants and head coach Tom Coughlin head into the offseason with
    some needs at the offensive tackle position and on the interior of the defensive
    line. With some mid-round needs at LB and also at the RB position, let's take a
    look at which prospects fit in New York.




    NFL
    clarifying rules on trading penalty yards for time - NFL - Yahoo!
    Sports

    The NFL competition committee is expected to come up with a
    clarification of what game officials can do to prevent what former coach Buddy
    Ryan was once famously punished for doing more than 20 years ago. After the New
    York Giants were penalized for having 12 players on the field in the closing
    seconds of their Super Bowl XLVI victory over the New England
    Patriots
    , many fans and critics wondered if teams would take advantage of
    the rule in end-game situations. Can the league prevent teams from using extra
    defenders with only the risk of a 5-yard penalty when clock time is more
    valuable than yards?




    Capitals
    in a dangerous place but could learn from New York Giants - Hard Hits - The
    Washington Post

    When positive belief is so strong with coaches and
    players the results can be mind boggling. A great example is this year’s Super
    Bowl champs. After struggling for much of the season and battling injuries, they
    were still able to find a way, much like where the Capitals are right now. They
    are battling injuries and struggling but like the New York Giants, if they
    believe enough in one another and their ability to rebound and regroup, there's
    no doubt in my mind that they can save their season.




    This is just interesting because teams in several sports are looking to the
    Giants for inspiration, and also because a former Giant --LaVar Arrington--wrote
    the piece.




    49ers'
    Whitner: We outplayed Giants, would have beaten Pats

    "Bits and
    pieces of it. I was probably watching reality TV or something. I didn't really
    want to watch it because, you know, we felt like we outplayed the Giants. We
    felt like that was our trophy to lose. We came up short. We felt like we had an
    opportunity to beat the Giants. We felt like we matched up well with the
    Patriots, and the Giants go home with the trophy. ... I feel like we would have
    beat the Patriots."




    Yeah, and if my aunt had stones, she'd be my uncle. Sour grapes, Donte.




    And I will leave you with this--another
    hilarious clip of Brandon Jacobs
    the week after the Super Bowl,
    following dinner with some teammates and friends at Abe & Arthur's. Someone
    asks him about Tom Brady's, errr,
    private life, and Jacobs responds with a pretty funny zinger."


    “Never argue with an idiot. They will only bring you down to their level and beat you with experience.” MB Rule # 1


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    Re: NY GIANTS' NEWS AND NOTES: COMBINE EDITION

    Thanks!

    Can't believe Whitner really thought they outplayed us. Our offense stalled for a bit but if I remember correctly it was mostly due to penalties. Plus when you add in that they were like 1 for 13 or something on 3rd down and no WR caught a pass until like the last minute of the game. To be honest I didn't even think the 9ers could drive down the field in OT(before the fumble) I figured they would just punt it back to us.

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    Thanks for the updates RF.

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    Thanks RF-Have a great weekend

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