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    NEWS, NOTES, RUMORS, AND GOSSIP: TUESDAY, MAY 29, 2012 - 9:27 P.M.

    HERE NOW THE NEWS

    NEWS
    ARTICLES ABOUT THE NEW YORK FOOTBALL GIANTS ARE POSTED DAILY AND
    UPDATES ARE ADDED THROUGHOUT THE DAY. GENERAL SPORTS NEWS LINKS ARE
    ALSO INCLUDED.





    NEWARK STAR LEDGER

    GIANTS' PRINCE AMUKAMARA RUNS FOR THE FIRST TIME SINCE UNDERGOING FOOT PROCEDURE

    "The Giants are optimistic that Hakeem
    Nicks will be able to make a full and speedy recovery
    after breaking the
    fifth metatarsal of his right foot last Thursday. If anything, they hope his
    recovery will be better than Prince Amukamara's last season.


    Amukamara suffered the injury during the first week of training camp last
    August and was off the field for about 15 weeks. He didn't appear in a game
    until Week 9 against the Eagles.




    Amukamara said he felt 100 percent by the end of the season, but still
    underwent a procedure in which an injection was made in his foot to promote
    healing.




    "The bone wasn't healing as fast as they wanted it to even though I said I
    felt great," Amukamara said today at the annual Giants Foundation golf outing at
    Westchester Country Club to benefit youth-related charities in the Tri-state
    area. "But they just wanted to make sure everything looked good and matched with
    how I felt."




    Today, Amukamara ran for the first time since he the procedure was done in
    March.




    "I started running on the grass today," Amukamara said. "They just told me to
    do the little stuff: karaoke, run some sprints, and do the figure eight just to
    see if I felt any tenderness. But I didn't so things are looking good right
    now."




    Amukamara said it was easy to stay in shape while recovering because of
    various training techniques that avoid stress on the foot and it's possible that
    he can join his teammates at veterans minicamp next month.




    "I think it just depends on how I'm feeling," Amukamara said. "If I start
    feeling 100 percent everyday and there's not soreness, I think they'll let me
    in."



    GIANTS' HAKEEM NICKS HOPES TO BE READY FOR START OF TRAINING CAMP

    "Tom Coughlin was standing about half a football field away when Hakeem Nicks ran
    a simple hook route without defenders, or "on air," and pulled up lame during
    the Giants' second organized team activity last Thursday.


    "Oh, he rolled his ankle over," Coughlin thought as his star wide receiver
    hobbled meekly.




    Fellow wide receiver Domenik Hixon, also participating in the drill, said he
    assumed the same. But within minutes, after Nicks had his right foot wrapped and
    was taken off the field, news came that he had broken the fifth metatarsal in
    his right foot.




    The next day Nicks was in Charlotte undergoing surgery and the team estimates
    he will be out around 12 weeks. That timetable would mean a return in mid-August
    during training camp.




    Coughlin said he spoke to Nicks Sunday night and the fourth-year receiver is
    optimistic -- so much so that he hopes to be ready for the start of training
    camp on July 26.




    "'I'll be back for training camp' were his final words," Coughlin said today
    at the annual Giants Foundation golf outing at Westchester Country Club to
    benefit youth-related charities in the Tri-state area. "And I said, 'OK, well I
    would accept it if it was maybe a day or two after the start of camp, that'd be
    fine.' But I really appreciated his optimism and the fact that he was doing
    everything he possibly could."




    Coughlin said Nicks' foot is in a cast, elevated, and "pretty much
    pain-free."




    The timetable for such an injury varies case-by-case to some degree. Hixon,
    who broke the same bone when he was training for the combine out of college,
    said it takes about three months. Prince Amukamara suffered the injury during
    the first week of training camp last August and was out for about 15 weeks.




    The team is confident that it will be a matter of how much of training camp
    Nicks misses and not whether he'll be back in time for the Sept. 5 season opener
    against Dallas. Despite not being able to run, there are various techniques to
    keep in shape while avoiding stress on the foot.




    "He stays in shape," Hixon said. "It's not going to be an in-shape thing.
    It's just a matter of time. You can't speed up time."




    Nicks' injury leaves the Giants with 10 wide receivers on the roster and
    Coughlin said the team isn't looking to add a veteran wideout to the mix – and
    that includes former Giant Plaxico Buress.




    "No," Coughlin mouthed as he shook his head when asked if the team was
    considering bringing the troubled veteran back.




    Instead, they'll give the extra reps to those already on the roster.




    "[We'll] look for the next Victor Cruz," Coughlin said. "How's that one?"




    Candidates include Hixon, who has missed the last two seasons with ACL tears,
    and Rueben Randle, whose surprised drop to the end of the second round is now
    more than just a luxury pick for the Giants. But for the rookie out of LSU, his
    approach won't alter in Nicks' absence.




    "Just continue to go out there do what you been doing," Randle said. "It's
    still football at the end of the day. Just keep learning. It's a learning
    process for me each and every day so as long as I keep going out there and
    getting better at practice and getting more reps."


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    http://www.nj.com/giants/

    NY DAILY NEWS

    COUGHLIN DOESN'T SEE PLAXICO BACK IN BLUE

    "The Giants tried to bring back former receiving star Plaxico Burress
    once. But they have no plans to do it again.



    With one vigorous shake of his head, Giants head coach Tom Coughlin made that
    clear on Tuesday morning, just before the Giants Foundation Golf Outing at the
    Westchester Country Club. Big Blue lost top wideout Hakeem Nicks to a broken
    foot on Thursday, and aside from Victor Cruz, there is precious little
    experience in the Giants receiving corps.




    But Coughlin quickly dismissed any thought of bringing back Burress, who
    spent last season with the Jets and is currently a free agent. When the
    wideout's name was brought up, the coach shook his head and mouthed one word:
    "No."




    Burress played four seasons with the Giants and caught the game-winning
    touchdown in Super Bowl XLII, a 17-14 upset over the previously unbeaten New
    England Patriots. The wide receiver’s run with the team ended in 2008 when he
    shot himself in the leg at a Manhattan nightclub on Nov. 29, 2008. The Giants
    were 10-1 before the Burress incident and went 2-3 over the season’s final five
    weeks and lost to the Eagles in the NFC Divisional round.




    Burress served 21 months in prison after pleading guilty to attempted
    criminal possession of a weapon. He signed with the Jets last season and caught
    45 passes for 612 yards. He was tied for the team lead with eight
    touchdowns."

    http://www.nydailynews.com/sports/football/giant


    NY POST

    NICKS TELLS COACH COUGHLIN HE'LL BE BACK FOR TRAINING CAMP

    "Hakeem Nicks this past Friday had a screw inserted into his right foot to
    help hasten the healing process in his broken fifth metatarsal bone and on
    Sunday he was chatting with Giants coach Tom Coughlin, promising a
    quicker-than-anticipated return.



    “He was resting comfortably Sunday night and of course he’s very optimistic –
    ‘I’ll be back for training camp’ were his final words,’’ Coughlin said Tuesday
    at the Giants Foundation golf outing at Westchester Country Club, which raises
    money for youth-related charities in the tri-state area. “I said ‘OK,’ I would
    accept it if it was maybe a day or two after the start of camp, that’d be fine.
    I really appreciated his optimism. He was doing everything he possibly could. He
    flew out that very night and the next day he was having the surgery.’’




    The Giants have put a timetable of 12 weeks for Nicks to heal and be ready to
    return, which would put him back on the field the third week of August, after
    training camp wraps up at the University at Albany. Camp runs from July 26 to
    August 14 but the Giants have preseason games on August 24 and 29 and their
    first regular-season game, against the Cowboys, is not until Sept. 5. If all
    goes according to schedule, Nicks should make it back for the opener.




    Receiver Domenik Hixon knows all about coming back from a fractured fifth
    metatarsal, as he experienced that injury in 2006 while training for the NFL
    Scouting Combine.




    “It takes about three months or so,’’ Hixon said, confirming the Giants’
    initial timeframe. “It’s not really the healing part, it’s getting back into
    shape and doing all that. [Nicks] stays in shape so that won’t be a problem.’’




    The big challenge, Hixon said, is conditioning, as the broken foot means no
    running.




    “Our trainers staff, they do a great job of having you in condition even
    though you’re not running,’’ Hixon said. “You’d be surprised the stuff they come
    up with.’’




    Cornerback Prince Amukamara fractured his fifth metatarsal as a rookie last
    summer in his second training camp practice and did not play again for 15 weeks.




    “It varies on the person who heals the fastest,’’ Amukamara said. “I’m sure
    he’s gonna come back great.




    “Some people can come back in six weeks, some people it takes them three
    months.’’




    Amukamara still hasn’t fully healed from the broken foot, which was why
    immediately following the season he had an injection to help accelerate the
    healing process. He ran for the first time Tuesday on grass.




    “It feels great,’’ Amukamara said. “They just told me do some little stuff,
    run some sprints, do the figure eight to see if I felt any tenderness but I
    didn’t. Things are looking good right now.’’




    Amukamara figures if he continues to progress he will be allowed to
    participate in the June 12-14 veteran mini-camp. If not, he says he’ll be 100
    percent for training camp."


    ##



    http://www.nypost.com/sports/giants

    THE BERGEN RECORD


    GIANTS WILL OPEN TRAINING CAMP JULY 26TH IN ALBANY, NY

    "After a one-year hiatus due to the NFL Lockout, the New York Giants have officially announced that they will
    return to the University at Albany for training camp in 2012. The team
    will report to the state capital on July 26th and remain until camp ends on
    August 14th.
    “I think some people got worried when they won the Super Bowl that Tom
    Coughlin would say, ‘Well we won it, why do we need to go back?’ " Kevin
    Galuski, the assistant athletic director at the University at Albany said in March. “I never thought
    that."



    Although some things are scheduled to change at UAlbany in 2012, namely the
    use of Field 1 which will likely be a construction site, the Giants should have
    no problems finding all the space they need.





    “They’ll have everything they need," Galuski said.




    A week after Big Blue defeated the New England Patriots in Super Bowl XLVI,
    President and CEO John Mara made a promise that the team would return to Albany,
    where they had previously held camp since 1996.





    "The University at Albany and the Capital Region has been a
    great summer home for us for 15 years, and we have every intention of returning
    there in 2012," Mara said in February.




    Giants 101 will be there. Will you?

    GIANTS' WIDE RECEIVERS: LOOKING AT THE BRIGHT SIDE OF HAKEEM NICKS' INJURY

    "The New York
    Giants
    wide receivers suffered a tremendous loss on Thursday when Hakeem
    Nicks
    fractured the fifth metatarsal in his right foot. After last
    offseason and the flurry of devastating injuries that plagued several key
    players such as Jonathon Goff, Prince Amukamara and Osi Umenyoira, one can not
    help but to get nervous that a repeat could be in store this offseason.


    Obviously, nobody wants to see such a great talent like Nicks get hurt;
    however, his absence will give other members of the Giants' young receiving core
    an opportunity to get more reps in practice and more experience in preseason
    games. Let's take a look at who the Giants will turn to while Nicks is rehabbing
    his foot, and we will also examine how they can benefit from the increased
    exposure they will receive.




    Victor
    Cruz
    -
    Cruz shocked the world last year when he came from
    nowhere to break AmaniToomer's franchise receiving record; however, he
    benefited immensely from the attention defense's had to pay to Hakeem
    Nicks
    and even Mario
    Manningham
    . With Manningham gone and Nicks injured, Cruz will see increased
    attention from defenses in both practice and early preseason games. Furthermore,
    Cruz saw most of his success last season while playing in the slot. The injury
    to Nicks will force the Giants to explore playing Cruz on the outside, which
    could increase his versatility throughout the season.




    Rueben
    Randle
    The rookie 2nd round pick out of LSU
    has received rave reviews from the New York
    Giants
    coaching staff, and could be the greatest beneficiary of
    HakeemNicks' absence. Without Nicks in the lineup, Randle will be taking first
    team reps throughout training camp. Increased first team reps can be invaluable
    experience for a rookie, and will also help him build chemistry with quarterback
    Eli Manning.




    Domenik
    Hixon
    Hixon is coming of two seasons of
    back-to-back ACL tears; however, he is healthy again and hopefully able to
    contribute to the team. If Hixon still possesses that break away speed that we
    have seen from him in the past, he could be a natural replacement for Mario
    Manningham
    , who was always a deep threat down the field. Without Nicks for
    at least the beginning of training camp, Hixon will have increased opportunities
    to showcase his ability.




    Ramses
    Barden
    Barden can be viewed as a poor man's
    Plaxico Burress. He does not possess tremendous speed or elite catching ability,
    but he stands 6'4 and weighs 224lbs. Barden is a physical player that is capable
    of taking advantage of smaller defenders. This year is a make or break year for
    Barden, the 4th year player out of Cal Poly, who has been plagued by injury
    throughout his career. With Nicks out of commission for an extended period of
    time, this could be Barden's last opportunity to prove his critics wrong.




    Jerrel
    Jernigan
    The second year 3rdround pick out
    of Troy saw very few opportunities to showcase his abilities last year. Although
    Tom Coughlan and Jerry Reese talked about Jernigan as a potential option at the
    3rd receiver earlier in the preseason, they went ahead and drafted Rueben
    Randle
    anyway. Look for Jernigan to come into training camp with a chip on
    his shoulder and take advantage of whatever opportunities he is given.




    Although Hakeem
    Nicks
    ' initial prognosis called for a 12 week recovery, ESPN's
    AdamSchefterreported that he could be back to full strength within 4-6
    weeks.Schefter'sreport could be optimistic because the Giants surely will not
    rush such a key asset likeHakeemNicks back on the field before he is one
    hundred percent healthy, and it is likely that he will miss at least a portion
    of training camp.




    Immediately after Nicks went down, speculation arose that the Giants could
    look to free agency to add depth, andPlaxicoBurress' name was even floated out there. It would be
    uncharacteristic of General Manger Jerry Reese to make a flashy signing at this
    point of the offseason. Therefore, it is more likely the Giants will look within
    their current receiving to core step up until Nicks recovers fully.




    The increased reps that are going to be given to the younger receivers such
    as Randle, Jernigan, and Barden could enable one of them to have a breakout year
    similar to that of Victor
    Cruz
    last year.When Nicks returns, he will be coming back to a receiving
    core that will be more NFL ready than it otherwise would have been. Look for the
    New York
    Giants
    receivers to continue to be extremely dangerous in 2012."

    http://www.giants101.com/

    BIG BLUE VIEW

    GIANTS' PLAYERS UNDER PRESSURE: SPENCER PAYSINGER

    "Outside linebacker Spencer
    Paysinger
    surprisingly made the New York Giants
    roster in 2011 as an undrafted free agent from Oregon. Paysinger has his work
    cut out for him in 2012 to keep that roster spot.



    Paysinger tied for fourth on the team last season with eight special teams
    tackles. He played only 50 defensive snaps the entire regular season, however,
    registering five tackles.





    Paysinger faces tough competition in a linebacking corps even more crowded
    than it was last season. There are currently 11 linebackers on the Giants
    roster, including three veteran players who were not part of the team when
    Paysinger made the 53-man roster a season ago. Chase
    Blackburn
    returns. Keith Rivers
    was acquired from Cincinnati via trade. Clint Sintim
    is back for one more try after a pair of knee injuries.




    Paysinger is most likely a weak side, or WILL, linebacker. Unfortunately for
    him, both Michael Boley
    and Jacquian
    Williams
    are ahead of him at that spot. Rivers has also been a WILL. On the
    other side the Giants have Mathias
    Kiwanuka
    , Sintim and could move Mark
    Herzlich
    or even Greg Jones to the strong side, or SAM.




    Paysinger is a good player with coverage skills as a linebacker and the
    ability to help on coverage teams. Will that be enough to get him a spot on the
    2012 53-man roster? Only time will tell, but right now the numbers don't look
    good for him."




    GARY MYERS DIDN'T DO THIS, DID HE? YES HE DID

    "Gary Myers of the New York Daily News
    just had to do it
    . In the wake of Mario
    Manningham's
    defection to the San Francisco
    49ers
    and Hakeem Nicks'
    broken foot, Myers had to go and start spouting Plaxico
    Burress
    to the New York Giants
    nonsense.



    Here is what Myers wrote.





    Just a thought: Could Hakeem Nicks’ broken right foot lead the Giants to
    look into bringing back Plaxico Burress?




    He’s not returning to the Jets — they’ve
    already reassigned his locker — and is still on the market as a free agent. He
    would give the Giants a veteran presence, especially in the red zone. He had
    only 45 receptions for 612 yards last year, but did catch eight touchdowns. One
    year ago, right out of prison, Burress to the Giants was a bad idea — it would
    have been a circus. Even so, the Giants still offered him a one-year
    non-guaranteed $4 million contract (the base was $1 million with $2.5 million in
    incentives and up to $500,000 in roster bonuses). He turned it down to take the
    Jets offer of $3.017 million guaranteed.




    Sources insist the Giants were Burress’ first choice, but he couldn’t turn
    down the Jets money after all the income he lost being in prison for two
    seasons. Burress would be much less of a distraction with the Giants one year
    later after they won another Super Bowl. But he will be 35 in August and last
    year lacked the burst he had earlier in his career. Was it because of age or
    missing two seasons?





    It's still a bad idea. And from where I sit it's about as likely to happen as
    Ryan
    Perrilloux
    beating out Eli Manning to
    become the Giants starting quarterback. In other words, it's not happening.




    This isn't even a rumor. It is simply Myers, with no sources or indication
    that there might have been discussions, name-dropping to sell a few copies of
    the Daily News and drive a little traffic to the News' website. Which,
    unfortunately, I am probably helping him do right now.




    Why would the Giants do this? Nicks is hurt right now. So, what? Indications
    are he should be back early in the regular season, if not for the beginning of
    the regular season. The Giants don't do panic, and they don't do the circus act
    -- at least not on purpose. Burress would definitely be a panic move, and I
    don't care how many years removed from the Giants or prison the guy is he would
    still be bringing the circus to town.




    The high-profile veteran with a checkered past on the downside of his career
    is not the type of player the Giants sign. If they do sign veterans they go for
    the low-key guys for whom they have a specific role in mind -- like Deon Grant. Not
    guys whose primary role is to generate headlines.




    Let's see what second-round pick Rueben Randle can develop into. Let's see if
    Jerrel
    Jernigan
    , third-round pick a season ago, can make the leap from non-factor
    as a rookie to productive player in his second season. That is what Manningham,
    also a third-round pick did. Let's see if Ramses Barden
    can finally do something to justify his spot on the roster. Let's see if Domenik Hixon
    has anything left after two torn ACLs.




    And let's stop talking about Burress. Please."




    NY GIANTS' NEWS AND NOTES: BACK TO WORK EDITION

    "Good morning fellow Giants fans. No, the Giants are not back to work this
    week, but most of you are. We hope you had an excellent Memorial Day weekend.
    Now for a short work week and a little BBV to help you get through it. Let's see
    what's happening this morning, starting with the item that is on all Giants'
    fans minds--Hakeem
    Nicks
    ...



    Is
    Hakeem Nicks officially 'injury-prone?' - NFL Nation Blog -
    ESPN

    But it's not unfair at this point to call the guy
    injury-prone. It's just not. He's had some kind of physical issue that has cost
    him some time every year since he entered the league. He's played through pain
    and injuries and performed well in spite of them, and that's admirable. And
    labeling a guy as injury-prone doesn't mean he isn't great or can't continue to
    be.




    New
    York Giants WR Hakeem Nicks' Foot Surgery Gives Mike Wallace More Reason to Skip
    OTAs - Behind the Steel Curtain

    Reports indicate Giants WR Hakeem
    Nicks' foot surgery was successful. hat's a good thing for Nicks and the Giants.
    And Steelers fans
    should be resigned to understanding why WR Mike Wallace is not participating in
    OTAs.




    I don't agree with this rationale. Nicks could have gotten hurt stepping out
    of his car, or working out at the gym. You just never know.




    Hakeem
    Nicks of New York Giants had foot surgery Friday, source says - ESPN
    Dallas

    New York Giants
    wide receiver Hakeem Nicks underwent surgery on his right foot Friday, a source
    confirmed to ESPNNewYork.com. The Giants said Nicks is expected to miss
    approximately 12 weeks, but a person familiar with the wide receiver's injury
    told ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter that it was more of a "four-to-six week"
    recovery period. The person told Schefter the team's regular-season opener
    against the Dallas Cowboys on
    Sept. 5 is still "in play."





    Tebow
    6,971, Giants 2,104 -- The Way Both Teams Like It - SB Nation New
    York

    Tim Tebow and
    the New York Jets 6,971.
    Hakeem Nicks and the New York Giants 2,104. These are the word counts generated
    by the major stories involving New York's two NFL teams last week, as charted by
    Sports Illustrated football guru Peter King. King is virtually apoplectic over
    this turn of events, calling it "Tebowland" and writing in his Monday Morning
    Quarterback column, "This is where you lose me with the Tebow stuff." Does this
    surprise anyone other than King? It shouldn't, and it certainly does not
    surprise me. This is the way both teams like it.




    NY
    Jets linebacker Bart Scott does not want son to play football as NFL continues
    to battle with concussion issue - NY Daily News

    Just a thought:
    Could Hakeem Nicks’ broken right foot lead the Giants to look into bringing back
    Plaxico
    Burress
    ? He’s not returning to the Jets — they’ve already reassigned his
    locker — and is still on the market as a free agent. He would give the Giants a
    veteran presence, especially in the red zone.




    Ed Valentine will have more thoughts on Myers starting up the rumor mill on
    Plax again later this morning.




    Giants
    Offseason Report: Is New York Poised To Repeat? - SBNation.com

    On
    paper, it certainly looks like a better Giants team than the one that had been
    written off throughout the 2011 season. Expectations will be high for the Giants
    in 2012.




    Mark
    Wiedmer: Eli Manning's Best of Preps visit ties in to a favorite message |
    timesfreepress.com

    "I've probably spoken to more groups like this
    one this year than ever before because of the Super Bowl [win over New England
    in February]," Manning said. "And the most important thing I try to get across
    to young people -- whether it's athletics, academics, playing in the band,
    whatever you do -- is that you ultimately get out of something what you put into
    it. A great work ethic goes a long way."




    Ya gotta love Eli, and the Manning family in general. They certainly
    understand the concept of giving back.




    John
    Dudley: Survey says ... Cowboys need to live up to their reputation |
    GoErie.com/Erie Times-News

    The Cowboys were named by 8.8 percent
    of respondents, compared with the second-place Green Bay
    Packers
    , who received 7.2 percent of the vote. The Steelers tied the New
    York Giants for third.




    Harper
    wants Saints, Spagnuolo to maintain Williams' intensity -
    NFL.com

    The man charged with rallying the troops is Steve
    Spagnuolo, the former St. Louis Rams coach
    and New York Giants coordinator who led Big Blue's defense to a Super Bowl
    victory in 2007. Darlington: Saints need not
    worry What's missing from Saints OTAs? Franchise QB Drew Brees. But Jeff
    Darlington says there's no need to panic ... yet. More ... That resume, and
    Spagnuolo's air of confidence, appear to be winning over the Saints' veteran
    players, according to The Times-Picayune.




    Lawrence
    Tynes wowed by bayfront stadium | Pensacola News Journal |
    pnj.com

    Known for knowing how to use his right foot, New York
    Giants kicker Lawrence
    Tynes
    got a chance to use his arm. The two-time Super Bowl champion threw
    out the first pitch before the Blue Wahoos’ contest against the Mississippi
    Braves on Friday night at the Community Maritime Park stadium. Perhaps he should
    use that right arm a little bit more. Tynes threw a strike to Wahoos catcher
    Mark Fleury, but like any good kicker, he didn’t take the field cold.




    I'll leave you all with one tidbit from my weekend--at a cookout Monday, my
    next-door neighbor, who is a Packers' fan, says to me after I told him the Eagles are
    being picked to win the NFC East again, "I hate the Eagles." My response? "Not
    as much as I do!" I know you all can relate. Have a great start to the week,
    everyone."

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    PELZMAN: HANDS-ON REX RYAN MORE INVOLVED

    "
    A slimmed-down Rex Ryan has continued to lose weight since having lap-band
    surgery in March 2010. Yet while there is less of Rex to go around these days,
    the Jets head coach seems more ubiquitous than ever at the Florham Park
    complex.


    Cornerback Darrelle Revis recently said Ryan has been in every defensive
    meeting the Jets have had this spring. Since the disappointing 2011 season
    ended, Ryan has said he intends to be more involved with the defense than he was
    last year.




    "I need to" get more involved, Ryan said last week, adding, "It’s not just
    with the defense. For me, I’m the guy that needs to be around the players. …
    I’ve been in more offensive meetings than I was last year … going around to
    different groups.




    "I’m trying to do everything I can."




    That’s because no postseason appearance following two consecutive AFC
    title-game appearances still haunts Ryan.




    "It stings me the fact that I let the fans down," he said. "I let myself
    down; that kills me, no question. … I want it. I want it for this franchise.
    More than anything, I want it for our players and I want it for the man [owner
    Woody Johnson] that had the courage to hire me. So, heck yeah, it stings, no
    question."




    Ryan said he intends to change the starting time of his daily media briefings
    so he can watch more film.




    "For me to be at my best," he said, "I need to do something I’m decent at,
    which is coach."




    So this players’ coach will be more hands-on as he tries to avoid a repeat of
    what happened during the 2011 campaign, when Ryan admittedly lost the pulse of a
    troubled locker room.




    Granted, most of the trouble in that room emanated from moody Santonio
    Holmes, and Ryan has been careful to say only positive things about the talented
    but mercurial wide receiver over the past few months. It appears the task of
    being the bad cop riding herd on Holmes will fall to new offensive coordinator
    Tony Sparano, whom the offensive players are calling a "no-nonsense" kind of
    guy.




    Meanwhile, good cop Ryan will try to coax more out of his players, something
    he could not do last season."



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    Thanks RF.

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    [quote user="nygsb42champs"]Thanks RF.[/quote]

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    thanks Roanoke!




    im sure the media and others read our message board as evident by the "LOOKING AT THE BRIGHT SIDE OF HAKEEM NICKS' INJURY".




    at lot of that info was in a thread on the board last week! lol


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    [quote user="BigBlue1971"]

    thanks Roanoke!




    im sure the media and others read our message board as evident by the "LOOKING AT THE BRIGHT SIDE OF HAKEEM NICKS' INJURY".




    at lot of that info was in a thread on the board last week! lol

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