did not participate in any of the OTAs or the mini-camp due to a back injury
suffered during offseason training. There is apparently some concern over
whether or not Beatty will be ready when training camp begins July 27 at the
University at Albany.
"We need him. He has got to be there. We have lost to what amounts to three
starters in the last two years on the offensive line. You can't keep doing that
and not be effective," Gilbride said
. "If you lose him that means four starters in
the offensive line. Then it doesn't matter how good your quarterback is. It
doesn't matter how good your receivers are. It doesn't matter the explosiveness.
Those guys enable our skill guys to play. So, yeah, I'll be very concerned if he
Beatty started 10 games in 2011 before missing the remainder of the season
with a detached retina.
"We have Sean Locklear
and hopefully he was going to be a backup for us. We were hoping James Brewer
is going to come. Those guys still have to come into play. But we are thin. We
are not thin numerically but with experienced, proven guys that you can say,
'Hey, we feel real good about,' " said Gilbride.
"You can't lose that many guys in one spot - especially that spot - and not
be concerned. Somebody has to step up. Lose Will Beatty - that would be the
fourth starter in the last two years. That is too many; that's too
Bradshaw on track for Giants training camp - NFL.com
Giants RB Ahmad
says he has completely recovered from a procedure in March, in
which he had bone marrow from his hip injected into his foot.
discusses Ballard shocker and LeBron - Giants Blog - ESPN New York
he was "shocked" when the Patriots
claimed his favorite tight end target, Jake Ballard
earlier this week.
Blitz - June 15: DT Bernard back to work
Today in the Blitz, defensive
tackle Rocky Bernard
returns to the Giants for his fourth season with the team and his 11th
running back David Wilson of New York Giants praised by coaches and teammates
for explosiveness - NYPOST.com
The elephant in the room has been replaced
by a rabbit. Thunder has been replaced by Lightning. A Streetcar Named Ire has
been replaced by a Speedboat Named Desire. Goliath has been replaced by David
Patriots and Eagles top board; Giants at No. 6 - NFL.com
above, the Giants face a daunting task in repeating as Super Bowl champions.
Having a gifted quarterback in Eli Manning eases some of the pressure, not to
mention an outstanding head coach in Tom Coughlin and that game-changing
defensive line. Running back Brandon
and receiver Mario
are the two biggest losses, but all the other key stars are
if the NFL employed an NBA-style draft lottery? - NFL.com
On the heels of
the NBA Draft Lottery, Chad Reuter couldn't help but ponder an obvious question:
What if the NFL employed a similar lottery format? Andrew Luck
might not be in Indianapolis ...
McCarthy still stewing over Packers' playoff loss to Giants -
"It'll always bother me," Mike McCarthy told NFL.com on Thursday.
then paused, before firing off five straight sentences about the respect he has
for his Giants counterpart Tom Coughlin, to be sure his adversary on that
afternoon got his due: "I think he's one of the top coaches in the league. I
just really like the way he goes about it, always have." But then it was right
back to describing how he felt, and still feels, about the 37-20 beatdown on the
Packers' home turf."