Excerpt: "Victor Cruz once lit up the Giants-Jets preseason game in such a remarkable way that two summers later we’re still asking him about it. The site of him ripping the Jets for six catches, 145 yards and three touchdowns – much to the amazement of Jets coaches, whose surprise was caught on HBO’s Hard Knocks – is still burned into Giants’ fans memory.
The truth is, that’s one of the few truly memorable moments in my nearly 20 years of covering NFL preseason football, where the real action is usually much farther out of the spotlight. Preseason games are measured in small gains by established starters and usually unnoticeable ones by players much farther down the depth chart.
And by far, the most important thing is always hoping that nobody gets hurt." Read more...