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NEWARK STAR LEDGER
GIANTS' COACH TOM COUGHLIN ADDRESSES TEAM ABOUT JASON PIERRE-PAUL, PRINCE AMUKAMARA COLD TUB INCIDENT
By Monday morning, the Giants organization was well aware of the video Steve Weatherford recorded and posted on Twitter Friday that showed Jason Pierre-Paul tossing Prince Amukamara into a cold tub.
And throughout the locker room, players maintained the act wasn’t malicious. Rather, they asserted, it was standard “horseplay” that permeates NFL locker rooms. But, as Justin Tuck put it, the word of the day was “perception,” and language used in the video, along with Amukamara’s face after he emerged from the tub, put into question whether it was innocent fun." Read more...
HAKEEM NICKS LOOKS GOOD IN RETURN TO PRACTICE
Excerpt: "Jerry Reese walked off the field with Hakeem Nicks this afternoon, both with a smile on their face and Reese telling “Eighty-Eight” he looked pretty good on the field.
That was indeed the case in Nicks’ first full practice since breaking his foot during an OTA session in the spring. Well, “full” from the standpoint of Nicks’ taking reps in team drills, limited as his reps were.“He seemed to be pretty good, seemed to feel good,” coach Tom Coughlin said. “He moved around well and did a good job with it.” Read more ...
GIANTS' ELI MANNING COMING TO CHATHAM
New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning will hold a public autograph signing session in Chatham next month — his first public signing since winning the Superbowl earlier this year, according an announcement from Legends Gallery.
Manning, a twice-recognized Most Valuable Player in the Superbowl, will sign autographs at Legends Gallery on North Passaic Avenue on Sept. 24 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., according to the store’s website." Read more...
GIANTS' DAVID WILSON GETS FIRST TEAM REPS AT PRACTICE TODAY AHEAD OF DJ WARE
On Saturday against the Jets, D.J. Ware
dropped a screen pass, had trouble finding holes and allowed Aaron Maybin to get past him for a blocked punt.
Today, Ware was behind Giants rookieDavid Wilson on the depth chart, though Tom Coughlin claimed that was the plan all along and not necessarily a reaction to Ware’s performance on Saturday, particularly Ware’s gaining only 15 yards on 11 carries.“I don’t know about that aspect of it,” Coughlin said when asked if he was unhappy with the way Ware ran the ball. “Of course, he dropped the screen and that was right after the punt protection, so maybe that was on his mind. We’d like him to move forward but that was a big issue, obviously.“But no, this was scheduled. David’s going to move up and get some plays with the 1s.” Read more...
GIANTS' TOM COUGHLIN SAYS COLD TUB VIDEO "INAPPROPRIATE ON A COUPLE LEVELS"
"First, the language was inappropriate," he said. "No doubt about that. Anytime you have a player that could be injured, that's not a good move and I would be concerned about that as well."
Coughlin, who addressed his team about it this morning, said Steve Weatherford was wrong to post the video online "because there's trust in the locker room.""You don't think for one minute that would've happened if they said this was going to be public," Coughlin said." Read more...
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS
WILL BEATTY HOLDING OUT HOPE FOR THE OPENER
Excerpt: "There was a time not too long ago when Tom Coughlin’s updates on Will Beatty sounded more hopeful. Now the daily questions are met with a shake of the head. The longer Beatty is sidelined with a sciatic nerve issue in his back, the more frustrated the Giants coach seems to become at his left tackle." Read more...
WILSON RUNS WITH FIRST TEAM, CAN'T WAIT TO DO IT FRIDAY
Excerpt: "He’s videotaped himself doing backflips and run with such flair in practice that his teammates have tell him to tone things down.So maybe this next part won’t come as much of a surprise. David Wilson likes to amaze.“Any time I’m in a game, I try to get people to say, ‘Wow’,” Wilson said. “I want to wow people.”This week, Wilson is finally getting the chance to have that effect on his own coaches. The Giants’ first-round pick was elevated to the first team on Monday, and he could see extensive time with the top unit on Friday against the Chicago Bears.“He’ll get many snaps,” coach Tom Coughlin said Tuesday. “He probably won’t start, but he’ll get many snaps.” Read more...
VACCHIANO: TIME FOR GIANTS TO REMOVE HAZING FROM PLAYBOOK
Excerpt: If Amukamara had hit his head on the bottom of the tub or hit his surgically repaired foot on the side, there would be public outcry against Jason Pierre-Paul. If Randle, unable to hold himself up, had swallowed a lung full of water, everyone would’ve agreed it was wrong."
GIANTS' NICKS ON TARGET FOR OPENER
COACH TOM COUGHLIN WANTS GIANTS TO SET A GOOD EXAMPLE
Excerpt: "Amid the scrutiny of TubGate, Hakeem Nicks was a ray of sunshine for the Giants yesterday.
Their top wide receiver practiced in team drills for the first time since breaking a bone in his foot, performing well in limited action and making it virtually certain Nicks will be in uniform for the regular-season opener Sept. 5 against the Cowboys.
“He seemed to be pretty good,” coach Tom Coughlin said after Nicks participated in the two-hour workout and turned heads by making a touchdown grab over Prince Amukamara from Eli Manning. “He seemed to feel good and moved around well and did a good job with it.” Read more...
Excerpt: "t looked like hazing and sounded like hazing, but the suddenly besieged Giants insisted yesterday that TubGate absolutely, positively wasn’t hazing.
Adopting a nothing-to-see-here stance in the face of concern they suddenly have a locker-room bullying problem, the Giants all but waved off the recent Prince Amukamara dunking incident as “horseplay” while claiming it had already been forgotten.
In fact, coach Tom Coughlin and his players initially seemed more concerned punter Steve Weatherford had made the weeks-old incident public by posting it on Twitter than entertaining the idea that Jason Pierre-Paul tossing the terrified-looking Amukamara in a tub of ice water might be wrong." Read more...
NEW YORK POST
GIANTS' ACTIONS WERE SILLY, SOPHOMORIC B UT IT WASN'T BULLYING
Excerpt: "It wasn’t hazing. It wasn’t bullying. The real shame is not that it happened, but that it was made public and thus subject to the slings and arrows of the holier-than-thou chorus that doesn’t get the inner workings of an NFL locker room.
This is not about keeping dirty little secrets in house because there was nothing particularly dirty or secretive about Jason Pierre-Paul hoisting Prince Amukamara into the air, carrying him through a narrow corridor, turning a corner and then dumping him into a cold tub.
Here is the part Twitter-happy punter Steve Weatherford didn’t post on the internet for all the world to see (and much of the world to misinterpret):" Read more...
THE BERGEN RECORD
NEW YORK TIMES
WALL STREET JOURNAL
GIANTS' DAVID WILSON GETTING REPS WITH FIRST TEAM
Excerpt: "During Monday's team practice, New York Giants' first round pick David Wilson, was spotted taking reps with the first team offense. Starting running back Ahmad Bradshaw suffered a contusion in his hand that kept him from participating in practice. The big question is; has Wilson passed D.J. Ware for the second string running back position?
" Read more...
GIANTS' HAKEEM NICKS RETURTNS TO PRACTIVE BUT MAY NOT PALY IN PRE-SEASON
Excerpt: "Amidst a wave of seemingly endless negative injury news, the New YorkGiants did see one bit of positive come from their team-wide injury situation on Monday as wide receiver Hakeem Nicks returned to padded practice for the first time since breaking the 5th metatarsal in his right foot 12 weeks ago. However, despite his return, the chances remain slim-to-none that he'll play in either of the remaining two preseason games.
" Read more...
BIG BLUE VIEW
SEAN LOCKLEAR: LEFT OR RIGHT? GIANTS' TACKLE DOESN'T KNOW FOR SURE
Earlier on Tuesday I wrote about how the back issue being experienced by Will Beatty
could cause shuffling on the New York Giants offensive line
. Turns out that one of the players most affected by the Beatty situation, isjust as confused as the rest of us
about what might, or might not, happen.
"I wish I knew. I don’t know. I come in every day and I don’t know how Will’s feeling but I’ll take advantage of the opportunity to learn and play," Locklear told reporters on Tuesday. " I wish I could know what they were thinking, but I don’t. I just come in and I know what I signed up for. I come in and compete, play both left and right and now I’m at the left and just take advantage of it."Locklear knows that if Beatty can't get on the field for the opener he could stay on the left side. He knows he could switch sides with David Diehl, since Diehl has more experience on the left and he has more experience on the right. He knows, or at least has to know, he could wind up on the bench and second-year man James Brewer could wind up starting one one side or the other in Beatty's stead." Read more...
WILL BEATTY INJURY: LEFT TACKLE'S INJURY ABSENCE COULD CAUSE LINE SHUFFLE
Excerpt: "Will Beatty
and his balky back are becoming a major concern for the New York Giants
. Head coach Tom Coughlin said Monday that Beatty, diagnosed with sciatica, is "still struggling."
The sand in the hour glass is running out as the Sept. 5 season opener against the Dallas Cowboysapproaches. Coughlin did not go this far, but it seems less and less likely that the fourth-year offensive tackle will be ready to open the season. After playing only 10 games last season, Beatty lost the rest of the year to a detached retina. He has lost OTAs, mini-camps and most of training camp and the preseason to his back problems. Beatty has only practiced a hnadful of times, and only gone through full-contact practices once or twice.
That is no way to get ready to protect the blind side of quarterback Eli Manning from the likes of DeMarcus Ware and other top-notch pass-rushers.So, what will the Giants do?" Read more...
NY GIANTS' NEWS AND NOTES: DUNKING BOOTH EDITION
Good morning, New York Giants
fans! Here is your Tuesday morning notebook.
HAKEEM NICKS INJURY UPDATE: WIDE RECEIVER BACK TO PRACTICE
Excerpt: "Today is a "big day" for Hakeem Nicks as the New York Giants
wide receiver returns to practice for the first time since suffering a broken foot during OTAs. Nicks said he expected to take about half of the reps he might normally take." Read more...
THE DAY AT CAMP: AUGUST 21, 2012
Excerpt: "With the Giants needing to play a second game in less than a week, head coach Tom Coughlin
has been busy trying to get them prepared for Friday’s game against Chicago, a game in which the starters are likely to go deep into the game. To do that, he’s been running cards practices all week, and said he’ll continue to do so tomorrow, the last practice open to the media before the Bears game Friday night.
“Well what happens when you get into these kinds of days, it becomes carded because the weeks are short,” he said. “You have this week every day is carded and that’s the way it is in the regular season and that part of it alone takes just a bit of the sting away from… Playing your own defense and your own offense and that type of thing.”
THE DAY AT CAMP: AUGUST 20, 2012
Excerpt: "* After having an interception go off his hands earlier in the practice, Jacquian Williams, in his first day back from a hip injury, came up with an interception of a pass deflected by Dan DePalma.
* CB Prince Amukamara came up with the play of the practice with a leaping interception of a pass that he took to the house. Amukamara naturally received a sideline escort by the excited Perry Fewell, who has served as a personal sideline escort this summer every time one of his guys gets an interception.
* WR Domenik Hixon had a nice showing today, missing only one of the passes thrown his way. He beat Justin Tryon on a crossing pattern over the middle, separating well.
* WR Hakeem Nicks, back to work for the first time since May, made a nice back shoulder reception along the left sideline against Corey Webster. Nicks also hauled in an over the shoulder fade from Eli Manning for a touchdown. In the corner of the end zone." Read more...
THE RED ZONE
GIANTS' TOM COUGHLIN: ROGERS COULD PLAY
Excerpt: " Shaun Rogers
might play for the New York Giants
this season after all.
Rogers was spotted in uniform at the team's practice on Tuesday -- on the sideline -- and afterward coach Tom Coughlin confirmed that Rogers could suit up for the defending Super Bowl champs at some point in 2012.
"Well, there's a ray of hope, that's all," Coughlin said. "So we're just gonna hang in there as long as we can, see if they can determine where he is and how fast he would be able to play." Read more...
ELI MANNING IS CONFIDENT IN LOCKLEAR AT LEFT TACKLE
Excerpt: "The Giants' regular season opener is just 15 days away, and yet the team still does not know who will be protecting Eli Manning's blind side against theDallas Cowboys at MetLife Stadium.
Projected starting left tackle Will Beatty missed yet another practice on Tuesday because of his back injury, and there is growing concern that he won't be ready to play by Sept. 5.
In the meantime, 31-year-old Sean Locklear -- signed by the Giants last April -- has been manning the position with the first unit." Read more...
WILSON THRILLED TO BE PLAYING WITH FIRST TEAM
Excerpt: "David Wilson, the Giants' first-round draft pick, got reps with the first team for the second straight practice on Tuesday, and couldn't hide his excitement when talking with reporters afterward, smiling from ear to ear.
The confident young running back also made a startling admission. "I was nervous a little bit when they first told me, that I was gonna go with the [first unit]," Wilson said Tuesday. "It had to sink in. I got out in practice yesterday, and you could tell I was a little bit jittery and nervous or whatever." Read more...
BEARS "VERY CONCERNED" ABOUT INJURY TO ADAM PODLESH
JACKSONVILLE WON'T BE THE ONLY TEAM PLAYING A HOME GAME IN THE UK
COWBOYS' DEZ BRYANT SUFFERS KNEE INJURY