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    NEWS, NOTES, RUMORS, AND GOSSIP: FRIDAY, DECEMBER 16, 2011 - 6:10 A.M.

    HERE NOW THE NEWS

    THE DATA WILL UPDATE THROUGHOUT THE DAY AND SHOW THE UPDATE TIME IN THE HEADER.

    I AM TRAVELING TO CONNECTICUT ON THE FIRST LEG OF MY TRIP TO ATTEND
    THE REDSKINS GAME. NEWS MAY BE SPARSE OR NON-EXISTENT.


    NEWARK STAR LEDGER

    GIANTS AIM TO IMPROVE RUN DEFENSE WITH REDSKINS COMING TO TOWN

    Excerpt: "DeMarco Murray, coming off three subpar games in which he averaged just 66
    rushing yards, looked back on track last Sunday night. On his first five carries
    the Dallas Cowboys rookie running back rushed for 25 yards, darting through
    spacious holes and shedding would-be tacklers.


    So when he left the game for what turned out to be a broken ankle in the
    first quarter, one would have thought the Cowboys' running game would be
    hindered.




    That wasn’t the case. Backup Felix Jones, who lost his job after struggling
    to begin the season and then missing four games due to injury, picked up right
    where Murray left off and then some, gashing the Giants’ suspect run defense 16 times for
    106 yards.




    Much has been made of the Giants’ struggles against the pass, which have
    included glaring breakdowns in the secondary on a weekly basis. But the run
    defense hasn’t been much better, ranking 22nd in the NFL at 127.9 yards allowed
    per game, and it was on full
    display in Dallas.




    That combined with the pass defense woes have landed the Giants 30th in total
    defense, a season after finishing fifth.




    “I guess that means we (stink), I guess,” safety Kenny Phillips said with a
    chuckle. “Numbers definitely don’t mean anything. I feel like we’re playing
    well. We continue to improve. It might not be pretty, but we’re getting the job
    done.”




    Still, the numbers are a barometer of how the defense has performed this
    season and they’re far from pretty.




    The Giants have allowed more than 100 yards on the ground in nine of their
    past 11 games and have surrendered 139 rushing yards per contest in that
    stretch. Rock bottom came when the Saints, considered a pass-first offense,
    averaged 6.8 yards per carry on their way to 205 rushing yards and three
    touchdowns on the ground in a 49-24 rout.




    For the players, the answers are painfully obvious and fundamental.




    “Number one, gap discipline, and number two, just making tackles,” defensive
    tackle Linval Joseph said. “When you have a chance to make a tackle, go make the
    tackle. We had a couple plays where if we just made the tackle, he never would
    have gotten that much yardage. That’s just how it is. We just got to make
    tackles and play your gap.” Read more...

    JUSTIN TUCK MISSES PRACTICE AGAIN DUE TO SORE TOE

    Excerpt: "Justin Tuck trudged onto the field after Giants practice had begun today. He went to
    the rehab area, which is where he stayed.


    “I have an old-country-boy walk anyway so I don’t think it’s that much
    different,” he said of his seemingly sulking walk, “but it’s a little
    different.”




    Tuck didn’t practice for a second straight day because of what’s being listed
    as a toe injury.




    But don’t assume that’s all it is.




    “Hasn’t Ray Lewis missed four games with a toe (injury)?” Tuck said, putting
    air quotes around the word “toe.”




    In other words, he’s dealing with a significant issue. Asked if it’s turf
    toe, a painful condition in which the foot swells, Tuck merely said, “It could
    be.” He also declined to answer when asked if there are other issues with his
    foot, though he said it’s a separate issue than the mid-foot sprain and
    resulting bone spurs he had earlier in his career.




    “I still have almost three more days to hopefully find something that works,”
    he said, “or let this rest and heal a little bit more.” Read more...

    GIANTS' KICKER LAWRENCE TYNES SAYS INCREASED PRODUCTION IS DUE TO GOOD HEALTH AND WEATHER

    Excerpt: "Lawrence Tynes came into this season with a career-high of eight touchbacks
    in one season. With the ball moved up 5 yards on kickoffs, he set a goal of 30
    touchbacks by season’s end.


    He has 33 already. And it’s not just because of the extra 5 yards.




    The Giants’ kicker, who had touchbacks
    on six of seven kickoffs on Sunday, said his production is also due to decent
    weather for most of the season as well as his being as healthy as he’s been in a
    few years following three offseason surgeries.




    One of them was to repair a hernia suffered in the home loss to the Week 10
    loss to the Cowboys. That was in January. One month later, he had bone spurs
    removed from his left foot. And in March, he had corrective surgery on Haglund’s
    deformity in his right heel.




    “(Martin) O’Malley at (the Hospital for Special Surgery) did an awesome job,”
    Tynes said, referring to the surgery on his right foot. “Just wearing that shoe
    in the months of November and December was painful.”




    Tynes said O’Malley “took a centimeter of my heel bone off that was causing
    me a lot of discomfort” and moved the Achilles tendon to do so, which is why he
    required a four-month recovery during the lockout.




    “I just don’t have any pain in that foot anymore,” Tynes said. “When your
    feet feel good, you feel good.” Read more...

    GIANTS' PERRY FEWELL SAYS ENTIRE DEFENSE FAILED TO EXECUTE "SPECIAL COVERAGE" ON DALLAS' TD

    Excerpt: "Antrel Rolle thinks
    he was right
    .


    Corey Webster thinks
    he was right
    .




    Perry Fewell had the final say. And according to the Giants' defensive coordinator, everybody was
    in the wrong on Dez Bryant’s touchdown on Sunday night.




    “We gave them a specific look that we wanted to get into a look and all 11
    defenders were responsible for that look,” Fewell said this afternoon. “The
    defenders saw it different, we had a communication breakdown and the big play
    happened.”




    To review here, it’s not all 11 at fault. This is Fewell’s way of not
    pointing the finger at anyone in particular. At least one person was wrong.
    Maybe as many as 10 people were wrong.




    With the advantage of the coaches’ “All-22” look, I was able to see a bit
    more than what NBC showed.




    In looking at the play again, the Dallas Cowboys came out in a bunch
    formation to the defensive right side. But then, they motioned tight end John
    Phillips out wide to that side, where Aaron Ross was stationed. That seemed to
    result in some confusion on the defensive side of the ball, as Deon Grant
    cheated that way. Having the tight end out wide with two wide receivers inside
    of him might be what Justin Tuck meant when he said on Monday the formation was
    “sloppy.”




    Now, back up a bit to when the Giants break the huddle. At this point, NBC
    was showing a picture of the wrap on Sean Lee’s hand. By the time they came
    back, the viewers had missed linebacker Michael Boley getting Rolle’s attention
    and pointing toward the running back. If Rolle was to play the deep half in a
    Cover-2 look, the running back in the flat wouldn’t be his concern at all. This
    lends credence to what Rolle said when he indicated the defense was in a Cover-3
    look, which would mean he had “hook to flat” responsibility.




    It’s tough to tell, but it looks like Webster didn’t get the full
    communication from Boley and Rolle. That’s why he continues to play Cover-2.




    Oh, and since Fewell said the defense was trying to give a “special” look,
    I’d say it’s more ammo for Rolle because they came out in a Cover-2 “shell.”
    Showing Cover-2 and staying in Cover-2 is hardly a “special” defense.




    Then again, maybe that’s the kind of simple scheme Fewell has to run at this
    point.




    “You know what, I guess you could say yeah you could try to simplify things,”
    he said with a laugh. “But sometimes you try to get specific and you try to give
    some different things. The offense can confuse you at times. That’s what
    happened. That’s more or less a function of Dallas did a good job and we didn’t
    do a good job of recognizing.”




    Fewell said the problem is “fixable.” He also said the fact Rolle was playing
    deep because Kenny Phillips was out isn’t an excuse.




    Speaking of Rolle playing deep, he said on Wednesday he wishes teams would
    throw at him more often so he can make plays on the ball.




    “Anytime you are playing in a pass-happy league like we’re playing in right
    now, you have the opportunity to be a ball hawk, whether you’re down or whether
    you’re back,” Fewell said. “We’ve been getting the ball thrown at us a lot, so
    he can be the ball hawk and find the ball as much as he possibly can in my
    opinion.” Read more...

    COREY WEBSTER CLAIMS HE WAS ALSO IN THE RIGHT SPOT ON DEZ BRYANT'S TD

    Excerpt: "Corey Webster was trying his best to answer all of the questions about Dez
    Bryant's uncontested 50-yard touchdown in Sunday's victory over the Dallas
    Cowboys. While he wanted to exonerate himself of any blame, the Giants' cornerback didn't want to point the
    finger at any one in particular.


    So what we have is a case of reading between the lines as Webster offered an
    apparent rebuttal to Antrel
    Rolle's saying he ran the correct defense
    on that play.




    "Me too," Webster said today. "I was in the right spot."




    Well, now that's an impossibility. There is no coverage in which two guys
    play the short zone and vacate the deep zone — save for a blown
    coverage.




    So naturally the follow-up question was how that could be.




    "See, now you’ve got another question," Webster replied. "He said it, I said
    it. I don’t have all the answers. I mean, I try to answer the questions as best
    as possible."




    Another one was posed about how both guys could do the right thing on an
    uncontested play that ended with Bryant high-stepping into the end zone.




    "Dez Bryant made a great play," Webster said.




    Once again: "uncontested" and "high-stepping." That, friends, is not a "great
    play."




    Told a defense designed as Webster and Rolle played it is a poorly-drawn-up
    scheme, Webster just looked around and at the ceiling, refusing to answer.




    We take you back to earlier in the interview for the between-the-lines
    stuff.




    "It doesn’t matter how (good) you are in the defense, you have to communicate
    well," Webster said. "It doesn’t matter if you’re on the sidelines or on the
    field. Everybody needs to be in one accord."




    Okay, so everybody is to blame so far. Continue ..." Read more...


    NY DAILY NEWS

    BRANDON JACOBS SPARKS GIANTS' RUNNING GAME WHILE LOOKING LIKE OLD SELF

    Excerpt: "Kevin Gilbride
    doesn’t have the answer. And he doesn’t care one bit.

    Over the past two
    games, the Giants offensive coordinator has watched the league’s worst ground
    game come to life behind a revitalized Brandon Jacobs. Just
    a few weeks ago, Jacobs seemed ready for the tailback retirement home, but he
    has exploded for 160 rushing yards and three TDs.

    It’s a resurgence that
    has pleasantly surprised Gilbride.

    “I think when you’re feeling confident
    about what you’re doing, you let it flow, and that’s what it looks like he’s
    doing,” Gilbride said of Jacobs. “The million-dollar question is why, and I
    don’t have an answer for that. I’m just happy that it’s starting to manifest
    itself, and I think he’s doing a good job.”

    It has been a perfectly timed
    revival for an offense that desperately needed balance. Nobody will confuse the
    Giants for the Houston Texans yet, but at least Big Blue’s ground game has a
    pulse. The patchwork offensive line has not spent this week searching for
    answers. And Jacobs has actually been able to relish a milestone: He scored his
    56th rushing TD on Sunday, breaking Tiki Barber’s team
    record.

    Now, all the Giants need to do is maintain their slow but steady
    improvement. Eli Manning's heroics
    led them to the NFC East lead, but in December, a solid rushing attack will be
    needed to keep them there.

    Manning has faced increasing pressure over the
    past few games, and he will be up against another dangerous collection of
    rushers Sunday in the blitz-happy Washington Redskins. A good running game would
    slow that onslaught, and it would allow Manning to pick his spots in a
    Meadowlands setting that grows cold and windy every December.

    “The
    weather becomes a factor up here,” Gilbride said. “It’s not the cold very much,
    and it’s not even the rain as much as the wind can really be a troublesome
    factor. . . . That’s where you would like to be able to run the
    ball.

    “You always would like the ability to force people to play you
    honestly,” he added. “To do that, you have to be able to run the ball a little
    bit.”

    Jacobs has finally started to do that. Over the first 11 games this
    season, he averaged just 3.1 yards per carry. But a more aggressive Jacobs
    averaged 7.4 yards per carry against the Packers two weeks
    ago." Read more...

    ANTREL ROLLE'S CRITICISM OF CHRIS COLLINSWORTH RIP AFTER NY GIANTS - DALLAS COWBOYS SHOWS BROADCASTERS SHOULD BE HELD ACCOUNTABLE

    Excerpt "Antrel Rolle was right
    for firing back at Cris Collinsworth
    for telling millions of viewers watching Giants-Cowboys on NBC that Dez
    Bryant
    “barbecued” him on a 50-yard touchdown reception.



    If Rolle didn’t open his mouth who else would?




    Face it, when was the last time Al Michaels strongly
    challenged Collinsworth over an analytical point? Come to think of it, when was
    the last time a play-by-play man held a top NFL analyst such as Collinsworth, Phil
    Simms
    , Troy Aikman or Jon
    Gruden
    seriously accountable for anything they say?




    Stop racking your brain. It never happens. Even in a three-man booth with two
    analysts, the one perceived as the star of the show, the one who gets the most
    yak time, is not challenged.




    On this particular occasion, Rolle, who did not mention Collinsworth by name,
    went into great detail to explain to WFAN’s Joe Benigno and Evan
    Roberts
    what happened on the Bryant TD play and exactly what kind of
    coverage the Giants were in.




    During the telecast, Collinsworth referred to it as “very amateurish coverage
    out here tonight.” Rolle more than inferred that type of comment was just
    business as usual on NFL telecasts. He said analysts often point fingers without
    knowledge of the schemes the defense is playing.




    Rolle was not just reacting to Collinsworth; he made a much bigger point by
    indicting all NFL “commentators.” He contends they are trying to sound “like
    they know what they’re talking about but in reality they don’t half the
    time.”




    Rolle added that he wasn’t just speaking on his “behalf,” but on “behalf of
    people across the league.” That’s not a good thing. If players believe these NFL
    TV analysts have a credibility problem, what should fans think?" Read more...

    NY POST

    TUCK EXPECTS TO BE GAME TIME DECISION

    Excerpt: "Giants Defensive end Justin Tuck didn’t practice again Thursday, sitting out
    with an injured toe.



    Tuck’s previously said he thinks he will play Sunday against the Redskins,
    but he and the team probably won’t have any real idea on his availability until
    he tries to test himself Friday.




    “I’ll definitely know (tomorrow) where I am as far as being able to play, or
    if I’ll be closer to playing or being able to play on Sunday,’’ Tuck said.




    “I don’t know. I’m just trying to do everything day to day to give me the
    best opportunity to go out there and help the football team…We’ll hopefully find
    out something tomorrow or the next day. I don’t think the decision will be made
    until Sunday.’’




    Tuck wasn’t present for most of the portion of practice that the media was
    allowed to watch, emerging about 15 minutes in and walking gingerly over to a
    stationary bike. All eyes were on Tuck, who has not practiced all week, as he
    moved at a glacial pace.




    “I don’t know; I got an ol’ country boy walk anyway, so, I don’t think it was
    any difference,’’ said Tuck, who admitted he was hurting, but wouldn’t specify
    what the injury actually was, or even when he sustained it.




    “It didn’t happen in the Cowboys game. I don’t know exactly when it
    happened,’’ Tuck said of Sunday’s 37-34 win in Dallas." Read more...

    THE BERGEN RECORD

    GIANTS' NOTES: COVERAGE DEBATE

    Excerpt: "Spotty debate




    Even though Dez Bryant was wide open on clearly an embarrassing 50-yard
    touchdown reception allowed by a beleaguered secondary Sunday night, there was
    very little accountability taken by two of the players in coverage, Antrel Rolle
    and Corey Webster.




    Rolle says he was in the right spot.




    Webster insisted Thursday he was in the right spot, too.




    Defensive coordinator Perry Fewell then went on to tell reporters not only
    were Rolle and Webster wrong, but they weren’t alone.




    "We didn’t execute the call, so nobody was in the right spot," Fewell said.
    "All 11 defenders were responsible to be in certain spots, and we were not in
    the right spots."




    Asked how both players could believe they were in the right and how what
    happened still could happen, Webster said, "See now you’ve got another question.
    He said it, I said it. I don’t have all the answers. I mean, I try to answer the
    questions as best as possible."





    On the right path




    David Baas has not set a timetable as to when he will be able to take the
    field again.




    His headaches and neck pain have subsided thanks in part to medication and
    the Giants’ center indicated "we’re on the right path" to a possible
    return." Read more...

    TRATTOU GAVE GIANTS A LITTLE PUSH IN WIN VS. DALLAS

    Excerpt: "Justin Trattou did what he was told Sunday night.




    The Franklin Lakes native was on the sideline
    for the first of two Dan Bailey field goal attempts by the Cowboys, watching
    intently as he hoped to root the Giants on to victory.




    Then Tom Coughlin iced Bailey with a timeout, negating his potential
    game-tying attempt from 47 yards and forcing the Dallas rookie to re-kick.




    The Giants were huddled up waiting for the second attempt when special teams
    coordinator Tom Quinn decided to make a personnel change: Trattou was going in,
    sent out on field-goal block for the first time in his three month NFL career
    with one job to do.




    Jason Pierre-Paul ultimately played hero for the Giants with a well-timed
    swat of his left hand and a well-placed shove from the undrafted rookie from
    North Jersey.




    “I got down right behind [Pierre-Paul], looked at the ball and as soon as
    that ball moved, I pushed him through that center as hard as I could,” Trattou
    said. “I just felt the block and was like, ‘Game over. We won.’




    “I actually felt the ball hit his hand because I was still pushing him.”




    The former Don Bosco standout even earned a shout out from Pierre-Paul as he
    was being interviewed on the field by Michele Tafoya as part of NBC’s postgame
    show.




    When the NFC Defensive Player of the Week drops the name “Trattou” on
    national television by insinuating he received some help from you without
    completely explaining how, friends and family are going to notice.




    “I had a whole bunch of phone calls and texts, that’s for sure,” Trattou
    said." Read more...


    THE NEW YORK TIMES

    GIANTS 101

    GIANTS TRYING TO PLUG HOLES IN PASS DEFENSE

    "How and why the New York Giants gave up a 50-yard touchdown to Dez Bryant
    with the game on the line this past Sunday no one knows.



    Green Bay Packers' Brandon Saine (R) makes a catch on
    a pass in front of New York Giants' Corey
    Webster
    during the Packers' last drive of the game in the fourth quarter
    during their NFL football
    game in East Rutherford, New Jersey, December 4, 2011 REUTERS/Mike Segar (UNITED
    STATES - Tags: SPORT FOOTBALL)















    Defensive coordinator Perry
    Fewell
    wasn't about to throw anyone under the bus, as he said that the
    defensive call on the Bryant touchdown was a special coverage that the Giants didn't execute.





    “We gave them a specific look that we wanted to get into a look and all 11
    defenders were responsible for that look,” Fewell said this afternoon. “The
    defenders saw it different, we had a communication breakdown and the big play
    happened.”




    Both Antrel
    Rolle
    and Corey
    Webster
    said they were in the correct place on the play. Fewell admitted
    that he does try to call some more specific coverages and that this time it
    worked against the Giants.




    Rolle seemed frustrated by the fact that he was received as "barbeque" on the
    Bryant touchdown and also about his lack of interceptions. Fewelldid not say
    one way or another whether he thought that Rolle was being deprived of that
    opportunity by virtue of the fact that he either plays deep or at the line of
    scrimmage, but he did endorse Rolle using his instincts in a back handed
    manner.





    “Anytime you are playing in a pass-happy league like we’re playing in right
    now, you have the opportunity to be a ball hawk, whether you’re down or whether
    you’re back,” Fewell said. “We’ve been getting the ball thrown at us a lot, so
    he can be the ball hawk and find the ball as much as he possibly can in my
    opinion.”




    Go ahead, Antrel. Put your money where your mouth is and come down with some
    interceptions. But do us a favor, try not to get barbecued in the process."

    GIANTS VS. REDSKINS: KEY MATCHUPS

    "The Washington Redskins may be 4-9, and they may be banged up
    – but the New York
    Giants
    haven't forgotten about week one of the NFL season and
    are looking for revenge in adding to the Redskins misery while helping their
    playoff chances as they head into the final stretch of the NFL regular
    season. At first glance, it looks like a game that is far more important to the
    Giants than it is to Washington. This is however an NFC East
    divisional matchup, and we all know how physical and hard-fought everyone of
    these games turn out to be.

    Today, we look at some of the key matchups in the Giants big week 15
    game.


    Jason
    Pierre-Paul
    vs Willie Smith/Sean Locklear




    Willie Smith and Sean Locklear alternated drives last week in the first half
    against New England, but Smith took over and played all the snaps in the second
    half. This week, expect Smith to get the start and the snaps, but his job will
    get a lot tougher against one of the most explosive young defensive players in
    football in
    Jason
    Pierre-Paul
    .




    Coming off a signature game on Sunday night that will surely get the
    attention of teams across the league, particularly the Washington Redskins, Pierre-Paul has an opportunity for
    another big game against the team he recorded two sacks against in week one, and
    was extremely disruptive against the run.If Willie Smith doesn't get a lot of
    help on that left side right from the start of this game, it could get ugly in a
    hurry for the Redskins offense. And that's exactly what the G-Men want.




    Should the Redskins get behind in this game and look to spread it out and
    throw the football,
    you can expect to see a lot of #90 flashing on your screen and making big-time
    plays for this New York
    defense.




    Brandon Banks vs New York
    Giants
    Special Teams




    It will be another big test for the Giants coverage teams, who have handled
    Dez Bryant, Randall Cobb, and DeSean Jackson well over the past few weeks. Banks
    averages over 10 yards a punt return, leads the NFL in kickoff return yardage, and will be the Redskins
    biggest threat to make this football game a dogfight heading into the final quarter.
    New York
    knows it can't give a battered Washington offense a field position advantage in
    this game, particularly coming off the Redskins performance against the Patriots
    which has given them a shot of confidence coming into this one.




    Hakeem
    Nicks
    vs DeAngelo Hall/Josh Wilson




    In week one, the Giants had not yet seen the emergence of Victor
    Cruz
    and Jake Ballard, and were still limited in the passing game as players
    grew into their roles in the offense. Naturally, the Redskins paid quite a bit
    of attention to the Giants biggest threat on the outside in Hakeem
    Nicks
    . Still, #88 torched the Washington secondary for 122 yards, including
    a huge 68 yard reception on a double move route that set up a Giants
    touchdown.




    This time around, the Giants have an up and coming young playmaker in Victor
    Cruz
    , and Ballard has developed into a threat over the middle to go along
    with their #1 guy in Nicks and the explosive big play threat in Mario
    Manningham.




    It will be very interesting to see how the Redskins approach their coverage
    to Nicks' side, as he is fully capable of dominating a football
    game when he sees one on one coverage. It is pick your poison with this Giants
    passing game, and if Nicks sees a lot of double coverage and safety help over
    the top in this game, you can expect the other Giants receivers to get
    opportunities for big plays through the air. "

    GIANTS VS. REDSKINS: FIVE QUESTIONS WITH "HOGS HAVEN"

    Excerpt: "We haven't done a 'Five Questions' segment with a writer from a rival team
    for the past few weeks, but this week we return that feature to its rightful
    place in our Thursday lineup. Kevin Ewoldt from Hogs Haven has answered some of our questions to help us get
    ready for Sunday's game against the Washington
    Redskins
    , and we appreciate that.


    The Q&A is after the jump. By the way, the graphic you see at the top of
    this post came from a Big Blue View reader who has volunteered to provide us
    with some occasional artwork. Our artist has largely been a 'lurker' who goes by
    the screen name 'Moro Crater.' Hope you the enjoy the post, and the
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    Re: NEWS, NOTES, RUMORS, AND GOSSIP: FRDIAY, DECEMBER 16, 2011 - 6:10 A.M.

    Thanks Roanoke!

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    Re: NEWS, NOTES, RUMORS, AND GOSSIP: FRDIAY, DECEMBER 16, 2011 - 6:10 A.M.

    I would not be surprised if Tuck is done for the year. Even if he is not, he will most likely be of no help.

    So if the Giants make the playoffs, can they do anything without Tuck and Osi?

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    As always, thanks RF!




    I will accept Perry Fewell's comment that all 11 players got the coverage wrong on Dez Bryant's easy touchdown reception. IMO, when the entire side of the ball doesn't understand what the coaches are trying to accomplish on a play or misunderstand orsimply execute wrong, the blame liesclearly and squarelyat the feet of the coaching staff, beginning with the DC.Am I missing something here? I think PF crafted his own indictment.

    No one remembers who came in second.

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    Re: NEWS, NOTES, RUMORS, AND GOSSIP: FRDIAY, DECEMBER 16, 2011 - 6:10 A.M.

    Nice story on Justin Trattou as assistant to the blocked FG.

    Thanks Roanoke. Spur us on to victory vs Warshington!

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    Re: NEWS, NOTES, RUMORS, AND GOSSIP: FRDIAY, DECEMBER 16, 2011 - 6:10 A.M.

    So, nobody to take the blame for that busted coverage ? Don't really care who is to blame, just move on and correct the issues and don't make it a soap opera.
    Thanls RF!
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    Thanks as always RF! You do a true service to giants fans everywhere!

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    Re: NEWS, NOTES, RUMORS, AND GOSSIP: FRDIAY, DECEMBER 16, 2011 - 6:10 A.M.

    Histerical Reaction to the Giant's Win Over the Cowboys Last Week!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OiRgvStxuHI

    Absolutely Out Of Control!

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    JUSTIN TUCK MISSES PRACTICE AGAIN DUE TO SORE TOE
    I don't know why but this made me laugh.


    Also Rolle taking on Chris Colinsworth? Some of these guys seem waayy too sensitive. Seriously why is Rolle so concerned about a commentator?

    Anyway thanks....I miss the old news....the ones with the all the pretty pictures.

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    [quote user="fourth&forever"]Nice story on Justin Trattou as assistant to the blocked FG.

    Thanks Roanoke. Spur us on to victory vs Warshington![/quote]

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