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    News, notes, rumors, and gossip: Monday, September 17, 2012

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    NEWARK STAR LEDGER

    Hakeem Nicks, Ahmad Bradshaw, David Diehl, Domenik Hixon not practicing for Giants

    http://www.nj.com/giants/index.ssf/2...l#incart_river

    Excerpt: "With a short week, the Giants held just a walk-through today and listed six players as non-participants.

    Hakeem Nicks (foot) had 10 catches for 199 yards and a touchdown against the Buccaneers but he was also in pain down the stretch and came up limping after a couple plays. He's likely to see plenty of rest in the leadup to Thursday night's game against the Carolina Panthers.

    Ahmad Bradshaw (neck), David Diehl (knee) and Domenik Hixon (concussion) all were listed as not participating after leaving Sunday's game." Reda more..

    Giants' Andre Brown practices more patience in career day against Buccaneers

    http://www.nj.com/giants/index.ssf/2...l#incart_river

    Excerpt: "Andre Brown's patience has been relentlessly tested since the Giants selected him in the fourth round of the 2009 draft.

    He's dealt with a significant Achilles injury, numerous cuts from rosters and a stint on the Giants practice squad -- a dizzying journey through the NFL that he admits left him wondering if professional football was for him.

    So it was fitting that his patience was tested yet again when he finally got an opportunity out of the backfield in a regular season game." Read more...

    Corey Webster says Giants' DBs need to be more aggressive with receivers

    http://www.nj.com/giants/index.ssf/2...l#incart_river

    Excerpt: "Cornerback Corey Webster hopes the Giants can eliminate some of the big plays they've been giving up on defense, including five passes of 20 yards or more in Sunday's 41-34 win against Tampa Bay.

    How do they go about doing that? Webster said he thinks it will help if the defensive backs play more aggressively at the line of scrimmage." Read more...


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    NFL says no violations by Buccaneers on final kneeldown

    http://www.nj.com/giants/index.ssf/2...s_by_bucc.html

    Excerpt: "The final kneeldown of theGiants' 41-34 win over the Buccaneers Sundaydominated the post-game conversation, but the NFL won't get involved.

    Coach Tom Coughlin and Giants players were upset
    after they said the Buccaneers defensive linemen dove helmet-first at the Giants offensive linemen's knees on the final play to run out the clock. Quarterback Eli Manning ended up on the turf, and the Giants said the Buccaneers players told them they were following coach Greg Schiano's orders.NFL spokesman Greg Aiello said no action will be taken by the league regarding the play.

    "There is nothing further on the incident at the end of the game," Aiello wrote in an e-mail message. "There were no violations on the play or afterwards that would require follow up from our office." Read more...

    Giants' David Diehl has MCL injury in right knee

    http://www.nj.com/giants/index.ssf/2...s_mcl_inj.html

    Exceerpt: "Giants right tackle David Diehl suffered an MCL injury in his right knee in Sunday's win against the Buccaneers, coach Tom Coughlin said this morning.

    He said Diehl had swelling and received an MRI and other tests but didn't have many more details, because players did not report to the training room until 10:30 a.m. today. Coughlin offered slightly more when asked to confirm reports Sunday night that Diehl injured his MCL."That’s the part I do know, but I don’t know the extent and hopefully that’s it," Coughlin said. "I can't tell you anything more than what you are asking me. There’s an MCL, don’t know anything more, and I’m not going to be able to comment on anything else about the knee." Read more...

    Giants' morning run: Greg Schiano's homecoming went down hill quickly

    http://www.nj.com/giants/index.ssf/2...l#incart_river

    Excerpt: "The Buccaneers created some excitement after their season-opening win over the Carolina Panthers to snap a 10-game losing streak that dated back to last season. And while they may be better than last season under first-year head coach Greg Schiano, Gary Shelton of the Tampa Bay Times writes there's still plenty of room for improvement following their loss to the Giants.

    What started as a grand homecoming for Schiano, the New Jersey native and former Rutgers coach, quickly turned into a nightmare, writes Martin Fennelly of The Tampa Tribune." Read more...

    Giants 41, Buccaneers 34: Complete Star Ledger cverage

    http://www.nj.com/giants/index.ssf/2...l#incart_river

    Excerpt: "Eli Manning threw three interceptions in the first half, but rallied his team to 25 fourth-quarter points and ended up with a career-high 510 passing yards as the Giants earned their first win of the season, 41-34 over Greg Schiano's Tampa Bay Buccaneers team." Read more...

    Giants lose David Diehl, Ahmad Bradsahw, and Domenik Hixon vs. Buccaners

    http://www.nj.com/giants/index.ssf/2...l#incart_river

    Excerpt: "The Giants lost three key players to injury in the first half of Sunday’s win against the Buccaneers: right tackle David Diehl (knee), running back Ahmad Bradshaw (neck) and No. 3 receiver Domenik Hixon (concussion).
    Coach Tom Coughlin said he did not have any updates on their injuries after the game.
    Diehl injured his right knee late in the first quarter on a run play from the Buccaneers’ 2-yard line. He was down on the field for a few minutes, being checked by doctors, before limping off. Diehl was waiting on MRI results as of Sunday night." Read more...


    Giants' receiving dui has record setting day

    http://www.nj.com/giants/index.ssf/2...l#incart_river

    Excerpt: "Hakeem Nicks walked gingerly through MetLife Stadium, a backpack hanging over his right shoulder and the game ball in his left hand.

    Coach Tom Coughlin awarded the pigskin to Nicks for his valiant effort, and the wide receiver planned to give it to his grandmother, Dorchina Urrutia, who was in the stands to witness Nicks play an NFL game live for the first time. She watched the grandson she raised until age 8 haul in 10 catches for 199 yards and a touchdown on a gimpy right foot in the Giants’ 41-34 comeback victory over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

    Opposite Nicks was Victor Cruz, whose Puerto Rican grandmother also likely would’ve been one of the 76,964 in attendance. Lucy Molina lived with Cruz for nine years in Paterson and was an influential figure throughout his life. But Molina, 77, died Monday night with Cruz at her bedside." Read more...


    Running back Andre Brown stepped up for Giants when Ahmad Bradshaw went down

    http://www.nj.com/giants/index.ssf/2...own_stepp.html

    Excerpt: "
    Andre Brown got a ring and now he’s got a touchdown.

    When Brown, listed as the Giants’ third-string running back, arrived at MetLife Stadium today, he expected a role limited to special teams, as it was against the Dallas Cowboys in the season opener.

    Instead, starter Ahmad Bradshaw was sidelined with a neck injury in the second quarter and the Giants turned to Brown, known for his celebratory Super Bowl catch phrase, over rookie David Wilson to shoulder the load.

    The third-year player capitalized with 71 yards on 13 carries and his first career touchdown, a 2-yard run late in the fourth quarter that proved to be the winner in the Giants’ 41-34 victory over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers." Read more...

    Politi: Eli Manning's entire career flashed before his eyes in one eventful Siunday

    http://www.nj.com/giants/index.ssf/2...ntire_car.html

    Excerpt: "Eli Manning had just finished off the eighth-most prolific passing day in NFL history, throwing for a career-high 510 yards — and needing every last inch — in a wild 41-34 win Sunday over Tampa Bay.

    But the way the Giants quarterback saw it, the record book wasn’t giving him enough credit. What about all his extra yardage? You know, from the passes he threw to the wrong team?

    “If you count all my interception yardage,” Manning said with a half smile, “I’d probably be No. 1.”

    There’s no probably about it. Manning threw three interceptions, returned for 100 yards, which, when added to his passing total, gave him 610 on the day. That would obliterate the 61-year-old record of 554 set by Norm Van Brocklin for the Los Angeles Rams." Read more...

    Giants upset about Buccaneers' "cheap shot" on final kneeldown

    http://www.nj.com/giants/index.ssf/2...l#incart_river

    Excerpt: "Tom Coughlin and Greg Schiano have differing takes on the final play of the Giants’ 41-34 win against the Buccaneers today. But the Giants left MetLife Stadium upset about what they considered a “dirty play” and “cheap shot” as quarterback Eli Manning kneeled down to run out the final five seconds on the clock.

    Manning was knocked to the turf on the play. According to several Giants players, the Buccaneers defensive linemen dove with their helmets at the knees of the Giants center and guards -- and told them Bucs coach Greg Schiano ordered them to do so.

    What could be seen on the TV broadcast was the inside of the Bucs defense crashing down on the Giants’ linemen, who were pushed back into Manning.

    “That was a first,” Manning said. “Obviously, I think it’s a little bit of a cheap shot. We’re taking a knee, we're in a friendly way, and they’re firing off. That’s a way to get someone hurt.” Read more...

    Eli Manning's career day leads Giants to 41 - 34 victory against Bucs

    http://www.nj.com/giants/index.ssf/2...day_leads.html

    Excerpt: "Eli Manning threw for a career-high 510 yards Sunday as the Giants rode their two-time Super Bowl MVP to a 41-34 victory against the Tampa Bay Bucs at MetLife Stadium.The Giants avoided an 0-2 start only because Manning overcame a horrific start -- for him and his teammates -- and raillied in the fourth quarter.
    The Giants scored 21 points in the fourth quarter to take a 34-27 lead with 4 minutes to play, but Josh Freeman found Mike Williams deep down the left side for the tying touchdown shortly after.

    Manning had a miserable first half, throwing three interceptions -- each of which led to touchdowns for the Bucs, including a 60-yard interception return for a score by Eric Wright." Read more...


    Giants upset about Buccaneers' "dirty play" on final kneeldown

    http://www.nj.com/giants/index.ssf/2...l#incart_river

    Excerpt: "Tom Coughlin and Greg Schiano have differing takes on the final play of the Giants’ 41-34 win against the Buccaneers today. But the Giants left MetLife Stadium yesterday upset about what they considered a “dirty play” and “cheap shot” as quarterback Eli Manning kneeled down to run out the final five seconds on the clock.
    Manning was knocked to the turf on the play. According to several Giants players, the Buccaneers defensive linemen dove with their helmets at the knees of the Giants center and guards -- and told them Bucs coach Greg Schiano ordered them to do so.

    What could be seen on the TV broadcast was the inside of the Bucs defense crashing down on the Giants’ linemen, who were pushed back into Manning.

    “That was a first,” Manning said. “Obviously, I think it’s a little bit of a cheap shot. We’re taking a knee, we're in a friendly way, and they’re firing off. That’s a way to get someone hurt.” Read more...


    You grade 'em: Ginats vs. Buccaneers

    http://www.nj.com/giants/index.ssf/2...l#incart_river

    Excerpt: "Giants fans, here's your chance to grade Big Blue in their game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

    Assign your grades in the polls below, and then drop down and leave a comment explaining your thinking." Read more and VOTE...


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    Andre Brown, after breakout game against Buccaneers, looks to build on success with Giants against Panthers

    http://www.nydailynews.com/sports/fo...icle-1.1161543

    Excerpt: "All along, Andre Brown said, he knew he just needed "a shot." And now that he's made the most of his first opportunity, the Giants tailback can't help but wonder if his next carry will come as a starting tailback in a homecoming of sorts.

    The surprise rushing star of Sunday's come-from-behind win over the Tampa Bay Bucs said Monday that he would relish the chance to start when the Giants visit the Carolina Panthers on Thursday. He doesn't know if it will happen, but Brown certainly wouldn't mind.

    "It would mean a lot," said Brown, who grew up in North Carolina and played his college ball at N.C. State. "I have a lot of family coming. But we'll find out Thursday." Read more....


    Even after win, Giants have secondary concerns


    http://www.nydailynews.com/blogs/gia...ndary-concerns

    Excerpt: "Before everything went so right for the Giants’ explosive offense in Sunday’s victory over the Tampa Bay Bucs, it had all gone so horribly wrong for Big Blue’s secondary.
    And on Monday morning, long after the euphoria of Eli Manning’s latest comeback victory had settled, all the breakdowns and errors and miscues were on the mind of Giants cornerback Corey Webster.“I think we gave up too many big plays, and that’s what we tried to eliminate from opposing team’s offense,” Webster said. “I think we did a great job of trying to correct some of those mistakes, but we still have a long way to go.” Read more...
    The Magic Mann does it again for the Giants

    http://www.nydailynews.com/blogs/gia...for-the-giants

    Excerpt: "Eli Manning. Wow.

    I gave some consideration with just leaving my reaction to the game at that, because after nine seasons of covering him – and writing (and re-writing) a book on him – I don’t know what else there is to say. He looked horrible in the first half with those three interceptions. I was looking up the worst games of his NFL career for a chart we were going to run in Monday’s Daily News.

    And then he throws for 295 yards in the second half. He throws for 243 of those in the fourth quarter – exactly the same amount Josh Freeman threw for the entire game. He threw for 229 of those in the final 7:41 on just seven completions and led three touchdown drives to turn a 14-point deficit into a 41-34 win. And he had to lead the Giants back twice.

    Like I said, Wow.

    Anybody got anything more than that?

    “We’ve seen it before,” said defensive end Justin Tuck. “This team doesn’t panic being down. It doesn’t really rattle us much. (Manning) is going to stay in there and throw that ball. " Read more...


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    Myers: Bucs' coach pulls a Schiano-no vs. Blue

    http://www.nydailynews.com/sports/fo...icle-1.1161149

    Excerpt: "
    Eli Manning showed the many aspects of his personality Sunday: The really bad Eli nearly put the Giants in a dangerous 0-2 hole to start the season before the really good Eli came back to win the game.

    Then the feisty and belligerent Eli, the side he rarely shows in public, ripped the Bucs for cheap-shotting him and knocking him on his butt as he attempted an innocuous kneel-down to end the game." Read more...

    Diehl COuld miss time with MCL injury

    http://www.nydailynews.com/blogs/gia...ith-mcl-injury

    Excerpt: "David Diehl, the Giants' iron man right tackle, suffered an injury to the MCL in his right knee on Sunday and apparently avoided a serious injury. But he likely will still end up missing at least a couple of games.

    The exact prognosis was not clear on Monday morning, after Diehl got the results of an MRI he had done on Sunday night, but the situation was being viewed as a "positive," according to a source familiar with the situation considering the initial fears. Diehl did not suffer an ACL injury, Tom Coughlin confirmed, and a source added that the MCL is not fully torn." Read more...
    Giants' Andre Brown went from bench warmer to star in week 2 vistory against Tampa Bay

    http://www.nydailynews.com/sports/fo...icle-1.1161112

    Excerpt: "When Andre Brown arrived at MetLife Stadium on Sunday morning, the Giants’ third-string tailback figured he’d do what he does every week, work on kickoff return and coverage units.

    "I just went out there with the mindset of playing special teams,” Brown said.


    It didn’t take long for that to change, though, and by the end of the day, Brown had racked up 90 total yards, helping to spark the Giants’ 41-34 come-from-behind win over Tampa Bay.


    The fourth-year back began the day with -1 total yards in a three-year NFL career that had seen him cut by the Giants, Broncos, Colts and Panthers." Read more...


    Cruz pays tribute to his grandmother

    Excerpt: "For a moment, there were no cheering fans in MetLife Stadium on Sunday afternoon. There were no wild Buccaneers defenders, and there was no fourth-quarter deficit.

    As Giants wideout Victor Cruz took the final steps into the end zone after an 80-yard catch-and-run midway through the fourth quarter, he heard and saw nothing. All he could think about was his grandmother, Lucy Molina, who had died on Monday at the age of 77.

    “It was almost like the place kind of went silent,” Cruz said. “And I was just there dancing with her. It was just a good moment for me.”
    Cruz’s 80-yard score brought the Giants within two points of the Bucs in Big Blue’s 41-34 come-from-behind victory. But to Cruz, it was even more important. His trademark TD salsa dance that followed was less about celebration and more about honoring Molina, the woman who had taught him to salsa years ago. Cruz did a few dance steps, then pointed skyward.

    “Right as I was done, I kind of looked up and held my hands up to her, letting her know that one was for her,” he said." Read more...
    Eli Manning puts Giants in the hole then bails them out in thrilling 41 - 34 win over Tampa Bay

    http://www.nydailynews.com/sports/fo...icle-1.1160914

    Excerpt: "The Giants had just scored three touchdowns in the final seven minutes, to cap an incredible fourth quarter that saved their season and Eli Manning
    was finally able to take a deep breath. With victory assured, he went down on one knee.

    That’s when the game really got wild.

    With their fate already sealed, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers tried one last desperation move, driving hard through the line of scrimmage and knocking one of the Giants’ offensive lineman back into Manning. The “bush league” move, as Giants guard Chris Snee called it, had Tom Coughlin so mad he lectured Bucs coach Greg Schiano on the field during their handshake after the Giants’ 41-34 win.

    Even the mild-mannered Manning – who rebounded from three first-half interceptions to throw for a career-best 510 yards and lead the Giants to three fourth-quarter touchdowns -- called it “a little bit of a cheap shot.” Giants defensive end Justin Tuck vowed “It won’t be forgotten.” Read more...

    Cruz pays tribute to Grandmother

    http://www.nydailynews.com/blogs/gia...-grandmother-0

    Excerpt: "For a moment, there were no cheering fans in MetLife Stadium on Sunday afternoon. There were no wild Buccaneers defenders, and there was no fourth-quarter deficit.

    As Giants wideout Victor Cruz took the final steps into the end zone after an 80-yard catch-and-run midway through the fourth quarter, he heard and saw nothing. All he could think about was his grandmother, Lucy Molina, who had died on Monday at the age of 77.

    “It was almost like the place kind of went silent,” Cruz said. “And I was just there dancing with her. It was just a good moment for me.”
    Cruz’s 80-yard score brought the Giants within two points of the Bucs in Big Blue’s 41-34 come-from-behind victory. But to Cruz, it was even more important. His trademark TD salsa dance that followed was less about celebration and more about honoring Molina, the woman who had taught him to salsa years ago. Cruz did a few dance steps, then pointed skyward.“Right as I was done, I kind of looked up and held my hands up to her, letting her know that one was for her,” he said." Read more...


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    THE NEW YORK POST.

    Manning's 510 yards lift Giants to victory over Buccaneers

    http://www.nypost.com/p/sports/giant...dbacx0gn9B6qYP

    Excerpt: "The Giants either saved their season or were exposed. They were very bad for very long and very good for long enough. They fell down and got back up and fought to the end and then wanted to fight even after the end.


    There was nothing that made much sense as the Giants yesterday roared back with a 25-point fourth quarter to catch and finally pass the Buccaneers 41-34 in a crazed affair at MetLife Stadium that featured Eli Manning tossing three first-half interceptions and ending up again stamping himself as the Comeback Kid with the second-highest passing yardage total (510 yards) in franchise history." Read more...

    Giants' QB Eli Manning continues late-game greatness

    http://www.nypost.com/p/sports/giant...T1Cd6MSiUtuJoL

    Excerpt: "
    Justin Tuck is convinced Eli Manning is doing it on purpose. All these late-game heroics the Giants quarterback keeps compiling aren’t just by happenstance. Tuck is beginning to think it’s all part of a master plan Manning has hatched to enhance his NFL legacy.

    “I think he does that on purpose so at the end of his career he can have all these fourth-quarter comebacks to his credit,” Tuck said. “I think that’s what he’s doing.”

    Tuck is only kidding. At least we think he is if for no other reason than Manning’s reputation for fourth-quarter excellence has been sealed with two Super Bowl victories.

    “He’s the best second-half quarterback in the league,” Bucs 16-year veteran Ronde Barber said. “The numbers don’t lie.” Read more...

    Shciano's "order" to Bucs was uncaleld for

    http://www.nypost.com/p/sports/giant...7cmLs5wglT1VUM

    Excerpt: "
    Greg Schiano is a good football coach.

    He proved that with the job he did at Rutgers and, as a rookie NFL coach just two games into his new career at Tampa Bay, he looks to have the Buccaneers outplaying the talent they have on their roster.

    But Schiano’s behavior at the end of yesterday’s bitter 41-34 loss to the Giants at MetLife Stadium, when his team failed to protect a two-touchdown lead late in the third quarter, was pathetic and unacceptable.

    Schiano’s decision to order his players to bull rush the Giants offense while it was in the “victory formation’’ to run the clock out on the last play of a game they already had won was something out of the WWE." Read more...

    Giants' Nicks comes up big with game on the line

    http://www.nypost.com/p/sports/giant...3usf4RZns4NLeN

    Excerpt: "
    Midway through yesterday’s fourth quarter, Bucs safety Mark Barron landed on Hakeem Nicks’ right ankle, and it looked to be a pretty bad injury for the Giants wideout. Nicks had to be helped off the field, and it was a mystery when he would return.

    Or if he would return.

    One play later, Nicks came back in and hauled in a 20-yard grab to set up Martellus Bennett’s go-ahead touchdown. And a couple minutes later, Nicks pulled in a 50-yard pass, too.

    “I just knew I had to shake it off,” Nicks said. “It was a clutch time in the game. I wasn’t going to sit out.” Read more...

    Giants' Brown delivers boost to rushing attack

    http://www.nypost.com/p/sports/giant...dzU91VuuiO4fDO

    Excerpt: "Andre Brown had just two carries in his well-traveled NFL career, for negative-one yard. But, desperate times called for desperate measures after the Giants lost Ahmad Bradshaw to a neck injury and were losing the game to the Buccaneers.

    Brown entered the game and gave the ground game the jump-start it needed.

    Brown scored the game-tying two-point conversion with 6:48 left, and the game-winning touchdown with 31 seconds to play. And when it was over, he had helped Big Blue to a come-from-behind 41-34 victory over Tampa Bay.
    “I haven’t had that many carries since high school. It took me four years to even have a shot at in the NFL. It felt good,’’ said Brown, who cramped up and required an IV, so unaccustomed to the heavy workload. Not that he was complaining, not after a circuitous route to the NFL that would have made Odysseus road-weary." Read more...

    Giants' wide receiver Cruz honors grandma with touchdown salsa

    http://www.nypost.com/p/sports/giant...mN8StLGa4caYBI

    Excerpt: "
    A week ago today, Victor Cruz sat by his grandmother’s bedside and bid her a tearful goodbye as she succumbed to a combination of health issues including diabetes at age 77.

    Yesterday, in the right corner of the east end zone of MetLife Stadium with the Giants’ season hanging precariously in the balance and 80,000 fans screaming their lungs out, Cruz danced with her.

    With 6:48 remaining in a game the Giants would steal from the Buccaneers, 41-34, Cruz saved his team when he bolted past Tampa Bay safety Ronde Barber down the right sideline and hauled in an 80-yard Eli Manning touchdown pass to tie it at 27-27." Read more...

    Giants 41, Buccaneers 34: Manning passes for 510 yards as Giants rally

    http://www.bigblueview.com/2012/9/16...s-giants-rally

    Excerpt: "
    Well folks, it can't get much closer, or crazier, than that.

    The New York Giants rallied for a heart-stopping, hair-raising, 41-34 victory over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Sunday, narrowly avoiding an 0-2 start to the 2012 NFL season.
    Eli Manning threw for 510 yards and three touchdowns as the Giants (1-1) came out on top in a wild fourth-quarter finish. One, incidentally, that ended with coach tom Coughlin giving rookie Tampa Bay coach Greg Schiano an earful after Eli Manning was knocked to the ground on the final play with the Giants in victory formation." Read more...


    Eli throws for 510 yards in Giants' second half rally over Buccaneers

    http://www.nypost.com/p/sports/giant...OBwJ6ZankiaghL

    Excerpt: "Eli Manning needed a near-record performance to make up for his own mistakes and help the Super Bowl champion New York Giants avoid a second straight loss.
    Manning threw for 510 yards and three touchdowns and capped the second greatest passing day by a Giants’ quarterback by setting up Andre Brown’s game-winning 2-yard run with a 50-yard pass that lifted New York to a wild 41-34 victory Sunday over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

    The game featured four touchdowns in the final 6:48, and ended with some postgame squabbling between Giants coach Tom Coughlin and Tampa Bay coach Greg Schiano. Coughlin screamed at the former Rutgers coach after Manning was knocked down on the final play because the Bucs went all out to try to force a fumble on a kneel-down." Read more...



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    THE BERGEN RECORD

    Week 2: Giants' replay

    http://www.northjersey.com/sports/169993626_Week_2__Giants_replay.html

    Excerpt: "
    Star of the game

    Remarkable how quickly Eli Manning went from goat with three first-half interceptions to hero with two touchdown passes in the game’s final 6:48 to lead the Giants back from a fourth-quarter deficit to victory for the 23rd time. The two-time Super Bowl MVP finished 31-for-51 with three scores and 510 yards, 3 yards less than Phil Simms’ club single-game record set in 1985." Read more...

    Giants' notes: Back up Andre Brown delivers

    http://www.northjersey.com/sports/169993696_Giants_notes__Backup_RB_Andre_Brown_deli vers.html


    Excerpt: "Tom Coughlin said Andre Brown arrives at the stadium each game, never knowing what his role might be that day.

    He spent nearly an hour in the training room after the Giants’ 41-34 win over the Bucs thanks to his role for the day: feature back. Brown took over after Ahmad Bradshaw suffered a neck injury in the second quarter and gained 71 yards on 13 carries.

    He notched the game-tying two-point conversion and then the winning TD when the Bucs’ defense let him score with 31 seconds on the clock.

    "I was thinking about just making some plays on special teams," said the running back who said he has been cut 20 times since he was drafted by the Giants in 2009. "But he [Coughlin] came to me and said, ‘You’re up; let’s go ahead and make this happen.’

    "I went out there with a chip on my shoulder and ran the rock, and I did it. When was the last time I had this many carries? High school?" Read more...


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    GIANTS 101

    Giants Andre Brown comes up big as opportunity knocks

    http://www.giants101.com/2012/09/17/...tunity-knocks/

    Excerpt: "
    Going into Sunday's game against theTampa Bay Buccaneers, Brown has amassed a grand total of -1 yards rushing on two carries in his NFLcareer. Not expecting much to change for him in that regard, he was merely looking to make an impact on special teams. However, fate would thrust him into an important role and the fourth-year back out of NC State would not allow it to slip through his fingers.
    "I just needed a shot and took advantage of my shot yesterday," Brown said. "I don't think it's closure, though. I think it's a beginning. As far as me just playing in an NFL game and I really contributed to the win we had yesterday. I just think it's the beginning and I'm going to continue to work hard and I'm going to continue to go out there and do whatever coach wants me to do and be ready whenever my number's called." Read more...


    Giants battered but victorious: Monday morning hangover

    http://www.giants101.com/2012/09/17/...ning-hangover/

    Excerpt: "The New York Giants are limping out of yesterday's 41-34 victory over the upstart Tampa Bay Buccaneers and only one word comes to mind: relief. In a game the Giants sure looked like they were determined to lose through three quarters, Eli Manning and Hakeem Nicks took over in the fourth to drop Josh Freeman and Vincent Jackson and save Big Blue from starting in a big 0-2 hole.

    We're not going to lie: for much of the second and third quarters we did not think Big Blue was going to win. Most of you are lying if you say different. It really was a tale of two cities as Manning took over late after throwing for three picks in the first half; he threw for 243 yards and two touchdowns…in the fourth quarter alone. So, here we are at 1-1 with only a few injuries and a few more blown coverages to worry about and the Carolina Panthers on Thursday night to worry about." Read more...


    NY Giants angry with Greg Schiano, Tampa Bay Biccaneers over "bush league" dirty play

    http://www.giants101.com/2012/09/17/...ue-dirty-play/

    Excerpt: "
    In the week leading up to Sunday's game between the New York Giants andTampa Bay Buccaneers, Bucs head coach Greg Schiano had nothing but praise for Big Blue head coach Tom Coughlin. Schiano even went as far as to say he modeled a lot of what Tampa Bay does off of Coughlin. However, when it came time to demonstrate that respect on the field, Schiano did something Coughlin would never do: he broke an unwritten football rule and risked serious injury to his opponent out of frustration.

    As quarterback Eli Manning took the final snap of the game and prepared to kneel down and run out the clock, Buccaneers defenders dove through the line and at the knees of New York linemen. It's something rarely, if ever seen in the NFL, but something Schiano and his players defended during their post-game press conferences." Read more...

    VIDEO: Kenny Phillips unloads on Vincent Jackson

    http://www.giants101.com/2012/09/17/...ncent-jackson/

    Excerpt: "Trailing 27-16 late in the third quarter, the New York Giants were desperately looking for a momentum swing. And as an 0-2 start began to loom, it was safety Kenny Phillips who came to the rescue. He would unleash a crushing hit on Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver Vincent Jackson that changed the course of the game.
    " Read more...

    Giants defeat Buccaneers 42 - 343 in thriller

    http://www.giants101.com/2012/09/16/...4-in-thriller/

    Excerpt: "The New York Giants played some terrible football on Sunday. Not only did Eli Manning throw three interceptions (one of which was returned for a touchdown), but Tampa Bay Buccaneers wideout Vincent Jackson had his way with the Giants defensive backfield throughout the game. In short, the Giants appeared flat, and defeated for three quarters of the game.


    However, in typical Eli Manning fashion, Big Blue scored 25 points in the fourth quarter to secure a thrilling 41-34 victory. While the Giants defense had their issues throughout the day, this unit came up big when it counted. Needless to say, the Giants are not going to win many more games if they turn the ball over three times. There is a lot this team needs to improve upon if they want to survive the NFL's toughest schedule. That said, a win is a win, and the Giants needed one badly today.
    Let's take a look at the good, the bad, and the mixed from today's matchup." Read more...


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    Tom Coughlin: Giants vs. Buccaneers conference call

    http://www.bigblueview.com/2012/9/17...onference-call

    Excerpt: "
    The day after the New York Giants defeated the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, 41-34, Giants coach Tom Coughlin did not back off his post-game criticism of Buccaneers' coach Greg Schiano over the game's final play.
    "It's up to the NFL. I said what I said and I believe it to be accurate with regards to the number of years that I've been in this league and I've said my piece about it," Coughlin said.Here is more from Coughlin's Monday conference call:" Read more...

    Giants vs. Buccaneers: Learning from the snap counts

    http://www.bigblueview.com/2012/9/17...he-snap-counts

    Excerpt: "Here are a few things we can note from the snap counts data now provided by the NFL as part of the Game Book summary.
    SNAP COUNTSGiants offensive plays -- 84
    Buccaneers offensive plays -- 53
    OffenseMartellus Bennett (83) -- Missed only one of the Giants' 84 offensive plays.Will Beatty (70) -- Took over at left tackle after David Diehl went down with a knee injury.Andre Brown (53) -- That's mroe snaps than he had played in his NFL career up to that point. He will get more.Ramses Barden (47) -- Clear choice for the No. 3 receiver spot once Domenik Hixon went down with a concussion. Reuben Randle played only three snaps on offense.David Wilson (6) -- Umm, he might be "a little bit" out of Tom Coughlin's doghouse. But, he is still on a very short leash. And dropping an easy pass that pretty much killed a drive won't help." Read more...

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    Giants vs. buccaneers: 4 key plays

    http://www.bigblueview.com/2012/9/17...eers-key-plays

    Excerpt: "
    The New York Giants (1-1) defeated the Tampa Bay Buccaneers (1-1) 41-34 Sunday, but it was no easy matter. Giants quarterback Eli Manning threw three picks in the first half, but managed to bounce back in the second half, most notably in the fourth quarter. Manning finished the game passing for a career high 510 yards and three three touchdowns in the fourth quarter.
    Those stats did not come easy after an ugly first quarter where Manning threw three interceptions which the Buccaneers collected 21 points off of. However, you can never count the Giants out of a game. As great as Manning can be in the fourth quarter, he certainly doesn't get the job done all by himself. Here are the five key plays that led to the Giants' first win of the season:" Read more...

    Tom Coughlin: Coach lauds his team's character

    http://www.bigblueview.com/2012/9/16...neers-reaction

    Excerpt: "
    The New York Giants have a habit of digging themselves out of messy situations, and they did it again Sunday in their 41-34 come-from-behind victory over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Tom Coughlin recognized the character of his team after the victory.

    "A lesser group of men would have had trouble," Coughlin said during his post-game press conference. "We hung in there and we kept playing. We obviously went back and forth there, their quarterback hit a couple of big plays late. Our quarterback hit some big plays. So it was right down to the wire. Thank goodness, we are so happy to be 1-1 at this juncture. There is plenty of stuff to correct and we'll work to get that corrected. But it's a lot better correcting it when you win." Read more...

    Eli Manning says 510 yard game was "fun"

    http://www.bigblueview.com/2012/9/16...d-game-was-fun

    Excerpt: "Buccaneers vs. Giants 2012: Eli Manning Overcomes Shaky 1st Half, Throws 510 Yards in Wild 41-34 Win (viasbnation)
    Even in the modern, pass-happy, NFL a quarterback putting up 510 yards passing in a game is something you would really expect to see in a video game. That, though, is what Eli Manning did Sunday in the New York Giants' back-and-forth 41-34 victory over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Sunday.[Related: Manning's performance, by the numbers]"It's fun. As a quarterback you like to throw it. You like to be in that mix and spread them out and see what they're doing; have some runs, have some throws, and mix things up and obviously it's fun when guys are getting open and guys are making plays and you're seeing things - you get to fight back and especially the first half, you're frustrated and you're angry and then you get the excitement of coming back and see it happening. See the rally happening, see your defense get fired up and our offense thought their defense was getting tired there.," Manning said. "We thought we'd be able to sit back there for a little and make some decisions, so it's not the situation you always want to be in, but it can be fun." Read more...

    Tom Coughlin has words for Greg Schiano

    http://www.bigblueview.com/2012/9/16...r-greg-schiano


    Excerpt: "New York Giants'
    Coach Tom Coughlin obviously did not like the hit Eli Manning took on the final play of the game Sunday, with the Giants in victory formation. Below, you see him giving Tampa Bay coach Greg Schiano a piece of his mind." Read more...

    Giants 41, Buccaneers 34: Instant analysis

    http://www.bigblueview.com/2012/9/16...stant-analysis

    Excerpt: "Did anybody see anything Sunday afternoon from the New York Giants that they really didn't expect during the wild 41-34 victory over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers?

    Other than Andre Brown (13 carries, 71 yards) being the leading rusher I'd say this was pretty much par the course for the Giants as we have come to know them." Read more...

    Giants' injury reprt: Ahmad Bradshaw, David Diehl, Domenik Hixon

    http://www.bigblueview.com/2012/9/17...-domenik-hixon

    Excerpt: "
    New York Giants head coach Tom Coughlin could not tell reporters much more than everyone already knew Monday morning when it comes to injuries the team suffered on Sunday. David Diehl has an MCL injury,Ahmad Bradshaw a neck and Domenik Hixon a concussion.

    The biggest concern is likely Diehl, and Coughlin gave no information about the severity of his injury." Read more..

    NY Giants' news and notes: Monday morning link-fest

    http://www.bigblueview.com/2012/9/17/3345830/new-york-giants-news-and-notes-monday-morning-link-fest



    Tom Coughlin: Coach lauds his teams' character

    http://www.bigblueview.com/2012/9/16...neers-reaction

    Excerpt: "
    The New York Giants have a habit of digging themselves out of messy situations, and they did it again Sunday in their 41-34 come-from-behind victory over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Tom Coughlin recognized the character of his team after the victory.

    "A lesser group of men would have had trouble," Coughlin said during his post-game press conference. "We hung in there and we kept playing. We obviously went back and forth there, their quarterback hit a couple of big plays late. Our quarterback hit some big plays. So it was right down to the wire. Thank goodness, we are so happy to be 1-1 at this juncture. There is plenty of stuff to correct and we'll work to get that corrected. But it's a lot better correcting it when you win." Read more...

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    Excerpt: "he Giants wanted to redeem themselves after their opening-day lackluster showing. And they did just that by coming back from a 14-point deficit to knock off the Tampa Bay Buccaneers 41-31 at MetLife Stadium.

    The Giants found themselves in an immediate hole in the first half after quarterback Eli Manning not only threw three interceptions (which the Bucs converted into 21 points), but he also failed to get his team into the end zone on the team’s second of five trips into the red zone—a trip in which they had the ball at the Bucs’ one-yard line.

    “Just a couple bad decisions on my part led to the interceptions and learning we can’t put our defense in those types of situations,” Manning said. “Our defense is just too good to give up points and throw interceptions for touchdowns.”

    The big play for Manning and the Giants was the 80-yard touchdown reception by receiver Victor Cruz, who sought to redeem himself after last week’s forgettable showing, with two penalties and three critical drops against Dallas." Read more...

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    Giants' Brown savors new stardom

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    Excerpt: "On Sunday morning, Andre Brown arrived at MetLife Stadium preparing to play special teams.
    By Monday morning, the New York Giants running back found himself on a conference call, talking to reporters about his 71-yard rushing performance in place of the injured Ahmad Bradshaw.
    "Me on the phone with you guys, it's still like, 'Wow,'" Brown said. "I'm still taken aback by all of it."There's a chance that on Thursday night, Brown could make the first start of his NFL career against theCarolina Panthers. The Giants don't have much time before their next game. Considering the Giants kept Bradshaw out for most of the game against Tampa Bay with a neck injury, Bradshaw might not be able to play Thursday, although he did watch the rest of the game on the sideline." Read more...


    Coughlin: Wait and see on Prince

    http://espn.go.com/blog/new-york/gia...-see-on-prince

    Excerpt: "Tom Coughlin said Prince Amukamara still had "some issues" last week with his high ankle sprain but is hoping the cornerback can help on Thursday against Carolina.

    Coughlin said Amukamara will have to show in practice on Tuesday that he is a little stronger and he might have to play through some pain. Amukamara has been sidelined by a high ankle sprain since Aug. 24.

    "We'll see," Coughlin said. "He did work last week, as everybody knows, and he did have one really good day ... (and) a couple of days where we had some issues, so we'll see how he is having been able to rest here.

    "Hopefully he'll be a little bit stronger," Coughlin added. "Maybe perhaps play with a minimal amount of pain. We'll just have to see." Read more...

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    NFC East Spin Cycle: Week 2

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    Excerpt: "After successful Week One games, both the Redskins and Cowboys fell back to earth in Week Two. The Giants roared back from a double-digit deficit in the fourth quarter behind You Know Who and avoided an 0-2 start before a quick turnaround this Thursday. And the heart-attack Eagles won yet another strange one-point game in the fourth quarter.

    GIANTS
    What we learned:
    No game is ever over when Eli Manning is on the field. The game’s most clutch fourth-quarter QB until proven otherwise, Manning led a furious, 14-point comeback by throwing for an insane 243 of his career-high 510 yards and producing 25 points in the final 15 minutes. He has two of the game’s best wideouts in Hakeem Nicks and Victor Cruz, who combined for 378 of those yards and two TDs in a stirring comeback against a game Buccaneers team that controlled the action most of the first three quarters. It’s too soon to sound alarm bells about the Giants’ defense because starting slowly has been their modus operandi in several of the past few years, and they have two Super Bowl titles during that span. We’ll reserve judgment for now.

    What’s in store next:
    The Giants have a quick, somewhat nasty turnaround at Carolina on Thursday and could be doing so without RB Ahmad Bradshaw (neck), ORT Dave Diehl (knee) and WR Domenik Hixon (concussion). Facing Cam Newton and the Panthers’ diverse run game, coming off a banner afternoon against the Saints, is no easy task. The Giants must prepare for the read-option series (with two days to practice against it), and the ends probably can’t fire off the line looking to make up for the fact they have one combined sack in two games. Offensively, it could be Andre Brown doing the running again; he provided a spark in Sunday’s win with several of his 71 rushing yards coming after contact.

    What the heck?
    After a wild game that came down to the final minute, all anyone is talking about is the final play of the game and aftermath. With the Giants taking a final kneeldown to effectively end the game, the victory formation turned into a pushing match. The Buccaneers, believing the game was not over, tried to force a bad snap or fluky fumble by shoving the Giants’ front, which had given itself up at that point and Manning was knocked to the turf. Tom Coughlin did not like it at all, despite no one getting hurt from it, and he told Bucs head coach Greg Schiano as much during the postgame greeting. Nothing, it appears, is automatic in the NFL anymore. Schiano wasn’t apologizing afterward; he told the media this is how he coaches his teams to play. This story won’t go away." Read more...


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    thanks Roanoke!

    with Andre Browns performance yesterday i feel a lot better if Bradshaw will be out for a while!

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    I sure am glad those other fellows showed up at half time and won the game. The last Tampa TD could have been a great defensive play also, our guy was right there.
    Thank you Andre Brown!
    Team showed character and I hope TC can keep the sese of urgency in them. It is a no screw around season.

    Thanks-the sun always shines brighter after a victory.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BigBlue1971 View Post
    thanks Roanoke!

    with Andre Browns performance yesterday i feel a lot better if Bradshaw will be out for a while!
    No joke
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    Quote Originally Posted by Old Giant View Post
    I sure am glad those other fellows showed up at half time and won the game. The last Tampa TD could have been a great defensive play also, our guy was right there.
    Thank you Andre Brown!
    Team showed character and I hope TC can keep the sese of urgency in them. It is a no screw around season.

    Thanks-the sun always shines brighter after a victory.
    Lots of news, still putting it together
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    thanks rf

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    Quote Originally Posted by BigBlue1971 View Post
    thanks Roanoke!

    with Andre Browns performance yesterday i feel a lot better if Bradshaw will be out for a while!
    It is good to have a reliable running back behind Ahmad Bradshaw.
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    Quote Originally Posted by derekunion28 View Post
    thanks rf
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    Thanks RF !

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    I think the NFL needs to add to the list, the Quarterback kneel, as a defenseless player. There could be a number of penalties, such as: ball on the 1 yard line, suspension of the players from the next game, and if the penalties continue, then perhaps suspension to 2 or more games, and perhaps the remainder of the season. WE have penalties with roughing the kicker, hitting a receiver upon a fair catch, so why not penalize players that attempt to 'rough' the QB when defensless in taking a knee?

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