Tom Rock has been a Newsday reporter since 1996 and began covering the Giants in 2008.
Prior to becoming the Giants beat writer, Tom covered the Jets for two seasons and was an outdoors columnist and covered high school and college sports.
He won the 2006 Long Island Press Club daily sports reporting award, was cited in the book “Best American Sportswriting of 2006,” and won second place in the Boating Writers International writing competition. Tom grew up in Levittown, is a 1991 graduate of Division Avenue High School, and a 1995 graduate of C.W. Post.
First-round pick Justin Pugh has yet to sign his contract with the Giants, but he said it will get done before the start of training camp in late July.
“I’m not really worried about it,” he said. “I just want to focus on football. That’s why I signed [the injury protection form to participate in the offseason program], so I can be out here. I know it’ll be done. I’m not missing any training...Read more »
Don't forget about your chance to meet Mark Herzlich and Bruce Beck, walk on the field at MetLife Stadium, and even get a tour of the locker rooms!
Herzlich and Beck are co-hosts of the NBC 4 and New York Giants Health & Fitness Expo, a family-friendly health and fitness event to be held June 22-23 at MetLife Stadium from 11 a.m. – 6 p.m
The Expo will offer an extensive lineup of...Read more »
Hakeem Nicks is still not running at full speed, but the Giants are not limiting him much on the field. Despite coming of knee surgery, Nicks was participating in practice and drill for a second straight day at minicamp. He even ran a go route, although the ball was overthrown and Nicks did not exactly burst to try to catch up to it.
Still, there’s no babying him on the part of the Giants.
“We...Read more »
Fights between players usually happen late in training camp, after guys are tired of beating on one another in the heat and humidity and full pads that go along with those grueling workouts.
They do not normally occur during minicamp, when players are wearing shorts and jerseys and a cool June breeze is blowing across the field.
And yet …
“They got a little frisky, a couple of...Read more »
Mark Herzlich said he feels like a starter. After a rookie year in which he got a two-game taste of the job before getting injured and a 2012 season in which he was a backup to Chase Blackburn, he feels ready to step into the middle linebacker job.
More importantly, his teammates seem to think he’s ready as well.
“A big part of feeling like a starter is that people around you have to...Read more »
In four seasons with the Giants, David Carr has played in only 11 games and thrown just 48 passes. At age 33 – he’ll turn 34 this summer – Carr feels he is at his peak as an NFL quarterback.
“Experience-wise I feel pretty comfortable playing football right now and physically I don’t feel like I’ve lost anything,” the former No. 1 overall draft pick said. “When you’re young you don’t know anything...Read more »