T-Rock's Take on the Giants
Could a reunion between the Giants and Brandon Jacobs really happen?
“I know Brandon is hoping and praying and dying to be back a Giant,” running backs coach Jerald Ingram said last night at the ESPN The Magazine Pre-Draft party in Manhattan. “Things didn’t work out the way he wanted to a year ago. He’s an emotional guy, he wants to be on the field, he wants to do those kinds of things, wants...Read more »
If the Giants are going into their draft with a pure “best player available” mentality, it will be interesting to see how many rounds pass by before they take a stab at Tyrann Mathieu. The former LSU cornerback with well-documented off-the-field issues including a long list of failed drug tests in college may be one of the most talented prospects in this year’s pool of players. But due to those...Read more »
Yesterday Victor Cruz was a restricted free agent. Today he’s just restricted.
The deadline for any of the other 31 teams in the NFL to make an offer for Cruz came and went at midnight last night without so much as a salsa, meaning that the full rights to sign the wide receiver for the 2013 season revert back to the Giants. Cruz’ options – at least the sane, sensible options – are reduced...Read more »
Preseason Aug. 10 at Pittsburgh, 7:30 p.m. Aug. 18 vs. Indianapolis, 7 p.m. Aug. 24 vs. Jets, 7 p.m. Aug. 29 at New England, 7:30 p.m.
Regular Season Sept. 8 at Dallas, 8:30 p.m. Sept. 15 vs. Denver, 4:25 p.m. Sept. 22 at Carolina, 1 p.m. Sept. 29 at Kansas City, 1 p.m. Oct. 6 vs. Philadelphia, 1 p.m. Oct. 10 (Thurs) at Chicago, 8:25 p.m. Oct. 21 (Mon) vs. Minnesota, 8:40 p.m. Oct. 27 at Philadelphia,...Read more »
The man who oversaw Eli Manning’s first throws of 2013 is expecting big things from the rest of them.
David Cutliffe, Manning’s former coach at Ole Miss, watched his protégé pass to Hakeem Nicks, Victor Cruz and Louis Murphy at Duke University (where he now coaches) last week.
"His arm was tremendous during this round," Cutcliffe told Colin Cowherd on ESPN Radio today. "We...Read more »
A powerful film from the 30 for 30 Shorts documentary series:...Read more »
One of the reasons for Jason Pierre-Paul’s subpar numbers in 2012 when he had just 6.5 sacks – 10 fewer than the previous season – was the regular diet of double teams that he faced. He’ll likely continue to see them this year, too. But while he was able to fight through them enough to have a decent season in run defense and quarterback pressures, the trick for 2013 will be in trying to avoid them.
“I...Read more »
The Giants have a history of starting out strong and then slipping through the second half of the season. Sometimes, like in 2007 and 2011, they catch themselves in time to make a championship run. Other times, like last year, they never manage to regain their footing.
Jason Pierre-Paul wants to put a stop to that.
“We can’t [mess] around this year,” he said. “The falling down, and going...Read more »
Justin Tuck was hoping that Victor Cruz would show up for the first week of voluntary workouts with the Giants this week, but he was not surprised that he didn't. The restricted free agent has kept his distance from the team during the first few days.
"Victor has to do what Victor thinks is best for Victor," Justin Tuck said at Tuesday's event at Umberto's of New Hyde Park. "And...Read more »
The Giants spent two days with Notre Dame linebacker Manti Te’o last week and there is a possibility they could spend the 19th overall pick in next week’s draft on him as well. One current Giant said he would welcome the addition of the controversial player.
“I think he’d do well (with the Giants),” defensive captain Justin Tuck said on Tuesday at an event at Umberto’s of New Hyde Park. “I...Read more »