T-Rock's Take on the Giants
Eli Manning shut it down. He figured his season was over and there was no need to keep his throwing arm in game shape, so he’s gone the last few weeks without even lobbing a pass.
Now he’s got to get warmed up in a hurry. Manning, a second alternate, will be traveling to Hawaii next week to play in the Jan. 27 Pro Bowl. He’s replacing Aaron Rodgers, who pulled out with injuries.
“I should...Read more »
Dave Gettleman said the biggest reason he took a step back with the Giants last season was so he could take the step forward he’s taken with the Panthers.
The new general manger in Carolina was introduced today and spoke about why, last summer, he stepped down as the Giants’ director of pro personnel, a position he held since 1999, to the position of senior pro personnel analyst.
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His team and his position remain unclear, but Terrell Thomas says that he plans to play football in 2013.
The Giants cornerback who suffered a third torn ACL that required surgery last summer wrote on his blog this morning that he intended to return to the NFL.
“I am returning to football in 2013,” he wrote, “hopefully with the Giants, but my contract is up this year but most likely,...Read more »
It was just this past summer, when the Giants reorganized their pro personnel department, that Dave Gettleman sounded like a scout whose career was winding down. At age 61, after serving as the director of the team’s department since 1999, Gettleman was moved to a newly created position: Senior Pro Personnel Analyst. Ken Sternfeld took over as director.
“My role moving forward will be strictly...Read more »
No more Albany.
At least not this summer as the Giants, less than a week removed from the 2012 season, have announced plans to hold 2013’s training camp at their Timex Performance Center in the Meadowlands complex this summer. The Giants had trained at the University at Albany in 16 of the previous 17 seasons. The only time they did not during that span was in 2011 when the lockout forced...Read more »
Curtis Painter made a name for himself in 2009, when he made his NFL debut against the Jets in a game in which Peyton Manning rested. Painter played poorly, the Jets won and made it to the playoffs, and eventually the Colts beat the Jets in the AFC Championship Game with Painter planted firmly on the sideline.
He also started seven games for the Colts last year after both Manning and Kerry...Read more »
Michael Strahan has been retired from the Giants for five years, but his old team has one more assignment for him.
Jerry Reese said on Thursday that he would ask Strahan to speak with Jason Pierre-Paul about dealing with double-teams and other offensive strategies this offseason. The hope is that one of the franchise’s best defensive players of all time will be able to help mold another into...Read more »
Tom Coughlin was on the radio wrapping up the 2012 season today. He thought he should have been preparing for the playoffs.
“I can't even describe how it hurts," Coughlin said on WFAN of the disappointment of not making the postseason for the third time in the last four seasons. "I don't know what to do. I'm walking around here like a crazy man. I am. I don't know what to do with...Read more »
Victor Cruz said he was happy with the team’s performance against the Eagles on Sunday. It showed the kind of team the Giants should be.
“Unfortunately,” he said, “we couldn’t be that team when it mattered most.”
Both Cruz and Antrel Rolle, who was also on WFAN today, addressed that idea of being able to turn it on and off. While Rolle said he couldn’t say for sure that players on the...Read more »
Antrel Rolle is sorry.
That’s the message the Giants safety had as he punctuated the 2012 season with his final weekly appearance on WFAN on Wednesday. Rolle was asked for his parting thoughts on the season that ended Sunday with a 9-7 record but no playoff berth, and he took a repentant posture in answering the question.
“My final message would be … to apologize for a letdown,” Rolle...Read more »