T-Rock's Take on the Giants
Andre Brown was asked what his goal for today would be.
“First,” he shouted, “be a Giant!”
The day is halfway over and it looks like he may achieve that goal.
As the Giants trim their roster to 53 players, we’ve already been able to determine many of the cuts and roster moves through sources, other reports and the Tweets of players and agents. One of those cut is running back D.J....Read more »
The Giants said they’d wait until the opener to respond to Jerry Jones’ pledge to kick their butts this season. They came this far, but apparently they couldn’t hold off quite that long.
Just hours after the preseason concluded, Mathias Kiwanuka showed that the Giants have the Cowboys and Wednesday’s regular-season start firmly in their minds. Kiwanuka was on WFAN’s Boomer & Carton show...Read more »
Bill Belichick famously exhorted his defense late in Super Bowl XLVI with the words: “This is still a Cruz and Nicks game!”
Those words will be just as accurate tonight, even if not for long.
Hakeem Nicks will see his first preseason action against the Patriots, playing with the majority of the starting offense that will take the field for the early stages of the game. That group will...Read more »
Tyler Sash is throwing the Hail Mary this afternoon.
The second-year safety has been suspended by the NFL for the first four games of the season for violating the policy on performance enhancing drugs. He claims he took the prescription drug Adderall during the offseason as prescribed by his family physician in Iowa, which is a banned substance. He appealed the suspension and lost, but now...Read more »
In the last day or so we (meaning me and my media buddies) have written a lot about rookie defensive ends Matt Broha and Adewale Ojomo. Some of you may have read those stories.
Adrian Tracy apparently has.
While the Giants were practicing this afternoon, he Tweeted this message: “: All this talk ... Y'all can forget about me if you want to. But don't be surprised when I say "I told...Read more »
I wrote a story in the paper today about Adewale Ojomo, the rookie defensive end who leads the Giants in preseason sacks. But Ojomo is actually playing with the twos, beating up on backup quarterbacks and feasting on second-string offensive linemen. The guy who is ahead of him on the depth chart and actually playing with the starters is Matt Broha, also an undrafted rookie who had an opportunity...Read more »
Shaun Rogers was told his season was over. Then he was told it might not be. Now he’s waiting to see if it in fact is.
That’s quite the emotional roller coaster for a player, especially a veteran like Rogers who was already teetering on thoughts of retirement in the spring but rededicated himself to the Giants after signing as a free agent and losing 50 pounds.
Rogers, a defensive tackle,...Read more »
No one knew what would happen when David Wilson got his chance to play with the starters on Friday night against the Bears, least of all David Wilson himself.
“I was surprised by the whole experience,” the rookie running back who made a big splash said. “Like I said, I didn’t know what to expect. To go in there and be productive, that is what I wanted to do.”
Wilson was more than simply...Read more »
Prince Amukamara has been known for two things in the last week. He combined them into one solid one-liner while talking to the media today.
“I’m not discouraged by it by no means,” the second-year cornerback said of the moderate high ankle sprain he suffered on Friday against the Bears. “I’m thankful nothing is broken and it’s all a part of football. You get banged up and I know the saying...Read more »
Right on cue, Terrell Thomas posted a blog on his website noting how optimistic he is about being able to play in the regular-season opener.
“Like I’d mention before I just aggravated my knee,” he wrote in a post that was published today, a day after the Giants lost Prince Amukamara to a high ankle sprain. “It feels strong and no swelling. I have running in the pool lately to keep active....Read more »