Friday, September 30, 2011

Osi Umenyiora wants in on the Giants' trip to Arizona, says he can play on Sunday

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By Ebenezer Samuel - NY Dailynews 9/30/11

Giants vs. Cardinals: TV Schedule, Live Streaming, Radio, Game Time and More

PHILADELPHIA, PA - SEPTEMBER 25:  Eli Manning #10 of the New York Giants throws against the Philadelphia Eagles at Lincoln Financial Field on September 25, 2011 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  (Photo by Chris Trotman/Getty Images)
By Adam Wells - Bleacher Report 9/30/11

Giants-Cardinals: A look ahead to the matchup in the desert

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Giants cornerback Aaron Ross had a two-interception game against the Eagles after being benched in the victory over the Rams. Now, he faces a tough matchup in Cardinals wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald.
By Mike Garafolo - Star Ledger 9/30/11

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One day soon, perhaps tomorrow and hopefully Sunday, the Giants will have both of their Pro Bowl defensive ends on the field at the same time. But lately, Justin Tuck and Osi Umenyiora seem as if they’re trying to avoid being seen together.

By Michael Eisen - Giants.com 9/30/11

Giants' Hakeem Nicks makes a bold prediction despite sitting out from practice

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Giants wide receiver Hakeem Nicks, who hurt his knee in Week 1, has made seven catches for 63 yards in his past two games.
By Zach Berman - Star Ledger 9/30/11

Giants aim to avoid letdown against Cardinals after big win over Eagles

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Eli Manning and the Giants are coming off an emotional 29-16 win over the rival Philadelphia Eagles last Sunday.
By Mike Garafolo - Star Ledger 9/30/11

Justin Tuck deals with pain in neck, NY Giants struggle to get all defensive ends on field together

Justin Tuck remains concerned that the pain in his neck isn't going away since the Giants defensive end suffered a stinger against the Jets on Aug. 29.
Justin Tuck remains concerned that the pain in his neck isn't going away since the Giants defensive end suffered a stinger against the Jets on Aug. 29.
By Ralph Vacchiano - NY Dailynews 9/30/11

Giants try to avoid letdown vs. Cards

AND FOR DESERT ... Aaron Ross (top) celebrates with Antrel Rolle (center), Kenny Phillips (left) and Mathias Kiwanuka after Ross’ interception in last week’s 29-16 upset of the Eagles. The team travels to face Arizona on Sunday in a possible trap game vs. the Cardinals.
AND FOR DESERT ... Aaron Ross (top) celebrates with Antrel Rolle (center), Kenny Phillips (left) and Mathias Kiwanuka after Ross’ interception in last week’s 29-16 upset of the Eagles. The team travels to face Arizona on Sunday in a possible trap game vs. the Cardinals.
By Bart Hubbuch - NY Post 9/30/11

Jacobs: Giants critics can go back to living their 'miserable lives'

SAY, WHAT?!?Brandon Jacobs says Giants fans 'don't mean anything to us if they don't believe in us,' and 'can go back and finish living their miserable lives that they've been living and hoping that we lose.'
SAY, WHAT?!? Brandon Jacobs says Giants fans "don't mean anything to us if they don't believe in us," and "can go back and finish living their miserable lives that they've been living and hoping that we lose."
By Bart Hubbuch - NY Post 9/30/11

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Boley taking charge for Giants

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By Brian Lewis - NY Post 9/29/11

Cardinals QB 'grinding' to face Giants

By Bob Baum - NY Post 9/29/11

Tiki, Keyshawn eligible for Hall of Fame

By Associated Press - 9/29/11

NFL Power Rankings: Giants closer to Jets than we thought

By Justin Terranova - NY Post 9/29/11

Chris Snee: Giants’ Eli Manning Always ‘Criticized For Something’

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By WFAN.com 9/29/11

Cardinals' Larry Fitzgerald looking forward to playful but competitive matchup with Giants' Antrel Rolle

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Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald playfully said he's looking to exact revenge for when Giants safety Antrel Rolle, his former teammate in Arizona, injured his nose in college.
By Mike Garafolo - Star Ledger 9/29/11

Giants CB Prince Amukamara still sidelined, hoped to return for Cardinals game

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Prince Amukamara has not yet returned to practice.
By Zach Berman - Star Ledger 9/29/11

Giants' Osi Umenyiora returns to practice, but status for Cardinals game is unclear

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Giants Osi Umenyiora during a practice session at the Giants training facility in East Rutherford. 9/28/11 John O'Boyle/The Star-Ledger
By Mike Garafolo - Star Ledger 9/29/11

Jason Pierre-Paul says he's 'cool with Osi Umenyiora starting over him for NY Giants upon return

NY Giants defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul says he'll be all smiles even if Osi Umenyiora returns to start ahead of him. He says he'll just record sacks coming off the bench.
NY Giants defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul says he'll be all smiles even if Osi Umenyiora returns to start ahead of him. He says he'll just record sacks coming off the bench
By Ebenezer Samuel & Ralph Vacchiano - NY Dailynews 9/29/11

Eli Manning's patience pays off as NY Giants offense hits stride despite shifting parts and youth

Eli Manning can celebrate that he has helped the Giants offense pick up the pace after a slow start against the Washington Redskins in Week 1.
Eli Manning can celebrate that he has helped the Giants offense pick up the pace after a slow start against the Washington Redskins in Week 1.
By Ralph Vacchiano - NY Dailynews 9/29/11

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Giants' Osi Umenyiora to return to practice today

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Giants defensive end Osi Umenyiora will practice today for the first time since undergoing knee surgery on Aug. 19.
By Mike Garafolo - Star Ledger 9/28/11

Giants' Mario Manningham passes concussion tests, officially cleared to practice

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Giants wide receiver Mario Manningham has been cleared by doctors and the team to return to practice on a limited basis after sitting out a week with a concussion.
By Mike Garafolo - Star Ledger 9/28/11

NFL Trade Deadline: 2 Trades the New York Giants Should Consider

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By Jeff Shull - Bleacher Report 9/28/11

Giants (not Jets) are the talk of the town: A fan’s take

By Adam Martini - Yahoo Sports 9/28/11

New York Giants: Is Victor Cruz Ready to Step Up in the Offense?

PHILADELPHIA, PA - SEPTEMBER 25: Victor Cruz #80 of the New York Giants scores a touchdown against Jarrad Page #41 of the Philadelphia Eagles and Nnamdi Asomugha #24  during the fourth quarter at Lincoln Financial Field on September 25, 2011 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The Giants defeated the Eagles 29-16.  (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)
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By Doug Rush - Bleacher Report 9/28/11

Antrel Rolle backtracks on comments defending Giants safety's penalty against Philadelphia Eagles

Giants safety Antrel Rolle (c., below) grabs the facemask of Eagles receiver Jeremy Maclin on Sunday, losing his cool but helping Big Blue to an upset of the Philadelphia 'Dream Team.'
Giants safety Antrel Rolle grabs the facemask of Eagles receiver Jeremy Maclin on Sunday, losing his cool but helping Big Blue to an upset of the Philadelphia 'Dream Team.'
By Ralph Vacchiano - NY Dailynews 9/28/11

Key Players For Week 4 New York Giants vs. Arizona Cardinals Matchup


Alan Branch Eli Manning #10 of the New York Giants runs out of the pocket from Alan Branch #78 the Arizona Cardinals on October 25, 2009 at Giants Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey.
By Author of Mario Manningham Facebook Fan Page - InReeseWeTrust.com 9/28/11  

   The New York Football Giants touched up their record to 2-1 on Sunday September 25th, 2011 with a win against the Philadelphia Eagles. Let’s all be honest, advancing into this game was probably one of the most nerve racking games on our schedule, for the simple fact that they were the team who ended our season (confidence wise).  A massive amount of pressure was on the Giants shoulders to snap the six game losing streak to these green birds and come out and play physical, even if they couldn’t get a victory.  Unexpectedly, Big Blue exploded on the field early and came out quick and fierce. With the absences of WR Mario Manningham & DE Osi Umenyiora, the G-Men yanked a ‘W,’ out of the bag anyways. On Sunday October 2nd, we will travel to Arizona to play the (1-2) Cardinals. If the Giants want to begin a three game win streak, the following players have to stand out.

   Despite having 17 tackles this season so far, DB Deon Grant is our first victim this week. The 12th year man out of Tennessee hasn’t been as aggressive as he normally is. Some fans and writers have diagnosed Grant with the “Deon Sanders Syndrome,” which means he tackles poorly and depends on his body and shoulder to do the work for him. New York Giants fans were extremely pleased when Deon re-signed before the season started because of his play making ability from the previous 2010 NFL Season. With 72 total tackles, 1 sack, 3 interceptions, and 3 fumble recoveries, the 32-year old still has gas left in the tank. Furthermore, our defensive backfield is decimated enough and we could really use a superstar performance.  This is why his presentation against the Cardinals must be effective.

   During this past offseason and NFL lock out, the Giants became bare at the linebacker position. As a result, in the 2011 NFL Draft, they picked up Greg Jones (Michigan State) and Jacquian Williams (South Florida).  Big Blue lost their primary LB Jonathon Goff to a season-ending injury (Torn ACL), which caused them to start Jones in the first week of the season against the Washington Redskins.  In three games and three starts, this rookie out of MSU has a total of 7 tackles. His main obstacle is scanning the opposing teams’ offense and becoming deceived on certain plays. Brainy teams will take advantage of the fact that he is still a rookie, and throw confusing audible plays at him. Greg Jones needs to step up this week against the Arizona Cardinals because only having one tackle in an entire game (week 3 against the Philadelphia Eagles), is not acceptable for a starting LB. If Greg can’t handle the predicament he’s in at the moment, LB Jacquian Williams or LB Mark Herzlich will definitely eye some playing time alongside Michael Boley and Mathias Kiwanuka.

   On the offensive side of the ball, rookie FB Henry Hynoski is the last man remaining on the list of “Key Players,” for this week. The Giants signed this undrafted free agent to replace former FB Madison Hedgecock. With the NFL Lock Out and barely any practice or minicamp, Hynoski was immediately shoved into the Giants starting offense, having to block for RB’s Brandon Jacobs and Ahmad Bradshaw. Although he lacks speed, agility, and running ability, Henry is excellent at picking up the blitz and doing the dirty work.  For a rookie, his effort has been tremendously helpful but, he needs to continue with this production if he wants to stick around the starting job.  The Arizona Cardinals are ranked 27th against the run, so the Giants need Hynoski to block like never before. If RB’s Ahmad Bradshaw and Brandon Jacobs can run through the Cardinals defense, the game is in our hands.
    
  To sum up, week 4 of the 2011 NFL season is just around the corner and the Giants have a great opportunity to improve their record to 3-1 against the Cardinals. We will have the upper hand if DB Deon Grant, LB Greg Jones, and FB Henry Hynoski come into view this week. It is significant that the Giants come out the same exact way they did against the Philadelphia Eagles last week. Now that our confidence is up, injured players are returning, and coaching is improved, we have to take advantage of this simple time and win! Remember to keep your eyes open for these players and watch the Giants carve up the Cardinals at 4:05 PM! Amazingly, in the “Key Players,” article I wrote last week, the three Giants I touched on all had solid performances against the Eagles. Did they happen to read the article? GO G-MEN!

Justin Tuck, NY Giants admit they needed confidence boost from win over Eagles to erase doubts

NY Giants fullback Henry Hynoski (l.) greets wide receiver Victor Cruz after a touchdown Sunday as the Giants score much-needed confidence in a win over the Eagles.
NY Giants fullback Henry Hynoski (l.) greets wide receiver Victor Cruz after a touchdown Sunday as the Giants score much-needed confidence in a win over the Eagles.
By Ralph Vacchiano - NY Dailynews 9/28/11

Giants' Armstead: Rookie LB Williams plays like me

EARLY IMPACT: Jacquian Williams, who had nine tackles vs. the Eagles on Sunday, takes down LeSean McCoy during the second half of the Giants' 29-16 victory in Philadelphia.
EARLY IMPACT: Jacquian Williams, who had nine tackles vs. the Eagles on Sunday, takes down LeSean McCoy during the second half of the Giants' 29-16 victory in Philadelphia.
By Paul Schwartz - NY Post 9/28/11

Giants' Eli Manning named NFC Offensive Player of the Week

Eli Manning Eli Manning #10 of the New York Giants passes against the Philadelphia Eagles at Lincoln Financial Field on November 9, 2008 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
By Jeff Roberts - NorthJersey.com

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Antrel Rolle On WFAN: It’s Always Heated When Giants Face Eagles

Jeremy Maclin, Antrel Rolle (credit: Rob Carr/Getty Images)

Giants Power Rankings Roundup

Giants.com takes a look at the national sports scene to see where Big Blue stacks up in the power rankings.

By Giants.com 9/27/11

Down the same road

Both sons of the Sunshine State, Jason Pierre-Paul and Jacquian Williams defied the odds of playing pro football -- together!

By Dan Salomone - Giants.com 9/27/11

Justin Tuck Interview with Boomer & Carton on WFAN Sports Radio 9/27/11

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Giants have reason to feel good after beating Eagles' Dream Team with pass rush on Michael Vick

Giants defenders Jacquian Williams (c.) and Chris Canty (l.) take down Eagles QB Michael Vick.
Giants defenders Jacquian Williams (c.) and Chris Canty (l.) take down Eagles QB Michael Vick.
By Gary Myers - NY Dailynews 9/27/11

Big Blue gets boost from beating Birds

HELP ALL AROUND: Performances like those from fill-in Victor Cruz helped the Giants get a statement win over the Eagles on Sunday.
HELP ALL AROUND: Performances like those from fill-in Victor Cruz helped the Giants get a statement win over the Eagles on Sunday.
By Paul Schwartz - NY Post 9/27/11

Giants' Tuck says neck, groin won't bench him

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By Paul Schwartz - NY Post 9/27/11

Mario: Giants WRs super

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - OCTOBER 17: Mario Manningham #82 of the New York Giants against the Detroit Lions at New Meadowlands Stadium on October 17, 2010 in East Rutherford, New Jersey.  (Photo by Nick Laham/Getty Images)
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By Paul Schwartz - NY Post 9/27/11

Monday, September 26, 2011

Giants-Eagles game review: A look back to the Giants' stunning upset

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Giants cornerback Aaron Ross had a pair of interceptions in Sunday's victory over the Eagles one week after being benched against the Rams.
By Mike Garafolo - Star Ledger 9/26/11

Justin Tuck Interview with Mike Francesa on WFAN Sports Radio 9/26/11

Justin Tuck Michael Vick #7 of the Philadelphia Eagles runs with the ball against Justin Tuck #91 of the New York Giants at Lincoln Financial Field on November 21, 2010 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
NYG Justin Tuck joins Mike in his weekly spot

Big Blue Plays True

Quarterback Eli Manning #10 of the New York Giants throws a pass against the Philadelphia Eagles at Lincoln Financial Field on September 25, 2011 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (credit: Rob Carr/Getty Images)
Quarterback Eli Manning #10 of the New York Giants throws a pass against the Philadelphia Eagles at Lincoln Financial Field on September 25, 2011 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (credit: Rob Carr/Getty Images)
By Jason Keidel

Victor Cruz 2nd TD vs Eagles 2011

Giants' Chris Canty, Mathias Kiwanuka disagree with Michael Vick's claiming he was hit illegally

Giants defensive tackle Chris Canty said his hit on Eagles quarterback Michael Vick on this play, which bruised Vick's hand, was clean. Vick believes he doesn't get protected by the officials as much as other quarterbacks.
By Mike Garafolo - Star Ledger 9/26/11

Tom Coughlin Interview with Mike Francesa on WFAN Sports Radio 9/26/11


Giving Eli Manning The Credit He Deserves

Quarterback Michael Vick #7 of the Philadelphia Eagles and Eli Manning #10 of the New York Giants talk at midfield after the Giants defeated the Eagles 29-16 at Lincoln Financial Field on September 25, 2011 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (credit: Rob Carr/Getty Images)
Quarterback Michael Vick #7 of the Philadelphia Eagles and Eli Manning #10 of the New York Giants talk at midfield after the Giants defeated the Eagles 29-16 at Lincoln Financial Field on September 25, 2011 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (credit: Rob Carr/Getty Images)
By Sean Hartnett - WFAN.com 9/26/11

Giants' RBs tell Eagles to 'keep dreamin'

Brandon Jacobs catches a 40 yard touchdown in the 1st quarter yesterday. 
By Mike Mazzeo - ESPNNY.com 9/26/11

Manning's most impressive stat? No TOs


 New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning celebrates his touchdown pass to wide receiver Derek Hagan during the second half of an NFL football game against the Philadelphia Eagles in Philadelphia, Sunday, Nov. 21, 2010. (AP Photo/Miles Kennedy)
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By Mike Mazzeo - ESPNNY.com 9/26 11

Sullivan: Paterson's Victor Cruz grabs spotlight in Giants win over Eagles

Giants wide receiver Victor Cruz reacts as he scoring his first NFL touchdown in the first half on Sunday in Philadelphia.
Giants wide receiver Victor Cruz reacts as he scoring his first NFL touchdown in the first half on Sunday in Philadelphia.
By Tara Sullivan - NorthJersey.com 9/26/11

New York Giants: 5 Reasons Giants Can Win NFC East

PHILADELPHIA, PA - SEPTEMBER 25:   Aaron Ross #31 of the New York Giants makes an interception over Jeremy Maclin #18 of the Philadelphia Eagles during the game at Lincoln Financial Field on September 25, 2011 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  (Photo by Rob
By Jeffrey Schmidt - Bleacher Report 9/26/11

Giants vs Eagles: How the Giants Finally Ended the Losing Streak Against Philly

PHILADELPHIA, PA - SEPTEMBER 25: Quarterback  Eli Manning #10 of the New York Giants talks with head coach Tom Coughlin during the second half against the Philadelphia Eagles at Lincoln Financial Field on September 25, 2011 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
By Doug Rush - Bleacher Report 9/26/11

Postgame Notes & Statistics

Giants.com's Michael Eisen breaks down all the key statistics from the Giants win over the Eagles!

By Michael Eisen - Giants.com 9/26/11

Giants vs. Eagles: 6 Things We Learned About New York in 29-16 Win

PHILADELPHIA, PA - SEPTEMBER 25:  Eli Manning #10 of the New York Giants throws against the Philadelphia Eagles at Lincoln Financial Field on September 25, 2011 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  (Photo by Chris Trotman/Getty Images)
By Jeff Shull - Bleacher Report 9/26/11

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