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Archive for June, 2010

Get well Chad

Saturday, June 26th, 2010

I’m not going to try to keep up with this story – there are already a million tweets and articles and blogs and whatnot about Chad Jones and his car accident in New Orleans. Just gotta hope he recovers – it’s serious.

86 Giants the best ever Gmen?

Tuesday, June 22nd, 2010

This article compares the 86 Giants to the 90 Giants (and kind of to the 07 and 00 teams) and says the 1986 Giants were the best ever Giants team thanks to LT and the defense. They don’t really dig very far – I mean I’d be interested in reading about some teams I wasn’t around to see but it’s a pretty good read anyway.

A little work has never scared me – Rich Seubert

Saturday, June 19th, 2010

Nice little article here on Rich Seubert, one of my favorite Giants. I can’t be certain, but I have a feeling he’ll be our starting left guard at least one more season.

Turf tears Hixon’s ACL – Giants return game in trouble

Thursday, June 17th, 2010

The Giants lost their best (and kind of their only) return man when Domenik Hixon got caught in the sticky new turf during the first day of mini-camp. It was a non-contact injury.

I’m told that it’s normal for new turf to be somewhat sticky but why would the Gmen be practicing on it if it was a problem? Of course it depends on who you ask. The Jets say it’s fine. But the Giants…

….several players noted that the stadium’s FieldTurf, an artificial surface widely used in the N.F.L. and in college football, felt plusher and softer than surfaces they were accustomed to.

“This turf kind of snagged his foot,” Coughlin said after Tuesday’s practice. “He didn’t get it up out of the turf.”

Do the Giants have a star CB in Terrell Thomas?

Sunday, June 13th, 2010

Nice article here that made me realize something I may not have noticed in the mess that was the Giants defense last year – the strong play of Terrell Thomas. The numbers are excellent but stats don’t always show you the quality of football someone played:

the Giants team leader in tackles (101), pass breakups (16), and interceptions (5). Unofficially, he was thrown at just 48 times last season despite taking 98.3% of the team’s snaps on defense, and held opposing receivers to an average of 10.0 yards after the catch, giving up three touchdowns all season.

What does it mean? Is Terrell Thomas an NFL star?

David Tyree update

Saturday, June 12th, 2010

Nice story here on David Tyree who may be out of football but seems to have his life in pretty good order. Good luck David!

Giants secondary to mix up coverages and give player’s more decisions to make

Wednesday, June 9th, 2010

Interesting article here on the Giants defensive coordinator, Perry Fewell, and secondary coach, Peter Giunta and safeties coach, David Merritt, and how they plan to approach coverage schemes.

If I’m reading this correctly, it seems players will be making more decisions: We’ll obviously give them some guidance and direction, but hopefully they’re going to be able to say, ‘Hey, this is how we’re going to play it.’

I find this a bit surprising – I thought it might be up to the MLB or a safety to make defensive calls but it sounds like each player in the secondary will have a coverage decision to make…