The Giants’ safety was honored at the Thurman Munson Awards Dinner at the Grand Hyatt in Manhattan on Tuesday and told reporters he watched Super Bowl XLVIII with Green Bay Packers tight end Jermichael Finley.
The Broncos’ quarterback was chosen on all 50 ballots from media members who regularly cover the NFL. Manning also was an All-Pro in 2003, ’04, ’05, ’08, ’09 and last season.
Jon Beason wants to return to the Giants, and it seems the feeling is mutual. Big Blue has “already begun the process of trying to retain” him, according to the Newark Star-Ledger.
“Whatever I can do to help this team and to keep this team together, and help us to build an even better team, I’m willing to do. I’m a team guy, a team player.”
The New York Giants limped past the lifeless Washington Redskins 20-6 in the rainy Meadowlands. New York lost quarterback Eli Manning to an ankle injury late in the first half, but rode two Jerrel Jernigan touchdowns to the victory. The loss likely ends the Mike Shanahan-era in Washington.
Kansas City and San Francisco will have plenty of clout in Honolulu if they don’t make it to New Jersey for the Super Bowl.
The Jets and Giants’ seasons end on Sunday, of course. But neither squad should go unrepresented on Friday night when the NFL announces its Pro Bowl squad at 9 p.m.
Eli Manning and Antrel Rolle won’t make excuses for the Giants failing to make the playoffs this season. But they do like the fact that the team is playing hard with nothing to play for.
Coming off an embarrassing home shutout against the Seattle Seahawks last week, no one knew what to expect from the New York Giants this week. But New York hung on through a second-half swoon, and Big Blue defeated the Detroit Lions 23-20 in overtime at Ford Field.
After missing time in his first two seasons, Amukamara has stayed healthy and is playing like a top cornerback.
Three days after the so-called schism was the biggest thing to come out of the Giants-Seattle Seahawks game this past weekend, Rolle didn’t want to have anything to do with it.
As far as Antrel Rolle is concerned, the Giants’ disappointing 2013 season has not been about messages not getting through, locker room strife or divisiveness, the things the media love to point to first.
For the first time – at least publicly – a rift could be developing between the struggling, mistake-prone offense and a defense that has been asked time and time again to keep the team in games.
The offense never got into gear, failing to cross the 50 until nearly seven minutes remained in the game.
Giants safety Antrel Rolle interrupted Tom Coughlin’s locker room speech to passionately defend his coach.