A disappointing 2013 season came to a premature end for New York Giants halfback David Wilson yesterday. The second year player from Virginia Tech was placed on season-ending injured reserve by the G-men, who activated running back Andre Brown from the injured list as well. Meanwhile, the Oakland Raiders running back Darren McFadden sat out practice with a pulled hamstring and looks unlikely to play on Sunday.
After spending the last 10 weeks on recallable injured reserve with a second broken leg in less than a year, all Brown cares about is playing against the Oakland Raiders on Sunday.
The New York Football Giants had their worst start since 1976, and the team did not get its first win until Week 7 of the regular season. After beating the Minnesota Vikings on Monday Night Football, the G-men went down to Philadelphia and defeated the Eagles 15-7 to complete their first half at 2-6. With eight games remaining, including three with division rivals, Dallas and Washington, New York still has eyes on a division title. Here are five players who will need to be productive in order for the Giants to compete.
“Obviously no one in this division is running away with anything, and you never know what can happen,” Manning told WFAN host Mike Francesa. “We’ve got a lot of football (left), and (we’re) not too far behind.”
It’s now up to Peyton Hillis to handle a large workload at running back for the 1-6 Giants.
The New York Football Giants seek to extend their winning streak to a modest two games as the team faces the Philadelphia Eagles at Lincoln Financial Field. The Giants fluid offensive line situation changed again this week, after starting center David Baas was placed on season ending injured reserve. The Eagles enter the contest relatively healthy, although last week’s starting quarterback, Nick Foles, is likely out with a concussion.
Brandon Jacobs said the popular fantasy leagues are a “huge problem” after a Twitter tough guy threatened “ITS OVER FOR YOU AND YO FAMILY” unless he rushed for 50 yards and a pair of touchdowns.
A Connecticut man has been charged with threatening New York Mets players, coaches and executives on Twitter postings.
By its very nature, the media has given even the most modest of users an overinflated sense of self-importance. It has turned the egotistical and self-absorbed athlete into an even larger bigger-than-life entity.
One tweet read, “ON LIFE BRANDON IF YOU DON’T RUSH FOR 50 YARDS AND 2 TOUCHDOWNS TONIGHT ITS OVER FOR YOU AND YO FAMILY N—-.”
The winless Giants have had about a million things go wrong for them this season, including an inability to keep anyone healthy in their backfield.
The New York Giants have a pretty good hunch what to expect from Minnesota with newcomer Josh Freeman taking over at quarterback for the struggling Vikings.
Although you may not think it’s possible, the Giants really are not the worst team in the NFL — despite their 0-6 record.
The 27-year-old has played for the Broncos, Browns, Chiefs and Buccaneers. Hillis was active for just one game for the Bucs in 2013 — he didn’t have any carries or catches — before being released on September 21.
With only one halfback healthy, the Giants are holding some open tryouts on Tuesday in an effort to add some depth — and maybe, just maybe, catch lightning in a bottle.