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He was a rock on an offensive line that help the Giants win two Vince Lombardi trophies. But on Friday offensive lineman David Diehl retired after spending all 11 of his NFL seasons with Big Blue.
The New York Giants missed the playoffs for the second year in a row, compiling a 7-9 record in 2013. It was only the second losing record under the leadership of Tom Coughlin as Giants head coach, who took command of the team in 2004. As the franchise’s leadership met the media after the final game of the season, one question was seemingly answered, while several other questions remained unanswered.
The New York Football Giants conclude their 2013 campaign, much like they started it, with a long list of injuries. Their opponents this week, the Washington Redskins, list only linebacker Brian Orakpo on their injury report.
Detroit Lions wide receiver Calvin Johnson is active against the New York Giants. He was listed as questionable for Sunday’s game because of an injured right knee.
The New York Football Giants increased an already lengthy injury list by adding star receiver Victor Cruz to the walking wounded this week. The Detroit Lions are crossing their fingers that All Pro receiver Calvin Johnson and leading tackler DeAndre Levy can suit up against New York.
While Rex Ryan continues to thwart the ever-growing (and ever-silly) notion that Matt Simms is some kind of answer to the Jets’ quarterback question, we turn now to the Giants and their problems.
The offensive line has stabilized. The running game is finally making strides, and Manning and his receivers are using quick, short passes to take what defenses offer instead of forcing plays over the top.
Veteran guard Chris Snee has been placed on injured reserve by the New York Giants and is out for the rest of the season because of an injured hip.
It has to happen Sunday against the Eagles, though. Already, just a quarter of the way through the schedule, the Giants are running out of chances.
Veteran lineman David Diehl will be starting at right guard for the Giants (0-4) on Sunday when they take on the Philadelphia Eagles (1-3).
Pass-rushing playmaker Jason Pierre-Paul is active for the Giants in their opener in Dallas.
“I don’t think there’s anything to it,” Manning said of his 4-0 record at AT&T Stadium, which allegedly included the Giants quarterback scribbling his name, the score, the date and the words “First Win in the New Stadium” in the visitors locker room.
Tom Coughlin announced that wide receiver Victor Cruz is probable for Sunday. Defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul is listed as questionable.
Week-to-week storylines around the NFL will continue to be unpredictable for experts. Joe Giglio gives his 48 predictions to watch during the 2013 NFL season.