Rookie middle linebacker Greg Jones has come a long way in a short time with the Giants. And he’s about to face his toughest test yet.
Clint Sintim, Terrell Thomas, Prince Amukamara, Brian Witherspoon, Marvin Austin and Bruce Johnson. All lost for part of 2011 — or in some cases, the entire Giants season. Add Jonathan Goff to the list.
Giants linebacker Jonathan Goff will miss the season with a torn anterior cruciate ligament.
How one-sided was this one? Think of what the Indianapolis Colts did to the Giants in Week 2. Ok, so you get the idea. Only this time the road team did the damage.
Co-captain Justin Tuck doesn’t want the Giants to fall into a trap, understanding that last week’s dominant defensive effort in the 17-3 win over the Chicago Bears doesn’t automatically carry over into Houston.
The Giants, playing the type of inspired defense that initiated the chants of “Dee-fense” at Yankee Stadium in the late 1950s, stopped their early-season bleeding with a convincing 17-3 win over the Chicago Bears.
A dress rehearsal for the regular season? Oh boy. It would appear the Giants need to change the script – and in a hurry.
Yes, Eli Manning will return to the lineup – and he’s made it clear he’d like to stay in the game as long as possible.
In many ways, the 11-year NFL veteran is starting over. He has moved from the Tennessee Titans to the Giants and is coming off major knee surgery.