Teams played their first preseason game this week, offering coaches and GMs their first glimpse of the strengths and weakness of their roster.
Teams squared off against one another for the first time this season, often at full speed, and occasionally featuring first team offensive sets.
“It really was careless, I don’t care how much and how well he played the game, there are certain things that have to happen before you run the ball,” Tom Coughlin said Sunday in a conference call.
These catastrophes in first preseason games can’t be taken too seriously. What can, though, is the overall body of a summer’s work.
Banged-up and grieving, Justin Tuck contemplated retirement during the 2011 season. Consider it all behind him. The Giants defensive end now says he’s nowhere near calling it a career.
The New York Jets didn’t score a touchdown until their preseason finale in 2012. The team is hoping a new year — and a legitimate quarterback competition — will bring better results.
Move over, rookie. Mark Sanchez has a “slight” lead over Geno Smith in the Jets’ quarterback competition, according to Metro New York.
Brooklyn will get a look at its future NHL franchise in September, when the Islanders play the Devils in a preseason tilt at Barclays Center.
Tyson Chandler said he didn’t have much concern after his injury, which occurred when he fell to the court after a collision with the Nets’ Gerald Wallace.
For unhappy hockey fans, the hits just keep on coming.
If Mark Sanchez and Tim Tebow don’t get it done in the red zone, the Jets can turn to Greg McElroy. After all, he was the only quarterback to lead the Jets to a touchdown this preseason.
After all, the NFL has many rules and nuances. Some of these officials aren’t exactly used to speaking in front of 75,000 rabid football fans, never mind a national television audience.
It’s not like coach Tom Coughlin’s job got much easier, but he likely got a bit more clarity about a few of his positions in Wednesday’s preseason finale.
A civilized person might hide the names to protect the innocent. But, hey, we’re not about that here. Not at all. You put yourself out there, you take the heat. So here’s the heat.