Coaches just hate when high-drafted rookies get hurt during training camp. They hate it even more when said rookie was slated to take part in a sparkly, new passing offense.
Antrel Rolle has a Super Bowl ring. So does Prince Amukamara. And newcomer Walter Thurmond. Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie knows the ropes. Now, they all need to blend together.
A lot of veterans have left, and these two expect some players to step up big — including themselves.
Prince Amukamara did quite a bit of partying this weekend. But he wasn’t at a nightclub. No, the Giants’ cornerback inexplicably rocked out at a youngster’s Bar Mitzvah.
The Giants revamped their secondary earlier this offseason through free agency, but will remain in the corner of one of their own as well.
After missing time in his first two seasons, Amukamara has stayed healthy and is playing like a top cornerback.
For the third straight week, the Giants are playing an opponent who faces a must-win situation to either remain in playoff contention or while attempting to enhance its postseason seeding.
The Lions might present the former Nebraska star and the Giants’ secondary their biggest challenge. They have to find a way to slow down the player known as “Megatron.”
We are giving out three defensive game balls for the first time ever. How can you leave out Justin Tuck with a career-high four sacks or Jon Beason for his 17 tackles or Will Hill for stealing the ball from Pierre Garcon on fourth down at the Giants 49 with 1:19 left?
Rueben Randle has caught six touchdown passes in the last six games to take over the team lead. No other Giants receiver has caught a TD in that span.
It’s time. The dominoes have lined up for the Giants, who now have the opportunity to show that they are improved enough to knock them over.
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.
It’s not that the Giants really need a reminder about harassment in the workplace, but Tom Coughlin said he’s not taking any chances.
“Last year, with what I went through, I’m still sticking to my story,” Amukamara said. “That wasn’t bullying at all. That was just fun in the locker room.”
The New York Giants have gotten off to their worst since 1976, yet at 2-6, the team does still have its sights set on an NFC East title. But in order to have a second half turnaround, some players will have to raise their performance, and others will have to maintain their first half pace.