Jerry Reese has placed a calendar in the room to count down the days until Super Bowl XLVIII at MetLife Stadium.
A year ago, the New York Giants failed miserably in their bid to get back to the Super Bowl and defend their title. This year, the Giants just want to stay home — and become the first NFL team to play the Super Bowl in their backyard.
Heading into the NFL Draft on Thursday, look for the Giants to fill many holes on defense in the seven rounds. That doesn’t mean, of course, that general manager Jerry Reese will use the 19th pick overall to take a defensive player.
To say that Brown has earned a permanent starting spot in the Giants’ secondary next year is a gross understatement. The man has been a virtual turnover machine since stepping in full time on October 7 against Cleveland.
“Your back is against the wall,” Coughlin said. “You don’t have any choice. What we really want is right there for us. There is only one way to get it, and it’s not like playing like we did (on Sunday).”
The Giants have signed cornerback Terrance Frederick off the practice squad. Jayron Hosley will start in place of Prince Amukamara.
Jets rookie defensive lineman Quinton Coples has been fined $15,000 by the NFL on Friday.
Giants starting right cornerback Prince Amukamara missed practice Thursday with a strained hamstring.
Giants coach Tom Coughlin said that he has not ruled out running back Ahmad Bradshaw from Sunday’s matchup in Atlanta, despite a knee injury.
One down, three to go – thanks to the type of performance that will get the Giants to where they want to go.
Tom Coughlin doesn’t like the line of questioning now? If the Giants lose Sunday, those whispers of a second-half swoon will once again turn into roars. But if they win…
“You don’t worry about it,” Rolle said of Green’s comments. “I’m a deep safety. I’m going to play my responsibility, and if I get a chance I’m coming across. He’s a great receiver, though. You can’t take anything from A.J. Green.”
The Giants’ best motivation of all? The fact that they played their ‘C’ game against the Cowboys in Week 1. Watch out, Dallas.
The performance was so dominant Sunday that Candlestick Park was filled with a chant of “Let’s go Giants!” with nearly 4 minutes to play.
The Giants issued a statement of their own to 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh on Sunday. Maybe the rest of the NFL, too.