If he can make a few people start hurting, starting with some Jets receivers on Saturday, he’ll be on his way. And the Giants’ secondary will be better for it.
New York Giants’ cornerback Terrell Thomas might play next week against the Jets.
Understandably, the odds are against him. However, Thomas wants to face the challenge. His goal is to play when New York opens the season Sept. 8 at Dallas.
Jerry Reese has placed a calendar in the room to count down the days until Super Bowl XLVIII at MetLife Stadium.
So begins the battle to become football’s first team to reach a Super Bowl played in its own back yard.
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.
Mathias Kiwanuka is going back to being a defensive end for the New York Giants — and as a starter. Kiwanuka was thrust into the role earlier this week when Jason Pierre-Paul had surgery to repair a herniated disc in his lower back.
The Giants own one pick in each of the seven rounds, plus a compensatory pick near the bottom of the seventh. Here’s a look at the Giants’ positional needs going into the NFL Draft.
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.
“Seriously, I’ve got goals,” Coughlin said. “I’ve got things I want to get done. I’ve got a foundation. I’ve got a family. I’ve got all these things that I would still very much like to accomplish.”
Just how close is Tom Coughlin to retirement? Defensive back Terrell Thomas told the NFL Network he thought his coach would call it a career after the 2012 season.
With Osi Umenyiora due to hit the free-agent market on March 12, should he make any attempt to re-sign him? How much should he pay Victor Cruz? Does he keep or release David Diehl? How about Corey Webster?
Thomas, who has battled injuries throughout his career, has not played in a regular-season game since Jan. 2, 2011, the finale of the 2010 season. Thomas missed 2011 and 2012 after tearing the anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee.
There’s not an easy answer to the Revis conundrum. Rebuilding an empty Jets roster is the key to the process for the new GM. Starting with the best defensive player in the sport should be the way to go.
It all depends on how fast, and how well, Thomas can get that knee back into shape. It may never happen, despite his best efforts. But the hard-nosed Thomas will certainly give it his best shot. That’s just part of his mental makeup.