BBI Donations Slowing: I hate to have to do this every year because it sounds like I’m begging, but only a kick in the pants seems to work.
After the initial rush of donations to BBI, the number of new donations the last few days before yesterday has been very low. Thus far, only a small fraction of registered and non-registered BBI readers have donated.
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BBI Giants-Panthers Game Review: Our review of the Giants-Panthers preseason game is now available in the Game Previews and Reviews section of the website.
Three New BigBlueInteractive.com Training Camp Reports: BBI contributors continue to share their views on what is transpiring on the practice fields in Albany, New York. Check out the latest reports in the Training Camp section of the website. Remember to refresh you browser in order to see the latest reports.
Giants.com Training Camp Update (Video) for August 14: The Giants.com training camp video update (by Bob Papa) from yesterday is available at Giants.com.
Injury Update TE Darcy Johnson Seriously Hurt: TE Darcy Johnson injured his knee in practice yesterday morning. Johnson partially tore his ACL and sprained his MCL. There was not immediate announcement on if Johnson’s season is over or how much time he would miss.
Not practicing yesterday were WR Plaxico Burress (knee), WR Marco Thomas (groin), TE Kevin Boss (shoulder), OC Todd Londot (ankle), CB Travonti Johnson (quad), S Michael Stone (hip), LB Gerris Wilkinson (knee), LS Ryan Kuehl (calf/Achilles), and PK Lawrence Tynes (calf).
Burress has not practiced since August 2nd, when he sprained his ankle. “I’ve never really sprained an ankle,” Burress said. “This is really the first time I’ve done that and it’s strong, I’m running straight ahead. I just have a little soreness that won’t go away. I just want to get rid of it all before I go back out there, because I don’t want to have any setbacks. I just want to heal enough the first time and not worry about it lingering or nagging during the regular season. It’s tough, I’m able to run and come off the ball, it’s just the quick moves that I have to make to get open and get separation. There is no need for me to get out there if I’m playing with pain trying to get through training camp. That doesn’t make any sense.”
DE Osi Umenyiora (hip), DE Justin Tuck (foot), and LB Barry Robertson (unknown) did not practice in the morning, but did practice in the evening. WR Amani Toomer (knee), S Craig Dahl (groin), and CB Gerrick McPhearson (groin) practiced in the morning, but not the evening.
Head Coach Tom Coughlin’s Tuesday Press Conference: The transcript of Head Coach Tom Coughlin’s press conference from yesterday after the morning practice is available at Giants.com. The video of the media session is also available.
Media Q&A Sessions with Players: The video of the media Q&A sessions with the following players is available at Giants.com:
Giants Training Camp Report – Show #2: The second edition of the 2007 Giants Training Camp Report is now available at Giants.com:
Article on QB Eli Manning: Giants’ Manning Quietly Shows More Leadership by Arthur Staple of Newsday
Article on WR Steve Smith: As Smith Takes Flight, Giants Take Notice by Clifton Brown of The New York Times
Article on WR Plaxico Burress: Ankle Injury Could Hinder Giants’ Air Attack by Vinny DiTrani of The Bergen Record
Article on LB Antonio Pierce: Pierce Sets the Bar High by Michael Eisen of Giants.com
Article on S Will Demps: Douglas Has Plenty to Prove (Two Pages) by Mike Garafolo of The Star-Ledger