New "Giant Thoughts" Article – A View from Europe: Long-time BBI member "English Alaister" weighs in on the Giants coming to London in the Giant Thoughts section of the website.
Injury Report: SS James Butler (ankle/hamstring) and WR Plaxico Burress (ankle) did not practice yesterday.
"(HB) Derrick Ward came out of the (49ers) game actually more nicked that he has been in previous weeks," said Head Coach Tom Coughlin. It is not clear if Ward practiced or not though The Journal News is reporting that he did not.
WR Steve Smith (shoulder) was more "advanced" in practice according to Coughlin.
DE Osi Umenyiora Wins "NFC Defensive Player of the Week" Again: DE Osi Umenyiora has been awarded the "NFC Defensive Player of the Week" award for his performance against the 49ers last Sunday. Umenyiora won the award largely due to one play where he sacked QB Trent Dilfer, forced a fumble, and then returned that fumble 75 yards for a touchdown.
This is Umenyiora’s second "NFC Defensive Player of the Week" award. He earned his first for his 6-sack game against the Philadelphia Eagles in Week 4. Umenyiora is the first Giants’ defender to win two "NFC Player of the Week" awards in the same season since DE Michael Strahan in 2001.
Head Coach Tom Coughlin’s Tuesday Press Conference: The transcript of Head Coach Tom Coughlin’s press conference from yesterday is available at Giants.com.
Video of Various Player Media Q&A Sessions: The video of the media Q&A sessions from yesterday with the following plays is available at Giants.com:
Articles on the Giants Not Missing Tiki Barber:
- Giants Offense Lays Success on Line by Arthur Staple of Newsday
- Giants Are Motivated in Absence of Barber by John Branch of The New York Times
Article on the Giants’ Passing Game: Giants Looking for Passing Upgrade by Mike Garafolo of The Star-Ledger
Quotes: DE Justin Tuck on playing the 0-7 Miami Dolphins in London: "I think what’s dangerous about them is they are 0-7 and they lost their best player (HB Ronnie Brown) – their backs are against the wall. What better situation to get their first win than to be in the limelight in London against a team that’s on a roll right now? It could be a trap game if we don’t go over there and have that mentality we need to have."