Linval Joseph – Photo by USA Today Sports Images
This Week’s BBI-YES Network Podcast: The week’s BBI-YES Network podcast is now available at YESNetwork.com. Co-hosts Eric Kennedy and Joe Calo discuss the win against the New Orleans Saints and the upcoming game against the Atlanta Falcons.
Temple University Will Offer Head Coaching Job to Giants’ Assistant Coach: According to press reports, Temple University has decided to offer their head coaching vacancy to Giants’ Assistant Offensive Line Coach Matt Rhule. OwlScoop.com is reporting that Rhule is expected to accept the offer and a press conference to announce the hiring has been set for Monday.
Injury Update – Bradshaw, Amukamara, Phillips, Sash Out: HB Ahmad Bradshaw (knee/foot), CB Prince Amukamara (hamstring), S Kenny Phillips (knee), and S Tyler Sash (hamstring) did not practice yesterday. All four players have been officially ruled out of the game against the Atlanta Falcons on Sunday.
WR Hakeem Nicks (knee) and LB Michael Boley (back) practiced on a limited basis. Nicks is “probable” for the game while Boley is “questionable.”
“I think it was Wednesday morning (that Boley’s back problems started),” said Head Coach Tom Coughlin. “But he’s fine. I think he’ll be fine.”
DE Jason Pierre-Paul (back), OC David Baas (shoulder), and TE Travis Beckum (knee) fully practiced. All three players are “probable” for the game.
Giants.com Q&A With Head Coach Tom Coughlin: The Coughlin Corner: Heading to Atlanta by Michael Eisen of Giants.com
Player Media Q&As: Transcripts and video clips of media Q&As with the following players are available at Giants.com:
ESPN Interview with HB David Wilson: The video of yesterday’s ESPN interview with HB David Wilson is available at ESPN.com.
Article on HB David Wilson: Showing Tireless Speed, Giants Rookie Gets Second Shot by Tom Pedulla of The New York Times
Article on WR Victor Cruz: Victor Cruz Has Something to Prove by Ohm Youngmisuk of ESPNNewYork.com
Article on TE Martellus Bennett: Bennett Patterns Game After Falcons Great by George Willis of The New York Post
Articles on the Defensive Line:
- Giants’ Defensive Line in No Rush to Panic by Art Stapleton of The Bergen Record
- Giants’ Justin Tuck Prefers to Get `Down’ in NASCAR Pass Rush Package by Jenny Vrentas of The Star-Ledger
Article on CB Jayron Hosley: Giants Need Rookie DB Jayron Hosley to Step Up by Andrew Gross of The Bergen Record
BBI – Affiliate for Giants’ Official Team Store: BBI is now an affiliate of the Giants’ official team store, which includes the new Nike jerseys and other apparel.
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