Nov 142013
 
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November 14, 2013 New York Giants Injury Report: Not practicing on Thursday were DE Jason Pierre-Paul (shoulder) and CB Corey Webster (groin/ankle).

CB Terrell Thomas (knee), RB Brandon Jacobs (hamstring/knee), and TE Bear Pascoe (ankle) practiced on a limited basis.

November 14, 2013 New York Giants Coach Media Sessions: Transcripts and video clips of Thursday’s media sessions with the following coaches are available at Giants.com:

November 14, 2013 New York Giants Player Media Sessions: Transcripts and video of Thursday’s media sessions with the following players are available at Giants.com:

Articles on QB Eli Manning:

Article on New York Giants Running Backs:

Articles on New York Giants Defensive Line:

Article on LB Keith Rivers: LB Rivers looks to make consistent impact by Dan Salomone of Giants.com

Nov 102013
 
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New York Giants Win Third Game in a Row, Beat Oakland Raiders 24-20:  The New York Giants defeated the Oakland Raiders 24-20 on Sunday afternoon at a windy MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey. With the victory, the Giants have improved their record to 3-6; it is New York’s third win in a row after starting the season 0-6.

Offensive and special teams miscues by the Giants kept the game closer than it probably should have been. WR Jerrel Jernigan fumbled away the opening kickoff. The ball was recovered by the Raiders at the Giants’ 27-yard line and returned to the 5-yard line. Two plays later, QB Terrell Pryor of the Raiders scored from one yard out and the Oakland was up quickly 7-0.

The Giants went three-and-out on their first offensive possession. The Raiders crossed midfield but were pushed back a holding penalty. Four plays later, on 4th-and-15, DE Damontre Moore blocked Oakland’s punt. S Cooper Taylor recovered the loose ball at the the Raiders’ 21-yard line and returned it for a touchdown. The game was tied at 7-7.

Oakland picked up first down on their third possession, but then punted. On New York’s second possession, the Giants also picked up one first down, but were pushed back by an 11-yard sack. On 3rd-and-20, RB Peyton Hillis fumbled the ball away after a short pass from QB Eli Manning on a screen play. The ball was recovered by the Raiders at the Giants’ 21-yard line. New York’s defense held and forced a 33-yard field goal. Raiders 10 – Giants 7.

New York’s offense continued to struggle on their third possession as the Giants only picked up one first down and then punted. On the Giants’ first three offensive possessions, the Giants only gained two first downs and 20 yards, with two punts and one fumble. After the Raiders went three-and-out, the offense finally got its act together, driving 90 yards in 11 plays. The drive culminated with a 5-yard touchdown pass from Manning to WR Rueben Randle. Giants 14 – Raiders 10.

On the ensuing Raiders’ possession, Oakland picked up a couple of first downs but was forced to punt, the ball being downed at the Giants’ 3-yard line with less than five minutes to go in the half. The Giants moved the ball to their own 37-yard line. But on 1st-and-10 with 1:28 left before intermission, Manning’s pass intended for WR Victor Cruz was intercepted by CB Tracy Porter at the Giants’ 43-yard line and returned for a touchdown.

At the half, the Raiders led 17-14.

The Raiders extended their lead to 20-14 with their best offensive drive of the game on their opening possession of the third quarter. The Raiders march 74 yards in 14 plays and had the ball 1st-and-goal at the Giants’ 1-yard line. But New York’s defense held and forced a 23-yard field goal. That would be Oakland’s last points of the game.

The Giants’ offense went three-and-out on their first possession of the second half. A bad punt by P Steve Weatherford traveled only 27 yards and gave the Raiders the ball at the Giants’ 48-yard line. (Weatherford had a rough day punting, averaging only 30 yards per punt). After picking up a first down, the Raiders faced a 3rd-and-9 from the Giants’ 33-yard line. CB Terrell Thomas picked off Pryor at the 30-yard line and returned the interception 65 yards to the Oakland 5-yard line. Two plays later, RB Andre Brown scored from one yard out and the Giants regained the lead 21-20.

The Raiders went three-and-out and punted the ball away as the third quarter expired. The Giants’ offense then drove 70 yards in 13 plays, but were not able to punch the ball in after facing 1st-and-goal from the 4-yard line. New York settled for a 23-yard field goal by PK Josh Brown and a 24-20 advantage.

The Raiders and Giants then exchanged three-and-outs. Weatherford’s punt was partially blocked and only travelled seven yards with less than five minutes to play in the game. Oakland picked up one first down, but on third-and-10, Pryor was sacked by DE Mathias Kiwanuka, who stripped the football loose. DT Cullen Jenkins recovered with 3:21 left in the game. The Giants successfully ran out the clock with Andre Brown carrying the load.

Offensively, Manning finished the game 12-of-22 for 140 yards, one touchdown, and one interception. His leading receivers were WR Hakeem Nicks (four catches for 49 yards), Randle (three catches for 50 yards and a touchdown), and Cruz (three catches for 37 yards). Andre Brown carried the ball 30 times for 115 yards and a touchdown.

Defensively, S Antrel Rolle led the team with 12 tackles, one sack, and one tackle for a loss. LB Keith Rivers had eight tackles, one sack, and one tackle for a loss. Defensive ends Mathias Kiwanuka and Jason-Pierre-Paul each had sacks as well. Thomas picked off one pass and Jenkins recovered a fumble that Kiwanuka forced.

Video highlights are available at NFL.com. The video of Head Coach Tom Coughlin’s post-game locker room speech is available at Giants.com.

Injury Report: DE Jason Pierre-Paul left the game with a shoulder injury (stinger) but returned. X-rays were negative.

Head Coach Tom Coughlin’s Post-Game Press Conference: The transcript and video of Head Coach Tom Coughlin’s post-game press conference are available at Giants.com.

Player Post-Game Media Q&As: Transcripts and video of post-game media sessions with the following players are available at Giants.com:

New York Giants Post-Game Notes: Inactive for the Giants were QB Ryan Nassib, RB Brandon Jacobs (hamstring/knee), TE Adrien Robinson (foot), OC Dallas Reynolds, DT Markus Kuhn, CB Corey Webster (groin/ankle), and CB Jayron Hosley (hamstring).

The Giants won their sixth consecutive game following a regular-season bye.

The Giants trailed at halftime, 17-14. This was their first victory in a game in which they trailed at the half since September 16, 2012 against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The Giants had lost their last 10 games when trailing at the half, including six this season.

The Giants committed only one penalty for five yards.

The game featured the Giants’ first blocked punt for a touchdown since 1988. The touchdown was also the Giants’ first non-offensive touchdown this season.

RB Andre Brown started at running back, the sixth player to start at that position this season. Brown’s 30 carries and 115 yards were both single-game career highs.

QB Eli Manning has thrown three interceptions for touchdowns this season. Manning has thrown 16 interceptions this season, one more than he had for all of 2012.

The Giants’ defense had four sacks for the second game in a row.

Nov 102013
 
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Article on QB Eli Manning: Giants never blamed Eli Manning for awful start by Steve Serby of The New York Post

Article on RB Andre Brown: Andre Brown weathers countless obstacles in pursuit of another comeback by Conor Orr of The Star-Ledger

Article on WR Hakeem Nicks: Hakeem Nicks says TDs will come by Barbara Barker of Newsday

Article on OT Justin Pugh: Rookie Justin Pugh making his mark with Giants by Art Stapleton of The Bergen Record

Articles on the New York Giants Defensive Line:

Article on LB Jon Beason: Serby’s Q&A with Jon Beason by Steve Serby of The New York Post

Article on S Will Hill: Will Hill trying to make a place for himself after rough start by Tom Rock of Newsday

Article on OG Kevin Boothe, TE Brandon Myers, and WR Louis Murphy: Louis Murphy, Brandon Myers and Kevin Boothe at home with Giants after being rejected by Raiders by Tom Rock of Newsday

Article on Laurie Tisch: Love Is Giants Blue by Robin Pogrebin of The New York Times

Oct 252013
 
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October 25, 2013 New York Giants Injury Report: Not practicing on Friday were RB Brandon Jacobs (hamstring), RB David Wilson (neck), and DT Shaun Rogers (knee). Wilson has been officially ruled “out” of the game against the Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday; Jacobs and Rogers are “doubtful.”

Practicing on a limited basis were TE Adrien Robinson (foot), LB Spencer Paysinger (ankle), CB Corey Webster (groin), CB Terrell Thomas (knee), and CB Jayron Hosley (hamstring). Hosley is “doubtful” for the game on Sunday; Robinson and Webster are “questionable,” and Paysinger and Thomas are “probable.”

S Cooper Taylor (shoulder) fully practiced and is “probable” for the game.

Head Coach Tom Coughlin’s Press Conference: The transcript and video of Head Coach Tom Coughlin’s Friday press conference are available at Giants.com.

Giants.com Q&A With Head Coach Tom Coughlin: Coughlin Corner: Keep the winning attitude by Michael Eisen of Giants.com

New York Giants Player Media Q&As: Transcripts and video of Friday’s media Q&As with the following players are available at Giants.com:

Article on General Manager Jerry Reese: Reese has some explaining to do by Johnette Howard of ESPNNewYork.com

Articles on the Giants Special Teams:

Oct 022013
 
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October 2, 2013 New York Giants Injury Update - 15 on Injury Report: Not practicing on Wednesday were DT Linval Joseph (ankle/knee), DT Cullen Jenkins (knee/achilles), DT Shaun Rogers (back), LB Mark Herzlich (toe), CB Terrell Thomas (knee), CB Aaron Ross (back), CB Jayron Hosley (hamstring), OC David Baas (neck), OG Chris Snee (hip), and TE Adrien Robinson (foot)

CB Corey Webster (hip) practiced on a limited basis.

DE Jason Pierre-Paul (knee), LB Jacquian Williams (knee), S Cooper Taylor (shoulder), and OT David Diehl (thumb) fully practiced.

“With David Baas and Chris Snee, it doesn’t look like a whole lot of improvement there,” said Head Coach Tom Coughlin. “We’re holding our breath as we move into this week. David Diehl will practice. Mark Herzlich seems to be a lot better today with the toe, and hopefully by tomorrow, he’ll be ready to go. (Jayron) Hosley’s hamstring is probably going to be an issue. (Cullen) Jenkins looked better today. He won’t practice, but he did look better today. Jason Pierre-Paul will practice. Shaun Rogers should be able to go tomorrow. Aaron (Ross) probably can’t make it. Cooper Taylor is practicing. Terrell Thomas is going to have one day a week off now. He’ll have this day. Corey Webster is going to practice and Jacquian (Williams) will practice.”

Head Coach Tom Coughlin’s Press Conference: The transcript of Head Coach Tom Coughlin’s Wednesday press conference is available at Giants.com.

Player Media Q&As: Transcripts and video of Wednesday’s media Q&As with the following players are available at Giants.com:

Article on QB Eli Manning: Eli Manning Steady in Midst of Firestorm by Kieran Darcy of ESPNNewYork.com

Article on WR Victor Cruz: Cruz the Lone Bright Spot for Sorry Giants by Paul Schwartz of The New York Post

Articles on the New York Giants Defensive Line:

Article on S Will Hill: Giants’ Hill Hopes to Spark Special Teams in Return by Paul Schwartz of The New York Post

Sep 182013
 
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September 18, 2013 New York Giants Injury Report: Other than the players on Injured Reserve, OT David Diehl (thumb) was the only player not to practice on Wednesday. TE Adrien Robinson (foot) was limited in practice.

September 18, 2013 Tom Coughlin Press Conference: The transcript and video of Head Coach Tom Coughlin’s Wednesday press conference are available at Giants.com.

Player Media Q&As: Transcripts and video of Wednesday’s media Q&As with the following players are available at Giants.com:

Article on Head Coach Tom Coughlin: Tom Coughlin Must Cope with the Tragic Death of His Brother by Steve Politi of The Star-Ledger

Article on the Giants’ Defense: Giants’ Struggling Defense Lacks Passion by Tom Rock of Newsday

Article on DE Jason Pierre-Paul: JPP of Old is Cure for Giants’ Pass Rush by Dan Graziano of ESPN.com

Articles on Giants’ Running Game:

Article on Former Giants Head Coach Bill Parcells: Tuna Time: Roasting Bill Parcells by Greg  Hanlon of The New York Observer

Sep 112013
 
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September 11, 2013 New York Giants Injury Report – David Baas Returns to Practice, but Da’Rel Scott Injures Knee: Not practicing on Wednesday were CB Prince Amukamara (concussion), LB Dan Connor (neck), OT David Diehl (thumb), and TE Adrien Robinson (foot).

“(Amukamara) does feel pretty good, but he’s got to follow the protocol,” said Head Coach Tom Coughlin.

OC David Baas (knee) and DE Damontre Moore (shoulder) were limited in practice. This was Baas’ first action since injuring his MCL in the second preseason game.

Baas was asked if he might play this weekend. “That’s my plan,” Baas said. “Today was a big step forward and we’re just going to keep monitoring it day by day. Last week, it didn’t work out, I prepared myself like I was going to play. This week, I’m going to do the exact same thing…I feel like we definitely made some progress today.”

RB Da’Rel Scott left practice early with a knee injury. According to press reports, the MRI showed no structural damage, but Scott will be monitored for swelling in the knee.

Head Coach Tom Coughlin’s Press Conference: The transcript and video of Head Coach Tom Coughlin’s Wednesday press conference are available at Giants.com.

Player Media Q&As: Transcripts and video of Wednesday’s media Q&As with the following players are available at Giants.com:

Article on Head Coach Tom Coughlin: Tom Coughlin Concludes Giants Team Meeting With a Remembrance of 9-11 by Conor Orr of The Star-Ledger

Articles on the Running Backs:

Articles on the Defensive Line:

Article on Giants’ Senior Vice President of Medical Services: He Might Be Giants: Is Longtime Trainer Ronnie Barnes the Most Powerful Man in New York Football? by Greg  Hanlon of The New York Observer

Notes: On Tuesday, the Giants worked out linebackers Aaron Maybin (ex-Bengals), Tavares Gooden (ex-49ers), and Emmanuel Acho (ex-Eagles). As previously reported, the Giants signed Acho to the Practice Squad.

Sep 082013
 
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Jason Pierre-Paul, Henry Hynoski, and Damontre Moore Make Trip to Texas: FB Henry Hynoski (knee), DE Jason Pierre-Paul (back), and DE Damontre Moore (shoulder) all traveled with the team on Saturday to Texas for the Sunday night game against the Dallas Cowboys. All three are officially listed as “questionable” for the game.

The only players to not make the trip – OC David Baas (knee), OT David Diehl (thumb), and TE Adrien Robinson (foot) – have already been ruled out of the game.

CB Prince Amukamara on ESPN Radio: The audio of Friday’s ESPN Radio interview with CB Prince Amukamara is available at ESPN.com.

Article on the 2013 New York Giants: The NFL’s Old Fuddy-Duddies by Jonathan Clegg of The Wall Street Journal

Article on Head Coach Tom Coughlin: THE PERFECTIONIST: A Look at Giants Coach Tom Coughlin Through His Regimented Daily Schedule by Conor Orr of The Star-Ledger

Article on the Giants’ Defense: Giants’ Defense Wants Out of Its Rut by Dan Graziano of ESPN.com

Articles on RB David Wilson:

Article on RB David Wilson and WR Rueben Randle: Two ‘Country Strong’ Giants Are Finding Way in the City by Bill Pennington of The New York Times

Article on WR Victor Cruz: Giants’ Victor Cruz Staying Humble Despite Stardom by Tara Sullivan of The Bergen Record

Article on OT Justin Pugh: Giants Rookie Tackle Justin Pugh Gets Start for Opener, and He’s Got a Serious Case of Jitters by Tom Rock of Newsday

Article on S Ryan Mundy: Signed as Depth, Mundy Looms Larger for Giants by Tom Pedulla of The New York Times

Sep 062013
 
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September 6, 2013 New York Giants Injury Report: Not practicing on Friday were OC David Baas (knee), OT David Diehl (thumb), and TE Adrien Robinson (foot). All three players have officially been ruled “out” of Sunday night’s game against the Dallas Cowboys.

FB Henry Hynoski (knee), WR Victor Cruz (heel), DE Jason Pierre-Paul (back), and DE Damontre Moore (shoulder) were limited in practice. Hynoski, Pierre-Paul, and Moore are “questionable” for the game while Cruz is “probable.”

“No, (it won’t be a game-time decision with Pierre-Paul),” said Head Coach Tom Coughlin. “Whatever we make our minds up. It’s not going to be game time. We’ll make up our minds before that. The medical people will have more to say about that, I’m sure…We’ll just take all of the information, based on the three days of work, listen to the medical people again, and then make that decision…He’ll be on the trip. So he can get in my ear longer. I‘d hate to be that far away from him, then he’d have to call me on the phone.”

“I’m going to make the trip,” said Pierre-Paul. “It’s going to be a game-time decision. I’m going to ask the coaching staff and I’m going to ask the coach. That’s basically it.”

“My conditioning is still down, man,” said Pierre-Paul. “It’s still down. I’ve been trying to get it up and that’s a big part, too, so I’m not going to put my team in jeopardy if I know I can’t play.”

“I feel good,” said Hynoski. “Everything’s going well. I had a great week. Every day, I feel more comfortable out there. No issues with pain or any setbacks as far as that’s concerned.”

“I’ve been practicing full-go,” said Cruz. “I’ve been limited in certain areas but I’ve been pretty much practicing in getting my footing down and cutting and things like that and everything feels pretty normal. I just want the doctors to give one last look at it and tell me what they think and then we’ll go from there.”

CB Jayron Hosley (ankle) fully practiced. Hosley is “probable” for the game.

Head Coach Tom Coughlin’s Press Conference: The transcript and video of Head Coach Tom Coughlin’s Friday press conference are available at Giants.com.

Giants.com Q&A With Head Coach Tom Coughlin: Coughlin Corner: The Season is Upon Us by Michael Eisen of Giants.com

Player Media Q&As: Transcripts and video of Friday’s media Q&As with the following players are available at Giants.com:

CB Terrell Thomas on ESPN Radio: The audio of Friday’s ESPN Radio interview with CB Terrell Thomas is available at ESPN.com.

Articles on QB Eli Manning:

Article on RB David Wilson: Fantasy? No, Wilson’s Eager to Be Real Deal by Dan Graziano of ESPN.com

Article on WR Louis Murphy: Louis Murphy Honors Family with Uniform by Dan Salomone of Giants.com

Article on OT Justin Pugh: For Giants’ Top Pick, Talent Outweighs Nerves and Nausea by Tom Pedulla of The New York Times

Article on CB Prince Amukamara: Prince Amukamara Ready to Direct Giants’ Defense by Art Stapleton of The Bergen Record

Aug 192013
 
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Tom Coughlin, New York Giants (August 18, 2013)

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August 19, 2013 New York Giants Injury Report: Head Coach Tom Coughlin provided the following injury updates on Monday afternoon when addressing the press via conference call:

  • OC David Baas suffered a sprained medial collateral ligament (MCL) in his left knee. “Well, it’s weekly,” said Coughlin. “That’s all I can tell you. It depends on how fast that whole injury and rehab goes. We say weekly and that’s probably the best I can do right now.”
  • WR Victor Cruz suffered a heal contusion. “We’ll see where he stands with that as the days go by,” said Coughlin. “He probably will not practice (on Tuesday), although I haven’t seen him. We’ll have to take that one as it comes.”
  • DE Justin Tuck strained a hamstring. “Justin Tuck has a mild hamstring and, again, who knows?” Coughlin said. “Come (Tuesday) morning, it may be that he can’t work at all and hopefully he’ll have an opportunity to do some things. That’s the word I have now.”

Coughlin also provided updates on the following players who did not play against the Colts:

  • FB Henry Hynoski (knee -PUP): “Hynoski has been working very well. They’re pleased with his work.”
  • S Antrel Rolle (ankle): “The projection is hopefully that we will have an opportunity to get Antrel on the practice field this week.”
  • DE Damontre Moore (shoulder): “He’s getting closer. According to the doctors, he’s not there yet, but he’s getting closer.”

Head Coach Tom Coughlin’s Monday Media Conference Call: The transcript of Head Coach Tom Coughlin’s media conference call on Monday is available at Giants.com.

Only Two Training Camp Practices Left: The Giants’ summer training camp has two remaining practices left, one on Tuesday (3:25-5:25PM) and the final one on Wednesday (1:30-3:45PM). If the weather cooperates, these are the last practices open to the general public.

Article on OT Justin Pugh: Justin Pugh Gets Taste of NFL by Michael Eisen of Giants.com