Only two years ago, the Giants' offensive line was considered to be one of the best lines in the league. Last year, like so many other story lines with this team, the unit, marred by injuries, suffered a setback. For the first time since 2001, the Giants failed to produce a 1,000 yard rusher.
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Predicting Weeks Nine Through 17A couple weeks ago, I predicted the first half of the Giants? 2010 schedule (they went 5-2), and now I?m back at it with the second half!
Week 9: Giants at Seahawks
Why does it feel like every season, the Giants have to deal with the Seahawks and their loud fans?? No matter.? The Giants keep the good times going with an easy win over Pete Carroll's squad.? Eli Manning throws for three touchdowns and Andre Brown scores his first career touchdown in garbage time. ?Pete Carroll rethinks his decision to leave USC as a single Seattle raincloud follows him up and down the sideline.
Hixon Placed On Injured ReserveThe Giants placed WR/KR Domenik Hixon on injured reserve list this week.? Hixon suffered a season-ending knee injury during a mini-camp practice in the New Meadowlands Stadium last month.
From Brad Biggs, National Football Post
"The upside of the move was that it cleared a spot on the 80-man roster for the Giants. Had the team placed Hixon directly on injured reserve and not exposed him to the waiver wire, he would have counted against the club?s roster total heading into training camp. Hixon?s salary this season is $1.684 million and he is scheduled to be a free agent after the year."
Few Surprises And Only Four Games in Prime TimeThe NFL schedules were released yesterday and the New York Giants will have the 7th most difficult schedule according to the league's rankings.
For some reason, many fans and media types are up in arms, believing that the 8-8 Giants got a bad draw because their 2010 opponents had a combined 2009 record of 135-121.
But we already knew that.? The Giants' opponents were announced long ago.? All that happened yesterday was that the league firmed up the dates, times and locations of those games.
Giants' GM Jerry Reese is a superstar among NFL executives.? Since Reese took over as the Giants' head man in 2007, his first-round picks have been impressive but his later round selections have been better.
In 2007, all eight players selected by Reese in the draft played a role in the championship season.? Since Reese took the reins from Ernie Accorsi that season, the Giants have drafted 24 players, 20 of whom are on their current 53-man roster.
Ernie Palladino wrote on his blog that the Giants will wait to see how Andre Brown is rehabbing from his Achilles' blowout before they make any decisions about drafting a RB in April.
If they do decide to go that route, Ernie intimates that the team has some interest in Tennessee's Montario Hardesty, who has been compared Clinton Portis and Marion Barber III.
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This year, the Giants will be looking for an inside linebacker in the draft (or in free agency) to become the centerpiece of their defense.? To ask a rookie to step in and lead a defense to the playoffs is highly unrealistic.
That is why whoever they draft at MLB will mainly watch from the sidelines while a veteran (in-house candidate Jonathan Goff or a free agent such as Kirk Morrison) drives the bus in the meantime.