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Former Giants MLB Antonio Pierce played for the now-banned DC Gregg Williams as a member of the Washington Redskins in 2004. He knows Williams, his tactics and pretty much why his former coach is suddenly an ex-employee of the NFL, probably for good.

"I've heard that speech from seven of the defensive coordinators I've played with in my nine-year career," Pierce the New York Daily News this week. "Think about it, if a guy knows he's going to get hit hard, he's not going to come across that middle."

In addition, Pierce said players always know who's hurt. Heck, all they have to do is pick up the paper and read the injury report....

Tags: Antonio Pierce, Bounty-gate, New York Giants, New York Giants News, NFL
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According to Newsday's Bob Glauber, Antonio Pierce was less than impressed with the Giants when he visited camp last week. Most notably, he sensed a lack of energy.

"I didn't get that training camp energy that I like from when I played and from being around training camps," Pierce said. "I'm talking about the energy of 'let's go out and do this.' Coach Coughlin talked about the steely-eyed focus. I didn't feel that. There was just something missing."

"The first day in pads, there should have been some screaming, guys getting after it. You've been away from the team for nine months, your season ended in December, you've been sitting around, no OTAs, no minicamps. Guys are fresh. I know it's only one practice, but still . . . "

Tags: Antonio Pierce, New York Giants, New York Giants Preseason
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Antonio Pierce, now working for ESPN, usually has plenty to say. After visiting Timex on Wednesday night, the former Giant weighed in today?on the ongoing?Osi Umenyiora saga.

"I don?t see it getting any prettier," Pierce said per ESPN New York's Ohm Youngmisuk. "Obviously this is a situation where Osi, he?s had enough of the New York Giants and everything that has been going on with these contracts and trades. I think it is just time for Osi to get a fresh start. You could sense yesterday that there was some frustration amongst a lot of people in that organization.

"This thing hasn?t been resolved yet," Pierce added. "Osi wants to play ball and he wants to be paid to play ball at a very high price. I don?t think the Giants are going to give him that deal that he wants. And to me it would be in the best interest of everybody, you got an unhappy player in that organization in this time, in that Giants franchise, that they need to move forward with that and maybe let Osi go."

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2007 was a defining year for the New York Giants. They came away from the NFL Draft with eight players, all of whom would make the team and contribute to the Super Bowl run later that season.

But in reviewing that draft here in 2011, I can't help but catching myself on the glaring error the Giants may have made in the first round.

Tags: Aaron Ross, Antonio Pierce, Brian Urlacher, Corey Webster, Jon Beason, New York Giants, New York Giants Blogs, New York Giants History, NFL Draft, Patrick Willis, Terrell Thomas
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Defense Aware Of What Is At Stake in 2010

After a disappointing end to a promising 5-0 start last year, and an epic collapse in the final month of the 2008? season, the Giants recognized that changes needed to be made; one of which lead to the release of former Giants? linebacker Antonio Pierce.

Although Pierce may have exited the New York spotlight, that didn?t stop him from grabbing some of its headlines this off-season when he publicly stated both player and coaching personnel within the Giants organization were on ?high alert?; the fascinating part about all of this is that he is not alone.

?I think he?s right on key with that,? Giants defensive back Terrell Thomas said. ?The last two years have been very disappointing, coming off a Super Bowl win, coming back with a 12-win season, and losing in playoffs early on, and then coming back the following year going 5-0, and then pretty much going on a roller coaster ride ever since then, its been up and down since then. We have to find a way to overcome that.?

Tags: Antonio Pierce, Antrel Rolle, Giants Defense, Justin Tuck, New York Giants, New York Giants News, Terrell Thomas
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Brother of Kiwanuka Hurt in Cycle Accident

The older brother of Giants' DE Mathias Kiwanuka is in critical condition this morning.? Benedict Kiwanuka, 32, was thrown from his mortorcycle after colliding with a car on an Indianapolis street yesterday.

According to FOX News......

Mathias, 27, riding alongside his brother, was not seriously hurt, according to reports.

Tags: Antonio Pierce, Brandon Jacobs, Mathias Kiwanuka, New York Giants, New York Giants News
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The news today that the Giants parted ways with MLB and defensive captain Antonio Pierce should come as no surprise to anyone.

Pierce's neck injury is possibly a career-ending one, depending on who you talk to.? With one year to go on his contract, it was a 50-50 chance that he could play this year anyhow.

Questions about Pierce's range arose last season only to be pooh-poohed by the Giant coaches, but it was apparent that "AP" was slowing up.? The Giants also could not have been pleased with Pierce's role in the Plaxico affair, which makes this move less stinging.

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New York Giant DT Fred Robbins had a new post on his blog FredRobbins98.com today.

In it, Fred talks about his training camp prep for what is now less than a month away.

"It's important to be in the right state of mind mentally. Before training camp you want to spend a lot of time with your family and friends because once training camp starts that?s all over for a while. Just try to do your day to day activities, some of your hobbies, prepare yourself and get your mind prepared," said Robbins of his time leading up to training camp.

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