It’s possible that Scott will get an extended look on Thursday against the Patriots, as Coughlin could rest most of the starters instead of play them on two days rest (ridiculous...I can't even play frisbee golf on two days rest). Regardless, it was disappointing that Scott didn't have a chance to run behind the first (or second) team offensive line.
Scott was drafted because he has something the Giants have lacked from the running back position for years: true breakaway speed. He has already proven that he’s a legitimate burner in pads, he just needs to stay healthy and cut down on his fumbles (a fixable problem). The biggest remaining question for him, and every rookie, is how his talents will translate to NFL game speed. Well, there’s no way to find out if he doesn’t actually get a chance to play in real live games.
DJ Ware has looked solid this pre-season, and Giants brass seem as if they really want him to make the team. It could be that Scott and Andre Brown are battling for one roster spot, a battle in which Brown seems to have a leg up, for some reason I do not understand. Or it could be that neither has a real shot to make the 53-man squad.
One thing I do know is that the Giants would be foolish to believe they can sneak Scott onto the practice squad. As we speak, Al Davis is watching youtube videos of Da’Rel’s 40-yard dash.