The weather in the capital region is calling for sun and temps in the high 70's.
NewsTom Coughlin said OL Rich Seubert's broken left hand could cost him more time than expected and have a more prolonged effect on the offensive line. Seubert will have the hand re-examined today. If surgery is required, he could miss up to six weeks.
The injury occurred during Wedneday's practice. "Pass protecting." said Coughlin when asked how it happened."He got his hand caught up in there. He goes the next time, too. Then they come over to me and tell me he's got a broken hand."
Steve Smith pulled up lame after a square-out pattern on the far sideline. He tweaked his groin and got stretched out by trainers for several minutes before getting back to his feet. Although he looked okay to me, he's going for an MRI just to play it safe.
Coughlin also announced that S Kenny Phillips and C Shaun O'Hara will resume practicing on Monday. Yes, you read that correctly.
Yesterday was Autograph Day at Giants Camp. It's the best day of the year up here, when the team, the coaches and even Jerry Reese get to meet and greet thousands of fans. The weather was superb, too, which drew even more fans to the event.
NotesThe offensive line got a shakeup yesterday with O' Hara and Seubert out. Adam Koets handled the majority of snaps at center, while Guy Whimper and rookie Mitch Petrus got reps at guard. Coughlin apparently likes Whimper, who's been on this roster for what seems like forever. "He can play anywhere." David Diehl moved inside to guard on some plays where Will Beatty came in to play tackle. The Giants were mixing and matching on both sides of the ball all afternoon.
Punter Matt Dodge was practicing precision kicks from the 50 with both the wind and Jeff Feagles at his back. To put it kindly, he needs work. Some of his kicks drifted way out of bounds, and many were not very deep, may I add.
The defense stuffed the offense again in goal line drills yesterday. They are outplaying the offense thus far this camp, but that is to be expected. They have a lot to prove and DC Perry Fewell has everyone on high alert. The offense has a few injuries on the line and many key skill players still rehabbing from last year.
Some of the young players are making names for themselves in camp. WR Tim Brown is hard not to notice, even at 5'7"....and DT Nate Collins of Virginia is impressing as well. The question, of course, is there room on the roster for them?
This is year two of the Rhett Bomar project. He is getting better, but he still makes enough mistakes to need constant coaching from Kevin Gilbride. His throwing motion is more of a "slingling" style and many of his passes are telegraphed, giving the defense more time to close on the ball. Looks like he'll be on the practice squad again for another year.