Strahan: Tuck Should Takes Reins As Giants' LeaderFormer Giants' DE Michael Strahan believes DE Justin Tuck can step up to fill the void as the Giants' leader. According to Paul Schwartz of the NY Post......
"At some point somebody has to stand up and be vocal and not worry about hurting feelings, only worry about getting results and maintaining respect from the guys," Strahan yesterday told The Post. "That's what a leader does. They have to find somebody."In my experience, leaders usually emerge rather than get appointed. Either Tuck or Osi Umenyiora should have already assumed this role. The problem is both have had issues. Tuck was injured last year and struggled to get through the season. Osi was injured two seasons ago and is fighting for a starting spot these days.
Strahan suspects he already knows the perfect candidate.
"We talked about it last week," Strahan said. "Tuck's a smart guy, he's a logical guy to be the leader, one of the 'faces of the team' now. Whenever you're the face of the team that's one of the responsibilities. I have no doubt he can do it, I have no doubt he will do it."
Hixon Will Likely Go Unclaimed and Be Placed On IRWe've been hearing a lot of grumbling over the waiving of injured WR Domenik Hixon. Not to worry, it's just part of the process. No one is going to claim him.
Ralph Vacchiano: "In waiving Hixon, the Giants made the fifth-year player available for any team to claim his rights. He is still expected to wind up on injured reserve with the Giants.."
Ed Valentine: "This, I am pretty sure, is not something the Giants wanted to do. Rather, it is something they had to do in order to head into training camp with a full complement of 80 players on their roster. If I understand the NFL rules correctly, the Giants could not simply place Hixon, who suffered a season-ending knee injury during mini-camp, on Injured Reserve. They have to try to waive him first, meaning his Giants career could be over."
Michael J. Fensom: "Today, the team announced Hixon was waived/injured, which is a prerequisite to his being placed on injured reserve if he clears waivers."
Mario Manningham Interview on ESPN First TakeGiants' WR Mario Manningham was interviewed by ESPN's Dana Jacobson yesterday.....