Click link to read Mike Garafolo's take....
QB Keeping 2: In 2011, NFL teams now have the luxury of dressing 46 players on game day. This essentially means that the 3rd string QB is no longer an ?emergency option.? The Giants have chosen to forgo the 3rd QB all together since 2008, and I?m not so sure that changes this season. Obviously Eli is the number 1, but he heads up a current corps of 4 talented signal callers.
David Carr (first pick ever of the Houston Texans in 2002) is my favorite to win the job, and not just because he is less expensive than the other veteran alternative. Yes he is about 2 million cheaper than Sage Rosenfels, but he is also equally talented and more versatile. Quite frankly, I expected him to win the starting job in San Francisco last year and I still think he will be a starter again in this league before he retires. Rosenfels may also be trade bait for another CB (more later).
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Recently signed DT Jimmy Kennedy didn't hesitate when asked who the best DT in football is. "I'll tell you, Jimmy Kennedy," he told reporters. Citing the movie "Shallow Hal," Kennedy defended his answer by saying, "If I believe the chick is hot... then it is what it is."I think this is the first time I've seen a professional athlete reference "Shallow Hal," and ten years after it was released...
Obviously, Kennedy is having a little fun, and I doubt he actually thinks he's the best defensive tackle in the league, but he's certainly not lacking in confidence. Kennedy did say that he believes?a knee injury slowed him down last season, so perhaps the former first round pick has more left in the tank than previously suspected.