The Giants are off on Tuesday,?but will be back at practice tomorrow and many of the injured players are expected to return for duty. WR Victor Cruz (calf), CB Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie (concussion), OT Ereck Flowers (ankle) and DE Robert Ayers, Jr. (hamstring) are all expected to participate on Wednesday. Also due back is rookie DE Owa Odighizuwa (foot) who has been inactive for the first three games of the season.
McCoy was held to 18 rushing yards in the team's Week 3 win over the Miami Dolphins on Sunday as he has been battling a hamstring injury.
The Giants are need of a win and the Redskins have always been there to provide them with one. That is, until now. The two teams seem to be going in opposite directions. The Giants, at 0-2, have been unable to close out games, while the Redskins have pounded the opponents on both sides of the ball so far this season.
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The Giants' 0-2 start has come with some interesting sidebars. They have actually played seven quarters of effective football and could have won both games. But fate would not have it. They let their guard down against two opponents that had the capacity to beat them, and so it goes.
The Giants were in better spirits today, knowing they aren't the only team in their division going through some rough times. A win vs Washington this coming Thursday will bring their record up to 1-2, tying them with the Redskins and pulling in front of the 0-2 Eagles. The 2-0 Cowboys are facing a trying season with QB Tony Romo (clavicle) and WR Dez Bryant (foot) each expected to miss more than two months.
Sunday was the latest test of wills for Giant fans as the Blue snatched defeat out of the jaws of victory once again. It's a disturbing trend that everyone hopes will reverse itself and quickly. Last week in Dallas, they had the Cowboys beat, and this week, they had the Falcons beat. What happened? Perhaps it can be summed up by the coach of the Atlanta Falcons, Dan Quinn:
?If it were up to me, I would love to be back at some point within the next two weeks, whether it be Thursday (Sept. 24 against Washington) or the following game, but we'll see," Cruz said at an appearance in Manhattan. "That's just me speaking. That's not the training staff or the doctors [saying] things like that."
In an interview with The MMQB's Jenny Vrentas, Jones spoke about what?he felt about being cut from the Giants and Raiders before returning to Green Bay, where he spent his first seven seasons.
The Giants have always been known for their conservative, all-business approach in running the day-to-day operations. They have essentially been the model NFL franchise. Even through all the off-field hiccups in the past, e.g. Plaxico Burress, the Giants' brass has taken the high road more often than not.
Now this is a case of who said what, and why 13-year veteran QB Eli Manning a) didn't know how many time outs the Cowboys had left and b) why he decided to throw the ball out of bounds, stopping the clock.
1.) In addition to taking responsibility for the team's failure to run down the clock on their de facto final drive, Coughlin was disappointed about the defense's play on Dallas' final two drives. "We didn?t give them much opposition," Coughlin said. "They had a six-play, 76 yard drive and later a six-play, 72 yard drive."
The Giants have a lot of questions to answer this season, on both sides of the ball as the Giants go into Sunday night's opener in Dallas. There are a lot of new faces and missing pieces and wealth of young talent they hope will gel sooner rather than later.
Thursday, the Giants' three coordinators, OC Ben McAdoo, DC Steve Spagnuolo and STC Tom Quinn, were made available to the media to talk about the state of their respective units as the club gears up for its?season debut Sunday night in Dallas.
It's a whole ballgame out at QDTC ?these days when it comes to practicing during the regular season. A normal week used to be practice on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, but no more.?Thursday's workouts are longer and Fridays will be dedicated "recovery" days.
The Giants filled their last two practice squad openings today with the addition of QB?G.J. Kinne and LB?Gerald Rivers. They will join DE Brad Bars, OT Emmett Cleary, WR Julian Talley, LB Cole Farrand, CB CJ Conley, DT Montori Hughes, OL Adam Gettis and TE Will Tye on the list.
The final preseason game for the Giants wasn't a masterpiece by any stretch, a 12-9 field goal fest that featured some starters that needed work and showcased the back end of the roster. Several hopefuls made their case last night while others did not.
Are Giant fans in for a long season? From what we've seen so far, yes. The overall health of the team is worse than it was a year ago, and key players such as WR Victor Cruz, DE Jason Pierre-Paul, MLB Jon Beason and LT Will Beatty are either missing time or going to miss time.
This week?s game is the fifth annual MetLife Bowl. The Jets won the inaugural game, 17-3, in 2011. The MetLife Bowl refers to the annual preseason game between the co-owners of MetLife Stadium, with both teams battling for the Snoopy Trophy. Snoopy is the brand icon for MetLife, the New York City-based insurance company.
The Daily News Live crew debates which team will shine in the annual Jets vs. Giants preseason contest.
The Giants will get a much-needed day off today and resume their workouts Tuesday at QDTC. It will be the final session open to the public. Camp breaks on Thursday. The Giants will host the Jets this Saturday night at MetLife Stadium.
It will be a light day for the Giants today after two solid days of practice in preparation of Saturday's preseason home opener vs Jacksonville. Not practicing yesterday were three WRs - Victor Cruz (calf). Rueben Randle (knees) and Julian Talley (toe).
After all those reports we've posting about players dropping like flies the past couple of days got a reprieve on Sunday night. LB Jameel McClain (neck), OL Geoff Schwartz (ankle) and CB Trumaine McBride (hamstring) all returned to practice, alleviating the fears that all three were destined for long stints on the sidelines.
Collins, the Giants' second-round pick, sprained his MCL and will miss at least a week, while Thompson, their fifth-round pick, has a ruptured Achilles tendon and will miss the 2015 season, coach Tom Coughlin said Saturday (Aug. 15).
From Bengals.com editor Geoff Hobbs:
The Giants are off Sunday and then travel to Cincinnati on Monday to practice with and then play the Bengals. There will be workouts on Tuesday and Wednesday, then the teams will open the preseason at Paul Brown Stadium on Friday night at 7:30 p.m.