Paul Schwartz

Plaxico Burress' agent, Drew Rosenhaus, is claiming his client will be on an NFL roster this coming season.

Rosenhaus appeared on Showtime's Inside the NFL yesterday, telling both Cris Collinsworth and Phil Simms he believed Burress would be on an NFL roster come the 2011 season.

"I am not afraid to make the following prediction - Plaxico Burress will be playing in 2011. And he will play very well. And it will be a very happy ending to a very tough, tough story for him." (Michael McCarthy USA Today)
Both Simms and Collinsworth agreed that Burress could play this year, but has some reservations.? Collinsworth brought up the rust issue, airing concerns of whether Burress would be able to re-acclimate to the NFL after missing nearly three years.

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from Paul Schwartz of the Post....

Add Kevin Boss to the list of Giants players who required surgery after this past season.

The Giants' tight end yesterday underwent a minor arthroscopic procedure to repair an issue with his hip that was lingering during the season.

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Giants DC Perry Fewell is busy these days interviewing for the most of the remaining head coaching vacancies in the NFL. He has already wowed the Panthers and this weekend he met with Broncos owner Pat Bowlen and Denver's new football czar John Elway.

According to Paul Schwartz of the Post, Fewell had this to say yesterday about his meeting with the Broncos....

"Everything seemed like it was geared towards winning. Championships start at the top and it starts with Mr. Bowlen. He knows how to compete, and that makes it more fun for you as a coach. He understands competition and knows what it takes. It just trickles down the food chain. I see that in the Denver Broncos organization. I see that in how they play and how they've prepared and I want to be a part of something like that."
The way the situation is unfolding, it appears there could be a bidding war over Fewell's services.? A third team, the Cleveland Browns, run by Mike Holmgren, will interview Fewell this week.

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According to our colleague Paul Schwartz of The Post..............
Winners of four straight, the Giants vaulted themselves into being the smart-money choice to represent the NFC in Super Bowl XLV, where Las Vegas says they?ll meet up with none other than the Jets in the first-ever Subway Super Bowl.

Imagine how that would play down in Texas for the Feb. 6 game at Cowboys Stadium.

Yes indeed, Las Vegas has established the Jets and Giants as the favorites to meet in the Super Bowl. Jay Kornegay, executive director of Las Vegas Hilton Sports Book, yesterday posted each team as 5-2 favorites to win their respective conference championships. The Jets are 5-1 favorites to win the Super Bowl, best in the AFC, and the Giants are 7-1 to win the Super Bowl, best in the NFC.

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Ralph Vacchiano, Daily News: This really isn?t a much easier spot for the Giants than the Colts game was three weeks ago - - with the only differences being that the Texans aren?t as battle tested as Indy and they aren?t angry and desperate to avoid a slow start. But the Texans are good and they?ve got all the ingredients to make a long run this season - - the pass rush, the running game, the quarterback, the receivers. The Giants ? well, they?re just not clicking. I know what they did to the Bears, but here?s the part I can?t get out of my head: As dominant as they looked in that game, it was 10-3 in the fourth quarter when Ahmad Bradshaw lost the ball en route to what should?ve been a game-sealing touchdown. They came closer to losing that game most people remember. Plus, that overwhelming defensive performance had a lot to do with the Bears? bad, injured line, Mike Martz?s dumb coaching mistakes, and a shell-shocked Jay Cutler. Also, teams learn. Remember the 12-sack game the Giants had against the Eagles in 2007? They had a total of one the following week. If this game were home, maybe I?d have more faith that the Giants could put it all together. But with their turnover issues, with a slew of injuries, a long road trip, and a talented Texans offense? They won?t be blown out like they were in Indy, but winning this game might be just a little too much to ask. TEXANS 31, GIANTS 21

Paul Schwartz, New York Post: This is the most balanced team the Giants have faced thus far, and they will have to be at their very best to leave Texas with a victory. Don?t like how hobbled Bradshaw seems to be, still too many elements (special teams, turnovers) lacking consistency and return of linebacker Brian Cushing should inspire home team. TEXANS 24, GIANTS 20

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Kenny Phillips may have wanted to hit the ground running at camp, but according to Tom Coughlin, he may have to wait...

"He'll be with the trainers until the trainers are willing to let him

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Strahan: Tuck Should Takes Reins As Giants' Leader

Former 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."

Strahan suspects he already knows the perfect candidate.

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In a report from Paul Schwartz of the New York Post, Eli Manning says he's "ready to lead."

Speaking about Manning, GM Jerry Reese said ""We're going to put more of the onus on him."

Jerry is referring to the fact that this year, Manning is the veteran on this offense, more so than in years past. He has a young core of receivers that will be depending on his leadership and toughness throughout the season.

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While Tom Rock, Ralph Vacchiano, Paul Schwartz and myself hypothesized that Fred Robbins may be cut, the NY Post's Paul Schwartz?takes a different stance today. According to Schwartz Robbins isn't in danger as much as Cofield is, for playing time anyway. According to Schwartz the odd man out in the rotation is third year player Jay Alford.

While I agree that the Giants wore down toward the end of the year 5 tackles still seems to be a bit much. Especially when 2 of those tackles are what scouts call "wave" tackles? (Cofield and Bernard) who rotate out on pass plays. I still think one player may be moved, and if not, it seems like a 4 million dollar a year deal for a situational tackle seems a bit much. That said, I think Canty can create a blow not only inside but at end as well, which could free up time for another tackle. Having the issue of? too much depth (if there is such a thing)? is certainly a good thing.?One?other issue is the fact that?Barry?Cofield's surgery?ended up being?more invasive then first thought, and he may not be ready for camp, advantage Rocky. ?

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Following are some news and notes from various sources on last night's classic vs Carolina.

  • The Giants rushed for the most yards in a game since 1959, ESPN.com reports.
  • ESPN.com also reports that RB Derrick Ward had the highest yards per carry average in a single game in Giants history at 14.3? His 215 yards rushing was 4th all time in a single Giants game.
  • Paul Schwartz of the NY Post believes the play of the game was P Jeff Feagles' punt which was knocked out of bounds at the 1-yard line by CB Terrell Thomas.
  • Schwartz also believes Coach Tom Coughlin will play most of his starters, but likely will rest anyone with medical issues.
  • Tom Rock of Newsday goes through all of the NFL Playoff scenarios as we head into the final week of the regular season.
  • David Scott of the Charlotte Observer writes a detailed story on K John Kasay's 50 yard field goal miss that sent the game into OT.
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