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The Giants have remained relatively quiet during free agency thus far, but perhaps a new addition to its defense is on the horizon.

According to ESPN, the G-Men have expressed "some interest" in Bengals linebacker Rey Maualuga.

Veteran middle linebacker Michael Boley was released at the start of the off-season, leaving the rumors swirl around potential fits, most of which centered around potential first-round draft picks Alec Ogletree of Georgia and Manti Te'o of Notre Dame.

Tags: alec ogletree, Chase Blackburn, dannell ellerbee, Jasper Brinkley, manti te'o, Michael Boley, New York Giants, ray lewis, rey maualuga
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As we told you yesterday, Ravens' LB Ray Lewis is being accused of using a banned substance (Deer Antler Extract)to assist his recovery from a torn tricep muscle, an accusation he is adamantly denying to the world. Below are his comments from his media session today:

On his reaction to Sports Illustrated story: ?I think, honestly, and I am going to say it very clearly again, I think it?s probably one of the most embarrassing things that we can do on this type of stage. I think it takes totally away from ? you give somebody the ability to come into our world. Our world is a very secret society, and we try to protect our world as much as we can. But, when you let cowards come in and do things like that, to try to disturb something. I?ve said it before, I?ve said a million times, the reason why I am smiling is because it is so funny of a story, because I never, ever, took what he says I ? whatever I was supposed to do. It?s just sad, once again, that someone can have this much attention on a stage this big where the dreams are really real. They are really real. I don?t need it, my teammates don?t need it, the 49ers don?t need it, nobody needs it, because it just really shows you how people really plan things and try to attack people from the outside. It?s foolish. It?s very foolish, and the guy has no credibility. He?s been sued four or five times over the same B.S. Just to entertain it, I can?t, I won?t and I just truly believe he doesn?t have the privilege for me to speak about it ever again.?

Tags: Baltimore Ravens, ray lewis injury, Super Bowl
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Despite the huge worldwide stage, the teams in the Super Bowl have to simply stick to what got them there rather than try to change their whole game plan at the last minute.

For the San Francisco 49ers, relying on a dynamic rushing attack has led them to this point, and that rushing game could lead the 49ers to a Super Bowl win.

San Francisco averaged 155.7 rushing yards per game, which ranked the team fourth in the NFL. This rushing attack kept the 49ers on the field, allowing its top-notch defense to be well-rested whenever it took the field.

Tags: 2013 New York Giants, 49ers, colin kaepernick, Frank Gore, harbowl, Editorial Aside, ravens, ray lewis, rushing game, Super Bowl
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Here we go, folks. Ravens LB Ray Lewis is in the news for the wrong reasons today. His recovery form a torn triceps injury may have been aided by a banned substance.....from Pro Football Talk:
According to?Sports Illustrated, Lewis contacted a company owned by a former male stripper toobtain a deer-antler velvet extract?after tearing his triceps in October.

The problem for Lewis is that the extract contains IGF-1, which is on the NFL?s list of banned substances.? For the NFL, the problem is that Lewis will retire after Sunday.? So there?s really nothing that can be done ? unless Lewis admits to it on Tuesday and the league puts the investigative process into the highest gear possible.

 

Tags: ray lewis injury, Super Bowl
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Ok.....Everyone has to get a hold of themselves. Americans have a penchant for allowing themselves to get caught up in the moment. Such is the case with the retirement of Ravens' LB Ray Lewis, who could possibly be playing his last NFL game this weekend. All across the internet, sports talk radio and television, Lewis is being lauded as the best defensive player ever.

I disagree.

I will concede that he is certainly one of the greatest who has ever played. He will be a first-ballot Hall-of-Famer and will be remembered as a fierce competitor with a unique skill set that few before him had possessed. His leadership qualities are par none.

Tags: Lawrence Taylor, New York Giants, Editorial Aside, ray lewis
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This season, the Giants lacked their signature pass rush, which had lifted them over the Patriots in Super Bowls twice and had set the tone for the rest of their defense.

Whether it's via free agency, the draft or trades, the Giants need to upgrade their pass rush, which will allow their linebackers to focus more on stopping the revent and their defensive backs on generating turnovers.

The heart and soul of the Giants D: the defensive line. Let's begin there.

Tags: alec ogletree, Antrel Rolle, Brian Cushing, Brian Urlacher, Chase Blackburn, cliff avril, Corey Webster, danielle ellerbe, dwight freeney, israel idonije, Jason Pierre-Paul, jayron hosley, Justin Tuck, justin tyron, Keith Rivers, Kenny Phillips, kevin minter, kevin reddick, manti te'o, mark herlich, marvin austin, Michael Boley, New York Giants, Osi Umenyiora, prince amukamara, ray lewis, rey maulaluga, Rocky Bernard, Stevie Brown, tim dobbins
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Fourth Quarter

- 3rd downs are easy for the Ravens today. They could take a knee on the first two plays of each drive and still convert easily. This giants defense is a joke and they've lost all f what made them champions last season.

- The Ravens settle for a FG but take 6 minutes off of the clock with that drive. Their lead is now 23 points and the Giants must hope for a miracle collapse.

Tags: 2012 New York Giants, AFC, Baltimore, Baltimore Ravens, Dvision, Eli Manning, giants, New York, NFC, NFC East, NFL, playoffs, ravens, ray lewis, ray rice, week 16
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Giants? offensive coordinator Kevin Gilbride met the media Thursday, and of course the focus was on the Ravens? defense.

Baltimore?s defensive unit is normally one of the best in the game, but it has been plagued this season by injuries. Still, the Ravens? defense ranks second in the NFL in limiting touchdowns in the red zone ? something the Giants? offense has struggled with all season.

?You see size up front; they?re very powerful, big, difficult to move and displace, so it?s hard to get a consistent running game,? Gilbride said. ?Of course, they had some injuries with their linebackers, so I?m sure they?re feeling inconsistent. But we see the ability level.?

Tags: 2012 New York Giants, Baltimore Ravens, coordinator corner, ed reed, Eli Manning, gilbride, haloti ngata, Kevin Gilbride, manning, NY Giants, NY Giants Offense, Editorial Aside, ravens defense, ray lewis, ray lewis injury
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