Found December 30, 2011 on Giants Football Blog:
Giants offensive coordinator Kevin Gilbride is preparing for the rematch with the Dallas Cowboys. The Giants scored 37 points in that game. Will they need that much again this Sunday…? On the fact that Jake Ballard may not play… “It is a big concern because obviously Jake had worked his way into being a very important part of the puzzle. In the game in Dallas he was huge and as the game went on at the end and that last drive, they started using a technique that I hadn’t seen until I happened to be watching television and saw Romeo Crennel do it in Kansas City and all of a sudden they were doing it. They were punting two guys in like a punt coverage against Victor and we couldn’t win with Victor so we had to win somewhere else. There were a couple things you could do but one of the things and easy solution was to see if Jake could win and he made a huge play for us and got it right down to the one-yard line. It is a concern obviously. You wish Jake was there and could play but we hav...

Cruz torn between his two teams Photo credit: Getty Images | Victor Cruz #80 of the New York Giants reacts after dropping a pass against the Dallas Cowboys at Cowboys Stadium. (Dec. 11, 2011) By Bart Hubbuch - NY Post 12/29/11

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Transcript: DC Mike Pettine, 12.29

On how many times he has watched the Victor Cruz 99-yard touchdown… Just enough to grade it. No more, no less. On what happened on that play… We were playing a two-man coverage and he was supposed to be doubled. To me, it was pretty obvious we had two opportunities to get him on the ground, took a poor pursuit angle, made the assumption he was down, which is a cardinal mistake...

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