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The Giants are in desperate need of someone to step in to the middle of their defense to sure up the front four with the back seven. LB Jonathan Goff was on the verge of doing when he blew out his knee in the beginning of the season. Since then, the team has tried a myriad of things to alleviate his absence. It has been a rough go, to put it lightly.
The loss of Goff has expedited the learning process of four rookies linebackers: Greg Jones, Jacquain Williams, Spencer Paysinger and Mark Herzlich. Jones has been used as the MLB in the base package, which the team abandons in favor of a defensive-back-heavy alignment. Williams, who is not much bigger than a defensive back, sees time a spy and a rover.
Paysinger and Herzlich have been used primarily on special teams. Last week, when Boley -who calls the defensive signals – left the game with a hamstring pull, Paysinger took over and the defense tailed off. Jones also missed some assignments in allowing the 49ers some big plays.
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Mark Herzlich's debut as a full-time NFL player was bittersweet.
The middle linebacker, a cancer survivor, started the New York Giants' game against the Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday night, his first action from scrimmage this season. With his parents watching from a private box at MetLife Stadium, Herzlich replaced Michael Boley, out with a hamstring injury.
Cancer survivor Mark Herzlich has the starting assignment at middle linebacker for the New York Giants in their game against the Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday night.
Herzlich, who was not drafted and made the Giants as a free agent, has not taken any snaps on defense this season. He will start in the middle for fellow rookie Greg Jones.
Giants weakside linebacker Michael Boley...
Giants linebacker Michael Boley said he is still “holding out hope” that he will recover from his hamstring injury in time to face the Eagles on Sunday. But that doesn’t seem likely to happen, and that could mean that rookie Mark Herzlich sees his first action – and possibly his first start – on ...
Mark Herzlich’s recovery from cancer has been a terrific story to follow this year. The former Boston College linebacker made the Giants after going undrafted. He’s been interviewed for 60 Minutes and the Today Show while playing on special teams for New York. On Sunday, Herzlich is expected to take the next step in his…
Cancer survivor Mark Herzlich started at middle linebacker for the New York Giants game against the Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday night, his first action from scrimmage this season.
Here are the Giants’ inactives for tonight’s game vs the Eagles:
RB Ahmad Bradshaw, FB Henry Hynoski, LB Michael Boley, DT Dwayne Hendricks, OL James Brewer; WR Jerrel Jernigan and OL Mitch Petrus.
Mark Herzlich will start at MLB and Jacquian Williams will start for Boley at the WILL LB position.
For Philadelphia, Vince Young starts at QB in place of Michael Vick and Riley Cooper...
Today's guest columnist from the Newark Star-Ledger, Mike Garafolo, sees a possible opening in the Giants defense for the Eagles to exploit Sunday night: the Giants' young linebackers....(Patrick McDermott/Getty Images) Giants rookie linebacker Mark Herzlich could see his first significant action of the season on defense this Sunday against the Eagles. By ...
Giants linebacker Michael Boley said he is still “holding out hope” that he will recover from his hamstring injury in time to face the Eagles on Sunday. But that doesn’t seem likely , and that could mean that rookie Mark Herzlich sees his first action — and possibly his first start — on defense.
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For more than three quarters against the Eagles Sunday night at MetLife Stadium, the Giants made up for the loss of injured linebacker Michael Boley with a three-rookie rotation of Mark Herzlich, Jacquian Williams and Spencer Paysinger. But when it came down to crunch time, there was nothing any of the rookies or the rest of the defense could do to stop the Eagles from driving 80...