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When you rank 31st in the league in rushing, you search high and low for answers. If you hear that a hot dog vendor can possibly help you, you go up in the stands and grab him.
This is the point the Giants are at right now. Their running game cannot get much worse. At 3.2 yards per carry, they aren’t scaring anyone. Throw in Brandon Jacobs‘ swollen knee and the injuries on the offensive line and they are dead in the water.
Ahmad Bradshaw is one of the league’s best backs, but without support he has little chance to get into any kind of rhythm. They need a player that makes defenders miss.
It just so happens they have such a player on their roster in rookie RB Da’Rel Scott. They just have to find a way to get him the ball. His 4.3 speed will do the rest.
“It is the idea to get him some plays,” Tom Coughlin said yesterday. “We had a play for him last week which obviously did not materialize. We do have a few things that we would take a look at him in that spot.”
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I forgot to post this yesterday, but Tom Coughlin, the former receivers coach, spoke about what receivers can do to prevent tipped balls from going up in the air where they are most dangerous. I asked him if there's a way receivers can tip the ball down where it's safer, but as I was asking I realized that those would be called "drops" and not "tips."...
http://www.nj.com/giants/index.ssf/2011/10/giants_brandon_jacobs_battling.htmlGiants running back Brandon Jacobs (left) was not at practice today, as he remains out with a sprained knee. That means backup D.J. Ware (right) could be in line to once again be the No. 2 back against the Bills on Sunday.By Mike Garafolo - Star Ledger 10/13/11
In what certainly can't be a good sign for the Giants, both running back Brandon Jacobs and defensive end Justin Tuck are not practicing again today, casting more doubt over whether they'll be available on Sunday when the Giants play host to the Buffalo Bills.
Both players of course missed ...
The last time Ahmad Bradshaw faced the Bills, he entered the game as a rookie with six carries. He left with 151 yards and an 88-yard touchdown on 17 rushing attempts in a playoff-clinching win for the 2007 Giants.
If Giants coach Tom Coughlin was in a hurry and needed to cut short his presentation regarding this week’s opponent he could have walked into the room, directed the following one-sentence message to his offense, turned around and walked out and everyone would have understood his point:
Be true to your quarterback. That's the mindset of Giants running back Brandon Jacobs, who didn't hold back when comparing Eli Manning to Tony Romo.
Veteran New York Giants offensive lineman David Diehl looked at the NFL's latest statistics for the running game and felt a little queasy.
The Giants, who have prided themselves in their ability to run the football in the Tom Coughlin era, are ranked near the bottom of the league after five weeks. Their 83.8 yard average is 28th out of 32 teams, and their 3.17-yard average per...
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Giants running back Brandon Jacobs, defensive end Justin Tuck, right guard Chris Snee, fullback Henry Hynoski and long-snapper Zak DeOssie all did not practice during the media portion Thursday after missing Wednesday's practice due to various injuries.
It's funny that the biggest response to Sunday's Giants loss has come from former linebacker Antonio Pierce.
If you haven't yet heard, Pierce offered some harsh words of criticism to Brandon Jacobs and Justin Tuck for not playing through their injuries, which Pierce deemed not serious because they don't require surgery, like he thinks true leaders of the team should...
Injuries Continue to Linger
OL Chris Snee (concussion), RB Brandon Jacobs (knee), DE Justin Tuck (neck, groin), LS Zak DeOssie (concussion) and FB Henry Hynoski (burner) all sat out of practice today.
C David Baas (neck), DE Osi Umenyiora (knee) and LB Michael Boley (knee) all practiced.
Head coach Tom Coughlin did not seem encouraged by Brandon Jacobs’ progress – or lack thereof...
The Giants ruled out running back Brandon Jacobs, defensive end Justin Tuck and guard right guard Chris Snee for Sunday. Fullback Henry Hynoski also is out.