Found June 05, 2013 on
This was the straw that broke the camel’s back. Literally.
The New York Giants learned yesterday defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul underwent successful back surgery and will be out for 3 months and is doubtful to return for the Giants season opener against the Dallas Cowboys.
The offseason for the New York Giants has not been as publicized because of their roommates the New York Jets and all of their hoopla. Yet, it should be noted because this offseason is worrisome if you are a New York Giants fan.
The New York Giants are coming off a forgettable season, which saw them hit their 2nd half swoon and rebound too late and made them unable to qualify for the playoffs and defended their Super Bowl title.
Now looking into this season, the Giants have been more focused on locking up Victor Cruz and now with Hakeem Nicks skipping voluntary workouts and ticking off Tom Coughlin in the process, this season doesn’t show much promise.
Granted, you still have Eli Manning who is just getting better and better every season. The Giants young players like David Wilson and Rueben Randle started to show their potential late in the season so there is a bright outlook in that regard.
Yet, when you look at the curious case of Victor Cruz and the back and forth battle in negotiations headlining anything Giants related and now Nicks’ inability to work out for fear of injuring himself and hurting his stock when he becomes an unrestricted free agent, questions of loyalty start to sprout. And from these speculations arise revelations.
Looking at the acquisitions by the New York Giants, they really did not sign any veteran players. just their draft picks: offensive tackle Justin Pugh, defensive tackle Jonathan Hankins, and defensive end Damontre Moore). Excluding Ryan Nassib for now, there is a lot of unknowns with these signings, but the Giants are pros at finding something extraordinary in the ordinary.
Just ask Victor Cruz.
Aside from those three rookies, no veteran talent was brought because of the Giants constraints with trying to negotiate with Cruz and keeping money available for Nicks. Therefore, the 2013 New York Giants team will be a very young team.
But Paul’s injury shows us the chinks in the armor. The injury shows that the Giants rely heavily on veteran talent and if veteran talent is what they need, veteran talent they did not get.
Nothing has changed in the secondary unit. The Giants did not get a linebacker which they desperately need and lastly, Osi Umenyiora signed with the Atlanta Falcons and Paul may not start in the opener and will likely not be the same when he returns.
Too much pressure to re-sign Cruz and keep Nicks content so he may re-sign next year could likely be why the Giants falter this season.
Paul’s injury should serve as a wake-up call to the Giants. Get help for this season otherwise you will have other tragedies and disappointments looming in the very near future.
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The New York Giants have announced that defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul underwent a successful procedure to repair a herniated disc in his lower back. The microdiscetomy was performed by Dr. Robert Watkins at Marina Del Rey Hospital in Marina Del Rey, Calif. Recovery and rehabilitation is anticipated to be approximately 12 weeks. “Jason has been experiencing lower back pain that...
New York Giants defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul underwent surgery this morning to repair a herniated disc in his lower back. The procedure is anticipated to require rehab lasting approximately 12 weeks, according to Michael Eisen of Giants.com.
Prior to undergoing the surgery, Pierre-Paul and the Giants had attempted to treat his ailment in order to avoid an operation. However,...
New York Giants stud defensive end has gone the route of Rob Gronkowski, and will have back surgery today in California according to Pro Football Talk.
The procedure is reportedly being performed by Dr. Robert Watkins, the same doctor who’ll operate later this month on Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski.
Pierre-Paul is expected to be ready for the start of the regular season...
New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning was hoping that his workouts with both Victor Cruz and Hakeem Nicks at Duke wouldn’t have been the last time he’s seen them.
“I was just really hoping (the Duke workouts) would be a little starter course to the spring, not a substitute for what we’re doing on the field right now,” Manning said, per the New York Daily News. “This...
According Mike Florio of Profootballtalk.com, Giants defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul will be undergoing back surgery today in California. Pierre-Paul is expected to be ready for the start of the regular season, but it’s unclear if he will be able to participate in training camp. However, it is believed he will be ready for Week One.
New York Giants wide receiver Victor Cruz is electing to
hold out in hopes of signing a new contract with the team. While contract
negotiations are ongoing, Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk reports that they
are “moving slowly.”
Talks have moved slowly throughout the offseason, as Cruz
and the Giants haven’t been able to agree on the wide receiver’s value. While
New York Giants head coach Tom Coughlin expects wide receiver Hakeem Nicks to make next week’s minicamp, mainly for the fact that its mandatory, but still he expects him to be there even though he hasn’t made it to the voluntary OTA’s.
“We have a mandatory camp…I would expect that he would be here,” Coughlin said. By all accounts Coughlin has yet to talk to Nicks, and...
According to Mike Garafolo of USA TODAY Sports, Giants defensive end Justin Tuck raised $468,000 for his R.U.S.H. for Literacy foundation during last week’s charity billiards event.
Tuck’s charity is donating $25,000 of the proceeds towards Hurricane Sandy relief efforts.
I think it’s great to point out the great things that NFL players do, since we often report the bad things...
With Father’s Day coming up we get to take a look at one of the famous father and son combos in all of the NFL. Archie Manning has three sons, Cooper, Peyton, and Eli. All three sons did follow their father’s footsteps in playing football at some point in their lives.
This week we found out from Eli how back in the day Archie would have their kids handle a disagreement. It was...
With no Hakeem Nicks or Victor Cruz at the Giants “voluntary” organized team activities, the former second-round pick, from the 2012 NFL Draft, wide receiver Rueben Randle now has all the chance in the world to showcase the talent that he showed while at LSU. The 6’2″, 208-pound former-Tiger earned All-SEC first-team honors during 2011 where he posted 53 catches for 917 receiving...
According to Kimberly Jones of the NFL Network via NFL.com, a deal between the Colts and free agent running back Ahmad Bradshaw is expected to get done, but it probably won’t happen tonight. Bradshaw is still a very effective player when he’s healthy. He’s one of the best running backs in the NFL when it comes to pass protection. I’m sure Andrew Luck wouldn’t mind having...
Free agent running back Ahmad Bradshaw is working out with the Colts on Thursday. SOURCE: NBC SportsFantasy Spin:Bradshaw has rushed for at least 1,000 yards twice in the last three seasons. The Colts had one of the league's weakest rushing attacks last season so adding Bradshaw to the fold would make plenty of sense. We'll see how his workout goes.
Accordng to Kimberly Jones of the NFL Network, the Colts and free agent running back Ahmad Bradshaw are working on getting a contract done. From @KimJonesSports: Looks like a deal will get done between Colts-Bradshaw. They are negotiating now. — NFL: AroundTheLeague (@NFL_ATL) June 6, 2013 Bradshaw will be a nice pick up for the Colts if he can stay healthy and run the way he...
According to Kimberly Jones of the NFL Network, contract talks between the Colts and free agent running back Ahmad Bradshaw have hit a statemate. Talks between Ahmad Bradshaw & Colts have reached stalemate, source says. Contract described earlier as close to done now may not be. — Kimberly Jones (@KimJonesSports) June 7, 2013 Need NFL Tickets? The post Report: Colts,...