Found November 28, 2012 on
60 Max Power O:
It was once said about Bill Parcells that he wasn’t happy unless something was wrong. He needed to fix something or he was miserable.
The same thing could be said about the New York Giants, every time they seem to get rolling, they stumble only to fix themselves for the better.
Last year’s team that eventually won the Super Bowl had to scratch and claw to make the playoffs, let alone go on the road and beat Green Bay and San Francisco in back to back weeks just to make the Super Bowl.
Adversity seems to be a good friend to the Giants and dropping two straight games before the bye gave them the strife they needed to stoke their fires. However, in 2012, the Giants are 7-4 and in first place in the NFC East.
Victor Cruz feels that the Giants haven’t lost that hunger regardless of what their record or division position says. Cruz spoke to Mike Francesa on WFAN in New York about how the Giants are still a hungry team and that they haven’t changed a bit.
“I feel great about this team. I think we’re hitting our stride once again at the perfect time and we just gotta continue it. We understand exactly where we’re at. We understand exactly where a win on Monday night would put us as far as the division, and we want to take advantage of it.”
“I think we’re similar (to the 2011 team). I think our mindsets are a little different in terms of, we know we control our own destiny. We’re at the top, we’re first in our division, and we just have to hold onto it. As opposed to last year where we were kind of scratching and clawing and things like that.
But it’s funny because we still play like our backs are against the wall each and every game. It still feels like we’re that team that was 9-7 last year and still trying to scratch and claw out. So I think as long as we keep that mentality we’ll do well towards this final stretch and into the playoffs.”
BEST OF MAXIM
AROUND THE WEB
With the rest of the football world watching their every movement: the New York Giants did what they did best on Sunday night.
On the heels of a two-game losing skid, many people believed the Giants simply didn’t have that mojo they had a year ago when they won the super bowl. In a wide open NFC East, some thought the Giants wouldn’t even make the playoffs this...
Chasing both a Pro Bowl dream and a new contract at season's end, Giants wide receiver Victor Cruz is orchestrating another fine season.
Cruz, New York's leading receiver, has 63 catches, 779 yards and eight touchdowns, and the Giants are in first place in the NFC East. Indeed, life is good ... on and off the field.
In fact, Cruz recently corralled a football dropped from...
When Mathias Kiwanuka signed a contract extension with the New York Giants earlier this year, he understood his job was to be a wild card in the defense.
Kiwanuka is somewhat of a rarity in the NFL. A two-position player, the seven-year veteran is listed on the roster as a linebacker, but he plays as much on the defensive line, his natural position.
This past week in the Giants...
Ahmad Bradshaw said he expects rookie RB David Wilson to have a big role in the wake of Andre Brown’s broken leg. Due to his troublesome feet, Bradshaw seems to know that he is not a true workhorse. Over the last five weeks, Brown was averaging 8.2 touches per game. If Wilson can earn the staff’s trust in pass protection and not fumble, he figures to assume that role. “When...
The New York Giants signed both RB Kregg Lumpkin and RB Ryan Torain on Tuesday, according to Mike Garafolo and Jason La Canfora respectively.
Giants head coach Tom Coughlin was non-committal when asked whether the Giants would attempt to replace RB Andre Brown, who broke his fibula in a victory over the Packers. “We’ll have to look at that for the next couple days,” said Coughlin...
Seeking to add roster depth amid concerns about running back Ahmad Bradshaw's health, the New York Giants auditioned a number of veteran running backs for a vacant roster spot, according to multiple reports. The defending Super Bowl champions took a look at former Steelers running back Mewelde Moore, Redskins running back Ryan Torain and former Colts running back Joseph Addai...
The Giants signed running backs Ryan Torain and Kregg Lumpkin Tuesday after placing Andre Brown on injured reserve with a fractured fibula Monday.Fantasy Spin:Torain and Lumpkin will give the Giants depth at running back but don't figure to be fantasy options. We expect New York to finally increase rookie David Wilson's role behind Ahmad Bradshaw.
After a two game skid that had people thinking that maybe the New York Giants were vulnerable, they came out Sunday night and put in a performance to speak to the contrary by beating the Green Bay Packers 38-10. It seems that everytime the Giants are perceived to be on the ropes they rise to the occasion and make a statement that says, "everyone put the shovels down , don'...
The New York Giants had a ton of trouble with Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III when they faced him over a month ago, and they will have to step up to the challenge again on Monday night. It doesn’t sound like Justin Tuck is looking forward to it very much.
“Until I exit stage right, it seems like (Griffin is) going to be a fixture in my dreams and nightmares...
The Miami Dolphins signed former Giants cornerback Michael Coe. Coe spent the previous three seasons with the New York Giants where he played in 21 games with one start. He was originally selected by the Indianapolis Colts in the fifth round of the NFL draft. Coe played two seasons at Arkansas before transferring to Alabama State to play for his father, Charles.
The New York Giants (7-4) beat the Green Bay Packers (7-4) 38-10, this past Sunday night at MetLife Stadium from East Rutherford, NJ.
Big Blue came out strong this past Sunday night after their much needed bye week. This was the type of game the Giants needed in a good way.
They finally played like the defending super bowl champs and they need to play like this if they are going...