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New York Giants
Welcome to the latest edition of Xs and Os with the Bros by Xs and Os editor @rodofdisaster. This feature represents a basic attempt to look deeper into the game of football, learn something about the X’s and O’s that make it go, and better appreciate the games within the game. It’s called Xs and Os with the Bros because you don’t have to be a player, coach, or rocket surgeon to get something out of taking a closer look at a football play, so please enjoy the post and the discussion in the comments.This week Rod focuses on the recurring nightmare that is the Browns run defense and takes a look at how the league’s 22nd ranked rushing attack rolled for 243 yards and 7.1 yards per carry last Sunday in New York.—————Time: 4th Quarter, 8:32 leftScore: 34-20 GiantsSituation: 2nd & 8 on NY 22PRE-SNAP:The Giants are in “22” personnel with 2 RB and 2 TE. This is called “Tank” personnel. It’s an I-formation with the receiver to the right or field side. The Browns are in Base 43 personn
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The New York Giants are expected to welcome back a pair of wide receivers this weekend when they take on the San Francisco 49ers; Hakeem Nicks and Ramses Barden. Safety Antrel Rolle also says he’ll be able to play despite a lingering knee injury. Barden was cleared to return to practice this week and expects to be available against the 49ers. The wide receiver had been out...
New York Giants wide receiver Hakeem Nicks was held out of practice today, but he looked good while working on the side with a team trainer. He was reportedly “running hard and cutting.”Both Antrel Rolle and Corey Webster are expected to play on Sunday.Practicing:Ramses Barden (concussion)Keith Rivers (hamstring)Michael Boley (hip)Limited:David Diehl (knee)Jayron Hosley (hamstring...
The New York Giants are hopeful that wide receiver Hakeem Nicks will be able to play Sunday against San Francisco after he practiced on a limited basis Thursday. Nicks has missed the past three games because of knee and foot injuries. "Got a chance to test it out a little bit," Nicks told reporters after practice. "The defining moment will be tomorrow, when I do...
According to Ohm Youngmisuk of ESPN New York, Giants coach Tom Coughlin is hopeful receiver Hakeem Nicks (knee) can play this week against the 49ers after participating in individual drills Thursday.Fantasy Spin:Nicks will try to get in a limited practice session Friday. We should know more about his availability for Sunday's game after that since Nicks said he didn't do...
During an appearance on ESPN Radio in New York today, Giants running back Ahmad Bradshaw said that wide receiver Hakeem Nicks hinted to him that he’s going to play in this week’s game against the 49ers, per Paul Schwartz of the New York Post.Bradshaw said that Nicks “gave me a hint” that he’ll play this week against the 49ers. He also said that Nicks “is tough and I...
Giants tight end Martellus Bennett, who left Sunday's game in the first quarter with what appears to be a hyperextended left knee and returned to help block for Bradshaw, will get an MRI on the knee on Tuesday.Fantasy Spin:Bennett had caught a touchdown in three of the first four games this season and has 19 receptions for 217 yards. With the Giants' receivers hurting, Bennett...
Giants tight end Martellus Bennett (knee) worked with trainers on the sideline Thursday and also put in a very limited session in practice.Fantasy Spin:Bennett said Wednesday that he expects to play Sunday against the 49ers. The tight end suffered a hyperextended knee last week against the Browns but he returned to the game to block as Ahmad Bradshaw churned out 200 yards. Bennett...
Victor Cruz's famous salsa dance is popular and fun, but to the Giants wide receiver, it's much more than just a touchdown celebration.
"It's just something that I do for my grandmother," Cruz said on a conference call with reporters on Wednesday. "It's something that's sacred to me, it's something that's due to her passing...
Nicks owners were given a glimmer of hope today when the start WR practiced and Giants HC Tom Coughlin said he was hopeful that Nicks could play vs. the 49ers. Ramses Barden (concussion) also returned to practice and like Nicks is status remains unclear. The matchup this week is a tough one.
BEREA -- There almost werent enough questions and topics to cover with Browns defensive coordinator Dick Jauron on Thursday.
Rapid fire came the queries, one after the other like the old Batman TV show Bam! Pow! Zowie!
Or something like that.
Jauron had a lot to cover -- and there hadnt been a lot covered because prior to Thursday there has been so much asked about one third-and...
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“It stinks.” — T.J. Ward