Monday, April 25, 2005

Making it Count

The team filled its top two positional needs with CB Corey Webster and DE Justin Tuck. Both will have a chance to play regularly at positions where there is no established depth. Webster offers a nice blend of size and speed; perhaps most important, he also has a feel for making interceptions. Starting CBs Will Peterson and Will Allen have not created many turnovers; Allen in particular has dropped several potential picks. Tuck, Notre Dame's career leader in sacks, has nice quickness and good inside moves. The most urgent need on offense was a young backup to RB Tiki Barber, preferably one who could aid an anemic short-yardage game. Brandon Jacobs (6-4, 267) could fill that need.

Tuesday, April 12, 2005

A Draft Wishper

Because it made the trade for QB Eli Manning in 2004, the team will be without a first-round pick for the first time in 12 years and will have only four choices overall. There is little chance of a trade up into the first round, but a trade down to get more picks is a possibility if there are interested partners.

Monday, April 04, 2005

The Come Back

One would have to believe that the return DE Michael Strahan is very important to the New York Football Giants. As it is the defensive end spot is thin with Umeyiora hurt as well.

Strahan who is now 33 and entering his 13th NFL season is in the public eye with his divorce on top of battling his first major injury since his rookie year. His team has complete faith in his come back for the 2005 season.

Strahan had to undergo surgery in November to repair his torn chest muscle, and now it is believed to be almost a full recovery. So come training camp expect Strahan to be locked and loaded with out any restrictions holding him back.