Tuesday, May 31, 2005

Tough Love

I am sure everyone knows the way head coach Tom Coughlin works. To say he is a disciplinarian would be an understatement. It is nothing but tough love from this coach, but word around the block is that he has loosened up a bit. Now when I say bit I mean a very, very small increment. Regardless though, it allows players to have more of a comfort zone with their head coach, which always a positive thing for any team.

Wednesday, May 25, 2005

'It is not a Toomer'

The 2004 season was not to kind to Giants wide receiver Amani Toomer. Toomer but up horrible stats then hurt his hamstring right when Kurt Warner was dethroned by young buck Eli Manning.

Well now Toomer will get to put his hamstring to the test. This is the first time that Toomer will get to test it out at full speed. Hopefully all goes well and Toomer can rebound this year.

Monday, May 23, 2005

The New Guy

With the presence of tight end Heath Miller, the Steelers No. 1 pick of the 2005 NFL Draft, there should defiantly be some benefits added to the play of quarterback Ben Roethlisberger.

This is because Miller will present match up problems for a defense. He is too quick and evasive to be covered by a linebacker and too big and strong for a safety. This makes him the equivalent of a Tony Gonzales or a Jeremy Shockey, giving Roethlisberger a go to target over the middle where the zone coverage is usually soft.

Tuesday, May 17, 2005

QB Shuffle

From Foxsports.com
The ever-evolving backup quarterback situation took more twists as the team acquired Tim Hasselbeck off waivers and reached an injury settlement with Jim Miller, who had hip surgery in April.

The moves set up a training camp battle for the No. 2 job behind Eli Manning between Hasselbeck, 27, and Jesse Palmer, 26.

The two are six months apart in age and have about the same level of experience, which is not much. Palmer might have a leg up because of his strong arm, familiarity with the system, comfort level with the coaches and close friendship with Manning.

But coach Tom Coughlin likes Hasselbeck's spunk and knows his family well, having recruited and coached his older brother, Matt, at Boston College.

Jared Lorenzen figures to be the fourth passer in camp and if he performs well could earn a spot on the practice squad.

Monday, May 09, 2005

The Next Generationi

CB Corey Webster, the second-round draft pick, looked agile and quick as he covered fellow rookies under the tough wind conditions. He even had a couple of picks. The team loves his ability to go up and get the ball as a converted receiver.