December 2012 - New York Giants Wiretap

Giants May Look To Remake Pass Rush In Offseason

Dec 28, 2012 11:59 AM

The New York Giants figure to make changes to their defensive line in the offseason.

"I've been told to expect a fair makeover of the New York Giants come 2013 regardless of what happens this weekend," said Chris Mortensen. 

Osi Umenyiora and Justin Tuck are candidates to be depart the defensive line, while the secondary and offensive line are also areas that the Giants will look to remake.

The Giants have been built around a strong pass rush throughout the tenure of Tom Coughlin.

Dan Graziano/ESPN

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Full List Of 2012 Pro Bowlers

Dec 27, 2012 12:10 PM

The following players have been voted to the 2012 Pro Bowl.

AFC Offense

Quarterbacks — Tom Brady, New England Patriots; Peyton Manning, Denver Broncos; Matt Schaub, Houston Texans

Running backs — Jamaal Charles, Kansas City Chiefs; Arian Foster, Houston Texans; Ray Rice, Baltimore Ravens

Fullback — Vonta Leach, Baltimore Ravens

Wide receivers — A.J. Green, Cincinnati Bengals; Andre Johnson, Houston Texans; Reggie Wayne, Indianapolis Colts; Wes Welker, New England Patriots

Tight ends — Rob Gronkowski, New England Patriots; Heath Miller, Pittsburgh Steelers

Tackles — Duane Brown, Houston Texans; Ryan Clady, Denver Broncos; Joe Thomas, Cleveland Browns; Marshall Yanda, Baltimore Ravens

Guards — Logan Mankins, New England Patriots; Wade Smith, Houston Texans

Centers — Chris Myers, Houston Texans; Maurkice Pouncey, Pittsburgh Steelers

AFC Defense

Ends — Elvis Dumervil, Denver Broncos; Cameron Wake, Miami Dolphins; J.J. Watt, Houston Texans

Interior linemen — Geno Atkins, Cincinnati Bengals; Haloti Ngata, Baltimore Ravens; Vince Wilfork, New England Patriots

Outside linebackers — Tamba Hali, Kansas City Chiefs; Robert Mathis, Indianapolis Colts; Von Viller, Denver Broncos

Inside/middle linebackers — Derrick Johnson, Kansas City Chiefs; Jerod Mayo, New England Patriots

Cornerbacks — Champ Bailey, Denver Broncos; Antonio Cromartie, New York Jets; Johnathan Joseph, Houston Texans

Strong safeties — Eric Berry, Kansas City Chiefs; LaRon Landry, New York Jets

Free safety — Ed Reed, Baltimore

AFC Specialists

Placekicker — Phil Dawson, Cleveland Browns

Punter — Dustin Colquitt, Kansas City Chiefs

Kick returner — Jacoby Jones, Baltimore Ravens

Special team — Matthew Slater, New England Patriots

NFC Offense

Quarterbacks — Robert Griffin III, Washington Redskins; Aaron Rodgers, Green Bay Packers; Matt Ryan, Atlanta Falcons

Running backs — Frank Gore, San Francisco 49ers; Marshawn Lynch, Seattle Seahawks; Adrian Peterson, Minnesota Vikings

Fullback — Jerome Felton, Minnesota Vikings

Wide receivers — Victor Cruz, New York Giants; Calvin Johnson, Detroit Lions; Julio Jones, Atlanta Falcons; Brandon Marshall, Chicago Bears

Tight ends — Tony Gonzalez, Atlanta Falcons; Jason Witten, Dallas Cowboys

Tackles — Russell Okung, Seattle Seahawks; Joe Staley, San Francisco 49ers; Trent Williams, Washington Redskins

Guards — Jahri Evans, New Orleans Saints; Mike Iupati, San Francisco 49ers; Chris Snee, New York Giants

Centers — Jeff Saturday, Green Bay Packers; Max Unger, Seattle Seahawks

NFC Defense

Ends — Jared Allen, Minnesota Vikings; Julius Peppers, Chicago Bears; Jason Pierre-Paul, New York Giants

Interior linemen — Gerald McCoy, Tampa Bay Buccaneers; Henry Melton, Chicago Bears; Justin Smith, San Francisco 49ers

Outside linebackers — Clay Matthews, Green Bay Packers; Aldon Smith, San Francisco 49ers; DeMarcus Ware, Dallas Cowboys

Inside/middle linebackers — NaVorro Bowman, San Francisco 49ers; Patrick Willis, San Francisco 49ers

Cornerbacks — Tim Jennings, Chicago Bears; Patrick Peterson, Arizona Cardinals; Charles Tillman, Chicago Bears

Strong safeties — Donte Whitner, San Francisco 49ers

Free safeties — Dashon Goldson, San Francisco 49ers; Earl Thomas, Seattle Seahawks

NFC Specialists

Placekicker — Blair Walsh, Minnesota Vikings

Punter — Thomas Morstead, New Orleans Saints

Kick returner — Leon Washington, Seattle Seahawks

Special team — Lorenzo Alexander, Washington Redskins

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Eli Manning Blames Lack Of Practice Time For Struggles

Dec 25, 2012 11:46 AM

Eli Manning continues to struggle and has thrown for just 311 yards and one touchdown combined over the New York Giants' past two games.

"We're not making it easy on ourselves," Manning said. "It's just tough sometimes. Things aren't the same. Not quite as open, not quite as easy, everything is a little tougher. I don't think there is an exact reason." 

Manning cites a lack of practice time with Hakeem Nicks and Ahmad Bradshaw as an excuse for the struggles.

"We've got some guys banged up, obviously, who are showing great toughness," Manning said. "You love the competitiveness, the hanging in there and being there for the team. It can be tough when you've got four or five guys who don't practice much during the week, if at all, and then show up on game day. 

"Again, you love the toughness, you love the competitiveness, you love the team attitude and doing whatever it takes. It's hard to continue to play at a high level sometimes." 

Ohm Youngmisuk/ESPN

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Cruz Visits With Family Of Sandy Hook Victim Buried In His Jersey

Dec 18, 2012 8:29 PM

Victor Cruz visited the family of Jack Pinto in Connecticut for three hours on Tuesday, just four days after the six-year-old was killed in the Sandy Hook Elementary mass killing.

Pinto was buried on Monday wearing his Cruz football jersey.

“Much love to the entire Pinto family. Great people with huge hearts,” Cruz tweeted shortly after leaving the home. “Looking at life through a different lens.”

Laurel Babcock/New York Post

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David Wilson Will Stop Doing TD Backflips

Dec 15, 2012 11:07 AM

David Wilson said on Friday that he will stop doing backflips after he scores a touchdown.

The New York Giants don't want Wilson to risk an injury doing the backflips.

“I think it’s for the team’s best interests,” he said. “I don’t want to make anyone upset or nervous or scared. I want to do something that people enjoy rather than worry about.”

Andre Brown is out for the season and Ahmad Bradshaw will not travel to Atlanta due to a sprained knee.

Ebenezer Samuel/New York Daily News

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Nicks Banged Up Knee, X-Rays Negative

Dec 9, 2012 11:46 PM

Hakeem Nicks had four catches for 67 yards and a touchdown on Sunday, but also took contact on his sore left knee that concerned New York Giants' trainers.

“I came through physically OK,” Nicks said. “I think I might have came down a little bit on my knee but I’m so used to doing it, it goes away in about a play or two.” 

Nicks confirmed he underwent an X-ray after the game. 

“Yeah, I did, everything was good,” said Nicks.

Jane McManus/ESPN

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