Is there such a thing as unicorn tears?
That’s what Packers safety Jerron McMillian said cost his team 15 penalty yards and a $21,000 fine from the league after a hit on Martellus Bennett – the self-titled Black Unicorn – on Sunday night.
“I guess it’s for the well-being of whoever was down, because I guess he was crying and whatnot,” McMillian told reporters in Green Bay this week.... » more
The Redskins’ offense is dynamic, confusing and (or late) productive. But how long can it last in the NFL?
As long as Robert Griffin III is around, Justin Tuck said. But no one knows how long that will be.
“I think in this offense, it is all predicated on the quarterback,” Justin Tuck said on Thursday. “If RG3 stays healthy, I think this offense is going to continue to roll. But the... » more
Victor Cruz was a Pro Bowl snub last year (not that he would have been able to attend the game anyway, since he and the Giants were a little busy). This year it seems like he’ll get an invitation to Hawaii.
Of course, he’d like to have other responsibilities in order to decline that honor as well. Still, he said, it would be nice to get the nod and he is humbled to be leading NFC wide receivers... » more
Kenny Phillips saw a silver lining in missing six games with a knee injury. The lining of his pocket.
“I haven’t hit anyone in forever,” Phillips said, looking forward to returning against the Packers on Sunday (he’s listed as questionable but had practiced all week). “It kept me from getting fined, which is a good thing. Kept a little money in my pocket. But I’m looking to get back out there... » more
Justin Tuck will be watching the Cowboys-Redskins game on Thanksgiving with a rooting interest. He’ll be rooting for a tie.
Whoever wins the NFC East game will emerge as the leading contender to knock the Giants off their throne in the division. So Tuck would rather no one actually win.
“I’m not rooting for any team,” he said. “A Dallas win would put them in a tie with us, a virtual... » more
If Eli Manning’s arm comes out of the bye as energized as his vocabulary, the Giants should be in fine shape. The quarterback used uncharacteristically colorful words to describe his throwing in Monday’s practice -- words such as “pop,” “fire,” and “lively” – after a week away from football.
Manning maintains that his arm was not tired before the bye, but he seems to think that the rest did... » more
Kenny Phillips is back. Again.
The safety who seemed to be on the verge of returning from a knee injury several weeks ago but could not make it onto the field was practicing today, the day the team returned from the bye week. That was the plan when the Giants shut Phillips down to give him the extra rest that would be afforded him with the team having a week off. Phillips should be ready to... » more
Eli Manning says his arm isn’t tired, but he may be growing weary of answering questions about it.
Speculation arose last week that Manning’s throws have lacked zip and it could be because of a tired arm which would explain the sudden drop in offensive production. But Manning said he feels fine and dismissed those claims.
“No one is watching me practice,” Manning said. “I thought I had... » more
Keith Rivers spent the first four years of his career with the Bengals, during which he played in 35 games and missed 29. So his being inactive today for his return to Cincinnati may be somewhat appropriate. Rivers will miss a second straight game with a calf injury and his fifth so far this season, his first with the Giants.
Byt the way, the gift shop here at Paul Bron Stadium had a display... » more
Prince Amukamara did not make any threats towards A.J. Green. He did not say he would answer the receiver’s comments with his pads, as Antrel Rolle did. Nor did he recommend that Green duck if he sees him, as Rolle did.
No, Prince is much more subtle than that.
What he did was point out that while Green is a “flawless” receiver, for some reason there aren’t many defenses in the league... » more