New York Giants Select Eight Players for Practice Squad

September 7, 2010

NEW YORK – Hello Giants Fans, it should come as no surprise that the Giants chose eight players you will be very familiar with. The team did lose one player for certain when the Denver Broncos signed RB Andre Brown. This is a move that the Broncos should benefit from in the near future. Something must have spooked the team because I was surprised to see the G-Men let him go. You can include DT Jay Alford on that list of shockers.

I’m not sure how the fans feel about having QB Sage Rosenfels as the backup to Easy Eli but I know that none of these guys are as good as QB David Carr was. It’s not surprising to me at all that it would take a while to find a quality backup up Carr’s level. It is clear that the team wants to give Eli as many weapons as possible, hence the signing of two TE’s to the practice squad in Bear Pascoe and Jake Ballard. TE Kevin Boss is the lock at starter and everyone is curious to see if TE Travis Beckum will break out in 2010.

The Giants were horrible in the secondary last season, so it is no surprise that they would keep a couple of DB’s on the squad by retaining CB Seth Williams and S Sha’reef Rashad. These are also possible special teams additions later in the year if someone goes down. Special teams has seen key players retire or go on IR very early in 2010. These players include Jeff Feagles, Chad Jones, Domenik Hixon and Sinorice Moss. The G-men are beginning the 2010 season with seven players on the injured reserve list already (not to mention one of the PUP list). Fans cannot endure another injury plagued season back to back with 2009.

Let’s take a look at the eight players the Giants signed to the practice squad.

1. QB Rhett Bomar No.5

2. TE Jake Ballard No.81

3. OL Jim Cordle No.63

4. TE Bear Pascoe No.86

5. DT Nate Collins No.75

6. CB Seth Williams No.38

7. S Sha’reef Rashad No.30

8. RB Charles Scott No.33

Who do you think would be the most valuable reserve for the team if a need should arise? Who are your top three players listed here in order?

RD –


New York Giants Training Camp Report 8/20/10

August 20, 2010

Hello Giants Fans,

Today was the final day of the 2010 New York Giants training camp. Twenty days have come and gone and we’ve learned some interesting facts about the players. The Giants beat the Jets in their first preseason game and will now face the Steelers tomorrow night at New Meadowlands stadium at 7 PM EST.

Fans will get an opportunity to see QB Rhett Bomar lead the offense for most of the game. Bomar was taking mostly second and third string reps at training camp. QB Eli Manning will sit this one out as he heals up from the head laceration he received on Monday night. QB Jim Sorgi is also banged up and expect to miss some playing time. Now that camp is over, I expect to see a lot of player movement.

The 2010 New York Giants training camp is officially over but that doesn’t mean that Big Blue is done practicing. I expect the coaches to ramp up the intensity to prepare the team for the new season. Tom Coughlin has his lists and OC Kevin Gilbride is drawing up plays somewhere in the facility. New DC Perry Fewell is working on strategies like a mad scientist. Special teams coach Tom Quinn is facing one of the toughest challenges of the 2010 NFL season. There isn’t much time left before the first regular season game. Fans can expect to see things moving much more rapidly now.

I’m actually surprised by how many negative comments I have seen from sports “experts” about the Giants. Maybe they can’t see what the rest of us can see or maybe they are right and yet to be vindicated. I simply have to believe that the 2010 team will be much better then the injury plagued 2009 season. There have already been a few injuries in 2010 that have had fans shaking their heads. The injury list simply can’t get out of hand this season or they will have no shot.

Let’s take a look at some of the news from this week about the New York Giants.

– QB Eli Manning was cut in the Monday night game and required 12 stitches.

– QB Eli Manning will not play in the Giants second preseason game tomorrow night versus the Pittsburgh Steelers.

– The New York Giants will play their first ever home opener at the new stadium.

– Backup QB Jim Sorgi will miss 2-3 weeks with a shoulder injury he got from a hit he took against the Jets.

– The Giants cut OL Cliff Louis, who they recently signed to bolster the offensive line.

– The Giants cut TE Jake Ballard to make room for QB Dominic Randolph.

– The Giants signed OL Shawn Andrews who is a former two-time pro bowler for the Philadelphia Eagles.

– Backup QB Rhett Bomar will play almost the entire game against Pittsburgh.

– WR Ramses Barden is banged up and will sit out a few practices.

– The Giants signed QB Dominic Randolph as a backup due to all of the injuries at QB.

– Rookie punter Matt Dodge seems to be having a rough time adjusting and may need more work then originally expected.

– OL William Beatty appears to be the man at left tackle, something Giants fans might see for the next eight or nine years straight.

– Rookie DE Jason Pierre-Paul has reportedly already put on 12 pounds of muscle weighing in at 282 pounds.

– Safety Kenny Phillips seems to be doing very well thus far. Fans are praying that Phillips can remain healthy all season.

– 39,875 total Giants fans attended the training camp in Albany this year. It was the fifth best year since they began fifteen years ago upstate.

– Rookie WR Victor Cruz emerged and made a name for himself Monday night. This kid has star written all over him.

– LB Keith Bulluck and S Kenny Phillips are set to make their Giants debut tomorrow night versus the Steelers.

– LB Chase Blackburn and OL Chris Snee are still banged up and sidelined. Not to mention OL Rich Seubert.

Who do you think is going to win the game between the New York Giants and Pittsburgh Steelers?

RD –


New York Giants Cut QB Riley Skinner

June 25, 2010

The New York Giants cut rookie backup QB Riley Skinner today. Skinner (Wake Forest) was battling for a roster spot throughout minicamp but appears to have missed the mark. This is not a question of the kids heart or skills, he just went up against some guys the team feels are a better fit. QB Jim Sorgi was Peyton Manning’s backup QB for years, we all knew he wasn’t going anywhere. Sorgi will become Super Bowl MVP QB Eli Manning’s study partner. I feel that grabbing Sorgi was a good move for the G-Men, after former backup QB David Carr, wanted out of New York to seek an opportunity to start for a team.

The fact that the team cut Skinner (6’0″ 214 pounds) tells me that they feel confident in the two remaining QB’s on the roster, to backup Iron Man QB Easy Eli Manning. We know why Sorgi was brought in but what about Rhett Bomar? Is Bomar the answer for a LIVE game replacement? Expect to see Bomar quite a bit during the preseason games. Head Coach Tom Coughlin will want this kid battle tested, just in case something should happen to Manning. To be honest, I haven’t seen Bomar play enough to even have an opinion yet. The question still remains in my mind, who can handle “game time” if the team should come calling?

What do you think about the New York Giants cutting QB Riley Skinner today? Are you confident in both Jim Sorgi and Rhett Bomar. as the backup QB’s?

RD –

New York Giants: Seven Rounds in Seven Days, Rd.5

April 16, 2010

Today we will take a look at the New York Giants round five picks for the past six years. We will be comparing former Giants GM Ernie Accorsi and current Giants GM Jerry Reese’s draft picks and making our own 2010 NFL Draft pick by position. There are now 6 days remaining until the 2010 NFL Draft. I want to be clear that this isn’t a comparison of careers and in no way is this a disrespectful analysis of either of these fine men. This is a pre-draft segment that we thought would be entertaining for the week leading up to the 2010 NFL Draft. The three years we are looking at for Ernie Accorsi are a fraction of his legendary career.

Let’s take a look at what the short history of round five picks for the G-men are.


Ernie Accorsi

2004 Draft – Round 5 – S Gibril Wilson

2005 Draft – Round 5 – No picks available

2006 Draft – Round 5 – CB Charlie Peprah

Jerry Reese

2007 Draft – Round 5 – TE Kevin Boss

2008 Draft – Round 5 – LB Jonathan Goff

2009 Draft – Round 5 – QB Rhett Bomar


2010 Draft – Round 5 – Position Prediction – Offensive Lineman

Once again, I have to give the edge to Jerry Reese in round five. Ernie Accorsi has kept his record in tact, by not having a pick available in round five. The main reason I am giving Reese the nod is because of TE Kevin Boss. Although safety Gibril Wilson was an equally good player, he is no longer on the Giants and was recently released by Miami. Jonathan Goff could find himself in a starting role this year along with Boss, another reason why I have to give Jerry Reese some extra points. Does it strike anyone else as strange, that Accorsi is missing a pick in each round for his last three years with the team? I’m not talking conspiracy strange, just strange that I hadn’t really noticed it before. A future article might have to investigate what the Giants gained from giving up those picks.

What do you think about the New York Giants round five picks from the past six years? Which GM gets your vote for having the better round five?

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SIDE NOTE: The NFL will release the full 2010 schedule on April 20, 2010

2010 New York Giants: The Quarterbacks

April 7, 2010

If there is one thing that I am absolutely positive of this upcoming 2010 NFL season, it is that Eli Manning is the starting QB of the New York Giants. Manning has an Iron Man streak going and has proven to be tough when the moment arises that he need be. Eli Manning is on track to have another career year if his numbers continue to improve as they have. Losing a backup quarterback with the talent of David Carr will be difficult to replace. I think Carr might be wondering if he made the right choice now by going to the 49ers.  I expect Eli Manning to be voted into the Pro Bowl in 2010 based upon another career year. Eli will need to take WR Steve Smith and WR Hakeem “Octopus Hands” Nicks out for a steak dinner by the end of the season (gold watches might even be involved).

Retaining backup QB Jim Sorgi from the Colts was a nice thing. Eli Manning now has the study partner of his dreams and can be counted on to know his material/plan before a game. The New York Giants need a reliable backup Qb who can win games. Who is available to bring on board in case QB Rhett Bomar doesn’t work out? GM Jerry Reese will not allow the QB position to be an area of concern for Giants fans.

What do you think about the current New York Giants Quarterback situation? Is this an area that could be addressed via free agency or will Reese use a late round pick on a QB again? If so, who can you see the G-Men taking a late round QB sleeper on?

Here is a list of current New York Giants Quarterbacks:

1. Eli Manning #10

2. Jim Sorgi #19

3. Rhett Bomar #5

RD –