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Thu, 18 Jun 2009 19:23:00 -0400Sure, it's only June. And yes, they were only running around in helmets and shorts. But there was still plenty to glean from this week's Giants' minicamp, almost all of it good. A few nuggets:
Wed, 17 Jun 2009 20:43:00 -0400As Jerry Reese surveys this week's minicamp practices, the Giants general manager likes what he sees. A defense stocked with plenty of talent, including newly acquired free agents Rocky Bernard, Chris Canty and Michael Boley. An offense that features blue-chip quarterback Eli Manning and a receiving corps bolstered by draft picks Hakeem Nicks and Ramses Barden.
Tue, 16 Jun 2009 20:53:00 -0400On this day a year ago, the Giants gathered for the first time since their improbable Super Bowl victory over the Patriots. It was not a day of celebration.
Mon, 15 Jun 2009 22:33:00 -0400There is no question Plaxico Burress is an elite football player, that his combination of size, speed and hands present a unique challenge to any defense.
Fri, 12 Jun 2009 00:00:00 -0400Talk about inflation: Doesn't seem that long ago when the $6 million man was all the rage. All of a sudden, Mark Sanchez has turned into the Jets' $60 million man, signing a contract that makes him the highest paid player in franchise history. All this with just 16 starts on his college resume and not even an NFL training camp practice under his belt.
Wed, 10 Jun 2009 21:33:00 -0400Not that the Jets- Patriots rivalry - already one of the most heated in professional sports - needs any more fuel. So let's just say this: Rex Ryan's crack on WFAN last week that he "never came here to kiss Bill Belichick's rings" didn't do anything to turn down the heat.
Tue, 9 Jun 2009 20:53:00 -0400The man in the second row got a kick out of Rex Ryan's latest in-your-face news conference. As the Jets coach blasted away at another division rival, the man sat back with arms folded and smiled.
Sat, 6 Jun 2009 17:53:00 -0400Kellen Clemens and Mark Sanchez will do everything possible to win the job as the Jets' starting quarterback, with one notable exception: As competitive as they will be on the field, both will do everything possible to support one another during their duel for the No. 1 spot.
Fri, 5 Jun 2009 22:23:00 -0400Kellen Clemens and Mark Sanchez will do everything possible to win the job as the Jets' starting quarterback, with one notable exception: As competitive as they will be on the field, both will do everything possible to support one another during their duel for the No. 1 spot.
Mon, 1 Jun 2009 23:55:00 -0400Abby Manning was telling her husband the other day how quickly his years as the Giants' quarterback were flying by.