Good Morning everyone, here are some of the headlines making news around the world of the New York Giants:
- Brian Westbrook practiced with the Eagles yesterday, and Andy Reid has not ruled him out of playing against the Giants on Sunday. (Philly.com)
- Domenik Hixon was a big hit when he made a surprise appearance at Bloomfield Middle School yesterday as part of the NFL's "Play 60" program. (Bergen Record)
- In case you were wondering, Archie Manning said if the Super Bowl comes down to his undefeated former team vs. his undefeated son, there is no question who he would root for. (CNNSI) What I want to know is: when the Giants shock the world again over the next 6 weeks, and get to the Super Bowl against the Colts, who is he going to root for then?
- The Giants say they aren't worried about Michael Vick as a constant Wildcat threat. The fact that they aren't worried worries me. (NJ.com)
- It's been 9 weeks since TE Travis Beckum caught a pass, and the Giants think its time he catches another. (NJ.com)
- Steve Smith is running a contest on his Facebook page to vote him into the Pro Bowl, and win the chance to attend the game in Miami. If you are on Facebook, make sure you are following Steve. He puts some great videos up, just candid stuff with him and other players, it's usually pretty funny, and he also interacts with the fans who follow him as best he can. Welcome to the new world.
- This is only really newsworthy because of who he is, but the Giants signed DB London Fryar to their practice squad yesterday. He is the son of New England Patriots legend Irving Fryar.
- Finally, Gary Myers in the Daily News talks about Tom Coughlin giving the Giants a pep talk in the pregame huddle before Sunday's game against Dallas. I was asked two weeks ago if I thought Tom Coughlin was starting to lose this team. I said absolutely not, I think these players would walk through a wall for him. They may not always like him, and he may not be the most fun guy to be around, but they know he is a coach that can help them win a championship.
Final thought from me: I'm not convinced they've turned a corner yet, because they still didn't run the ball well Sunday, and if Jay Novacek came out of retirement to play TE for the Cowboys he would have caught at least 5 passes in that game. Expect the Eagles to attack that part of the field even more than Dallas did. The Giants need to be ready for it. Weather not expected to be a factor Sunday night, it will just be chilly, with temps in the 30's.
Beat the Eagles, and it's all there: the playoffs, the division, and maybe even one last home game at Giants Stadium in the post season.
One last thing about the weather:
It's 85 degrees here today. Wind Chill of 82. How's YOUR weather?
Have a good day.