Rhett Bomar said all the right things Tuesday when he spoke to reporters. He praised the injured Jim Sorgi. He said he isn't worried about whether New York Giants will keep him as the backup quarterback. He said he could "only control how I play."
"It's not scary. I'm not worried about them, to be honest. Like I said a million times, I can only control what I can control. My job is to go out there on Thursday and play to the best of my ability and lead this team whenever I get my opportunity and let the chips fall as they may," Bomar said. "Hopefully they're comfortable enough with me."
Sure, Rhett. We all know you will be on pins and needles the next few days wondering if you have convinced the Giants you can be entrusted to back up Eli Manning at quarterback. Or, if the Giants will go out and get a veteran to caddy for Manning.
What do you think, Giants fans? Will it be Bomar backing up Eli, or a veteran quarterback still to be determined? Oh, and one other question for you Bomar-maniacs. How will you react if the Giants do the unthinkable and let him go?
Defensive end Mathias Kiwanuka said he is hoping for 'a good show' from the front-line defense Thursday against the New England Patriots.
"I think it being our last preseason game and knowing that we haven't performed 100 percent in the previous games, yeah, we're definitely-for whatever amount of plays we're going to be out there-we're looking to have a good show," Kiwanuka said. "I'm happy with what we've shown in practice. Now why it's not translating on the field as far preseason, it's not a major concern. Obviously we want to get everything right. We want to do everything perfect, but we understand that preseason is there for a reason. It's a time to get everything fine-tuned. So as long as we come out clicking on all cylinders and everybody is going for the regular season, we'll be good."
With Sinorice Moss on Injured Reserve it would appear relatively certain that there is a roster spot awaiting undrafted rookie free agent wide receiver Victor Cruz. The former UMass star is trying not to celebrate yet.
"The day I feel secure is the day they call me into that office and let me know I made the team," Cruz said. "Granted what I’ve done so far you kind of feel a little confident in what you can do against NFL talent. But again, you have to just remain humble and keep striving, keep pushing forward, especially on special teams where you know that’s an area of importance."