New York Giants News And Notes: Back To Work Edition

Good morning, New York Giants fans. Here are your Tuesday morning news and notes as the Giants get back to business in preparation for Sunday's game against the Miami Dolphins.

First-round pick Prince Amukamara said Monday that he is "almost 100 percent," but does not know if he will be on the field Sunday against the Dolphins. Coach Tom Coughlin did not sound optimistic about that saying only that Amukamara "did a little bit [Monday] and we will have to bring him along slowly."

Wide receiver Ramses Barden practiced Monday and said "There wasn't anything that I wasn't able to do." Barden (ankle) could come off the PUP list this week, and hopes to be part of the 53-man roster Sunday against Miami.

"I am preparing myself mentally and physically not only as if I am going to play but I am going to contribute. That is how I am trying to go into everything," Barden said. "The worst thing you can do is be unprepared and be given a full load of responsibility that you are not ready for. I am preparing myself for the full load of responsibilities."

Coming off bye, G-Men hope to avoid sleeping with Fish - NYPOST.com
Maybe it’s a good thing the Giants are playing the winless Dolphins this week. Not only because Miami could be mentally broken after a devastating overtime loss to Tim Tebow and the Broncos on Sunday, but also losing to such a team at home after a bye week would be utterly embarrassing.

"You don’t want to be that team that lets them win," Giants safety Kenny Phillips told The Post yesterday as the Giants gathered for the first time after a five-day layoff. "You say, ‘Kick a dog while he’s down.’ You definitely don’t want to wake them up."

Snee recovered from 'scary' concussion | New York Daily News

"I’ve been fortunate enough to not have one before, but it was scary," Snee said. "To think that you’re going to pass out on the field, the headaches, the week(-long) fog that I was in was not fun."

Snee probably made his situation worse by continuing to play after taking the initial hit to the head. At first he didn’t recognize that he might have suffered a concussion. Offensive linemen take shots to the head all the time. Snee said that at first he "was never dizzy," so this one didn’t seem to be all that much worse.

"I’ve never had one and I don’t know what it felt like," he said. "I just tried to stay out there for my team. I thought I had a headache. I’ve had headaches before. Later on when the dizziness and everything else hit me, I thought it was more serious."

Coming off bye, G-Men hope to avoid sleeping with Fish - NYPOST.com

Maybe it’s a good thing the Giants are playing the winless Dolphins this week. Not only because Miami could be mentally broken after a devastating overtime loss to Tim Tebow and the Broncos on Sunday, but also losing to such a team at home after a bye week would be utterly embarrassing.

"You don’t want to be that team that lets them win," Giants safety Kenny Phillips told The Post yesterday as the Giants gathered for the first time after a five-day layoff. "You say, ‘Kick a dog while he’s down.’ You definitely don’t want to wake them up. "

Dolphins 'unlikely' to fire coach before Giants game: report - NYPOST.com

Dolphins coach Tony Sparano’s job is safe for the time being, despite the team dropping to 0-6 with an 18-15 overtime loss to the Broncos on Sunday, the South Florida Sun Sentinel reported,

TE Jake Ballard making Giants forget Kevin Boss - NFL - Yahoo! Sports

Seeing tight end Jake Ballard talking to a couple of reporters, New York Giants defensive captain Justin Tuck didn't hesitate to add to the conversation. "Fantasy Savior," Tuck said as he headed off to the shower after practice on Monday. While Ballard laughed about his new importance to fantasy league players, the truth is that the first-year player has become somewhat of a savior.

Jets' Plaxico Burress: 'I can't picture myself actually pulling the trigger' of a gun | NJ.com

Plaxico Burress admits now that the whole idea of carrying a gun into a nightclub that night in November of 2008 is pretty silly, in hindsight.

"When I look back at it, I say if I was to get into a situation where I had to use my firearm, would I actually pull it and use it — return fire, or shoot? Just the thought of that just gives you goosebumps to think about it," the Jets wide receiver said tonight at the annual Brady Center Gala in New York. "It was a false sense of security, because I can't picture myself actually pulling the trigger and shooting somebody."

Have a question for Will Beatty? Inside Football's Pat Traina is doing her weekly fan Q&A with Beatty this week. Use the form to submit your question.

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