Good morning fellow Giants fans and welcome to the Saturday walk-through with yours truly filling in for our fearless leader. I feel good about Sunday but I'm trying not to feel too confident--it's a superstition I have, that if I am too cocky it will spill over toward New Jersey and infect the Giants. I guess it's the same thing as having rituals like wearing your favorite jersey or hat, or both. Regardless, we've got a game to play tomorrow and here are some news bits floating around the web.....
Giants vs. Seahawks: D.J. Ware gets his shot to be in the running for Giants | NJ.com
An opportunity — or as good of one as there could be at this point — will likely arrive Sunday against the Seattle Seahawks. Brandon Jacobs is doubtful with a knee injury, requiring the Giants to look down the depth chart for a rusher to share the load with Ahmad Bradshaw.
Giants safety Kenny Phillips may be the key to stopping the run against Marshawn Lynch, Seahawks
The Giants hope to tighten up their run defense against the Seattle Seahawks. And the key to achieving that goal just may be safety Kenny Phillips. Phillips spent most of the last two games in pass coverage. That had a lot to do with the opponents; the Eagles and Cardinals both featured dangerous air attacks. Phillips understood that, but yearned to get closer to the line of scrimmage.
Practice squad center to get chance with Giants :: SportsPageMagazine.com
New York Giants’ Center Jim Cordle, who started the season on the practice squad, might have a chance to play Sunday’s game against the Seattle Seahawks at MetLife Stadium, according to the Giants website. Cordle, the undrafted free agent in 2010, earned a spot on the roster when Center David Baas sat out of the second half of Sunday’s win over the Arizona Cardinals with a neck injury.
Seattle Seahawks' Mike Williams ruled out against New York Giants - ESPN
Seahawks starting wide receiver Mike Williams has been ruled out of Seattle's game against the New York Giants. Williams was injured in last week's 30-28 loss to the Atlanta Falcons and was officially ruled out by the team on Friday after failing to pass a physical. Williams was down on the turf for a couple minutes after making a block on Marshawn Lynch's 11-yard touchdown run in the third quarter.
Regardless, and I am serious when I say this, the Giants need to keep Tarvaris Jackson from having a big day.
Lynch still struggling to find room to run - seattlepi.com
Pete Carroll wants the Seattle Seahawks to be able to run the football, knowing that an effective ground game is what makes play-action passing successful. But through four games, Seattle has the fewest rushing attempts of any team in the league and fewer yards gained on the ground than everyone expect the Tennessee Titans. Leading rusher Marshawn Lynch has only 141 yards rushing and one touchdown going into the Seahawks' game Sunday at the New York Giants.
And they have to keep this guy from having a big day too, because he is quite capable.
Former NFL player Jarrod Bunch finds new role as an actor - The Bonus - SI.com
Two months ago, Bunch wrapped shooting on Slumber Party Slaughter, a film a film starring Tom Sizemore and Ryan O'Neal. It is the latest impressive project on a resume filled with them, the latest testament to a man who refused to be defined by others.
Plaxico Burress: He’ll forever have a place in Boston sports history - Brockton, MA - The Enterprise
His name is forever etched in Boston sports history. The New York Mets’ Mookie Wilson hit the ground ball that rolled through Bill Buckner’s legs in the 10th inning of Game Six of the 1986 World Series. The New York Giants’ Plaxico Burress caught the 13-yard pass that floated over Ellis Hobbs’ head in the final minute of Super Bowl XLII.
I totally forgot that this is the first time the Pats will face Burress since you-know-when.
Sidney Rice makes his acting debut on FX’s ‘The League’ | Seattle Seahawks & NFL News - seattlepi.com
It wasn’t quite as comical as Matt Hasselbeck’s random appearance on South Park last season. But as television debuts go, Seahawks receiver Sidney Rice made a pretty funny one on Thursday night. Rice appeared in the opening scene of the season premier of FX’s "The League," a comedy about a group of friends who are hyper-competitive about their fantasy football league.
I hope you guys had a chance to see the season premiere of this show--it is always funny but Thursday's episode was wilder and more hilarious than ever. And if you're a fantasy football geek and haven't seen this show, go set your DVR now.
I'm out, and I'm ready to put my game face on. How about you guys? Have a great rest of your weekend and game day....