New York Giants News And Notes: Aaron Rodgers, Chase Blackburn And More

Good morning, New York Giants fans. Let's start today with Green Bay quarterback Aaron Rodgers, who was diplomatic when Wednesday about the way the Giants played defense -- or didn't play it -- Monday night against the New Orleans Saints.

"It is tough when you run up against a (quarterback) that is playing that well and getting the ball out of his hand that quickly. He did not let the Giants pass rush get to him. The Giants are 6-5 right now and one game back of the division; they understand how important this game is," Rodgers said. "

Chase Blackburn was re-signed Wednesday, and he is thrilled to be back with the Giants.

"I know I haven't played a lot of football lately, but I'm going to give it everything I can, just like I always do," he said. "One of the reasons, I think, they brought me back, knowing the system, knowing the special teams, knowing the guys. I know the chemistry in the locker room and things like that. I know the coaches and what they expect. I think that all plays into it, but I'm just glad to be back wearing that 'NY.' Even though I'm in number 93, I still have the 'NY' on the chest."

Giants coach Tom Coughlin was asked about the defense's confidence level after Monday's debacle against New Orleans.

"This is pro football and you have to move on to the next one. We will put together a good scheme. The guys will be excited about playing and we will do the best we can," said Coughlin. "We will bounce back and that is the thing I believe in. That is what we preach. It is a time for us to be bold and not sit back and listen to what all of you are saying. Rather, just to come out fighting."

Giants' embattled D gets visitor -- Michael Strahan - NFL - Yahoo! Sports
Coming off a deflating performance against the New Orleans Saints, the guys on the New York Giants’ defensive line received an unexpected visit.

While they were sitting in their room Wednesday reviewing the 49-point debacle against quarterback Drew Brees(notes), NFL single-single season sacks record-holder Michael Strahan paid them a visit, saying hello to some former teammates and introducing himself to the guys came on board since he retired before the 2008 season.

Aaron Rodgers: No 'Recipe' for Beating The Packers - SB Nation New York
"I don't believe you can say there's a recipe to beat us when we haven't been beaten yet. I think there are ideas, maybe on how you can get after us," Rodgers said.

Giants' Ring Of Honor: Carl Banks, Mark Bavaro Among Inductees - Around the Empire - SB Nation New York

INJURY UPDATE: Mark Herzlich is wearing a protective boot on his injured ankle and his status for Sunday is uncertain ... Running back Ahmad Bradshaw said he is "planning on playing" Sunday although he may not practice all week ... Linebacker Michael Boley would only say he is "hopeful" he can play Sunday.

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