Good morning, New York Giants fans! Did you see the tremendous video Mike Garafolo of the Star-Ledger posted Wednesday on rehabbing Giants' guard Rich Seubert?
Seubert allowed MG to follow him around for a day and videotape some of the rehab work Seubert is doing as he tries to come back from major knee surgery. Seubert is not only a good player, but he seems like an easy guy to root for.
One thing about the video. Between the "railroad track" scars on his knee and still visible damage from the gruesome broken leg Seubert suffered several years ago the guy's leg looks awful. Good thing he's a football player and not a model!
Seriously, though, you have to pull for a guy like this to make it back. Again.
Why does it always seem like the New York Giants and Philadelphia Eagles are interested in the same players? That's sort of a rhetorical question because I already know the answer. It is because they are two of the best-run franchises in the NFL and because they have similar philosophies about how to build a football team. No, the Giants never would have taken a chance on Michael Vick, but the franchises are similar in a lot of ways.
So, it should come as no big shock that the Eagles are apparently extremely interested in Temple safety Jaiquawn Jarrett, a player many of the 'draftniks' around here have discussed as a possible fit for that "in the box" safety role the Giants use so often with their three-safety set.
There will be NFL free agency at some point -- probably -- and Pro Football Weekly has put together what basically amount to a free-agent All-Star team. Anybody on that list you would like to see in a Giants' uniform? Other than Oakland cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha (who every team would love to have) I think it's really impossible to answer until after the 2011 NFL Draft.
Ralph Vacchiano posted a list of players who might be on the Giants' draft radar. His list has a few names mine doesn't have -- and mine has a few Ralph's doesn't have. No way any of these lists can be perfect, or can be fully confirmed, but they give you an idea of at least a few names to be familiar with. I will be updating and re-posting my list as the draft nears, so keep an eye out for that.
Former NFL coach and current FOX Sports analyst Brian Billick recently broke down the Giants' draft needs. No big stunner to me that he thinks Florida guard/center Mike Pouncey and Baylor guard Danny Watkins are players the Giants should target.