New York Giants News & Notes: Time to Move On Edition

EAST RUTHERFORD NJ - OCTOBER 17: Michael Boley #59 of the New York Giants against the Detroit Lions at New Meadowlands Stadium on October 17 2010 in East Rutherford New Jersey. (Photo by Nick Laham/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Michael Boley

Good morning, fellow Giants fans. I say that it's time to move on and begin thinking about the Arizona Cardinals. However, there are still stories lingering about Sunday's huge win over the Philadelphia Eagles. We are not used to feeling this good after playing them, but it's been hard to wipe the collective grin off of our collective face. So here is what is still being said, before we really turn the page.....

N.F.L. Explains Cruz's Touchdown Catch - NYTimes.com
The N.F.L. felt the need to explain why Victor Cruz’s touchdown catch was in fact a touchdown catch in the fourth quarter in Philadelphia on Sunday.

I kind of forgot about this play being reviewed, but I thought at the time there was no way they would reverse the call. Still, I think they need to have a Calvin Johnson "exception," because I don't understand that whole maintaining possession all the way to the ground and then some rule.

Eagles QB Michael Vick softens stance on officials - NFL - Sporting News
"The refs have to do their jobs and they have tons of things to look over," Vick said Monday. "I was kind of out of character and being too candid in that aspect. Ultimately, I have respect for the referees and their decision to make calls. You won't hear me complaining about it no more."

Yeah, okay Mike.

NY Giants' injured WR Mario Manningham feeling better, but still not yet cleared to practice
Manningham, who missed the Giants' win in Philadelphia on Sunday with a concussion, actually thought he had been cleared to return after passing some exams early Monday morning. He's shown improvement, saying his head no longer hurts like it did last week, and he's no longer sensitive to light.

Former NY Giants star Harry Carson says it was dangerous for Michael Vick to have 'risked his brain'
Carson said he thought it was dangerous for Michael Vick to start at quarterback for the Eagles against the Giants on Sunday a week after suffering a concussion in Philadelphia's Week Two loss to Atlanta. Vick injured his right, non-throwing hand in the third quarter of the Giants' 29-16 win in Philadelphia. "He shouldn't have risked his brain, and I'm not just saying that because he was playing the Giants," Carson said. "From a realistic point of view, this is something you don't want to play around with. As a defensive player, you know the defense is going to go after him. Defensive players are trained to go after you until the whistle blows, and he got smacked around."

Giants linebacker Jacquian Williams shedding anonymity by flashing his speed on field | NJ.com
Marc Ross described the rationale of selecting the final Giants draft picks on the third day of April’s NFL Draft, when scouting directors such as Ross earn their paycheck — and their reputations — by scouring for hidden gems among a list of prospects who primarily become roster fillers. When Ross came upon sixth-round pick linebacker Jacquian Williams from South Florida, he admitted Williams was an "undercover guy."

I think we all are pleasantly surprised by the play of our linebackers so far, especially with Jonathan Goff out and with several rookies at the position. On that subject, is it just me, or is Michael Boley having a Pro Bowl type year?

2014 Super Bowl host committee unveils logo, corporate sponsors | NJ.com
There still is no official date for the 2014 Super Bowl at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, nor a logo for the event. But host committee CEO Alfred Kelly considered today a monumental day because the host committee’s logo and advertising campaign were officially unveiled, as well as 22 corporate partners that have all pledged in excess of $1 million and will serve as vice chairs.

Arizona Cardinals still working to overcome miscues
Sometimes the space between winning and losing in the NFL is so thin that light can't shine through. If the Cardinals don't understand that after last Sunday's 13-10 loss to the Seahawks, they never will. The Cardinals left Seattle believing they did a thorough job of beating themselves. That was the lament of several players in the locker room at CenturyLink Field. The season is young, but the refrains have become familiar already: The Cardinals left plays on the field. It's a different guy every play. They're still getting to know each other and the system.

I'm not so sure I like the fact that the Cards lost to Seattle on the road last weekend. On the one hand, they have lost some confidence; on the other, they are going to be angry. Regardless, the Giants just need to take care of business. Happy Hump Day, fellas....

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