Good morning, New York Giants fans! Here are a few stories of interest for you this morning.
Mark Herzlich, Giants LB: 'I root for the Jets to do well' - NFL.com
"If one is in the Super Bowl, I think everyone kind of roots for New York. It's kind of everyone has pride in the city but definitely are loyal to their one certain team. As a Giant, I root for the Jets to do well when they are playing. When we are playing them, I don't want them to do very well, but it's the kind of thing we take pride in New York, regardless."
Valentine's View: Umm, Mark, did you check with the folks here at Big Blue View before professing your Jets fandom? I think some folks around here are not going to be thrilled with you.
Which NFL team was the offseason champion? - NFL.com
The Philadelphia Eagles smartly re-signed their best core players: Trent Cole, Todd Herremans, DeSean Jackson and Evan Mathis. They consolidated and clarified the front office by saying goodbye to team president Joe Banner while giving Andy Reid more power. The trade for DeMeco Ryans filled a big need at linebacker, and the draft should give the defense immediate contributors. I even like the continuity of keeping defensive coordinator Juan Castillo. The Eagles withstood public pressure to "blow things up" and should be rewarded. (Just a year later than everyone expected.)
Valentine's View: Two of the four analysts polled selected Philadelphia. Zero selected the Giants. And in the view of the Giants -- and probably most of you -- that's just fine.
Playbook: Victor Cruz vs. Eagles' Cover 4 | National Football Post
How did Cruz beat the Philly secondary? Let's take a look.
Source: NFC team assigns Josh Gordon third-round grade | ProFootballTalk
The NFL's 2012 supplemental draft will be held on Thursday, July 12. Former Baylor wide receiver Josh Gordon is the highest-rated prospect available for this year's summer draft.