New York Giants News And Notes: Brandon Jacobs, Kenny Phillips And More

Good morning, New York Giants fans. Here is your Friday morning noteboook.

Brandon Jacobs: Ex-Giants Back Rips Jets 'Circus' - Around the Empire - SB Nation New York
News, analysis and opinion from the fan perspective.

NY Giants safety Kenny Phillips wants to be closer to action like Ed Reed and Troy Polamalu - NY Daily News
"I had four interceptions last year," Phillips said. "I feel like this year, if I’m more involved in the defense, that number can go up. That’s really my goal.

"For the most part, I’m usually always back deep; it looks like I’m catching punts. I would like for that to change, to be more involved in the defense, in the box, just around the ball more."

Giants' Eli Manning says his best days are still ahead - baltimoresun.com
There are two Super Bowl rings in his jewelry drawer, two Super Bowl most valuable player cars in his driveway, and two Pro Bowls on his resume.

But there is a feeling in Giants camp that we have not yet seen the best of Eli Manning. And that is not good news for the rest of the NFC.

"I still think he is an ascending player," Giants general manager Jerry Reese said of the 31-year-old, nine-year veteran. "He is in the wheelhouse of his career."

Peyton, Eli not totally thrilled by prospect of Manning Bowl
Guess were a potential Manning brother Super Bowl XLVII will be staged? In New Orleans, where the quarterbacks were born and raised.

Justin Tuck, New York Giants keeping track of naysayers - NFL.com
"I'm looking at it this way: If I listened to what most of your peers say, then I'll probably sit down and not play this year because we have no shot," Tuck told NFL.com after an appearance for Subway in New York City that landed him a Guinness World Record for leading 250 people in simultaneously making club sandwiches to celebrate avocado season. "But me personally, I feel confident in our football team. I know the talent we have on this team."

Justin says he will Tuck in at tackle for Giants if needed - NYPOST.com
"We’ll see. Obviously, I did both and I’ve had success doing both," Tuck said Wednesday in Manhattan at an event where he helped try to set a Guinness World Record for most sandwiches created at once. "Wherever the team needs me to help us being successful, that’s what I’m willing to do."

New York Giants Host Colorado Shooting Victim's Family - SB Nation New York
On Thursday, the New York Giants hosted the family of one of the victims of the tragic movie theater shooting in Colorado last month. The family of Alex Teves, who was killed by alleged gunman James...

Cowboys' Witten hopes to be ready for Giants opener - NYPOST.com

Metlife Stadium to unveil new security system | NJ.com

Vinny Testaverde talks Jets-Giants, Tebow - Entertainment, Pop Culture, Style and Hot Trends - Trending Blog - ESPN Playbook - ESPN

Amani Toomer impressed with Giants RB D.J. Ware | NJ.com

Verona's Dan DePalma competes for roster spot with New York Giants - NorthJersey.com

Quotable

"Taking it slow but doing everything I can in the mean time to get my knee strong and healthy again. ... I don’t think there is a time frame. I think it’s just whenever the doctor gives me an O.K. based on how he feels, how I feel and how I progress through my rehab."

-- Terrell Thomas on progress with his injured knee

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