Good morning, New York Giants fans! One more day until the 2012 NFL season opens. Here is today's notebook.
Nicks Held Out Of Practice
Wide receiver Hakeem Nicks has not practiced the past two days. Coach Tom Coughlin said a few days ago that the Giants would have to 'manage" Nicks' foot as he recovers from a broken bone suffered during the offseason. Nicks is intent on playing Wednesday against the Dallas Cowboys.
"I know it’s for the better. I know they just want to take care of my foot. We don’t want any setbacks," Nicks said.
Mitch Petrus Gets A Wakeup Call
Guard Mitch Petrus, waived over the weekend and then brought back when his replacement, D.J. Jones, failed his physical, admitted Monday that the experience was a wakeup call.
"It’s a great feeling, it’s an opportunity, a second chance, they still believe in me. They found enough in me to bring me back; now, I ‘m going to make sure I bring my end of the bargain," Petrus said. "I never go out there and take it for granted. You have to go out there and work hard, I’m not out there going 50 percent or 80 percent, I try to go out there, and even on plays that I screw up on, I try to give it everything I’ve got. I don’t play with any regrets, it didn’t work out and they let me go, but they called me back."
Michael Coe Wearing The Bulls-Eye
Cornerback Michael coe, making the first start of his NFL career Wednesday in place of the injured Prince Amukamara, can expect to be targeted by the Cowboys.
"I’m not going to be oblivious to that fact," Coe said. "I’m sure they’ll look my way more often than not. I’ll be prepared for that."
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DeMarcus Ware adds to war of words between Cowboys, Giants - NFL.com
"When you think about when players talk, you got to walk the walk," Ware said in response to Giants linebacker Mathias Kiwanuka's comments to a New York radio station that the Giants have been "whupping" Cowboys owner Jerry Jones for a long time.
"Every year starts off as a different year," Ware continued. "You got to get out there and do the same thing over and over again and be consistent. You know, this year we're a different team and we're going to see how it pans out this year."
Valentine's View: Umm, the Giants have to 'walk the walk?' Seems to me two Super Bowl titles in five years, and beating Dallas twice in the final four weeks last season, is walking the walk. Yes, every year is a new year. The giants, though, have actually earned the right to chirp just a little.