New York Giants' news, 9/6: Big butts, and some other stuff

Shaun Rogers - Jim O'Connor-US PRESSWIRE

New York Giants' headlines for Friday, 9/6.

Good morning, New York Giants' fans! Here are some of the stories making news around the Giants today as they get ready for the season-opener Sunday vs. the Dallas Cowboys.

Antrel Rolle's Leadership Recognized

Antrel Rolle has been a leader on the Giants' defense for a while now. Being voted a captain by his teammates makes that official.

"I was extremely honored. As a young kid, you always dream about certain things. You dream about playing in the NFL, you dream about making Pro Bowls. I know being named captain of the New York Football Giants is a huge accomplishment. It's something I never, ever even imagined would take place," Rolle said. "I'm definitely excited for it and I thank my teammates for even having that trust in me and the accountability in me to even name me a captain. I'm extremely honored."

Da'Rel Scott Ready For Big Chance

Da'Rel Scott has gone from nearly not making the team to likely being the No. 2 running back Sunday vs. the Dallas Cowboys. He is aware of the chance, and the fact that the Giants worked out a plethora of veteran backs during the week.

"I have a huge opportunity to let the organization know that we don’t have to bring in anybody yet," Scott said. "So I just have to have my faith and prove to them that I deserve to be here and that they don’t need to bring anyone else in."

Justin Pugh Trying To Earn Respect

Rookie right tackle Justin Pugh will start Sunday night. He said much of his rookie season is about earning the respect of his teammates.

"I think just to earn the respect of the guys in the locker room is something you always want to do as a rookie," Pugh said. "The same thing as a freshman coming into Syracuse, you want to know your role, you want to be seen and not heard and I think that's the best way to earn the respect and earn your stripes in the locker room, to go out there and play hard and show them that you can compete and play at this level."

Quotebook

Defensive coordinator Perry Fewell, asked about the differences in the Giants' defense this year, uttered what might be the quote of the year.

"We've got bigger butts. Shaun Rogers is in there. Cullen Jenkins ... The butts are a lot bigger. So yeah, it looks different."

Around The Inter-Google

Former Giants DT Barry Cofield cries foul at owner John Mara over salary cut for cap-free 2010 season - NY Daily News
Former Giant Barry Cofield is crying foul at his former boss, John Mara, according to a report. The defensive tackle, now a co-captain for the Washingon Redskins, believes Mara spearheaded salary-cap sanctions against the Redskins that resulted in the team negotiating down Cofield’s base salary for this season from $4.05 million to $840,000.

NFC East Top 20: No. 2 Eli Manning - New York Giants Blog - ESPN New York
In the final 20 days before the start of the regular season, we are counting down the top 20 players in the NFC East.

New York Giants outlook 2013: Feast or famine for bruised Big Blue | SILive.com
Giants are battered and bruised, but they’ve often done their best work when vulnerableź.

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