Here are a few new York Giants stories to occupy your time while you wait for this afternoon's kickoff.
Giants special teams out to stop Leon Washington - Giants Blog - ESPN New York
Kicker Lawrence Tynes called [Seattle's Leon] Washington one of the best returners in the game and said he will have to pick and choose when the Giants kick to him. He also talked about mixing in kicks to try to neutralize the former Jet.
"Hitting short kicks, hitting line drives, hitting deep kicks, you have to keep him off balanced, keep the return team off balanced," Tynes said. "Most of the time the call is made from the sidelines, so if you kind of disrupt what they are doing with the type of kick, you can eliminate him."
The ex-Jets running back on leaving New York:
"When you spend four years of your time somewhere where guys really gel together, you’re going to miss them," Washington said. "I watch the Jets all the time… I’m rooting for them."
Boss ready to head home - Giants Blog - ESPN New York
Kevin Boss couldn’t hold back his excitement. Thursday night around 7 p.m., the Giants Tight End tweeted and let the world know that he’s more than excited for Sunday’s game against the Seahawks.
Tweeted Boss: "Can't wait to get back to the beautiful Pacific Northwest! Been waiting 4 years for this game!"
An Oregon native, Boss will be playing his first NFL game in his home state when the Giants tangle with the Seahawks.
2010 Giants defense brings Super Bowl unit to mind - Shutdown Corner - NFL - Yahoo! Sports
Seattle coach Pete Carroll on the Giants' defense:
They play really aggressive and attack. They have a terrific four-man rush - they do pressure, they pressure effectively along with that. But they have the kind of four-man rush that you like; they can mix their coverages, they play a lot of zone, and they try to give you trouble with their ability to break on the ball, which is excellent. Their quickness and mobility back there in the secondary is very good. Since the Chicago game they've really caught on and I'm sure it took a few weeks to get everybody captured, but he [Fewell] has them going now and they're a very, very difficult group to go against."
That has been the theme all year for the Giants' defense - it's why they're most likely the most dangerous team in the NFL, and why they have to be considered to be a serious deep playoff threat. Fewell and Coughlin have put fundamentals behind the flash in a way that has impressed everyone they've played against -- and every upcoming opponent.
Colts place Anthony Gonzalez on IR, Andre Brown promoted - NFL - Yahoo! Sports
The Indianapolis Colts' hard luck continues. Wide receiver Anthony Gonzalez was placed on injured reserve and former giant running back Andre Brown was activated.