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New York Giants News & Notes: Preseason's A Wrap

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With their 20-17 victory over the Patriots Thursday night, the Giants finished up their preseason schedule on a positive note. The next time you see the boys in blue on your tv screen, it will be for real and we'll finally start to get a real idea of what this team is all about. I don't know about the rest of you, but I can't wait for next Sunday to get here (even though I'll be flying and will have to watch the game on DVR delay).

ESPN.com previews the Giants, and unfortunately those of you who like a healthy dose of disrespect will be dissapointed. With the exception of John Clayton, the ESPN writers view the Giants as a talented team who, if healthy, should be competitive in the NFC East. To me, that's a pretty realistic outlook for the Giants season. As much as I hate it, the Cowboys should be the favorites, because their the ones coming off a stronger season and a playoff win and haven't done anything to make themselves look significantly worse.

Hours prior to the Sage Rosenfels trade, Matt Mosley ranked Rhett Bomar as the fourth best backup QB in the NFC East. Clearly Jerry Reese agreed. I also find it funny that former Super Bowl QB Rex Grossman is ranked third.

Steve Serby of the New York Post believes that Jonathan Goff looks like the answer for the Giants at middle linebacker.

Yet another setback in the young career of running back Andre Brown, who might miss the season opener with a case of turf toe.

Duke Calhoun is an extreme longshot to make the Giants final 53-man roster, but he tried as hard as possible to impress them on Thursday night, and is hoping he proved his value.

Finally, a good article about jack-of-all-trades William Beatty by Ohm Youngmosuk.

Hope everyone has a good Labor Day weekend, and enjoys their last week without actual NFL Football!