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New York Giants News And Notes: Boley Still Hopeful

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The Giants are not counting on having linebacker Michael Boley (hamstring) this week, but Boley is still hopeful. "It's still early in the week. Have some time to come in, get some rehab, get a lot better. We'll see," Boley said Wednesday.

Echoing coach Tom Coughlin's sentiments that the Eagles are "very, very formidable," Giants players are preparing for a typical NFC East slugfest.

"It's a rivalry game. We know they're going to come out there ready to play and take everything away from us," said wide receiver Hakeem Nicks.

[Steve] Smith has no regrets… and wouldn’t be surprised by a rude welcome

"I had some big years but I came to Philly, so the reception might not be that good…" he said. "New York fans are pretty brutal."

Giants' Victor Cruz learns from night-club shooting he's far from anonymous |

"I’m still kind of naïve to it sometimes. I go out and I think I’m this under-the-radar kind of guy and nobody knows me and things like that," Cruz said. "But something like this happens and my name’s brought up. I understand and it’s tough to deal with initially because you know you didn’t do anything wrong. But because you play for the Giants, because you’re a receiver, you’ve been doing fairly well this year, my name will be brought up.

"I understand that’s the responsibility I chose and that comes with the territory. I understand that but as along as I don’t do anything bone-headed, start carrying guns or doing something crazy, then I’ll be all right."

Reid gets irritated with questions about when Vick broke his ribs | ProFootballTalk

Given mounting speculation that Vick didn’t sustain the injury on the second play and in light of the fact that Reid has spoken with forked tongue a time or two in the past, the head coach was peppered with questions on Wednesday regarding the alleged timing of the injury.

"Mike told us after the game," Reid initially said regarding the timing of the injury, via comments circulated by the team. "He doesn’t have X-ray vision. He was sore, I guess. I’m not sure anybody knew. He didn’t tell anybody, so he just played."

Pressed on whether the rib injury occurred on a hit that occurred late in the game, when Vick remained on the ground and eventually exited for a brief period of time, Reid got a little irritated. "Whatever you want to write, you write," Reid said. "I told you the second play of game, what more do you want him to do? This isn’t the game of Clue, you know, I’m telling you the second play of the game."

Vince Young "not where I want to be" in Eagles’ offense | ProFootballTalk

Vince Young could get his first start as an Eagle on Sunday, if Michael Vick’s broken ribs keep him off the field. So is Young ready to run the Philadelphia offense?

Young says he’s ready — just not as ready as he’d like to be. In the three months since Young signed with Philadelphia (and gave them their unfortunate "Dream Team" nickname), Young has learned most of the offense from offensive coordinator Marty Mornhinweg and quarterbacks coach Doug Pederson, but he says he doesn’t know it like the back of his hand.

"Each week, from studying, I’m getting better and better each day," Young said. "I’m not where I want to be at because this is my first year here. But overall, I really feel like Marty, Doug Pederson and Mike [Vick] are doing a great job making sure I know the plays."

Brandon Jacobs Furious At Giants Coaching Staff For Not Giving Him More Yards Per Carry | The Onion Sports Network

A little satire from The Onion. Funny stuff.