Here are a few New York Giants notes (yes, real football stuff!) for you this morning.
NFL.com is running a team-by-team series it is calling 'Exit Interview,' looking back at the 2010 season for each NFL team. Here is NFL analyst Vic Carucci's take on the Giants.
In a recent mailbag, ESPN's John Clayton received an e-mail exhorting the Giants to basically mortgage their draft to try and acquire Arizona wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald. I think this is an incredibly stupid idea. So does Clayton. Here is how he responded:
Tim in New Haven, Conn., knows the Giants have plenty of good, young receivers, but he wants the Giants to give up enough draft choices to trade for wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald. I strongly disagree. The Giants need to use those draft picks to get younger and better along the offensive line and fix spots in their defense. They're pretty well set at WR.
Tim in New Haven, if you're out there, or already here masquerading under whatever screen name you use you are so far off base here it isn't even funny. Why trade a bunch of draft picks for Fitzgerald when you have needs in a whole bunch of other places you won't be able to address if you give up your draft for a player you don't need?
Pro Football Talk is polling its readers to see who they feel should win the Alan Page Award, given by the site to the league's best defensive lineman. Justin Tuck is among the finalists. Get over there, cast a vote and give him some support.
No one needs to remind you that the Giants special teams were terrible in 2010. But, Ohm Youngmisuk of ESPN New York is doing it, anyway. In his season-ending grades he is giving the special teams a 'D.'
The ‘D’ might as well stand for disaster since the special teams was a season-long nightmare for Tom Coughlin.
The Giants never recovered from two major offseason losses after punter Jeff Feagles retired last spring and returner Domenik Hixon suffered a torn ACL during the team’s first workout at the New Meadowlands Stadium during the summer.
I certainly can't disagree with Ohm on that one.