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New York Giants News and Notes: Less Than a Week to Camp Edition

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Good morning fellow Giants fans. There are just six days until the start of training camp for the Giants in Albany, New York, and you just know Tom Coughlin is willing his players to stay out of trouble this coming weekend. So far it's been a quiet news cycle since mini-camp broke in mid-June, and it will be time to get down to business starting next week. So let's see if there is anything worth telling you about this morning....

NFL Preseason Power Rankings: Giants #1, Lions, Bears crack top 10 - Detroit Football |
So who's number one in the preseason rankings coming into the 2012-13 season? Well it's hard to ignore the New York Giants, even though it seems many experts are doing just that. The Giants are the defending champions and had one of the greatest playoff runs on their way in claiming the crown last season, but for some reason they always seem to get looked at as the third or fourth best team.

Well at least someone gets it!

Torrey Pines High School Patch workout system a winner for New York Giants/Super Bowl champ Justin Tuck | Rancho Santa Fe
Two-time Super Bowl champion Justin Tuck, defensive end for the New York Giants, has been spending his summer prepping for the season right in Torrey Pines High School’s backyard. For the last three summers, Tuck has been working out on the Patch at TPHS, the challenging workout system developed by Pete Egoscue of Carmel Valley-based Egoscue Inc. The Patch is a physical training course inspired by those used by the United States Military.

Three Areas of Concern for the NY Giants: Fan's Take - Yahoo! Sports
But the defending Super Bowl champions aren't perfect. Here's a look at three areas of concern for the Giants heading into the 2012 season and how the team might address them.

Amukamara gives an assist to Links
"Playing Pop Warner football, my coaches would have to buy my cleats," the former Nebraska cornerback said. He wore the same pair for three straight seasons from ages 12-to-14. Face it, life's no fun when your feet hurt. So, let's just call him Prince for a day. He certainly was prince-like Tuesday morning, handing out cleats and workout jerseys to Lincoln High players at Beechner Field.

New York Giants 2012 team preview - National NFL Draft |
The teams that have a potent passing attack along with a solid pass rushing defense seem to be the teams knocking on the Super Bowl doors the last few years. The Giants have both and if they can avoid major injuries to key players they have a great chance to defend their title.

Giants 2012 Training Camp Preview: Offensive Guard | Inside Football
Kevin Boothe, Chris Snee, Mitch Petrus, Stephan Goodin The Storylines: With Diehl, last year’s starting left guard on opening day, headed to right tackle, a competition between Boothe, who finished at left guard last year, and Petrus, the third year man out of Arkansas, opens up.

Giants summer questionnaire: safety Jojo Nicolas |
Jojo Nicolas, an undrafted free agent safety, came in knowing plenty about a couple guys in the Giants secondary. A member of the proud University of Miami football fraternity, Nicolas credits Kenny Phillips for showing him the ropes when he arrived in Coral Gables and Antrel Rolle, who grew up in the same neighborhood in Homestead, Fla., for being an inspiration.

5 lessons Indianapolis takes into 2018 Super Bowl bid | Indianapolis Star |
With a simple proclamation, Indianapolis Mayor Greg Ballard on Wednesday focused the city’s aim on winning hosting duties for the 2018 Super Bowl. "I have four words for you: Let’s do it again," Ballard said.