Good morning, New York Giants' fans! Here are your Friday morning links.
You can forget about the injury to Henry Hynoski leading to a return to the Giants by Brandon Jacobs. The 265-pound former Giants running back tweeted Thursday night that "I ain't playing no damn fullback."
So much for doing whatever it might take to continue a career. Hynoski, remember, undergoes surgery Friday.
A pair of Giants have finally made the NFL.com list of the Top 100 players of 2012. Jason Pierre-Paul landed at No. 55 and Victor Cruz at No. 58.
"I think he’s a borderline Hall of Famer," Accorsi said. "I don’t know that he’s a definite Hall of Famer. I think there is a host of them, like Willie Lanier, that were dominant players. He was good, but I wouldn’t put him in that level."
Asked if he’d put the "guaranteed Hall of Famer" label on Urlacher, Accorsi said he wouldn’t. Instead, Accorsi said, Urlacher was a somewhat limited player who doesn’t deserve to be mentioned among the all-time greats.
"I definitely wouldn’t," Accorsi said. "That’s my opinion. I don’t think he’s a guarantee. I mean, he may get in because he got a lot of publicity and he was a hard player. But his span that he covered was really restricted. Now a lot of those middle linebackers were in those days. They didn’t have three or four wide receivers so they stayed on the field for three downs. They might be off today. But, no, I certainly don’t have him in [Dick] Butkus or Ray Lewis [category]. And I don’t think he should be in there, really with [Joe] Schmidt and [Ray] Nitschke and those guys, either."