Good morning, New York Giants fans! In case you weren't paying attention Tuesday night, you wake up today to a Giants roster that has been shuffled due to Sunday's injuries.
Victor Cruz and Trumaine McBride were placed on IR. Cornerback Chandler Fenner was added from the practice squadto provide depth at that spot. Journeyman wide receiver Kevin Ogletree was signed to fill Cruz's roster spot. The Giants also made several practice squad moves, notably putting sixth-round pick Bennett Jackson on injured reserve/practice squad.
Now, let's see what else is being written and said about the Giants.
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Inconsistency, injuries have dogged the 3-3 Giants.
Gosselin: AT&T Stadium a home away from home for Giants QB Eli Manning | Dallas Morning News
Manning has played 10 times in Irving and Arlington in his career and won six of the games. He’s 5-5 against the Cowboys in New Jersey. Manning has passed for more yards (2,748) and more touchdowns (21) against the Cowboys in North Texas than he has in New Jersey (2,296 and 19).
Giants Can’t Afford To Be Sentimental About Victor Cruz’s Injury " CBS New York
From here on, it has to be out of sight, out of mind. Immediate affairs preclude sentimentality over a much-loved comrade.
NY Giants WR Victor Cruz can be the same player after injury, says ex-Jet Jim Leonhard
Like Cruz, Leonhard tore tore his patellar tendon three years ago as a Jet and has returned from an injury some consider an NFL death sentence to play 37 straight games. He did warn, however, that it will be a long, hard road back for the Giants' No. 1 receiver.
"I expect him to attack the rehab just like he’s attacked everything else," Sean Donellan told The Post of Cruz, who is out for the season after tearing his patellar tendon in the Giants’ 27-0 Sunday night loss to the Eagles. "He loves proving people wrong. He’s been told his entire life, ‘The doors are closed.’ He wasn’t a Notre Dame guy, a Michigan guy. He wasn’t a big-time D-1 recruit. He wasn’t a draft pick. He scrapped his way onto the field, and he’ll scrap his way back from this."
"I know a lot of people are saying he can’t or won’t be the same after the surgery, and they have pointed out other players who haven’t come back the same, but I have worked with some of those guys and the difference is Victor will outwork them.
"And he will be back. I have no question about that whatsoever."
Cullen Jenkins Admits Giants Were Not Ready For Chip Kelly’s Offense " CBS Philly
"I think a lot of breakdowns came from just the speed of their offense, a lack of communication between the players," Jenkins said. "There were a lot of times where guys were confused as to what assignment they had or what the call was, and that’s something that we had practiced all week."
What happens to NFL teams that get shutout? - SBNation.com
THE LONG TERM EFFECTS OF A SHUTOUT Though they could have attempted a sad 41-yard field goal at the end of the game, the Giants chose to take the valiant path and lost to the Eagles without scoring a point. This made us wonder: what happens to teams that get shutout during the regular season? 151 teams have been the victim of a shutout since the start of the 1990 season, and we tracked the final results for all of them. The good news: you can still make the playoffs!