Good morning, New York Giants fans! Your Morning Report begins with the news that the jersey rookie wide receiver wore when he made his spectacular catch vs. the Dallas Cowboys is now on display at the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
As Giants coach Tom Coughlin has said, let's not put the talented rookie in the Hall of Fame himself just yet. Beckham is putting together the best season by a rookie wide receiver in franchise history. He leads the Giants with 59 catches for 829 yards and is tied with Larry Donnell and Andre Williams for the team-lead in touchdowns with six. Jeremy Shockey set the franchise rookie record for receiving yards with 894 in 2002.
Coughlin: 'No one seems overly concered' about Eli Manning
Coughlin was asked Monday about the health of quarterback Eli Manning, who reportedly spent more time than usual with the team's training staff after Sunday's game against the Tennessee Titans. Coughlin said Manning was just "sore."
"There really hasn't been any report to me on anything (an injury) like that," Coughlin said. "It is normally just maintenance for him. I am not speaking out of turn, I don't know a lot about anything else. No one seems to be overly concerned."
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Vacchiano: For Giants, change may not be for better - NY Daily News
Many in the organization believe John Mara (and Steve Tisch) will look for any reason to keep their two-time championship coach around. And they won’t have to look very far, because there are a number of compelling reasons why Coughlin — even after a second straight losing season, and even after missing the playoffs five times in the last six years — should stay.
Amid Giants’ Woes, Young Players Get a Chance to Shine - NYTimes.com
A combination of need, injuries and a woeful record has led the Giants to provide an increasing number of opportunities to rookies and other young players as they look beyond what will be their third consecutive season, and the fifth in the last six years, without a playoff berth. The youth movement appears to hold considerable promise.