Good morning, New York Giants fans! Les than a week now until training camp. Let's check the headlines.
The Daily News lists five Giants with something to prove. Eli Manning tops the list and is an obvious choice. Not sure I agree with the entire list, however.
Still holding out hope that tight end Jermichael Finley somehow winds up with the Giants? Well, Finley undergoes more tests on his surgically-repaired neck on Wednesday. Finley made it clear he isn't going to play for anything resembling a veteran minimum 'prove it' type contract:
"As long as I wait, you know and I know, guys are going to go down and the money's going to shoot up," Finley said, sitting in the weight room at WelleFast Elite Sports Training. "It's all a waiting game right now."
Another veteran tight end coming back from a serious injury, Dustin Keller, is also willing to wait and see what happens once training camps open.
NFL.com lists the Giants among the toughest teams to read heading into the 2014 season. I have been saying that for some time myself. Here is NFL.com's Dan Hanzus:
If anybody tells you they know what to expect from the New York Giants this season, they're lying liars with deep character flaws. Big Blue is the NFC's true wild card. An 11-5 finish wouldn't shock me; then again, neither would a 5-11 campaign.
Pat Kirwan of CBS Sports came out with his list of the top 100 NFL players. The only Giant on the list is quarterback Eli Manning, who checked in at No. 65.
A year ago, Aaron Curry was trying to resuscitate his NFL career with the Giants. Now, he is an assistant coach for the Charlotte 49ers, an FCS school that just began playing football in 2013.
Giants rookie Nat Berhe made an appearance at Rosa Parks Elementary School in San Diego this week:
Don't forget to purchase your copy of the 2014 New York Giants Almanac.
'Kudos' to 'Raptor' for jumping in and putting together this week's 'Weatherford Wednesday' post.
In case you missed it Tuesday night, 'Invictus' took a look at a matchup last season between Odell Beckham Jr. and Jason Verrett, the cornerback selected in the first round by the San Diego Chargers.