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New York Giants news, 9/4: Giants preparing for Monday night opener

New York Giants headlines for Thursday, 9/4.

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Good morning, New York Giants fans! Let's quickly look around the Inter-Google this morning to see what others are saying about your favorite team.

Giants hoping for a healthy dose of Jason Pierre-Paul - Newsday
"There's a mental part of the game that I focus on,'' Pierre-Paul said. "It's not natural ability anymore for me. It's more mental. I'm in the meeting rooms more often. I teach some of the guys stuff that I've learned.''

NY Giants top 10 players in franchise history as selected by Daily News - NY Daily News
The Giants have sent 16 players to the Pro Football Hall of Fame throughout their illustrious history, and they’ve had a slew of great players spread over eight championship teams. But there is no doubt and no argument about who is the greatest of the Giants’ greatest.

Rodgers-Cromartie likely to shadow Johnson in opener | New York Post
To match up or not to match up? That is the question for defensive coordinator Perry Fewell as the Giants gear up to open their season in Detroit against what has been one of the NFL’s most prolific passing attacks, led by the most physically intimidating receiver in the league.

NFC East preview: Giants in better than shape than you think | New York Post

Senior columnist Mike O'Hara looks at the key developments, stats and issues facing the New York Giants.

Tom Coughlin's importance to New York Giants at all-time high - ESPN
This is still one of the absolute best coaches in the league, regardless of age. We laud Rex Ryan for last year's 8-8 Jets season, but Coughlin's 7-9 with a hollowed-out Giants roster that lost its first six games was just as impressive a coaching accomplishment. Coughlin is a leader at the peak of his powers, and his leadership will determine the success of the 2014 Giants -- as a present-day team and a building block -- as much as anything or anyone else does.

Tom Coughlin is not coaching for his job, nor is he worried about when he'll retire. He's locked in on making the current Giants team the best addition to the franchise's history it can be. And if he recognizes the importance of his own role in that task, he's just being responsible.

Why Your Team Sucks 2014: New York Giants
Some people are fans of the New York Giants. But many, many more people are NOT fans of the New York Giants. This 2014 Deadspin NFL team preview is for those in the latter group.

Giants' Walter Thurmond: Calvin Johnson has weaknesses, too |
"Everyone knows he's a talented guy, you know, but being a big receiver, he has some weaknesses for sure," Thurmond said. "Being able to get in and out of his cuts and breaks and stuff. Of course, he's good with yards after the catch and jump balls, but there is no perfect receiver. Everyone has some weaknesses and it's about understanding what those weaknesses are, watching film and exposing them."

NY Giants' Victor Cruz says Eli Manning and Rueben Randle have plenty of time to build chemistry - NY Daily News
You might think there’s a chemistry problem between Rueben Randle and Eli Manning, because the Giants’ biggest wide receiver and his two-time Super Bowl MVP quarterback just never seemed to get things right in this most pivotal of preseasons.

Troy Aikman concerned about Eli Manning, too - Newsday
From what I've seen of Eli in the preseason, he just does not seem to be as comfortable with what he's being asked to do in that offense."