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New York Giants News, 8/21: Game Day Reading Material

Paul Perkins understands criticism, more news

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Good morning, New York Giants fans! It’s a Big Blue game day, which I’m sure has you both fired up and antsy for this evening’s 8 p.m. ET kickoff to arrive. You can read all of our game coverage on the Giants-Browns Hub Page.

To help you pass the time until kickoff, here are some links from other Giants writers around the Inter-Google.

Giants RB Paul Perkins takes Ben McAdoo's criticism in stride |

Giants coach Ben McAdoo was critical of running back Paul Perkins for failing to turn a 7-yard run into a big play in the Giants’ preseason opener against the Pittsburgh Steelers.

There's no argument from Perkins.

"They're right," Perkins said. "I've got to make him miss. I have to make explosive plays because that's what this offense is predicated around. I should have anticipated that (Golden) was going to be coming downhill even harder. I didn't expect him to be there that quick, so it kind of caught me off-guard. But there's no excuses." ...

Perkins said he wasn't aware of McAdoo's comments to the media, but the running back already had heard the same message directly from the coach.

"I don't even know what he says to (the media)," Perkins said. "Whatever he says to either party is truthful and is genuine. He was hard on me in the meeting room. I'm sure he was very critical of me out there, too."

Perkins, who was named the starter entering his second season, isn't bothered by criticism in the meeting room or in the press room.

"It is what it is. I don't take it for anything more," Perkins said. "It's just criticism and he has to be one of the hardest critics."

Giants WR Jerome Lane, son of basketball star, trying to make his own name |
The undrafted free agent has been impressive this preseason.

Ereck Flowers is determined not to be the Giants’ weak link | New York Post
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Shane Smith may have special skills to make Giants as a fullback | Newsday
Shane Smith sits atop the depth chart at his position, was on the field for the first play of the preseason, and made a pretty ...