Big Blue Morning: Pushy Seahawks

December, 13, 2013
12/13/13
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Your daily morning check-in on news and notes about and of interest to the New York Giants.

The news of the day: The good news for the Giants' wide receivers is that they're likely to see single coverage against the Seahawks' secondary on Sunday. The bad news, offensive coordinator Kevin Gilbride says, is that coverage is going to be incredibly physical. Gilbride said the Seahawks have "mastered the art" of physical coverage in the secondary, and he's warning his receivers not to expect to get as many calls as they think they should get.

Behind enemy lines: Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson was drafted by the Texas Rangers this week in Major League Baseball's Rule 5 draft. And Wilson said he'll happily go visit the Rangers in spring training, though he has no plans to take up baseball instead of, or in addition to, football.

Around the division: At the top of the NFC East, things are really breaking the Philadelphia Eagles' way these days. Sure, they're playing better than the Cowboys are, but while Dallas may have to contend with the return from injury of Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers this week, Philly is looking at playing the Vikings without Adrian Peterson or his backup.

Around the league: I'll go around the league with Chris Mortensen and Bill Polian Friday at 3 p.m. ET on "NFL Insiders" on ESPN. I do hope you'll tune in.

Dan Graziano

ESPN New York Giants reporter

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