The Beast Report: Giants (expanded) edition
September, 4, 2008
By Matt Mosley | ESPN.com
Posted by ESPN.com's Matt Mosley
- Paul Schwartz of the New York Post talks about the Giants' title defense. Interesting thoughts from longtime tight ends coach Mike Pope, who has an acute awareness of the obstacles the Jints will face.
- Post columnist Steve Serby says the Giants need "Super-Mann" to show up again to have any chance of a repeat.
- RB Brandon Jacobs is talking about mixing in a few moves to confuse defenders and stave off injuries. Interesting that offensive coordinator Kevin Gilbride doesn't seem thrilled about the changes.
- Here's the latest injury list for tonight's game. Mike Garafolo also provides the names of the 13 members on the Giants' leadership council -- and some wagering advice.
- Daily News columnist Gary Myers wants to know if the Giants were a one-month wonder.
- Plaxico Burress and the Giants are playing the "no respect" card in a big way. And that seems to be a good strategy for this team.
- Bob Glauber of Newsday says the Giants and the Jets are the NFL's most compelling stories this season. Well, how convenient is that?
- In case you missed it Wednesday, here's some roster analysis from Schwartz.
- Post columnist Mike Vaccaro says that Eli's already the toast of the town. Now, it's about building a legacy. This is all a little much for my taste, but hey, it's the first game of the season. A little hyperbole should be allowed.
- The New York Times' The Fifth Down blog contains an excerpt from ESPN.com writer KC Joyner's new book. KC describes why he thinks left tackles are somewhat overrated.
- A strange take on Jerome McDougle's arrival in New York.
- Is this town big enough for Favre and Manning?