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Wednesday, August 13, 2008
Greetings from Giants Camp

By Dan Graziano

Posted by's Matt Mosley

ALBANY, N.Y. -- If you've never made the four-hour drive from Bethlehem, Pa., to Albany, N.Y., in a Chevy Impala with XM Radio, I highly recommend it. Down the home stretch, I was going back and forth between "The Michael Kay Show" and a genius interview with Seth Rogen ("Pineapple Express") on one of the seven comedy stations.

I rolled onto the University at Albany campus moments before the Giants began their evening practice. I expected to see a team that was beaten down from too many days on the field, but I encountered something completely different. While the ever-scowling Tom Coughlin prowled the field, his players appeared to be enjoying themselves.

On one of the most ill-conceived fake field goals I've witnessed since attending a Big 12 school in Waco, holder Jeff Feagles rolled right and threw a Hail Mary (15 yards) soaring toward the end zone. In a moment that will take its place in Giants training camp lore, 6-foot-3, 310-pound guard Rich Seubert "leapt" to make the grab, landing gracefully on his back.

With an estimated crowd of 3,000 milling about, Seubert spiked the ball and was mobbed by teammates.

After practice I had a nice visit with head coach Tom Coughlin, but I'll save that for later. First, let's do some quick observations after one session: