Wednesday, October 16, 2013
Big Blue Morning: Auditions continue
By Dan Graziano
Your daily morning check-in on news and notes about and of interest to the New York Giants.
The news of the day: I'm not sure what I'd still be writing about at this point if not for the Giants' rapidly spinning running back carousel. But on Tuesday they waived/injured Da'Rel Scott and had a bunch of guys in for workouts, including former Browns star Peyton Hillis and former Giants Ryan Torain and D.J. Ware. As I understand it, all of the guys who worked out Tuesday will be back in the building for physicals Wednesday, and the Giants plan to sign one or maybe even two of them. Remember that starter David Wilson is out a few more weeks with his neck injury and fill-in Brandon Jacobs has a hamstring injury of his own. In other news, the Giants remained at No. 31 in this week's edition of the ESPN.com Power Rankings, and you can watch Mike Sando, Jamison Hensley and myself discuss the Power Rankings in this most excellent Spreecast video session.
Behind enemy lines: This is going to be some clash of the NFL juggernauts on "Monday Night Football" between the 0-6 Giants and the 1-4 Vikings, who are 29th in the Power Rankings. One of their players said it's starting to feel like the team's 3-13 season of two years ago. Yipes.
Around the division: Calvin Watkins looks back at the draft-day trade that ended with the Cowboys picking center Travis Frederick and adding a pick that ended up being wide receiver Terrance Williams. In light of the team's significant injuries on the defensive line, that deal is being called into question once again. But a huge part of what's gone right for the Cowboys this season has been the improved play of their offensive line. Not to mention what a good job Williams has done filling in for the injured Miles Austin.
Around the league: With Peyton Manning's Broncos heading to Indianapolis on Sunday to play Andrew Luck and the Colts, Mike Wells asked Colts fans whether they regret the team's decision to move on from all-time great Manning and draft Luck with the first pick in the 2012 draft. Most of the folks Mike found support the decision, which was a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to replace one all-time great with a prospect who looks as though he has the ability to be another.