Posted by ESPN.com's Matt Mosley
I've spent most of the morning reading different accounts of the New York Giants' 13-10 loss to the Detroit Lions. Of course, the New York media was focused on another little situation, but a few folks made the trip to Detroit for the preseason opener:
According to Joshua Robinson of the New York Times, Eli Manning didn't exactly pick up where he left off last season. I watched that first drive, and he did look pretty uncertain. Then he looked OK on the second drive before getting the hook. So he was a little rusty in his first preseason start. Who cares? I would be more concerned with a defense that never got close to Jon Kitna.
As Paul Schwartz reports in the Post, rookie linebacker Jonathan Goff out of Vanderbilt suffered an injury to his vertebra and could end up missing the entire season. It's a tough loss because it looked like Goff would definitely contribute to special teams. I didn't watch the entire game because I had to monitor Rangers-Yankees, but it looked like wide receiver Brandon London and rookie safety Kenny Phillips both had fine efforts.
Ralph Vacchiano of the Daily News is saying that former Jets quarterback Chad Pennington could end up with the Giants. GM Jerry Reese didn't shoot that theory down.
Tom Rock of Newsday also weighs in on a possible Pennington to the Giants scenario.
Anthony Wright and David Carr had strong showings Thursday. And from reading Mike Garafolo's report in the Ledger, the Pennington thing doesn't seem likely to happen.
Here's a story about Mathias Kiwanuka from two days ago that I forgot to link to.
The Blue Screen reported earlier this week that Drew Rosenhaus left Albany again without nailing down a new deal for Plaxico Burress.