Giant Musings on a Monday


This morning begins the Giants off-season training program, which, of course, is not mandatory (note to Giants players, I believe Tom Coughlin probably views the off-season training/conditioning program to be mandatory which means you should be attending). No word yet if the unhappy Osi Umeniyora will be in attendance (and, truthfully, it is a non-story on whether he attends and who else may be absent for part, or all of these activities), but you have to know that somewhere ESPN and the like are looking to further catapult Osi’s status into a full blown news story.

In any event, please tell me that William Beatty is taking up residence in the weight room, Jay Alford is continuing to strengthen his knee, Justin Tuck’s weight room exercises are not affected by his shoulder, and Brandon Jacobs’ knee feels good already (though Jacobs may miss a few days as he is welcoming a little Giant baby boy any day, congratulations to Brandon and his family).

On another note, who will be opening the brand new stadium has become a bit of a story. Apparently, the Jets are telling anyone who will listen that a coin flip will determine whether the Giants or Jets open up shop this fall at the new stadium. Interesting, because the New York Daily News has reported that the schedule has not yet been determined and that League Commissioner Roger Goodell will ultimately make that call.

Of course I am biased, but reasonable minds should think along these lines: the Jets closed out the old Giants stadium in 2009, the Giants should open the new stadium in 2010. Could the draw of a loud mouth coach, an over-rated young quarterback, and the addition of a washed-up hall of fame running back give Goodell what he needs to give the honor to the Jets? I surely hope not.

Fill out your brackets as tournament time is upon us, (when did Syracuse get so good this year and why did the committee reward, i.e., punish San Diego State in the first round with a nice little trip of about 3,000 miles or so for their matchup against Tennessee?) Either way, we can not wait for tip off, stay blue!

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  • Joe Demark

    Since when did this blog become an anti-Jets blog? The Jets have made some decent moves in the off-season, and should likely improve. LT should be a good second option in the backfield for the Jets. The days where LT is a first round fantasy football pick are long gone, but he should still be able to contribute. While you may not like Sanchez, he did make the playoffs last season…

  • http://gmenhq.com Paul Graziano

    First things first,
    The Jets made the playoffs despite Mark Sanchez, not because of Mark Sanchez. Then, the Jets allow Thomas Jones to leave and bring in Tomlinson for more money, Jones was coming off of his best season, was popular in the locker room, and has not shown signs of decline, whereas Tomlinson is fighting whispers about age, lack of explosiveness and injuries. I am not saying Tomlinson won’t be a good contributor on third down, I am just saying for the same money, give me Thomas Jones.

  • Joe Demark

    Don’t be a hater. Sanchez played decent down the stretch and played well in the playoffs. A win is a win, and the Giants didn’t have enough wins last year to even make the playoffs.

  • Paul Graziano

    Mr. D,
    It is not hating, here are the facts: In the last 6 weeks of the season, Sanchez threw 3 touchdowns and 7 picks, Sanchez did not take his team to the playoffs, he was on a team with a great defense and strong running game which made the playoffs. Do I think Sanchez will end up being a god quarterback, probably, but he was not a good quarterback last year.

  • Joe Demark

    Sanchez is never going to be a fantasy stud, but he did lead the team to a 4-1 finish over in the 5 games he played in at the end of the season. Not too bad. Also, the 3 picks were in the one loss. I’m not saying that he is a great quarterback, but he did lead his team to the playoffs and the AFC championship game. Just saying… don’t be a hater.

  • bxnyg75

    Well considering the Jets….Making the playoffs is a very big deal. Even if they never win another the SB.