Good morning all, on the morning after a Giant New York Met victory at home last evening, nice to see rookie Ike Davis (yes, we like Ike) produce a big hit in the clutch, nice to see the Mets continue home dominance at CitiField, and nice to see Mike Pelphrey continue to develop into a legitimate top of the order ace (giving Mets fans some hope with a Santana/Pelphrey 1-2 punch at the front end of the rotation).
On the Giant front, nice to see Mathias Kiwinuka escape a serious, if not a potential fatal injury while riding motorcycles in Indianapolis with his brother (who was seriously injured but escaped the tragic ending which happens to most when flying 100 feet in the air without a helmet after crashing a motorcycle). Kiwi has sworn off of riding motorcycles (we approve this decision) and he returned to Giant OTA(s) relatively unscathed. Now if only Kiwi could work on wrapping up quarterbacks this off-season (am I the only one who doesn’t understand how Kiwi can continually get “oh so close” but not register the sack?).
And, while the off-season is still going strong and there is plenty of time to go before training camp (and for football to really matter again), it is also nice to see the unbridled enthusiasm surrounding new defensive coordinator Perry Fewell. Remember, the Giants offense, led by Eli Manning, for the most part, played well enough to return to the playoffs last year (yes, there were a few ugly performances, most notably in Week 8 against the Iggles and the last home game at the Meadowlands against the Panthers), but the Giants defense took a collective early vacation in what was a horrible performance at every level. So, Perry Fewell’s not so simple task is to not only return Big Blue’s defense to respectability, but return this defense into a quarterback fearing, turnover producing, run-stuffing unit. The pieces are in place and it sounds like everyone is buying in to Fewell’s aggressive and animated approach. Nice to see.
On another front, Justin Tuck continues to lead by example in and out of the locker room, also nice to see. Recently, David Yurman, along with The New York Giants’ Justin Tuck and wife Lauran, hosted an exclusive evening in support of Tuck’s R.U.S.H for Literacy at the David Yurman Townhouse Flagship boutique. Guests were treated to cocktails and hors d’oeuvres and had the opportunity to view the designer’s newest jewelry, timepiece, eyewear, fragrance, and couture collections. A portion of the evening’s proceeds benefited Tuck’s R.U.S.H for Literacy program.
Founded by Lauran and Justin Tuck, this program aspires to encourage children to READ, UNDERSTAND, SUCCEED and HOPE as they continue to nurture literacy in their lives. The initiative is committed to raising funds to donate books and other reading materials to enrich youth in the New York and Central Alabama communities.
Come out and support this great cause and Stay Blue!