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Giants Terrell Thomas Injury Not as Devastating as Last Season

Last season Terrell Thomas was having a magnificent pre-season and was set to be a factor on defense for the Giants, then came the injury in a pre-season game against Chicago.  The Giants were ill-prepared for his injury and had other major injuries at the same position.  This year is different:

“First we want to let him build himself back up,” Fewell said, a few hours before Thomas’ ACL injury was revealed. “He hasn’t played for a year so we want to let him get his legs up underneath him and get comfortable playing football again. Then we’ll go from there, we don’t want to aim too high for him and definitely not set the bar too low for him. We just want to work with Terrell and where he is football-wise, and then we’ll start to use him as we see fit.”

Obviously, the Giants are a better team with Terrell Thomas, but it seems from those words from defensive coordinator Perry Fewell that they are more prepared for it this time around, especially so early in camp.  Look for Michael Coe to step up.  He has the speed, and the ability, now we need to see if he can put it all together.  Prince, Coe, Bing, Hosley, Hughes, Bruce Johnson, Molden, and Justin Tryon are the other players that will need to step up and play opposite Corey Webster.

The fact that Jerry Reese signed Terrell Thomas to an incentive laden contract this off season with only 1 million guaranteed out of the 28 million also shows the Giants were cautious about his recovery.

Thankfully we have most of training camp to figure it out.

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  • Tom Brant

    I appreciate that the Giants are in better shape but the loss will still hurt the team. At this point the Giants need to play like they will NOT have TT for the upcoming season. Any playing time they get from him would be a bonus. In all honesty, Boley’s injury worries me a bit more…what are is everyone else thoughts?

  • Justin Lerner

    In Reese I trust. He is very smart, and has quality depth just incase this happened. My true worry is PRINCE and how awful he was last year. Granted he was injured and no training camp, but the kid looked lost and I am not confident until he proves me wrong. It would be a shame to use Rolle as a cornerback again this year, as he truly is a difference maker playing safety. We are not a team that does many trades so I am not expecting outside help. I am in favor of Deon Grant returning, but also would like to see some young guys step up. Our front 7 generates enough pressure when healthy to make things easier, but imagine how good our defense would be with 2 proven corners. Lets REPEAT G-MEN!!!

  • Tom Brant

    I’m not as worried about Prince and the DBs as I am the LBs. We are woefully thin at LB with pining our hopes on a bust of 1st round pick, three second year LB’s, Boley with Hamstring problems, and Chase Blackburn. Not for nothing but depending on how camp goes this year; Reese may need to make a move to solidify the LBs.