July 30, 2012; Albany, NY, USA; New York Giants Will Hill (38) covers Larry Donnell (46) during New York Giants training camp. Mandatory Credit: Tim Farrell/THE STAR-LEDGER via USA TODAY Sports

NY Giants: The Road to 53

As Tom Coughlin explained so simply the other day…Play a game, watch the film, cut to 53.  That is the Giants brain trusts plan for the upcoming week.  I suspect they all have a scratch pad working somewhere, and mine looks like this:

3 QB: Eli, Nassib, (Painter or Carr)

3 RB: Wilson, Brown, Cox…Torain to P.S.

6 WR: Nicks, Cruz, Randle, Murphy, Jernigan, Barden

10 OL: Baas, Beatty, Boothe, Diehl, Snee, Pugh, Brewer, Moseley, McCants, Cordle

3 TE: Pascoe (FB) Myers, Donnell

1 FB: Hynoski

10 DL: Jenkins, JPP, Tuck, Kiwi (LB), Joseph, Moore, Rogers, Austin, Patterson,Ttrattou

6 LB: Connor, Paysinger, Rivers, Williams, Herzlich, Bosworth

8 DB: Prince, Webster, Ross, Rolle, Thomas, Hosley, Mundy, Sash (Hill Suspension)

3 Specials: Weatherford, Brown, DeOssie

That is 53…Then you have practice squad guys listed as: Ojomo, Capers, Tracy, Torain, Robinson

PUP is Kuhn

So the next question becomes can you keep 10 OL amd 10 DL?  Can you keep 6 WR and 6 LB’s? Luckily the Giants have some versatile guys along the O-Line so it’s not like keeping three centers with Baas, Cordle, and Brewer all capable of playing the position, but I think Cordle showed his lack of strength the other night against the Jets.  Special Teams also plays a big roll in this as some guys like Jerrell Jernigan are more valuable there than say Ramses Barden, and Tyler Sash also has value on Specials.  Sash may be saved by the injury to Brown and the suspension of Hill, at least until week 5.

What does your list look like?  Do you have 4 and not three RB’s?  Do you have 5 and not 6 WR’s? Do you count Kiwi as a LB and save another OL or DB?



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  • VC1993

    Robinson is not going to PS and where is Hankins he is our second round pick Try dropping Barden and Rogers and add the other two and you are clos

  • VC1993

    Also drop Tratou and add Tracey Tratou or Broha to PS

  • James

    I don’t think Robinson or Torain are practice squad eligible due to accrued NFL experience

  • BleedinBlue

    Carr will make it over Painter because he can fill the role of running QB to help prep the D for Wash, Dallas, 49ers, Carolina, Philly,etc.
    4 RB’s make it but I wouldn’t be surprised to see Torrain swapped out for another team’s 53-man roster cutdown.
    No Hankins, the team’s #2 draft pick this year? (Drop Barden)
    Ojomo over Trattou. Ojomo is 270lb vs a 250lb speed rusher. For a team focusing on stopping the run this makes the difference.
    Cooper Taylor is not going to sneak onto the practice squad. (Drop Austin)
    McCants has been run over by everyone who has lined opposite him. Robinson has blown people off the line & is a highly regarded 4th round pick. (Drop McCants)

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