New York Giants Fans!
It’s game day: Colts vs Giants
When: 7:00 PM EST
Television: NBC (NFL Network re-broadcast Monday at 4 PM)
Radio: 880 WCBS AM
Stream: NFL.com Preseason Live
Giants.com & Giants Mobile: Arrivals, pregame warmups, highlights and postgame reaction (6:05)
Betting Lines: Colts -2.5 (-130) | O/U 41
The Giants are traveling to Lucas Oil Stadium to face-off against the Colts in their third preseason game of their slated five contests. If you head over to Giants.com and look at their site, you’ll see eight things they feel you should be looking out for today. The list is as follows:
- Newly-installed offense
- Will Beatty’s return
- Quarterback rotation
- How long the starters play
- Andrew Luck’s test
- Fallout of illegal contact emphasis
- Kicking competition
- Lucas Oil Stadium memories
Click any of those to head over and read the details. But in general, Giants Nation, how are you feeling about that list?
Lucas Oil Stadium memories? Well, I suppose the Giants did win their last Super Bowl there. That’s a memory, and there are a couple former Jints on their roster: Hakeem Nicks and Ahmad Bradshaw. Cool. However, the Giants site forgot one important complex connection:
Sure, he’s not a Giants player, but he is the son of one. Davin Meggett is a running back for the Colts, but isn’t often talked about for being Dave’s son. Even his NFL.com profile didn’t make mention of it:
Meggett split time for much of his career at Maryland where he shared the backfield with some talented backs and didn’t start significantly until his senior year. A team captain after three years of playing sparingly, Meggett was an obvious leader for the Terps and carried the load for Maryland as a senior. He is short but thick, and he has some traits that make him intriguing as a late-round prospect in this year’s draft.
Apparently, the reason why is, Dave Meggett is in prison, according to the USA today article from 2012 titled, Meggett follows NFL path of imprisoned father:
“He’s following me,” Davin said before the draft. “I don’t know how he keeps up, but he does.”
Yet it’s Davin who follows Dave, in name anyway. NFL staffs and front offices are littered with those who played with, against, coached, hired or fired Dave. He spent 10 seasons in the NFL after being chosen by the Giants in the fifth round of the 1989 draft, retiring in 1998 as a three-time all-pro and a Super Bowl champion.
Along the way, Dave left a trail of children in five states and a legacy of misconduct towards women. He is now serving a 30-year prison sentence for the 2009 rape of a woman in his hometown Charleston, S.C.
Now, it’s game day, so it’s time for excitement and talk of football, but if you want to read about Dave Meggett. Try this extremely detail and very grim read: The Sordid End of David Meggett [HE WAS AN ALL-PRO RUNNING BACK. HE BECAME A SERIAL RAPIST.] It speaks of the harsh realities of athletes that lead dual identity lives, with the second one being a monster that ruthlessly breaks the law vs the first one, a charming winner that succeeds on the gridiron. Unfortunately, It happens.
For Davin Meggett, I can’t imagine the feelings of going up against your fathers’ team and all the baggage that goes along with the morbid details of Dave’s imprisonment. It’s impossible to relate to Davin Meggett’s life, but we should be able to watch him play football tonight. What a situation…
Giants Nation, what thoughts does that invoke?
After thinking about Dave Meggett, it’s hard to switch the topic back to West Coast Offense football or talk about how long the starters will play. However, we can’t let Davin’s father and his complicated heinous story overthrow the New York Giants third preseason game.Those topics are important to football and it’s game day for the Giants.
At GMEN HQ, we don’t know how long the starters will play tonight, but we do know in the WCO, it’s important to get down the timing of the routes and blocking. So the Giants will probably keep their first team out there for some extra exposure. For Ben McAdoo and Eli Manning, tonight is an important sample of what this new offense can do… because once it gets to be September 8th, sampling time is over.
So the New York Giants need to use this opportunity to get better, practice moving the chains quickly and efficiently, while attempting to score at will.
New York Giants: Live Game Day Thread:
This is your open thread, Giants Nation. Use it to discuss anything that you would like.
It’s game day!