Obviously, Eli Manning isn’t anywhere near the same neighborhood as Tom Brady, and even more obviously, people are going to have a field day with this. I’d actually like to see video on him saying this, to be honest, because I know Eli Manning is a smart guy, and am finding it hard to believe that this somehow wasn’t taken out of context.
A lot of people think Deon Grant was better than Antrel Rolle last season. I agree. The Giants have something with their usage of 3-safety sets, which they used effectively against the Eagles last season. It’s funny how the Giants reporters ask every Giants player about the Eagles, by the way. I’ve barely heard a ripple from the Eagles about the Giants during camp, while there’s a new Giants player regularly saying “You don’t win Championships in August” anytime they step onto a podium.
Lloyd is nothing more than a kickoff specialist (a position that may be going the way of the dinosaur with the new kickoff rules in place), although I think he’s just just a position warmer while Lawrence Tynes recuperates from a bruised thigh.
“First of all, I never said guarantee and I never said promise, that’s the way they spin it in this neighborhood,” Reese told Kay. “I was giving our team a vote of confidence that I have in them. I said, last year if we had made some plays down the stretch here and there we would have been in the playoffs and this time we’ll make the plays. We will get in the playoffs. We’ll make a run. I’m giving my team a vote of confidence. I never said promise, I never said guarantee, but when you read the paper, Jerry Reese said guarantee, so that’s what you get around here.”
Semantics! Yay! It sounds a lot to me like he guaranteed it, but whatever. It doesn’t really matter. If the Giants don’t make the playoffs this year, he’s going to get hammered anyway, regardless of whether he made a guarantee or not.
(Cowboys, Redskins, and Eagles news after the jump)…
Olshansky stunk last season. Just a big body. He’s lucky he’s still on the team, frankly. Look at what Jason Peters did to this guy last year.
Be encouraged by Harris’ great game in the Cowboys’ first preseason game. Very encouraged. But remember that he did it against 3rd and 4th stringers.
“Really, nobody outside this team thinks we’re worth a dang.”
Watch your language, Jason.
Prediction: He won’t play anywhere close to as well as Rex Grossman played last week.
12 bullet points from John.
He has some ground to make up on Tim Hightower.
WHAT I’D LIKE TO FORGET: THE PORT-A-POTTY
There comes a time in every man’s life when he questions the direction things are going. For me, that happened on a daily basis when I spent 30 seconds or so in the Port-A-Potty next to the fields before the start of morning practice. If there’s a more unforgiving place to be at 7:45 a.m., I can’t think of it.
For real. That port-a-potty was disgusting. And the pic to the right (from Sheil’s article) is the actual port-a-potty at camp. I hated (that’s H-A-T-E-D) that thing. Even at 7:30am, there’d be a sizable puddle of piss on the floor. Seriously, people? Do you miss that badly when you piss at home? Is it really that hard to just piss in that little side bucket thing in the port-a-potty? Can you at least get 98% of your piss where it’s supposed to go? I can understand that a little post-piss dribble can sometimes be unavoidable, but holy shit… Can we keep as much as possible off the floor? Every morning I’d start my day with piss shoes. And I never even had to take a dump, thank the Dear Lord. I can’t even imagine.
Also, that port-a-potty door had some ridiculous spring-loaded action that would make it shut with authority. Unnecessary. Unless you hold it wide open, step completely out of the way of the door before shutting, and then let it go, that thing is going to brush up against your arm with authority. I think my golf shirts to have that “just out of the dryer feeling,” not that “e-coli squiggling all over my shirt fibers feeling.” And even after you did get the hang of it and held the door wide open while stepping out and getting yourself clear out of the way, you’re holding onto the door for like 5 full seconds… and it’s not like there a sink there to wash your hands. Meanwhile, you’re shaking hands with other reporters, handing pens, notebooks, etc. Gross.
OH! One more thing… That port-a-potty was designed for people 5’10 and under. I’m 6’3, and hit my head on the inside of the port-a-potty twice while exiting. Way gross.
OK, that’s it for the Eagles today. I need a shower just thinking about that thing. And yeah, I’m a germ-a-phobe.