When Deon Grant returned for his first practice with the Giants in early August, one of the first things he noticed was a rookie linebacker who was yelling at his teammates and flying toward the ball. Grant reacted like any veteran would.
He asked a teammate “Who is this guy?”
He’s got that slumped shoulder, hangdog, “aw shucks” look to him, but 103 straight games speaks for itself as far as toughness goes.
All the injuries aside, Jerry Reese had a brutally bad offseason. The bottom line is that this team is noticeably less talented than it was a year ago.
New York Giants defensive end Justin Tuck believes his team has the Redskins’ number, and that facing Rex Grossman, whom the Giants played against in the 2010 finale, should only help.
“We just have your number right now,” Tuck told Redskins beat writers during a conference call Wednesday when broached with the subject of the Giants’ 9-1 record against the Redskins in their last 10 meetings. “I hope that continues, but I definitely see the Redskins as a team on the rise and you can see they’re hungry to get back to the prominence of old-time Redskins football. Hopefully we can continue to do that, but right now I feel like we have [their number] kinda like how Philly has ours.”
Cowboys, Redskins, and Eagles news after the jump…
All 4 NFCE teams are in the top seven:
1. Dallas Cowboys: $1.85B
2. Washington Redskins: $1.55B
3. New England Patriots: $1.4B
4. New York Giants: $1.3B
5. New York Jets: $1.22B
6. Houston Texans: $1.2B
7. Philadelphia Eagles: $1.16B
8. Chicago Bears: $1.09B
9. Green Bay Packers: $1.08B
10. Baltimore Ravens: $1.08B
11. Indianapolis Colts: $1.05B
12. Denver Broncos: $1.04B
13. Pittsburgh Steelers: $1.01B
14. Miami Dolphins: $1.01B
15. Carolina Panthers: $1.0B
16. Seattle Seahawks: $997M
17. San Francisco 49ers: $990M
18. Kansas City Chiefs: $986M
19. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: $981M
20. Cleveland Browns: $997M
21. New Orleans Saints: $965M
22. Tennessee Titans: $964M
23. San Diego Chargers: $920M
24. Arizona Cardinals: $901M
25. Cincinnati Bengals: $875M
26. Detroit Lions: $844M
27. Atlanta Falcons: $814M
28. Minnesota Vikings: $796M
29. Buffalo Bills: $792M
30. St. Louis Rams: $775M
31. Oakland Raiders: $761M
32. Jacksonville Jaguars: $725M
Jets coach Rex Ryan said the Cowboys are in trouble going against his defense with three first-year starters in the offensive line.
“Well against our defense I’d be nervous. There’s no question,” Ryan said.
Ryan said he expects the Cowboys to counter their youth with a short passing game.
“It’s no great surprise we’re expecting more screens when you have three new starters on the offensive line, shorter passing game and all that,” Ryan said. “I don’t mind saying what we expect. I think it’s pretty obvious.”
The Jets claimed former Dallas S Andrew Sendejo on waivers Sunday, one day after he was cut loose by the Cowboys. Coach Rex Ryan admitted Monday that Sendejo would be questioned for any information he could provide.
Four of the seven reasons are just players’ names, like “Mark Sanchez,” or Dez Bryant.” Also, no Cowboys optimism piece would be complete without a “Rob Ryan is aggressive” mention.
…to a gymnasium. Lol. 2nd most valuable franchise in the league… No practice bubble.
Gomes is a player that caught my eye in the preseason games. Kept seeing him around the ball.
Aaaaand later in the day, it was confirmed he’ll be out.
“I knew a decision was going to have to be made,” Beck said, according to Rick Maese of the Washington Post, in his first comments since Grossman was named starter. “One of us was going to be the guy and the other one was going to be pissed. I was the guy that was pissed. But I’m not going to let that disturb me. I don’t want that to hold me back from anything.”
Now, Beck will likely run the scout team in practice and wait for his opportunity. He didn’t perform well enough in preseason and knows that.
“How can I improve when I’m not getting the reps? I have to find ways,” Beck said. “I got to find time after practice, I have to come in on the off days like I’ve always done and continually improve, so that if something does happen, I can be ready for it.”
Quintin Mikell, Danny Amendola, Brandon Gibson, AJ Feeley, Al Harris, and of course, head coach Steve Spagnuolo.
Interesting read here. Jeff lists some games where Andy “goofed.” Allow me to add the Raiders game of a couple years ago to that list, for messing up the timeout calls near the 2-minute warning, and not running the ball against one of the worst run defenses in the NFL.
Aside from “Scout 1” sounding like every basic commenter on yardbarker about Michael Vick needing to stay healthy and this weird perception that he shit the bed at the end of the season last year, this is a great read.
Title pretty much sums it up.
Any Braves fans here? If so, SWEEEEEEEEEEEEEP. Is it cold down there?