Things, believe it or not, could have been worse. LT Will Beatty was limping around at halftime. The foot that kept him out for nearly two months last year appeared to be the problem. The Giants dodged a bullet. Beatty just rolled his ankle a bit....X-Rays were negative...
"The foot feels pretty good," Beatty said. "I just playing on this turf, had the new shoes on and just not really playing out there in the off-season and all of that. Just spatting my foot up. It’s good. "
The competition at punter between Matt Dodge and Steve Weatherford seems to be bringing the best out in both. They combined for an average of 52 yards per attempt on four punts. Dodge had a 63-yarder and Weatherford boomed a 57-yarder.
WR Domenik Hixon made a big-league grab in the left corner of the end zone on pass from David Carr, who always looks competent when given the chance to play. Hixon is killing it this year thus far. May we add, the Giants need him to..
"Carr did an awesome job. He checked to the play. He got us out of a bad play and got us into a good one," said Hixon. "It was a great ball. We practiced that. We missed a couple in practice but we hit it in the game tonight."
The Giants may have found a KR in Devin Thomas, who ripped off a 73-yarder last night...
"Honestly, there were just great holes open on the kickoff return. The 10 guys just made it happen for me. I saw the hole and tried to hit it as hard as I could," Thomas explained. "Improvement on special teams was an emphasis all week. I think we did a good job all the way around across the board with special teams."
WR Victor Cruz got reamed by Kevin Gilbride after he ran the wrong the route on an red zone drill.
A TE caught a pass last night. Daniel Coats scored on a 17-yard strike from David Carr.