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Let the urgency begin to kick in for Steelers' O.
Exhibit A: The emergency of Wallace.
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But just how much?
The Giants earned a series of "firsts" and caused a series of "firsts" for the 49ers.
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The severity of the MCL sprain is still unknown. Tom Coughlin said his safety is week-to-week and will get an MRI.
It's a bad sign that Phillips was unable to re-enter the game, but X-rays did come back negative.
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What?s your status for Sunday?
The coach hasn?t told me anything yet. I just practiced this whole week and just did the best I can out there.?
The defense is hoping to get CB Prince Amukamara back this week, but he just began practicing lightly only yesterday.
"He does have some issues," said Tom Coughlin. "He?s just fighting his way through them."
Prince told the media today that he is on the road to recovery and is taking it day by day....
How?s the ankle feel? You?re out of the boot?"Yeah, I?m out of the walking boot. I?ve been rehabbing, walking better, and it feels a lot better than it did last week. It?s only been six days, so we?re still taking it day-by-day."
But, as usual, there's always a price to pay for good fortune. Amukamara broke a bone in his foot during his very first practice as a Giant and missed half the season. By the time he was activated, he was so far behind the in the learning curve, he was only used in certain packages.
This year, the team has raised the ante for Prince. His slow development has led to teasing and hazing from teammates and to top things off, ?he is dealing with a new injury that threatens the start of another season ?Still, he remains positive:
From Jorge Castillo of the Star Ledger:
Throughout the locker room, players said the act was all in good fun, the standard "horseplay" that permeates the NFL. But, as Justin Tuck put it, the word of the day was "perception", and language used in the video along with the look on Amukamara's face after he emerged from the tub put into question whether it was innocent fun. Amukamara maintains it was.
This 'viral' video of Jason Pierre-Paul dumping Prince Amukamara into a tub of ice water taken and posted on the web by Steve Weatherford was sent to us a couple of days ago, but we never posted it. Mainly because I didn't feel it was important. I've been around locker rooms almost all my life.
This incident didn't seem like anything outside the lines to me...at first. Then I watched it again. I didn't like the nature of it. It seemed a bit too mean-spitrited to me. Prince's reaction and the language used by JPP afterward completely seals that. The others in the video are taking it all in stride. Some are egging on JPP while others are telling Prince to "stand up for yourself".
The secondary struggled throughout most of the regular season, ranking 29th in pass yards per game allowed with 225.1. Luckily, Eli Manning made a habit of putting up those same numbers?often better?against opposing pass defenses.
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If you recall, Bradshaw had an injection-type procedure this past season and was able to return for the Giants' Super Bowl run. Whether the procedure Prince had done was the exact one Bradhsaw had is unclear at this time...
Giants' CB Aaron Ross left yesterday's game with a concussion after colliding with DE Jason Pierre-Paul. He was replaced by first-round draft pick Prince Amukamara. Most teams would go right after the new guy, but the Falcons were having some issues moving the ball forward on the Giants defense and failed to exploit any mismatch.
The Giants' veteran DBs immediately made Prince aware that Atlanta would likely be directing their passes his way.
Amukamara practiced in full on Thursday and he seems eager to get on the field and start earning his keep.
?I was pretty limited the week before but this week I have been getting a lot of reps with the first team and with the scout team,? Amukamara said on Thursday. ?This week is looking more promising than last week.?
Prince will make the trip to Foxborough with the team and Barden is expected to go as well after he is activated from PUP today. Whether they dress for the game remains to be seen.
With the Giants facing the ultimate challenge in the Patriots' offense, they will need someone with Prince's ability to help out. But is he ready?
Giant fans have been wondering what could possibly help stem the flow of ?the all-too-frequent big plays the defense has been surrendering. One player - a rookie who miraculously fell to them in the draft - could be the answer.
CB Prince Amukamara, who has missed the first six games of the season with a broken bone in his foot, is confident he will be able to slide right in to the Giants' secondary next week and solidify their back seven.
In fact, that's happened already. In April, when CB Prince Amukamara dropped to them in the draft. The irony is, Amukamara dropped because teams were wary about his ability to play the run.
Unfortunately, that is ultimately what the Giants will be asking Prince to do....help stop the run.
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from Mike Mazzeo of ESPN New York....
"New York Giants?cornerback?Prince Amukamara?is no longer in a walking boot and rode the stationary bike and did some light jogging on the sideline during Wednesday's practice for the first time since breaking his left foot in early August.
There is still no timetable for his return, but it's always good to hear that there have been no complications. At this point in Prince's recovery, no news is good news, and good news is better news.
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First, CBs Terrell Thomas and Brian Witherspoon went down with knee injuries and now second-round pick DT Marvin Austin has a torn pectoral muscle and will miss the entire season as well....This is getting out of hand....
There is little in the hopper to help the corners. The team will have to make a trade, it seems. On the DL Austin will be replaced by veteran Jimmy Kennedy, who was signed today.
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Giants' rookie CB Prince Amukamara's usual smile and upbeat demeanor has turned to solitude today after learning that the broken bone in his foot may cause him to miss half the Giants' regular season.
"I have never broken a bone in my body and I have never had surgery before, so it?s definitely a little adversity I?m going to have to deal with," the Giants top pick told reporters today. " I still have high expectations with the Giants and high expectations for myself, so it?s just all about focusing on the things I can control and getting better in my rehab, and still staying in the playbook."
"This is a bad injury as the blood supply to the fifth metatarsal is poor," Dr. Victor Khabie, co-chief of Orthopedics and Spine Institute at Northern Westchester Hospital?said in responding to an email from The Associated Press.
The injury Amukamara sustained (fracture of the fifth metatarsal in his foot) is a common one among athletes, but it is not yet known how much time he will miss.?William Beatty suffered the same injury last year and missed seven weeks.?The injury requires surgery in which a screw will be inserted into his foot to optimize healing.
From what I've read, the best case scenario would see him on crutches for four to six weeks and have him back on the practice field after about seven to eight weeks. ?The worst case scenario would see his entire rookie season wiped out.
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Scene One: Prince Amukamura broke a bone in foot and his rookie season is in serious danger of ending before it even starts. ?As per Zach Berman of the Star Ledger:
Prince Amukamara left practice early with what was diagnosed as a fracture of the fifth metatarsal bone in his left foot. Amukamara will undergo surgery to have a screw inserted in the foot. He will be sidelined for an undetermined period of time.
Now that the Giants have brought in Prince Amukamara (above), there is no more peering?towards the horizon for the cavalry to arrive. It's here. The only thing that needs to happen now is for Osi Umenyiora to get on the field.
The usual structure of Giants' camp has been usurped by the unprecedented comings and goings of players and the awkward conversion of TIMEX into a summer home. ?That's calmed down the past few days. It's time to settle in and get down to business.
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FYI ...This was taped this morning....a lot has happened since then..
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New England came to terms with OL Nate Solder this morning leaving Prince and the Giants still staring each other down...
From Zach Berman of the Star-Ledger:
He feels disrespected and bitter and will not participate in practice until he receives a raise and a contract extension from the Giants. ?The Giants, conversely, have not even entertained the thought of reworking the 30-year-old former Pro Bowler's contract.
In addition, they told Osi's agent, Tony Agnone, to cease shopping his client around the league because they feel they will not receive fair market value in return. Rather than have an unhappy "camper" so to speak hanging around, GM Jerry Resse told Osi to go home and "clear his head".
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We sure hope so.? Two years in a row the NY Giants have gotten what the franchise deems as a true play maker. No one wants to see a good player loosing playing time; however, I am pumped to see first round pick Prince Amukarmara fight for a starting spot.
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The former University of Nebraska All-American cornerback will showcase the new adiZero 5-Star, the lightest cleat in football.? At 6.9 ounces, the adiZero 5-Star is three ounces lighter than the nearest competitor and is designed to help make the fastestfootball players?even faster.? The adiZero 5-Star is available now at?www.Eastbay.com.
Over the past several months, the adidas NOW portal at?www.Eastbay.com has hosted chats with star athletes such as?Derrick Rose?of the?Chicago Bulls, B.J. Upton of the?Tampa Bay Rays?and C.J. Spiller of the?Buffalo Bills.? adidas and Eastbay will continue to run athlete video chats throughout the year.
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Q: How surprised were you that the Giants picked you? How surprised were you that you lasted to 19?
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You could not have imagined yesterday afternoon that the Giants would walk away from the draft table last night with one of the two top CB prospects.