Giants get a breather from practices today. Just conditioning and meetings. But maybe we'll get word later on about Hakeem Nicks' MRI.
In the meantime, here's Mikey G's piece on Aaron Ross, who looks to be 100 percent now after a 2009 season marred by a hamstring tear. He's been making plays in practice, and has really taken to defensive coordinator Perry Fewell's scheme, which calls for more "off" coverage rather than contact with the receiver at the line.
I have to say, I'm not a real fan of off coverage. Too much potential for a half-decent quarterback to eight-yard you down the field, though it does reduce the chances for a big play. But the Giants have traditionally done best in press coverage. The Tampa-2, however, depends on good off coverage, where the defender sits back, diagnoses, and then breaks on the ball. It's the only part of Fewell's philosophy that I have a problem with.
But let's face it, press coverage did nothing for the Giants last year, so the change may not be all bad. At least in practice, the new scheme has been creating turnovers and breakups. So we'll see.
What do you think?