Monday, August 9, 2010

Phillips Back

Kenny Phillips got back to practice today, and it looks like he's not going to be shy about throwing his body around. He's worked a few snaps with the first team, but I have a feeling that's just to get him acclimated right now. In the meantime, he made a diving breakup, and then stopped a run right after that. He lost his footing on another play, but popped right up.

We'll keep a cautious optimism about Phillips' progress.

Also, Corey Webster made an interception on an Eli Manning-to-Ramses Barden pass up the sideline, one play after Terrell Thomas broke up a Manning-to-Barden throw. Sounds like second-round DT Lival Joseph is also have a good practice. That depth potential up front is starting to look better and better. Really looking forward to seeing them in the preseason games, which start Monday in the stadium-opener against the host Jets.



  1. I guess he wont pup, very good news. Microfracture is such a difficult surgery to come back from that I have expected nothing out of him.
    I found the article on Moss in the Post to be interesting. The only reason he is still around is because he is a solid citizen. I knew the coaches liked him on a personal level but to hear them say it and Moss also say it was interesting and almost takes some of the vitriol I have for him out of me.

  2. I am in the same boat regarding Phillips. Based on what I've been told, I've written him off as another tragic injury loss. I guess I won't believe he's back until he's on the field during the season.
    Regarding Moss: if having a good attitude and being a good citizen is enough to make the team, are we getting close to drafting a nun?

  3. Obviously, character is important. You'll never convince me that Plax's moronic behavior didn't cost the Giants back to back Super Bowl wins. That said, you can be the nicest guy in the world and be completely useless. Moss is useless. It's a roster spot that the Giants can't afford to use as a placeholder for a "nice guy". NY has a lot of needs (gunner, quality backup WR & QB, talented LB, kicker, punter, etc.). I just don't believe that NY has the luxury of keeping a guy around because he's "nice". The NFL isn't summer camp - it's a brutal, physical sport. If Moss is so nice, put him in community relations and let's get a damn football player on the field. This guy needs to be out of uniform. Let him work for the Giants as a regular "nice" guy in the office and let's move on from this failed experiment of expecting the younger brother to always be the equal of the elder.

    As for Phillips, I guessed I won't be fully convinced until I see him play a regular season game. I wish him the best, I think he has the potential to be great, but I can't say I'm confident that injury is 100% healed and he has not lost a step as a result. It would be GREAT to see him playing at full speed, though. What a comeback story for the young man and what a boost for the Giants D.

  4. jason from texasAugust 09, 2010 12:58 PM

    I personally am a fan of Sinorice. I think he has the ability to be a good wide out. Every time he has been on the field (offensively, not special teams)he has produced with the ball in his hands. Yet I still question why he is not out there more. Right now there is a big hill for him to climb to be ahead of the likes of Nicks, Smith, or even Manningham. Manningham, I think, has explosive play making ability but is too inconsistent. Does Moss have the same problem at practice? The fact that all of the receivers look to Moss as a leader says something about his character. So not just the fact that he is a "nice guy" but a leader as well, is why he is still on the team. Just because he is not a star, and has not lived to the hype of what he accomplished at Miami, does not mean that he can not be a leader. Its about work ethic and his mind set. Those qualities are definitely what this team needed last year, and so too this season.

  5. 4 YEARS, 39 recs, 421 yds, and 3 TDs. Jason, if that's what you consider producing, you and I have different standards for a second round draft choice. BTW- How exactly can you be a "leader" when you're on IR all the time and don't accomplish anything the rare times you're healthy? Nicks blew Moss' stats away in six games as a rookie. What can Moss say to him about football that wouldn't cause Nicks to laugh out loud? Moss is a great huddle around the campfire, kumbaya kind of guy. No one is arguing that. No NFL team needs that on the roster. Hire him as an assistant coach if feel he has to around the players and get a guy that can produce in uniform.