Tuesday, August 27, 2013

OL maneuvering / Injuries

It looks like the Giants rearranged their OL based on the performance of Cordle in the Jets game and what I suggested in my last post. Boothe is moving to C and Brewer is moving in to fill Boothe's LG spot. If Cordle is supposed to be the backup C, yet when an opportunity arises for him to play as backup he plays so poorly that he is passed over for the next game, what's the point of keeping him on the team? I think he gets cut and Giants keep another OL-man on the team instead. Maybe Selvish Capers or McCants makes the team instead. Perhaps rookie G Herman makes the team, though that is less probable. I have not heard a thing about Herman, and I didn't see him get much action in the preseason games. This makes it more likely that Herman gets cut and signed to the practice squad when the season starts.

JPP came off PUP which is good news - but not as indicative of his near return as you might think. If he had stayed on the PUP list through the start of the season, he would have been ineligible to play in the first 6 games of the season. So it doesn't mean that JPP will be ready for the season opener. it only means that he is ready to start practicing and the Giants think he will be ready sometime in the first 6 games. It does not mean that he is ready to go.

Damontre Moore and Cooper Taylor returned to practice which is good news. Giants may need Taylor to be ready to play some S in those first 4 games until Will Hill comes back.

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