Thursday, May 24, 2012
On the 2nd day of OTA's the defending champion New York Giants will be without starting wide receiver Hakeem Nicks for 12 weeks. Nicks fractured the fifth metatarsal of his right foot which is the same injury that both Prince Amukamara and Nets center Brook Lopez suffered. If the timetable is correct, than Nicks would be back for the last week of training camp before the regular season starts, but that is if everything in the recovery goes absolutely perfectly. Amukamara fractured his foot on August 6th, and did not return to play until November 20th. That is a nearly 15 week recovery for Amukamara, and he seemed to struggle his entire rookie season. The Giants hope to have Nicks for the start of the regular season, however he will have to get into football shape before the Giants can play him or another injury is likely to occur. This is the second injury in as many days for the Giants as corner back Brian Witherspoon was carted off the field on Wednesday with an apparent knee injury.
Wednesday, May 23, 2012
Here is the video of the Dustin Brown hit on Michal Rozsival. I'm not here to say it was a dirty hit, but I definitely could have seen a two minute penalty being called for kneeing (especially considering the refs blew that delay of game penalty a few minutes earlier). There is no question that the knees collide (someone tried telling me it wasn't even knee-to-knee contact) and it appears that Brown's knee is extended as he tries to hit the body of Rozsival.
Shane Doan voices his frustration after the game.
You can't blame him for being pissed. The refs turned a complete blind eye to that delay of game penalty in the beginning of OT and they easily could have whistled Brown for a knee.
Maybe some of these playoff games really are fixed?