Jul 28, 2012; Albany, NY, USA; New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning (10) throws a pass during training camp at University Field at SUNY Albany. Mandatory Credit: Mark L. Baer-US PRESSWIRE
With Eli Manning and company gearing up for the annual preseason battle against our New York Jets, we sat down with Joe Tufaro, editor of GMENHQ, the fansided blog for the Giants, to discuss the game. Here are the five questions we posed for him along with his responses:
THE JET PRESS-Hakeem Nicks just came off the PUP list. I am curious to how he has looked since coming back and what you expect out of him Saturday night.
GMENHQ-Nicks is precluded from practicing for three days after being activated due to language in the new CBA, so he won’t participate Saturday night. He has been running routes and doing drills on the side and from all accounts has been just fine.
THE JET PRESS-What is the biggest issue you are looking for on Saturday night to improve from game 1?
GMENHQ-The Giants need to fix their return game and take fewer penalties. Turnovers and penalties are how you lose games in the NFL and having 3 turnovers and 11 penalties proved that last week.
THE JET PRESS-What matchup if any, are you looking forward to on Saturday night because it will be a true test for the Giants to see where they are?
GMENHQ- I believe the Jets are back to being a very good defensive team, and I want to see how the Giants can run the ball against your new front, and see how the offensive line reacts to the blitzes and pressures from Rex and the Jets.
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