The New York Giants secondary has a message for Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers this time around:
With the number of injuries Deon Grant claims he's had, he probably should be in a hospital bed instead of lining up at safety for the New York Giants.
New York Giants defensive coordinator Perry Fewell would neither deny nor confirm that he has instructed his players to fake injuries to slow down an opposing offense.
There are some games that a player never forgets.
A quick glance at the NFL's weekly injury report should make you wince. Players, on the other hand, scan it with a very specific purpose. They're looking for targets.
According to reports out of Dallas, Tony Romo, the Cowboys' glamour-puss passer, still might play against the Washington Redskins on Monday night, despite a fractured rib and collapsed lung. At least, we think he has a fractured rib and collapsed lung. After the way the New York Giants conducted themselves earlier this week in their win over St.Louis, who knows for sure? Maybe he's faking.
To the fake handoff and fake field goals, add fake injuries. The NFL sent a memo Wednesday to all 32 teams warning of fines, suspensions and loss of draft picks if the league determines players faked injuries during a game. Yet several players admit its an accepted practice, and some coaches hinted they are not above condoning phony injuries if it provides a competitive edge.
A somewhat miffed Deon Grant denied faking an injury to slow down the St. Louis Rams' no-huddle offense and give the Giants' defense time to rest in Monday night's nationally televised game.
Rookie middle linebacker Greg Jones has come a long way in a short time with the New York Giants.