Every Friday, we’re asking some Giants players what’s playing in their headphones. This is what they had to say this week before their road trip to Philly:
TE Martellus Bennett
(Listens to everything)
“What don’t I have on my iPod should be the question. Before the game, I’m going to listen to Curren$y, a little Fiona Apple, maybe some Ellie Goulding and Erykah Badu.”
LB Mark Herzlich
Call Me Maybe – Carly Rae Jepsen
“Basically I like to listen to death metal before the games, so that gets me pretty jacked up before the game. But like when we’re going through warm-ups, I love when Call Maybe comes on. I freaking love Call Me Maybe.”
LB Spencer Paysinger
Childish Gambino – Camp (Album)
“Mine’s not as extravagant as [Herzlich's]. I’m more of a fan of Childish Gambino, Frank Ocean, G.O.O.D Music, like Kanye [West], stuff like that. It’s more lyrical. It makes me slow the game down, think of my assignments and stuff.”
LB Michael Boley
SiriusXM Radio – The Heat
“Nothing really specific, I listen to a lot of different stuff. It just depends on what I’m feeling at the moment…SiriusXM, The Heat, whatever comes on.”
Tags: Mark Herzlich, Martellus Bennett, Michael Boley, Michael Coe, Spencer Paysinger
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The gauntlet has been thrown down.
The Giants broadcast and print crew has finally decided to engage in the ultimate contest of football knowledge (and good fortune): Fantasy Football!
Each week Bob Papa, Howard Cross, Roman Oben, Paul Dottino, Jeff Feagles, Anita Marks, John Schmeelk, Lance Medow, Dan Salomone and the man crunching all the numbers, Dave Melroy, will go head to head to prove who is the best (and luckiest) fantasy football player around.
Dollar values are assigned to each player based up on their ranking on NFL.com – and our players choose their team while maintaining a $40 budget.
Tune into Big Blue Kickoff Live every weekday morning from 9:30-10:30 to talk Giants Football and track this year’s New York Giants fantasy football league.
|MELROYS MADNESS||Team Awesome (Dottino)|
|Drew Brees – $15||Peyton Manning – $9|
|Adrian Peterson – $1||Marshawn Lynch – $14|
|DeMarco Murray – $1||Frank Gore – $1|
|Andre Johnson $12||Dwayne Bowe – $1|
|Brandon Llyod $1||Brandon Lloyd – $1|
|Dennis Pitta – $9||Owen Daniels – $4|
|PAPAS PROVOLONES (Papa)||YOU CAN’T TEACH HEIGHT (Schmeelk)|
|Tony Romo – $3||Phillip Rivers – $1|
|Frank Gore – $1||Adrian Peterson – $1|
|Stevan Ridley – $1||Marshawn Lynch – $14|
|AJ Green – $15||Calvin Johnson – $20|
|Larry Fitzgerald – $14||Jordy Nelson – $1|
|Jermichael Finley – $6||Jason Witten – $1|
|SIR LANCELOT (Medow)||The Taxi Squad (Salomone)|
|Peyton Manning – $9||Philip Rivers – $1|
|Arian Foster – $22||Arian Foster – $22|
|Cedric Benson – $1||Adrian Peterson – $1|
|Percy Harvin – $6||Percy Harvin – $6|
|Eric Decker – $1||Roddy White – $5|
|Fred Davis – $1||Brandon Pettigrew – $3|
|Use2Punt4Cash (Feagles)||Sprollin’InTheDeep (Anita)|
|Joe Flacco – $7||Matt Ryan – $17|
|Ryan Mathews – $10||BenJarvus Green-Ellis – $1|
|Micheal Turner – $1||Cedric Benson – $1|
|Larry Fitzgerald – $14||Vincent Jackson – $8|
|Jordy Nelson – $1||Torrey Smith – $1|
|Kyle Rudolph – $7||Tony Gonzalez – $11|
|The Howard Cross 87’s (Cross)||The Roman Soldiers (Oben)|
|Joe Flacco – $7||Tony Romo – $3|
|Frank Gore – $1||Darren Sporles – $1|
|Willis Mcgahee – $1||Doug Martin – $8|
|Roddy White – $5||Roddy White – $5|
|Andre Johnson – $12||Vincent Jackson – $8|
|Vernon Davis – $13||Rob Gronkowski – $15|
|1)||YOU CAN’T TEACH HEIGHT (JOHN S)||92||217|
|2)||The Howard Cross 87’s||81||229|
|4)||The Taxi Squad (Salamone)||66||184|
|7)||The Roman Soldiers||50||156|
|9)||SIR LANCELOT (Mr. Medow)||39||147|
|10)||Team Awesome (Paul Dottino)||29||143|
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He had just chased down Michael Vick in the open field and tackled him from behind. Not many players, let alone rookies drafted in the sixth round, are supposed to be able to do that.
It even left Vick surprised. So much so that the quarterback acknowledged it as he picked himself up off the turf during the opening drive of last year’s Week 3 meeting between the Giants and Eagles.
“That first play when I chased him out, I didn’t realize he was going to get upfield that fast but I got him,” Williams recalled after the Giants’ 29-16 victory in Philadelphia. “He shook my hand and told me ‘good job.’ So I’m pretty sure he knows I’m kind of fast, too.”
It was the first of Williams’ 10 solo tackles in the game and helped frustrate the quarterback as the Giants’ snapped a six-game skid to their NFC East rivals.
At the time, Williams was playing in his third professional game and flashing the speed that the scouting department saw in him coming out of college. He also showed his competitiveness, which is another reason why the Giants took a chance on the raw linebacker out of South Florida. Or as Marc Ross, Director of College Scouting, refers to players like him – “undercover.”
This week, the second-year linebacker with 11 tackles thus far this season is no longer unknown. He could have a similar role this Sunday night as the Giants defense takes on Vick for the first time since last September (Vick was sidelined for their second meeting of 2011 in Week 11).
But there’s no one thing – or person – that defensive coordinator Perry Fewell has up his sleeve.
Meanwhile, Vick has been sacked nine times this season, and Fewell was asked whether it was due to his protection or if he was holding onto the ball too long.
“I don’t know their progressions as far as their reads,” Fewell said on Thursday. “I know sometimes, Michael, when he has the ball, it seems like he gets rid of it pretty quick to me. Sometimes when the read isn’t there, he pulls it down and runs, and he’ll take a hit. I don’t think there’s one cause of it, people have just been able to get to him and hit him this year.”
Tags: Jacquian Williams
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