In this week’s edition, Giants.com takes a look at the longest-tenured players to have ever worn the Giants uniform in terms of games played for the organization.
1) DE Michael Strahan — 216 games played (1993-07)
2) TE Howard Cross — 207 (1989-01)
3) DE George Martin — 201 (1975-88)
4) WR Amani Toomer — 190 (1996-08)
5t) LB Lawrence Taylor — 184 (1981-93)
5t) RB/WR Joe Morrison — 184 (1959-72)
7) C Greg Larson — 179 (1961-73)
8t) DT Keith Hamilton — 173 (1992-03)
8t) LB Harry Carson — 173 (1976-88)
10) C Mel Hein — 170 (1931-45)
*Active Giants: OT David Diehl (143), G Chris Snee (128), QB Eli Manning (127), DE Osi Umenyiora (119), CB Corey Webster (107), LB Chase Blackburn (104), DE Justin Tuck (102)
Tags: Chase Blackburn, Chris Snee, Corey Webster, David Diehl, Eli Manning, Justin Tuck, Michael Strahan, Osi Umenyiora
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Every Friday, we’re asking some Giants players what’s playing in their headphones. This is what they had to say this week before they take on the Browns at home:
G Chris Snee
David Diehl’s Gameday Mix
“Gamedays I listen to Diehl’s music because it’s blasting so loud. It’s Guns N’ Roses, it’s everything. I don’t think he realizes the headphones don’t work because I can hear every word.”
LB Jacquian Williams
R. Kelly – ‘The World’s Greatest’
“It keeps me calm, I like that, to be prepared, to be calm.”
S Will Hill
Lil Wayne – ‘No Worries’
“Well, right now, I don’t have any worries. It’s in the name.”
S Tyler Sash
Mykko Montana feat. K. Champ – ‘Do It’
“My brother shared it with me, and it’s just something that I like to work out to and gets me hyped.”
Tags: Chris Snee, David Diehl, Jacquian Williams, Tyler Sash, Will Beatty, Will Hill
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Giants players lent their musical tastes for the pregame music inside MetLife Stadium before taking on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at 1 p.m. ET. Here’s what they chose from their iPods to warm up to:
» Victor Cruz: “HYFR” by Drake feat. Lil Wayne
» Osi Umenyiora: “Shimmy Shimmy Ya” by ODB
» David Diehl: “’Till I Collapse” by Eminem
» Hakeem Nicks: “I’m A Go Getta” by Lil Wayne
» Justin Tuck: “New Day” by 50 Cent feat. Dr. Dre & Alicia Keys
» Jason Pierre-Paul: “Awooga” by Calvin Harris
» Antrel Rolle: “Forget tha Otha Side” by Trick Daddy
Tags: Antrel Rolle, David Diehl, Eli Manning, Hakeem Nicks, Jason Pierre-Paul, Justin Tuck, Victor Cruz
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0:00 — Bears 7, Giants 3 (key stat: Wilson piles up 66 total yards)
1:47 — Bears get on the board with a 21-yard passing touchdown. BEARS 7, GIANTS 3.
5:13 — Tynes makes a 32-yard field goal. Tynes now 6/6 this preseason, hitting four last week. GIANTS 3, BEARS 0 (drive: 8 plays, 72 yards, 4:07)
8:34 — Wilson shakes off a handful of tacklers for a gain of 20. Follows up with a gain of 15 also on the ground. Wilson again with a reception for another 29 yards. Crowd applauding the effort. Fans and coaches have to be excited.
9:19 — Douglas calls fair catch on his second punt return of the night. Can’t get anything going yet, but looks confident back there.
10:18 — Run defense picks up where it left off vs. the Jets. Mathias Kiwanuka makes a nice move into the backfield and stops Bears RB Matt Forte for a loss of 2.
12:13 — Rookie RB David Wilson, starting in place of Ahmad Bradshaw, gets a heavy dosage on the opening drive — run of 5 yards and a short reception for a loss of 3 on the first two plays of the game.
13:36 — Giants force a three-and-out on their first defensive stand. David Douglas returns the punt for 1 yard.
15:00 — Game Day Captains: LB Mathias Kiwanuka, OT David Diehl, LB Spencer Paysinger. Bears win coin toss and elect to receive. Giants will defend west goal.
The New York Giants (1‐1) host the Chicago Bears (1‐1) on Friday, August 24, in Week 3 of the 2012 preseason.
Kickoff: 8 pm ET
Location: MetLife Stadium, E. Rutherford, NJ
Weather: Warm. 82 °F, Wind: 0.00 mph/N
Tags: David Diehl, David Wilson, Eli Manning, Mathias Kiwanuka, Spencer Paysinger
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