John Fennelly, Lead Writer
The Giants spent Wednesday getting geared up for Peyton Manning and the Broncos’ high-flying offense, the opponent in this week’s home opener.
“I love it, I love it. I love the opportunity,” said S Antrel Rolle whan asked about matching wits with the elder Manning brother. “I love going up against the best of the best and we all know what Peyton brings to the table, a Hall of Fame quarterback. You’re not going to find a quarterback that understands defenses more than Peyton. He’s just that kind of guy, he understands formations, he understands rock and roll coverages, he understands it all. There’s not going to be much you can throw at him to really throw him off and confuse him but it’s not going to stop us from trying and, more importantly, we just have to be on top of our game.”
RB David Wilson, who fumbled twice vs the Cowboys last Sunday was asked if Tom Coughlin had personally addressed the issue with him.
“Yeah, not just to me, though, the whole team because next time it could be somebody else,” said Wilson. “So he wants to fix it with the whole team, the whole practice he was screaming high and tight, making sure we put two hands on the ball in certain situations. He’s doing his part and we’ve got to do our part when we get on the field.”
RB Brandon Jacobs is being asked to hit the ground running, so to speak, and admitted he had to lose 30 lbs to get back to his old playing weight of 265. He said he was looking forward to working with Wilson and admitted he had a feeling he’d be back with the Giants, even ignoring other opportunities while waiting for the Giants to call.
“No one said anything, but I knew. I hadn’t even talked to anybody before one o’clock. Monday morning, should I say. I wanted to come back, I had plenty of opportunities to go elsewhere, but that’s not what I want to be. I want to be here.”
Jason Pierre-Paul must be healthy. He played 52 plays against the Cowboys and came away unscathed. The injury report came out today and…
“I’m not on it,” said JPP. “I’m doing what I can to get better every day. I’m not going to be on the injury report unless something happens to me. Quite likely, that’s not going to happen to me. I’m basically out here practicing with this team. I’m back on and I’m doing everything I can to get better.”
C David Baas (knee) practiced for the first time since spraining his MCL on Aug. 18 in the preseason loss vs Indianapolis. DE Damontre Moore (shoulder) and RB Da’Rel Scott were limited. Scott left practice early with a knee injury. Ralph reported that MRI showed no structural damage.
Not practicing today. MLB Dan Connor (neck), CB Prince Amukamara (concussion), OL David Diehl (thumb) and TE Adrien Robinson (foot).