Starting free safety Antrel Rolle had to be carted off the field at practice Monday when he suffered from a sprained ankle after getting his foot caught with tight end Bear Pascoe's while going up to defend a pass.
Today, Rolle told the media that he does not have a high ankle sprain, although he did call it a "pretty good sprain" and was in a walking boot.
"Just thank God it is nothing too severe, nothing I can’t work through with just a little bit of time and hard work," he said.
Antrel also said he doesn't have an known timetable for when he will return to the team, but said that he's not even thinking about missing the opener on September 8 against the Dallas Cowboys.
After viewing tapes of the pre-season game against Pittsburgh, head coach Tom Coughlin praised the linebackers for a "pretty good" game.
Eevn though some thought they were the big reason for the Steelers' success on the ground in the first quarter, Coughlin apparently saw something different.
He also said the evaluation process will continue throughout training camp and the preseason so they can figure out who are the right men for the job.
LAST NIGHT THE GIANTS STARTED THE SEASON OFF ON THE RIGHT FOOT WITH A 18-13 WIN OVER THE STEELERS! OVERALL THEVTEAM LOOKED WITH SOME ATTENTION NEEDED TO STRENGTHEN THE RUN DEFENSE.
THE HIGHLIGHT OF THE GAME FOR THE GIANTS WAS THE MANNING TO CRUZ 57 YARD TOUCHDOWN PASS. IT WAS GREAT TO HAVE ALL THE CONTRACT STUFF OUT OF THE WAY AND SEE VICTOR DOING HIS SALSA DANCE IN THE END ZONE!
ANOTHER BRIGHT SPOT WAS THE PERFORMANCE OF ROOKIE DAMONTRE MOORE, DAMONSTER! HE BLOCKED A PUNT AND ROUTINELY FOUND HIS WAY INTO THE BACKFIELD FORCING THE STEELER QUARTERBACKS TO FLEE THE POCKET, THUS DISRUPTING THE PLAY.
REUBEN RANDALL, BRANDON MOSLEY AND STEVE WEATHERFORD ALSO TURNED IN SOLID PERFORMANCES DURING THE GAME.
IT WAS GREAT TO GET TO SPEND SOME TIME WITH DAVID TYREE AND RODNEY HAMPTON AT THE BLOOD DRIVE YESTERDAY! BOTH OF THEM ARE REALLY GREAT GUYS AND RODNEY REALLY LIKED MY SUPER BOWL RING! PERSONALLY, I'D RATHER HAVE HIS.
NOW I CAN'T WAIT UNTIL GAME TIME TONIGHT! LOTS OF PLAYERS TO KEEP AN EYE TONIGHT TONIGHT TO SEE HOW THEY MIGHT HELP THE TEAM ACHIEVE ANOTHER RUN AT THAT LOMBARDI TROPHY!
TICK, TOCK. IT'S ONLY A MATTER OF HOURS NOW!
DON'T FORGET TO FOLLOW MY THOUGHTS ON TONIGHT'S GAME ON FACEBOOK AND TWITTER. GO GIANTS!!!!!!!