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Giants News, 12/30: Xavier McKinney 'running out of patience'

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Xavier McKinney hopes to play on Sunday

Safety Xavier McKinney, who practiced Thursday for the first time since having surgery to repair the fingers on his left hand after his farewell crash in Cabo, is looking to play Sunday against the Indianapolis Colts.

“I want to come back in style,” McKinney said. “The coaches know it and the coaches know it. They know I really want to come back and I’m running out of patience here.

McKinney lost seven games.

McKinney wore a splint in Thursday’s practice and will have to wear it if and when he plays.

“It’s going to be different, but I consider myself an athlete, as do a lot of these guys here, so we can adjust,” McKinney said. “I’ll be able to tweak and figure out what works, what doesn’t, and what I can do to get around so I can stop, like I have my whole hand still, using all my fingers. I’ll figure it out and we’ll go from there.

‘Blood in the water’: Giants DC Wink Martindale will bring the heat to Colts QB Nick Foles

So what did Martindale think when he watched the tape of the Indianapolis Colts giving up seven sacks on Monday night in a 20-3 loss to the Los Angeles Chargers? He thought exactly what you might suspect:

“There is definitely blood in the water.”

Martindale will undoubtedly increase the pressure on Colts quarterback Nick Foles, who will make his second start of the season on Sunday against the Giants.

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Giants’ Mark Glowinski Knows the Pain of Losing a Playoff Chance | new york post

This warning comes directly from Mark Glowinski, the veteran lineman who started every game for the Giants this season at right guard. Take care of business this Sunday because if you don’t, bad things can happen.

“Sometimes things slip through your fingers and you want them back,” Glowinski said Wednesday after practice. Everything we can do to make sure we’re maximizing every moment, every play to put ourselves in this situation. “I think it’s more of us not taking anyone lightly, making sure you’re in the moment, making sure you’re executing your plays, making sure everything goes back to fundamentals and technique, making sure that you want more.”

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How Former Jet Jason Pinnock Became a ‘Diamond’ for the Giants |

In a Giants season full of unexpectedly pleasant surprises – and unlikely outcomes – Pinnock’s current and valuable presence on Wink Martindale’s defense is at an all-time high. But that never seemed unlikely for Pinnock, even if it required a zero-to-60 midseason adjustment for him, with increased playing time – and then an early job, after Martindale replaced rookie Dane Belton.

“It wasn’t zero to 60 for me,” Pinnock said. “I was already going to 60. I just switched to the track. It never bothered me. I’ve always been a diamond in the rough. A diamond is still a diamond. It’s just buried.

Landon Collins sees another playoff shot with Giants |

Collins was a first-team All-Pro six years ago when the Giants finished 11–5 and clinched a wild card berth when the Tampa Bay Buccaneers were defeated on Christmas Eve, two days after the Giants lost a game in Thursday night in Philadelphia.

“Man, it was a dream come true,” said Collins. “It was hard work. It was a big family then, just like it is now. And we all played for each other. This is what I remember most: We all played for each other. We really wanted to. And it was just a great opportunity to being there and trying to push the game to the limit, so that was good.

Daniel Jones pose adds excitement to potential NFC Wild Card game | New York daily news

Despite the neck problem, DL Leonard Williams intends to move forward as best he can. The injury itself won’t heal until the offseason. Williams, who recently came out of several games in severe pain, said he’s been dealing with something in the neck area. Even shooting it with a pain reliever wouldn’t completely prevent it from showing up in games. Ironman D-lineman said it’s something he won’t be able to heal until the offseason. “Just trying to play with it,” he said.

Daniel Jones: Inside His Maturity and Development as NY Giants QB | the record

The Giants have a quarterback whose arrow is pointing up, which says a lot about what Jones was able to do in a season where there was seemingly so much against him.

“I think I got better. I feel like I’ve improved game by game, year by year,” Jones said. “You put a lot of work into it, you put a lot of effort into it. That’s the goal, you hope to improve, and I still have a lot of work to do, a lot of things I can improve. The focus is on that every week. this is the [mindset] for this game too. I know what’s at stake. We all do. But we will only get to where we want to be if we take that approach.”

Joe Benigno: Daniel Jones deserves some MVP consideration |

“Brian Daboll has to be Coach of the Year, and Daniel Jones, I know he’s not going to win MVP, I understand, but he has to be considered for the year he’s had,” Joe said. “You tell me a quarterback who did more with less than Daniel Jones.”

Giants’ Tyrod Taylor impressed by Daniel Jones’ performance in ‘those ‘must have’ moments |

“He’s been doing a great job week in and week out, doing what every team needs to do at this position,” backup quarterback Tyrod Taylor said after Wednesday’s practice. “He’s been a great leader and someone who goes out and wins games by running the guys on the field and running the show. Obviously, the work is not finished. We will need him to continue to lead us and put us in a position to go out and score points.”

“I think he made plays in critical situations,” Taylor added. “In those times of need, he went out and performed at a high level.”

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We used the ESPN Football Power Index’s most likely simulation to project Weeks 17 and 18 – complete with game scores – to predict how the NFL playoff field will fare.

They are expected to make the playoffs with a 34-0 victory over the Colts and finish with a 9-7-1 overall record. New York would be the sixth seed in the NFC, facing the Minnesota Vikings in the first round.

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After giving up the biggest comeback in NFL history for the Vikings in Week 15, the Colts are coming off another embarrassing performance. They failed to convert a single third in a 20-3 loss to the Chargers on “Monday Night Football”. Indianapolis turned to quarterback Nick Foles in loss and continues to do so this weekend in New York despite a dismal showing on Monday, which included three interceptions and seven sacks. The team is, quite simply, in total disarray. The Giants couldn’t have asked for a better matchup with the playoffs on the line.

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Practice Notebook: What Colts Left In Tackle Bernhard Raimann Learned From Fighting Veterans As A Rookie |

Raimann said he felt more comfortable and consistent with his play in the latter half of the 2022 season, and interim head coach Jeff Saturday said he’s also pleased with Raimann’s progress.

“If you look at the way Bernie plays, he gets better every week,” said Saturday. “He’s faced some significant pass-rushers. He’s improving with his technique. He’s not perfect, he understands that. He’s still aiming for perfection, he hasn’t reached it yet, but he’s doing much better with his hand placement, he’s doing well. much better with his set, going out and settling down and taking on bull-rushers or power-rushers, whichever you call it.He’s very athletic so he does well with athletic type rushers.

Colts C Ryan Kelly reflects on revolving door at QB |

As Foles spent nearly the entire 2022 season as Indianapolis’ third-string quarterback, Kelly had not even taken a picture with Foles prior to his start in Week 16, a realization that Kelly described as “crazy”. Kelly praised Foles for handling duties well “under difficult circumstances”.

“It’s hard when it’s different from year to year. Certainly, when you change it week to week, it’s even harder,” Kelly said. “I think every guy knows the situation we’re in. You have two games left and nothing is guaranteed in this league. This team has two games left. After that, it will never look the same.”

around the league

Philadelphia Eagles Jalen Hurts practices for first time since crash |

Hurts participated in individual drills during the media open portion of the practice, throwing a series of short and intermediate passes with decent speed.

“We’ll continue to see how he progresses through the week. Does he have a chance? Of course he does because his body knows how to heal itself. He’s a freak,” coach Nick Sirianni said on Wednesday. “We’ll see what happens over the week.”

Raiders WR Davante Adams benched by Derek Carr |

“Obviously, I don’t think anyone was excited about it here,” Adams said. “He being one of my good friends and the reason I came here in the first place. I mean, I wouldn’t be here right now if he wasn’t here. I think everybody knows how I feel about him and you know, with that being said , there’s a process of how things go and I’m not going to sit here and go on, but obviously, I support my guy, you know.

Chargers star pass rusher activated off injured reserve, back in practice |

Fresh off an NFL playoff berth, the Los Angeles Chargers are getting healthy just in time. On Thursday, the club designated star passing Joey Bosa to return from injured reserve, opening his 21-day training window. He will be able to participate in training with the team for up to three weeks without counting the active squad, but now he can also be activated at any time. Bosa will return to training on Thursday, the team confirmed.

Pressure for full-time officers is gaining momentum | ProFootballTalk

That doesn’t mean it will happen, or that it will be as clear and clean as all arbitrators immediately devoting full professional efforts to arbitration. The league may allow (for example) officers currently working underground to continue to do so, with new officers required to accept full-time jobs with no other professional responsibilities.

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