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Date Set for New York Giants 2012 Season Debut

February 28th, 2012 at 6:29 PM
By Sean Carroll

With most New York Giants fans still enjoying the newest Lombardi Trophy, today was proof that life moves on and there will be a title to defend next season.

As reported by numerous sources, the NFL has set the date of Wednesday, September 5, 2012 as the kickoff of the 2012-2013 NFL season. The reason for the game taking place on Wednesday instead of Thursday is that President Obama will be delivering his DNC speech that Thursday night. The Giants will be playing, though it still unknown who their opponent will be.

One interesting note highlighted by Justin Tuck is that this will be the first NFL Wednesday Night Football game, saying:

"Looks like the Giants will be apart of the first ever Wednesday Night Football. We will still be ALL IN whatever night it is!"

Despite the eyes of the New York Giants already looking into the next season, Tuck seems to be echoing the sentiment that kept Big Blue firing on all cylinders throughout their post-season run.

All in, starting September 5, 2012!

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12 Responses to “Date Set for New York Giants 2012 Season Debut”

  1.  norm says:

    A (completely off topic) question for any draftniks out there:

    With all the stories about the insane bidding war that looms for the Rams’ #2 overall pick and the right to select RG3, I’ve become genuinely curious.

    Is RG3 worth it?

    I’ll admit to never having seen this kid play one down of football. Does he project to be a legit franchise QB who can take his team to a title? Or are we looking at Michael Vick V 2.0?

    • Chad EldredChad says:

      One point in his favor is that he is intellectually far superior to Michael Vick. Griffin is a bright kid which is why I think he has a lot more ceiling than Vick. I’ve been thinking about this too since I hear Cleveland fans calling in all the time to talk about what he is worth. Since the cap and free agency have minimized the number of star players any team can have, I think it’s more important than ever to have an elite QB. QB’s have more influence on the game than any other position. Look at the two super bowl teams this year. They were both carried by their QB’s. That being said, if RG3 is that special kind of player, or if a team believes that he is, you pay the price whatever it is.

    •  Dirt says:

      Worth seems to have a new meaning under the CBA as well. Whereas the Giants had to swap picks and send two (2) additional picks to San Diego for Eli AND had to have Eli holdout AND have him sign a then-staggering $54M/$20M guaranteed deal*, 7 years later the new rookie wage scale only allowed Cam Newton in 2011 to sign for $22M over 4 years** and no leverage to hold out for more.

      Then, when you consider that it’s the Browns or one of these other crap teams which really do have nothing else to lose, and it becomes even more worth it.

      Then when you consider he throws the best deep ball in college, he’s athletic as all get out, he had a ridiculous completion percentage featuring the highest ball-in-flight yardage in college, he’s very intelligent, very motivated (graduated early) and having been raised by two military parents seems like an honestly good kid, it’s a no brainer.

      * http://huzzah.co/forums/index.php?/topic/53645-giantseli-manning-to-blame-for-rookie-contracts/

      ** http://m.bleacherreport.com/articles/780856-how-nfls-rookie-wage-scale-will-affect-panthers-rookie-cam-newton

      •  Dirt says:

        In fact, I don’t get why Luck is considered such a “safe pick” or once-in-a-generation prospect. Not that he’s not good, but I don’t see him athletically, mentally or desireingly (new word) clearly superior to RGIII. If anything, both of these guys are peers.

      • Chad EldredChad says:

        Pretty much sums it up. Nobody is sure thing, but this kid is a fantastic bet.

  2.  TroyThorne says:

    RGIII and Vick aren’t that similar really. Griffin is a GREAT athlete but Vick was even better. Vick also has one of the strongest arms in NFL history and while Griffin’s is definitely very strong it’s not quite on Vick’s level.

    That being said, Griffin has better touch, better accuracy, and better understanding of the game (and is overall just a smarter person). He’s not perfect of course. While he is a throw first type of QB, he prefers to throw outside the pocket and on the move. Needs to improve his pocket presence as most rookie QBs do. Of course, he played in a spread in college but that’s becoming less and less of a concern I think.

    Basically, RGIII is more refined and a more traditional passer than Vick was coming out. Also, his intangibles are way, way better.

  3. Abbott Stillmanfanfor55years says:

    Well, no one is a sure thing, but Luck and Griffen are probably as close as you can get because of their athleticism, intelligence and attitude. Any team with a chance to get either that passes it up is nuts. If I were the GM of the Rams I would take Griffen and trade Bradford. RGIII’s ceiling is much higher. Might as well take a shot, particularly if the odds are 50/50 that you’re going to wind up in LA where they like their stars with charisma.

    •  TroyThorne says:

      Who is going to take Bradford’s contract in a trade? Especially a guy who has struggled with injuries his entire career (college and the pros)? Not to mention the Rams are a dumpster fire with no offensive line and no receivers. Trade the pick, get a bunch of talent, and give Bradford an actual shot at succeeding before dumping him.

  4. Abbott Stillmanfanfor55years says:

    Troy Aikman made some astute observations about how the NFL could possibly give away part of its unbelievable popularity over the next decade. Essentially, he had two points:

    1) The concussion issue MUST be addressed or mothers will stop allowing their children to play football. I’ve been saying the same thing. The people who complain about the loss of the “big hit” are not thinking straight. If they don’t “fix” that problem we’ll eventually see the NFL filled almost exclusively with kids from the Third World who knowingly risk their future to escape abject poverty with no future anyway; and

    2) Thanks to network needs and the league’s greed we no longer have “Football Sunday”. We have Sunday, Monday, Thursday, and toward the end of the seasons some Saturdays. Now apparently we have a Wednesday. One of the great reasons for the NFL’s success was that Sundays became sacred days for most men, and everyone shared the experience at the water cooler the next day. As the games become available almost any day of the week they lose some of their cachet and become more commonplace. It’s a dangerous trend.

    I’ll probably vote for Obama, but this is just one more reason for me to dislike the guy.

    • Matthew Kiernankujo says:

      LOL….loved that last part, even if it was probably at least half-kidding.

    •  romu says:

      I agree on both counts.

      The concussion issue goes without saying but I don’t believe the NFL really wants to do something about it. If they wanted to change things, they would have to take tough decisions (ie ban all performance enhancing drugs so we have smaller players or even limit by rule their weight) not work some half a$$ rule about where to kick off.
      For player safety, LaRon Landry should not be allowed to look the way he does today – and that’s not just about concussions, I doubt that whatever he took is with no repercussions on his long term health.

  5. Robert Hodgesrlhjr says:

    Nor should have Jack Tatum looked the way he did (6’1″ 232 lbs) in back in the early 1970′s. You cant put rules on mother nature. Just like what we have seen so far in the NFL with the inane thought process that a player can avoid hitting another player in the head, when buy instinct, EVERY player drops his head in preparation for making or absorbing a hit. Using that logic Lawrence Taylor, or Reggie White should not have been allowed on a football field either.

    The overzealous protection of QBs STINKS of the formation of a CLASS system. Where being hit is against the rules…….unless you’re Eli.
    So unless football players are going to be genetically engineered, (some argue steroids amounts to the same thing) the league must invest in helmets and neck support that will properly absorb the stress and blunt force brought to bear on the player. (Both hitter and the hit)

    Using some of the money gained by playing every day of the week, to fund research and development would be in order…………if the NFL really cared.
    And you will notice that dumbing down of player attributes is aimed squarely at defensive players. Ask yourself who was the last offensive player to be fined, for a LEGAL HIT?

    And if the head is eliminated (artificially) as a hit zone, guess what? The knees will become the target. So we would rather end the players career via a mangled knee, than to have them concussed. Without making light of the problem, I will respectfully submitted that there is not a pro, or serious young player who has never been concussed. Exception being guys who don’t like contact. They get confused, just not at the same rate.

    Protect the head and neck. Because you simply can not beat mother nature.
    AKA biological selection. But you can help “her” out by doing due diligence in find a head neck protection system. Turning the NFL into a position cloning pool would make a good SCi Fi “B” movie. And deprive us of players like JPP.
    He not supposed to do the things he can and look the way he does either.

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