One week from today, the New York Giants will begin their journey to defend their Super Bowl crown. Why not have one final tuneup against the team you beat to get it? Tonight, the Giants will take on the New England Patriots tonight in their final preseason game. Here’s what you should pay attention to:
Hakeem Nicks: Nicks will make his preseason debut tonight. He just needs to prove that he can make cuts and survive a drive without getting hurt. Even if he plays and makes a catch or two, it’s fine.
Roster Bubble: There are many players who are fighting for a roster spot and they will all be on display tonight. Expect to see a lot of backups tonight. They aren’t just fighting to make the Giants–other teams will be watching and if someone catches another team’s eye, they could go to them.
On the Corner: It’s no secret that the Giants are beat up at the cornerback position right now. Michael Coe, Bruce Johnson and Justin Tryon will be playing a lot tonight. Whoever plays the best will have the best chance to stick around and be on the field next week.
With roster cuts coming Friday from 75 to 53, tonight is a big night. What happens tonight may have an impact on what happens throughout the season. Make sure you watch tonight.