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New York Giants’ Stevie Brown, Jayron Hosley Suffer Injuries in 24-21 Loss to New York Jets

August 25th, 2013 at 7:25 AM
By Dan Benton

In 2012, safety Stevie Brown burst onto the scene, leading the New York Giants with eight interceptions and was nearly voted to the Pro Bowl. He was rewarded for his career-best performance by being named the starting safety alongside Antrel Rolle. And on Saturday night, in a 24-21 loss to the New York Jets, he did what he does best: haul in interceptions. Only this time, once he was down, he did not get back up.

Brown suffered what the Giants initially called a "knee sprain," but it was relatively clear that the injury was far more serious than your everyday kind of sprain. And after the contest, head coach Tom Coughlin sounded less than optimistic about Brown's status.

"I feel bad for Stevie Brown. He’s been a tremendous addition to our team," Coughlin said. "The guy has another interception and then has that happen. I don’t really understand how it happened. I couldn’t see it, but evidently he just got his foot planted the wrong way. I don’t think it was a contact injury."

Meanwhile, teammate Antrel Rolle tweeted out a request for prayers for Brown, who later sent out a thankful and optimistic message to the fans.

But Brown wasn't the only one who suffered what could, potentially, be a serious injury on Saturday night. Second-year cornerback Jayron Hosley also went down with a sprained left ankle and would not return to the game.

Both players were initially sent for x-rays and will each head to the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York on Sunday to receive MRI's.

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45 Responses to “New York Giants’ Stevie Brown, Jayron Hosley Suffer Injuries in 24-21 Loss to New York Jets”

  1.  James Stoll says:

    James Stoll says:
    August 25, 2013 at 7:28 AM
    3 games into the preseason, all the worst fears of the giants fans look to be coming true.
    O-line is garbage. No ability to sustain a running attack, inadequate protection of Eli, no red zone competence, still can’t run for 2 yards or less when the need arises. Add to that our vaunted WR corps is in apparent shambles as Nicks looks less than 100% despite an entire off season to rest, Cruz is now injured to a severity that is not really known, and the number 4 guy – Murphy – is similarly injured to an uncertain degree.

    Defensively, we seem to be proving for the 12th consecutive season that while LB may be a less important position in today’s NFL, you still can’t populate the entire unit with scrubs and still hope to field a quality defense. Add to that lackluster unit a suddenly decimated secondary (Brown gone for 4 weeks to the season, Hill suspended for a month, Holesly down with an ankle) and the back 7 looks so terrible it is hard to fathom what Fewell, a DC whose philosophy is to rely on playmakers in that back group to execute his saggy-baggy approach, will dial up. Seeing as how we start against Dallas and Denver, we will surely see all the weakness bright and early. And of course, our best defensive player has yet to practice a single snap in preseason. Without him on the field and healthy will we even have a pass rush? Our prized rookie, Moore, hasn’t practiced a lick since the first preseason game.
    But for the fact that we always finish the first half of the season 6-2, I’d be nervous!!

    Reply

    • Dan BentonDan Benton says:

      Just starting to watch the tape (was there last night), but my observations from where I sat include the following:

      First team through scraps, the Giants’ offensive line is an absolute pile.
      Goodbye, Jerrel Jernigan and Da’Rel Scott
      Stevie Brown’s injury looked bad. Bad, bad, bad. Was right in front of us.
      Tom Coughlin is going to absolutely meltdown on this team. +5 turnover ratio going into the 4th and they lose? Ridiculous.
      Josh Brown’s missed field goal was so badly missed it was almost hard to believe.
      I don’t care that his top WRs were out and/or slowed, Eli Manning looked dreadful.
      David Wilson in the open field can not be caught by anyone in this league.
      Shaun Rogers and Justin Tuck both looked great.
      Jets fans are absolutely classless piles of crap. Not just to other Jets fans and all opposing fans, but to their team. They cheered when Sanchez got hurt and then booed when he walked off the field.

      •  James Stoll says:

        Dan, any sense on Holesly’s injury and how TT and A Ross played?
        Also, what are you hearing on JPPs return? Before the regular season starts?

        • Dan BentonDan Benton says:

          Not sure on severity of Hosley. T2 looked, from where I sat, like he played great after getting that first hit in. Was very impressed. Ross looked all right (will refer to the tape later).

          JPP looks like he’s in great shape and COughlin said he’ll be off PUP “soon.” My guess is he misses week one at the very first, but wouldn’t bank on that. My feeling is he’ll play vs. Cowboys.

          •  James Stoll says:

            We sorely need JPP
            Any word on Moore? What a set back his not playing since the Pitt game

            • Dan BentonDan Benton says:

              I can’t tell if they are just being careful or if he suffered a separated shoulder and they just didn’t announce it. I am leaning toward the latter on that.

    •  Dirt says:

      Slow your roll man. This team has had a few quality defensive seasons in the last 12 years.

      And to answer your previous post, the team is not “in trouble”. It’s not like they have Mark Sanchez under center.

  2.  fanfor55years says:

    Based upon last night, a game in which the first half is supposed to show how close the starters are to being ready for the season, there’s plenty to worry about.

    My biggest concern, quite frankly, is that Eli looks like he’s not ready to play like an elite quarterback, and without that we’re going nowhere. Now, some of that is lack of confidence in his protection and not having had enough game experience with a full complement of receivers, and should be cured to some extent over the next month. But he HAS to do better than he has this preseason. I’d add that regardless of what anyone claims, Hakeem Nicks just doesn’t look right. He isn’t CLOSE to 100%. Troubling.

    I think we may be okay at tackle on offense. Pugh looks promising. But the interior three positions look weak and the tight ends didn’t help much. Myers needs lots of work on his blocking and it seems he and Eli are not communicating well yet. We desperately need Baas back soon.

    The defensive front and running backs look like we’ll be strong in both places. That back seven on defense is where we could, again, get savaged. Fewell better figure out that unless he adjusts teams are going to have easy 5-8 yard completions in front of the linebackers anytime they like. That’s a formula for a tired defensive front exhausted by long drives all game and a long season of frustration.

    I was disappointed by Jernigan, had my feelings about Scott confirmed, saw that Torain and Patterson deserve roster spits but may not get them, and think Painter should have painted himself out of the picture.

    Very bad game last night. A few bright spots but not enough to offset the injuries and failures. And you don’t need an MRI to know Brown is finished. I think the safeties will have to be Rolle, Mundy and TT or Ross to start the season and survive until Hill returns. But look for Reese to grab a safety somewhere. If they depend upon Sash we’re dead.

    •  Aziz Mohamed says:

      Austin had a better game than Patterson and he’s younger. No problem keeping Austin over him.

    • Dan BentonDan Benton says:

      There was one play in the first or early second quarter where Eli chucked the ball downfield with no one near him. My initial thought was “this guy has no faith in the oline in front of him. None.”

      •  kujo says:

        That was my explanation to Amanda as well.

      •  fanfor55years says:

        Yeah, but frankly, thank goodness he came out in one piece because he was smart enough to say “they’re blowing by Cordle and we cannot afford to have me hurt so just get rid of the ball and live to play another day”. Good thinking on Eli’s part.

        We cannot afford lack of strength in the middle of the O-line. The coaches need to get Boothe at center until Baas returns and give Mosley or Brewer a shot at guard or make a quick acquisition of a savvy veteran with a year left in the tank who has been in a similar scheme. Unless Cordle’s mistakes were nearly all mental (it sure looked like he was being physically beaten all night by Wilkerson) we cannot afford to expose Eli like that. If we stick with Cordle then Eli HAS to release within 2 seconds even if he’s throwing it to no one.

  3.  Dirt says:

    Also, as I mentioned last night, it would be very, very, very, very wise to reserve judgement on the blocking until both a) a lineup of Beatty, Boothe, Baas, Snee, Pugh and Hynoski shows up and b) they actually start game planning for opponents.

    Cordle was terrible last night. If you were to tell me our Lombardi hopes rested on his shoulders, I’d be somewhat concerned. But they likely don’t.

    •  James Stoll says:

      While you are correct that getting all the starters together will be the true test, the problem we are seeing with this team is that we are going to enter the season with the true starters, assuming they all play opening night, playing together for the first time with very little if any practice. Not the formula you are looking for.

      •  Dirt says:

        Fair enough, not ideal, but they’re the $20M interior line nonetheless

        •  kujo says:

          I’m teetering on the edge of launching into a 2010-esque profanity laced tirade about this offensive line, paying close attention to the flotsam and jetsam that is our “$20M interior line.”

          •  James Stoll says:

            Since I missed the game last night can someone tell me whether Snee played? If he did, isn’t the only starter who did not, Baas? And aside from pretty much stinking up the field since he got here, isn’t his most important job snapping the ball. Did Cordle do that ok?

            •  kujo says:

              He did worse. Made Baas look like a f—ing All-Pro.

              Snee played just fine. Not great, but he and Pugh did well on the right side. All the pressure and run stuffing was coming from Cordle (and Boothe, who sucks donkey balls in a way no one seems to notice on G101).

  4.  kujo says:

    Rolle posted a picture of he and Stevie Brown on his Instagram with what amounts to a tirade against the preseason games and how dangerous they are. Seems to think his teammate is done.

    •  fanfor55years says:

      Every year this Jets game results in injuries. I’ve ranted about this for years. Mara should just refuse to play it or at least insist it’s never the third game, and TC should refuse to play starters. I dread this game every season. Hate it.

      • Dan BentonDan Benton says:

        Absolutely the truth. I even alluded to it in my “What to Watch For” piece. The Jets take this game as their Super Bowl and Giants ALWAYS, without fail, get injured during it. Every. Single. Time.

  5.  giankees says:

    I think offense will be fine once we have everyone on the field at once. The dts look very good and getting the pass rush a jolt with jpp an moore getting back on the field, this will make the def look a lot better. As far as the dbs i knew we were an injury away from being in trouble. There is so much competition at lb that i think it woll haveto be a little better when they decide who is getting minutes and who wont sniff the field. People complaining about eli so far is a little early, one game DD was getting beat on every play and totally disrupted the flow of offense and never ket them get into rythym. Therbs look good and spec teams look good too

  6.  kujo says:

    I’ve been saying all offseason that we were weak at safety. With KP’s exit, we were left with Rolle and a bunch of unproven commodities. I’d like to say it was uncharacteristic for the Giants to commit to a backfield like this, without bringing in anyone (other than CC Brown…I mean Ryan Mundy) to supplement what we have. But I, like most on here, lived through the 2009 season, and so I know our FO is capable of making monumental overestimation of defensive talent.

    Knowing that Hill was going to be a no-show for the first month, knowing that Tyler Sash is nothing more than a special teaser, knowing that Ryan Mundy is a career 3rd/4th stringer, knowing that Stevie Brown went from zero to hero in 6 weeks time, and knowing the consequences of the last time they rolled the dice on understaffing our defensive backfield, they did NOTHING. Shameful.

    Add to it they appear to just not give a flying f— about linebackers, it appears that they intend on forgoing any semblance of balance and just having 13 defensive defensive ends and 11 defensive tackles rotate in with Rolle and Prince. Should be okay, right?

    •  fanfor55years says:

      You can’t build Rome in a day. I said (as did rlhjr) way back in April that it required TWO good drafts to get this team competing for a championship. Things started to look more promising to me as the rookies looked good and we heard reports of huge improvements in certain players. But depth in the defensive backfield and on the O-line were definitely going to be an issue, and questions about talent at linebacker were always going to be an issue.

      They need to find more talent on the O-line, the defensive backfield and at linebacker through the next draft and with good use if free agency and cap management. Right now just 1-2 more injuries could tank this season. But if they get lucky regarding injuries they’re still in the mix. They were never going to be one of the top 3 teams in the NFC this season. But they can compete, and you just never know in the NFL.

      •  kujo says:

        I don’t know about you, but I have approximately ZERO faith in Reese’s ability to rectify either our OL or LB corps via free agency. Every player he has signed for these 2 areas has sucked, in one way or the other. He’s yet to unearth a rock at either spot, instead pouring money into the pockets of guys like Baas and Boley, while taking fliers on the Bullucks, Rivers, Currys, Mitchells and Connors of the world. This is where over the hill linebackers, and wildly overrated offensive linemen, go to get paid.

  7.  fanfor55years says:

    I know not to take preseason games to heart, but last night’s game meant that it looks like they are a long way from being ready for the season. The offense is totally out of sync, the linebackers give ground too easily, the interior of the O-line looks weak, and there are injuries in places at which the roster is not deep.

    Much of this can be corrected over time, and getting Baas, JPP, Cruz, Webster, Hynoski, Moore and Murphy back will make a big difference, but those first two games look pretty tough right now.

    •  James Stoll says:

      What’s worse is given that the last preseason game is a complete joke in terms of starters, this taste will linger until week 1

  8.  Aziz Mohamed says:

    I said this in the game day thread, but it looks like we might start the season off 0-2 with how out of sync we look compared to our first two opponents (Romo and Peyton both look really crisp this preseason, unlike Eli).

    That would already put us in a hole, we might start off the first half of the season
    4-4.

    •  fanfor55years says:

      But we’d still be in the thick of it anyway with that record. No one will run away in the NFC East.

      •  Aziz Mohamed says:

        Agreed, but that means we can’t have one of our typical 2nd half swoons either. 6-2 seems like a huge task for us in Nov-Dec.

  9.  Dirt says:

    Did anyone see if Kiwi did anything last night?

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