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New York Giants’ David Baas Hoping, Preparing to Play Sunday Vs. Denver Broncos

September 12th, 2013 at 3:30 PM
By Douglas Rush

Ever since injuring his knee in the second week of the preseason against the Indianapolis Colts last month, New York Giants starting center David Baas has been focusing on getting back for the regular season.

Baas was unable to play for the Giants this past Sunday against the Dallas Cowboys, as Kevin Boothe played at center and James Brewer stepped in to play left guard. Baas took a major step in the right direction as he returned to the Giants practice and is extremely hopeful of being able to suit up and play for the first time against the Denver Broncos on Sunday, as he told Conor Orr of the Newark-Star Ledger.

"That's my plan," Baas said. "Today was a big step forward and we're just going to keep monitoring it day by day. Last week, it didn't work out, I prepared myself like I was going to play. This week, I'm going to do the exact same thing."

Baas will continue to test his MCL in practice to see if he can fully go on Sunday afternoon against the Broncos. If he is able to, it would give the Giants their first chance to see what the starting offensive line can do playing together in 2013. During Wednesday's practice, Baas really felt good about what he was able to do in the field.

"I feel like we definitely made some progress today," he said.

When Baas went down with the injury back on August 18, the original timetable for the injury was 3-6 weeks. Currently, this is the third week of that original said timetable, so if Baas can get back on the field and play for the Giants, then all of the hard work he had been doing to get back healthy would have paid off, as the Giants are looking to avoid starting off the season 0-2.

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12 Responses to “New York Giants’ David Baas Hoping, Preparing to Play Sunday Vs. Denver Broncos”

  1.  JimStoll says:

    Ralph Vacchiano ?@RVacchianoNYDN 18m
    Perry Fewell told reporters that Terrell Thomas is playing so well he’s now the Giants’ slot cornerback, no matter what.

  2.  fanfor55years says:

    Getting Baas back could make a HUGE difference. He’s the biggest mauler on the O-line and when he was healthy last season (which wasn’t often enough) it was he helping open those interior lanes that Andre Brown exploited so well.

    I can’t wait for Mosley to move up to start at guard but that won’t be until 2014. But I think an O-line if Beatty, Boothe, Baas, Snee and Pugh could be pretty good, certainly good enough. But take Baas out of the mix and we get weakened at both center and LG. That kills the run game.

  3.  giantsfan says:

    Has anyone else noticed that Ralph Vacchiano seems to write less now that Mike Garafolo has left the Star Ledger?

    I love reading pieces from Garafolo, especially his game analysis. He’s always quick to come up with updates.

    The strange thing is, I always read very similar notes in Vacciano’s reviews, even similar structure. I honestly think he steals from Garafulo haha. Now that he’s no longer covering the giants, Vacciano’s updates are few and far between. hmm…

  4.  Sintexo says:

    Uhhh… apparently Connor has been placed on the IR?

    •  JimStoll says:

      Mike Garafolo ?@MikeGarafolo 6m
      Coughlin didn’t seem too upbeat when asked about LB Dan Connor today. There’s a reason – he’s been IR’d.

  5.  Hanshi says:

    Yeah, Connor is on IR

  6.  Hanshi says:

    I guess Jerry Jones was WRONG! Connor wasn’t faking it.

  7.  BillyS says:

    No real loss. We’ve got a black hole at LB regardless of whether we play Connor, Herzlich, or Bradford.

  8.  KingAndrewXXIII says:

    Once again the MLB position bites us in the butt. I hope we FINALLY address it in the draft next year – there’s several solid options that should be available.

  9.  Aziz Mohamed says:

    Am I the only one who thinks cornerback has turned into a position of strength rather than one we’ve become accustomed to being worried about? With Thomas finally back, we have Ross and Hosley as depth and Prince/Webster/TT as our starters. This is the CB core we thought we’d have in 2011 minus Hosley, and after our showing vs. The Cowboys I think there’s reason to be optimistic about our defense this year.

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