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New York Giants Tuesday Morning Storylines: Steve Smith Thrilled for Brother Malcolm Smith

February 4th, 2014 at 7:00 AM
By Dan Benton

With Super Bowl XLVIII now behind us, NFL football enters a dead zone for a few weeks. It's a time to kick back, relax, unwind and just enjoy a temporary calm before the NFL Combine gets underway, followed by NFL free agency, the NFL Draft and then offseason workouts. And, of course, it's a time to read the following stories.

Ex-Giants Star Thrilled for Brother’s Super Bowl Exploits

Steve Smith’s NFL career, once so promising to behold, lasted six years, but in truth was only three and a half years. After the injury he was nothing more than a hobbled player just trying to hang on with the Eagles and Rams. It all came and went so quickly for Smith, once a Super Bowl winner, that he tried to impart those lessons to his younger brother, Malcolm – a linebacker for the Seahawks – in the days leading up to Super Bowl XLVIII.

“I just told him to enjoy the moment, go out in pregame and take some pictures because you never know when it could end and you may never be back again," Steve Smith said. “I think he took a lot from my experience and just savoring the moment and knowing it can be done any time, things change in a minute. He really took advantage of his opportunity."

Giants Coach Tom Coughlin Provides Super Experiences for Families During Big Game Week

It’s Super Bowl week in New York. For David Mohally and Natalie Masse rubbing elbows with gridiron legends at NFL great Ron Jaworski’s annual Super Bowl party is a way to celebrate the week in a way they never imagined.

The reason? Their two-year-old daughter Lea has been battling for her life since the age of six months.

“She had a brain tumor, it’s called an epemdymoma. She had it removed last May. She was six months old when it was removed and she started treatment. She went through about 10 months of chemotherapy at St. Joseph’s hospital,” says Mohally.

In the clear, but yet always on guard, David and Natalie are at this party because of the generosity of the Jay Fund. The foundation by Giants Coach Tom Coughlin that through various connections Super Bowl week have had patients meet with NFL greats Drew Brees, hang out at the Fox Sports Studios in Time Square and even try on a Super Bowl ring.

Super Bowl XLVIII Most-Watched TV Event in US History

The Seattle Seahawks’ blowout 43-8 win over the Denver Broncos in Super Bowl XLVIII was the most-watched TV event in US history.

The game averaged a record 111.5 million viewers on Fox, beating the previous all-time viewership high of 111.3 million set by Super Bowl XLVI in 2012 (which featured a much closer game between the New York Giants and New England Patriots).

Super Bowl XLVIII Attendees Suffered Fair Share Of Struggle

Super Bowl XLVIII is finally over and while many still question the decision to have the big game in a cold-weather city like New York, other issues sprung up over the weekend as well. From the unavoidable corporate takeover in Times Square to snarled transit systems, fans and visitors suffered a fair amount of struggle in the name of football.

Perhaps the biggest issues to pop up was the enormous swell of people riding MTA and NJ Transit. As thousands headed to East Rutherford, N.J., they were met with overheated trains, overcrowding and some minor medical emergencies such as people fainting from the heat.

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12 Responses to “New York Giants Tuesday Morning Storylines: Steve Smith Thrilled for Brother Malcolm Smith”

  1.  rlhjr says:

    Good update on Smith. Talented kid who steped up as a rookie and was very valuable player while healthy. It was truly a shame about his injury.
    He was a crafty reciever by the time he was 24. Wise beyond his football years.

    So now back to the fray. Who is worthy of the Giants taking with the twelveth pick in the draft?

    And would the Giants consider moving up with a team who wants the 12 spot?

    Finally if they trade down, what round and how many picks?

    •  Sintexo says:

      I think we have far too many needs to be trading up in the first. Everyone keeps talking about how we should trade down to get extra 2nd/3rd round picks. We just cant afford to be giving up our 2nd/3rd rounders to move up to get one player.

      I totally support the trading down approach, however I’m not sure the opportunity will be there.

    •  JBeast3 says:

      I think id the Giants stay at 12 they are gong WR or CB with Watkins and Dennard/Gilbert as the targets unless someone like Matthews or Clowney falls to 12.

      I dont think the Giants should trade up unless its costs only a few late round picks ( which it won’t) to get a guy like Clowney, there isn’t anyone else worth moving up for.

      I hope the Giants trade down maybe with the Niners; give them 12 and our third rounder and take their number 30 pick and their two 2nd rounders. That would give the giants a 1st and three 2nd round picks.

      Picks:
      1st 30: OG Richardson
      2nd 11: WR Benjamin
      2nd 21: CB Joyner
      2nd 29: C Stork or LB Telvin Smith

    •  fanfor55years says:

      They’ll only be able to trade down if there is a player who is still on the board whom another team (probably one picking in the area of 13-18, and which has played out a scenario in which they can get their man) desperately covets. If that’s the case then that team will be moving up just a few picks and will probably only give up a third or fourth pick if they are scheduled to pick by #14-15, but if it’s one of the teams picking after that I think the Giants would get a second or third round pick in exchange.

      But this is a deep draft at a lot of positions, so trading down may be particularly difficult this May. I’d love to see Reese trade down successfully and use his first pick and one of his next two picks to select two really good interior offensive linemen. Those kinds of players can have decade-long careers in one place because they don’t command the insane salaries that tackles do so teams can keep those players for years and gain the kind of continuity on the line that makes for great offenses.

      Frankly, if Reese doesn’t come away from the draft and the signing of UDFAs with at least three young offensive linemen, after having signed one in free agency, I think that will have been a very bad start to the 2014 season. They should be bringing Pugh, Beatty, Mosley, Baas, Cordle, Herman, Brewer, Reynolds and Goodin to camp, but there need to be four new faces, at least two of whom are EXPECTED to gain starting positions by September.

  2.  Krow says:

    At this moment I get the feeling that we’re a team on the edge. With a few good moves we can right the ship in a couple of years and be a solid contender. A few wrong moves and we’ll slide into obscurity for the next 3-5 years. For those of us at a certain age there’s an eerie sense of 1960’s déjà vu. In this updated version the part of Ali Sherman will be played by veteran actor Tom Coughlin. Eli Manning will reprise the role made famous by Y. A. Title. Rumors abound that Jerry Reese is the front runner to play Andy Robustelli. What a cast ! Let’s hope for a different Act III.

  3.  JimStoll says:

    anyone have a good FA/Draft 101 on compensatory picks?
    if we lose Nicks to FA, do we get anything?
    What about Tuck?
    How does signing a FA impact?

    I think we are starting with only 6 picks given the Beason deal. Is that right?

  4.  fanfor55years says:

    I agree with Krow. This team could go either way. I’m one of Isaiah Berlin’s (look him up) “hedgehogs”. I don’t know much, but what I know I know well. And I know that teams are built from the “core” out. That core I speak of frequently consists of the offensive line, the defensive line, and the quarterback. If you are not strong there you are not winning a championship unless it’s a fluke.

    If this team doesn’t QUICKLY rebuild its offensive line into a better-than-average unit, retain its strength against the run on defense by keeping their defensive tackles strong and in place, and get personnel into schemes that allow their defensive ends (with occasional help from an extra rusher) to pressure the quarterback, all of the other moves they make will be in vain.

    I’m watching what they do closely. The extent to which they adhere to the above will tell the story. If they try to go “cute” in regard to the O-line while drafting wide receivers and corners early in May I’ll know all I need to know about the rest of the Manning Era. They have a great quarterback. But if they’re not going to protect him with a good blocking scheme and very good personnel and a solid run game, then they might as well draft a kid who can run around and make plays from outside the pocket on a regular basis. And we’d better resign ourselves to waiting for a new regime before we see another championship.

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