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Giants Monday Morning Storylines: Eagles’ Rookie Safety, Ed Reynolds, Grew up a Giants Fan

May 19th, 2014 at 6:30 AM
By Dan Benton

Welcome to a new week, New York Giants fans! Things, in general, should be relatively quiet for the next 10 days or so; until the start of Organized Team Activities (OTAs). Any big news will likely be rookie signings or some addition free agent signings, but that's about it. With that being said, we suggest you kick off the new week by enjoying the following headlines.

Eagles Newest Safety Ed Reynolds Grew Up in Lawrenceville, Rooted for Giants

Ed Reynolds, the Eagles newest safety and fifth-round draft pick out of Stanford, was surprised to hear that the Lawrence High football team made it to the Central Jersey Group III final last fall.

Reynolds, the son of former NFL linebacker Ed Reynolds, grew up in Lawrenceville while his father worked in New York at the NFL offices.

“My dad having played and then working for the NFL I saw and did a lot of things. I worked for the Giants at training camp a couple of years when they were still in Albany, got to know a lot of their players. That was cool.

“Growing up, I was a Giants fan. I mean, I bleed green now,’’ Reynolds said with a laugh.

Former Giant Mike Rosenthal: "I Kept My Mouth Shut and Worked"

Not many former Notre Dame football players can say they started on the offensive line as a freshman and were deposed in a court case against their head coach as a senior.

In between, he wouldn’t trade the memories he made for anything. Mike Rosenthal had quite a remarkable career with the Irish.

“It was good and bad,” Rosenthal said of his time under the Dome. “I look back (on my Notre Dame career) with all my teammates, all the things we went through … Obviously, I would have liked to have played for (offensive line coach) Joe Moore for four years. I made no secret of that. He’s one of the reasons I went there. He’s one of the main reasons I went there."

“(Penn offensive lineman) Adam Kane, and the guys who came in front of me … I got to New York (with the Giants in the NFL) and Brian Williams. I’ve always been fortunate to have a good group of guys who taught me to do the right things. “Every level: I kept my mouth shut and worked. You move up the depth chart when you do that.”

Ramsey Retiree Finally Opens Revival Movie Theater in Westwood

Audrey Hepburn—a cardboard cutout—greets visitors to the Rosebud Theater in Westwood.

Movie posters for "Gone with the Wind" and "The Wizard of Oz" hang on the walls along with old newspapers: a San Francisco Chronicle with an article on Babe Ruth's funeral, with movie timetables underneath, and a 1942 New York Post, also with movie timetables.

"It's just the way I thought it might look," owner Ray Walsh says.

Walsh finally opened the Rosebud Theater, a single-screen theater dedicated to classic films, earlier this year, after a three-year-long struggle.

Walsh, a 72-year-old Ramsey resident and retired New York Giants scout, is still figuring out which movies will bring people in. May's theme is "Movies you missed," featuring somewhat recent titles like last week's showing, "The Usual Suspects," and this week's title, "Frequency."

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Tags: Ed Reynolds, Football, Mike Rosenthal, New York, New York Giants, NFL, Ray Walsh

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2 Responses to “Giants Monday Morning Storylines: Eagles’ Rookie Safety, Ed Reynolds, Grew up a Giants Fan”

  1.  GIANTT says:

    My only qualm about Quarles (oy , sorry ) is that his stats were made playing alongside Clowney and I worry that teams focused on Clowney with double teams , making it a lot easier for his team mates to get good stats .

    •  BlueSince60 says:

      Yes, I’m sure that thought has occurred to many people. He was rated as a third round prospect, and we didn’t have to spend a draft pick on him. If he’s a bust, so what? Even if he is just a rotational guy, that’s a plus.

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