Archive for March 28th, 2007


Wednesday, March 28th, 2007

What’s the Deal With DiPi?

Islanders Rumors & News

That’s the question on the minds of every Islanders fan right now as their season teeters on the brink of oblivion. Yesterday Newsday’s Greg Logan relayed to us a report that goalie Rick DiPietro would be side-lined indefinitely due to post-concussion symptoms – a report that apparently originated at The Sports Network in Canada. Today Logan reports that the Islanders are denying that DiPietro is suffering from post-concussion syndrome, and could play as soon as Friday night in Buffalo. Via Newsday:

As a precaution, DiPietro did undergo a neuro-psychological exam. Although he didn’t score particularly well on it, neither did he score poorly enough to be diagnosed with post-concussion syndrome. Essentially, he is categorized as day-to-day, and his playing status comes down to whether he has a headache.

Giants D Won’t Miss Ex-Coordinator Lewis

Giants Rumors & News

Newsday’s Arthur Staple informs us today that there were more than a few dry eyes on the Giants defense following the dismissal of defensive coordinator Tim Lewis at the end of the season. Along with the usual silent assassins offering anonymous quotes from within the Giants’ locker room, cornerback Corey Webster attaches his name to his critical remarks. The theme seems to be that the players never felt they were on the same page as the coaching staff, and the team did not feel they were playing to their strengths as a unit.

NFL Grants Giant Loan For New Joint Stadium

Giants Rumors & NewsJets Rumors & News

From Bloomberg News via The Daily News:

The New York Giants and Jets won approval to exceed the National Football League’s team debt ceiling and borrow as much as $750 million each to help fund a shared stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey.

NFL owners, meeting in Phoenix, voted to allow the teams to borrow five times the $150 million a franchise typically permitted under the league’s rules because of the high cost of building a stadium in the New York market, said Jets President Jay Cross….The teams plan to break ground in May on the stadium, Cross said. The project, estimated to cost at least $1.4 billion, will be built near their current home, Giants Stadium, and is scheduled to open in 2010.

Jets Continue Makeover On D, Sign DE Bowens

Jets Rumors & News

Last week the Daily News’ Rich Cimini reported that the Jets’ offseason stockpiling of defensive ends had fueled speculation that the team plans on playing their front seven in the 4-3 scheme more frequently next season. The Jets had recently signed free agents Kenyon Coleman and Michael Haynes, and had re-signed DE Bobby Hamilton, adding depth to a core of lineman that already included Shaun Ellis, Bryan Thomas, Kimo von Oelhoffen, and Sione Pouha (spent 2006 on IR).

Yesterday the team continued its shopping spree, signing “bargain-basement retread” Andre Wadsworth, and more significantly, Dolphins free agent David Bowens. Says Cimini:

The additions of Bowens and ex-Cowboy Kenyon Coleman, who recently signed a five-year, $20 million contract, will provide much-needed depth in the front seven. Instead of relying on Bryan Thomas and Shaun Ellis to produce an outside rush in passing situations, the Jets can add Bowens and Coleman (a likely starter at end) to the rotation. The versatile Coleman can move inside on passing downs.

Cimini also reports …

Stick a Fork In Them, Knicks 1-6 Since Zeke Extension

Knicks Rumors & News

Best line of the day goes to the Daily News’ Mitch Lawrence:

They’re 10 games under .500 now. Translated, it’s like being six feet under.

Knicks pick wrong time for losing streak

Newsday

Isiah’s excuses can’t hide fact his is a dead team walking

New York Daily News

KNICKS ABOUT OUT OF MAGIC

New York Post

Knicks Let Magic Slip Away and Playoff Hopes Dim

New York Times

Non-call the culprit? No, it was Nate

Newsday

Knicks lose ground in playoff race

The Journal News

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