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Kenny Phillips downgraded to out

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After Giants safety Kenny Phillips suffered a sprained MCL on Sunday against the Packers, we reported that he would miss “a few weeks.”

The official number is at one, and likely counting.

Listed as doubtful on Friday, Phillips officially has been downgraded to out for Sunday night’s game at Cowboys Stadium, according to Ohm Youngmisuk of ESPNNewYork.com.  Phillips did not make the trip to Dallas.

Rookie Tyler Sash is expected to start in place of Phillips.

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14 Responses to “Kenny Phillips downgraded to out”
  1. ErikW65 says: Dec 10, 2011 9:57 PM

    Giants pass D, ranked 29th, facing Miles Austin, Laurent Robinson and DeMarco Murray? Not looking good for Big Blue. Tomorrow night is the season.

  2. Mr. Wright 212 says: Dec 10, 2011 10:37 PM

    Robinson probably won’t play.

    The defensive statistics are rather skewed, but nonetheless, if the pass rush is there Sunday, it won’t matter who Romo has to throw to, he won’t have the time.

    Kenny is a very good SS. The drop off is huge, but it can be overcome until we play them again in the finale. We won’t need him vs. WSH nor NYJ.

    Dallas has to first prove they can stop OUR offense before we start worrying about what is “looking good” or not.

  3. gcsuk says: Dec 10, 2011 10:38 PM

    The big shock is that he wasn’t placed on IR. That is the way the Giants season has been going.

    Mr. Sash, you’re up. I don’t think Tom Coughlin EVER imagined he would be playing this many rookies and Free Agents this year.

  4. dadeyemi says: Dec 11, 2011 1:30 AM

    erik42whatever

    hakeem nicks, victor Cruz, and Mario manningham vs Newman, scandrick and whatever garbage that counts for cowboys dbs. ill take the giants offense.

    Eli doesn’t choke when it matters. the exact opposite actually

  5. howley1 says: Dec 11, 2011 1:41 AM

    Dallas has to first prove they can stop OUR offense

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    Pretty big talk from a fan of the team with the 29th-ranked defense.

  6. vman0626 says: Dec 11, 2011 3:26 AM

    Phillips has great skills and talent but since his surgery has been an ATROCIOUS player, particularly this season. He is too slow. This off season will determine if he can regain some of his lost form. If not, he will be relegated to nickel safety at best.

  7. waltdawg says: Dec 11, 2011 8:06 AM

    Add “Oft injured” and “Never as good as reported” to that injury report.

  8. howley1 says: Dec 11, 2011 8:12 AM

    Eli doesn’t choke when it matters.

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    NAW, of course not. These late season choke jobs (6-10 in December and January since 2008) are never Eli’s fault, are they?

  9. bkostela says: Dec 11, 2011 8:33 AM

    vman you have a point about phillips in coverage. he always seems to get there late. he’s been more of a “roy williams” type safety these days.

  10. howley1 says: Dec 11, 2011 9:08 AM

    vman you have a point about phillips in coverage. he always seems to get there late. he’s been more of a “roy williams” type safety these days.

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    Roy Williams made the Pro Bowl five times in seven years with the Cowboys. You may want to rethink that one.

  11. bluefan204 says: Dec 11, 2011 9:31 AM

    howley1 says: Dec 11, 2011 8:12 AM

    Eli doesn’t choke when it matters.

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    NAW, of course not. These late season choke jobs (6-10 in December and January since 2008) are never Eli’s fault, are they?

    If you’ve watched this team for the last 3-4 years, you’d know that it wasn’t Eli who has been largely responsible for these collapses. He does get some blame, yes, but the defense hasn’t been anywhere close to good during that time.

    Romo has been directly responsible for MANY choke jobs since becoming the starter in Dallas. Thats a proven fact, and one that can’t and won’t be disputed by anyone who is not a Dallas fan. Romo has made choking into an art form, be it as a QB, or just a holder for FG’s

  12. greymares says: Dec 11, 2011 10:40 AM

    PRO BOWL arguments are always a joke were they voted on or named as the 14th player after all legitamite candidates opted out for all the various reasons. (actually most years the voted in cadidates are a joke)

  13. howley1 says: Dec 11, 2011 10:57 AM

    Romo has been directly responsible for MANY choke jobs since becoming the starter in Dallas. Thats a proven fact

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    True, it’s also a fact that the Cowboys depend more on Romo than the Giants depend on Manning. Tony Romo’s been directly responsible for MANY wins since becoming the starter in Dallas as well. More than Eli has been in NY. Undrafted Romo is .630 as a starter. First overall pick Eli Manning is .573 as a starter.

  14. Mr. Wright 212 says: Dec 11, 2011 12:16 PM

    howley1 says:
    Dec 11, 2011 10:57 AM
    Romo has been directly responsible for MANY choke jobs since becoming the starter in Dallas. Thats a proven fact

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    True, it’s also a fact that the Cowboys depend more on Romo than the Giants depend on Manning. Tony Romo’s been directly responsible for MANY wins since becoming the starter in Dallas as well. More than Eli has been in NY. Undrafted Romo is .630 as a starter. First overall pick Eli Manning is .573 as a starter.
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    That argument hasn’t flown since 2008. Don’t even try it. Especially this year, where the OP’s statement is 100% accurate. Eli throws more than Romo, and Romo STILL chokes more — like he always has.

    And secondly, about the “winning percentage”, which is all subjective, given that defense plays a role in the outcome of games and the FACT that Eli started as a rookie, while Romo sat the bench for years and had the chance to acclimate himself to the NFL game — before he became the starter. The only year Eli had a sub .500 record WAS his rookie season.

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