Tag:Jim Sorgi
Posted on: May 8, 2011 5:44 pm

Hot Routes 5.8.11: Tell your mom you love her

Posted by Josh Katzowitz

  • … And speaking of places where Kolb might play next season, the Arizona Republic discusses how the Cardinals’ patience while waiting to sign a starting quarterback might just pay off. And maybe not taking a quarterback in the NFL draft was actually the smart plan all along.
  • From the Miami Herald, here’s the latest on the Dolphins QB situation: “the chances of (Chad) Henne being the regular-season starter for Miami in 2011 are greater than the chances he is replaced.”
  • The NFL.com’s Jason La Canfora talked to some league insiders who rated the best performances of last week’s draft. The Buccaneers got high marks for Adrian Clayborn and Da’Quan Bowers, and the Packers got positive press for a number of picks.

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Posted on: September 16, 2010 9:33 am

Hot Routes 9.16.10: Video killed the NFL star

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  • We've been discussing how "locker room spies" are beneficial to their new team (although Eric Winston told me he doesn't think Kyle Shanahan will make that big of a difference) and the Giants have the best one of all in Jim Sorgi, who was Peyton Manning's backup for quite a while. (Of course they also have, you know, his brother Eli Manning, but he doesn't know the Colts offense.) Sorgi, however, doesn't think it'll matter. Because it's Peyton.
  • One of Brian Bassett's readers noticed that Kris Jenkins had a tough time making it up the stairs at Cortland. Provided this account is true, well, it kind of makes it seem like he shouldn't have even been on the field for Week 1. Or we should have seen another injury coming.
Posted on: September 1, 2010 11:40 pm

Leinart and Giants might be good fit

M. Leinart might be better off if he was traded to New York (AP). Posted by Josh Katzowitz

As I discussed with Lauren Shehadi this afternoon during Around the League, the Cardinals have shown some interest in trading Matt Leinart. ESPN.com’s Adam Schefter reported three teams who had returned the eye-batting were the Raiders, Bills and Giants.

Since then, the Raiders and Bills have denied their interest, but we haven’t heard anything of the sort from New York.

And there might be a good reason for that. Dealing Leinart to the Giants would make sense for the Cardinals. It would make sense for New York. Maybe Leinart wouldn’t like it – since he’d be the backup to Eli Manning – but it would make sense for him as well.

Here’s why: without backup Jim Sorgi, who was placed on IR last week, around, the Giants have nobody to back up Manning in case of injury. They obviously have somebody they could throw on the field – in this case, it’d be second-year player Rhett Bomar and/or rookie Dominic Rudolph – but these guys have virtually no experience.

And really, the Giants, in good conscience, can’t simply hope Manning doesn’t go down and keep Bomar and Rudolph in the quarterback room. If they can secure Leinart, that would really ease some minds in the Giants locker room.

It makes sense for the Cardinals, because that coaching staff – not incorrectly, in my opinion – thinks Leinart has no future in that organization. Arizona has given Leinart ample opportunities to take the starting position, but instead, he lost the job to Kurt Warner (nothing to be ashamed about) and now apparently to Derek Anderson (absolutely something to be ashamed about).

The Cardinals don’t want him, and if they don’t want him, they should get rid of him.

And it makes sense for Leinart. As further evidenced by Anquan Boldin’s comments today, it doesn’t appear that Leinart and coach Ken Whisenhunt have a great relationship. Sure, Leinart wants to be a starter, but if you can’t beat out Anderson for a starting job, you don’t deserve to have one in the NFL.

The next best thing? Perhaps it’s being Manning’s backup.

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Posted on: August 19, 2010 9:49 pm

Giants turning to unfamiliar QBs

Posted by Josh Katzowitz

With Giants QB Eli Manning wearing his ballcap to hide the three-inch cut inflicted upon him by the Jets and with backup QB Jim Sorgi out for the next few weeks with an injured throwing shoulder, third-stringer Rhett Bomar and newly-signed Dominic Randolph got plenty of reps at practice today.

So, what happened?

From the New York Daily News :

Well, Bomar played fairly well completing some screen passes early on with no defense, making one nice throw to tight end Kevin Boss over the middle and running the two-minute drill solidly. He did a decent job in red zone offense drills as well. But he also misfired on his final two throws of the afternoon, both deep shots at the end of the two-minute drill.

Randolph was even more uneven, although you can’t blame a guy who just got to camp and didn’t even have his football equipment with him. How little stuff did Randolph have? Midway through stretching, somebody was bringing him pads.

Anyway, he did throw two touchdown passes in red zone drills, and he made a handful of good throws while running the scout team. He also missed an open receiver badly on a quick out, though.

Not that any of this really matters. Once Sorgi returns to health, Bomar most likely will return to the third team and Randolph – an undrafted free agent out of Holy Cross – will return to the wonderful world of free agency. For now, with Manning not scheduled to play Saturday, the Giants will carry four quarterbacks, and Bomar and Randolph should see all the snaps vs. the Steelers.

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Posted on: August 18, 2010 5:57 pm

Giants play it safe with Eli

Posted by Andy Benoit
E. Manning (US Presswire)
So much for the Big Ben-Eli Quarterback Class of ’04 reunion this weekend. After sitting out the Steelers’ preseason opener, Ben Roethlisberger is expected to take the field against the Giants. But Eli Manning won’t be doing the same.

Manning sat out practice Wednesday, recovering from the three-inch gash in his head suffered Monday night. Giants coach Tom Coughlin has decided to be cautious with his star quarterback. Right now, the Giants don’t want Manning wearing a helmet, as it would open up the stitches in his forehead. (Isn’t it ironic that Manning can’t wear a helmet the week his team is preparing to face Roethlisberger?)

With Jim Sorgi questionable, Giants third-string quarterback Rhett Bomar could get the start.

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