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The Beast Report: Giants (expanded) edition

Posted by ESPN.com's Matt Mosley

  • Paul Schwartz of the New York Post talks about the Giants' title defense. Interesting thoughts from longtime tight ends coach Mike Pope, who has an acute awareness of the obstacles the Jints will face.

  • Post columnist Mike Vaccaro says that Eli's already the toast of the town. Now, it's about building a legacy. This is all a little much for my taste, but hey, it's the first game of the season. A little hyperbole should be allowed.

  • The New York Times' The Fifth Down blog contains an excerpt from ESPN.com writer KC Joyner's new book. KC describes why he thinks left tackles are somewhat overrated.