Why Giants S Collins dreaded trade deadline day
Dallas Cowboys: Veteran linebacker Sean Lee, in a wide-ranging Q&A with the Star-Telegram, said he doesn't think Cowboys are out of the race to win the NFC East, despite being 3-4 and trailing both the Redskins and Eagles. "It is close. We still have a lot of season left. We have to start winning those close games. If we want to win the NFC East we have to win close games in the division ... make more plays down the stretch to really help us. Everything is ahead of us with the conference being tight. Two or three games were really close and we didn't win. If we can win those games we're in a great position right now so let's find a way to win those games."
New York Giants: The Giants are 1-7, but safety Landon Collins said he's happy to be part of the team and glad the rumors he was about to be traded didn't turn out to be true. "Honestly it's always been my dream to be one of those guys like LT (Lawrence Taylor), Michael Strahan, those guys that finish their years on one team," Collins said on ESPN Radio in New York on Tuesday. "It's a dream of mine to do that. If I can, it's a blessing in my eyes." He said he was surprised his name had come up in trade talk, and he was nervous whenever his phone buzzed on Tuesday. "I looked at my phone," Collins said, "and thought, 'Oh God.'" According to SNY, many teams inquired about a trade for Collins but couldn't meet the Giants' demand for a pair of draft picks.
Philadelphia Eagles: It's Halloween, but Eagles running back Wendell Smallwood sounded like a kid excited about a new toy on Christmas morning when he spoke on a national radio show Wednesday morning about newly acquired wide receiver Golden Tate. "I believe he's going to help out our offense tremendously," Smallwood said on Taz & The Moose. "I know he's a competitor. We played him in Detroit, and what he's been doing for years, we know he's a dominant receiver. He just brings another piece to this offense. I think we're going to get explosive plays out of him. It's just great to have him. I can't wait to compete with him."
Washington Redskins: Head coach Jay Gruden isn't exactly hiding his game plan. It consists of Adrian Peterson ... and Adrian Peterson. "Well, I think his production has been such that we've continued to run the ball," Gruden said about Peterson, 33. "When you have success running the football, you're not just going to stop running it, you are going to keep running it, especially with a guy that is hot like he is right now." Peterson can owe some of his success to the offensive line and the run blockers, Gruden said. "Our offensive line, tight ends, receivers are doing an excellent job blocking for him and we're getting some big hits, staying on track for the most part. We've added some RPO type things, which we've ended up handing off a lot of them. I don't foresee any major changes to our game plan. He's going to be a major part of it." On the season, Peterson has rushed for 587 yards (4.6 yards per carry) and has four touchdowns.
--Field Level Media
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