Mathias Kiwanuka said he was ready to go only days before New York began its 2007 season. Kiwanuka…
Big Apple Turnover
New faces While the Giants starting lineups remained basically the same as last year, there was plenty of turnover on the reserve front. Of Big Blue's 26 offensive players, 10 were not with the club last season. Obviously the two major changes in the offensive starting lineup was the tailback/fullback tandem of Brandon Jacobs and Robert Douglas, who replace Tiki Barber and Jim Finn. On defense, seven of the 25 players were fresh faces. While the starting front four remains unchanged, at least for now, there are two new starting linebackers and a new face in the secondary as well. Linebackers Kawika Mitchell and Mathias Kiwanuka take over for LaVar Arrington and Carlos Emmons, respectively, while James Butler wrested the starting safety spot opposite Gibril Wilson away from Will Demps, who was placed on Injured Reserve. On special teams, Lawrence Tynes replaces Jay Feely and a pair of rookies – Jay Alford and Zak DeOssie – replaced injured snapper Ryan Kuehl, who was placed on IR...
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