New York Giants Getting Healthy at Right Time

Double G SportsCorrespondent IDecember 10, 2010

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - NOVEMBER 22:  Hakeem Nicks #88 of the New York Giants makes a catch late in the first half against the Atlanta Falcons on November 22, 2009 at Giants Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey.  (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)
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Growing up as a young athlete, our coaches always said the phrase, “It’s not how you start, it’s how you finish.”  While that is not always true, I do know the meaning of the phrase.

Sure, a start that is bad enough can be damaging enough. However, in most cases, a strong finish can take a team or player very far. It’s about finishing that driving layup strong. Finishing the season on a long winning streak and carrying the momentum into the playoffs.

When the game or season is on the line, which team will finish the strongest?

The New York Giants are in position to finish the regular season strong. Players are starting to get healthy and return to action. As early as this week, Tom Coughlin could see some of his players back on the field and participating in a game.

Wide receivers Hakeem Nicks and Steve Smith, who are extremely important to the Giants balanced offense, could both play this Sunday against the Minnesota Vikings. That would be a welcome addition to a Giants offense that has had to rely on the run game and short passing the past few weeks.

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