Jeremy Shockey

Shockey to Miss Game Because of Injured Ankle

Giants tight end Jeremy Shockey will miss the regular season finale against the Redskins tonight because of an ankle injury.

Shockey didn't practice all week, and did not accompany the team to Washington yesterday, team spokesman Avis Roper said.

The Pro Bowl tight end had been listed as questionable for the game. A victory would virtually ensure the Giants (7-8) a playoff berth.

On Thursday, Shockey was seen walking through the locker room with a noticeable limp and appeared to favor his left ankle.

Shockey was hurt in Sunday's 30-7 loss to New Orleans.


Shockey skips practice with ankle injury

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — Giants tight end Jeremy Shockey missed practice with a sore ankle for a second straight day Thursday, putting his status in question for New York's regular-season finale against Washington on Saturday night.

Shockey did not speak to reporters Thursday, but was seen walking through the locker room with a noticeable limp and appeared to favor his left ankle.

The Pro Bowl tight end was hurt in Sunday's 30-7 loss to New Orleans. He has been listed as questionable for Saturday night's game.

"He's getting better, but he couldn't practice," coach Tom Coughlin said.

Coughlin said a decision on whether to play Shockey might be delayed until 90 minutes before kickoff. The Giants (7-8) will virtually assure themselves of a playoff berth with a win.

Offensive lineman Rich Seubert also missed practice Thursday with a leg injury and is listed as doubtful.


Giants Notebook: Shockey's play shows he's no saint

Last week, there was some uncertainty as to whether Giants tight end Jeremy Shockey was trash-talking with Eagles cornerback Lito Sheppard in the postgame tunnel. When asked about a curious exchange of words, Shockey said he wasn't trading words.

Yesterday, there was no question about it: Shockey and Saints safety Jay Bellamy were going at it. And in the locker room after the Saints' 30-7 blowout victory, the former Rutgers defensive back had a few more words for Shockey, whom he helped hold to only two catches for minus-3 yards.

"He took a shot at 'Mack' (Saints cornerback Mike McKenzie) late in the game. I thought that was (bull)," said Bellamy, who was starting for injured former Giant Omar Stoutmire. "So he's a talker -- a guy with talent but you watch him on film, he's always complaining and that might be their problem over there."

Call 'em Shock jocks - Giants back Jeremy — guaranteed

Jeremy Shockey's "guarantee" of victory over the Cowboys came almost two weeks, one horrific collapse and several controversies ago, but Bill Parcells has made sure Shockey's words won't fade away. And that's just fine with the Giants.

They are standing behind what Shockey said.

"I feel like just like 80," running back Brandon Jacobs said yesterday. "I think if we play our game, can't anybody beat us — no one — when we play our game. It's not a guarantee. It's just confidence."

Shockey's 'no way in hell' comment fuel for Big D?

Jeremy Shockey's candor may have given the Dallas Cowboys some extra incentive for Sunday's NFC East showdown with the New York Giants.

After the Giants' Week 11 loss to the Jacksonville Jaguars -- the second loss in what is now a three-game slide, puncuated by last Sunday's meltdown against the Tennessee Titans -- Shockey told ESPN's Ed Werder there was "no way in hell" the Cowboys would beat the Giants if the Giants played up to par.

Giants notebook: Finger can't break Shockey

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Jeremy Shockey was limping through the locker room (isn't he always?) after the Giants' horrible loss to the Titans when backup tight end Visanthe Shiancoe asked to see his left ring finger.

Shockey showed him. Shiancoe recoiled in horror. So will you when you read Shockey's description of what happened during warm-ups yesterday

Giants' TE a silly shock jock

IRVING -- In terms of pure unadulterated stupidity, few athletes measure up to Jeremy Shockey.

He infamously called Coach Parcells "a homo" upon his arrival in Dallas. He basically called his own coach a loser this season, saying New York had been outcoached. He calls reporters "cockroaches."

He may have a point on that last item. Not that I care. I usually ignore Shock Jockey, an overrated punk who only gets rated because he plays near NYC


-- JACKSONVILLE - Thiswas immediately after Jeremy Shockey finally had his breakout game inside the Georgia Dome, finally was not shackled by an evil ankle. A big smile creased Brandon Short's face on his way to the bus when I asked him about Shockey catching two touchdown passes that day and ruining the Falcons.

"The Renegade is back!" Short said.

Alas, The Renegade was not bac

Shockey gets TD, but miffed about one he didn't

He'd already had his postgame shower and was wearing a sharp pinstriped suit, but one detail gave away the brutal hits that Giants tight end Jeremy Shockey kept absorbing yesterday: He still had a rectangular red bruise on his forehead where the crown of his helmet had been. But it hardly mattered.

Shockey scored the Giants' winning touchdown in the fourth quarter anyway. He couldn't believe he had an earlier TD catch taken away. And he was his typical comical, irascible self after the shorthanded but favored Giants barely pulled out a 14-10 win against the visiting Houston Texans yesterday.

Shockey steps up, Texans go down - Giants tight end comes up big, hauls in 8 passes, including winning TD.

Jeremy Shockey knew he was expected to be a huge part of the game plan for the New York Giants on Sunday, and he was more than fine with that.

''Every week I want to be called upon,'' the 6-5, 251-pound tight end said. ''I don't care who's in or who's out … That's been my mind-set ever since I played football.''

Shockey’s Output Overrides Outbursts

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J., Nov. 5 — Jeremy Shockey is at his best when he is timid with his mouth and reckless with his body. It is exactly how the Giants prefer Shockey, their tight end — quiet off the field, making waves on it.

Early in the season, that formula was reversed. The biggest noise he made came in the visitors’ locker room in Seattle, where he told reporters that the Giants were “outplayed and outcoached” during a 42-30 loss to the Seahawks.

The Giants have won five games in a row since. And Shockey, whose mood seems to rise and fall with the number of big plays he makes, has scored four touchdowns in the last three weeks.


SLOWLY, with deliberate defi ance, the angry attrition of the season strips layers from a football team, systematically picking off key elements like a sadistic sniper. A linebacker here. A defensive lineman there. A wide receiver. A cornerback. On and on.

The whirlpool starts to look like Coney Island on the Fourth of July. The trainer's table groans under the constant strain. No matter what shade of vestments you normally wear, the unofficial team colors of the NFL are black and blue, especially once November arrives.

"It's a tough game," Jeremy Shockey said yesterday. "Nothing new there."

Giants Can't Find a Way To Use Shockey Effectively

During the Giants' bye week last year, Jeremy Shockey and his agent, Drew Rosenhaus, came to an agreement with the team on a five-year contract extension that could pay the tight end $30 million and ensure he would spend the prime years of his career as a Giant. Shockey responded by playing a great game the following Sunday, catching five passes for 129 yards and a touchdown against the Dallas Cowboys. The Giants have played 19 games since then, and they haven't gotten their money's worth.

Shockey has a pedestrian 69 catches for 791 yards in those 19 games, including just three catches for 15 yards in Sunday's victory over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. With just 23 catches for 240 yards this season, Shockey's catches per game, yards per game, and yards per catch are all career lows.

Shockey At His Best - Has Five Key Second-Half Catches

ATLANTA -- Things had gotten so bad for Jeremy Shockey that even his own mother was yelling at him on the phone last week about his complaining too much about not getting the ball.

The Giants' three-time Pro Bowl tight end has never considered himself a prototypical blocker and being asked to perform the tight end's most mundane task has always felt like a drag, even if he didn't care to admit it Sunday.

"I love blocking and helping the team win," Shockey said. "But I'm not 300 pounds. I'm not Howard Cross [the former Giants tight end]. Patience is a virtue, however. I was being patient. I work hard every week and I expect to win every week. I'll take the wins every day besides catching a pass or two."

Chip still on Shockey's shoulder - He has something to say after 6-catch, 2-TD effort

ATLANTA — So maybe it was Tiki Barber likening him to a debutante that had Jeremy Shockey all aflutter after he caught two touchdown passes in Sunday's 27-14 comeback victory over Atlanta.

"I'm thrilled with what Jeremy did to help us win it," Barber said after a 185-yard rushing day. "It was like his coming-out party."

Coming-out party? Phooey, said Shockey.

"I had my coming-out party five years ago when I got to this team," Shockey said.

A little chip going there, Jeremy? Apparently.

Keep throwing to Shockey

If it felt like a long time since Jeremy Shockey played a game like this, it was. Shockey hadn't been this productive since a 10-catch, 107-yard performance against the Eagles last Dec. 11.

If I'm Tom Coughlin, I keep calling his number the way the Giants did in Sunday's 27-14 win over the Falcons. Shockey led all Giants receivers with six catches for 55 yards and two touchdowns, the first multiple-TD game of his five-year career.

When Shockey is used the way he was Sunday, the Giants' offense becomes almost unstoppable, the way it was in the second half against the Falcons. With Tiki Barber smashing through the defense on the ground and Eli Manning hitting Shockey on his midrange routes and in the end zone, only a defense like the Bears' would have been capable of dealing with that. And who knows? The Giants might even be good enough to beat the Bears when they come to town Nov. 12.

Shockey shows his upside at right time

"I didn't expect to see him play at all. I thought after the last game he was gonna be out, but the next thing you know there he is, playing and doing what he does best."

-- Michael Strahan on Jeremy Shockey's performance in beating Atlanta while playing in pain

Shockey comes up big for Giants

ATLANTA - After four of the most frustrating games of his career, the real Jeremy Shockey finally stood up.

The battered tight end with the sore right ankle and foot had what Giants running back Tiki Barber called "his coming out party" Sunday, catching six passes for 55 yards and a career-high two touchdowns in the Giants' 27-14 win over the Falcons. It was just the type of big game the antsy Shockey admitted he needed.

He also promised that it won't be his last.

Shockey: What, me worry?

EAST RUTHERFORD -- The smile-frown indicator definitely was in smile mode Thursday around Jeremy Shockey's locker. The Giants' tight end appeared upbeat as he talked about the latest in his string of injuries, and what he found out it wasn't

"My foot has a pin in it," he said, referring to the one inserted during surgery prior to the 2004 season. "The pin didn't break. I was very relieved when I saw that everything was intact.

"It is what it is. I got hurt early, what can you do?"

Just A Foot Note - Ailing Shockey Making Little Impact

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- New York's newest sports columnist also plays tight end for the Giants, but because of injuries, it has been hard to tell which is his full-time job.

Jeremy Shockey's weekly Friday column in the New York Post is ghost-written by the brother of Drew Rosenhaus, Shockey's agent. And two weeks ago the column included an apology for his disparaging remarks about the Giants coaching staff after a 42-30 loss to Seattle.

That might qualify as his most notable contribution this season.

Shockey’s Ankle Injury Stumps Giants’ Medical Staff

The source of the pain in the right ankle of Giants tight end Jeremy Shockey remains a mystery after a series of tests and examinations over the past three days.

Shockey left Sunday’s 19-3 victory over the
Washington Redskins in the second half with what the team called a foot injury, but postgame X-rays and additional tests on Monday and yesterday revealed no fractures or other detectable damage.

The Giants are not predicting whether Shockey will be available for Sunday’s game against the Atlanta Falcons. N.F.L. rules require the Giants to designate Shockey’s status — probable, questionable, doubtful or out — today.

Shockey undergoes tests on injured right ankle

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. - Oft-injured Pro Bowl tight end Jeremy Shockey of the New York Giants underwent a test near his right ankle on Monday and had another one scheduled for Tuesday.

Shockey was forced off the field in Sunday’s 19-3 win over Washington with what was described as a foot injury. X-rays after the game did not reveal any broken bones.

However, Shockey had more tests in the area of his ankle on Monday and more were planned, coach Tom Coughlin said.

Shockey quiet after poor play

Jeremy Shockey played it by the book after yesterday's game, delivering some brief platitudes to reporters before ducking out to have his injured foot examined.

As promised, Tom Coughlin did not bench Shockey for any part of yesterday's 19-3 win, but maybe the coach should have; Shockey was perhaps the only Giant to have a bad game.

Shockey Has Been More Analyzed Than Utilized This Season

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J., Oct. 6 — A couple of controversies ago, Jeremy Shockey stood in the shade of a tree outside the cafeteria at training camp in Albany. It was late July, and Shockey, the Giants’ emotional tight end, was talking about his knack for creating off-field headlines.

“The controversy and that stuff, it doesn’t affect me at all,” Shockey said. “When I had controversy off the field, I played better. You can write that. I don’t think I’ve settled down or anything like that.”


Go to Shockey, early

Gentleman, start your engines. Now. Don't wait until the second half.

The Giants need to have a quick start, particularly in their next two games. They can't sleepwalk through the first half -- like they did in their last two outings -- Sunday at home against Washington or the following week in Atlanta.

Getting the home crowd behind them early is essential against the hot Redskins. And they must jump out early against the ground-oriented Falcons, who are much better playing with the lead than coming from behind.

Shockey won’t be benched for recent blowup

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. - Pro Bowl tight end Jeremy Shockey won’t be benched for comments that the New York Giants were outcoached in a recent loss to the Seattle Seahawks.

After first refusing to answer the question, coach Tom Coughlin said Tuesday that Shockey would start against the Washington Redskins this weekend if his sprained right ankle was OK.

“We’ll see about his health and his condition,” a miffed Coughlin said Tuesday after practice. “If he can go, he’ll start.”

Same Old Impulsive Shockey? - Signs Of Discord With Teammates

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- When nature outfitted Jeremy Shockey for the NFL it provided everything but one vital accessory: discretion.

Shockey sheds defenders more efficiently than controversy, something the Giants discovered again Sept. 24 when he said his team was outplayed and outcoached during its 42-30 loss in Seattle.

The comment kept its shelf life during the Giants' bye week, inspiring debate about its long-term effect on coach Tom Coughlin's authority.


September 29, 2006 -- Every Friday, lightning-rod Giants tight end Jeremy Shockey gives Post readers his insights, even on this bye week, following the upsetting loss to the Seahawks:

Immediately after Sunday's loss in Seattle, I said we got outplayed and outcoached. I shouldn't have said it, but let me ask you: Have you ever lost your temper and out of frustration said something you didn't want to say and wish you could take back? Well, that's what happened.

The truth is, I am a competitor that can't stand losing. It drives me over the edge. I just can't accept mediocrity and that kind of performance on Sunday hurt more than any hit, injection or surgery I ever had. It should be getting easier for me, but it's only getting tougher.

Giants' Shockey softens his stance

A fire alarm went off in the Giants' locker room Monday. According to one Giants player, it would have been fitting if Jeremy Shockey had been the one who pulled it.

Shockey started the fire after Sunday's 42-30 embarrassment against the Seahawks when he ripped coach Tom Coughlin and said the .Giants were "outplayed and outcoached." But Monday afternoon, he had a little less bravado after a team meeting in which the comments were directly addressed by a smoldering Coughlin.

Injury makes Shockey sore

Moments before Jeremy Shockey set off an explosion Sunday night, he was sitting quietly at his locker at Qwest Field in Seattle, listening to a teammate answer questions. He was already simmering.

In fact, his frustrations had been bubbling for almost a month.

From what his teammates and coaches have been able to tell, a left ankle injury has left Shockey in a cranky mood this year, more than any complaints he has about the coaches. He may create headlines by saying the Giants were "outcoached" and complain again about his diminishing role in the passing attack. But the bottom line is really this:

Giants coach advises Shockey to think first, talk later

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — The next time Jeremy Shockey wants to mouth off, New York Giants tight ends coach Mike Pope hopes that his Pro Bowler thinks of former owners Wellington Mara and Bob Tisch before speaking.

Pope, who has coached Shockey in his five seasons with the Giants, disclosed on Tuesday that he had a long chat with his pupil in the wake of his comments that New York was outcoached in a 42-30 loss to Seattle over the weekend.

"Part of coaching these players, obviously, is to make them aware of comments that they make, how they can be broadcast and how they're interpreted," Pope said in a bye week interview with the media.

Memo To Shockey: Shut Up, Get Out

Fellow G-Men (and women):

The last thing you ever want as a sports fan is to fall into dislike with the players on your team.

But I’m there with Jeremy Shockey. He is all I have come to despise about the modern athlete: A player who talks more than he produces. And really, what’s he really done here except limp around, chirp and work out with everybody but his teammates in the offseason?

Giants' Shockey contrite a day after blowup; Coughlin disappointed

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — A seemingly contrite Jeremy Shockey said Monday that his emotions got the best of him when he ripped Tom Coughlin and his New York Giants staff for being outcoached in a blowout loss to the Seahawks in Seattle.

Coughlin talked with his Pro Bowl tight end and the team on Monday, but he would not discuss either what was said or "decided." He conceded he was surprised and extremely disappointed by something that should not be done by anyone, especially when his door is always open to any player.

"It's between the player and I," Coughlin said less than 24 hours after his defending NFC East champions fell to 1-2 heading into the bye week.

Shockey criticizes Coughlin after Giants' loss

SEATTLE - Jeremy Shockey is at it again.

New York's volatile tight end criticized coach Tom Coughlin after the Giants fell behind by 35 points early before losing to Seattle 42-30 on Sunday.

"We got outplayed, and outcoached. Write that down," Shockey said.

Asked what he meant by outcoached, Shockey said, "You saw the game."

Giants' Shockey bothered by injured ankle

NEW YORK - Two days before the Giants' season-opener against the Colts two weeks ago, Jeremy Shockey's name suddenly appeared on the injured list. At the time, the Giants only revealed that the star tight end had an ankle injury, and did not specify how, or when, it had happened.

On Thursday, Shockey put an end to the mystery, saying that he hurt his right ankle playing in the final preseason game against the Patriots, when defensive tackle Richard Seymour - a player who is listed at 310 pounds but probably weighs more - fell on it. Shockey also hinted that he was upset with coach Tom Coughlin for playing him in that meaningless Aug. 31 game.

Ankle slows Shockey again

Tests done on tight end Jeremy Shockey's injured ankle revealed nothing but "the normal," according to Tom Coughlin. Now the Giants are just hoping he can make it to the bye week so he can be truly normal again.

Shockey missed practice yesterday. He hurt his ankle the week before the season opener and is listed as probable for Sunday's game in Seattle. He has played in both games this season, making just seven catches for 76 yards, but missed all of the overtime period last Sunday in Philadelphia.

Shockey's ankle may be a problem

It's no surprise Jeremy Shockey is banged up. Not with the way he plays the game.

Yet, it is a bit stunning he's nicked so early in the season.

In yesterday's win over the Eagles, the Giants' Pro Bowl tight end aggravated a right ankle injury that has bothered him in the first two weeks of the season. Shockey, who was listed as probable entering the game, missed all of overtime and a few plays in regulation.

Shockey declined to speak to reporters and left the locker room while limping noticeably.

Shockey Ready for a Fight

There are never any secrets about Jeremy Shockey. You never look at that guy and wonder "where is his head at?" You always know and what you see is what you get. He's outspoken, he's controversial and he's a damn good football player. Some of the things he says will leave you shaking your head, while some of the things he does on the field will leave you dropping your jaw. One thing is for sure, Shockey will always entertain you.

This week is no different as he and the Giants prepare for a tough division battle with Donovan McChoke and those pesky Eagles. With all the trash talking that has gone back and forth,
Shockey felt it was his turn to open up and express how he was feeling about this weekends game.

Shockey and Awe

Last weekend New York Giants star Jeremy Shockey paid the highest cover charge in this town's history when he was fined $25,000 by the team for heading to Saratoga Springs and partying in high fashion with Lance Vetter and the rest of the players of the SaraBoca polo team at the Venue nightclub on Caroline Street.

It seems the star player was supposed to curtail his nights out while nursing his injuries (he did not travel with the team last weekend), but instead appeared in the Spa City with no less than six (count 'em, six!) A-1 quality girls (which is the per player limit for SaraBoca.)

Earlier in the day the tight end visited the flat track and hit a late race for a $12,000 payoff. When the receipts are tallied, I still bet he thinks it was worth every penny. Easy come, easy go. And from what I understand, more than one of those six girls fit that very description.


Shockey poised for breakout season

When the New York Giants drafted Jeremy Shockey five years ago, they took him knowing they were getting a rare talent and a very enthusiastic player. Now, as he enters the prime of his career, Shockey is set to make an even bigger impact than he already has. Hampered by injuries in his first five seasons (he hasn't played a full one yet), it appears that Shockey is ready to have a career year.
However, he did have a mild concussion early in preseason. That's an injury to keep an eye on, considering that concussions can often have lasting impressions.