Tisch's son: Giants owner winning cancer fight

Aug. 9: Steven Tisch, recently named executive VP of the Giants, met with the media and said that the health of his father, co-owner Robert, was improving. Tisch said his father, who was diagnosed with brain cancer a little more than a year ago, hopes to attend every home game and some of the road contests this season.

"When I hear extremely well-educated doctors, some of them who are the top doctors in the country, use words that are not part of their professional vocabulary – words like ‘miracle,' words like ‘unbelievable,' words like ‘we never thought this was going to happen' – I'm very moved by how great he's doing," Tisch said. "One of the doctors characterized him as a gladiator."

Tisch admitted he was impressed with the reviews of how his father was handling the situation.

"I was very affected when (the doctor) described how he was taking this on – no whining, no complaints, no ‘it's not fair.' He's very much a fighter and I think right now clearly he's winning the fight," he said.

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After practice head coach Tom Coughlin seemed agitated that tight end Visanthe Shiancoe missed practice to go to Indianapolis to get a second opinion on his injured knee.

"He practiced all day yesterday and practiced pretty well," Coughlin said.

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Coughlin continues to praise rookie running back Brandon Jacobs, who's been one of camp's biggest stars.

"He certainly has been impressive," Coughlin said. "We've tried to feature him in the goal line aspect of it, doing some short yardage and playing him on a lot of special teams. He's got a ways to go. He has to stay down. He has to get his pads down and protect his legs more. He can't run straight up in the air – not in goal line. You'll get rejected no matter how big you are. But I'm encouraged by what I see."

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The highlight of Tuesday's single session was a perfectly placed bomb delivered by Jesse Palmer to Mark Jones down the left sideline. Both Palmer and Jones have been impressive in camp's early going. Palmer is fully expected to open the season as Eli Manning's backup. Jones, who was signed by the Giants after training camp last season and moved to defensive back during the season, is getting his first legitimate chance to shine as a receiver and thus far has been making the most of it.

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