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What will McAdoo do for an Encore?
Several New York Giants head coaches had success in their debut season. Dan Reeves went 11-5 in his debut season in 1993 with Big Blue which was highlighted by a playoff win. Jim Fassel went 10-5-1 and won a divisional crown in his rookie season with the Giants in 1997. Entering 2017 the Giant faithful are hoping McAdoo can keep Big Blue moving... read more→
Giants Questions for 2017 Preseason
Preseason football is a unique presentation of football. Many of the name brand players will at most play a half of a game while coaches will not use their entire playbook. It reached the point where certain NFL franchises forced season ticket holders to buy preseason tickets with their regular season seats to make sure that quotas are sold for... read more→
Eli’s Best Receiving Corps Yet?
In his 13 seasons with the New York Giants Eli Manning has been through it all from being heavily criticized by the media and fan-base to being the toast of the town when winning two Super Bowls. Through the unique odyssey that has been Eli’s career Manning has had several receivers that have made an impact, from superstars that are on... read more→
Can Paul Perkins Resurrect Giants Running Game?
When the Giants have been the last team standing at season's end there were two characteristics all four Super Bowl winning teams had. First, was a strong defense whether it was Lawrence Taylor or Michael Strahan hunting down opposing quarterbacks. Second, was a power running attack which would help Big Blue control time of possession and open... read more→
Which 2016 Rookies will have a Giant 2017
Entering 2016 there were very few expectations placed on Giants safety Landon Collins. Collins joined Big Blue by being their second-round pick in 2015 and at seasons end Collins was in the starting lineup. There were some critiques of Collins’s play such as Collins’s being exploited on deep plays by the opposition. But the narrative changed... read more→
How Jerry Reese’s Reputation is Connected to Ereck Flowers
In the last several years the New York Giants entered the off-season with a need at offensive line and the 2017 offseason was no different. In years past, Big Blue has acquired offensive linemen Justin Pugh and Weston Richburg who both have proven to be valuable assets. Both Pugh and Richburg were acquired via the draft with Pugh chosen in the... read more→
How to Handle an OBJ Holdout
Being nearly 3 months away from the start of the Giants season against the Cowboys and before mini-camp has even started Odell Beckham Jr is in the headlines (again). It does not involve a trip to Miami or on- the-field play but OBJ has missed "voluntary" Organized Team Activities (OTAs). And with the retweets of OBJ on Twitter, the speculation... read more→
How Evan Engram Can Change Giants Offense
Making surprising picks in the first round has become a reoccurring theme in the 2016 and 2017 draft for the New York Giants. In 2016, many were stunned when Big Blue selected Eli Apple and while cornerback was not a top priority Apple improved throughout the season and is in the long-term plans for the Giants. With the run on quarterbacks... read more→
What OBJ Needs to Realize to Stay Out of Controversy
The New York Giants started organized team activities this week in preparation for the 2017 NFL season. OTAs are not mandatory for all players to be at but players can be encouraged to attend these events. And when OTAs are occurring the people who are not attending are the ones who steal the headlines. The most high-profile absence from the... read more→
How Giants Draft Helped Eagles in Free Agency
When drafting in any major sport the goal is to make your team better in the short term and the long term. Many months are spent looking over game film, watching workouts, and conducting interviews to determine who will work best for your franchise. And over a three day period, the New York Giants drafted six players who many hope will make Giants... read more→