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Tom McAlister
Tom has an extreme passion for sports has he has participated as a player, coach, and referee of many different sports. Now he has started to illustrate his love of athletics by becoming a sports writer. Tom founded his own blog dfends.com and is now a SportsTalkLine.com writer covering the New York Giants Desk.
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Giants Should Avoid High Priced Free Agents Published 2/20/2017 in Pro Football TalkLineAdrian Peterson

The Super Bowl has happened, the victory parade has occurred and now it is time for all 32 NFL franchises to start preparing for the 2017 season. That preparation will involve determining who should be let go on the current team, evaluating rookies, and trying to lure in the right free agents. Each of the 32 NFL team will have a different severity... read more→


NYG 2017 Offseason Part I - STL Conversation w/ Tom McAlister Published 2/20/2017 in Pro Football TalkLineNew York Giants Helmet Football

SportsTalkLine Conversation New York Giants 2017 Offseason - Part I The offseason for a NFL franchise is anything but a vacation. Dealing with your own free agents is the first order of the day. Questions abound. Who to make qualifying offers with or make substantial investments in. Or perhaps there's a player you are certain you can't afford... read more→


Super Bowl Outcome Enhanced Tom Coughlin’s Legacy Published 2/13/2017 in Pro Football TalkLineTom Coughlin

In Tom Coughlin’s last three seasons as New York Giants head coach, Big Blue was a disappointment as the team combined for a 19-29 record and missed the playoffs in all three of those seasons. At the end of the 2015, Coughlin was no longer the head coach of the Giants yet Coughlin tenure did have bright spots. Particularly the two Super Bowl... read more→


The Fatal Flaw in the Patriots Legacy Published 2/6/2017 in Pro Football TalkLineVince Lombardy Trophy

Since the turn of the 21st century, the New England Patriots have been the most prolific and dominant franchise in the NFL.  Bill Belichick, who was once fired by the Cleveland Browns as head coach, has become the most well respected and winningest coach in the last 16 years in the NFL. Tom Brady who started his career as a 6th round draft pick... read more→


Will JPP Return to the Giants in 2017? Published 1/30/2017 in Pro Football TalkLineJason Pierre-Paul

Since July 4th, 2015 Jason Pierre-Paul has been on a roller coaster and it all started when JPP severely damaged his left hand in a fireworks accident. What added to a potential career threatening injury was that Pierre-Paul was a free agent and has not signed a contract. Instead of signing a multi-million-dollar deal in the summer of 2015... read more→


Evaluating Giants HC Ben McAdoo’s First Season Published 1/23/2017 in Pro Football TalkLineBob McAdoo Tom Coughlin

2016 started out for the New York Giants with Tom Coughlin ending his 12-year tenure as Giants head coach. Coughlin’s career in New York was a roller coaster as Big Blue won two Super Bowls but missed the playoffs for four consecutive seasons. While several were brought in to interview to replace Coughlin the decision was made to promote Ben... read more→


Should Giants Bring Back Victor Cruz in 2017 Published 1/17/2017 in Pro Football TalkLineVictor Cruz

In his seven seasons with the New York Giants wide receiver Victor Cruz has climbed a mountain top and fallen to the deepest valley. The narrative of Victor Cruz is a tale of an underdog similar to Rocky Balboa as Cruz started his career as an undrafted free agent from the University of Massachusetts. There were very little expectations when Cruz... read more→


NYG 2016 Season Review - STL Conversation w/ Tom McAlister Published 1/12/2017 in Pro Football TalkLineNew York Giants Helmet Football

SportsTalkLine Conversation New York Giants 2016 It's over. The GMen won 11 games in 2016. They lost the last one in Green Bay but it was one HELL of a season. GM Jerry Reese's gambles on defense paid off with only the lack of a running game keeping them from going deeper in the playoffs. You want to end the season holding the Lombardi, it... read more→


Giants GM Jerry Reese Deserves to Keep His Job Published 1/10/2017 in Pro Football TalkLineJerry Reese

The New York Giants seasons ended just like 30 other NFL teams short of the ultimate goal of winning a Super Bowl.  After a 38-13 loss to the Green Bay Packers, Big Blue will travel back home and start their offseason.  While the Giants season ended in defeat the 2016 campaign went significantly better than 2015 which had the G-men having a 6-10... read more→


NYG Playoffs Wild Card - STL Conversation w/ Tom McAlister Published 1/4/2017 in Pro Football TalkLineEli Manning Odell Beckham Jr.

SportsTalkLine Conversation New York Giants Weekly The Washington Redskins had their playoff fates in their own hands last Sunday. The New York Giants had other ideas and did what they've been doing all season long, found a way to win. As is the norm (again) the defense carried the load and the offense did enough to bring home the bacon. A... read more→


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Tom McAlister
Tom has an extreme passion for sports has he has participated as a player, coach, and referee of many different sports. Now he has started to illustrate his love of athletics by becoming a sports writer. Tom founded his own blog dfends.com and is now a SportsTalkLine.com writer covering the New York Giants Desk.
Tom McAlister