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Tom McAlister

Tom McAlister

New York Giants Analyst at SportsTalkLine.com
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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Potential Giant Draft Picks Published 3/29/2016 in Pro Football Talk LineMyles Jack

As the calendar switches to April and free agency slows down all focus will now be placed on the NFL Draft. The Giants addressed multiple defensive needs in their free agency bonanza and invested millions of dollars to rebuild a dilapidated unit. Yet there still limitations on the Giants roster and look for these needs to be addressed in the NFL... read more→


Remaining Holes on Giants Roster Published 3/22/2016 in Pro Football Talk LineJerry Reese

Jerry Reese did not hesitate during the early free agency period as Reese resigned and acquired multiple pieces to help upgrade Big Blues D. The first piece was resigning Jason Pierre-Paul who Reese is betting will return to his Pro Bowl form. JPP also gained veteran support on the defensive line when Olivier Vernon and Damion “Snacks”... read more→


Why pay JPP and not Cruz Published 3/15/2016 in Pro Football Talk LineJason Pierre Paul

There were many questions entering this off season for the New York Giants. One question that was answered this week was what to do with franchise favorites Jason Pierre-Paul and Victor Cruz. Many were wondering what Jerry Reese would do, would JPP be allowed to walk as a free agent and Cruz released? Speculation came to an end this week when both... read more→


Who is Staying, Coming, and Going for Big Blue Published 3/10/2016 in Pro Football Talk LineRevolving Door

Upon entering the infancy stage of free-agency within the first 24 hours Jerry Reese was able to secure top talent to fill holes on the roster. The struggle of the G-Men's defensive unit has been well documented but on paper they are already a much better unit in 2016. The acquisitions will have other effects as well.  Mainly impacting which... read more→


Giants Need to Have Answer at Running Back Published 3/8/2016 in Pro Football Talk LineRashad Jennings

The Giants do have pressing issues that need to be addressed to improve their roster this offseason. The defensive side of the ball needs to be upgraded for Big Blue to have meaningful games in December and January. One area of the roster that is very perplexing is running back for the Giants as they used a quartet of runners and could not have... read more→


Wide Receiver/Offensive Line Targets for Giants Published 2/29/2016 in Pro Football Talk LineTravis Benjiman

The New York Giants do have a franchise quarterback in Eli Manning and crossover superstar in wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr…. but those are the two main threats for the Giants offense. OBJ does not have a partner in crime at the wide receiver position. While there have been recent upgrades on the offensive line is still an unfinished... read more→


Potential Defensive Free Agent Targets for Giants Published 2/22/2016 in Pro Football Talk LineNFL Free Agency

NFL free agency period begins on March 9th and similar to the other 31 teams in the NFL the New York Giants have needs to address. The main emphasis going into free agency for the G Men will be upgrading the defensive unit that ranked dead last in yards given up and 30 out of 32 in scoring defense. While there are marquee players available in free... read more→


Pieces in Place For Giants Offensive Line Published 2/16/2016 in Pro Football Talk LineGiants Offensive Line

Just days after the Lombardi Trophy was hoisted by Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos in the golden jubilee of Super Bowls the New York Giants started to retool their roster. The first move was to release players and two of those players were offensive linemen Geoff Schwartz and Will Beatty. While the Giants increased the cap room to help lure... read more→


Pieces That Are In Place For The Giants Published 2/9/2016 in Pro Football Talk Line

Winning a championship is usually the culminating step from specific player acquisitions made or not made in previous years. The draft selections, trades, and free agents signings determine the fate of a franchise long after the deals are finalized. Installing George Young and drafting Phil Simms in 1979 started moving the Giants towards their... read more→


Manziel Status With The Team .... Not Good Published 2/3/2016 in Pro Football Talk LineJohnny Manziel

The latest Texas two-step Johnny Manziel and his girlfriend were into was (again) attended by a police presence. Now stop me if you've heard this one before. By the time Police arrived Johnny was nowhere to be found. The girlfriend didn't want to press any chargers and it was all a misunderstanding BUT she was very worried for Johnny's well being... read more→


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Tom McAlister

Tom McAlister

New York Giants Analyst at SportsTalkLine.com
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