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Jan 19 If Pat Shurmur wants to endear himself quickly to Giants fans, all he has to do is beat the Eagles on Sunday. Capturing the NFC championship and advancing to Super Bowl LII (which just so happens to be at the Vikings' home in Minneapolis) would be a great way to cap his tenure as the Vikings' offensive coordinator.
Pat Shurmur was always "infatuated" with the Giants job and is greatly intrigued with not only getting to work with Eli Manning as his career winds down, but also the possibility, thanks to the No. 2 pick in the 2018 NFL Draft, to mold the team's next franchise quarterback.
Odell Beckham will thrive under Pat Shurmur, says Vikings WR Stefon Diggs. Odell Beckham Jr. should look forward to thriving under Shurmur as Giants head coach "because Pat knows how to get people the ball."
Eli Manning and new Giants general manager Dave Gettleman recently had their much-anticipated meeting, "Yes, it was a great meeting," Gettleman told The Post on Thursday. "Eli, obviously on this team, there's only three guys who are still here from when I left. Eli, Zak DeOssie and JPP [Jason Pierre-Paul]."
may not be their first, second or third choice, but if the Giants name Pat
Shurmur their next head coach, the man who currently employs him in Minnesota
believes he'll do a fine job.
One of the first orders of business Pat Shurmur will need to do once he is hired as head coach of the Giants will be to assemble a coaching staff. Many of the Giants assistants from last season have taken jobs elsewhere - mostly on the offensive side of the ball.
Jan 17 Giants fans should be pulling for Pat Shurmur, Vikings to win Super Bowl. Shurmur, 52, has been to a Super Bowl before at the end of the 2004 season as Donovan McNabb's quarterbacks coach in Philly, losing Super Bowl XXXIX to the New England Patriots, 24-21, in Jacksonville.
The Giants and Pat Shurmur - the Vikings offensive coordinator - made it clear Monday, without uttering a word in public, they want each other, although nothing can be made official until after the Vikings are done playing. If you want a glimpse into Pat Shurmur as the new head coach of the Giants, think of a slightly younger, much less round Andy Reid.
Here's Odell Beckham's last chance to become Giants leader. Pat Shurmur will be Beckham's third head coach, and the first two - Tom Coughlin and Ben McAdoo - couldn't make it past two seasons with him.
expected to hire Vikings OC Pat Shurmur as head coach with hopes he can fix
offense. Pat Shurmur knows quarterbacks.
does this mean for Shurmur's new coaching staff? It could mean Steve Spagnuolo
gets to stay as the defensive coordinator. The two got their NFL initiation in
1999 on Andy Reid's staff with the Eagles and spent eight years together in Philadelphia.
Jan 14 Patriots defensive coordinator Matt Patricia is the No. 1 candidate for the Giants and Lions. This is the easiest decision Patricia will make in his head coaching career. Indications are Patricia and the Giants want each other with the Lions hoping his long-time association and friendship with Detroit GM Bob Quinn when they were together in New England for 12 years will be enough to attract him to the Motor City and keep him away from the bright lights of Broadway.
Giants can't be left at the coaching altar this time. Do not under any circumstance be left standing in this high-stakes game of musical chairs by Patriots defensive coordinator Matt Patricia taking the Lions job and Patriots offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels taking the Colts job and Vikings offensive coordinator Pat Shurmur taking the Cardinals job.
Jan 13 Devon Kennard is entering an offseason full of uncertainty. The Giants linebacker is set to become a free agent after completing his rookie contract. Kennard wants to return to the Giants, even though he knows the team will be much different after general manager Jerry Reese and head coach Ben McAdoo were fired in December.
Matt Patricia could be coordinating his final defensive game plan for the New England Patriots on Saturday night, before relocating four hours south to be the Giants' new head coach. It is unlikely, of course, that the AFC's top-seeded Patriots (13-3) will lose to the fifth-seeded Tennessee Titans (9-7) at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Mass., in a prime-time NFL divisional round clash (8:15 p.m.).
coaching search is down to three. The next head coach of the Giants will be
Josh McDaniels, Matt Patricia or Pat Shurmur, with no surprise candidate looming,
and at this point all three are very much in the mix.
Jan 10 You are a general manager, and you are searching for a new head coach. And Bill Belichick is not available. And then you look at the records of those who branched out on their own from the Belichick tree, and you gasp. And so you begin reminding yourself that there is only one Belichick.
Giants' next head coach needs to fix broken offense - or bring on someone who can. The most important question arguably is one of the simplest: If you are our head coach, how will we score points?
Giants Head Coach Interview Tracker. A recap of the New York Giants' head coach interviews to-date: Steve Wilks, Panthers Defensive Coordinator - Pat Shurmur, Vikings Offensive Coordinator - Josh McDaniels, Patriots Offensive Coordinator/QB Coach - Matt Patricia, Patriots Defensive Coordinator - Steve Spagnuolo, Giants Interim Head Coach/Defensive Coordinator.
Jan 9 Odell Beckham pleads with Eli Apple to stop arguing with angry Giants fans on Twitter: 'Stop bro, ur better than that'. Beckham, 25, to his credit, told Apple that neither Beckham nor Apple was "good enough" this season and cautioned it's not "worth it" to respond to the nasty critics on Twitter.
Bill Belichick, yes Bill Belichick, be the next coach of the Giants? With
a report of turmoil in New England involving him, Tom Brady and Robert Kraft,
it certainly seems feasible.
Sullivan left quite the impression with his play-calling Week 6 in Denver.
The Broncos on Thursday reached an agreement with Sullivan, the Giants' offensive
coordinator the past two seasons, to be Denver's new quarterbacks coach.
Gettleman talks Giants rebuild, GM influences and the QB issue, what it means
to be a New York Giant: "I'd tell 'em: "You gotta understand: You're
playing for a flagship NFL franchise. You're representing a tradition of winning,
a tradition of Super Bowls. You've gotta live up to that. This isn't just some
place. And you gotta understand that right now."
Giants' coaching search continues to pick up steam. The first interview took
place on Wednesday, and there will be more to come in the next five days.
Gettleman wasn't only meeting with Steve Spagnuolo as the first candidate
to interview for the Giants' head coach vacancy on Wednesday. He also had his
first sit-down with cornerback Eli Apple, who was suspended for the final game
of the season.
have no choice: It's time to grab Eli Manning's successor. Gettleman will
meet soon with Manning and the summit will likely result in a resolution. Here's
hoping Manning will be on board with mentoring one of the young guns along with
Davis Webb - if given the chance.
Jan 3 New
Giants general manager Dave Gettleman made his first local media appearance
Tuesday since his introductory press conference last week. Gettleman discussed
Eli Manning, Eli Apple, Odell Beckham and more. Some quick takeaways.
Who has most attractive coach opening? Giants fans know. It is easily the best destination on the market. Come to New York, dare to be great in a place where if you make it here, you can make it anywhere. The Post's ranking of the best franchises for a head coach with Super Bowl ambitions:.
Gettleman walked into the final team meeting of the season, introduced himself
to the Giants players and proceeded to tell them this franchise needs to get back
faces an offseason of uncertainty, and despite receiving initial assurances
from newly hired general manager Dave Gettleman that he goes into 2018 as the
starter, there are no guarantees.
Weston Richburg wanted to return and play for the Giants this season, but
said the team did not want him to do so.
On the game. Game 16
Gamegirl ..."It was a really bad season, but at least it had a happy ending. I've heard all the talk, and I really hope Eli Manning is back next year..."
Mikefan ..."The Giants closed out the season with a win over the Redskins. Giants Pride means something to some players and to their fans..."
ESPN - Giants close dismal season with 18-10 win over Washington.
Giants.com - Instant Analysis: Giants 18, Redskins 10.
StarLedger - New York Giants vs. Washington Redskins RECAP, score and stats.
StarLedger - Orleans Darkwa cashes in from Giants before free agency.
StarLedger - Giants' Ereck Flowers says reports he shut himself down are 'false'.
StarLedger - Eli Manning '100 percent' wants to return but Giants still must draft a QB.
TheRecord - With lost season now over, the real games begin for Giants.
NYPost - Giants report card: Finally, this defense was everywhere.
NYPost - Giants finish horrid season with some pride (and pick they want).
NYPost - Spagnuolo wanted one Giants keepsake, so he asked a photographer.
NYPost - Giants fan favorite enters free agency with huge game.
NYDailyNews - Win, Win! Giants secure No. 2 pick in draft thanks to Colts.
NYDailyNews - Eli ends season with win, 100% wants to be back with Giants.
NYDailyNews - Giants' Ereck Flowers denies report he refused to play in finale.
NYDailyNews - Giants Grades and Extra Points: Defense, running game come up big.
NYDailyNews - Now the real work starts for Dave Gettleman and Giants.
NYDailyNews - Darkwa, Gallman impress in final Giants game of season.
NYDailyNews - Giants appear to want to build around Eli Manning, regardless of draft spot.
Newsday - Giants end year on high note, beat Redskins.
Newsday - Gettleman's presence felt as he watches season finale.
Newsday - Giants fans, players shower Eli Manning with affection in finale.
Newsday - Giants Q&A: What's next for Steve Spagnuolo?
Newsday - Hunter Sharp makes his first TD catch.
InsideFootball - New York Giants 18, Washington Redskins 10.
BigBlueInteractive - Giants 18 - Redskins 10.
Washington Post - In a meaningless game, Eli Manning shows his value.
(2-13) vs Redskins (7-8) Game Preview
Dec 31 Dave Gettleman has started his Giants' house cleaning. He fired Marc Ross, the team's vice president of player evaluation, part of a Saturday blood-letting that also included the cutting of Bobby Hart, the starting right tackle, and the benching of Ereck Flowers, the left tackle.
Dec 30 New
Giants GM Dave Gettleman said Friday that he intends to go into 2018 with
Eli Manning as the Giants' starting quarterback for next season.
One of the reasons why Giants team ownership made the decision to hire Dave Gettleman in place now and not to wait to interview more general manager candidates is because they didn't want to waste time in commencing their head coaching search.
The "Giants" will play their 16th and final game of the season on Sunday. The team name is in quotes because, for the most part, the guys on the field for the contest against Washington were never expected to be there.
co-owner John Mara claimed the team never had a plan to play rookie quarterback
Davis Webb this season on Friday, even though they clearly did, and communicated
Brandon Marshall: Turnaround starts with the players. Marshall pointed to guys such as Damon Harrison and Landon Collins as potential leaders for the team moving forward. But he also wants to be part of it, too.
Retracing the signs of Eli Apple's 'immature but good kid' duality. Should the Giants have suspected this might happen? Warning signs were scattered across the landscape during the buildup to the 2016 NFL Draft.
Report - They only interviewed four candidates when at least seven were prominently
named, and they reached a decision before the end of the season, but nevertheless,
the Giants have a new general manager. His name is Dave Gettleman and he has been
The result might work, but this Giants process was bad. If Dave Gettleman uses all his experience and his knowledge and figures out how to get one or two more playoff appearances out of Eli Manning, then he'll have done what is expected.
Nothing went right for the Giants in the first-round of the 2016 NFL Draft when they ended up with Ohio State cornerback Eli Apple. And it all started with Laremy Tunsil's gas-mask bong. That was the catalyst for how the Giants ended up with Apple, whom they suspended on Wednesday.
Brandon Marshall says his best is yet to come. Brandon Marshall had an unproductive 2017 season that was abbreviated because of an injury that required surgery. He will be 34 years old when the 2018 season begins. But that hasn't diminished his desire to continue playing.
Geno Smith says he learned a lot from watching Eli Manning. Geno Smith's time with the Giants seems to have expired. He'll be inactive on Sunday because the Giants promoted rookie Davis Webb to the backup job. Smith said he understands that decision has nothing to do with him.
The Giants and the Washington Redskins are closing out disappointing campaigns for both inside MetLife Stadium on New Year's Eve. Here are five questions for the Giants as they prepare to bid farewell to a season they'd all wish to forget.
Dec 28 Giants have failed Eli Manning, no matter what comes next. Giants have failed Eli Manning, no matter what comes next.
Davis Webb will be backup QB in Week 17. The Giants' rookie quarterback will
be the team's No. 2 signal caller for Sunday's season finale against the Redskins
at MetLife Stadium.
Giants have finally had enough of their Bad Apple. Eli Apple, the second-year
cornerback mired myriad on-the-field and off-the-field issues, was suspended for
the final week of the season.
Dec 27 The Giants may be the second-worst team in the NFL this season, but Eli Manning thinks it's a short trip back to the top. And he hopes he can make that journey with the team.
The "Giants" will play their 16th and final game of the season on Sunday. Most of the actual guys on the field for the upcoming contest against Washington, though, will not have been part of all 16 of those games. Many of them weren't expected to be there starting and playing larger roles, and a good number of them weren't even affiliated with the team when this season of woe began.
Collins wants Eli Apple to ship out. The Giants'
two-time Pro Bowl safety blasted his embattled teammate,calling Apple "a cancer"
and making it clear he believes the Giants need to get rid of the 2016 first-round
pick in the offseason.
Dec 26 One more game to go. That might be the best news the Giants have gotten all season, an acknowledgment that this forsaken season is coming to a close.
This has been the most trying season of Manning's football life, with no Odell Beckham Jr. to take one to the house for him, with no one to keep him comfortable in the pocket or even upright.
To some eyes, Sunday's game against Washington is a must-lose situation for the Giants. If they fall to the Redskins, they will secure the No. 2 pick in the upcoming draft.
Jason Pierre-Paul challenges 'true fans' to show up as Giants look to close out dismal season on high note. Coaches and players presumably find it as difficult to come to work during seasons this dreadful as fans find it to watch their team lose constantly.Dec 25 Giants lose to the Cardinals 23-0
On the game. Game 15
Gamegirl ..."Christmas Eve is not my favorite day to watch a football game. Although I guess if the Giants were actually in contention for something, that would make matters even worse..."
Mikefan ..."This was the next to last game of the season. Eli Manning played strongly last time out, and today had different results. It didn't help that tight end Evan Engram was hurt after making just one catch in the first quarter..."
ESPN - Fitz has a big day, Cardinals get first shutout in 25 years.
Giants.com - Instant Analysis: Cardinals 23, Giants 0.
StarLedger - Steve Spagnuolo's long-shot bid to become Giants' coach ends in ugly loss.
StarLedger - Giants secure worst season in franchise history with Christmas Eve no-show.
StarLedger - Giants' Landon Collins sheds tears after breaking forearm.
StarLedger - Why didn't Giants' Eli Apple play cornerback vs. Cardinals?
StarLedger - Giants throwing away another Davis Webb opportunity?
TheRecord - Giants make franchise history with 13th loss on Christmas Eve in Arizona.
NYPost - Eli Manning and Giants look equally miserable.
NYPost - Giants report card: Offense reaches depressing new low.
NYPost - Landon Collins breaks down as fractured arm ends season.
NYPost - Eli Apple's return did not go how he hoped it would.
NYDailyNews - Giants shut out by Cardinals to keep quest for No. 2 pick intact.
NYDailyNews - Eli Manning to start in Week 17, Davis Webb may remain inactive.
NYDailyNews - Landon Collins breaks down in tears after season-ending injury.
NYDailyNews - Giants Grades and Extra Points: Poor grades all around in loss.
Newsday - Giants take a step backward, fall to 2-13.
Newsday - Giants Q&A: How did Landon Collins fracture his right forearm?
Newsday - Giants' special teams prove costly.
Newsday - What's the story with Eli Apple this time?
InsideFootball - Arizona Cardinals 23, New York Giants 0.
BigBlueInteractive - Arizona Cardinals 23 - New York Giants 0.
RevengeOfTheBirds - Arizona Cardinals get first shutout in 25 years.
(2-12) vs Cardinals (6-8) Game Preview
Dec 24 Giants' desert trip can prove last week wasn't a mirage. Can a hot finish change the way Manning's future is viewed inside the building?
Go ahead and just try to take the ball out of running back Wayne Gallman's hands. You probably have a better chance of winning the lottery than you would wrestling the ball free.
wrong with Eli Apple? That's one of the prevailing questions from a chaotic
Giants season rife with drama. Apple has clashed with the coaching staff, sniped
at teammates and nearly bolted from the team's facility after he was criticized
in a film session.
Dec 23 Jason
Pierre-Paul's right hand has been a source of concern and fascination since
he severely injured it in a fireworks accident in 2015.The Giants defensive end
practiced on a limited basis Friday while wearing a protective club, then told
reporters he plans to play against the Cardinals in Glendale, Arizona, on Sunday
despite having a broken finger.
quarterback Davis Webb is third on the depth chart, and he will be on the outside
looking in once again after Steve Spagnuolo confirmed Friday that Webb will be
Giants general manager candidate will likely be asked for his thoughts on
quarterback Eli Manning when they interview for the job. Louis Riddick was part
of an "NFL Live" panel that discussed how the Giants should handle Manning on
Dec. 11, a day after he made his return to the starting lineup against the Cowboys
in a 30-10 loss.
Davis Webb a franchise quarterback? Who knows. But he certainly has the poise
part of the formula squared away. This nightmarish Giants season has put the rookie
in an unenviable position.
Giants hoping to hit 30-point mark before this season ends. It's not that difficult. "It's not that easy, either," Sterling Shepard said. Shepard knows this because during his two years in the league the Giants have never scored 30 points or more in any game. They've won 13 times in that span, they went to the playoffs. But when it comes to scoring 30-something, they are 30-nothings.
Webb took six snaps with the first-team offense of the New York Giants in
practice Wednesday afternoon.
Giants on QB future: Stick with Webb, pass on the draft. Landon Collins told
The Post, "Don't draft him. Don't do it. Davis is gonna be really good in
the league when it's his time, I promise you.
Steve Spagnuolo's orders are clear. At least in his mind. As interim coach, he's being asked to help the Giants win games. Not next year. Not for the years down the road. Now. Which is why, he said, Davis Webb is taking practice reps with the first offensive unit this week but likely won't see the field on Sunday against the Cardinals.
Landon Collins knows what probably needs to happen. "I shouldn't play," he said of the rest of the season while dealing with a sore left ankle injury that he aggravated in Sunday's loss to the Eagles.
Dec 20 Landon Collins did not have the season he hoped for - personally or as a member of the Giants team - but it will end the same as last year's. With a Pro Bowl nod.
Giants bring back young pass-rusher for a two-game look. Okwara on Tuesday was activated from the reserve/injured; designated for return list.
Compiling Giants' long Christmas wish list: Next franchise QB, new offensive line, and more. With all that has gone wrong, the Giants are probably going to be asking for a lot this holiday season as they try to restore stability and a winning culture back within the organization.
There are maybe five to 10 current Giants players who can be confident they'll have a role on the 2018 team. Another five to 10 can be fairly certain. Beyond that, there isn't much security.
Dec 19 The Giants began their interview process for general manager, keeping things in house by speaking Monday with Marc Ross, their vice president of player evaluation.
After solid outing, Eli Manning will start for Giants Sunday against Cardinals. Steve Spagnuolo said he has no idea why the Giants offense that was stagnant for most of the season came roaring to life on Sunday against the Eagles. But he'd like to see more of it.
What happens if the Eli Manning everyone saw slinging it 57 times in a tight 34-29 loss to the Eagles, the best team in the NFC, is once again starting at quarterback for the Giants in 2018?
The Giants were victimized by the same rule at least once earlier this season, so Eli Manning hardly was surprised while watching the ending of the Pittsburgh-New England game on Sunday.