Sep 21 Kenny Golladay: I was actually yelling at Jason Garrett. A baffled Daniel Jones wasn't lying when he said there are no issues between him and Kenny Golladay. It turns out Golladay wasn't yelling at Jones when NFL Network cameras caught the star receiver venting and gesturing Thursday at the Giants bench during the early fourth quarter of a 30-29 loss to Washington. Golladay's ire was directed at offensive coordinator Jason Garrett. There was confusion in the immediate aftermath of the game because the view of Garrett was obstructed.
Sep 20 For Joe Judge and the Giants, it's time to start winning some games.The New York Giants went 6-10 last season, pretty much status quo for a team that has had one winning season since 2012, and the rookie head coach pretty much got a pass. "It's time for us to start winning," Mara said at that mid-August press conference. Yet, the Giants are currently right where they have been most of the last decade. At the bottom. Dealing with their eighth 0-2 start start to a season in the last nine years. That's not OK. Both of those were winnable games against teams that don't outclass the Giants talent-wise.
Sep 19 NFL will offer Giants no apology, say Dexter Lawrence offsides was 'correct' call. Did New York Giants defensive lineman Dexter Lawrence really go offsides on the second-to-last play in Thursday night's 30-29 loss to the Washington Football Team? The answer to that question depends on who you ask. Or what camera angle you view. Or which player you choose to listen to. Ultimately, Lawrence admits, his opinion doesn't matter.
Sep 18 Special
Report - It was truly a horrific way to lose, but there appears to be a growing
sentiment that Giants' defensive tackle Dexter Lawrence WAS NOT offsides in those
final two seconds. But the zebras said he was, which negated the missed 48-yard
field goal by the Washington kicker, Dustin Hopkins, and gave him another chance
five yards closer with the game clock reading all zeroes. He made that one, and
the gut-punch 30-29 defeat sent the Giants to a record of 0-2 for the season.
On the Game - Game 2
Gamegirl ..."It was so close, but this is what Giants fans have come to expect..."
Mikefan ..."The Giants offense played much better than they did in the first game..."
Instant Analysis: Giants lose heartbreaker to Washington.
Hopkins converts 2nd chance, Washington beats Giants 30-29.
Giants lose in worst way possible to fall to 0-2.
Patrick Graham's Giants defense wilts, plays like garbage late in epic loss at Washington.
Jones played well, but Giants found a way to drop to 0-2.
2 Preview - Giants
(0-1) Washington (0-1)
Sep 16 What were some of the encouraging takeaways from the Giants' Week 1 loss to Denver that they might be able to spring forward against Washington? And what do they need to fix? Offensively, the game was a tough test for an offensive line that looked disjointed all preseason. Defensively, we knew from last year that the Giants defense can cover (even if they didn't always show that Sunday against the Broncos).
Sep 15 Jabrill Peppers is usually a ball of energy. Giants coaches have often spoken how difficult it is sometimes to contain him. The safety is usually the loudest player on the practice field. Then he played fewer than 50% of the defensive snaps in the Giants' Week 1 loss to the Denver Broncos. That clearly frustrated Peppers, who rarely came off the field at all in 2020.
Sep 14 There is not a whole lot of understanding with the Giants nowadays, as their fan base dared to get excited for a new season and then got slapped into reality as the Broncos did whatever they pleased for three hours at MetLife Stadium. It is impossible to take the Giants seriously when they continue to lose so often. Head coach Joe Judge afterward said, "It's a long season ... we literally have an entire season ahead of us..."Sep 13 Giants lose to the Broncos 27-13
On the Game - Game 1
Gamegirl ..."I was excited at the start of the game, but then my hopes faded..."
Mikefan ..."It looks like the Giants will need a bit more time to make their changes work..."
Instant Analysis: Giants fall to Broncos, 27-13.
Teddy Bridgewater throws 2 TDs, Broncos pound Giants 27-13.
Giants look downright crummy in brutal Week 1 loss.
Saquon Barkley's return to Giants was a letdown.
Giants' misery won't change until Daniel Jones does.
Saquon Barkley is finally back - but still doesn't quite look right.
More of the same from Daniel Jones, NY Giants in season opening loss.
Giants need to step things up if they hope to keep fans in the stands.
New York Giants fall to Denver, 27-13.
Denver Broncos 27 - New York Giants 13: Instant Reaction.
Daniel Jones again erases all the good with one bad mistake against Broncos.
What happened to defense in Week 1 loss to Broncos?
The New York Giants got crushed by the Denver Broncos.
Denver D dominates, as Broncos get first win of 20213
12 Game 1 Preview -
(0-0) Cowboys (0-0)
Sep 11 Jason Garrett was in his Upper West Side apartment, unable to sleep after a cross-country trip back from Denver. The constant blare of sirens heading south were nonstop. Then a friend called and told him what had happened. Two planes had hit the World Trade Center, setting off the worst terrorist attacks in American history and a life-changing sequence of events around the world. Nearly 20 years to the day later, Garrett can recall the details as if it happened yesterday.
Sep 10 Giants offensive coordinator Jason Garrett did not offer any guarantees, but when he spoke to media on Thursday he certainly sounded like he expected to have two of his key play-makers - running back Saquon Barkley and wide receiver/kick returner Kadarius Toney - available Sunday vs. the Denver Broncos.
Sep 8 Nate Solder unseats Matt Peart for Giants' starting right tackle. Solder was listed Tuesday as the Giants' starting right tackle on the unofficial depth chart for Sunday's game against the Broncos. After Solder opted out of the 2020 season due to COVID-19, there was a thought he might retire. Instead he accepted a $7 million pay cut, a position change from left tackle and a demotion to backing up Matt Peart. But the 10-year veteran Solder outperformed the second-year pro Peart in training camp to win the job.
Sep 7 When Joe Judge gathered his players together late Monday afternoon, he spoke to them about their just-completed practice, the schedule for the rest of the week - and who they had voted to be their captains on the 2021 Giants. Seven players will represent the team as captains: quarterback Daniel Jones, running back Saquon Barkley, center Nick Gates, linebacker Blake Martinez, safeties Jabrill Peppers and Logan Ryan, and kicker Graham Gano.
Sep 6 The question of whether Giants G.M. Dave Gettleman sits on the hot seat has become one of the questions that hovers over the 2021 season. If Gettleman is in trouble - and if he gets fired during or after the season - the Giants will have a problem. The problem is a simple one. The new G.M. will inherit a coach. Unless the new New York Giants G.M. has current Giants coach Joe Judge at the top of that short list, the new G.M. may want to hire his own coach.
Sep 5 How about this? How about the Giants' defense carrying the team until the offense gets going? You remember that side of the ball, right? There has not been any handwringing about the defense this summer, which is a good thing, especially compared with what seemed like a daily game of hide-and-seek, searching for the players imported to fix the scoring part of the team. The status of nearly every key player on defense was never an issue. No news was the best news. Not so on offense.
Sep 4 Rehearsal time is over and now it's time to get to work. But the Giants still have a number of lingering questions as they get set to kickoff the 2021 regular season at home against Denver next week. Five questions ahead of the New York Giants regular season.
Sep 3 For the first time since becoming teammates, Saquon Barkley and Kenny Golladay today were together on the practice field in full pads. Afterward, each was non-committal about their availability for the Giants' season opener in 10 days against the Denver Broncos. Wide receiver Kadarius Toney, the Giants' first-round draft choice this year, has also missed much practice, prompting someone to ask coordinator Jason Garrett how much feel he has for what the offense will look like.
Sep 2 The NY Giants made three waiver wire claims Wednesday, one day after trimming the roster to 53 players. New York, with the No. 11 waiver priority in the NFL, claimed former San Francisco 49ers linebacker Justin Hilliard, former Jacksonville Jaguars wide receiver Collin Johnson, and former Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker Quincy Roche. All three players have the potential to push for an immediate role, ahead of the Giants' season opener on Sept. 12 against the Denver Broncos.
Sep 1 The Giants made two trades in two days for offensive linemen, neither of whom will magically transform their group into a respectable NFL unit. But they sure are better bets than what the Giants had. After a miserable preseason by their line up and down the depth chart, the Giants knew they had to upgrade their talent, and they believe they did with the acquisitions of two young interior linemen, Ben Bredeson and Billy Price.
- On the eve of the massive player cut required by the NFL no later than 4 p.m.
(ET) Tuesday, and less than 24 hours after the Giants lost their final preseason
game, the Giants took steps to solve the offensive line problem. They traded interior
defensive lineman B.J. Hill (6-3, 310) and a 2022 seventh round draft choice to
the Cincinnati Bengals for center-guard Billy Price.
Aug 30 Patriots 22 - Giants 20. The Giants' offensive line remains an unmitigated disaster. Who could've seen it coming, besides almost everybody? Perhaps most troubling, left tackle Andrew Thomas - whom Gettleman drafted fourth overall last year - played like garbage in Sunday's first half. How bad was Sunday night for this line? Well, big picture, the Giants had four drives against the Patriots' starting defense - before getting a touchdown against the backups to end the first half - and came away with zero points on those possessions. The Giants managed three punts - including drives of three and five plays - and a Jones interception, thrown into the end zone from the 1-yard line.
Aug 29 As the Giants close out their preseason Sunday night against the Patriots at MetLife Stadium, in what will be Jones' first appearance in a preseason game this season, there is no reason to believe, based on the evidence presented thus far this summer, they will be ready or able to throw a 30-point game at the Broncos on Sept. 12. Can they get to 27, or 24, or even 21? There is no indication the answer is leaning toward the affirmative.
Aug 28 Head coach Joe Judge confirmed that running back Saquon Barkley, wide receiver Kenny Golladay, and tight end Kyle Rudolph will not participate in Sunday's preseason game. All three are working their way back from physical ailments and have been working to ramp up for the season under the watchful eye of trainers.
Aug 27 When the Giants returned to their hotel rooms in Providence following Wednesday's practice and turned on their television sets, they saw what just about every other person in New England - and most of the country - was seeing: the hot take coronation of Mac Jones as the next great Patriots passer. On Thursday, the defense seemed intent on making the rookie quarterback look more like a rookie quarterback. And they did.
Aug 26 Giants-Patriots joint practices, Day 1 takeaways: Some good, some bad for Giants. Wednesday was a good news, bad news kind of day for the New York Giants as they held their first of two joint practices with the New England Patriots. The Giants made some highlight plays, and some lowlight ones. They got tight end Kyle Rudolph back from his foot injury. They lost cornerback Adoree' Jackson to an ankle injury, with his status for Week 1 apparently in doubt.
Aug 24 Giants coach Joe Judge refuses to be clone of Patriots' Bill Belichick. He spent eight seasons with the Patriots, won three Super Bowl rings and learned at the feet of the most accomplished coach in NFL history. But make no mistake: When Joe Judge brings his Giants to New England for joint practice sessions on Wednesday and Thursday in advance of Sunday's preseason finale at MetLife Stadium, this will be strictly business.
Aug 23 The New York Giants, who in their preseason opener against the Jets didn't look very impressive overall, built on a solid week of joint practices against the Cleveland Browns in a 17-13 loss. With both teams sitting most of their starters this week, one of the most encouraging developments for the Giants was the play of the backup offensive linemen.
Aug 22 What to look for in Giants vs. Browns. Joe Judge and Kevin Stefanski, a pair of second-year head coaches who grew up close to each other in the Philadelphia area, gathered their teams this week at the Cleveland's practice facility in Berea, Ohio. They held joint practices on Thursday and Friday, which provided a change of pace for both teams in the dog days of training camp.
Aug 21 Two practices were a warm up to Sunday's exhibition game at FirstEnergy Stadium. Browns coach Kevin Stefanski said quarterback Baker Mayfield will not play and that he intended to rest the majority of his starters for the second straight week. New York coach Joe Judge planned to talk to Stefanski before deciding whether he'll play starting quarterback Daniel Jones and the other first-teamers.
Aug 20 The best thing the Giants can glean from Thursday's businesslike joint practice with the Browns is that the dichotomy between the home team and the visiting team was not stark. This is not to say the Giants, 6-10 last season, got the better of the Browns, who went 11-5 in 2020 and are unquestionably on the rise. Sure, Baker Mayfield and the Browns' offense certainly looked more polished than Daniel Jones and his crew. No surprise there. But more often than not, the Giants held up quite well, a good sign that their roster is coming along.
Aug 17 The Giants and general manager Dave Gettleman made a couple of interesting trades in recent days with an eye toward upgrading their secondary and special teams unit. One was with the Houston Texans for cornerback Keion Crossen, the other with the Green Bay Packers for cornerback Josh Jackson.
Aug 16 Giants 53-man roster projection after Preseason Game 1. Who helped their cause in Saturday's preseason opener and who didn't? Here's an updated 53-man roster projection. There's still a lot of preseason left to go for the New York Giants, but with that said, the first round of roster cuts is fast approaching on August 17, when teams must trim their training camp rosters from 90 to 85.
Aug 15 After they got a sneak peek at Wednesday's Fan Fest, Giants supporters saw their team play at MetLife Stadium in person for the first time since Dec. 29, 2019. Big Blue opened the 2021 preseason against the New York Jets, and although there was some late excitement, the Giants fell 12-7 in the first tune-up of the year.
Aug 14 Joe Judge focusing on bottom of Giants roster in first preseason game. Judge and his coaching staff are not going to learn a whole lot about their starting units, because those players are not going to be on the field much, if at all. Daniel Jones will sit this one out, as will Saquon Barkley and new receivers Kenny Golladay and Kadarius Toney. Mostly, Judge wants to continue the evaluation of the bottom portion of their 90-man roster, as five players must get cut by Tuesday.
Report - The third preseason game was historically the one in which the starters
did not participate. In effect, it was the last chance for the coaches to watch
the team's hopefuls before making the final, painful roster cuts.