May 21 Azeez Ojulari knows he might own a Giants record for just one year. In 2021, Ojulari, a second-round draft choice, finished with a team-high 8.0 sacks, the highest total by a Giants rookie since individual sacks became an official statistic in 1982. The next possessor of the rookie sack record might already be in the locker room. Last month, the Giants selected pass rush specialist Kayvon Thibodeaux with the fifth overall pick in the NFL Draft. The 6-5, 258-pounder had 19.0 sacks in 32 games over three seasons at the University of Oregon. That included a school freshman-record 9.0 sacks in 2019.
May 20 For now, Mike Kafka is the offensive play-caller for the Giants - now being the organized team activity sessions this spring. It is Kafka, the first-year offensive coordinator, who is making the calls to the quarterbacks in these practices. Brian Daboll was the offensive coordinator in Buffalo and has extensive experience as a play-caller. Often, former coordinators find it difficult to hand over the keys to their offense for someone else to drive. Daboll has not said what he will do moving forward into the season.
May 18 The Giants finally brought in some help in their quest to replace James Bradberry at cornerback. Wednesday, they signed two cornerbacks. And both have ties to Giants defensive coordinator Wink Martindale. The Giants first agreed to sign veteran Maurice Canady. They also signed Khalil Dorsey, who spent the last two years with the Ravens (and Martindale) but missed the 2021 season with an injury.
Report - The shopping has finished, aside from a few odds and ends. The grill
is going, the smoker ready, the oven at temperature. Can you guess what general
manager Joe Schoen and head coach Brian Daboll are cooking? No, not yet but we
are starting to get an idea. Offensively, the Giants were an abject disaster in
2021. Injuries, poor play, turnovers, penalties ... all worked to keep the scrappy
May 14 Giants rookie minicamp notebook, day 1. A run down of all the latest happenings from the first day of the Giants rookie minicamp. Making the jump from college to the pros can be daunting for any rookie, regardless of where--or if--he was drafted. That's why Giants head coach Brian Daboll, in planning for his first rookie minicamp, has been putting more of a focus on the mental aspect of things than the physical part.
May 13 Predicting Giants' 2022 record: Wins and losses for each game.
May 13 Giants 2022 Schedule: What you need to know for each game.
May 13 Giants have chance for decent start but home stretch is on road.
May 13 Giants' 2022 schedule: Only prime-time game is vs. Cowboys.
May 12 The Giants got worse this week when they released cornerback James Bradberry. Their secondary now has just two proven starters -- cornerback Adoree' Jackson and safety Xavier McKinney -- and a slew of question marks. Jackson and McKinney have at least proven to be solid starters, and McKinney has the potential to keep ascending following a strong second season in which he was Pro Football Focus' 15th-ranked safety with a 75.4 grade. Alongside McKinney at safety is Julian Love and fourth-round pick Dane Belton.
May 11 When Kayvon Thibodeaux spoke in his introductory press conference after being drafted No. 5 overall in the 2022 NFL Draft, the edge rusher made sure to mention his willingness to spend big to obtain his desired jersey number, saying that it could take a lot of "zeroes" to acquire No. 5. By Monday, the Giants rookie had won the jersey, and the deal he made with kicker Graham Gano sent payment in the form of a $50,000 donation to the charity Puppies Behind Bars.
May 10 Giants cut James Bradberry after Joe Schoen tried (and failed) to trade him - now cornerback is a huge weakness. In Bradberry's first season in 2020, he was one of the best cornerbacks in the NFL, getting three interceptions, 18 pass deflections and making the Pro Bowl. Pro Football Focus had him graded as the sixth-best cornerback in the league that year. His performance fell off in 2021.
May 9 UPDATE - The Giants released cornerback James Bradberry on Monday in order to save around $10.1 million against the salary cap this season. The move for the Giants was more about the money than an indictment on the player.
May 9 The Giants are still rebuilding, as they seek to be competitive in 2022 in a NFC that will have opportunities to take a few games. Here's a complete look at the teams set to square off with the Giants this year, as well as a rundown of their 18-week regular-season schedule (once announced).
May 5 UPDATE - NFL Network's 'Schedule Release '22' airs Thursday at 8 p.m. ET.
May 5 Giants GM Joe Schoen says 'unfortunate' James Bradberry situation will be resolved by end of week. It's been widely assumed that James Bradberry's tenure with the Giants would end this offseason. However, the NFL Draft has come and gone, and he still remains with Big Blue. But despite that, Giants GM Joe Schoen seemed to confirm that Bradberry will not be a Giant at the start of the 2022 season.
May 4 UPDATE - The Giants will face the Green Bay Packers on Sunday, Oct. 9, in Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in London. The Giants will play in London for the third time. On Oct. 28, 2007, the Giants defeated the Miami Dolphins, 13-10, before 81,176 fans in Wembley Stadium in the first regular season NFL game played outside of North America. Nine years later - on Oct. 23, 2016 - the Giants edged the Los Angeles Rams, 17-10, in Twickenham Stadium.
May 4 Brian Daboll said something about Daniel Jones that explains how much different he'll be than Jason Garrett. Garrett and Joe Judge (and Freddie Kitchens) practically removed the threat of the Giants offense taking shots down the field, instead imbuing the passing offense with a little too much conservatism. There was an emphasis on quick throws, usually in the short-to-intermediate areas of the field. Part of that was to compensate for a terrible offensive line, but Judge also wanted to reduce Jones' turnovers. "I want him to be himself," Daboll said. "I want him to not be afraid of consequences and pull the trigger and attack."
May 4 Giants fire pair of top-level scouts as part of Joe Schoen's shake-up. The Giants fired director of college scouting Chris Pettit and senior personnel executive Kyle O'Brien. The shake-up came only two days after wrapping up the 2022 draft, when Pettit and O'Brien were seated side-by-side with other key influencers in the second row of the war room. The timing of the changes make sense because the Giants were midway through a scouting cycle when Schoen arrived and wanted to minimize disruption.
May 3 In a span of seven minutes on Friday evening, general manager Joe Schoen did something that should have made the New York Giants and their fans realize they finally have a chance. He traded back (twice!) before you could even blink in the second round of the 2022 NFL draft to add extra picks. In that seven minutes Schoen traded back as many times as Dave Gettleman did in nine years as general manager of the Carolina Panthers and Giants. And the two times Gettleman did trade back, sources say it was at the behest of former coach Joe Judge last year.
May 2 If there was any doubt about it, this is not the old Giants' way of doing business. The best available players were picked to help replenish the depleted talent on a Giants roster that, over the last four years, won just 24 games. That will never change, regardless of who's running the draft. But there were some differences brought in by new general manager Joe Schoen, a man who came from outside the organization to save it from its nearly decade-long floundering and decay.
May 1 Reactions from the experts on the Giants' draft picks, along with analysis on each prospect.
May 1 NY Giants draft grades 2022: Analysis for every pick.
May 1 Grading the Giants 2022 NFL draft picks.
Apr 30 UPDATE - With the 182nd pick in the 2022 NFL Draft, the New York Giants selected Cincinnati Darrian Beavers.
Apr 30 UPDATE - With the 173rd pick in the 2022 NFL Draft, the New York Giants selected North Carolina offensive lineman Marcus McKethan.
Apr 30 UPDATE - With the 147th pick in the 2022 NFL Draft, the New York Giants selected Arizona State defensive tackle DJ Davidson.
Apr 30 UPDATE - With the 146th pick in the 2022 NFL Draft, the New York Giants selected Indiana linebacker Micah McFadden.
Apr 30 UPDATE - With the 114th pick in the 2022 NFL Draft, the New York Giants selected Iowa safety Dane Belton.
Apr 30 UPDATE - With the 112th pick in the 2022 NFL Draft, the New York Giants selected San Diego State tight end Daniel Bellinger.
Apr 30 General manager Joe Schoen was a hero on Thursday night after selecting edge defender Kayvon Thibodeaux and offensive tackle Evan Neal in Round 1 of the 2022 NFL Draft. On Friday night? Well, you would have thought Schoen had morphed overnight into Dave Gettleman 2.0, the vilified former GM, in the eyes of fickle Giants fans.
Apr 30 Brian Daboll, Mike Kafka can get creative with WR Wan'Dale Robinson. Robinson was one of a record 13 wide receivers taken in the first two rounds. When a reporter suggested to Schoen that the newest Giants receiver has a similar skillset to Toney, the G.M. asked, "Is that a bad thing?" Clearly, he thinks not. "I'll take as many of those guys as we can on the field," Schoen said.
Apr 29 UPDATE - With the No.81 overall pick in the 2022 NFL draft, the New York Giants select LSU cornerback Cordale Flott.
Apr 29 UPDATE - With the No. 67 overall pick in the 2022 NFL draft, the New York Giants select North Carolina guard Joshua Ezeudu.
Apr 29 UPDATE - With the 43rd pick in the 2022 NFL Draft, the New York Giants selected Kentucky wide receiver Wan'Dale Robinson.
Apr 29 What are Giants getting in Kayvon Thibodeaux, Evan Neal? At the start of this 2021 college football season, Kayvon Thibodeaux and Evan Neal might've been the two top candidates to be the No. 1 overall pick. Now, both are New York Giants. Scouting reports on Joe Schoen's massively talented 1st-round picks.
Apr 28 UPDATE - With the 7th pick in the 2022 NFL Draft, The New York Giants selected offensive tackle Evan Neal.
Apr 28 UPDATE - With the 5th pick in the 2022 NFL Draft, the New York Giants selected Oregon edge defender Kayvon Thibodeaux.
Apr 28 The Giants need to come out of this year's draft with an offensive tackle, and preferably, that tackle will be selected in the first round with Pick No. 5. But assuming the Giants don't trade down from No. 7, could they throw a monkey wrench into the pot and eschew taking a defensive back or an edge rusher and instead go with--wait for it--a receiver? For the first two draft rounds, the results show it's more often a larger gamble than reward to select a wide receiver and expect a long-term, All-Pro caliber career out of them.
Apr 27 It is not really a matter of "if" and the "when" does not make much difference. It is the "who" that takes precedence regarding how the Giants will procure their new right tackle. Of all the mysteries around the three-day NFL draft that begins Thursday night, the closest thing to a certainty is that the Giants will take an offensive lineman - specifically a tackle - with one of their two first-round picks, either at No. 5 (most likely) or No. 7 (if they go defense at No. 5, confident they will be in position to get one of their top two offensive linemen)
the Giants trade down in the first round? Conventional wisdom lands somewhere
between "No" and "Hell no!" After all, Top-10 picks are among
the most valuable commodities an NFL team can have. Top 10 players are expected
to start immediately and be foundation pieces for the next five or 10 years. If
your goal is to "build through the draft", you should be acquiring as
many of those players as you can.
Apr 23 Giants making Kadarius Toney available for a trade before the NFL Draft, a move that's been a year in the making. There is a belief around the league that the mercurial wide receiver is available in a trade, multiple people told NJ Advance Media, including an executive from an NFC team. Toney responded to the rumors by posting a message to Instagram saying "if you believe everything on the internet you (gullible)." The NFC executive surmised that Toney wouldn't net any more than a mid-round pick in a potential deal.
Apr 21 Next Thursday, New York Giants general manager Joe Schoen will run an NFL team's draft room for the first time. He's been in the league for more than 20 years and been in the draft room many times, but this time it will be his show. "I want to get it right:" Takeaways from Schoen's pre-draft press conference.
Apr 20 Kadarius Toney, James Bradberry missing from Giants' voluntary workouts. Bradberry's absence understandable; Toney's would seem less so. Bradberry's absence should not be looked at as surprising or unexpected. The veteran cornerback has been the subject of trade rumors. Toney is another matter.
Apr 16 At some point, Giants might have to cut James Bradberry instead of trading him - and that's unfortunate. It's somewhat surprising that general manager Joe Schoen hasn't found a market for a Pro Bowl-caliber cornerback, but as it turns out teams just aren't dying to give up draft capital for a player the Giants might have to eventually cut anyway - especially at his current salary.
Apr 12 Giants' initial NFL Draft plan isn't trading down: 'Haven't discussed that'. Owning two picks so high in the first round leads to speculation about trading down, especially if there is a team out there desirous of moving up to land a quarterback. The Giants will certainly consider this, but it is more likely Schoen will sit tight, pick the highest-rated players on his board and not overthink anything.
Apr 6 Giants announce Draft Party on April 28 at MetLife Stadium. Giants Draft Party Presented by Verizon will be held at MetLife Stadium on Thursday, April 28 with stadium gates opening at 6 p.m. ET. Giants Season Ticket Members have exclusive early access to claim tickets starting at 12 Noon ET on Tuesday, April 5. A limited number of tickets will be made available to the public at noon on Tuesday, April 12.
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Apr 5 Daniel Jones will be 'ready' to try to repay Giants' confidence in new system. Daniel Jones says he will be ready to play. The Giants are banking on him playing much better. Coming off the neck injury that sidelined him for the final six games of last season, Jones expects to be on the field "feeling good" at practice later this month, and to gain medical clearance for contact when hits on quarterbacks resume in August preseason games. "Yeah, I'll be cleared and ready to go," Jones said Monday as the team's voluntary offseason training program began.
Apr 4 The New York Giants future starts Monday when head coach Brian Daboll and his staff welcome in the players for the start of their off-season conditioning program. As the Giants prepare to welcome in a new group of players, take a look at five veterans returning from last year who have a lot to prove.
Report - Well, Giants Nation, the utterly mismanaged salary cap situation
that Dave Gettleman left the team with reminds me of a famous picture of an exhausted
firefighter standing next to a totally burned down home with only the stone fireplace
still standing. In other words, the only thing saved from the inferno was something
that can't burn anyway.