Jul 30 Day 3 of practice at the Quest Diagnostics Training Center is in the books, with the players wearing shells for the first time. Practice was a bit shorter. After an injury scare yesterday, Shane Lemieux was outside during practice, but was limited to working with the training staff.
Jul 29 Nate Solder has no regrets as he returns to new Giants reality. Giants offensive lineman Nate Solder is entering his age-33 season. But no play, game or season is more important to him than his family.
Jul 26 Joe Judge has often spoken about doing whatever it takes to win. The Giants coach even ranted about it at the end of last season. But the NFL's COVID-19 protocols are at least making things interesting for Judge as he enters his second year in the organization.
Jul 24 Giants turned Atlanta training facility into unofficial home. There is no a Giants logo at midfield, and Joe Judge is nowhere to be found. But make no mistake: Pinnacle Performance facility in Atlanta was the epicenter of the Giants' universe after organized team activities and minicamp ended in mid-June and before training camp opens Tuesday.
Jul 22 Logan Ryan was a late addition to the 2020 Giants, joining the team just before the start of the regular season. However, it was clear that it did not take long for Ryan to emerge as one of the leaders on Big Blue's defense. The veteran defensive back appeared on NFL Network's 'Good Morning Football' this week to discuss why he decided to sign with the Giants after waiting all summer to join a team.
Jul 20 Saquon Barkley can't do much these days without feeling the glare from everyone's eyes on his surgically repaired right knee. And that's what everyone was staring at when he spent his Monday morning running around a football field with 200 kids. And the truth is, with the first practice of training camp just nine days away, even Barkley doesn't seem to know for sure when he'll really be back.
Report - Well, Giants Nation, with the upcoming 2021 season schedule out about
a month now, the "wise guys" in Las Vegas have posted early betting lines on all
the regular season games. And as one would expect of a team that went 6-10 last
season, New York is the betting "underdog" in quite a few of them.
Jul 13 Giants to hold Fan Fest Aug. 11 at MetLife Stadium. To celebrate the return of fans for the 2021 NFL season, the New York Giants will host the 2021 Giants Fan Fest presented by Quest Diagnostics at MetLife Stadium on Wednesday, August 11 at 6 p.m. Fans can enjoy an evening of football, food and fun as the Giants hold their only open practice of the year.
Jul 12 Once one of the top offensive tackles in the league, Nate Solder faces an uphill battle to make the NY Giants' roster after returning from opting out in 2020 Just three years ago, Nate Solder arrived to the NY Giants as the highest-paid offensive tackle in the NFL and an early signature addition during Dave Gettleman's first season as general manager, but his circumstances entering the 2021 season couldn't be a starker contrast from his first.
Jul 8 Giants are most balanced team in NFC East. Each team in the NFC East has clearly defined strengths and weaknesses. For the Dallas Cowboys, their strength is on offense and their holes are on defense. The Washington Football Team is poised to field an elite defense but questionable offense. In Philly, there are too many weaknesses to count.
Jul 7 PFF was not a big fan of Daniel Jones as a draft prospect. He was viewed as a player with marginal first-round talent - someone who should have been drafted at the top of the second based on the data from his college career. Of course, he was always likely to go higher than that because of the value of the quarterback position, but it was still eye-opening when the New York Giants pulled the trigger at No. 6 overall. Still, after two seasons in the NFL, it feels like Jones is suddenly underrated after being largely written off in some quarters.
Jul 1 More than perhaps any quarterback in football, Daniel Jones has had to prove himself worthy as an NFL-caliber quarterback since being taken with the No. 6 overall pick in the 2019 NFL Draft. And through two years, Jones has had moments of brilliance that have inspired the imagination of Giants fans and given them faith in him. But he has also had plenty working against him -- which has shown up in his results.
Jun 26 Fact or Fiction: The first half of the Giants' schedule is tougher than the second. | The toughest road game is at Kansas City in Week 8 on Monday Night Football. | The Giants play back-to-back road games on three occasions this season. New Orleans and Dallas will be the toughest of them. | The Chargers are the sleeper team to watch on the Giants' 2021 schedule.
Jun 23 Nate Ebner withdrew Tuesday from competing for a spot on the USA Rugby team, a move that prevents him from going to the Tokyo Olympics and should hasten the safety's opportunity to return to the Giants. Even though Ebner was not on the Giants' roster, head coach Joe Judge said in May, "We fully intend for him to be a member of the Giants."
Jun 22 Giants legend Eli Manning is officially back with the organization in a business operations and fan engagement role. He also will work on original content development, which includes a new lifestyle series that premieres this fall.
Jun 18 Last season was a tale of two halves for Giants defensive coordinator Patrick Graham. In the first eight weeks of the season, New York ranked 15th in defensive efficiency. Graham initially attempted to run more man coverage, and, when it wasn't working early in the season, he pivoted to a more zone-oriented approach which led to bigger plays in key situations, while not surrendering explosive plays.
Jun 15 The Giants are a team on the rise, according to this NFL analyst, who believes that despite last year's losing record, the Giants could be good enough to push for a postseason berth in 2021. Typically when a team finishes 6-10, the following year's expectations are kept relatively low.
Jun 13 The Giants wrapped up their three-day minicamp on Thursday and now - after two more voluntary OTAs this week - the entire roster and staff will be off for the summer. Until training camp. In late-July, that's when things get serious. As the Giants' roster is more talented top-to-bottom than in recent years, some intersting players might ultimately have a tough time making the team if they don't stand out in training camp.
Jun 11 The Giants concluded their three-day mandatory minicamp on Thursday as they near the end of the offseason workout program. The team still has two more organized team activities (OTAs) next week, after which they will break until training camp at the end of July.
Jun 10 Giants running back Saquon Barkley says he is "doing well" in his rehab from a torn ACL, but won't put a timetable on his return or provide any public assurance that he will be back for the start of the new season. The tight-lipped Barkley wouldn't even go into detail about where he is in the rehab process, although sources have told ESPN recently that there have been no significant setbacks and that he has progressed to jump-cutting. "Looks good," one of the sources said.
Jun 9 The New York Giants went through Day 1 of their three-day mandatory minicamp, a two-hour practice that can best be described as being run like a walkthrough but with a little more up-tempo. Among the goals of the camp, per head coach Joe Judge is to help the players continue to focus on laying the groundwork in terms of communication.
Jun 6 The Giants spent years looking to identify Eli Manning's successor, passing on Sam Darnold and Josh Allen and Lamar Jackson until they anointed Daniel Jones as the king to the franchise quarterback throne. And of course it is critical that the Giants are as right about who follows Manning as they were wrong about who followed Tom Coughlin, until Joe Judge showed up.
Report - In their last four seasons, the Giants are 18-46, which impossibly
breaks down to 9-23 at home and 9-23 on the road, and it doesn't get much worse
than that. They played to records of 3-5, 2-6, 2-6 and 2-6 in MetLife Stadium
and they were 3-5, 2-6, 3-5 and 1-7 away from home.
Jun 3 Daniel Jones is going to have a plethora of options in the passing game that could spread the wealth around, but there's virtually no chance that the team-leader in receiving touchdowns will find the end zone just three times this season, as Darius Slayton did in 2020. Kenny Golladay is the NY Giants' marquee offseason addition. During the 2019 season, the last time Golladay played 16 games, the star wide receiver caught a career-high 11 touchdowns.
May 31 If the Giants miss the playoffs in 2021, it won't be because of lack of talent. Ultimately, the Giants' primary starters this season will look different at many spots across the depth chart compared to how it looked last year, whether that's due to departures, additions or the development of youngsters already on the roster. Who should feel secure in their job?
May 30 Despite adding weapons to the passing game, the Giants will still heavily focus on the run game. If you go back to Jason Garrett's offenses in Dallas, he always kept a balanced offensive attack whether it was with Julius Jones, Marion Barber, DeMarco Murray, or Ezekiel Elliott. Similarly, Joe Judge has preached toughness as the foundation of his team, which is reflected in a team's ability to run the ball.
May 29 Statistical issues the Giants need to improve on defense in 2021. The Giants defense was surprisingly solid in 2020. With a few tweaks though, defensive coordinator Patrick Graham's unit is going to be even better in 2021.
May 28 Joe Judge gives Daniel Jones vote of confidence: 'Our quarterback'. Unfortunately, Jones, who's armed with some new weapons in the offseason, has been unable to work with them in the first three OTAs. The biggest prize, receiver Kenny Golladay, who was signed to a four-year, $72 million contract, was not on the field Thursday for the team's third OTA, which was the first one open to media. Also missing were free-agent receiver John Ross and first-round draft pick receiver Kadarius Toney. Newly signed tight end Kyle Rudolph is rehabbing from foot surgery.
May 25 Saquon Barkley is rehabbing from a torn ACL. While he's expected to be ready to go by the time the season begins (at least that's the presumption since the Giants haven't' offered any time frame), the Giants knew going into this off-season that they had to protect themselves just in case Barkley wasn't at 100%. That protection is Devontae Booker, who is entering his sixth season after spending four years with Denver and last year with Las Vegas. Booker could very well end up having a much more significant role for the Giants this year than anyone is ready to admit.
May 23 If all goes according to plan, the Giants could have a legitimate Rookie of the Year contender on their roster. Not first-round pick wide receiver Kadarius Toney, either. It seems second-round pick Azeez Ojulari, an edge rusher from Georgia, has a real shot at competing for the defensive rookie award. If Ojulari was able to pull it off, he'd be the first Giants rookie to win it since Lawrence Taylor won in 1981, when the Hall of Famer was an All-Pro and Pro Bowler in his first year.
May 22 Fact or Fiction: Predicting win total to take NFC East. The Giants.com crew is presented with four statements and must decide whether they are Fact or Fiction. With the expanded 17-game schedule, nine wins will be enough to win the NFC East this year.
May 21 A lawsuit was filed against the New York Giants by their former video director in the fallout following an alleged physical altercation involving two other employees at the team's facility. Dave Maltese was fired in March for what the suit describes as "retaliatory purposes" in violation of CEPA, New Jersey's whistleblower statute.
May 20 There's no doubt the offensive line played better in the second half of the season. According to Pro Football Focus, the Giants allowed pressure on only 31% of their dropbacks over the final six weeks (13th-best in the NFL). In their first 11 weeks, the Giants were ranked last, allowing pressure on 45.5% of their dropbacks.
May 18 'Bizarre' rookie practice caught Giants' Joe Judge off guard. Joe Judge was walking off the field with Patrick Graham, the Giants' defensive coordinator, during one of the rookie minicamp practices last weekend when the head coach made a few startling observations.
May 17 Takeaways from Giants rookie minicamp. It wasn't a traditional minicamp, but the Giants two-day rookie camp afforded head coach Joe Judge and his staff a look at the future of this team. n a sign that life in the NFL is gradually returning to normal, the New York Giants were able to hold a rookie minicamp, the first of head coach Joe Judge's tenure with the team.
May 16 Giants' Jonathan Tisch: We 'don't know' if Saquon Barkley will be ready for Week 1. The team has been preparing in case Barkley's rehab takes a detour, adding several running backs over the offseason, signing free agent Devontae Booker, drafting Arizona's Gary Brightwell and most recently, bringing in former Philadelphia Eagle Corey Clement.
- Well, it is now time to survey the talent that "Trader Dave" Gettleman
obtained in the 2021 NFL draft, while gaining an extra first round pick next season
from Chicago, as well as an extra third round pick from Miami. In the meantime,
our GM got extraordinarily lucky with who was still "on the board" by
the time his delayed selections came to be made.
May 14 - Ranking Giants' games on 2021 schedule from easiest to hardest as Daniel Jones tries to get Joe Judge to the playoffs.
The Giants' 2021 schedule features seven games against teams that went to the playoffs last year, and six games against teams that finished over .500. It also gives the Giants a great chance to get off to a hot start and have a strong finish, though there certainly are some challenges in between.
Giants game-by-game predictions for the 2021 NFL season. It's way too early to predict the outcome of every game on the New York Giants' regular season schedule, fresh off the NFL's unveiling Wednesday night. But sometimes you've got to have some fun.
Breaking down the 2021 Giants regular season schedule. It's playoffs or bust for the Giants after spending big in free agency and going all-in on Daniel Jones for 2021. The home schedule should help Joe Judge's cause. The road schedule will not.
May 13 - Giants release official 2021 NFL schedule. Three primetime road games, including Monday night contests against Super Bowl LV participants Kansas City and Tampa Bay, and three NFC East games in the last four weeks, two at home, highlight the Giants' 2021 schedule. The Giants' preseason (dates and times will be announced in the future): Week 1 vs. the Jets Week 2 at Cleveland Week 3 vs. New England. The Giants do not play any of their preseason opponents in the regular season.
May 12 - Giants will open 2021 NFL season against Broncos. To the disappointment of fans who are champing at the bit for a shot at the Eagles, the Giants will open the season at home Sept. 12 against the Broncos, a source told The Post. Pat Shurmur, who was 9-23 as Giants head coach in 2018-19 before he was replaced by Joe Judge, is the Broncos offensive coordinator.
May 11 - If there was any position unit on the New York Giants crying out for a significant infusion of talent after last season, the wide receiver group had to be it. Things were so dire among this group that the Giants made the receiving corps a top priority, adding two free agents in Kenny Golladay, a legitimate X-receiver, and John Ross, a sprinter type capable of burning opponents with his straight-line speed.
May 7 - The Giants came out of the 2020 draft with three offensive linemen - taking one in the first (Andrew Thomas), third (Matt Peart) and fifth (Shane Lemieux) rounds. If all three are not in the plans in a major way a year later, something is wrong with that draft haul, and the evaluators who came together to make those selections have some explaining to do. Guess what? All three are in the plans, in a big way. This is the main reason why the Giants did not select an offensive lineman with any of their six picks in the 2021 draft.
May 6 - Breaking down the New York Giants roster post-draft: Tight Ends. The Giants are counting on their tight ends to play a big role in the passing game. Will they be up for the challenge?
May 5 - All eyes on NY Giants' Jason Garrett heading into 2021 Season. After an off-season and NFL Draft that loaded the NY Giants offense with playmakers, offensive coordinator Jason Garrett needs to deliver results this fall. Last season saw a perfect storm of injuries, offensive line growing pains, and bad play-calling consume the offensive side of the ball for the G-Men.
May 4 - 2021 NFL Draft: Giants mostly struck gold, but here's the one thing they still need to address before season. Not a single one of New York's six picks this year came up front, where you'd think protecting Jones is one of the club's most pressing priorities. Gettleman downplayed the issue. "It's really apparent that we have a little more confidence in our offensive linemen than you guys do," the GM said. Is he wrong?