Oct 1 Markus Golden has gone from team MVP to mysteriously MIA. The most productive player on the Giants defense in 2019 has seen his playing time drastically reduced by the first-year coaching staff, meaning a strange road that began during free agency has spilled into the first three games. Asked to explain Golden's decreased role, Giants outside linebackers coach Bret Bielema declined specifics.
Sep 30 The Giants continued to shuffle up their running back room on Tuesday by releasing uninspiring veteran running back Rod Smith and adding another veteran in the form of Alfred Morris. Morris has proven to be an effective between the tackles runner which is something the NY Giants are severely lacking at the moment as the rushing unit ranks dead last in rushing yards and yards-per-attempt.
Sep 29 Daniel Jones has led the Giants in rushing in two of the first three games, but his read-option-keeper ability is now on tape and no longer a surprise. Corrections must start with the run-blocking: The Giants are last in the league in rushing yards per carry (3.2) and per game (56.7). Production was poor with five quarters of the elusive back Saquon Barkley and it's bottomed out since he suffered a season-ending torn ACL and left the job to Devonta Freeman, Wayne Gallman and Dion Lewis.Sep 28 Giants lose to San Francisco 36-9
On the Game - Game 3
Gamegirl ..."I didn't have much confidence the way things started out..."
Mikefan ..."The Giants looked like they took a big step backwackwards this game..."
Recap: Giants fall to 49ers, 36-9
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Daniel Jones outplayed by 49ers Nick Mullens
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Giants-49ers final score: San Francisco dominates New York, 36-9
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Sep 27 San Francisco will be down its quarterback (Jimmy Garoppolo), tight end (George Kittle), No. 1 wide receiver (Deebo Samuel), top two running backs (Raheem Mostert, Tevin Coleman) and center (Weston Richburg). Despite that, this will be no cakewalk for the Giants, and the reason for that is two-fold. For one, the 49ers have some of the best depth in the NFL and are as well-equipped as anyone to stomach even this amount of roster decimation. Second, they have one of the most inventive and respected play-callers in coach Kyle Shanahan.
Sep 26 One year ago, an early-season injury to Saquon Barkley opened a door for Wayne Gallman, who answered the call at first, but strangely was buried on the bench for the final five games. Gallman could make the big leap from unexpected healthy inactive last week against the Bears to starter Sunday against the 49ers, with a final chance to make something promising of his Giants career before entering free agency.
Sep 25 When the Giants signed Blake Martinez in the offseason, they were hoping they would be getting the dominant, tackling machine that anchored the middle of the Packers defense for so many years. Through the first two weeks of the 2020 season, Martinez has lived up to the bill and then some.
Sep 24 The Giants are in a good news, bad news situation. The good: Wednesday, the Giants officially signed running back Devonta Freeman, a two-time Pro Bowler, to fill the void vacated by Saquon Barkley's season-ending injury. The bad: They also placed wide receiver Sterling Shepard on injured reserve. That means Shepard will be out for at least three weeks and now quarterback Daniel Jones will have to find ways to production without one of his favorite targets.
Sep 23 After losing Saquon Barkley for the season, the New York Giants signed running back Devonta Freeman to a one-year contract Wednesday. Financial terms were not disclosed, but agent Drew Rosenhaus told ESPN's Adam Schefter that the deal is worth up to $3 million. "Devonta turned down more money from other teams because he likes the opportunity with the Giants best," Rosenhaus told Schefter.
Sep 22 Saquon Barkley touched the football just 25 times before his 2020 season ended because of a torn right anterior cruciate ligament that will force him to undergo surgery and endure an arduous rehabilitation. Coach Joe Judge is confident his team will soldier on, remain focused and continue to improve. But he knows the offense will require some alteration without the running back who rushed for more than 1,000 yards in each of the previous two seasons.Sep 21 Giants lose to Chicago 17-13
On the Game - Game 2
Gamegirl ..."I was happy to see the Giants come back in the second half. They gave it all they had, but it wasn't enough..."
Mikefan ..."The Bears didn't deserve to win their first game and deserved to lose this one. Up 17-0 with Saquon Barkley out along with Sterling Shepard all Chicago did was let the Giants score. Unfortunately, the Giants didn't score the winning TD with 4 seconds left from the Bears 6-yard line..."
Recap: Giants' rally falls short in 17-13 loss to Bears
Giants' Saquon Barkley tore his ACL against the Bears
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Joe Judge called out Golden Tate for his game-ending penalty in Bears loss
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Saquon Barkley's suspected torn ACL affects much more than just the Giants' 2020 season
Where do 0-2, Saquon Barkley-less, Giants go from here?
Four things we learned from the Giants' injury-plagued, sloppy, tough loss to Chicago
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(0-1) Chicago (1-0)
Sep 20 As the dust cleared Monday night, into Tuesday morning, the Giants were bestowed a rare gift by most of their blue-tinted constituency: perspective. Most Giants fans believed the Steelers were the better team. Most have bought in, however reluctantly, to the notion of an extended rebuild. Most figured Monday to be a lost cause going in. So when the final score was 26-16 coming out, there was little rage, little fury, little anger directed anywhere. They'd looked respectable. They hadn't gotten throttled.
Sep 19 All signs pointed toward a breakout year for Giants tight end Evan Engram - until the first half of the season opener happened. A dropped pass at the first-down marker preceded a mistimed connection in the end zone and an offensive pass interference penalty. The dizzying spiral continued with a few blocking whiffs, and suddenly the preseason hype train driven by a return to health and explosive plays in practice was replaced by intense scrutiny.
Sep 18 Saquon Barkley looks to elevate all facets of game. Saquon Barkley and his offensive coordinator today delivered figurative stiff arms in response to what has become the media's issue of the week regarding the Giants: the third-year running back's pass protection skills. Barkley said pass protection is just one point of emphasis in practice, because he continually works to elevate all facets of his game.
Sep 17 Despite turnovers, Giants' Joe Judge tells Daniel Jones: 'Stay aggressive'. The Giants have pinned their future on Jones developing into an elite quarterback, capable of returning the franchise to contention for Super Bowls, and so far he has shown plenty of promise.
Sep 15 Giants lose to the Steelers 26-16
On the Game - Game 1
Gamegirl ..."The Giants got off to a good start, but it didn't last..."
Mikefan ..."Darius Slayton had 6 catches for 102 yards and 2 touchdowns..."
Recap: Giants drop opener to Steelers, 26-16
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Giants frustratingly outclassed in Joe Judge's debut
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Giants-Steelers final score: Giants drop season opener, 26-16
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(0-0) Steelers (0-0)
Sep 14 One of the most important jobs in football has not factored into the Giants' season-opening plans in 15 years. It matters now. More than ever. And it matters deeply to Colt McCoy to emerge on the other side of a difficult journey.
Sep 13 MetLife Stadium will be quiet to start this season, and at least for the foreseeable future, and it will not be because Big Blue and Green Green are losing. There will be no "J-E-T-S, Jets, Jets, Jets" chants. "Let's go Giants" will not be heard. Due to the novel coronavirus, the stands will be empty. But fans still plan to enjoy every game. The Post got the game plan from five different diehard Jets and Giants fans about their strategies to make the most out of their Sundays, Mondays and Thursdays this fall.
Sep 12 When Jason Garrett joined the Dallas Cowboys in 2007, he was given the title of offensive coordinator and the duty of calling the team's plays, neither of which he surrendered when he was named head coach midway through the 2010 season. Garrett continued to call plays until the end of the 2012 season, when he gave the job to a succession of coordinators - in order, Bill Callahan, Scott Linehan and Kellen Moore. This year, Garrett has returned to his roots, (he was a backup quarterback here from 2000-03). On Monday night, he will call plays in a game for the first time in almost eight years when the Giants host the Pittsburgh Steelers.
Sep 11 The firsts keep coming with Joe Judge running the New York Giants. This time he did something starting middle linebacker Blake Martinez had never seen in his first four NFL seasons when the first-year head coach had his team restart practice from the top some 25 minutes into the workout.
Sep 10 The Giants have become the polar opposite of what they were less than a decade ago. They are on their fifth head coach in six seasons, with their GM barely clinging to his job in just his third year. They have one winning season and one playoff berth in the last seven years and five seasons of double-digit losses in the last six. They are 12-36 - a .250 winning percentage - in the last three years alone. So why did John Mara say last week, "I feel good about the direction we're headed in right now?"
Giants co-owner and team president John Mara was open with his praise for Mike Tomlin three head coaching searches ago. When Tom Coughlin and the Giants parted ways after 12 years together, Mara acknowledged his desire to find someone like Tomlin, a young unknown assistant few talked about who turned out to be a Super Bowl-winning home run.
Sep 9 Is Joe Judge making the right move using Darius Slayton, Darnay Holmes as kickoff returners? While some teams stash young players trying to make the roster on special teams, Giants head coach Joe Judge, the former special teams coordinator for the New England Patriots, appears to be intent on having starting-caliber players play roles in the return game this season.
Sep 8 The New York Giants have released their first depth chart ahead of Monday night's season opener against the Pittsburgh Steelers. As always, it is subject to change. It simply serves as a guide, more so for the media than the coaches.
Sep 7 When Joe Judge steps on the field Monday, there before him on the grass, for better or worse, will be the 2020 Giants, as his first roster is formed and ready to prepare for the Steelers in the season opener. "All the players we kept on our 53 and our practice squad are guys we think give us versatility and have the ability to develop and keep shaping this roster in a positive way," Judge said Sunday, steering clear of the characterization that this is his team. "Really, this is our team, the New York Giants team."
Judge, removes 28 players to reach the NFL regular-season limit of 53 players.
The list included two quarterbacks (Cooper Rush and Alex Tanney), two players
from the Giants' 2019 draft class (inside linebacker Ryan Connelly and defensive
tackle Chris Slayton) and one from the 2020 class (cornerback Chris Williamson).
Sep 5 Camp is over, but work just begins. The Giants' most important work the next three days will not be on the football field but in offices and meetings rooms in the Quest Diagnostics Training Center. While the players will be off for the three-day Labor Day Weekend - except for their daily Covid-19 test - Dave Gettleman and Joe Judge must decide which players will comprise the team's initial 53-man roster and 16-player practice squad. They must remove 27 players from their roster to reach the limit by 4 p.m. Saturday (28 if defensive back Logan Ryan is added). The practice squad will be composed on Sunday
Breaking down where Giants stand as cut-down day nears. It is never easy to trim a roster from 90 to 53. This summer, the task is to go from 80 to 53 then figure out how to fill an expanded 16-player practice squad that can be comprised with as many as 10 veterans. The Giants have plenty of decisions to make heading into Saturday's cut-down day. Here is a position-by-position look at what figure to be the key roster decisions for head coach Joe Judge and the Giants to consider.
Report - In the summer of 1961, John Mara was a ballboy for the Giants in
training camp at Fairfield (Ct.) University. You may refer to that as learning
from the ground up, since today he is the president and CEO of the team, son of
Wellington Mara, grandson of Tim Mara, nephew of Jack Mara.
Sep 4 Quotes from President John Mara, Coach Joe Judge, QB Daniel Jones, RB Saquon Barkley, S Jabrill Peppers. President and CEO John Mara Opening Statement: I just want to briefly say I've been very pleased so far with how camp has gone, particularly given the circumstances that we're dealing with. I think our coaching staff and our office staff have done a great job. We're excited about starting the season. With that, I'll take your questions.
Sep 3 Dave Gettleman feels no pressure. The embattled third-year general manager of the Giants is brimming with confidence thanks to the hiring of new head coach Joe Judge, and quarterback Daniel Jones entering his second NFL season, after being chosen with the No. 6 overall pick in the 2019 NFL Draft. Rebuilding one of the league's most beleaguered offensive lines over the past three offseasons has resulted in adding a first-round rookie at left tackle, in Andrew Thomas, a third-round pick at left guard, in Will Hernandez, and one of the league's most talented right guards, in Kevin Zeitler.
Sep 2 Joe Judge deviated from his norm and spoke at length about a player who is not yet eligible to participate in a Giants practice. But Logan Ryan is no ordinary player. Judge and the Giants' newest acquisition were together in New England for the first four years of Ryan's career after the Patriots selected him in the third round of the 2013 NFL Draft. The eight-year pro is a talented, versatile and experienced defensive back who will upgrade the Giants' secondary the instant he steps on the field.
Sep 1 Logan
Ryan's long period of unemployment is over. The veteran defensive back is
signing a one-year, $7.5 million deal with the New York Giants, NFL Network Insider
Ian Rapoport reported, per a source informed of the agreement.
Aug 31 As players enjoyed their mandatory weekly time away from the facility Saturday, Giants coaches and personnel evaluators gathered for a six-hour discussion of the roster - an extended version of a weekly conversation. There is one more scrimmage scheduled for Thursday before the cut down to 53 players.
Aug 30 Giants work out operational kinks in scrimmage. With no preseason games to work out operational kinks, Joe Judge was determined to closely simulate game conditions in the Giants' intrasquad scrimmage Friday night in MetLife Stadium. The offense scored points in traditional football fashion, while the white team got three points for a three-and-out or a takeaway, two for a turnover on downs or a two-point stop and one for a forced punt.
Aug 29 Giants to air 'Blue-White Scrimmage Special'. The Giants announced two special inside looks at the team's Blue-White Scrimmage, airing Saturday, August 29 at 6 p.m. ET and Friday, September 4th at 7 p.m. ET.
The promising news for the Giants is that linebacker Lorenzo Carter resembled Lawrence Taylor in the first half of Friday night's Blue-White scrimmage at MetLife Stadium. The discouraging flip side was that rookie Andrew Thomas and the offensive line played a part in making Carter look that dominant in a shaky initial game-situation performance by second-year quarterback Daniel Jones and the Big Blue offensive unit.
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