Dec 3 The Giants need to get slumping running back Saquon Barkley going in Sunday's hugely important home game against the Commanders. That much you know. And this much you should know, too: Washington's pass rush - eighth in Pro Football Focus' ratings - will pose a major challenge for the Giants' offensive line. But on the other side of the ball, this reality lingers: If the Giants can't stop the run against the Commanders - who they play again in two weeks - their playoff hopes could be toast.
Dec 2 The Washington Commanders have a gigantic matchup against the New York Giants this weekend at MetLife Stadium. Not only is this a huge NFC East rivalry game, but both teams are currently in the playoffs as NFC wildcard teams, and fighting to keep their spots. Three bold predictions for Commanders huge game vs NY Giants in Week 13.
Dec 1 Giants hope to get more from Daniel Jones as a runner Much like Saquon Barkley, Jones has found the going tougher on the ground in recent week. Jones is fifth among quarterbacks with 451 rushing yards. Kafka knows the Giants need more from the quarterback portion of the run game down the stretch.
Nov 30 Daniel Bellinger hopes to play in a game on Sunday, when the Giants host the Washington Commanders in a key NFC East clash in MetLife Stadium. Bellinger said the biggest challenge in returning to the field is "just getting back into a rhythm. Getting back into getting speed and I feel good about it. The biggest step was obviously hitting and hitting hard with my helmet and pads on, and it felt good today." He also had an adjustment to make with the visor, which is part of his equipment for the first time.
Nov 29 The injury-depleted New York Giants should be getting back some much-needed help at positions where they have been depleted by injury. The team announced Monday that they have designated outside linebacker Azeez Ojulari (calf), offensive lineman Ben Bredeson (knee), and defensive back Tony Jefferson (foot) for return from the injured reserve list.
Nov 28 Following the team's second loss in a row, it is becoming very clear that the NY Giants need some guys back from injury as soon as possible. Forget the horrible officiating and poor execution by the few starters that are healthy, the lack of depth at certain positions hurt the Giants more than anything else against the Cowboys. However, it seems as if the Giants could be getting some very important players back in the coming weeks.
Nov 27 The
skies have darkened around the Giants this week and the long-range forecast
is suddenly not as bright as it was earlier. But after two defeats in five days,
they believe the personnel, the plan and the positive attitude are in place to
weather the storm. A 28-20 loss in Dallas, coupled with their 31-18 defeat to
Detroit, dropped the Giants' record to 7-4.
Nov 26 Injuries have caught up to the Giants' defense, and Wink Martindale's unit has hit a wall. The Giants have allowed an average of 28.6 points per game in their three losses the past four games. They hadn't allowed 25 points to an opponent in their first seven games, and in the past four games, they've surrendered 27 to Seattle, 31 to Detroit and 28 to Dallas.Nov 25 Giants lose to the Cowboys 28-20
On the Game - Game 11
Gamegirl ..."The Giants held their own in the first half, but couldn't keep it going..."
Mikefan ..."Can't say I was crazy about going for that 4th and 1 play in the third quarter..."
Prescott, TEs help Cowboys to Thanksgiving win over Giants
Instant Analysis: Giants fall to Cowboys, 28-20
Dallas Cowboys 28 - New York Giants 20
Giants Fall to Dallas 28-20 on Thanksgiving
Giants have strayed from their winning path
Takeaways from the Giants' 28-20 loss to the Cowboys
11 Preview - Giants
(7-3) Cowboys (7-3)
Nov 24 At first Darius Slayton was buried on the depth chart. He started out behind Kenny Golladay, Kadarius Toney, Sterling Shepard, Wan'Dale Robinson, David Sills, and Richie James. But as attrition and poor performance whittled away the Giants' depth chart, Slayton got his chance. He's emerged as one of the team's main offensive threats over the last four weeks, averaging 6.5 targets and 76.25 yards.
Nov 23 Giants' offensive line a major concern with Cowboys' fierce defense on Thanksgiving menu. The Giants had eight different guys play offensive line Sunday and it wasn't because they were running one of those heavy packages that offensive coordinator Mike Kafka installed. This time, it was because of injuries and ineffectiveness, a combustible combination that could destroy the Giants' season.
Nov 22 One day after enduring their most unpleasant afternoon of the season, the Giants today have neither the time nor the inclination to host a pity party. Their Sunday included the trifecta of a 31-18 loss to the Detroit Lions, injuries to six players, including a season-ending torn ACL suffered by rookie wide receiver Wan'Dale Robinson - who was placed on injured reserve -and victories by their three competitors in the NFC East, including a 37-point road victory by their next opponent.Nov 21 Giants lose to the Lions 31-18
On the Game - Game 10
Gamegirl ..."I can't believe the Giants played so poorly today..."
Mikefan ..."A Giants draft pick came up big today. Unfortunately it was their 1999 third round NFL Draft draft selection, Dan Campbell, leading his team to a victory over the Giants..."
Williams leads Lions to 3rd straight win, 31-18 over Giants
Instant Analysis: Giants fall to Lions, 31-18
What the loss means for the 7-3 Giants
NFL Week 11 Game Recap: Detroit Lions 31, New York Giants 18
Detroit Lions 31 - New York Giants 18
Detroit's winning streak moves to 3 with statement win over New York
10 Preview - Giants
(7-2) Lions (3-6)
Report - It is now time to reflect. The Giants have played nine games of their
17-game season and they have won seven of those nine, which gives them a 7-2 record.
Go figure. However, there are people who sit in small, cramped rooms all season
and figure out all kinds of things, and one of them just announced that the Giants
have the most difficult second half of the season among all the teams in the NFL.
Nov 18 MetLife Stadium replacing field in 2023, but not to grass. Giants player rep Julian Love told NJ Advance Media Wednesday the turf would be changed next season. Love and the players were hoping the playing surface at MetLife would be replaced by natural grass. That does not appear to be the case. Love told NJ Advance Media Wednesday that "the stats have shown we are on one of the worst fields in the league." The topic came up most recently when wide receiver Sterling Shepard tore his ACL earlier this year.
Nov 17 Jason Pinnock on a mission to prove he's 'not just a special teams guy'. Pinnock, on a blindside blitz, forced Davis Mills out of the pocket and got credit for a half sack with the other half going to star defensive tackle Dexter Lawrence to end Houston's first offensive series. Pinnock's first career solo sack came on the Texans' final offensive play as he dropped Mills for a 10-yard loss that forced Houston to kick a field goal before trying an onside kick.
Nov 16 The Giants have gravitated more toward being a one-dimensional offense, one that primarily rides on the legs of running back Saquon Barkley while passing the ball more or less on an "as-needed basis." Outside of their two losses to Dallas and Seattle, and, technically, their Week 2 win over Carolina, the Giants' run-pass play distribution has been heavily tipped toward the run, and all of those games have been victories.
Nov 15 As
Saquon Barkley continues to display the All-Pro-caliber form he did during
the late 2010s, the Giants are quickly warming up to the prospect of keeping him
around beyond his rookie contract. A franchise tag presents a complicated situation,
with Daniel Jones also having played better under Brian Daboll than he did for
most of his first three seasons.
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On the Game - Game 9
Gamegirl ..."The Giants started off fast, but were shut down for the rest of the first half..."
Mikefan ..."The Giants are now 7-2. Let's see where that takes them next in the NFC East..."
Jones, Barkley lead Giants past Texans 24-16 for 7-2 start
Instant Analysis: Giants defeat Texans, 24-16
Heavy dose of Saquon Barkley beats Texans
New York Giants 24 - Houston Texans 16
The only thing pretty about the Giants is their 7-2 record
Takeaways from the Giants' 24-16 win over the Texans
9 Preview - Giants
(6-2) Texans (1-6-1)
Nov 12 The Giants' offensive strength will have an opportunity to attack the Houston Texans' primary defensive weakness when the teams meet Sunday in MetLife Stadium. The Giants have the NFL's fifth-ranked rushing offense, averaging 161.5 yards a game. Barkley is third in the league in both rushing yards (779) and yards-per-game (97.4). The Houston defense that will try to stop him has not fared nearly as well. The Texans rank 32nd and last in the NFL in run defense, allowing 180.6 yards a game.
Nov 11 The
legendary Bill Parcells always said you are what your record says you are.
Well, in that case, the New York Giants (6-2) are one of the best teams in the
NFL midway through the season. Only the Philadelphia Eagles (8-0) and Minnesota
Vikings (7-1) have better records. This isn't a supremely talented roster that
Nov 9 The New York Giants are back from their Week 9 bye, still holding steady at 6-2 and still in the thick of a playoff berth. Tucked away in the second half of their season is a brutal five-game stretch against division opponents, starting on Thanksgiving with a meeting against the Cowboys. But as head coach Brian Daboll likes to say, it's one game at a time, and this week the Giants will be focusing on the Houston Texans, who last played the Eagles on Thursday night.
Report - The Giants, facing two consecutive home games they should win, could
be staring at an 8-2 record when they travel to Dallas on Thanksgiving Day to
play the Cowboys. The 'Boys also had the weekend off, but their next two games
are on the road, in Green Bay and then Minnesota.
Nov 6 Giants' Joe Schoen had to choose between OL and WR to help Daniel Jones. Schoen was forced to make a choice and the choice he made was to give Jones a chance. And while the stats tell a less than impressive story, the record does not. With Jones on his feet, the Giants are 6-2.
Nov 5 Since the Giants are 6-2 at their bye week - which is essentially the midpoint of their 17-game regular season - let's take a look ahead. Giants must have these 9 players improve in season's 2nd half if they're going to make playoffs.
Nov 4 Can a team with subpar receivers make the playoffs? Usually not, but there are some interesting exceptions that may be relevant to the 2022 Giants. The Giants can absolutely make the 2022 playoffs given their 6-2 start. A New York Times playoff calculator gives them a 77 percent chance after their loss to Seattle. They have two winnable home games against Houston and Detroit after the bye, home and away games against Washington, and a home game against rudderless Indianapolis.
Nov 3 Giants add wide receiver from Joe Schoen's former team 1 day after trade deadline. The Giants claimed 6-foot-4, 210-pound Isaiah Hodgins after the lanky wide receiver was waived by Schoen's former team, the Buffalo Bills. The addition of Hodgins gives the Giants seven wide receivers on the 53-man roster again. The other six wide receivers are Wan'Dale Robinson, Kenny Golladay, David Sills, Richie James, Darius Slayton and Marcus Johnson.
Nov 2 How did the Giants get to 6-2? The Giants' first seven games were decided by one score, with the Giants winning four times when trailing entering the fourth quarter. The Giants currently have an 82 percent chance of making the playoffs. Right now, they would be the No. 6 seed in the NFC. Here's a game-by-game look through the first half of the season to see how they got there.
Nov 1 The New York Giants could not follow their 'keep games close and capitalize on opponents' fourth-quarter mistakes' formula on Sunday, falling to the Seattle Seahawks, 27-13. Which Giants deserve praise, and which do not, after the loss to Seahawks?Oct 31 Giants lose to the Seahawks 27-13
On the Game - Game 8
Gamegirl ..."The Giants offense, or lack of it, finally caught up with them today..."
Mikefan ..."Daniel Jones and Saquon Barkley can't always get it done just on their own..."
Seahawks topple Giants 27-13 to stay atop NFC West
Instant Analysis: Giants fall to Seahawks, enter bye 6-2
Familiar script failed the Giants on Sunday
Giants Fall to Seahawks, 27-13
Giants must get Daniel Jones a WR before NFL trade deadline
Giants deliver a clunker in final game before bye
Seattle Seahawks 27 - New York Giants 13
Takeaways from the Giants' 27-13 loss to Seattle
Seahawks vs. Giants score, takeaways
Seattle pulls away from Giants 27-13 for third straight win
8 Preview - Giants
(6-1) Seahawks (4-3)
Oct 29 Sometimes
in the NFL, numbers don't add up as it seems they should. Take, for example,
the Giants' defense. The unit is 28th in the NFL against the run, allowing 144.4
yards a game and last by giving up 5.7 yards a carry. In seven games, the defense
has intercepted one pass and recovered five fumbles (plus three by the special
Oct 28 Kadarius Toney has found a new home midway through his second season in the NFL. The New York Giants are trading the speedy wide receiver to the Kansas City Chiefs in exchange for a 2023 third-round compensatory pick and a 2023 sixth-round pick. A first-round pick by the Giants in 2021, Toney's short time in New York had its fair share of frustrations. Injuries have limited the 23-year-old to just 12 games in his career, and an ongoing hamstring injury has prevented Toney from hitting the field since Week 2 of this season.
Oct 27 It's Daniel Jones' world and we're just living in it. The Giants quarterback is the NFC Offensive Player of the Week after leading New York to a 23-17 win Sunday over the Jacksonville Jaguars. With the victory, Jones and the Giants improved to 6-1 for the first time since 2008. With each win, Jones' price tag continues to climb. Ahead of the 2022 season, New York opted against using its fifth-year option on Jones, which means he could be a free agent this winter.
Oct 26 How the Giants might compensate for the loss of Daniel Bellinger in the offense. It won't be easy for the Giants to replace tight end Daniel Bellinger. When it comes to the tight ends room, do the Giants have a player that can be the two-way threat Bellinger, who was also the Giants' best pass blocker among its three-man tight end group, at the ready? And how much, if any, does the Giants scheme change?
Oct 25 The Giants did not do a very good job of surrounding their quarterback with talent. Even when they're healthy, even when everything is working right, their offense is outmanned. Yet somehow, they keep moving the ball and scoring just enough points to keep winning. And it's not all because of the revival of Saquon Barkley. On Sunday, in their wild, 23-17 win over the Jacksonville Jaguars, it was all about quarterback Daniel Jones.Oct 24 Giants win over the Jaguars 23-17
On the Game - Game 7
Gamegirl ..."At the end it looked like the refs were trying to hand the game over to the Jaguars..."
Mikefan ..."Daniel Jones lost two offensive linemen and the tight end he counts on, and he still pulled it off..."
Giants stop Jags at 1-yard line, hold on for 23-17 win
Instant Analysis: Giants win another thriller
Giants come from behind to beat Jaguars, 23-17
Stunning Giants now 6-1 after beating Jaguars with another comeback win
Giants' defense delivered big plays to beat Jaguars
Is it time for NFL to start truly respecting Giants?
Giants' defense makes sure longest yard is one Jacksonville could not get
New York Giants 23 - Jacksonville Jaguars 17
Game 7 Preview -
Giants (5-1) Jaguars
Oct 22 The ability the Giants have shown to overcome deficits this season has truly been impressive. The Giants are the only team in the NFL with three victories this year after trailing by 10+ points, and only the fourth NFL team ever to do it within the first six games of the season. Each of those double-digit comebacks came in the second half. The numbers are even more outstanding when going more in-depth.
Oct 21 Special
Report - To be honest, no one expected the Giants to beat Green Bay and Baltimore
in the last two weeks. But they did, en route to their 5-1 record (equally surprising),
and suddenly the oddsmakers and various others who have magically been welcomed
by the NFL after decades of shaming, are predicting all sorts of incredible success
for Brian Daboll's collection of over-achievers.
Oct 20 No one expected New York to have this kind of start to the season-especially those running the team. But Brian Daboll is showing he knows how to fit a system to his players' strengths and maximize his chances for success. How is a team with a bad roster winning football games? The simple answer is that they are well-coached. This feels extremely obvious. If it's not the roster that's winning games, then it is almost undoubtedly the coaching staff-the other unit of the team that can affect the outcome of a game while it's going on.
Oct 19 The New York Giants have an abundance of wide receivers on paper, many of whom are relatively obscure names around the league, like Richie James, David Sills V, and Marcus Johnson, that have been getting the job done during the team's 5-1 start. In contrast, more prominent names like Kenny Golladay and Kadarius Toney have struggled to stay healthy and be productive. With the NFL trade deadline approaching, might there be some interest in the Giants' receivers?
Oct 18 The Giants are getting some solid play from their 2022 draft class, and tight end Daniel Bellinger is leading the way. Bellinger has seen an increased workload each week--this week, he took part in 94 percent of the team's offensive snaps--and his impact on the game plan has been evident. The rookie out of San Diego State has now hauled in 15 receptions for 139 yards and a team-leading two receiving touchdowns, as well as one rushing touchdown on the year.Oct 17 Giants win over the Ravens 24-20
On the Game - Game 6
Gamegirl ..."It didn't look like the Giants were going to pull this one out...."
Mikefan ..."Leonard Williams put an end to things recovering Jackson's fumble..."
Giants rally from 10 down, top Ravens 24-20 on Barkley's run
Instant Analysis: Giants defeat Ravens 24-20 for 3rd straight win
Giants' offense shows it's more than Saquon Barkley with stunning 24-20 win
New York Giants 24, Baltimore Ravens 20: By the numbers
Giants' defense stuns Ravens, thanks to shocking Julian Love pick
Giants rally again, stun Ravens to improve to 5-1
Giants defeat Ravens: Winners, losers and those in between
New York Giants 24 - Baltimore Ravens 20
Ravens vs. Giants: Takeaways from a souring defeat
6 Preview - Giants
(4-1) Ravens (3-2)
Oct 16 Is it time to stop doubting the NY Giants? The New York Giants have shocked the NFL world through five weeks, going 4-1 with wins against teams like the Tennessee Titans (3-2) and Green Bay Packers (3-2) to boot. Still, despite their impressive record, the Giants are viewed in a mostly negative light by the NFL elite. The G-Men head into their Week 6 matchup at home against the Baltimore Ravens as six-point underdogs.
Oct 15 Wink Martindale is proving to be the Giants' biggest offseason addition. New coach Brian Daboll hired Martindale after former defensive coordinator Patrick Graham left for the Las Vegas Raiders in early February. Martindale and the Baltimore Ravens had elected to part ways earlier in the year after 10 seasons together, the last four of which he spent as defensive coordinator. He guided the league's top-ranked defense in 2018, and top-seven units the next two seasons before they fell off last year following an avalanche of injuries. "It was nothing negative, it was just time," Martindale said. "When I say it was just time, it was just time for both of us."
Oct 14 Throughout the first five games of the 2022 campaign, the NY Giants are sitting at a spectacular 4-1 for the first time since 2009. This is truly an unreal start for Brian Daboll and Joe Schoen in their first year in East Rutherford. No one expected this, but these wins wouldn't be possible without the elite play of certain members of the Giants offense.
Oct 13 The
improbable foursome of Richie James, David Sills, Marcus Johnson and Slayton
combined for 13 of the Giants' 21 catches and 142 of their 217 receiving yards
in the team's 27-22 victory against the Packers. As recently as three weeks ago,
the odds of that group being active together and exclusively were astronomical.
Oct 12 The New York Giants left London with a big upset win over the Green Bay Packers Sunday. They also left without their punter. Jamie Gillan, affectionately known as "The Scottish Hammer," is reportedly having passport issues and wasn't allowed back in the states, the NFL Network reported.
Report - Exactly what's going on here? When this season started, the Giants
were still reeling from a lack of talent, a lack of coaching, a lack of improvement
and mostly everything else. The only factor that was lacking and could be considered
a positive is the absence of Joe Judge. So in came Brian Daboll to coach this
collection of reg-tags and Joe Schoen to be the general manager, replacing the
Judge-like Dave Gettleman, and now the team is 4-1, tied with Dallas in the NFC
East and one game behind the equally surprising Philadelphia Eagles.
On the Game - Game 5
Gamegirl ..."Daniel Jones gave his all today, what a performance..."
Mikefan ..."The Giants scored their highest points of the year against the Packers..."
Giants spoil Packers international debut with 27-22 win
Instant Analysis: Giants defeat Packers, improve to 4-1
Giants prove they're for real with shocking come-from-behind victory over Packers
Saquon Barkley leads massive win over Packers in London
Takeaways from the Giants' 27-22 victory over the Packers
Giants-Packers final score: New York stuns Green Bay, 27-22
New York Giants 27 - Green Bay Packers 22
Giants stand tall in gutsy 27-22 upset over Green Bay Packers
Packers collapse in second half in London, lose to Giants 27-22
5 Preview - Giants
(3-1) Packers (3-1)
Oct 8 Saquon Barkley can't defeat Green Bay alone. London games bring wild outcomes, but an injured Daniel Jones won't help. That said, I don't think a Giants' victory is out of the question. You'd think their horrendous passing attack would make it difficult for the Giants to come back when down late in games. However, in two of its three wins this season, New York trailed at some point or another in the second half. The third quarter has been the best quarter for Daniel Jones this season. The Packers' best quarter defensively though is the third quarter as well.
Oct 7 Versatile veteran Landon Collins is returning to the New York Giants, it was announced Friday. Collins signed to the team's practice squad to start, with the expectation that he could be used in a variety of roles in coordinator Wink Martindale's aggressive defense. The Giants' second-round pick in 2015 has played both safety and, in recent years, linebacker. He spent the previous three seasons in Washington. Collins joined the team overseas as the Giants (3-1) return to London this week to play the Green Bay Packers on Sunday.
Oct 5 After four games, Saquon Barkley leads the NFL with 463 rushing yards (four more than Cleveland's Nick Chubb) and 570 yards from scrimmage (74 ahead of Chubb). A healthy Saquon Barkley has regained his standing as one of the NFL's most outstanding players with one of the best starts by a running back in Giants history.
Oct 4 Are the New York Giants actually legit? Head coach Brian Daboll's New York Giants have gotten off to a 3-1 start. That's a major improvement over where they were this time last year, which was 1-3 and fresh off their first victory of the season. Saquon Barkley is back to his incredible self, the defense has played well for the most part, and the Giants are off to their best start in years. However, it's fair to question how good this team actually is, and if they can continue their winning ways as their schedule becomes more difficult.Oct 3 Giants win over the Bears 20-12
On the Game - Game 4
Gamegirl ..."Giants made it exciting to the very end...."
Mikefan ..."The Giants won the game, but a big concern will be the status of their quarterbacks..."
Jones injures ankle in Giants' 20-12 victory over Bears
Instant Analysis: Giants defeat Bears, 20-12
On insane day - Brian Daboll finds way to beat Bears - and start 3-1
Giants' defense survives game-ending injuries to stifle offensively challenged Bears
Will Daniel Jones (ankle), Tyrod Taylor (concussion) be ready for Packers game?
Giants top Chicago Bears, 20-12 thanks to running game
Giants Quarterbacks Daniel Jones, Tyrod Taylor injured vs. Bears
Brian Daboll, Daniel Jones move to 3-1 after outlasting Chicago
Bears fall to 2-2 with loss to Giants | Game Recap
Oct 2 Saquon Barkley is off to a fast start in his fifth season and looks to continue his dominance on Sunday against the Bears. He recently reflected on why things are going his way so far. Barkley has shown great burst through three weeks and has been one of the most efficient running backs in the league, especially when receiving carries from under center rather than shotgun, a fact that he was asked about this past week.
Oct 1 Four NY Giants who must get it together in Week 4 vs. the Bears. After a devastating loss to the Dallas Cowboys in Week 3, the NY Giants need to bounce back in a big way heading into their next matchup vs. the Bears. Will these four playmakers below answer the call for head man Brian Daboll?
Sept 30 Giants vs. Bears: What to expect when the Giants have the ball. The Bears' ability to rush the passer with four, and drop the remaining seven into coverage, is a vital part of their defensive philosophy. The edge defenders, along with starting defensive linemen Blackson and Justin Jones, work the twist game well to free rushers up and keep the opposing offensive lines guessing.
Sept 29 Justin Fields didn't mince words about his performance in last Sunday's win over the Texans, telling reporters after the game that he "played like trash." Fields conceded that it was frustrating for him to watch tape of the Texans game. But as he looks to rebound Sunday when the Bears visit the Giants, he's determined to learn from his mistakes.
Sept 28 Rookie Evan Neal, the right tackle the Giants took with the seventh overall pick in the April draft, felt the full weight of his team's 23-16 loss to the Dallas Cowboys Monday night and for good reason. Quarterback Daniel Jones was sacked five times in the team's first setback of the season and three of them were recorded by DeMarcus Lawrence, the defensive tackle lined up in front of the Giants' right tackle.Sept 27 Giants lose to the Cowboys 23-16
On the Game - Game 3
Gamegirl ..."Lots of respect for Daniel Jones, and it was tough to see the game end as it did...."
Mikefan ..."The Giants know for sure what they have to fix now..."
Lamb's 1-handed TD catch gives Dallas 23-16 win over Giants
Instant Analysis: Giants fall to Cowboys, 23-16
26 Game 3 Preview -
Giants (2-0) Cowboys
Sept 25 The Giants have been without their two starting outside linebackers for the first two games of the season, as Kayvon Thibodeaux (knee) and Azeez Ojulari (calf) have been working their way back from injuries. The two have been participating in team drills this week and are listed as questionable on the final injury report, but both sound optimistic about a possible return against the Cowboys.
Sept 24 The Cowboys' defense should take over Monday Night Football against the Giants. Especially if the Dallas defensive front can wreak havoc around the line of scrimmage, then opportunities for turnovers and a complete takeover of the game will present themselves.
Sept 23 The New York Giants will aim for their first 3-0 start since 2009 when they face the Dallas Cowboys in an NFC East battle on Monday night at East Rutherford, N.J. New coach Brian Daboll guided New York to consecutive wins to start a season for the first time since 2016. The Giants didn't crumble in the close games, winning by a total of four points.
Sept 22 Kenny Golladay shows he's not happy with Brian Daboll over lack of playing time. Head coach Brian Daboll said he's going with a rotation at wideout and the best guys are going to play. Golladay has been told he's doing all the right things, yet his two snaps in the win over Carolina was surprising to see.
Sept 21 The New York Giants are 2-0 for the first time since 2016, but not everything is perfect for first-year head coach Brian Daboll just yet. It remains to be seen if quarterback Daniel Jones can prove he's a legitimate franchise signal-caller, and then, there's the wide receiver issue. It appears the Giants are looking to add at the position. Per Pro Football Network, Daboll has been FaceTiming with free agent wide receivers.
Sept 20 The Giants aren't afraid of failure: Brian Daboll's coaching mentality has New York undefeated. It isn't just an offensive philosophy that Daboll brought with him from the Buffalo Bills. It's an organizational attitude he's working to install. It's the same approach the Giants are bringing on defense and special teams.Sept 19 Giants win over the Panthers 19-16
On the Game - Game 2
Gamegirl ..."I love seeing them win, but does it always have to be like this?..."
Mikefan ..."The Giants kept it going, off to a 2-0 start.."
Giants 2-0 for 1st time in 6 years, beat Panthers 19-16
Instant Analysis: Giants start 2-0 with 19-16 victory over Panthers
What back-to-back wins mean for Giants
Giants outlast Panthers to move to 2-0 for first time since 2016
Giants report card: Coaching continues to shine
Kenny Golladay plays just two snaps as Kadarius Toney sees bigger Giants role
Giants use Graham Gano's big leg to beat Panthers
Brian Daboll raves about 'tough-minded' Giants after win over Panthers
New York Giants top Carolina Panthers, 19-16
New York Giants 19 - Carolina Panthers 16
Takeaways from Giants' 19-16 win over the Carolina Panthers
Takeaways from a slogging 19-16 victory by the Giants over the Panthers
18 Game 2 Preview - Giants
(1-0) Panthers (0-1)
Sept 17 Panthers vs. Giants: Three story lines to watch for Week 2. After a disappointing Week 1 loss to the Cleveland Browns the Carolina Panthers are on the prowl for a rebound. Visiting the New York Giants at home this week is a hard opportunity to gauge. Will their run defense rebound?
Sept 16 Following the NY Giants upset victory over the Tennessee Titans in Week 1, the team is looking to have a repeat performance against the Carolina Panthers in Week 2. In order for that to happen, some players on the Giants are going to need to step up in a big way in order to propel this team over a pretty solid Panthers squad.
Sept 15 Fresh off a thrilling 21-20 victory over the Tennessee Titans, the Giants will look to start the season 2-0 for the first time since 2016 when they take on the Panthers. The two teams faced off last year at MetLife Stadium, where the Giants picked up a 25-3 win behind five total sacks from Azeez Ojulari (2.5), Leonard Williams (1.5) and Dexter Lawrence (1.0).
Sept 14 Saquon Barkley named NFC Offensive Player of the Week. Barkley's 68-yard run on the first play of the third quarter was his fourth 68-yard run. Barkley's longest career run is a 78-yard touchdown at Washington on Dec. 9, 2018.
Sept 13 The simplest explanation for Kadarius Toney's reduced role might just be the truth. Not enough practice time to prove he belongs on the field ahead of his teammates. Toney was held out of spring workouts and team periods in three of the first nine summer practices as he recovered from an offseason procedure on his knee. Just when he appeared to find a groove, he injured his leg and missed more time, including all three preseason games.Sept 12 Giants win over the Titans 21-20
On the Game - Game 1
Gamegirl ..."What a great way to start off this new season..."
Mikefan ..."Going for two, a missed field goal, and a win. It was great, the big question is did the Giants really turn a page, or was it all just a fluke..."
Daboll's Giants rally from 13 down to beat Titans 21-20
Instant Analysis: Giants win Week 1 thriller
New York Giants Upset Tennessee Titans, 21-20
Giants stun Titans after Brian Daboll's bold two-point decision
Brian Daboll puts trust in Daniel Jones, Saquon Barkley - and they deliver
Former Giants stars celebrate stunning win over Titans
Giants takeaways from Sunday's 21-20 win over Titans
Giants-Titans final score: Giants beat Titans, 21-20
Giants begin Brian Daboll era with gutsy win over Titans.
Giants laud coach Brian Daboll's commitment to 'go for the win'
New York Giants 21 - Tennessee Titans 20
Giants storm back to beat the Titans, 21-20
Titans collapse in second half, lose to Giants 21-20
11 Game 1 Preview - Giants
(0-0) Titans (0-0)
Sept 10 For four seasons, Adoree' Jackson roamed the Tennessee Titans' secondary, carrying uber-athletic abilities and a constant sense of improvement with him. However, in Jackson's case, he didn't receive the second contract every first round picks envisions receiving from the team that drafted them. Instead, he was surprisingly cut from the roster with with haste, subsequently ending his short, yet eventful time with the only team he only knew at the time. Once he was on the market, his attention turned towards the Big Apple. As the New York Giants - influenced by the opinion of former Titans safety Logan Ryan - swiftly swept in and secured his services.
Sept 9 NFL Week 1 picks: Predictions for New York Giants vs. Tennessee Titans. The Giants open the Brian Daboll era Sunday at the Titans. Kickoff is scheduled for 4:25 p.m. ET. So will they start 1-0 or 0-1 under their new head coach? This is expected to be a long rebuilding season for the Giants, who are six-point underdogs in this game.
Sept 8 Special
Report - For months, if not years, we have been offering up every known excuse
for why Daniel Jones hasn't emerged into a star quarterback for the Giants. You
know, he had a lousy offensive line. His receivers weren't that good. His running
game was severely hampered by the injuries to Saquon Barkley. The coaches failed
Sept 7 Darius Slayton agrees to pay cut with Giants. Slayton was set to make a base salary of $2.54 million, but he will now make the league minimum of $965,000 for a player of his experience. He will have a chance to earn back some of that money through incentives.
No one is giving the New York Giants much of a chance going up against the Tennessee Titans in Nashville in Week 1. The Titans have been listed as strong favorites, with countless experts out there expecting Ryan Tannehill and Derrick Henry to power the AFC South side to a victory. Not so fast. While yes, there's plenty of question marks surrounding the G-Men, this is still a team that features plenty of talent. Will they be able to stun the Titans on Sunday, Sept. 11? Three reasons the NY Giants will upset the Titans in Week 1.
Sept 6 Coach Brian Daboll is officially relinquishing the duty he has held for nine seasons in his 25-year coaching career, including in each of the last five years. The first-year head coach announced today on a Zoom interview with reporters that offensive coordinator Mike Kafka will call the team's offensive plays when the season begins Sunday in Nashville against the Tennessee Titans. Kafka called the plays in the Giants' three preseason games.
Sept 5 The Giants have a new second-most-experienced cornerback. Fabian Moreau, who has 76 career games played with 34 starts, was signed to the practice squad Monday, the Giants announced. Moreau compiled 181 tackles and six interceptions over four seasons with Washington and one with the Atlanta Falcons before he was released last month by the Houston Texans..
Sept 4 The New York Giants have a regular-season game in seven days. The subject of what would constitute a good season for the 2022 Giants always comes up. It's about finding out if the Giants have building blocks. It is about feeling like the Giants are competing, like they are challenging opponents and trying to win, rather than aiming for the least embarrassing outcome. It's about how you feel watching this team play. Are you proud of the effort? Do they make you hopeful they are on their way to a better future? Or, do they leave you embarrassed to be a Giants fan?
Sept 3 Giants receiver Kadarius Toney is ready to go. That's the sentiment the Giants hoped to hear from the second-year receiver after he was slowed down this summer by some undisclosed lower body injuries. Toney, when healthy, figures to be a key part of the new, more explosive offense being planned by head coach Brian Daboll and offensive coordinator Mike Kafka.
Sept 2 Giants drop a roster bomb by releasing Blake Martinez. The Giants were willing to part with Martinez because, according to a league source, the new coaching regime did not think he was a great fit with Martindale's defensive system and the staff was not overly enamored with what it saw from the veteran linebacker. In 2020 he led the Giants with 151 tackles. He also had three sacks. Following ACL surgery, however, Martinez accepted a significant pay cut this offseason. It wasn't enough to get the Giants out of the red and, as it turned out, it didn't allow Martinez to remain in blue either.
Sept 1 Quarterback Daniel Jones didn't have to sweat out a roster spot come the league cutdown deadline at 4:00 p.m. on Tuesday. The former first-round pick has already locked down the team's starting job, but knows he has to play well to be in this position next year at this time. One quarterback was not as fortunate. Veteran backup Davis Webb did not make the first pass of the final 53-man roster despite having a stellar preseason.
Aug 31 The Giants' initial 53-man roster for the 2022 NFL season is set. However, over the next several days, there is expected to be some movement at various positions, including some new acquisitions at spots where the depth is thin. Keep in mind that this is the initial 53-man roster and that there will be more moves coming throughout the days ahead as waiver claims are awarded, free agents are signed, and injured players currently on the roster are moved to injured reserve.
Aug 30 Giants announce 53-man roster for 2022. The Giants today released 20 players - including their leading passer, receiver and tackler in the just-concluded preseason - to reach the NFL regular-season limit of 53 players. The 20 players were split 10 apiece on offense and offense. Quarterback Davis Webb, wide receiver Alex Bachman and safety Nate Meadors were the significant August producers who were cut.
Taylor started at quarterback for the Giants
Aug 28 The Giants complete their preseason slate on Sunday when they "travel" to MetLife Stadium to take on the Jets - both teams head into the finale with a 2-0 record. For the third consecutive game this preseason, offensive coordinator Mike Kafka will be calling the plays. "Mike's done a good job," said head coach Brian Daboll. "He'll call this one, and we'll revisit (Week 1) like we revisit all of it. But he's done a (good job). Lot of confidence in Mike."
Aug 27 This is the second year of the NFL cutting the preseason to three games due to the season being extended to 17 games. Meeting in the final week will be the NY Giants and the NY Jets. Neither team will have to make a road trip for this one. With the regular season less than three weeks away, each team will look to finish the preseason on a positive note. Both are 2-0 in the preseason and neither wants to lose to the opponent they share a stadium with. Bragging rights will be up for grabs.
Aug 26 Was what Daniel Jones and the first-team Giants offense accomplished Thursday during a joint practice with the Jets enough to convince coach Brian Daboll that he has seen enough and does not need to use his starters in the preseason finale? Jones completed 14 of his 15 passes in the team periods. His stretch of 14 consecutive completions ended on his final throw, as he lobbed the ball into the left corner of the end zone, looking for Kenny Golladay, but the ball was intercepted by cornerback Bryce Hall. Throughout a summer of ups and downs, this was an "up" for Jones.
Aug 25 The Giants returned to the practice field Wednesday to begin preparation for Sunday's preseason finale against the Jets. The two teams will also take part in a joint practice Thursday at the Quest Diagnostics Training Center. Head coach Brian Daboll met with the media before practice, where he shared that wide receiver Sterling Shepard would return to practice. The 29-year-old receiver was placed on the Physically Unable to Perform (PUP) list on July 26. He suffered a season-ending Achilles injury last season in Week 15. Shepard participated in team drills and caught a 20+ yard pass from Tyrod Taylor, but the head coach was not ready to declare the veteran good to go for Sunday's game.
Aug 24 The New York Giants are heading into the final stretch of training camp and have just one preseason game remaining. Their roster, currently at 80 players, must be trimmed down to 53 next Tuesday. Due to injuries, there is quite a bit of uncertainty.
Aug 23 While Kayvon Thibodeaux - the Giants' prized rookie edge rusher - won't miss the season with a torn ACL in his right knee, he could miss Week 1 with a sprained MCL. Thibodeaux got hurt Sunday night in the second preseason game, which fell exactly three weeks from the Giants' Sept. 11 regular season opener at the Titans. Thibodeaux's reported recovery window is three to four weeks. So he could definitely miss the opener and maybe Week 2 at home against the Bears, but perhaps not beyond that. The Giants' Week 3 game is Sept. 26 - a Monday night at home against the Cowboys.
Aug 22 Webb
rallies Giants over Bengals 25-22 with 2 TD passes to Bachman
Aug 21 The Giants have a looooong list of players who won't play Sunday night against the Bengals. There are at least 18 players won't suit up due to injuries. There are others - like Daniel Jones and Saquon Barkley - who probably won't play to protect them with so many offensive linemen on the shelf.
Aug 20 The Giants have many important decisions to make in the next 10 days. By 4 p.m. Tuesday, like 31 other NFL teams, they must lop five players off their roster to reach the league maximum of 80. A week later, all teams must reach the regular-season limit of 53 players. For those players on the Giants' bubble, two big preseason showcases remain - tomorrow night against the defending AFC champion Cincinnati Bengals and next Sunday vs. the Jets. Coach Brian Daboll said he plans to play his starters, as he did last week in New England, where most were on the field for a series or two.
Aug 17 Kenny Golladay's frustration beginning to show at Giants camp. Based on his contract, Golladay is not going anywhere for this season, so the Giants have to figure out a way to make it work. Head coach Brian Daboll and general manager Joe Schoen were in Buffalo last year, so they inherited Golladay. Daboll said he and Schoen are in agreement that "whoever performs the best is going to play." At this point, no one can come to the conclusion that Golladay is performing close to the best.
Aug 16 Julian
Love had a busy offseason and the Giants safety will probably have an even
busier football season. Instead of picking out flowers, cakes, honeymoon sites
for his wedding to his high school sweetheart and now wife, Julia, Love is getting
ready to be the wild card in Wink Martindale's attack-from-all-angles defense.
Giants are paying receiver Kenny Golladay like a top-shelf receiver. But given
his lack of production commensurate with his contract, is the team developing
a case of buyer's remorse? When the Giants signed receiver Kenny Golladay two
off-seasons ago, they were hoping for the second coming of Plaxico Burress.
Aug 13 Giants likely to buck norm, make safety Xavier McKinney defensive playcaller. Safety Xavier McKinney has been the on-field defensive playcaller most of this summer, which makes some sense because the third-year safety rarely comes off the field and is part of the Giants' future. Starting middle linebacker Blake Martinez might not always be a three-down player in Martindale's defense, and is in the final year of his contract.
Aug 12 Late
FG gives Giants, Daboll 23-21 victory over Patriots
Aug 11 Competition on for 'ramped up' Giants as preseason is set to start. Brian Daboll's sort-of debut as the Giants' head coach will be filed and forgotten soon enough. This is a brand-new program, though, and Daboll has already stated he will use his healthy first-team players, which is a departure from the sit-the-starters approach of years past with a franchise that was too often paper-thin depth-wise to risk injury to anyone of any consequence.
Aug 10 The Giants were back on the field Tuesday for their final open practice ahead of Thursday's preseason opener in New England. It can be difficult at times to determine how well an offensive or defensive lineman is truly performing during training camp without full tackling. But one theme that has been consistent over the first two weeks of camp: Kayvon Thibodeaux getting into the backfield. The No. 5 overall pick has displayed some strong pass rush moves and his overall work ethic has impressed assistant defensive line coach Bryan Cox.
Aug 9 Monday was ugly all around for the Giants, during their 10th training camp practice - and not just because of a brawl. This also was not a particularly pretty day for Daniel Jones and the Giants' offense, which has really only had two legitimately strong practices so far. Progress has come slowly for Brian Daboll and Co. this summer, to say the least. The Giants have one more practice, Tuesday morning, before Thursday night's preseason opener at the Patriots.
Aug 8 Brian Daboll said he wanted a physical practice on Sunday, two days after his team went through its intrasquad scrimmage, and that's what he got. The emphasis for practice was the red zone, which has been a problem for the Giants in the past. From the first snap of the run period, pads were popping, and by the time they made it to the red zone sections, everybody understood the assignment. The offense led by the run game was able to find the end zone more often than not from the 10-yard-line out, but the defense made their fair share of plays.
Aug 6 Brian Daboll saw both sides make big plays in the Giants' Fan Fest scrimmage before a crowd of just over 26,000 in MetLife Stadium, which led to a mixture of conclusions, most of them positive. Officially, the blue (offense) defeated the white (defense), 15-3, though the scoring system was a bit difficult to discern.
Aug 5 The Giants open the MetLife Stadium doors Friday night for their annual Fan Fest, featuring the Blue-White scrimmage. This will be a tuneup for head coach Brian Daboll, his staff, and the players as they try to simulate some game-like scenarios in front of a MetLife Stadium crowd expected to number as high as 50,000. And Daboll said he and the rest of the team, which has held seven practices open to the fans this summer, is looking forward to the experience of working in a game-like environment inside the stadium.
Aug 4 Special
Report - Head coach Brian Daboll is still wrestling with his team, and it
appears most noticeable with the offensive line. In practice yesterday, center
Jon Feliciano was only somewhat available (dehydration) and he practiced about
half the time. He was replaced by the obvious second teamer, veteran free agent
Max Garcia. But Daboll's second team offensive line, as currently constituted,
cannot help but raise questions concerning depth.
Aug 2 For the first time in training camp, the Giants were wearing pads as they took the practice field at the Quest Diagnostics Training Center. Head Coach Brian Daboll spoke to the media in the morning, providing updates on several players before Adoree' Jackson and Kenny Golladay met with them following practice. For the third consecutive practice, alumni were present as two-time Super Bowl champion Kevin Boothe watched from the sideline. What we learned today:
Jul 31 For the second consecutive day, the Giants had some alumni present at practice. Howard Cross, Brandon Jacobs and Plaxico Burress were spotted on the sideline. After four days of practice to start training camp, things are about to pick up. The Giants will be donning pads for the first time on Monday as the calendar flips to August. It was clear today that the coaching staff aren't the only ones excited to put pads on - the players could not be more eager.
Jul 30 Giants training camp observations, Day 3: Brutal day for offense (and pass blocking), Dexter Lawrence dominates, Darnay Holmes looking great. For all the positive vibes around the Giants' line this offseason - mainly because of Andrew Thomas and Evan Neal - left guard and center remain significant questions, even though Mark Glowinski should be an upgrade at right guard.
Jul 29 As Brian Daboll said, Wednesday was really the start of the football season. The New York Giants, after holding logistical meetings on Tuesday, took the field for the first practice of training camp. It was the team's first day back on the field since minicamp closed in early June. Naturally, the excitement level was high with the fans back at camp. Highlights from the day.
Jul 24 Xavier McKinney talks Giants defense, 'disagreements' with previous regime, leadership. Head Coach Daboll has impacted us all honestly already. I've dealt with stuff my last two years with the coaching and everything going on. But I think he's done a tremendous job of being transparent with us, of being that player's coach type deal.
Jul 19 Special
Report - Just about a week to go before training camp opens for the Giants,
and however their season goes, at least they'll know they signed all 11 draft
picks. The last two came to terms yesterday - second-round wide receiver Wan'Dale
Robinson and fourth-round (the second of three) safety Dane Belton. They were
the final two left unsigned, and Robinson is predicted as a starter.
Jul 17 The New York Giants haven't even played a down in 2022 and thus have nothing other than optimism that quarterback Daniel Jones will finally flourish after three seasons of being stuck in the mud. Still, that's not stopping some of the most knowledgeable analysts in the game from making bold predictions regarding the Giants' future at quarterback, one of whom is former NFL (and Giants backup) quarterback David Carr, now an NFL Network analyst.
Jul 10 Besides quarterback Daniel Jones, perhaps no other member from the New York Giants draft class of 2019 is as big of a mystery than receiver Darius Slayton. Slayton, the team's fifth-round draft pick in that class, burst onto the scene with an impressive rookie season in which he recorded 48 receptions for 740 yards and a team-leading eight touchdowns. He battled through injuries in Years 2 and 3 and even missed four games last season with a leg injury.
Jul 4 Analyzing potential Giants outcomes of Saquon Barkley's contract dilemma. How much does a great running back impact winning? Of the 12 teams paying the highest salaries to running backs in 2021, only three made the playoffs. The downside in letting Barkley leave as a free agent is three-fold: Criticism for not getting anything in return for one of the roster's few assets, reliving the 2018 decision to pass on quarterback Josh Allen and offensive lineman Quenton Nelson to draft Barkley, and the fear that he fulfills his Hall of Fame potential elsewhere.
Jul 1 Special Report - During this prolonged, or does it just seem that way, preseason period, our Scott Landstrom has found time to research the eerie similarities between the 2007 Giants, who "shocked the world" and took a 9-7 record into the Super Bowl where they beat the undefeated New England Patriots, and this year's version, the 2022 Giants, who seem to be gifted with the same incredible improvements. This year's Giants have been picked the second-most likely to "shock the world" yet again. Read on see if you agree.
Jun 28 Giants rookie Kayvon Thibodeaux will be ready for his first NFL training camp when the New York Giants rookies report on July 19. The No. 5 overall pick in the 2022 NFL Draft reportedly sustained a minor hip injury during a spring practice, but Thibodeaux said Monday during a visit to NFL Network that it's full speed ahead for his first season.
Jun 26 Daniel Jones opens up about his uncertain Giants future: 'Trust in what you do' With his fourth NFL training camp approaching, Jones is on the hot seat, and he knows it. There is a new general manager, Joe Schoen, who was working in Buffalo when the Giants selected Jones out of Duke. There is a new head coach, Brian Daboll, who also was in Buffalo when Jones was drafted. They want it to work with Jones, but have no legacy or reputation on the line with him.
Jun 24 With the departure of CB James Bradberry and no significant acquisitions at the position this offseason, Jackson will have to step up and fill that CB1 role. Will Jackson live up to the potential that led him to be selected 18th overall in the 2017 draft, or will the Giants be looking for their lockdown No. 1 option at the position again this time next year?
Jun 20 Elerson Smith reveling in second chance to establish himself on Giants' defense. A severe hamstring strain knocked the fourth-round pick in the 2021 draft out of his first NFL training camp, landed him on injured reserve and put him way behind. Smith did not make his Giants debut until Week 9, limited to special teams. If Wink Martindale has any inkling Smith can play a role in what will be a much more aggressive defense, he will find a spot for him.
Jun 14 Once among the worst units in the league, the Giants' offensive line's stock is rising following a strong off-season of strategic moves. General manager Joe Schoen replaced every starter on the unit except for left tackle Andrew Thomas, bringing in several guys who had prior experience playing for head coach Brian Daboll in Buffalo, such as Jamil Douglas and Jon Feliciano.
Jun 12 The Giants moved on from starting safeties Logan Ryan and Jabrill Peppers as well as starting outside cornerback James Bradberry. There will now be a competition to fill Bradberry's former position and third-year corner Darnay Holmes could be a sleeper in this battle.
Jun 10 Giants cancel practice on final day of mandatory minicamp. The team said it was holding an organizational function instead of a practice. That means the next time the Giants and coach Brian Daboll will get together on the field will be July 26, when the team reports for the start of training camp.
Jun 9 Giants minicamp observations, Day 2: Offensive bounce-back? The defense dominated in Tuesday's practice. There wasn't much opportunity for an encore on Wednesday, but the offense did look better. The offense scored a few touchdowns during the live 11-on-11 period, including another on a pass from Daniel Jones to Saquon Barkley. It's been said many times in the spring already, but Barkley clearly is going to be a significant part of the passing offense in 2022.
Jun 8 On the first day of the mandatory minicamp, Wink Martindale turned up the heat. The new Giants' defensive coordinator is known for his exotic and frequent pressure packages and he unveiled some of them on Tuesday. "You know, Wink came out with some Wink stuff today," center Jon Feliciano said. "I think the defense won today. You know, we'll be able to grow from it." There were plays blown up when free rushers on defense stormed into the offensive backfield.
Jun 7 The Giants offseason program concludes this week as the team will take the field for a mandatory three-day minicamp. Head coach Brian Daboll's goal this spring has been simple. Get the players and coaches acclimated to each other so that the team will be able to up its tempo to the next level by training camp.
Report - The Giants went through OTA Day Nine in the sweltering heat Thursday,
meaning there is only one more OTA Day remaining before the mandatory minicamp
June 7. Head coach Brian Daboll, after the demanding workout, commented on the
problem of getting close to players who must eventually be released as teams slowly
chip away from the camp roster number of 90 to the season opening number of 53.
And it is neither easy nor emotionally pleasant. "Well, it's just the nature of
the league," he said. "You have to release players and get down; those are the
rules. That's part of the job.
Jun 1 The Giants returned from the long weekend for the seventh of 10 organized team practice activities (OTAs). It was a shorter one before the team boarded buses for the organization's annual charity golf outing. Here are the highlights from - OTA No. 7 | Touchdowns | Takeaways | More top plays| Remaining practices.
May 29 When Wink Martindale was hired as the defensive coordinator of the New York Giants, there was rampant speculation about his unit this season. The analytics and Martindale's reputation for being aggressive fueled the feeling the Giants were about to go wild on defense. There would be blitzes every other play, multiple schemes, defenders in unexpected alignments and a return to the good old days of Lawrence Taylor, Harry Carson and one of the NFL's top defenses. Martindale wants his defense to dictate to opposing offenses, both physically and mentally.
May 27 The Giants on Thursday held their sixth practice of organized team activities. They have four of these voluntary practices left, and then their three-day mandatory minicamp. And then they're off until training camp starts in late July. How does the offensive line look?
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 playcaller 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 shakeup 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.
Mar 30 Why MetLife is the worst modern football stadium. Giants and Jets fans are some of the most passionate in football. In 2010, both fan bases received a new home to watch their teams. Several years into the stadium's existence, fans realized that the stadium does not hold up to other recently built stadiums. Seeing the Rams, Falcons, Raiders, and Vikings' beautiful new stadiums, Giants and Jets fans are left wondering how a modern stadium in the New York area could have been so poorly built.
Mar 29 Earlier this month, Giants general manager Joe Schoen left the door ajar at the NFL Scouting Combine for trading star running back Saquon Barkley. Schoen on Monday didn't completely rule out trading Barkley - or any other player, like cornerback James Bradberry - while saying he has received some trade interest for Barkley, despite not shopping him. A Barkley deal - or a Bradberry deal, for that matter - is still within the realm of possibility for Schoen, since he is so desperate to free up cap space.
Mar 28 Giants co-owner John Mara again strongly denied allegations brought on by a lawsuit from head-coaching candidate Brian Flores that accused his organization of a "sham" interview and insisted the Giants would not be settling out of court. Additionally, Mara claimed the organization had no contact with New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick, who the lawsuit says accidentally told Flores he would not be getting the job before he was even interviewed.
Mar 23 Give Giants rookie GM Joe Schoen some credit. Schoen cut tight ends Kyle Rudolph and Kaden Smith, running back Devontae Booker and punter Riley Dixon, saving the Giants about $12.5 million against the cap. The new GM, rather than cut veterans Sterling Shepard and Blake Martinez, got each to accept steep pay cuts on incentive-laden deals that saved the Giants roughly another $12 million against the cap. He re-structured the contract of placekicker Graham Gano to save a bit more room. Together, that's about $25 million in savings against the cap, maybe a touch more.
Mar 22 Newly-signed Giants renew old acquaintances. Running back Matt Breida played last season in Buffalo under offensive coordinator Brian Daboll, who is now the Giants' head coach. Offensive lineman Jamil Douglas also played for the Bills and Daboll as well as line coach Bobby Johnson, who is in the same position with the Giants. Outside linebacker Jihad Ward played in 2019-20 in Baltimore under coordinator Wink Martindale, whom Daboll hired to lead the Giants' defense.
Mar 18 Less than 24 hours after being cut by the Giants, safety Logan Ryan has joined Tom Brady and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Ryan spent the first four seasons of his NFL career with Brady as a member of the New England Patriots. He also famously intercepted Brady's final pass as a Patriot after having joined the Tennessee Titans.
Mar 17 Jon Feliciano has waited for seven years to line up and start where he believes he will be most effective on the offensive line. Sometimes good things come to those who wait. The Giants signed Feliciano to a one-year contract to step in and start at center, something he never did with the Raiders or the Bills. This will be a transition, but not something he anticipates as being difficult to master.
Mar 16 The Giants backup quarterback situation couldn't get much worse than it was last year. And new general manager Joe Schoen is making sure it's not like that again in 2022. The Giants agreed to sign quarterback Tyrod Taylor on Tuesday, adding a quality veteran backup behind Daniel Jones, who has missed multiple games due to injury in each of his three NFL seasons.
Report - The Giants signed two new wide receivers Monday. One of them was
already on the roster and the other - surprise! surprise! - came via the Buffalo
Bills. He is the 6-2, 194-pound Robert Foster, who played at Alabama (when new
head coach Brian Daboll was an assistant), and then for the Bills - when Daboll
was offensive coordinator.
Mar 13 Where Giants' salary cap stands after Martinez, Shepard restructures. The Giants have made significant progress in cleaning up their 2022 salary cap picture, but there is still some more work to be done. Here's a breakdown of what the Giants have done and where things stand ahead of the start of Monday's legal tampering period.
Mar 11 Sterling Shepard reworks deal, staying with New York Giants. The cap-strapped Giants would have saved only $4.5 million if Shepard was cut after moving money into future years last season to make room under the cap. The likely solution all along was an adjusted contract for Shepard that came with a pay cut. He wanted to remain in New York with the team that selected him in the second round of the 2016 NFL draft out of the University of Oklahoma.
Mar 9 There is no conceivable way the Giants, coming off a 4-13 season, are better without cornerback James Bradberry. But the cap waits for no team, and by next Wednesday the Giants must be cap-compliant and get under the $208.2 million threshold set for this season. An option is to extend Bradberry's contract - his three-year, $45 million deal expires after this season - to reduce his 2022 cap charge. This is not a direction new general manager Joe Schoen wants to go, if he can avoid it.
Mar 6 It's the question that surrounds the New York Giants in the hallways at the NFL scouting combine: Are they really going to trade running back Saquon Barkley? Barkley, 25, has been dealing with injuries for most of the past three seasons and has just one year left on his contract at $7.2 million. Several of the executives surveyed said they would love to have Barkley on their team and take the chance that he stays healthy.
Mar 4 The Interview Room: What really goes on at the NFL Combine. The Giants' first interview this week was scheduled for 9:20 p.m. Monday. The last one is slated for 2:40 p.m. Saturday afternoon. In six days, the Giants expect to sit down with 45 players, including candidates from virtually every offensive and defensive position.
Mar 3 Both general manager Joe Schoen and coach Brian Daboll admitted that the Giants are behind the eight ball when it comes to preparations for the offseason. That's what happens when an organization completely revamps its coaching staff and front office. When Schoen and his staff aren't interviewing prospects and watching them in drills, they'll be canvassing the streets of Indianapolis and meeting with agents and other team's executives. Schoen, Daboll and the Giants staff will be sticking around through Sunday.
Mar 2 General manager Joe Schoen arrives in East Rutherford and has meticulously restructured the front office, seemingly modernizing the Giants' methodologies when it comes to scouting the NFL Draft. Assistant coaches have been hard at work over the past three weeks preparing for free agency, which begins when the new NFL league year opens on March 16. Here's a look at what to expect for the New York Giants this offseason, via free agency, the draft, as well as the current salary cap implications.
Feb 27 You can tell something about a first-time NFL head coach by the makeup of his first coaching staff. The group Brian Daboll has put together is a fairly eclectic mix and shows he is unafraid to surround himself with assistants with whom he has no previous association, in the league or on a personal level. There is some familiarity on Daboll's staff, a sprinkling of guys - and one woman - he has worked with at other stops. There are also a few returnees from Joe Judge's staff. There are a bunch of newcomers.
Feb 22 Giants general manager Joe Schoen has a lot of work to do in New York, and some -- OK, much -- of it will not be easy. Schoen is tasked with lifting the Giants out of what is now a half-decade run of losing defined by a revolving door at head coach that has produced nothing but disappointment.
Feb 20 Joe Schoen braces for 'tough decisions' to get Giants under salary cap. If it were easy, anyone could do it. Perhaps not anyone, but a more basic assignment would not require the expertise the Giants believe they imported with the hiring of Joe Schoen as general manager. That expertise would not be a prerequisite for the job if what awaited Schoen were not so, well, daunting.
Projecting what salary cap related moves might be made by the Giants is tricky this year given the presence of a new GM and coaching staff. Here is a best attempt at which contracts might be adjusted or cut from the New York Giants' books.
Feb 18 Rex Ryan thinks Daniel Jones will thrive under Brian Daboll. Through three seasons - partly due to a crummy offensive line - Daniel Jones has yet to establish himself as a franchise quarterback. So the Giants, under new general manager Joe Schoen, must fix their line this offseason. "Yeah, well, no kidding," Ryan said. "But this kid will be a lot better. Even if nothing changes, he'll be a lot better. I think Brian will do a great job with him."
Feb 17 Some defensive coaches gravitate to playing it safe, given the rule changes that tend to favor the offense in today's NFL. Not Don Martindale. "I'm not built that way," Martindale told Giants.com. "We like to attack ... and pressure breaks pipes on these offenses as well. I just don't want to sit back and say, 'OK, let's see what you've got.' I want them to sit back and see what we have." Along the way, his defenses gained a reputation for frequent and creative blitzing.
Feb 13 The Giants could wind up having four new offensive line starters in 2022, with left tackle Andrew Thomas the only returner. While Joe Schoen has plenty of draft capital - five picks in the top 81 and three in the top 36, including Nos. 5 and 7 - to address the offensive line, it's not like he's going to use all those picks on the line. And it wouldn't hurt to have a veteran or two on the line, as Schoen looks ahead to free agency, which starts in about a month, on March 14.
Feb 12 The first woman to hold a coaching position in Giants history highlights a group of newcomers to the organization on coach Brian Daboll's staff. Laura Young is the team's director of coaching operations. She is involved in every aspect of football operations, including coordinating/organizing practice, as well as game day operations.
Report - The Super Bowl is an unofficial national holiday affectionately entitled
"Super Sunday." The game was created from the merger between the established National
Football League (NFL) and the younger American Football League (AFL). From the
AFL's inception in 1960, the upstart coalition had pestered the NFL to have a
championship game between the two leagues.
Feb 10 Four things Don 'Wink' Martindale needs to rebuild the Giants' defense. As good as the 58-year-old Martindale is, his success will hinge on the players he gets - the holdovers from the Patrick Graham era and the new ones GM Joe Schoen is able to bring in. The group he's inherited isn't terrible. The cupboard isn't bare. But if he's going to build a Top 10 unit with his blitz-happy, man-to-man coverage approach, there are holes the Giants will have to fill to help him out.
Feb 9 The Giants are expected to hire former Baltimore Ravens defensive coordinator Don "Wink" Martindale to replace Graham, who left for the same position with the Raiders. Martindale was viewed as the favorite to replace Graham since Daboll was hired as head coach. The Ravens and Martindale surprisingly parted ways even though Baltimore's defense has been one of the best in the NFL for his four-year tenure.
Webb put his bright future on hold for a chance to rewrite the story of his
past. The free-agent quarterback signed a futures contract Monday with the Giants,
the team that drafted him in the third round in 2017 and once cast him as the
first true heir apparent to Eli Manning.
Feb 6 Four former defensive coordinators have now interviewed with the Giants. Jim Schwartz was the latest to do so, going through a virtual meeting with the team Saturday. The Giants have now met with Schwartz, ex-Ravens DC Don Martindale, multi-stint DC Teryl Austin and 2021 Bears defensive play-caller Sean Desai.
Feb 5 Patrick Graham is leaving the Giants to join Josh McDaniels' staff in Las Vegas. So who might the Giants look at for their new defensive coordinator?
Feb 4 The statement from the New York Giants: Brian Flores has raised serious issues in the filing of his complaint. The specific claims against the Giants and Mr. Flores' allegations about the legitimacy of his candidacy for our head coach position are disturbing and simply false.
Feb 3 The Minnesota Vikings landed on Los Angeles Rams offensive coordinator Kevin O'Connell as their next head coach, after interviewing Patrick Graham twice for the opening, which seemingly clears the way for Graham to return to the New York Giants as Brian Daboll's defensive coordinator.
Feb 2 Brian Flores cites 'sham' Giants interview, Bill Belichick texts in explosive NFL lawsuit. The suit, filed in the Southern District of New York, claims the Giants interviewed Flores for their head coaching position, despite having already chosen Brian Daboll for the job.
Report - Guaranteed to please at least half the Giants' fan base, new head
coach Brian Daboll showed up for work Monday in a blue pick-up truck. It was exactly
10 days earlier that the Giants, having dismissed both general manager Dave Gettleman
and head coach Joe Judge, began their search for a new head coach under the guidance
of their new general manager, Joe Schoen.
Jan 31 How the Bills' salary cap management tactics differ from the Giants' methods. As Joe Schoen, the Giants' new general manager, settles into his position, there will be loads of work to be done. High atop of the list will be straightening out the Giants salary cap, which right now is in dire straights regarding space.
Jan 30 The Giants announced that Brian Daboll will become the 20th head coach in franchise history. Daboll, 46, spent the previous four seasons as the Buffalo Bills' offensive coordinator. The Giants interviewed six candidates for the head coach position. In addition to Daboll, they spoke to former Miami Dolphins coach Brian Flores; defensive coordinators Leslie Frazier of Buffalo, Lou Anarumo of Cincinnati, Dan Quinn of Dallas and the Giants' Patrick Graham.
Jan 29 The New York Giants have found their man. The Giants announced they have hired former Bills offensive coordinator Brian Daboll to be their next head coach. There also seemed to be a little bit of urgency on the part of the Giants to lock Daboll up. According to NFL Network, the coach was not only a finalist for the Miami Dolphins open head coaching job, but the New Orleans Saints also asked to interview him for their vacancy as well.
ahead, Giants, hire Brian Daboll. You say a closer look at Daboll's results,
running offenses the past 13 years, reveals he might not be the Wizard of Ahhs
after all? Surely, then, sign up Brian Flores, who (we assume) got a raw deal
in Miami and will bring that drive spawned from the Brownsville section of Brooklyn
to a Giants' outfit that needs discipline and intensity. Pardon?
Jan 27 Giants new GM Joe Schoen touches on Daniel Jones' future, next head coach, analytics, and more - 5 takeaways from introductory press conference.
Jan 25 The Giants had little depth at their off-ball linebacker position behind Blake Martinez. Unfortunately for New York, Martinez tore his ACL in the first quarter of week three's loss to Atlanta. The injury put immense pressure on Tae Crowder and Reggie Ragland, who failed to be positive contributors for the 2021 Giants.
Jan 24 Patrick Graham once called being the defensive coordinator of the Giants his "dream job." There is at least a chance that he will get to keep it. The 42-year-old Graham, who will be interviewed for the Giants head coaching vacancy, is interested in staying on as the defensive coordinator under a new head coach, according to someone familiar with his thinking. And many believe the Giants would be open to his return in the right situation.
Jan 19 Giants hire Joe Schoen as general manager. Joe Schoen last week was the first of nine candidates to interview for the Giants' general manager position and this week is the last man standing. The Giants announced that Schoen will head their football operations. He has spent the last five seasons as the Buffalo Bills' assistant general manager.
Jan 18 Whoever Giants ownership decides to hire at GM will be faced with a roster filled with holes, with the New York Giants' offensive line being among the worst in the NFL, a question mark at QB with Daniel Jones regarding both his health and play and a vacant Head Coaching position, it will be interesting to see what the new GM of the NY Giants decides to do. Here are 3 things the New York Giants' new General manager must to do in order to improve next season.
Jan 17 GM Search: Track the latest interviews conducted by the Giants for their next general manager. Candidates will be announced after each interview is completed.
Jan 16 Daniel Jones among Giants players who attended Joe Judge's goodbye gathering. Several of Judge's coaches were also likely in attendance, including his close personal friends, Patrick Graham and Freddie Kitchens. Jerry Schuplinski, Jerome Henderson and Jody Wright were also rumored to be at the gathering.
Jan 15 What's next for Joe Judge? 6 options for the fired Giants coach (keep an eye on the Texans). It seemed pretty clear, even on Wednesday, that Mara didn't think he'd be firing Joe Judge after only two years, especially after how much he'd praised him - both publicly and in interviews with certain outlets - following last year's 6-10 finish. Now, Judge will have to find another job elsewhere, and he should have some options too.
Jan 14 Sometimes it is simple: You hire who you know. The Giants will not be taking the simple route when it comes to finding their next general manager, as none of the nine candidates they are meeting via Zoom in the first round of interviews has any previous connection to the Giants. All In The Family has been canceled. What comes next will tell the tale.
Jan 13 John Mara calls end of 2021 season the lowest moment in lifelong association with franchise. The Giants fired coach Joe Judge after two seasons on Tuesday, and now must fill both the general manager and head coaching positions after four-year GM Dave Gettleman retired earlier this week. What was the worst point of the 2021 season for Mara? Unfortunately for Judge, it changed from one week to the next. "I can't say that there was one specific act that was the last straw, it was just the culmination of things," Mara said.
Jan 12 The Giants fired Joe Judge as their head coach on Tuesday after only two seasons. John Mara specifically pointed to the Giants disastrous end to the season as a reason for parting ways for Judge. "I said before the season started that I wanted to feel good about the direction we were headed when we played our last game of the season," Mara said in a statement. "Unfortunately, I cannot make that statement, which is why we have made this decision."
Jan 11 Dave Gettleman announced his retirement as Senior Vice President and General Manager of the New York Giants. "We would like to thank Dave for his commitment to this franchise," Mara and Tisch said in a joint statement. Dave was integral in building three of our Super Bowl teams, including two championship teams." Gettleman re-joined the Giants in 2018 after spending 2013-16 as general manager of the Carolina Panthers. Gettleman has been a part of seven Super Bowl teams, including three winners - the Denver Broncos in 1997, and the Giants in 2007 and 2011.Jan 10 Giants lose to Washington 22-7
On the Game - Game 17
Gamegirl ..."The Giants finished up the season with just four wins. Things have to get better..."
Mikefan ..."The Giants knew Washington was much better stopping the run than the pass, so guess what they did..."
Instant Analysis: Giants fall to Washington in finale
Giants report card: No plan of attack
Giants' season ends in miserable loss with Joe Judge decision looming
Surrender sneaks: Inexcusable play-call sums up everything about Giants
Giants miserable season ends with bad loss
If Joe Judge is on the hot seat, he's doing a good job hiding it
Giants takeaways from 22-7 loss to Football Team in final game of regular season
After embarrassing end to season, Joe Judge's future is more in doubt than ever
Giants offense reaches new low by running quarterback sneak on third-and-9
Giants vs. Washington final score: New York falls, 22-7, in season finale
Washington 22, Giants 7: Winners and losers as the 2021 season finally ends
9 Game 17 Preview - Giants
(4-12) Washington (6-10)
Jan 9 Whether he is fired or is allowed to retire, general manager Dave Gettleman is in his final days with the New York Giants. On Monday, he and the team will part ways. Once that happens, the Giants will be thrust into another general manager search - perhaps the most important in franchise history. Kevin Abrams is a favorite going into any general manager search. He's been with the organization since 1999 and has served as their assistant GM since 2002.
Jan 8 As had been anticipated throughout the week, the season is over for New York Giants rookie Kadarius Toney. The team's first-round pick in the 2021 NFL Draft will not play in Sunday's season final due to a shoulder injury. Toney played in just 10 games. He had 39 receptions in 57 targets (a 68.4 catch percentage) for 420 yards, an average of 10.8 yards per reception. He did not score a touchdown.
Jan 7 Last year, Patrick Graham turned down an interview request from the Jets and instead signed an extension to remain Judge's defensive coordinator. Graham indicated he might be more willing to listen to interview requests this year.
Jan 6 Two weeks ago, Jake Fromm made his NFL starting debut when the Giants visited the Philadelphia Eagles. But he threw for only 25 yards while completing six of 17 passes and was replaced by Mike Glennon in the third quarter of the Giants' 34-10 defeat. The Giants scored only three points when Fromm ran the offense. Fromm gets another chance to lead the Giants to victory and to demonstrate that he is a better quarterback than his first start would suggest.
Jan 5 Giants' Isaiah Wilson experiment comes to a sudden end. Wilson, a 2020 first-round pick of the Titans, was released Tuesday after testing the patience of coaches behind the scenes ever since he arrived out-of-shape to join the practice squad in late September. Known to fall asleep in meetings, offensive line coach Rob Sale refused to answer a question about Wilson's development. Sale finally say that Wilson's path to the field required him to "be dependable." If it's his final chance in the NFL, Wilson, 22, will go down as an all-time draft bust. The Brooklyn native had more arrests (two) than games played (one) with the Titans, who traded him to the Dolphins in March.
Jan 4 Joe Judge's New York Giants got blown out Sunday in Chicago by a bad Bears team, falling to 4-12 on the season with one game to play. After being asked why fans should have faith in his guidance, the embattled coach spent 11 minutes of his postgame press conference impassionedly defending his tenure. Amid his response, Judge said plenty of former players called him to claim they missed playing for the Giants and soon-to-be free agents hoped to return.Jan 3 Giants lose to the Bears 29-3
On the Game - Game 16
Gamegirl ..."This game was a worst disaster than I thought it would be..."
Mikefan ..."Mike Glennon was in for the whole game, but he completed only four passes..."
Instant Analysis: Giants fall to Bears, 29-3
Giants get obliterated as offense looks worse than ever
Giants report card: This is a lousy product
Giants fans: Stop watching this team
How is Joe Judge's job safe with the Giants?
Joe Judge goes on long, expletive-filled rant after 29-3 loss to Bears
Giants' offense pitiful once again in 29-3 loss to Bears
2 Game 16 Preview - Giants
(4-11) Bears (5-10)
Report - Giant fans have had to learn, sometimes painfully, that there are
other things to bring satisfaction and happiness to their lives besides victories.
At this point, almost anything. OK, now to the first of the two remaining games
of the season, Sunday in Chicago (1 p.m. ET) against the 5-10 Bears. Since the
Giants are 4-11, and since they own Chicago's first-round draft pick, it would
be in their best interests to win this one.