Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Giants QB Eli Manning's preseason full of struggles up the middle

Eli Passing Graphic.jpg
A graphic look at Eli Manning's preseason
BY Mike Garafolo - Star Ledger 8/31/11

Giants' Barden, Koets on PUP list after first cuts; roster now down to 85

ramses barden.JPG
Ramses Barden (13) works out on a stationary bike during the preseason.
By Zach Berman - Star Ledger 8/30/11

Giants QB Eli Manning not worried about his own preseason struggles or that of his team

Giants quarterback Eli Manning can't be rattled simply by a poor preseason.
Giants quarterback Eli Manning can't be rattled simply by a poor preseason.
By Ralph Vacchiano - NY Dailynews 8/31/11

Storm schedule switches may force Coughlin to sit Giants starters

New York Giants coach Tom Coughlin
New York Giants coach Tom Coughlin
By Bart Hubbuch - NY Post 8/31/11

Giants returner muffing chance

By Bart Hubbuch - NY Post 8/31/11

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Predicting the Final 53-man Roster

By Pat Traina - InsideFootball.com

Giants vs. Jets: Giants' defense makes a strong showing in preseason loss

Giants vs. Jets preseason game. 8-29-11.
By Zach Berman - Star Ledger 8/30/11

Giants vs. Jets: Tom Coughlin upset with Brandon Jacobs, Deon Grant

Giants vs. Jets preseason game. 8-29-11.
The Giants' Devin Thomas (15) fumbles a kickoff in the first half. The New York Giants hosted the New York Jets at MetLife Stadium. EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ 8/29/11 (Tim Farrell/The Star-Ledger)
By Mike Garafolo - Star Ledger 8/30/11

Giants shouldn't panic yet, but Eli Manning's decision-making must improve to have shot at playoffs

Eli Manning and Plaxico Burress talk on the field after Monday night's game. The former teammates have forgettable stat lines - Manning throws two INTs and Burress finishes with no catches.
Eli Manning and Plaxico Burress talk on the field after Monday night's game. The former teammates have forgettable stat lines - Manning throws two INTs and Burress finishes with no catches.
By Gary Myers - NY Dailynews 8/30/11

Hakeem Nicks provides glimmer of hope in Giants' 17-3 loss to Jets at MetLife Stadium Monday night

New York Giants wide receiver Hakeem Nicks (l.) breaks out of an early preseason slump with five catches for 71 yards against Darrelle Revis (r.), Antonio Cromartie and the Jets secondary.
New York Giants wide receiver Hakeem Nicks (l.) breaks out of an early preseason slump with five catches for 71 yards against Darrelle Revis (r.), Antonio Cromartie and the Jets secondary.
By Kevin Armstrong & Ebenzer Samuel - NY Dailynews 8/30/11

Rex's Gang makes Giants QB look green

MUFFS AND FISTICUFFS: In addition to a two-interception, no-TD game from Eli Manning, the Giants made numerous mistakes in their 17-3 loss to the Jets last night at MetLife Stadium, including this muffed punt (above) by Jerrel Jernigan (12) and a fight between Brandon Jacobs and the Jets' Muhammad Wilkerson that ended with both ejected.
MUFFS AND FISTICUFFS: In addition to a two-interception, no-TD game from Eli Manning, the Giants made numerous mistakes in their 17-3 loss to the Jets last night at MetLife Stadium, including this muffed punt (above) by Jerrel Jernigan (12) and a fight between Brandon Jacobs and the Jets' Muhammad Wilkerson that ended with both ejected.
By Paul Schwartz - NY Post 8/30/11

Big Blue's Mann of the hour far from 'Elite'

CLUELESS JOE: Eli Manning looks dazed and confused after being sacked during the second quarter of the Giants' 17-3 loss to the Jets last night at MetLife Stadium.
CLUELESS JOE: Eli Manning looks dazed and confused after being sacked during the second quarter of the Giants' 17-3 loss to the Jets last night at MetLife Stadium.
By Steve Serby - NY Post 8/30/11

Isn't that special? Big boo for Giants' kick, punt teams

Domenik Hixon Domenik Hixon #87 of the New York Giants runs back a kick off for a first quarter touchdown as he eludes AJ Davis #37 of the Cleveland Browns on August 18, 2008 at Giants Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey.
By Paul Schwartz - NY Post 8/30/11

Burress, Eli held movie pow-wow

By Brian Costello - NY Post 8/30/11

Monday, August 29, 2011

Victor Cruz, the Giants' 2010 preseason sensation, is more secure on roster, still senses urgency

Victor Cruz receives first crack at locking down the Giants' No. 3 receiver spot.
Victor Cruz receives first crack at locking down the Giants' No. 3 receiver spot.
By Ebenezer Samuel - NY Dailynews 8/29/11

Free Parking for Tonight's game vs. Jets

Due to the issues with mass transportation, as well as road closures, as a result of the aftermath of Hurricane Irene, the Giants have announced that parking will be free for tonight’s 7 p.m. game against the Jets.

By Giants.com 8/29/11

Three things to watch for New York Giants and Jets in preseason meeting at MetLife Stadium

Eli Manning has not thrown a touchdown pass yet this preseason. Who knows whether he'll yearn for 2007 when he sees former teammate Plaxico Burress (below) in a Jets uniform.
Eli Manning has not thrown a touchdown pass yet this preseason. Who knows whether he'll yearn for 2007 when he sees former teammate Plaxico Burress (below) in a Jets uniform.
By Ralph Vacchiano - NY Dailynews 8/29/11

Rex Ryan, Tom Coughlin have much to learn about starters in Monday night Giants-Jets preseason game

Jets coach Rex Ryan (l.) and Giants coach Tom Coughlin know their December meeting is the one that really matters, but that doesn't mean they can't use Monday night's game to their advantage.
Jets coach Rex Ryan (l.) and Giants coach Tom Coughlin know their December meeting is the one that really matters, but that doesn't mean they can't use Monday night's game to their advantage.
By Gary Myers - NY Dailynews 8/29/11

Giants' objectives for preseason game vs. Jets

WAIT AND SEE: After tonight's game with the Jets, the Giants are hoping Eli Manning (above) will get on track, Aaron Ross  will prove he's a starter and Antrel Rolle  smoothly transitions to nickel back.
WAIT AND SEE: After tonight's game with the Jets, the Giants are hoping Eli Manning (above) will get on track, Aaron Ross will prove he's a starter and Antrel Rolle smoothly transitions to nickel back.
By Paul Schwartz - NY Post 8/29/11

Giants and Jets' coaches still looking to answer important questions

KEY PLAYERS: The Giants will be depending on the reconstructed knee of Domenik Hixon to fill the void left by Steve Smith at wide receiver.
KEY PLAYERS: The Giants will be depending on the reconstructed knee of Domenik Hixon to fill the void left by Steve Smith at wide receiver.
By Steve Serby - NY Post 8/29/11

Rosenfels could lose Carr race

By Paul Schwartz - NY Post 8/29/11

Three Giants to watch tonight vs. Jets

Travis Beckum
By Paul Schwartz - NY Post 8/29/11

Sunday, August 28, 2011

New York Giants: 5 Starters Who Must Step Up in the Team's 3rd Preseason Game

CHARLOTTE, NC - AUGUST 13:  Eli Manning #10 of the New York Giants against the Carolina Panthers during their preseason game at Bank of America Stadium on August 13, 2011 in Charlotte, North Carolina.  (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)
By Jeff Shull - Bleacher Report 8/28/11

Giants' Justin Tuck uses hustle to lead battered defense

Giants Justin Tuck.JPG
Giants defensive end Justin Tuck closes in on Sage Rosenfels during camp in East Rutherford this summer.
By Mike Garafolo - Star Ledger 8/28/11

Giants drawing on past travel adjustments to deal with Hurricane Irene

$$4SPGIANTSMURRAY.JPG
After an added practice today, Giants coach Tom Coughlin gave his players Sunday off to deal with Hurricane Irene. They'll reconvene on Monday in preparation for the preseason game against the Jets.
By Mike Garafolo - Star Ledger 8/28/11

Final tuneup for Giants' front-line players

GETTING ON TRACK: Not taking any chances with his regular starters, coach Tom Coughlin said tomorrow's game against the Jets will be the final time Eli Manning (above) and the Giants' offense will play this preseason.
GETTING ON TRACK: Not taking any chances with his regular starters, coach Tom Coughlin said tomorrow's game against the Jets will be the final time Eli Manning (above) and the Giants' offense will play this preseason.
By Paul Schwartz - NY Post 8/28/11

Giants Hall of Famer Carson tackles concussion problems in new book

THERE’S SOMETHING ABOUT HARRY: Former Giants linebacker Harry Carson, whose punishing style of play helped earn him a spot in the Hall of Fame, discusses his battle with Post-Concussion Syndrome in his book, “Captain for Life: My Story as a Hall of Fame Linebacker,” which will be released on Tuesday.
THERE’S SOMETHING ABOUT HARRY: Former Giants linebacker Harry Carson, whose punishing style of play helped earn him a spot in the Hall of Fame, discusses his battle with Post-Concussion Syndrome in his book, “Captain for Life: My Story as a Hall of Fame Linebacker,” which will be released on Tuesday.
By NY Post 8/28/11

Serby's Sunday Q&A with ... Jonathan Goff

By Steve Serby - NY Post 8/28/11

Saturday, August 27, 2011

Giants rookie Da'Rel Scott doesn't let personal tragedy stop him from chasing his NFL dream

New York Giants rookie Da'Rel Scott, the fastest running back at the NFL's scouting combine, is on the roster bubble with Big Blue.
New York Giants rookie Da'Rel Scott, the fastest running back at the NFL's scouting combine, is on the roster bubble with Big Blue.
By Ralph Vacchiano - NY Dailynews 

Giants S Antrel Rolle expects to play nickel cornerback

rolle092110.jpg
Giants safety Antrel Rolle will see time as the nickel cornerback.
By Zach Berman - Star Ledger 8/27/11

Giants' Brandon Jacobs okay with comments by Jets coach Rex Ryan

Giants Brandon Jacobs.JPG
"It's good to have confidence," Giants running back Brandon Jacobs said of the Jets. "It's good for them to come out every year and have that kind of confidence."
By Zach Berman - Star Ledger 8/27/11

Hurricane Irene postpones Jets-Giants preseason game to Monday night, 7 p.m., game will be on Ch. 4

Giants coach Tom Coughlin and Jets coach Rex Ryan will have to wait until Monday night for their teams to clash in the NFL preseason.
Giants coach Tom Coughlin and Jets coach Rex Ryan will have to wait until Monday night for their teams to clash in the NFL preseason.
By Ralph Vacchiano - NY Dailynews 8/27/11 

Giants' Ahmad Bradshaw nursing sore back, concerns coach Tom Coughlin, could sit against Jets

New York Giants running back Ahmad Bradshaw is unsure he will play Monday against the Jets.
New York Giants running back Ahmad Bradshaw is unsure he will play Monday against the Jets.
By Ebenezer Samuel - NY Dailynews 8/27/11

Delayed by Hurricane Irene, Giants, Jets ready to compete for 'Snoopy' and hearts of New York

Jets QB Mark Sanchez (l.) and Giants QB Eli Manning (r.) pose at a promo event for MetLife.
Jets QB Mark Sanchez (l.) and Giants QB Eli Manning (r.) pose at a promo event for MetLife.
By Kevin Armstrong - NY Dailynews 8/27/11

Friday, August 26, 2011

RB Ahmad Bradshaw still not fully healthy, highly unlikely to play Saturday

By Ebenezer Samuel - NY Dailynews 8/26/11

Is The Luster Lost For This Year’s Jets-Giants Preseason Clash?

(credit: Andrew Burton/Getty Images)
By Peter Schwartz - NY Post 8/26/11

Madden NFL 12 Franchise Mode Impressions

After taking a year off from improvements EA Sports made a strong effort to deliver with Franchise mode in Madden NFL 12 and have succeeded in doing so. With expanded rosters and cut days, scouting for the draft, a new free agency system, and improved logic in several areas Franchise mode is more compelling than ever. 
By PastaPadre.com 8/26/11

Giants' Victor Cruz aiming to make progess in critical role at wide receiver

Giants Victor Cruz.JPG
The Giants' Victor Cruz makes a catch in the first half of Monday's 41-13 preseason victory over the Chicago Bears.
By Mike Garafolo - Star Ledger 8/26/11

Giants' Hakeem Nicks makes a stellar one-handed catch to fire up his teammates in practice

1+GIANTS+FARRELL.JPG
Giants wide receiver Hakeem Nicks used two hands to grab this pass earlier in training camp but needed only one to make a spectacular reception today in practice.
By Mike Garafolo - Star Ledger 8/

Giants-Jets game moved to 2 p.m. Saturday because of Hurricane Irene

5 spStadium FARRELL.JPG
The Giants-Jets game will be played at 2 p.m. Saturday, not at 7 p.m. as originally scheduled.
By Zach Berman - Star Ledger 8/26/11

Giants' Brian Williams thankful for the opportunity to fill in at cornerback

Brian Williams Giants.JPG
Brian Williams, then with the Minnesota Vikings, intercepts an Eli Manning pass intended for the Giants' Amani Toomer in 2005.
By Zach Berman - Star Ledger 8/26/11

Giants' Brandon Jacobs ready to carry the load again at running back again as proven against Bears

Giants running back Brandon Jacobs rumbles for a score in a preseason game vs. the Bears.
Giants running back Brandon Jacobs rumbles for a score in a preseason game vs. the Bears.
By Ebenezer Samuel - NY Dailynews 8/26/11

Big Blue looking to silence big-mouth neighbors

By Steve Serby - NY Post 8/26/11

Bradshaw, Tynes likely to miss game vs. Jets

By Bart Hubbuch - NY Post 8/26/11

Giants' Dodge not giving up after Eagles disaster

FIGHTING BACK: Matt Dodge, who had a 63-yard punt in the Giants' exhibition win Monday night, is looking to make the team and bounce back from his disastrous short punt against the Eagles that DeSean Jackson (inset) returned 65 yards for a touchdown.
FIGHTING BACK: Matt Dodge, who had a 63-yard punt in the Giants' exhibition win Monday night, is looking to make the team and bounce back from his disastrous short punt against the Eagles that DeSean Jackson (inset) returned 65 yards for a touchdown
By Bart Hubbuch - NY Post 8/26/11

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Giants Kickoff Season with Real-Team Social Integration

Giants Become First NFL Team To Display Live Fan Tweets During Course Of Their Television Game Broadcast, Debuts This Saturday Against The Jets.

By Giants.com 8/25/11

Giants' Aaron Ross is getting a fresh start as starting cornerback

Aaron Ross Giants.JPG
The Giants' Aaron Ross is suddenly a starting cornerback thanks to series of injuries to his teammates.
By Mike Garafolo - Star Ledger 8/25/11

Giants' Michael Clayton praised by Tom Coughlin for play on special teams vs. Bears

spGIANTS23+FILE+MILLS+8.JPG
Giants wide receiver Michael Clayton celebrated a big hit against the Bears in Monday's preseason game. And today, coach Tom Coughlin celebrated his play.
By Mike Garafolo - Star Ledger 8/25/11

Jets' Plaxico Burress says he has 'no anger' towards Giants as he prepares to play his former team

Jets Plaxico.JPG
Plaxico Burress will face his former team when the Jets play the Giants on Saturday.
By Jenny Vrentas - Star Ledger 8/25/11

Giants coach Tom Coughlin wants fans to be nicer to punter Matt Dodge

20+GIANTS+FARRELL.JPG
Giants punter Matt Dodge was booed at home.
By Zach Berman - Star Ledger 8/25/11

In Reese We Trust Recent Posts

Pro Football Talk