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Giants' Johnathan Hankins could quietly emerge among league's best DTs in 2015

In his second season in the NFL, defensive tackle Jonathan Hankins emerged as arguably the New York Giants' second-best defensive player, behind only Jason Pierre-Paul. Hankins' raw and advanced stats during the 2014 season were equally as impressive. Hankins finished with  7.0 sacks and 51 tackles in 2014. According to Pro Football Focus' game charters, he had the eighth-most defensive...
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Walter Thurmond: Tom Coughlin doesn't believe in new-age medical practices

Walter Thurmond was only a member of the New York Giants for one injury-riddled season, but that didn't prevent him from commenting on head coach Tom Coughlin's approach to injuries. Although Coughlin has been praised for changing his coaching style to align with the times, according to Thurmond, he refuses to accept some of the new sports science that has entered the game.After...
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Giants feeling more comfortable in second year in OC Bob McAdoo's system

New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning said during the team's minicamp that the offense has run a lot smoother in their second-year together. After a rough start in 2014, Manning and the unit started clicking once Odell Beckham Jr. arrived on the scene right before midseason and the return of Victor Cruz along with the addition of running back Shane Vereen has the group set...
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New York Giants: Can Rashad Jennings Carry The Load

When the New York Giants signed free agent Rashad Jennings before the 2014 season; it was under the assumption that the Giants were looking for an all-purpose RB that would flourish under newly hired OC Ben McAdoo. On paper, 2013 was clearly Jennings best overall production where he rushed for 733 yards on 163 carries and added 36 receptions for 292 yards in 15 games. Despite landing...
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Questions Loom for Victor Cruz as Training Camp Approaches

Last season, the offense took a huge leap forward, with Eli Manning having one of his best seasons as a pro. However, all of this success was, for the most part, without former Pro Bowl wide receiver Victor Cruz.Cruz, who has been a Manning’s favorite target and a staple of the Giants’ offense since 2011, tore his patellar tendon in week six against the Eagles. A devastating...
Via Pro Football Spot
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Steve Weatherford, Jason Kelce get into Twitter beef

New York Giants punter Steve Weatherford said some things last week about the Philadelphia Eagles’ quarterback situation that irritated a number of people. One of them was Eagles center Jason Kelce, and he let Weatherford know on Monday. During an appearance on WFAN’s “Boomer and Carton Show,” Weatherford compared Sam Bradford, Mark Sanchez and Tim...Read More
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Giants expecting big year from DT Johnathan Hankins after breakout season in 2014

New York Giants third-year defensive tackle Johnathan Hankins is ready to have a huge season under new defensive coordinator Steve Spagnuolo. Hankins, 6'2, 320-pounds, had a breakout campaign in 2014, totaling 51 tackles, 7.0 sacks, and a forced fumble in 16 starts in his sophomore season. His defensive line coach Robert Nunn said he surprised a lot of people last year, but...
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Eli Manning’s Agent on Client’s Contract Status: “The Quarterbacks Always Get Done”

New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning will be playing the final season of his six-year, $97.5 million contract. Manning and the Giants have yet to begin contract negotiations for an extension that would likely keep him with the team until he retires. However, Manning’s agent, Tom Condon, does not seem to be concerned about the lack of talks thus far: “The quarterbacks always...
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OL Weston Richburg back in wheelhouse at center

New York Giants second-year offensive lineman Weston Richburg played 15 games at guard in his rookie season but after the release of starter J.D. Walton, he's back at his natural position. "I am in control of things," Richburg said about playing center, via Richburg, 6'3, 296, will be leading a line that will feature five new players at the five line positions....
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Giants punter breaks down Eagles' QB situation

New York Giants punter Steve Weatherford recently spoke about new Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Tim Tebow. He’s clearly a supporter of Tebow’s off the field. “I’m the biggest Tim Tebow fan in the world,” Weatherford said in an interview on WFAN on Friday. “I mean, who wouldn’t want their daughter to date a guy like that?” However, when it comes to playing...
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Jason Pierre-Paul should contend for Defensive Player of the Year in 2015

All signs point to New York Giants’ defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul having a monster season in 2015. The sixth year pro has freakish athleticism, but has been inconsistent at times during his career. This year Pierre-Paul is angry and wants to get paid. The Giants used their franchise tag on Pierre-Paul instead of signing him to a long-term contract this off-season. Pierre-Paul...
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Landon Collins says his expectations for this season is winning Defensive Rookie of the Year

New York Giants safety Landon Collins knows that he has a lot to prove this upcoming season. Many knocked Collins during the draft process saying he was only a box safety. The Giants drafted him anyways with the belief that he was more than what people were labeling him as. Collins was at the Play 60 event at the NFL’s Rookie Symposium on Friday and was asked about his expectation...
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Odell Beckham Jr. throws heat from pitcher's mound (VIDEO)

It's become almost routine to see Odell Beckham Jr. showing off his all-around athletic skills on social media, but here's one that might make more than a few MLB teams take notice. Teammate Steve Weatherford posted an Instagram video of the NFL star smoking the plate with an impressive fastball at a New Jersey charity event. And, of course, OBJ hit a home run too. ...
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New York Giants 2015 RBs Are Not Earth, Wind and Fire

When the New York Giants added free agent running back Shane Vereen to a backfield that already included Rashad Jennings and Andre Williams, many speculated that this could be the triumphant return of the Earth, Wind and Fire running-back attack Giants fans grew to love a number of years back. Unfortunately for fans, it isn’t meant to be. This new trio of backs is not the second...
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Victor Cruz on His Return: “Either It’s Going to Make Me, or It’s Going to Break Me”

New York Giants wide receiver Victor Cruz is healing and rehabilitating from patellar tendon surgery that he underwent last October. Trying to prove that he can make a full comeback in less than one year, Cruz had this to say: “I knew I wanted that. I kept thinking, this is going to be big for me,'” Cruz told USA Today. “Either it’s going to make me, or it’s going to break...
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Victor Cruz: ‘I have a retooled mindset’

New York Giants wide receiver Victor Cruz said undergoing surgery to repair a torn patellar tendon is the toughest thing he has ever face. “You just don’t know anything at that point,” Cruz told USA TODAY Sports, recalling that mid-October day in Manhattan’s Hospital for Special Surgery. “It was a real dark point for me. But right then and there, I decided that I was...
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3 reasons to be cautious of taking Odell Beckham Jr. early in fantasy

The New York Giants will try to get back to the playoffs for the first time in four years whilst trying to break a streak of two consecutive losing seasons. With Victor Cruz back and Shane Vereen joining the team, the Giants offense looks to be locked and loaded for 2015. However, one can’t forget their stud sophomore receiver, Odell Beckham Jr. He could easily be the consensus...
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Eli Manning No Longer Most Important on New York Giants

New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning throws during an NFL football mini camp, Tuesday, June 16, 2015, in East Rutherford, N.J. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)’s Adam Schein recently named Eli Manning as the third-most fascinating player in the NFL for the upcoming 2015 season. He justifies this by saying that, “… Eli doesn’t let anything faze him, cares deeply about...
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Four smart offseason moves by New York Giants GM Jerry Reese

Earlier today our own Alex Hoegler wrote about Sports Illustrated giving the New York Giants a debatable B- offseason grade. It’s a theme that has been running all year, it seems. Everyone from ESPN to Pro Football Focus to your crazy cousin Josephine is giving the Giants poor-to-mediocre marks for what they have done since the close of 2014. Today we’re going in a new direction...
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Weston Richburg Is Ready To Be An Elite Center

With their second pick in the 2014 pick and 43rd pick overall, the Giants drafted center Weston Richburg out of Colorado State. Richburg was rank by many as the best center in that draft having started 45 out of 50 games at center in college. Coming into last season, the thought was he would be the starting center for the Giants. But instead, Richburg played left guard and J.D Walton...
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Odell Beckham Jr.: 'No problem’ with teammates over jokes

Some things Odell Beckham Jr. had to say last week about how it upset him that teammates were giving him grief and joking about his recurring hamstring injury became the source of a mini-controversy for the New York Giants wide receiver. But to hear it from him, he has no issue whatsoever with anybody on...Read More The post Odell Beckham Jr. says he has ‘no problem’ with teammates...
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New York Giants 2015 NFL Season Preview

Quarterback At this time last year, there was a good deal of concern about Eli Manning. He was coming off of a season in which he had a 69.4 QB rating, worst since his rookie, as he completed 57.5% of his passes for an average of 6.93 YPA, 18 touchdowns, and 27 interceptions. He graded out below average on Pro Football Focus for the first time since their origin in 2007, grading...
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Do the New York Giants Have One of the Top Offenses in the NFL?

New York Giants wide receivers Victor Cruz, left, and Odell Beckham Jr. stretch during an NFL football mini camp, Tuesday, June 16, 2015, in East Rutherford, N.J. (Mandatory Credit: AP Photo/Julio Cortez) Since winning Super Bowl XLVI, the New York Giants have failed to make the postseason and have seen their win total decline with each passing year. Offensively they’ve made...
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Eli Manning: Odell Beckham Jr. should lighten up over jokes

Odell Beckham Jr. sat out this week’s minicamp due a sore hamstring and he appeared to be generally irritated by the ribbing comments being made at his expense by his New York Giants teammates and coaches. Quarterback Eli Manning has one piece of advice for the talented, young wide receiver: Lighten up. “You’re not practicing,...Read More The post Eli Manning: Odell Beckham...
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No agent needed for New York Giants 1st round pick Ereck Flowers

When the news came out Thursday the New York Giants and their first round pick, Ereck Flowers, reached agreement on a contract, many news stories accurately pointed out the former University of Miami star did not use an agent in the process. One may think this is a bit peculiar, but, it really isn’t for a couple of reasons. Once the league and the players association finally had...
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11 days ago  |  Discuss

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