Ben McAdoo spent the last few years coaching Aaron Rodgers with the Packers. Now he moves on to coach Eli Manning. Does he see any similarities between the two?
“I haven’t worked with Eli, so that’s hard to say,” McAdoo said. “But I do know this: They’re both Super Bowl-winning quarterbacks, they’re both highly motivated and highly competitive. I’m excited to be here and excited to work with...Read more »
Our friend (and former Giants reporter) Zack Berman in Philadelphia pointed out this morning that the Eagles now have their entire offensive line signed through the 2016 season. Must be nice. Because as I pointed out in contrast, the Giants do not have a single offensive lineman that they can ink into any starting spot for the 2014 season as of right now. Sure, Chris Snee wants to return for one...Read more »
It’s hard to get a good picture of what the Giants’ new offense will look like because we have no idea who will be playing in it. Well, we know Eli Manning and Victor Cruz will be, but beyond that there are a lot of questions.
One of the most intriguing positions on the Giants roster this offseason will be tight end, mostly because right now they don’t have one. At least not a dynamic one....Read more »
According to Pro Football Focus, Eli Manning threw for a total of 99 yards on screen passes in 2013. Ninety-nine yards. Not even the length of a football field in 16 games (well, 15 and a half since he left the finale with an ankle injury). It was one of the more frustrating aspects of the offense, that inability to make a relatively simple play function.
Ben McAdoo is going to change that....Read more »
JoJo Nicolas, a former University of Miami defensive back who was with the Giants as an undrafted free agent in training camp in 2012, died on Wednesday from injuries he sustained in an automobile accident on Tuesday in South Florida. He was 24.
Nicolas was driving his Lexus when he ran into the back of tractor trailer and was transported to the local hospital in critical condition. On Wednesday...Read more »
Even though they are unlikely to re-sign with the Giants, two veteran cornerbacks plan to continue their NFL careers. If, of course, they can find a team to take them.
Corey Webster and Aaron Ross, both of whom ended the 2013 season on injured reserve and both of whom will be free agents in March, are expecting to hit the market and play elsewhere in 2014. There had been some speculation that...Read more »
Indianapolis – The heir apparent to Hakeem Nicks is not so clear.
A year ago Giants general manager Jerry Reese said he thought that Rueben Randle had the makings of a future number-one wide receiver. Now, with Nicks about to bolt in free agency, Reese seemed to backtrack from that projection of Randle’s role.
“The jury is still out on that,” Reese said on Saturday at the NFL Scouting...Read more »
Indianapolis – Kevin Gilbride retired, you’ll recall. But Jerry Reese gave a strong indication that had he not made that decision the Giants would likely have had a new offensive coordinator anyway.
“It was time to make a change,” Reese said at the NFL Scouting Combine on Saturday.
As for new play-caller Ben McAdoo, Reese said he’s been impressed.
“He’s a bright guy, well-prepared,”...Read more »
Indianapolis – Promising that there will be “significant differences” on the roster in 2014, Giants general manager Jerry Reese spoke about some of the veteran players who are in one way or another on the verge of becoming former Giants. Among them are some mainstays on the team – Justin Tuck and Chris Snee – along with others such as Hakeem Nicks, Jon Beason and David Baas.
“It’s a big puzzle,”...Read more »
Indianapolis – Giants general manager Jerry Reese touched on the two big overarching topics of this NFL Scouting Combine when he spoke to the media on Saturday morning as only he can: Barely.
The first topic is Michael Sam, poised to become the first openly gay player in the NFL. Reese was asked if he’ll be accepted by NFL teams.
“I’m not talking about that,” he said. “If you want to...Read more »