T-Rock's Take on the Giants
So, Eric Ebron … about those drops?
“I do not drop too many passes,” the tight end from North Carolina -- and, some people seem to believe, future Giant – said at the NFL’s Play 60 event in New York on Wednesday. “I had a rough sophomore year, yeah. I learned a new system. My junior year I only dropped four passes out of 63. Big whoop!”
It became a bit of a bigger whoop when he dropped...Read more »
The sanctity of the Giants’ war room is about to be breached.
This week, for the first time ever, cameras will be placed inside the team’s sanctuary to record and broadcast the goings-on as John Mara, Jerry Reese, Tom Coughlin and their assembled advisors determine who they will be selecting in the NFL Draft. The Giants will be one of 16 teams to allow the NFL Network access to the decision-making...Read more »
Eli Manning updates can turn up in some pretty strange places. The latest one came today. From Peyton Manning. At Yankee Stadium.
"Eli feels good,” Peyton told reporters while spending some pregame time with the pinstripers this morning, according to our Anthony Rieber. “He was doing some light throwing the other day. Obviously, just upper body. He's disappointed he has to miss some of the...Read more »
There are two ways to get to the NFL Draft. The first is to be genetically gifted as one of the most athletic human beings on earth, work hard to chisel your body into shape, play anywhere from two to four years of college football at an incredibly high level, and get yourself invited by the Commissioner to sit in the green room and wait to hear your name called.
The second way is much easier....Read more »
It wasn’t a perfect season, but you could make the case that Victor Cruz was the only fully functioning part of the Giants offense in 2013. There weren’t any salsas after September, he had the ball ripped from his hands in the critical Cowboys game in November, and he missed the final two games with a knee injury. But he also caught 73 passes for 998 yards – and would have had 1,000 yards if the...Read more »
The Giants also announced the finalized dates and times of their preseason schedule for 2014. It will look like this:
Sun., Aug. 3 vs. Buffalo 8 p.m. (HOF Game in Canton, Ohio)
Sat., Aug. 9 vs. Pittsburgh 7:30 p.m.
Sat., Aug. 16 at Indianapolis 7 p.m.
Fri., Aug. 22 at Jets ...Read more »
The Giants have known who they were playing in 2014 for a long time now, since the 2013 season ended in fact. But they just learned when they’ll be playing them, and some of those dates came as a surprise.
For instance, the Giants will not play a home game in the division until Week 12 when they host the Cowboys on Nov. 23. They open with a non-divisional game for the first time since 2010...Read more »
Osi Umenyiora and Hakeem Nicks are two of the marquee former Giants who pop up on the 2014 schedule, but they’re not the only ones. Below is a list of players who have ties to the Giants – some as star players, others simply as practice squadders – but are now playing on teams that will face Big Blue in the upcoming season.
Week 2: Arizona CardinalsTE Jake Ballard (NYG 2010-2011)K Jay Feely...Read more »
As you are no doubt aware, the NFL is going to announce it's 2014 regular season schedule tonight at 8 p.m., a big mega unveiling that will take up several hours of programming on TWO networks.
But the Giants' schedule slipped out a little early thanks to the folks at WFAN (the station that, oh by the way, broadcasts the Giants games). So since "da cat is outer da bag" as they might say on...Read more »
Jon Beason didn’t just sign a three-year, $19-million contract with the Giants this offseason. He negotiated it as well.
Beason represented himself in free agency, a rarity among players who often rely on agents to handle the dirty work of football business. The middle linebacker spoke about his DIY project on Tuesday.
“I think if you take the time to learn something, if you really put...Read more »