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Antonio Pierce to coach at Long Beach Poly

Former linebacker Antonio Pierce, who finished his career

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Once a Giants captain, Antonio Pierce’s new title will be “coach.”

According to multiple reports from California, the Super Bowl-winning linebacker will be named head coach of high school powerhouse Long Beach Poly at a press conference on Thursday afternoon. Pierce is from Compton and runs popular youth clinics in the Southern California area, but this is his first actual job as a coach.


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Many Super Bowl records set or tied

Seattle Seahawks' Cliff Avril celebrates after Super Bowl

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It was a blow out Seahawks win, but that doesn't mean there weren't some interesting records set during Super Bowl XLVIII:


Quickest Score From Start of Game – 12 seconds, Seattle

Most Playing Time In The Lead, Game, Team – 59 minutes, 48 seconds, Seattle

Most Completions, Game – 34, Peyton Manning

Most Receptions, Game – 13,...

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Eli Manning helping make Peyton Manning comfortable

Peyton Manning #18 of the AFC's Denver Broncos

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Eli Manning is doing everything he can to make his brother’s stay in New Jersey comfortable. It began last week when he took on the role of ticket wrangler for the long list of Manning family and friends and it culminated last night by making sure that Peyton headed into Wednesday’s first regular practice of the week on a full stomach. “He came over for dinner last night and I cooked him a...

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Giants name Craig Johnson running backs coach

Craig Johnson of the Minnesota Vikings poses for

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Craig Johnson was named the new running backs coach for the Giants, replacing long-time Tom Coughlin assistant Jerald Ingram, who was let go last week.

Johnson coached quarterbacks for the Vikings the last three years.

The only other current opening on the Giants staff remains tight ends coach. Mike Pope, who held that job with the Giants since 2000 before he was let go last week, was...

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Super Bowl fans will have warm hands

The frozen Great South Bay is viewed through

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If this week has taught us anything, it’s that the weather can vary tremendously at this time of year. One day we’re getting a snowstorm named Hercules, then we’re in an arctic vortex with single-digit temperatures, and the next (or at least a few days later if the Saturday forecast is correct) we’re in the 50s.

So no one can know what is in store for us on Feb. 2 when the Super Bowl rolls...

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Ben McAdoo added to Giants' list of OC candidates

Packers quarterbacks coach Ben McAdoo is a candidate

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Mike Sullivan interviewed for the Giants’ offensive coordinator position today, but he’ll apparently have to wait until the weekend to hear whether he gets the job or not. That’s because the Giants have lined up an interview with Packers quarterbacks coach Ben McAdoo for Saturday. McAdoo is the third known candidate on the Giants’ interview list. Besides Sullivan, the Giants will interview former...

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Marc Ross requested to interview for two GM jobs in one state

The Sunshine State is calling one of the Giants’ high-ranking officials.

The Buccaneers and Dolphins have both requested and received permission to interview Giants vice president of player evaluation Marc Ross for their vacant general manager positions, according to a source. Ross has overseen the scouting and drafting of college players for the Giants since 2008.

Ross has interviewed...

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Kevin Gilbride offers strong take on what went wrong in 2013

Quarterback Eli Manning of the Giants looks over

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Kevin Gilbride pointed to two areas as the reason for the Giants’ 28th-ranked offense in 2013: the offensive line and the wide receivers.

The line was clearly an issue as its lack of depth became exposed due to injuries. The Giants used seven different starting combinations and, had they played another game, would have gone to an eighth. That, Gilbride said, changed the way the Giants were...

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Antrel Rolle to receive Munson Award

Antrel Rolle celebrates a sack in the fourth

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Antrel Rolle will be honored at the 34th annual Thurman Munson Awards Dinner on Feb. 4.

The Thurman Munson Awards are presented for success on the field of play and philanthropic works off the field. Others who will be honored this year include Yankee outfielder Brett Gardner, Mets pitcher Dillon Gee, former pitchers and baseball broadcasters Jim Kaat of MLB Network and David Cone of YES Network,...

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Will Beatty has surgery

Giants tackle Will Beatty drinks water during team

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Will Beatty had surgery last week to repair the fractured right tibia he suffered in the regular-season finale, but he suffered no ligament damage to the knee and is expected to make a full recovery for the 2014 season.

The injury could put a dent in his offseason work, which Beatty said last month would be crucial to moving past a forgettable 2013 campaign. After signing a five-year, $37.5...

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