T-Rock's Take on the Giants
It was a blow out Seahawks win, but that doesn't mean there weren't some interesting records set during Super Bowl XLVIII:
SUPER BOWL RECORDS SET IN 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,...Read more »
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...Read more »
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...Read more »
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...Read more »
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...Read more »
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...Read more »
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...Read more »
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,...Read more »
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...Read more »
The Giants aren’t only going to be dealing with 24 unrestricted free agents this offseason. They could also be dealing with two of their highest-paid players who are already under contract for 2014.
Antrel Rolle and Eli Manning are scheduled to earn a combined $22.15 million in base salary in 2014 and count for a combined $29.65 million against the salary cap. If the cap remains the same as...Read more »