T-Rock's Take on the Giants
Remember yesterday when there were reports that Hakeem Nicks would be willing to play on a one-year “prove it” deal? Scratch that. And the idea that he would be open to a return to the Giants? Scratch that one too.
Oddly enough, the original report and the refutations both come to us via ESPN.
The latest is from today, when Nicks apparently spoke directly with Josina Anderson about where...Read more »
With the market price for cornerbacks becoming clearer – Sam Shields re-signed with the Packers for $39 million over four years tonight while Brent Grimes re-upped with the Dolphins for $32 million over four years – the player many believe to be the best available player at the position remains out there.
And the Giants are interested.
According to The Tennessean, the Giants are among...Read more »
Chris Snee’s contract will be restructured and he will take a pay cut. But it probably won’t happen before the start of the new league year on Tuesday.
The Giants’ don’t need to trim Snee’s number to get under the salary cap by that 4 p.m. deadline – they’re actually in very good shape in that regard – but they’d still like to save a few (million?) bucks on a player who they hope will be but...Read more »
The Giants have re-signed a middle linebacker before he was able to hit the market for free agency. It’s just not the one that many expected.
Mark Herzlich agreed to a new contract, ensuring his return for a fourth season with the team. Herzlich was to become a restricted free agent on Tuesday, and while the terms of his deal were not announced, it is believed to be a one-year agreement for...Read more »
Jameel McClain announced that the Giants will soon be hosting a free agent linebacker: Jameel McClain.
The 28-year-old former Raven who was waived last month visited with the Bills on Wednesday and, while talking to reporters up there, made it known that his next stop will be with the Giants.
“This is the first visit and then I go to the Giants,” McClain told Bills reporters, per the...Read more »
The Giants have put a right-of-first-refusal tender on Spencer Paysinger, according to his agent, making it most likely that the versatile linebacker will return to the Giants in 2014.
The restricted free agent will be allowed to accept offers of more than $1.431 million – the salary assigned for ROFR tenders – from other teams during the free-agency period that begins on March 11. The Giants...Read more »
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 »