T-Rock's Take on the Giants

Tom Coughlin on Ryan Nassib, Chris Snee and wide receivers

Giants quarterback Ryan Nassib throws a pass during

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ORLANDO, Fla. -- Last year’s battle for backup quarterback ended in a draw as both Curtis Painter and Ryan Nassib made the roster. That left the Giants with three quarterbacks on the roster for the first time since 2007. This year, Tom Coughlin would like to have a winner in that competition.

And even though the Giants re-signed Painter, it’s clear that Nassib has the edge.

"I think...

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Coughlin talks Tuck, Nicks

Tom Coughlin, left, talks with wide receiver Hakeem

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ORLANDO, Fla. -- Justin Tuck and Hakeem Nicks are no longer Giants, and the idea that the team let them sign elsewhere as free agents without much of a financial fight – and in the case of Nicks, not even an actual offer – would have been astounding just a year and a half ago.

Tom Coughlin spoke about both players at the NFC coaches breakfast on Wednesday morning at the NFL’s annual meetings.

First,...

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Coughlin catch-all: Eli, JPP, Tuck, etc.

Giants defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul raises his arms

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INDIANAPOLIS – We’re here at the NFL Scouting Combine to talk about the future players, but inevitably when coaches come to the podium questions turn to the players already on the roster. Particularly the ones who are coming off of injuries or heading into free agency. So here’s a roundup of the current Giants that Tom Coughlin spoke about on Friday:

ELI MANNING

“We’re very confident...

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Coughlin excited by learning anew with McAdoo

Tom Coughlin looks on during the second half

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INDIANAPOLIS -- New Giants offensive coordinator Ben McAdoo remains a man of mystery. He has yet to meet with the media since being named to his new position, so there are naturally lots of questions about what his schemes and play-calling will be like.

Since we can’t ask McAdoo, we’ll ask his boss.

“He, interestingly enough, does not describe himself as West Coast,” Tom Coughlin said,...

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Giants' offense not 'broken' but still needs fixing

Giants head coach Tom Coughlin, right, talks with

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INDIANAPOLIS -- Tom Coughlin and John Mara have agreed on a contract extension, but they do not agree on how to describe the disappointing 2013 season.

In the days after the season ended with a 7-9 record, Mara, the team’s co-owner, described the offense as “broken.” Since then, the Giants have revamped their offensive coaching staff. Coordinator Kevin Gilbride retired and long-time assistants...

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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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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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Giants clinch third place in NFC East!

Rueben Randle, right, celebrates his touchdown with tight

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Here’s some good news for Giants fans: Things can’t get worse! At least not in terms of the NFC East standings!

According to the Giants and the Elias Sports Bureau, the Giants will finish in third place in the division no matter what happens in the season’s final two weeks. It may have gone unrecognized at the time on Sunday, but here's the math from the team’s weekly notes:

“If they...

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Simms says Eli, Giants have hit 'rock bottom,' calls for 'big overhaul'

Phil Simms, guest host Dan Marino, left, and

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Phil Simms says Eli Manning and the Giants have hit “rock bottom.”

After Sunday’s 23-0 loss to the Seahawks in which the Giants’ quarterback threw a career-high five interceptions and set the franchise record for most picks in his career, Simms addressed the mess that his former team has become on today’s episode of NFL Monday QB on CBS Sports Network.

“Sometimes you just have to hit...

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Coughlin sticking with Gilbride as OC

Giants offensive coordinator Kevin Gilbride speaks with the

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Despite the first home shutout since 1995, the first season with two shutouts since 1996, a quarterback on the verge of setting the franchise record for most interceptions in a season and the first losing season since 2004, Tom Coughlin said that he’s sticking with offensive coordinator Kevin Gilbride.

Asked if he continues to have faith in his offensive coaches, Coughlin said simply: “Yes....

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