Rock: Play-calling duties might save Daboll's job with Giants

A year ago he was the reigning Coach of the Year coming off a playoff season. Now he may be coaching for his job. So he's changed. So far.

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Rock: Rodgers passes on lesson Jets OT Smith was teaching

While one future Hall of Famer was getting his work in at minicamp, the other was off doing something he decided outweighed his obligation to the Jets.

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Rock: Here's how the Giants can quiet the Eagles' zingers

Sirianni's "We got your best player" zinger may be just the start of it this season.

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Rock: Could the Jets be the ones to break the NY sports hex?

If the Yankees can't pull it off this fall, guess which team is waiting in the on-deck circle?

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Rock: Giants fans shouldn't be surprised to see Lock at QB

"He's done a great job in the meetings. He's improved every day. We're happy we have him," coach Brian Daboll said of Drew Lock, who could give Daniel Jones a run for the role of starting QB.

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Rock: The significance of an insignificant moment for Rodgers and Jets

Aaron Rodgers went to the sideline for a brief moment as trainers helped him something. It was a reminder of the stakes for these Jets. 

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Rock: Rodgers & Jets — how focused on team is the QB?

Just how much he can turn off and ignore that other side of his innermost soul though, that siren's call for attention, oration, dissertation, conspiracy and conflict that drives him to make the non-football appearances and statements he so often does, remains to be seen.

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Rock: Nubin shows leadership skills in Giants rookie minicamp

General manager Joe Schoen called his character, smarts and communication "elite."

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Rock: Winners and losers from NFL Draft

Caleb Williams, the Atlanta Falcons, the Buffalo Bills and more from this year's draft.

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Rock: Douglas turning Jets' roster around

He has shored up the offensive line, receiver corps and backup QB through free agency and the draft.

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Rock: Giants' pick of Malik Nabers a double win for Daniel Jones

Not only does Jones get to keep his job for the foreseeable future, he also gets a top-tier receiver.

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Rock: To QB or not to QB? No one has any idea.

They may be the top QBs before the draft, but there's no guarantee they'll even be with that team in a few seasons.

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Rock: Giant decision for GM — stay with Jones or draft QB?

The first round of this draft is a referendum on what the franchise's top decision-maker truly, honestly, unabashedly thinks about Daniel Jones.

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LI to Pitt to NFL: Goncalves awaits call of the draft

If not for a toe injury that cut short his senior season, offensive lineman Matt Goncalves believes he would go in the first round. 

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Rock: O.J. Simpson had biggest fall from grace in sports history

Simpson is a reminder the athletes we treat as deities are, in fact, people. Athletes can be perfect, but people are almost always flawed.

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Rock: Giants going all-in on scouting quarterbacks

Coach Brian Daboll and GM Joe Schoen have been to pro days, have hosted others and it feels as if Big Blue could draft another QB next month.

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Rock: Who won, lost first week of NFL free agency?

Three bird teams top our list of winners, and the Giants fly into the top 5 as well. 

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Rock: Ex-Giant Barkley still looks a bit blue

Once Saquon Barkley gets a sense of what running behind a strong offensive line feels like, it certainly will lift his spirits. On Thursday, though, there was a palpable weight on the running back.

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Rock: Can Burns revive Giants' legacy of ferocious pass-rushers?

Burns becomes the first huge, tenure-defining outside acquisition for general manager Joe Schoen. If Burns comes up shy of expectations, it will be a big black eye for Schoen. If he exceeds them? Both will reap the benefits and the adulations.

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Rock: Angry that Barkley is an Eagle? Blame NFL, not Giants

In today's game, big players are always changing teams, and it's just a part of the business. 

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Rock: Giants in market for new face of franchise

If both Saquon Barkley and Xavier McKinney leave in free agency, who will Joe Schoen and Brian Daboll pick to be next voice of locker room?

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Rock: New cap numbers don't drastically alter plans for Giants, Jets

$30.6 million increase from last season could result in inflated prices for players and increased market competition.

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Rock: It's Mahomes' world, and 31 other teams are just trying to live in it

Until Patrick Mahomes stops being Patrick Mahomes, the rest of the NFL has some work to do to catch KC.

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Rock: Mahomes adds to his legacy and game ultimately lives up to all the glitz

The win gave six-year starter Patrick Mahomes a third title in the last five years and made him the first to go back-to-back since Tom Brady did it after the 2003 and 2004 seasons.

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Rock: Repeat after me . . .  don't bet against Patrick Mahomes

As we learned last year, reigning champs always step up when they're doubted, and they'll do it again Sunday.

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Rock: Eli Manning had quite the career, but was it Hall of Fame-worthy?

Eli Manning's legacy is on the clock. Did he do enough to make the Hall?

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Rock: Hempstead's Donovan Smith right at home with KC

Team's director of pro personnel Tim Terry, like Smith, grew up in Hempstead. While Terry had long had his eye on Smith and followed his career — both as a fellow LIer and as part of his job — Smith didn't know about Terry or their shared background.

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Rock: How Logan Ryan found his way to Super Bowl LVIII

Former Giants safety got the call, worked out on a family cruise, then flew to San Fran and made an immediate impact

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Rock: Kelce is a star, but Swift brings him new levels of attention

This Super Bowl isn't making Travis Kelce a star. If anything, he and Taylor Swift are bringing their new level of stardom to it.

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Rock: Sorry, but having same teams in Super Bowl all the time is boring

We know all the main players and storylines already; it's time to get some fresh faces in the sport's biggest game.

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Rock: Spags still has that swag, and it's paying off in KC

Former Giants defensive coordinator leads one of best units in the NFL, and his players love him.

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Rock: It doesn't get much better than Mahomes vs. Jackson

The AFC Championship Game should be a treat for football fans.

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Rock: Gap between Giants and Cowboys/Eagles is shrinking, no thanks to Big Blue

After first-round playoff exits, Dallas and Philadelphia are coming back to the pack.

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Rock: Exactly a year from now, Giants and Jets will be making more noise

Maybe one or both will make the playoffs . . . and if not, expect sweeping changes.

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Rock: Jets would be foolish to just forget about this season

There are valuable lessons to be learned from 2023 that  the entire organization would be wise to heed.

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Rock: If this is it for Belichick, Jets thrilled to get last laugh

The Jets handed the legendary New England coach his record 165th regular-season loss in what may be his Patriots finale.

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Rock: And the NFL Awards go to . . . 

Joe Flacco doesn't get our vote for Comeback Player of the Year, but he's definitely the NFL's Story of the Year.

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Rock: Giants' QB of future? Time for Schoen to shine

Which young arm in the draft will be his Josh Allen in Big Blue?

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Rock: Hall sees big things for self, Jets in 2024

The running back  finally will  be able to spend the offseason working to improve after spending last offseason recovering from a knee injury.

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Rock: Sterling Shepard's bittersweet farewell

The Giants WR said he wants to be remembered more for his "character than my play on the field."

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Rock: Imagine if Belichick Era ends with loss to Jets?

In a lost season for Gang Green, snapping their 15-game skid in what could be Patriots coach's finale would be so sweet. 

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Rock: Giants again are own worst enemy in loss

Every time the Giants made something positive happen on Sunday, it was counterbalanced by the weight of incompetence from a penalty, a missed throw or a baffling coaching decision.

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New Year's resolutions for Jets and Giants

Beat those rivals, earn a home playoff game, fix the O-lines and enough with the penalties!

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Rock: Gang Green with envy while watching Browns clinch playoff spot

Making it more maddening was the sight of former Jet Joe Flacco leading the way for the Browns.

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Rock: Even without Rodgers, Jets remained in prime time

Despite all the machinations that the brokers have implemented to shuffle the schedule around and avoid eyesore matchups in these marquee platforms, at no point were the Jets bumped.

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Rock: Jets need to prioritize wins over draft spot

With Aaron Rodgers returning in 2024, the Jets will help their future more by learning to win now.

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Rock: Another year, another Giants loss in Philadelphia

The real takeaway from the 33-25 loss was that it ended, ultimately, eventually, predictably, just like every other trip the Giants have made to Lincoln Financial Field for the past decade.

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Rock: Cobb, Rodgers won't have the magic walk-off they did as Packers

Receiver has done little without his buddy playing this season, and it's unlikely he will be with Jets next year. 

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X's & No's: Hackett, Jets need to learn from playbook misreads

Even the offensive coordinator himself struggled to come up with any actual progress or positives to take away from a forgettable 2023 campaign.

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Rock: Pugh wants nothing more than to win in Philly

Pugh is glad to be going to the city he calls both home and his favorite road destination in the league. And it's where he most wants to win.

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Rock: Jets need to stop kidding themselves with QB talk

They need way more than Aaron Rodgers going forward to turn things around.

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